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Beverly
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Opponents of women's health are going state by state to take away women's rights and access to health care, and they won't stop unless we stop them.



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Beverly M. (86)
Friday March 29, 2013, 6:31 pm
North Dakota passed the nation's most extreme abortion ban this week, and it's just one of 300 bills in states across the country aimed at turning back the clock on women's health. Make no mistake: our opponents want to overturn Roe v. Wade, despite the fact that 70 percent of Americans oppose overturning the decision. If you're part of that 70 percent, help us fight back today.

In states across the nation, anti-women's health lawmakers are doing everything they can to restrict women's access to abortion. Their ultimate goal is to take challenges to their extreme laws to the Supreme Court and try to overturn Roe v. Wade.

North Dakota is the latest, and it's the most severe threat to women's health yet. They just passed a rash of bills including the most extreme, and unconstitutional, ban on abortion in the country. Even Governor Jack Dalrymple admitted he has doubts about the law's constitutionality.

Opponents of women's health are going state by state to take away women's rights and access to health care, and they won't stop unless we stop them. This is one of those moments when we need everyone who supports women's access to health care, who stands with Planned Parenthood, to step up and speak out with one voice: enough is enough.
 

Fran away F. (115)
Friday March 29, 2013, 6:32 pm
Gladly signed and noted, thanks, Beverly.
 

Julia R. (292)
Friday March 29, 2013, 6:43 pm
Noted & Signed! This will put women's health and human rights back to the 30's and 40's! We cannot allow a small but very virulent minority to threaten women's healthcare and rights with their extreme and dangerous politics!
 

Natasha Salgado (563)
Friday March 29, 2013, 6:59 pm
So signed for all the gals everywhere!!! Thx Beverly.
 

Beverly M. (86)
Friday March 29, 2013, 7:01 pm
I agree Julia ~ and I sincerely believe if we let them get away with it this is only the beginning.
 

(0)
Friday March 29, 2013, 7:10 pm
Signed, thanks.
 

Jason Flint (5)
Friday March 29, 2013, 7:25 pm
Signed and noted.
 

Kit B. (276)
Friday March 29, 2013, 8:32 pm

Thanks for adding your name. - tweeted.

These laws are punitive, they actually force a private and deeply personal issue into the public forum. I guess this (Texas) is next worst offender for interfering in the private matter of personal choice. I think someone needs to reread the constitution. This is not the intention of the tenth amendment.

Anti-women's health lawmakers in states across the nation are doing everything they can to overturn Roe v. Wade, despite the fact that 70 percent of Americans oppose overturning it. Truth is, there are 300 outrageous bills that would ban or severely limit access to abortion at the state level.
 

Beverly M. (86)
Friday March 29, 2013, 11:40 pm
March 29, 2013
The Campaign to Outlaw Abortion
By THE EDITORIAL BOARD of the New York Times

Anti-abortion groups have been trying to re-impose restrictions on abortion rights for 40 years, but the Legislature and governor of North Dakota have taken this attack on women’s reproductive health and freedom to a shocking new low by passing a bill that they must know perfectly well is unconstitutional by any reading of the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision and others since.

Under those rulings, full abortion bans are allowable only after fetal viability, which the medical community generally considers to be around 24 weeks into pregnancy. But North Dakota joins a growing list of states trying to set that limit earlier, including Arkansas and its unconstitutional ban after 12 weeks, enacted just three weeks ago.

North Dakota’s Republican governor, Jack Dalrymple, signed extreme laws that went even further, centering on a brazenly unconstitutional ban on nearly all abortions once a fetal heartbeat is “detectable.” That could be as early as six weeks into pregnancy, when some women do not even know they are pregnant, and requires testing with a transvaginal ultrasound.

The six-weeks ban stands little chance of surviving a court challenge. But bad ideas spread fast in this realm, and these kinds of actions show the rising influence of a formerly fringe element of the anti-abortion movement that is dissatisfied with its side’s considerable progress in incrementally curbing abortions. It is anxious to speed a case to the conservative-dominated Supreme Court.

The campaign goes beyond abortion to the continuing Republican drive in Texas and other states to close down Planned Parenthood clinics that provide critical services like birth control counseling and cancer screenings. So far, nine states have acted to defund Planned Parenthood, threatening preventive care relied upon by hundreds of thousands of people. A pending bill in Arkansas takes the ultra-extreme approach of barring any company that contracts with a health center that provides abortions or gives women information about all their pregnancy options from receiving any state contracts or public funds.

In addition to the outright six-weeks ban, Mr. Dalrymple also approved a copy of a 2012 Mississippi statute (which is under federal court challenge) that requires doctors performing abortions to get admitting privileges at a local hospital. That medically unnecessary requirement could shut down North Dakota’s sole abortion provider.

A third approved measure bars abortions for gender preference and also has the first bar on abortions based on genetic defects.

And this is on top of the North Dakota Legislature’s decision to put on next year’s ballot a so-called personhood measure that would give a fertilized egg the full range of individual rights, and could outlaw abortion and threaten access to fertility treatments as well as to widely used forms of birth control. Voters have defeated similar measures in Mississippi and Colorado.

The clear message is the need for a stepped-up effort to hold state officials electorally accountable for policies that harm women in states where right-wing Republicans control the machinery of government.
 

Ben Oscarsito (342)
Saturday March 30, 2013, 6:49 am
Done!
 

Freya H. (313)
Saturday March 30, 2013, 7:51 am
Noted and signed. The War on Women must be stopped!
 

Vivien Green (153)
Saturday March 30, 2013, 8:58 am
Signed and shared thank you Beverley.
 

Michela m. (3949)
Saturday March 30, 2013, 9:13 am
S&N
 

Barry T. (891)
Saturday March 30, 2013, 9:19 am
I tried to sign but it won't accept Canadians (postal code doesn't work!) But I am a supporter!
 

Beverly M. (86)
Saturday March 30, 2013, 12:34 pm
Thank you for being here in spirit Barry!!!
 

Yvonne F. (177)
Saturday March 30, 2013, 12:37 pm
Signed!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks Beverly
 

Dave C. (224)
Saturday March 30, 2013, 2:17 pm
signed.....as a professional and as a human being....
 

Mike M. (56)
Saturday March 30, 2013, 2:46 pm
N&S
 

Theodore Shayne (56)
Saturday March 30, 2013, 2:51 pm
Done
 

Vicky P. (466)
Saturday March 30, 2013, 7:02 pm
Noted and signed
 

Marie W. (67)
Saturday March 30, 2013, 8:59 pm
S&N
 

Joe R. (190)
Sunday March 31, 2013, 6:28 am
Thanks Beverly. Signed and noted.
 

Rose NoFWDSPLZ (280)
Sunday March 31, 2013, 5:28 pm
SO SIGNED BEVERLY
 

Dandelion G. (386)
Sunday March 31, 2013, 6:13 pm
Thanks for adding your name.
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday March 31, 2013, 10:07 pm
Signing now Beverly cheers
 

Judith C. (150)
Tuesday April 2, 2013, 4:37 pm
Noted-signed
 

Frans Badenhorst (556)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 1:22 am
THANKS FOR ADDING YOUR NAME.

Anti-women's health lawmakers in states across the nation are doing everything they can to overturn Roe v. Wade, despite the fact that 70 percent of Americans oppose overturning it. Truth is, there are 300 outrageous bills that would ban or severely limit access to abortion at the state level.
 
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