Celebrities Agree: Vagina Owners Need Rights, Too

There’s a new way to take a stand for women.  Have you seen this?

The campaign has already drawn some high-profile supporters including Kevin Bacon, Sandra Bernhard, Billy Crudup, Olympia Dukakis, Jenna Fischer, Caroline Kennedy, Lisa Kudrow, Tea Leoni, Audra McDonald, Oliver Platt, Martha Plimpton, Amy Poehler, Kyra Sedgwick, Sarah Silverman, Meryl Streep and Louis Zorich.

If the past year-and-a-half proved anything, it is that the conservative movement is more focused than ever on turning back the clock on women’s rights. And despite what the Romney-Ryan ticket may say, it is clear that their administration would pick up where Congressional Republicans left off–by trying to redefine rape, cut off access to contraception and push personhood as a means to re-criminalize abortion.

Instead of sitting back and waiting to see what happens next, the Center for Reproductive Rights is going on the offensive with a new campaign that “Draws the Line” on attacks against reproductive freedom. In the last year alone CCR has helped block extremist attacks on women’s access to health care in Arizona, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma and North Dakota.

The gender-neutral campaign calls on men and women across the country to fight back against these attacks by signing a Bill of Reproductive Rights. The Bill of Reproductive Rights provides the rest of us a chance to join together and let lawmakers know women deserve equal protection under the law. In fact, our Constitution demands it. The Bill of Reproductive Rights states:

We the people of the United States hereby assert the following as fundamental human rights that no government may deny, and that our governments at every level must guarantee and safeguard for all.

1.    The right to make our own decisions about our reproductive health and future, free from intrusion or coercion by any government, group, or individual.

2.    The right to a full range of safe, affordable, and readily accessible reproductive health care—including pregnancy care, preventive services, contraception, abortion, and fertility treatment—and accurate information about all of the above.

3.    The right to be free from discrimination in access to reproductive health care or on the basis of our reproductive decisions.

If reproductive freedom is important to you– if you have a sister, a daughter, a wife or  female friends, add your name to the growing list of supporters and sign the Bill of Reproductive Rights. Without sending a clear and consistent message that women’s lives matter the assaults on those lives by the forced-birth movement of the right will continue unabated.


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Kevin Brown
Kevin Brownabout a year ago

Davidotunga D., please stop spamming articles to this idiot doctor's website.

Sarah M.
Sarah M.3 years ago

Thank you!

Sarah Hill
Sarah Hill3 years ago

I have a whole lot of more important issues than reproductive. Give me a good job and I can and will pay for my own!

Anna Undebeck
Anna Undebeck3 years ago

good on them!!! I agree with the text on the signs....

Luna Doula
Luna D.3 years ago

Thank goodness. Now we know the celebrities agree. What a relief. Carry on everyone.

Anita Wisch
Anita Wisch3 years ago

When will men get out of MY uterus???????

MY body, MY choice!

Fiona H.
Fiona H.3 years ago

@Grace A. A morning in the Chinese province of Hunan brings an unimaginable sight of cruelty and horror. Lying in the gutter of a bustling main road is the tiny, twisted body of a dead baby girl. She is naked, surrounded by only dirty pieces of hospital gauze. Buses and bicycles speed past the corpse, spraying it with mud.

Nameless and unwanted, the newborn’s been dumped by the roadside during winter. Few of the locals hurrying by give her a second glance. To them, she is just one of thousands of baby girls abandoned each year as a result of China’s ruthless one-child policy. “I think the baby had just died,” says a woman who was the only person to attempt to rescue the infant. “I touched her skin, and it was warm. Blood was still coming out of her nose.”

Under China’s strict family-planning laws, couples in urban areas are allowed only one child; couples in most rural regions can try for a second if their first-born is a girl. Those who have an illegal baby are subject to crippling fines, sterilization, and other severe penalties. To avoid punishment, many parents go to the desperate measure of deserting their illegal offspring. If their child is a girl--considered less valuable than boys in rural, traditional parts of China, like Hunan--the chances of this heartbreaking fate are immeasurably higher.

Is this what you want to see in the USA?

Pat B.
Pat B.3 years ago

Democrats are the real Pro-lifers. We care about the unemployed finding jobs so they can feed their living children. We care about giving them affordable medical care so those living children can grow up healthy. We want them to have security in their old age so they don't have to worry themselves into an early grave wondering how they're going to pay for their medication AND eat at the same time. We care about the future of those living children and support finding new ways to provide clean power instead of relying on oil and coal.

I don't think I've ever heard the word environment cross Romney's lips. In fact his plan to drill and mine for more oil and coal suggest otherwise. How can you truly be Pro-Life if you think it's okay to poison people? Especially children, which includes Mitt's.

I would rather spend millions on helping the living who need that help instead of fighting against doctors removing a cluster of non-sentient cells. Get your priorities straight. Take care of those American children who go to bed every night hungry and the older ones who need a decent education so they can escape that world.

stewart s.
stewart s.3 years ago

It would be very interesting and educational to have study/poll done to see what percentage of the so-called "pro-lifers" are truly against ALL war, murder, the death penalty, starvation, disease, and all other issues that result in the death of any humans, by other than natural/old age means.

Karen Howard
Karen H.3 years ago

Katariina L, you are so right. Thank you for sharing. I wish our politicians understood the situation as well as you do.
With proper education and treatment as well as contraception, there would be fewer unplanned or unwanted pregnancies, which would mean fewer abortions. When with the GOP get that through their heads?
If men have the right to have sex whenever, wherever & with whomever they want, why are women being punished for the same behavior? No sex education, no contraceptive measures, no rights whatsoever.