America's need to showcase her indomitable spirit of heroism this July 4th celebration arrives mired by the two recent Supreme Court -- both highlighting a "war against women."
Other than the draconian jihad on women's rights that Republican legislatures have passed in both states, the two states have something else in common. They both border Illinois. Wisconsin to the north, Iowa to the west.
While Roe v. Wade guaranteed that abortion was legal in America, the last four decades have been a struggle to ensure access to that right. As clergy, I see this problem with a pastoral eye. How is it just to deny a woman access to a constitutionally-protected right simply because she is poor?
If we had elected a "Personhood President," there would be cause for great concern. As we head into the next four years, expect this contingent to continue to attempt to make personhood, not Roe v Wade, the law of the land.