A fellow NOW member in Oregon posted this blog in honor of Roe v. Wade’s anniversary this morning. In addition to my personal blog on Roe that I just posted, this blog provided more background on Roe and includes a call for action. It asks people to sign the Trust Women’s Silver Ribbon petition.
Please take time to read and then go to TrustWomen.org and sign their petition.
Thanks and Happy Anniversary, Roe v. Wade!
Today is the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade that protects a woman’s right to have an abortion within the first 20 weeks of pregnancy. Because this right is being threatened across the United States, a coalition of over 50 organizations, The Trust Women/Silver Ribbon Campaign, is working to keep this family-planning ability.
Almost half of all pregnancies are unplanned, and at least one-third of all U.S. women have an abortion sometime during their lives. Without legalized abortion, women live in shame and pain—and sometimes don’t live at all because illegal abortions kill.
According to Ellen Shaffer, abortion continues to be stigmatized by the well-funded minority movement, many of whom promote violent acts to stop women from seeking their legal rights. Every clinic in the U.S. that provides abortions has experienced systematic harassment, and doctors who perform abortions have been targeted and murdered. In 2009…
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