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It has been less than two weeks since the US Supreme Court overturned Roe v Wade, in effect paving the way for individual states in the US to limit or ban abortion. Despite the leaked draft ruling in early May, I met the news on June 24 with a jump scare, followed by a deep, spreading despair. I couldn’t believe what I was reading.

I logged off and out of most social media and stuck to my inbox and writing tools instead. I can do that, as a nonpregnant person on the other side of the world from this slow-motion rights heist...

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