Abortion is not murder. Fetuses are not children. Women are not incubators.
A dangerous new wave of attacks against women’s basic right to control their reproduction – from abortion to birth control – began with Republican election victories last fall. Using anti-scientific claims that abortion harms women, they are going to take us back to the 1960s when thousands of women died every year from illegal abortions. The anti-abortion crowd is slashing funds for pregnancy prevention and health care for low-income women. As much as they talk about unborn fetuses, their "morality" does not extend to providing for children who need public schools, health care, and someday, college educations; nor children born in countries currently being bombed by the United States military. This culture war is not about fetuses – it’s about nothing less than the social role of women and our most basic rights.
Many cities will be holding "Walks for Choice" this weekend.
Find a protest near you.