Monday, February 28, 2011
On Saturday February 26th feminists walked for choice in over 55 cities worldwide. National campus organizers including Jacqueline Sun, Myra Duran, Megan Shalvoy, Sarah Shanks, Laura Kacere, Francesca Witcher, and campus leaders from across the country joined efforts with thousands of women to march, circulate petitions, and inform others about the current threats to women's reproductive health care. Below is an an article courtesy of Ms. Magazine's Laura Gottediener highlighting the event.
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Thursday, February 24, 2011
In case you haven't heard, women's access to medical care, family planning, and abortions are under attack. The recent happenings in Congress (HR 358, HR 3, and the cuts to Title X) are putting women's lives on the line and women's bodies under scrutiny. In light of the recent bills that were introduced to the House, activists in Chicago organized an event that sparked Walks For Choice around the world. If you are just as outraged as I am, walk in solidarity with me and thousands of other people this Saturday, February 26th, 2011 in a Walk For Choice!
The walks are taking place in cities across five countries, so gather your friends and put on some ORANGE in support of women's rights to choose! Some locations for Saturday's walk have not been released yet so be sure to check tweets with hashtags #walk4choice by noon tomorrow!
Get creative with your signs and come up with some cool chants like the folks at Bitch Magazine:
- "If you can't trust me with a choice, how can you trust me with a child?"
- "Keep your rosaries off my ovaries!"
- "If you like safe sex, save Title X!"
For more info, check out their Facebook to find a walk in a city near you! And to show solidarity with reproductive health and rights every day, join the Trust Women Silver Ribbon Campaign.
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Along with cutting $318 billion for Title X family planning, check out just a few of the other programs the continuing resolution will cut (compared to FY 2010 levels):
- $110 million from the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Initiative (eliminating all funding)
- $1.4 billion for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- $747 million for the Women, Infants, and Children program (WIC)
- $50 million for Maternal and Child Health Block Grants
- $1.6 billion for the National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Thanks to SIECUS for this budget analysis: