Father’s Day and a woman’s right to choose

“The old bumper sticker, “Keep Your Laws Off of My Body” isn’t old and isn’t a bumper sticker…”

Author: Rob Okun
Published in: Like the Dew: A Progressive Journal of Southern Culture and Politics, The Broward County Florida Westside Gazette, Women E-News, Glenwood Springs Colorado Post Independent, Los Angeles CityWatch, Camas Washington Post-Record, Greenfield Massachusetts Recorder, Bainbridge Island Review, KSKE Colorado Ski Country FM, New Mexico Grassroots Press
Date: 2019, June 9, 10, 12, 13, 15, 24
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Politicizing a woman’s body

“That’s the uber-message quietly emerging from the new anti-abortion laws recently passed in Alabama, Georgia, Ohio and Missouri, no matter that the public remains predominantly supportive of safe, legal abortions…”

Author: Robert C. Koehler
Published in: Common Dreams, Counterpunch, Glenwood Springs Colorado Post Independent, Santa Fe New Mexico Grassroots Press, Free Press, California YubaNet, The Sierra County Prospect, The Smirking Chimp, Brewminate, North Ogden Utah Sentinel News, KSKE Ski Country Colorado News, The Gilmer West Virginia Free Press, Conscious Life News
Date: 2019, May 23, 24, 27, 28, 29, 30, June 3,
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Coming as it did in time for International Women’s Day, the decision of legislators in Virginia, to require women seeking an abortion to undergo a vaginal probe and see ultrasound images of their unborn infants has aroused considerable outrage. And controversy. Some (mostly Democrats) see it as an invasion of women’s privacy, if not technically a kind of rape, while others (mostly Republicans) say, with the conservative Family Research Council President Tony Perkins, “This law is a victory for women and their unborn children. We thank Gov. McDonnell and Virginia’s pro-life legislators for their work to ensure that women have all the facts and will no longer be kept in the dark about their pregnancies.”

Author: Michael Nagler is the author of The Search for a Nonviolent Future and founder of the Metta Center for Nonviolence based in Petaluma, CA.
Published in: Counterpunch (at http://www.counterpunch.org)
Date: March 12, 2012

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