Women’s reproductive freedom is moving backward. Almost weekly

Women’s reproductive freedom is moving backward. Almost weekly
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“We mothers stand still so our daughters can look back to see how far they’ve come.” That quote from Barbie creator Ruth Handler — or at least the one written for the actress playing her — in the new “Barbie” movie had me reflecting on just how far we’ve come from my grandmothers’ generations. Sadly, when it comes to reproductive freedom, we’re moving in the wrong direction. One of my grandmothers was pregnant for a quarter of her life. The other, raised as a devout Catholic, knew only not to have sex until after marriage. In total, they had 20 births. My grandmothers lacked comprehensive sex ...

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