Reproductive rights are about nothing less than the ability to make decisions about love, sex, and family without government interference or discrimination. That means marriage equality is a cornerstone of reproductive justice.
Voters definitively beat back anti-choice ballot initiatives on November 4, but opponents of legal abortion say they’ll be back for another round. What can women’s health advocates do to build up support before the next round of attacks?
Despite the anti-abortion movement’s best efforts, Americans in three states voted to protect pregnant women and their physicians from interference by the government.
In Colorado, South Dakota, Washington, California and Michigan voters refused to put the government between Americans and their private life decisions.
Two wealthy Californians have bank-rolled this year’s parental notification ballot initiative as well as the two nearly identical prior measures, corrupting the ballot initiative process and putting teens at risk.
Advocates who oppose legal abortion often claim they only want to “send the issue of abortion back to the states.” But this position is a bait-and-switch tactic that should not be trusted.
“Sarah’s Law” is the third attempt to get California voters to say yes to parental notification. But there is no “Sarah” and government mandated parental notification won’t improve communication between parents and teens.
Antiabortion activists claim that state laws requiring parental involvement for minors have been a major contributing factor to declining abortion rates in the United States. Studies prove them wrong.
Is it wise for anti-choicers to bring a direct challenge to Roe to the Supreme Court, as they would if either the South Dakota or Colorado ballot initiative passes? Anti-choice activists are divided on the strategy.