Posted on 07/13/2022 at 02:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

The literary reactions continue to pour in to the US Supreme Court's overturning of Roe v. Wade, which established a woman's right to an abortion.

Margaret Atwood, author of The Handmaid’s Tale, recently went on social media to make her thoughts clear.

On Instagram, she posted an image of herself drinking from a mug that reads "I told you so" — a reference, obviously, to her dystopian novel featuring state-sanctioned forced pregnancies in a theocracy — and on Twitter, she explained that upon its release, people thought she was overreacting.

Other prominent authors speaking out, or, rather, writing out, include Elif Batuman, Lauren Oyler, and Rebecca Solnit.

They're among a number of London Review of Books contributors with essays on what the decision shows us about society and what it will mean going forward.

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