Hearing Senator Lautenberg describing the proposal of the HR 3 bill “like a third-world country that’s requiring women to wear head shawls, cover their faces even if they don’t want to do it”, made me react and ponder that we don’t have to go so far as the Middle East just look down of the border toward Mexico.
What do People For the American Way, National Organization for Women, Feminist Majority Foundation, Catholics for Choice, Religious Coalition for Reproductive rights and Choice have in common? the Silver Ribbon campaign to Trust Women. Join us now!
Maternal health isn’t exactly what most people consider to be a “sexy” topic and it can be challenging to engage those outside of the health community. Stepping up to the challenge, two artists have joined forces using the Internet to unite arts and activism.
The first question most people seem to ask me is why, as an 18-year-old guy about to start college, are reproductive rights so important to me, important enough for me to become an activist of sorts.
Starting Saturday July 17, Operation Save America (creators of the “INTOLERANT” t-shirt) a rabidly fundamentalist sect of anti-abortion fanatics, is calling on anti-abortion forces to “storm the gates of hell” in Charlotte, NC. Operation Save America has a long and vicious history of opposing women’s right to choose, fighting against gay rights, and spreading vicious anti-Muslim hatred. They must be opposed.
My mom prepared me to make good decisions for myself and my body. I’m sure she had no idea at the time that she was fostering at a reproductive justice advocate. But I thank her for it.
The American sex worker rights movement has a long way to go, and we can learn a lot from activists in other parts of the world. For example, there are eight countries in Europe that accept sex workers trade unions branches in pre-existing unions. In India, I met sex workers who are illiterate and live in one room buildings without electricity – but they can talk fiercely about human rights, language which is all but absent from our movement.
I know that
you will fight as hard against Stupak-like language in the Senate
healthcare bill as you always do for women and families.
My reaction to the passing of the Stupak-Amendment is emotional as I reflect on the impact this amendment could have if put into law.
New Activist Resource Kit demystifies conservative opposition to reproductive justice.