Political Factions in U.S. Seek Nadir on Reproductive Rights and Health

May 21, 2012 • Family Planning, Reproductive Health, United States, Daily Email Recap

One wonders: to exactly what extent will political brinksmanship, posturing and cheap tricks negatively impact the reproductive health of American citizens by the time the dust settles this November? To date, the scene borders on the hellacious. The first story, from NARAL Pro-Choice, reports on an anti-choice offensive directed specifically on citizens of Washington DC. Secondly, from RH Reality Check, with some relief, we read examples of local, community-based counter-offensives launched against “the assault”.

NARAL Pro-Choice America Calls on Congress to End War on Women in Nation’s Capital

Attacks on choice another example of hypocritical agenda that is out of touch with nation’s values and priorities
See: http://www.prochoiceamerica.org/media/press-releases/2012/pr05162012_dc-ban.html

Washington, D.C. – Nancy Keenan, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, said her organization will mobilize its activists in select congressional districts as the first step in stopping legislation that would undermine the ability of women in Washington, D.C. to make personal, private medical decisions with their doctors.

The House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution is scheduled to hold a hearing Thursday on H.R.3803, a bill introduced by anti-choice Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.), to ban abortion at 20 weeks in the District of Columbia, without consideration for the woman’s situation, including cases of rape, incest, or fetal anomaly. This hearing marks the latest attempt by anti-choice members of the House to continue their War on Women.

To read the full article, please click here: http://www.prochoiceamerica.org/media/press-releases/2012/pr05162012_dc-ban.html

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