Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 #thecometiscoming
We were deeply saddened to hear the news about Savita Halappanavar – a woman who died after being denied a life-saving abortion in Ireland. There are too many stories like Savita’s out there and many countries – other than Ireland – where abortion remains illegal.
Remember Savita and the importance of access to safe and legal abortion in the United States and around the world. Please share this in support.
Monday evening I was watching the hurricane coverage on TV while reading my Twitter feed on my laptop and talking to my friend Workhorse on the phone. It’s getting crazy out there, we agreed, but he said he was making pasta and about to watch some stuff on his DVR. Then the lights flickered. “Uh oh,” I said. “The light just…” He interrupted: ”Oh my god. Oh no.” And then the phone went beep beep beep and we were disconnected. I texted him: Is your power down? are you ok? He replied: lost power… you? The tweets on my timeline came fast and furious: “all the power just went out below 34th street.” Workhorse, like many of my friends, was now in the Dead Zone. My lights, my TV, my computer, my power was still on. I didn’t realize it then, but I’d become a “have” in a city of have-nots.