In her May 4 op-ed,

The Washington Post Sunday - - SUNDAY OPINION -

“Why shrink the big tent?,” Chris­tine Emba cre­ated a false dis­tinc­tion be­tween abor­tion rights and pro­gres­sive eco­nomic and so­cial jus­tice. The con­sti­tu­tional right to choose when and whether to par­ent is cen­tral to eco­nomic and so­cial jus­tice for women, and the elim­i­na­tion of bar­ri­ers to ex­er­cis­ing that right, in­clud­ing bans on abor­tion-care cov­er­age, is cen­tral to a pro­gres­sive vi­sion of the United States in which women are truly equal. There has al­ways been a di­ver­sity of per­sonal views about abor­tion among Democrats, but fidelity to a plat­form that sup­ports women’s re­pro­duc­tive rights, LGBT rights, racial jus­tice and other core rights must be the bot­tom line for any truly pro­gres­sive move­ment.

Sam­mie Moshen­berg, Alexan­dria

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