After Roe V. Wade: Lysistrata and Freedom

Alan Davis
3 min readJun 25, 2022

Your body, your choice.

Forcing an unwilling woman to continue a pregnancy before viability is not pro-life. It’s slavery.

If you want to have a child, give birth. Your business. Nobody else’s.

If you decide it’s best to abort, seldom an easy choice, have the abortion. Your business. Nobody else’s.

The states that make abortion illegal are in the same boat as North Korea, Russia, and Iran. Welcome to the club, boys. That tells us all we need to know about your moral nature.

If you oppose a woman’s right to choose, Putin is cheering you on; he salutes you as a treasured ally in the fight to turn every woman into a depository for a man’s seed and a reproductive machine with no will of her own.

If you’re in a state where men (and women who work for them) deny your right to privacy, go elsewhere to get it done and don’t talk about it unless you move to a ‘good’ state that protects your rights. Don’t be a martyr if your state is ‘bad.’

Good people, including thousands of ministers and lawyers and volunteers, will assist you and protect you. Just as an underground railroad fought the injustice of slavery, similar organizations are alive and well and growing by the day; they’ll help you travel and return. You have the right to travel freely and, of course (see #3, below), the right to relocate to any state if you wish to leave a ‘bad’ state for a ‘good’ one.

It’s also possible to have an abortion at home: see, for example, You can get good information at (Be careful: there are plenty of false flag websites, scammers with no real interest in your well-being.)

As for the actual Supreme Court decision, Clarence Thomas gave the game away when he suggested that gay marriage and contraception are next on his chopping block.

Contraception? Gay marriage? Who are these people?

They’re Puritans who want to control every aspect of your life. They can’t stand the fact, despite carping endlessly about freedom, that you can and should decide for yourselves how to live.

Let me be blunt: in their world — Brett Kavanaugh, remember, was credibly accused of alleged rape — a man leaves his bodily fluids where he wants but a woman, impregnated, is supposed to carry his seed to term. A machine to be used as men wish.

What’s next? Repeal the 19th Amendment that gives women the right to vote because such a right was not mentioned in the Constitution? That’s the standard that the cabal of bad justices used to overthrow the established precedent of Roe v. Wade.

It’s a bald-faced misuse of power. They know it. We know it.

What happens now?

  1. The 19th Amendment hasn’t been repealed — yet. Women have the vote. Use it.
  2. Pressure major corporations to relocate millions of jobs to ‘good’ states where personal choice still exists if ‘bad’ states don’t negotiate more reasonable legislation (such as a pro-life law that recognizes the humanity of a viable fetus but doesn’t pretend that an early pregnancy is the business of anybody but the pregnant woman).
  3. Relocate to ‘good’ states and deny taxes to ‘bad’ ones. If you live in a border city next to a ‘good’ state, cross the river and establish residency. Boom! You’re in a ‘good’ state without the need to relocate.
  4. There’s a fourth alternative. Women have the choice, as in Lysistrata, the ancient Greek comedy by Aristophanes, to deny sex to men in ‘bad’ states.

Tell your husbands and partners that there will be zero hanky-panky until your state guarantees freedom of choice. (If you wish not to deny yourselves sexual pleasure while your men, horny, howl at the moon, enjoy lesbian sex, whatever your orientation).

If they threaten you, buy one of those guns they love so much and keep it loaded.

Your body is off-limits to your men until they get right with God and admit that an early-term abortion (before viability) is a private matter between a woman and her doctor and, working beside you, pass legislation saying so.

There are many men who are your allies, but we can only assist you and point out one thing:

Your body. Your choice.