Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement and the likelihood that he will be replaced with an anti-abortionist will probably lead to overthrowing Roe v. Wade, and a blizzard of state laws banning abortion. What action can a woman take if she lives in one of those states and does not want a pregnancy? Nancy Reagan had the answer back in 1986 when she advised young people to “just say no” to drug use. Women should dust off that old slogan and repurpose it as follows:
To her spouse or partner: NO, we can’t have sex if abortion is outlawed.
To politicians who support anti-abortion laws: NO, I will not vote for you and I will work to defeat you in the next election.
To anti-abortionists in general: NO, you will not dictate my private life.