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Speaking at the Santa Fe Literary Festival, the author spoke about the erosion of women’s rights in America and the importance of staying hopeful.
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Margaret Atwood delivered a searing indictment of Republicans working to ban abortion at the Santa Fe Literary Festival on Saturday.
The two-time Booker Prize winner and author of The Handmaid’s Tale was given a standing ovation by attendees when she took the stage for a conversation moderated by literary editor and long-time friend, Amy Grace Loyd.
Taking aim at conservative justices and lawmakers who describe themselves as Constitutional originalists to defend overturning such legislation, Atwood said: “If you take the original Constitution [as it is and apply it], a lot of people are going to lose their rights, including all women.”.
On the first full day of the festival, Atwood spoke to a full room of over 900 people.
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