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GLAAD's Sarah Kate Ellis on Next Steps Following Roe v. Wade

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It’s been two weeks since the overturning of Roe v. Wade, but a sea of sadness still bleeds through the nation.The Advocate sat down with the CEO and president of GLAAD, Sarah Kate Ellis, to discuss a post-Roe v.

Wade world — one many saw coming but few believed would actually manifest.“Even though we saw it in black and white… we couldn’t imagine such an important piece of precedent being overturned,” Ellis shared, reflecting on her own reaction to the news.With the Fourth of July recently passing, the irony isn’t lost on Ellis.

As citizens celebrate the “freedom” of a nation, they are simultaneously forced to come to terms with the fact that their own freedom has been revoked.

Beyond being, what some deem, a “woman’s issue,” Ellis urges that this issue is really for anyone who “desires bodily autonomy.”“Whether or not you’re LGBTQ, female, trans, anyone who needs bodily autonomy, that has had it taken away or has had it policed by government, is in danger here.”Looking ahead, citizens are expecting the overturning of Obergefell v.

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