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It’s not enough for abortion to be legal; It must also be accessible

By Lea Rose Emery

As the 45th anniversary of Roe v Wade passed just weeks ago, nobody was ignoring the elephant in the room — that is, that it’s forty-five years later and we still don’t have accessible, affordable abortion in this country. Yes, it is legal. At the bare, bare minimum, it is legal to have an abortion. A legal right to abortion makes it sound straightforward. If you have a right to it, you should be able to have one — right? But it’s just not that simple. Because although Roe v Wade still stands, though women still technically do have the right to do what they want with their own bodies, for some women that is only a technicality. The reality is far more prohibitive.

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