Dear Supreme Court, Get Your Hands OFF My Body

Carrie Hayes
2 min readMay 3, 2022

The Draft Opinion re: Roe Vs. Wade

You can legislate my body the day that I can legislate yours

Tonight Rachel Maddow reported that the Supreme Court is preparing to overturn a woman’s right to privacy.

That women’s health care, that her right to health care has been so egregiously denied is shocking.

Thanks to the supreme court appointees made by the last two Republican presidents (neither of whom won the popular vote) women’s rights have slid back into the dark ages.

This is a very, very sad day, indeed. A woman is14 times more likely to die from carrying a pregnancy to term than she does if she terminates the pregnancy. The majority of women who seek terminations (ie abortions) in this country live below the poverty line and have already become moms. A woman who makes this decision does not do so lightly. Girls, who seek terminations will never be more vulnerable, more alone, than they are when they’re pregnant and they don’t know what to do. That a girl who’s been abused and violated will lose the power to exercise her right to an abortion, is unspeakable.

If the Supreme Court’s denying women their right to reproductive justice bothers you, PLEASE CALL YOUR SENATOR AND YOUR CONGRESSPERSON.





Carrie Hayes

writes historical fiction and is the host of the podcast Angry Dead Women.