Today’s Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade ended the federal constitutional right to abortion. Each state now has the power to legalize or ban abortion. Depending on where you live, you may no longer have the right to make an informed decision about your body. This feels scary to me as a mom of a teen heading to college, middle school teacher, and a human being. As I work to unpack my feelings about this big topic, we’re already talking about the Supreme Court’s Roe v Wade decision in our house.
Talking About the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade Decision with Kids
The magnitude of the decision brings up a whole host of emotions. Kids are perceptive. They’re likely to pick up on your feelings and have questions about your emotions.
Here are tips for how to have an age-appropriate conversation with your kids, resources to help you prepare for talking about this big topic, where to go to better understand the new laws in states around the country, and steps to take to protect data that could be used to against you.