Two days ago, the highest court in the land affirmed that a woman deserves compassion, respect, and dignity in making her own health decisions without needless barriers. In a decisive 5-3 vote on Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, the Supreme Court finally declared that the two Texas laws passed in the name of “women’s health” […]
Friday, January 22nd is the 43rd Anniversary of Roe v Wade, the landmark Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion across the United States. Each year we gather at the steps of the Supreme Court to honor and celebrate our right to access safe and healthy abortion care. We stand in the cold to show that […]
It’s been 42 years since the Roe v. Wade decision and 42 years of protesting and counterprotesting. This year was no different, and I was thrilled to get to participate.
Join DC NOW, National Organization for Women, Feminist Majority Foundation, and allies at the Supreme Court on Thursday, January 22, to commemorate the 42nd anniversary of Roe v. Wade and protest attacks on women’s reproductive rights.
I wish we could all have one big party across the Commonwealth in celebration of all the reproductive rights this decision has brought women, but unfortunately, in Virginia, these reproductive rights have been under attack for years.
While I want to get out my party hat and decorate the office with streamers on this glorious day of celebration, I think it is important to talk about something that has largely gotten swept under the rug, remaining unknown to the majority of people: comprehensive reproductive health care clinics are under attack.
Forty-one years ago, the Supreme Court ruled that women had a right to privacy extending to their decisions to have abortions, and women’s rights and reproductive health activists breathed a collective sigh of relief.
On October 22, 2013 the Clearinghouse on Women’s Issues, hosted by the Alliance For Justice, held their October lunch meeting which brought together feminist voices from varied backgrounds to discuss the condition of reproductive rights in 2013.
We feel you.
We won’t go back. Will you stand with us?