“What Can We Do?”

It’s a difficult question asked by young women who will inevitably feel the impact of the Roe v. Wade decision.  They, themselves, may be affected and/or they’ll certainly know others who are. The issue is just too big to escape.

They ask of us who are older but not necessarily wiser:  “What can we do?”

And, I as one of those elders, have no answers. 

I know this, however.  Madeleine Albright said: “There is a special place in hell for women who don’t support other women.”   So, I say to those young women who are looking for answers:  “Do anything.  But do something.” 

The “something” doesn’t have to be momentous.  The Mister’s father was famous for saying:  “Many a mickle makes a mackle.”  While some of us who were new to the family were initially befuddled by that particular adage, we soon learned that it means that even “micro” responses can effect “macro” issues.

So, go ahead and put some “mickles” out there. “Mackles” are sure to follow.  Oh, and grab a few good men along the way. There’s no reason they can’t be part of the solution. This is NOT just a woman’s issue.