rosered32: (mychoice-notyours)
Commemorating 34 Years Of Reproductive Justice!

On January 22, 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled, in the landmark case Roe v. Wade, that women had a constitutional right to an abortion...

In 1970, Norma McCorvey, using the pseudonym "Jane Roe," sued Dallas County District Attorney Henry Wade after state law denied her the right to an abortion. Attorney and women's rights activist Sarah Weddington, who saw this as an opportunity to fight for a woman's right to choose, agreed to take her case. The now historic case Roe v. Wade was argued all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. Weddington argued that the constitutional right to privacy that was cited in Griswold v. Connecticut, the landmark case legalizing the use contraception, was being violated in Texas. The Supreme Court agreed and cast the landmark decision that would strike down anti-abortion laws in nearly two-thirds of the states and legalize a woman's right to choose.

Despite the great strides women have made in this country, a woman's right to choose has become increasingly more threatened as events both nationally and in states across the country have caused severe alarm. In South Dakota, legislation passed that would have banned almost all abortions in the state. While South Dakotans eventually voted the Constitutional Amendment down, this serves as a grim reminder of the fragility of a woman's right to choose. Recently, the U.S. Supreme Court heard Gonzales v. Carhart and Gonzales v. Planned Parenthood , two court cases that could decide the fate of a federal abortion ban. The Supreme Court is scheduled to make a ruling this summer.
rosered32: (mychoice-notyours)
So I work with teen mothers and families where unwanted/unplanned pregnancies can be an issue. I am posting this article with two views in my mind. 1) It is cool to me to have a 24 hour waiting period for abortions, BUT 2)I think it is not okay to provide ANTI-Choice legislation to hurt women's rights! I mean passing measures so pharmacists can not be sued if they refuse to fill contraception and emergency contraception prescriptions? That is not okay! Why do these women and men have to fight to have consensual sexual relations when if you give the prescriptions they are less likely to go for abortions as they prevented getting to that point in the first place?????Ugh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I believe everyone can have an opinion, but when it is trying to stop some thing that isn't an issue yet.... well hello? You don't want abortions then don't stop prevention of pregnancies!!!!!!!
Okay here is the article. And I bolded some of this as I wanted you all to see some of this stuff! It is too much!

Abortion in Missouri
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