“I cannot imagine a place where one might stand and have a clearer view of concentrated disadvantage based on race, class, and gender inequality in the country then from inside the walls of women’s prisons.” Beth E. Richie
Yesterday, SB 529, the so-called “OB/GYN Criminalization and Racial Discrimination Act,” died in the Rules Committee of the Georgia House of Representatives on the last day of Georgia’s legislative session.
Florida resumes debate on ultrasound bill, which could get vetoed by the newly made “non-Republican” Gov. Crist. Newsweek goes for “round two” over pro-choice activists.
South Carolina anti-choice legislators can’t seem to get together for a bill to add a 24-hour waiting period while the Georgia House Speaker doesn’t seem to be onboard with the Georgia Right to Life’s goal for a constitutional challenge to Roe v Wade.
Reposting this from Debra Sweet:
In my decades of escorting women through anti-abortion protesters and into abortion clinics, I’ve observed that there are a variety of culturally different responses to the bullying, whining, pushing and threats. I’ve seen Latinas dissolve into tears and confusion when confronted at the clinic entrance by a priest saying the rosary over them, when they are told they’ll go to hell for “killing their babies.” Russian women tend to breeze by the antis as if they’re invisible, while white American women, more than any others, feel they have to answer for their personal actions to obnoxious and complete strangers.
One man fights hard to remove abortion coverage across the state of North Carolina, and other states move forward on legislation which limits choice.
The Idaho House becomes the second state legislature to consider legislation making it a felony to have or perform abortions because of the race or sex of the fetus.
The new reason to “ban” abortion: because the potential abortion seeker (aka, the woman who is pregnant) is a racist? I’m not sure how else to read new proposed laws in Georgia and Oklahoma that seek to ban “reasons” for abortion.
Our youth deserve the opportunity to complete their high school and college education, free of early parenthood. We can make a difference by advocating for effective sex education.
A dozen years and more than a billion dollars later, the federal government is still sinking funds into abstinence-only education, despite multiple studies from across the nation that prove it simply doesn’t work.