The Abortion Awakening
By Susan Milligan
MARIAN LEVINE FAVORS abortion rights, and at 72 the D.C retiree has witnessed a time of no legal abortion, the 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling legalizing abortion and a series of state laws regulating or restricting the procedure in the decades following. But only after Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey signed a law this month outright banning the procedure – and threatening doctors with up to 99 years in prison for performing it – did the reality of a world without Roe really hit home for her.