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Rhonda Vonshay Sharpe

Focus the Abortion-Rights Fight on the Vulnerable

Pushing for stronger laws in a handful of states could help safeguard access for millions.

Safe state.

Safe state.

Photographer: Mario Tama/Getty Images

The overturning of Roe v. Wade is devastating for women across the country — particularly for those who live in states that don’t adequately protect their reproductive rights, and who lack the wherewithal to go elsewhere.

That said, all is not lost. By focusing on those places where they can make the most difference for the most vulnerable, activists can still improve on the horrible new status quo.