Star Tribune: For women, 'The Handmaid's Tale' is a terrifying warning about 'traditional values'

By Jenna Ross
Star Tribune

Each Hour Redeem (Daylanne English)In the book’s early pages, a phrase describing “a return to traditional values” reverberated during the Reagan-era policies around family planning, said Daylanne K. English, the chair of the English department at Macalester College. One such policy: the rule barring federal funds from going to health providers abroad who talk to women about abortion.

“And now, of course, it’s relevant all over again,” English said. In an early executive action, Trump revived and expanded that so-called global gag rule.

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