I have experienced July 4 in the U.S. and while living overseas. It is interesting to get perspective on your country of origin when you no longer live there. It is equally interesting to not recognize your country when you are physically "back home." Today, on the heels of the Supreme Court shutting down official access to abortion (which access to essential medicines includes), I can't help but think of all the kinds of access we celebrate on this holiday. I've dug up an old poster I designed with the last words of each line from the Star Spangled Banner. We can do better. We can trust each other more when we respect each other more. We certainly can trust women and their healthcare providers more.
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