Don’t Be Distracted: Women’s Lives Are at Stake

Posted by – February 11, 2011

Egypt is fascinating and amazing and cool, and it’s easy to enjoy the good news of democracy in progress.

That said, ours is being battered here in the US.

The “forcible rape” language has not yet been removed, for instance.

And health care for poor women (Title X) is on the chopping block as an “austerity measure.” Because we all know keeping poor women from contraception, HIV tests and abortion will make for a better world. Cost effective? Not at all. Better to prevent HIV and various STIs than to have to treat them later.

Write your politicians, write Chris Smith, and tell them to cut it out.
Then, join Planned Parenthood or NARAL or some other organization that will be fighting harder than usual for women’s lives and women’s health for the next few years.

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