The vicious attacks on women’s health to which we’ve grown so accustomed on the national and state stages are trickling down to the local level, as municipal and county governments get in on the action. But recent successes in responding to attacks on women’s health programs underscore that we need to be vigilant in our own backyards.
Several prominent newspapers chose not to publish a series of Doonesbury comics becasue they address forced ultrasound legislation. So, help us make sure these are among the most seen Doonesbury comics ever.
On Saturday, our protest is not symbolic. It is a beginning. It is a declaration. From now, until we win the full liberation of women, this war on women will be resisted with conscience, anger, imagination, massive mobilization, and relentless determination to turn the tide.
The California Legislature unanimously passed a bill to protect pregnant women from shackling; last-minute lobbying puts this important bill at risk.
Call Speaker Pelosi TODAY and urge her to reject any anti-choice language from the final version of the health reform bill.
On Wednesday, December 2nd, reproductive rights advocates across the country are rallying to protest the Stupak-Pitts amendment in the House health care bill. If you can’t attend a rally, you can still get involved: One Voice for Choice, a web site sponsored by FDL Action PAC, an arm of the liberal blog Firedoglake, is sponsoring phone-banking efforts to “pro-choice” Democrats who may be soft on “choice.”
Pat Robertson, who famously declared that feminism was a movement to encourage women to “practice witchcraft,” would have an aneurysm over the annual WAM conference, where women talk politics and craft strategies for media activism.