I want to talk about the anti-Roe tactic of laws that discriminate against women’s health care providers, not only undermining our right to privacy and autonomy, but also wrongly denying us the equal protection of the law.
Posts Categorized: Abortion Rights/Reproductive Issues
Simply the prospect of unruly protestors blocking doors is enough to keep women away from clinics that, in addition to abortions, provide essential and sometimes life-saving procedures like mammograms and pap smears.
In the past three years, extremist legislators at both the state and federal levels have done all they can to push women back to the days when rates of unintended pregnancy, infant mortality, and maternal mortality were high and desperate women died from unsafe abortions.
Just as the people protesting outside have a right to their free speech, the people entering the facility have a right to refuse to listen to that speech and not have it pressed upon them.
There’s a lot to be said for being able to trust that your community respects your capacity and your right to plan your own family and make your own health care decisions.
To this day, we remember the blood they spilled, the prison sentences they endured, and the victories they achieved.
Without the votes of women, the only people ever to be elected President of the United States would be white, middle aged men.
Both campaigns know they can’t win without strong support from women.
I don’t treat the anniversary of Roe v. Wade as a day of celebration. For the other 364 days in the year I celebrate that women have the options they do, and I lament the roadblocks partisan activists and politicians throw up to prevent women from having choices. To me, Roe day is about remembrance.
As NOW feminists, our goal is nothing short of radical inclusiveness, as we work to build an organization, a movement, and a society that values diversity and upholds respect for every single woman and girl, no matter where she comes from, what she looks like, where she works or who she loves.