The Spark

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.” — Karl Marx

Happy New Year!
(Maybe Not so Much for Women)

Jan 20, 2020

As many of us were celebrating the arrival of the new decade, Congress was ramping up their attack on women’s right to full healthcare choices. Over 200 members of Congress signed a letter to their wealthy friends on the Supreme Court, stating their desire to overturn Roe v. Wade.

Over the past year, women have had to go into the streets to protect the right to their own bodies. It looks like in 2020, women are going to have to do the same. The massive mobilizations of the 1960s and 1970s, the black movement, the anti-war movement, and the women’s movement, have provided us an example of what it will take to turn back these outrageous attacks.

Reprinted from newsletter at Blue Cross Blue Shield in Detroit, Michigan.