Amy Coney Barrett, the latest appointee to the U.S. Supreme Court, reminds me of Serena Joy Waterford, “the wife” in “The Handmaid’s Tale.” Let’s hope I’m wrong!
In the dystopian fiction, it was Serena who wrote the book, “A Woman’s Place,” that helped guide the course of the developing new society – Gilead – which successfully overthrew the United States. It was Serena, “the wife,” who believed she knew what was best for ALL women.
She may have had some second thoughts after she took the lash wielded by her husband, Fred – or maybe after her finger was chopped off for the crime of reading. But who knows? Maybe she was an insecure, low-self-esteem, mentally ill woman who felt she deserved everything she got. Serena wrote the book for ALL women. Who will write the book that will guide your life? — LMO
“With the U.S. Supreme Court mum, a new law went into effect in Texas that bans abortions after about six weeks of pregnancy. That’s well before many women even know they are pregnant…The law allows private citizens to sue abortion providers and anyone else who helps a woman obtain an abortion — including those who give a woman a ride to a clinic or provide financial assistance to obtain an abortion. Private citizens who bring these suits don’t need to show any connection to those they are suing….”