This week draws to a close an important and very emotional time in my life: the struggle for reproductive rights in my home state of Virginia. We spent countless hours strategizing, messaging, protesting, developing talking points, talking with legislators, pouring over building codes, facing down riot police…
…. and finally the components of TRAP laws that were shutting down abortion clinics are being retracted. This is a victory for the many, many Virginia women (and male and queer allies) who spoke in front of the Board of Health, put on house shows and events to raise awareness, sat through interminable planning meetings and generally did the hard work of actual organizing, which is much more difficult than shouting slogans.
Congratulations, VA. You win.
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