“Women–and men–from across Virginia have been clear: they’re done with politically motivated bills that attack women’s health.”
South Dakota is already one of the most restrictive states for women’s health.
A Guttmacher Institute study released last week reveals that the abortion rate in the United States is at its lowest rate since 1973, when the Supreme Court recognized a woman’s right to an abortion in Roe v. Wade.
“All of these issues are related. A woman’s reproductive rights are just as related to how she can care for her family as discrimination in the workplace. Connecting the dots on women’s equality is important. “
Marlise Munoz, the brain-dead pregnant Texas woman who was kept on life support against her and her family’s wishes, was finally disconnected from life support yesterday.
The attorneys said the fetus is “gestating within a dead and deteriorating body as the horrified family looks on.”
The Population Institute released its 2013 report card on reproductive health and rights in the US earlier this month, giving the nation an overall grade of “C-” for the second year in a row.
Since 2011, 205 new restrictions on abortion have cleared state legislatures, while only 189 were enacted from 2001-2010.
Latinas in Texas – where more than 60 reproductive health clinics have closed since 2010 – face such severely restricted and limited reproductive health care that their human rights are violated.
Young pro-choice supporters on college campuses around the country have planned activities aimed at exposing the lies that CPCs spread to put women’s health at risk.
Anti-abortion activists have collected enough signatures to include a “personhood” measure on Colorado’s next state ballot in November 2014, even though Colorado voters have twice rejected personhood initiatives.
If a new proposal in the Australian state of South Wales becomes law, women who abort a fetus after 20 weeks could be charged with grievous bodily harm.
Women want, and deserve, to make their own choices.
There are myriad reasons why a woman has the right to choose which I couldn’t possibly begin to list here.
I was raised a Protestant fundamentalist during the 1960’s and the evils of abortion were never mentioned.
“I have nothing to give the child. How can I return to school? I am a woman with a bad reputation. I have no future. I cannot go to study anymore. I am a woman without a future.”
I did not want to be pregnant and definitely did not want a child. I felt no ambiguity or uncertainty about this. What I felt was determined.
I remember the panic in her voice when Sophie told me her period was late… 2 months late.
Meaningful access to abortion includes affordability, health care coverage, and physical access or proximity to a provider.
I do not thank my Mama for not aborting me anymore than I blame her for the miscarriage she had when I was in the 2nd grade. Another healthy baby girl joined our family years after and she has our Mama’s eyes.