The 37th anniversary of the Roe decision took place just days after CBS violated its own policy of turning down socially controversial ads to accept Focus on the Family’s anti-abortion rights spot (suspiciously, CBS would later announce a change in policy after accepting the ad). Jan. 22 was also the opening day of Scott Roeder’s trial for the murder of Dr. George Tiller, an abortion provider in Wichita, Kansas. NOW, Feminist Majority, National Abortion Federation, and others tracking anti-abortion violence recognize Dr. Tiller’s murder as domestic terrorism.
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In November of last year NOW posted a blog piece about legislation in Montgomery County (Md.) that would address Crisis Pregnancy Centers (CPC) and their practice of spreading misleading information about contraceptives and abortion services. NOW is happy to report that the regulation, introduced by Council member (and longtime NOW member) Duchy Trachtenberg, has been approved by the Montgomery County Council with a 7-2 vote.
There’s lots of news to report on feminist issues, so today I’m highlighting some of the more outrageous stuff, and tomorrow I’ll focus on the good news.
Good news items include NCAA pulling Focus on the Family web ad, Reid’s comments about domestic violence, women on submarines and the first woman to head an intelligence agency.
A few months have passed since Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.) roared “no federal funding for abortion!” while whispering under his breath, “and no women paying for it themselves, either.”
For an hour, they screamed insults at us, grabbed signs out of our hands, and shoved their signs in our faces. The insults were directed at our gender and age, calling us “sluts” and “whores,” speculating how many abortions we might have had and if we were pregnant at the moment.
TAKE ACTION:Please call your Representative RIGHT AWAY and tell her or him to vote NO on the anti-abortion, anti-woman Stupak Amendment. Then forward this message to everyone you know who supports women’s rights!
Make no mistake — if adopted in the Senate and included in the final bill, the Stupak-Pitts Amendment will be the worst setback to women’s constitutional right to abortion since that right was recognized in 1973.Amendment will be the worst setback to women’s constitutional right to abortion since that right was recognized in 1973
Mandating non-medical home visits for new mothers is an attempt to control women’s choices.
CPCs do offer pregnancy tests and counseling on abortion alternatives. What they don’t offer is abortion care, referrals or even accurate information pertaining to abortion or birth control.