Human Parts
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This Is Us

Extreme longevity is a mixed blessing — at best

“Why can’t I just take a pill?” my mother has pleaded over and over since she turned 100. “I don’t want to be here anymore.”

It’s a perfectly reasonable question, with no good answer. And that’s just not fair. …

THIS IS US

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

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 of a rose on my forearm, which I got the day after…

Human Parts

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