Editor’s Note: How COVID-19 Has Upended Our Lives

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Editor’s Note: How COVID-19 Has Upended Our Lives

Jessica Mason Pieklo

We take a look back at the year of COVID-19 and its impact on abortion, sex, power, and parenthood.

It’s been nearly one year since COVID-19 emerged and changed life as we know it. It is undeniable that life is different as a result of the virus. We take a look back at the year of COVID-19 and its impact on abortion, sex, power, and parenthood.

In South Dakota, the pandemic showed the rest of the country what a post-Roe America could look like as abortion access evaporated in the state, with the effects rippling across South Dakota’s borders.

A failed national response to the coronavirus meant conservative lawmakers focused on confirming more unqualified Trump judges rather than providing any economic relief to the millions struggling to stay afloat as the pandemic closed schools and businesses.

As hospitals filled with COVID-19 patients, birth centers have stepped up to fill the urgent need for pregnant patients to be able to deliver their babies safely.

And as an extended quarantine set in, sex workers adapted like so many of us did by moving their work online.

Navigating these professional digital waters can be tricky, to say nothing about navigating a socially distanced sex life, which is why we published this guide to sex in the digital world.

With the production and distribution of a COVID-19 vaccine on the horizon, the pandemic may be drawing to a close. The effects, however, will be with us for years to come, and we will continue to help you own your relationship with abortion, sex, power, and parenthood in a changing world.

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