With the current President demanding blind loyalty, the independence of the judiciary — both the Supreme Court, the highest court in the land, plus all the lower federal courts–is in jeopardy. Justice and democracy are hanging by a thread. Since 1973, Roe v. Wade–the only Supreme Court case that everybody knows by name — has saved the hearts, minds, and lives of countless women in America. Now Roe is hanging by a thread. States like mine are voting to defund Planned Parenthood and erode women’s right to choose and deny them access to the full range of health care options. Our President is nominating anti-choice judges to lifetime seats on the federal bench, who aim to chip away at, and ultimately decimate Roe. We must hang tough in demanding that privacy and reproductive healthcare are Constitutional rights.