Joshua Truitt is a recent graduate of Hampshire College, where Josh was involved in immigrants' rights, racial justice, queer liberation, and feminist organizing and was the Student Conference Coordinator for the Civil Liberties and Public Policy Program's annual conference "From Abortion Rights to Social Justice: Building the Movement for Reproductive Freedom." Josh was the Policy Intern at Choice USA this past summer and writes for Choice Words, the organization's blog.
House moves to lift bans on abortion funding, needle exchange, domestic partnership, and medical marijuana in DC
The version of the FY2010 Appropriations Bill currently in the House of Representatives would lift a number of reproductive justice-related funding bans in Washington, DC.
The debate we are
locked in, between
those fighting for the lives of the unborn and those fighting for the
lives of women, has gotten us nowhere. And if we
continue to talk past each other, to ignore each other’s voices and
experiences, this cycle of violence will continue.
In her reader diary, Josh Truitt reports that Senator John Kerry has introduced the Women’s Health Insurance Fairness Act, legislation that would prevent insurers in the individual market from charging more based on gender.
Yes, anti-choice ideology is fundamentally sexist. But I didn’t know this when I was a pro-lifer, and I do not believe hatred of women is an intentional part of the belief system of most people in that movement.