Latest argument against abortion rights are “bogus,” says Stevenson

December 13, 2021 In These Times

Betsey Stevenson called Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch’s argument to the Supreme Court against abortion rights because combining motherhood and work is no longer a challenge “totally absurd," adding, "The idea that abortion has served its role because there’s no longer tradeoffs is bogus." Noting economic gains women have made by controlling fertility and attaining a college degree, she said, ​“What you would lose out on if you were unable to complete your college degree is greater today than it would have been 30 years ago. ​I don’t think there’s any reason to think that our times are so different than we wouldn’t see the reverse.”