Sorry, but to me, this is a voice of privilege.

I do believe your blackness puts you in the category of NOT being anywhere near as privileged as white women, particularly white middle class women.

But you clearly fail to grasp that when it comes to the right to an abortion, women at the bottom of the social and economic ladder, which includes a whole hell of a lot of black women, WILL NOT BE ABLE TO TRAVEL across the country or even into the next state to get an abortion.

Moreover, you seem to have missed all the states intending to track and penalize any woman who travels to another state to get an abortion.

There is a HUGE financial cost for that travel as well as for the cost of the abortion and medical care. Then there's the fact that many low and even middle income women will not have the funds for said travel, much less paying for the abortion. Most of the women at the bottom do not have medical coverage, and even when they do it is limited. The state Medicaid programs can exclude paying for ANY abortion, including out of state.

Somehow methinks you are speaking from a position of significantly greater privileged, when intersectionality is taken into account.

Certainly a middle class black woman has significantly greater privilege even than a low income white woman if they live in an anti-abortion state. And lest you say "why the hell should *I* care?" those who will be denied abortions will be lower income black women as well.

Sorry, but you truly need to educate yourself as to the reality of this decision and how it will impact women whome you supposedly care about.



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Georgia NeSmith

Retired professor, feminist, writer, photographer, activist, grandmother of 5, overall Wise Woman. Phd UIA School of Journalism & Mass Communication, 1994.