Today, June 24, 2022, Roe V. Wade died after a torturous yet productive life. Roe was imagined and born in a cloakroom of the Supreme Court on January 22, 1973, by a 7-2 decision. Just as her life began there, it also ended there almost 50 years later.
She is survived by a variety of anonymous offspring who declined to comment. Her alias was ‘reproductive rights’ but often operated under the pseudonym of Healthcare. Socially ahead of the times, she identified as a law. Preferred pronouns: me, my, mine.
But for those 50 years she lived large in society, clinics, side streets in neighborhoods and the minds of the American people. She was a force to be reckoned with. Nearly every Supreme Court nominee — or federal judge — was forced to swear on the altar of Roe Wade to protect her ceremonious existence, marinated in estrogen.
She led a…
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