These past days have been filled with various celebrations and remembrances of the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade. I am a (younger) baby boomer and my older “sisters” (women of this generation) rallied in the 60s to make the case that a woman’s right to choose should be legally protected and guaranteed.
The rallying call this week has been “trust women.” Trust them to make their own decisions about their health care, life choices, birth control and contraception, economical security and political directions.
Memories of the pre-Roe v. Wade movements to secure women’s rights are fading. An organized movement is spending billions of dollars to chip away women’s abilities to exercise their reproductive rights. Last year lawmakers passed 42 anti-choice measures in 25 states.
Statistics, fortunately, tell us that the “Millennials” – the up and coming generation is overwhelmingly pro-choice. Let’s hope they come of age politically before women are right back where we started from – back alleys and dangerous procedures.
To honor the past and herald the future I sought to captures a few faces of our “sisters” at the San Francisco herrising.
Both images were captured on my iPhone which is a good tool when you don’t want to stick an intimidating large DSLR in someone’s face.