Letters, June 28
Threats beyond Roe v. Wade
Roe v. Wade is now officially overturned and women’s rights again shredded, leaving it up to individual states to rule on abortion. Some have already broadcast their hateful plans. But there’s more!
Many predicted that should the Supreme Court overturn Roe v. Wade, they’d go after other rights. The three dissenting justices agreed this could be the case.
Justice Alito dismissed that potential as unfounded, but fellow conservative Justice Thomas, in his concurring opinion, is paving the way, calling for the court to reconsider previous rulings concerning the 14th Amendment’s due process clause. He specifically called out three other cases — Griswold, Lawrence and Obergefell — which protect access to contraceptives, same-sex relationships and same-sex marriage.
So, has anyone reading this, anyone in Oregon, used contraceptives? Any same-sex couples here? Do you have friends in other states who appreciate these rights?
Overturning Roe v. Wade is an attack on women’s personal liberty and a shameful debacle of the court. Threats to other personal rights is now real. This is what happens when conservative Republican leadership is in control and purposely packs a conservative court. Vote blue in November! March! Protest! Write letters! Get them out!
Helping feed our community
The generosity of the Ashland community came through again at the June 2022 Green Bag Pickup.
Over 1,420 households left green bags on their doorsteps, filled with food, so that volunteers could collect and deliver those bags to the ever-growing need at the Ashland Emergency Food Bank. In addition, over 110 donors sent financial donations, almost $6,000, to supplement the food being collected. Thank you to all these donors!
Thanks to all the volunteers who greeted the drivers, unloaded the cars, sorted the food, then packed the food bank shelves. The numbers of those needing food in our town has expanded, and the Ashland Food Project is playing a big part in keeping the AEFB store shelves full.
Join us in becoming an Ashland Food Project donor. You want to help, we make it easy, six times a year. Sharing food, building community.
Amy Blossom and the board of the Ashland Food Project