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Monday, January 22, 2018

Elizabeth Warren on Roe v. Wade

This is the forty-fifth anniversary of the landmark Roe v. Wade decision. This from Senator Dianne Feinstein ...

And Senator Elizabeth Warren has written a piece for TIME magazine. Here's just the beginning of it ....

America Can Never Go Back to the Era of Back-Alley Abortions

When I was a girl growing up in Oklahoma, women got abortions. But because those procedures were illegal, many of them ended up with back alley butchers. And we all heard the stories: women who bled to death or died from an infection.

One of my older brothers and I can argue left-right politics all day and all night, but when it comes to reproductive rights, we see it the same way: A woman should make this very personal decision — and the government should stay out of it.

We’re in step with most of America. Nearly 70% of all Americans agree that a woman’s reproductive decisions should stay between her and her doctor.

On the 45th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, I think about what has changed since abortions became legal. Our health care system has pretty much dealt with the safety issue: thanks to Roe v. Wade, abortion is now safer than getting your tonsils out. A lot of women are alive today because of Roe.

But Roe has had another enormous impact. Access to safe abortion services has changed the economic futures of millions of women ...

And here's a bit from an article in Glamour ...

On the 45th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade, Stories of Choice Are Flooding Twitter

[...] While it often feels like abortion rights is one of the most divisive issues in our nation, polling from Pew Research Center reports that seven in 10 Americans oppose overturning Roe v. Wade. That's more people than agree on almost anything these days. To mark the anniversary and call attention to that statistic, NARAL (National Association for the Repeal of Abortion Laws) is asking people on Twitter to share why they are one of the #7in10forRoe ...

Women's reproductive rights have never faced as much of a challenge as they are now under the Trump administration: 45 years after Roe v. Wade, White House threatens landmark abortion ruling.

Just one more way Trump and the Republicans are working to make life in the US worse for women. Don't let them.


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