Let me tell you why I am not doing this work. It is not because of the bleeding, septic, and sometimes dying women that I, and others, saw in our first years of training.
My dear politicians: I will not ask you to give me my rights. I already have my rights. I know my rights. You do not tell me what they are. I tell YOU. You will NOT deny me or my sisters the right to a medical procedure.
If you are a current law student working in Washington, DC this summer, don’t miss out on this excellent professional development and networking opportunity – register for the training today!
Presentation topics will include:
- Reproductive Health on the Hill: What’s Happening and What You Can Do
- Abortion Case Law: Past, Present, and Future
- Reproductive Health Care and the New Health Care Law
- What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You: Religious Restrictions on Access to Reproductive Health Care
- Career Panel: Jobs in Reproductive Law and Policy
I wrote this poem because I had grown tired of people not seeing me beyond the color of my skin or my “otherness.” I see it being played out on a larger scale as in African-American’s women’s right to choose as exemplified in this article that talks about Anti-Abortion Billboards.
The Hyde Amendment has been wreaking havoc on reproductive rights for low-income women for decades, but where’s the outrage?
A petition well worth signing.
Just what is so moral about the new morality-based legislation?
While we watch democracy in action in the Middle East, in America, there is an outright war on women.
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.
In the days leading to the November mid-term elections, the highly charged issues were government intervention in health care (ObamaCare), the soaring fiscal debt and the lack of jobs. Republicans promised that their first priorities were jobs, jobs and jobs. Next they would tackle health care by introducing a better plan for Americans. In the time that they have been in office, the only decisive action is —- against women.