a bird and a bottle

I’ll Be There
April 18, 2007, 3:49 pm
Filed under: activism, civil rights, feminism/s & gender, law, reproductive justice, sexuality

Hope you will be too.

Today marks a dark day for women’s health and safety, reproductive rights and civil liberties. In a 5-4 decision announced this morning, the Supreme Court upheld the 2003 Federal Abortion Ban, disregarding over 30 years of established law and effectively banning most second-trimester abortions – without even an exception for situations in which a woman’s health is in danger.

This radical ruling is the first by the Supreme Court to legislate a specific medical procedure. It’s a setback not just for women but for all Americans who believe medical decisions should be made by patients and their doctors, not by politicians.

Now is the time to make our voices clear: The government must get out of our clinics, and the Federal Abortion Ban must come off the books.

Join the New York Civil Liberties Union and NARAL Pro-Choice NY at the south end of Union Square Park at 5:30 TODAY to denounce the decision, mobilize New Yorkers and talk about the importance of getting active to protect a woman’s right to choose.


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