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Glamour Editor Encourages Women To Vote Because Politics Are Now ‘Personal’

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Women must vote in the midterms because politics are now personally affecting their right to have an abortion, Glamour’s editor-in-chief, who screamed with “joy and pride” when Ireland decriminalized abortion, wrote Tuesday.

Samantha Barry emphasized the importance of women voting in the upcoming midterm elections in order to protect the right to reproductive health, she wrote in her op-ed. Barry claimed Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh might try to overturn the Roe v. Wade decision, which could affect women in “deeply intimate ways.”

The right to terminate a pregnancy is an important factor for women to consider when voting in the upcoming midterms, Barry said. She added that one in four women in the U.S. will have an abortion in their lifetime.

“The Supreme Court can sometimes feel like an abstract institution, easily forgotten when you step into the ballot box. But the people we elect to the Senate decide who sits on the bench,” Barry wrote. “I believe every woman should be able to choose when and if to have a child. We as a country can’t take a giant step backward.”

Her magazine will publish a September issue called “This Time It’s Personal,” which will highlight concerns about women’s health in the upcoming midterms.

Barry noted that when abortion became legal in her home country of Ireland, she screamed with “joy and pride.” She noted that prior to abortion being legal in Ireland, women had to travel to England and the Netherlands to terminate their pregnancy. (RELATED: Woman Does A ‘Decolonizing’ Diet To Connect With Her Mexican Ancestors)

“There are many factors women will consider when they go to the polls in November,” she wrote. “The Supreme Court can sometimes feel like an abstract institution, easily forgotten when you step into the ballot box. But the people we elect to the Senate decide who sits on the bench. I believe every woman should be able to choose when and if to have a child. We as a country can’t take a giant step backward.”

September’s cover star is Tiffany Haddish, actress and author of her 2017 memoir “The Last Black Unicorn.”

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