Choice

Today is the 35th anniversary of Roe v. Wade. It's also National Blog for Choice Day There are still folks and factions out there who want the government to dictate what a woman can do with her body. It's not right. A woman's body is hers and no entity or individual has the right to … Continue reading Choice

Shame on Utah

As I listened to a presentation by Planned Parenthood of Utah yesterday on the timeline of sex education in our country, I couldn't help but think how backwards we have been going since the late 1800's when sex education first started being publicly developed. Although I knew about the "trigger law" that Utah was debating … Continue reading Shame on Utah

Planned Parenthood on the Pine Ridge Reservation

A friend of mine sent me this yesterday: I just read about this in the American Progress Report. It seems the president of the Oglala Sioux tribe in Pine Ridge takes exception to the ban on abortion signed into law in South Dakota. From Bitch, PhD.: "Cecilia Fire Thunder, the President of the Oglala Sioux … Continue reading Planned Parenthood on the Pine Ridge Reservation

“The Dominoes Have Begun to Fall”

Those are the words of Planned Parenthood who has put out an alert that 11 more states are considering criminalizing abortion - even in cases of rape and incest. The abortion ban signed in South Dakota last week was only the beginning. Eleven more states have proposed criminalizing abortion. The governor of Mississippi, Haley Barbour, … Continue reading “The Dominoes Have Begun to Fall”

International Women’s Day

Today, March 8 marks International Women's Day, the day of the Global Women's Strike. IWD is a day that has been celebrated internationally by women and men and childrenm since 1945. (Scroll down for IWD history). Locally, in Salt Lake City, there will be this event: International Women's Day - "Building Global Bridges" Vieve Gore … Continue reading International Women’s Day

33 years of women’s constitutional rights being upheld

Today marks the 33rd anniversary of Roe v. Wade In 1973, women won control of their reproductive rights when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Roe v. Wade that women have a right to choose as part of their constitutional right to privacy, to terminate a pregnancy during its first two trimesters. Only during the … Continue reading 33 years of women’s constitutional rights being upheld