i am an unrequited astronomer, pretend patient, gentle adventurer, pedal enthusiast, recovering calligrapher, occasional thespian and unfinished poet living in portland, oregon. contacting me via email is usually a good idea.
the house passed the "child interstate abortion act" yesterday, a bill that would make it a federal crime for anyone other than a parent to help a young woman cross state lines to get abortion services. the senate passed a similar bill in july. with only a few days left in this legislative session, it’s unlikely the house & the senate will manage to pass identical versions of the bill (which has to happen to get it to the president's desk), but it just means we'll have to fight this again in the next session, and despair in the meantime.
what would the world look like if women had the freedom to choose what was right for themselves? i'm beginning to forget. if it comes down to it, i'm volunteering to organize an underground abortion shuttle service.