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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Photo from Fibonnaci Blue via flickr.


Jeanne Rogers
Jeanne Rogers2 years ago

Thank you for sharing.

Jeanne Rogers
Jeanne Rogers2 years ago

Thank you for sharing.

Roberto MARINI
Roberto MARINI2 years ago

Thank you

Kevin Brown
Kevin Brown4 years ago

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

Sarah M.
Sarah M6 years ago

Thank you!

Sarah Hill
Sarah Hill6 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 Undebeck6 years ago

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

Luna Doula
Luna D6 years ago

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

Anita Wisch
Anita Wisch6 years ago

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

MY body, MY choice!

Fiona H.
Fiona V6 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?