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Choosing Scars

I’ve always assumed the right to change my body. With the fall of Roe v. Wade, my daughter won’t have that right.

Jude Ellison S. Doyle
Human Parts
Published in
6 min readDec 6, 2021

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One of many possible futures. Photo by Bigjom Jom on Shutterstock.

I’ve been thinking, lately, about who I’ve allowed to change my body. I don’t wear a wedding ring, though my husband wears his; I don’t like jewelry. It’s uncomfortable, and I always lose it. I have a tattoo…

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Jude Ellison S. Doyle
Human Parts

Author of “Trainwreck” (Melville House, ‘16) and “Dead Blondes and Bad Mothers” (Melville House, ‘19). Columns published far and wide across the Internet.