my mom said today is the anniversary of roe v wade so she cant get behind the womens march and then immediately was like “and you dont support it either do you” like…. stop putting me on the spot why do you suspect me.
speaking of getting into fights on the internet though, im going to a march for life rally in st paul with my church on sunday for the anniversary of roe v wade and im really, really excited about it and i love protesting but i also feel insecure about it because if theres something that the left has taught me it’s that holding a sign is easy but being an advocate in day-to-day life is much more difficult and i know i fail at that constantly. although abortion is one of the only issues that can be said to be political about which i have an unequivocal opinion ,the fact that its such a hair-trigger emotional issue makes it extremely difficult for me to actually have conversations about it [read: im a coward who always prioritizes the goodwill of the person across from me more than actual life and death issues lmao!] and id be lying to myself if i thought i was a good person who always acted in a way that placed a value on human life corresponding to my beliefs.. that being said uh i really think that a guilty conscience sometimes stops people from doing the right thing so theres no reason to continue in a bad pattern just because the bad pattern exists and man i just love being here where i have opportunities like this
“Today, we mark the 43rd anniversary of the Supreme Court ruling in Roe v. Wade, which affirmed a woman’s freedom to make her own choices about her body and her health. The decision supports the broader principle that the government should not intrude on private decisions made between a woman and her doctor. As we commemorate this day, we also redouble our commitment to protecting these constitutional rights, including protecting a woman’s access to safe, affordable health care and her right to reproductive freedom from efforts to undermine or overturn them. In America, every single one of us deserves the rights, freedoms, and opportunities to fulfill our dreams.” —President Obama on the 43rd anniversary of Roe v. Wade
Last night, I spur-of-the-moment helped represent my law school’s repro rights organization at a Roe v. Wade Anniversary Party hosted by the area’s Planned Parenthood.
I initially wasn’t going to go because I’m already overwhelmed and have a Friday deadline I’ve been putting off for literal months (whoops), but changed my mind because I didn’t want the club’s president to be there alone
And it actually ended up being really good. I’ve been in a funk for a while now, and last night pulled me out of that a bit. It was unbelievably reaffirming and reassuring to see hundreds of people at this event, and hear all kinds of people say that they were glad to see us, as young future lawyers, there
Roe v. Wade at Risk: Abortion Became Legal in 1973, But Could Become Out-of-Reach
On the 43rd anniversary of Roe v. Wade, we are reminded of what life was like for women before safe and legal abortion — and what could again become a reality for many women across the country. Under Roe v. Wade, the U.S. Supreme Court affirmed that the Constitution protects everyone’s right to make their own personal medical decisions about abortion. Yet politicians in Congress, state legislatures, and the GOP campaign trail have made it clear that they will stop at nothing to end access to safe, legal abortion.
At the beginning of 2016, we find that Roe v. Wade is at risk in three big ways:
1. The next big Supreme Court case on abortion: If the Court rules the wrong way, this case would leave abortion legal in name only for many women by allowing politicians across the country to enact severe, Texas-style restrictions on safe, legal abortion.
2. The 2016 election: There is so much at stake in 2016 — a woman’s fundamental right to abortion has never been more clearly on the ballot. Never have we heard such extreme and dangerous rhetoric from our lawmakers. In fact, every single Republican presidential candidate has vowed to ban abortion.
3. Attacks in the states: If the hundreds of unfair restrictions on access to safe, legal abortion are maintained and more are allowed to pass, abortion could become virtually inaccessible for many, particularly low-income people who live in rural areas.
This week is the 42nd anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision, but more than anytime since, abortion is unattainable for so many. Each of us can help make the promise of Roe a reality in our communities. Supporting others who have had an abortion helps to remove the stigma that makes accessing abortion even harder.
“Abortion is not the lesser of two evils. Abortion is profamily, prolife, moral, and good. For many millions of women, abortion has meant getting on with their lives and continuing to meet their responsibilities to themselves, their families, and society.” - Patrica W. Lunneborg
We work towards a day when all women from all backgrounds can access abortion on demand and without apology.
“On the 42nd anniversary of Roe v. Wade, let’s not forget how policies like the Hyde Amendment disproportionately impact low-income women and women of color in their ability to access and pay for legal and essential healthcare - women like Rosie Jiménez. Rosie, considered the first victim of the Hyde Amendment, was a young Chicana and single mother living in Texas in the 1970s. With a scholarship and six months away from obtaining her teaching credentials, Rosie realized she was pregnant. Unable to afford a safe abortion, as the amendment barred federal funding, she later died in an illegalprocedure.”
On the 42nd anniversary of the Supreme Court’s landmark abortion rights decision in Roe v. Wade, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 242-179 to pass a bill that would codify a ban on federal funding for abortions. The bill would prevent women …