Marisa Sullivan never imagined this is a world she’d be living in.

The 36-year-old Jackson native said she comes from a long line of suffragettes who grew up discussing back alley abortions at the dinner table. But those were history lessons, not reality.

Roe v Wade protest

Hundreds of abortion access advocates flood the Jackson Town Square on June 24 to protest the U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade. Lisa Heslop, left, said she is willing to help women travel out of state for an abortion, similar to the work of Wyoming nonprofit Chelsea’s Fund, which has assisted 95 women so far in 2022. 

Roe v Wade protest

Pro-choice signs hang on the southwest antler arch near the end of Friday’s protest at Town Square.

Roe v Wade protest

Protesters single out Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, one of the six justices to overturn Roe v. Wade, at Jackson Town Square.

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Evan Robinson-Johnson covers issues residents face on a daily basis, from smoky skies to housing insecurity. Originally from New England, he has settled in east Jackson and avoids crowds by rollerblading through the alleyways.

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