Wednesday, January 25, 2012

39th anniversary of Roe v. Wade - "March" online

"March" online with the Trust Women/Silver Ribbon Campaign, MoveOn, and over 70 other groups to let legislators know that reproductive health, reproductive justice and reproductive rights are at the top of our agenda, and should be at the top of theirs.

To celebrate the 39th anniversary of Roe v. Wade NWPC joined with 50 other organizations nationwide for the first-ever Trust Women Week.

Let Gov. Jerry Brown and California legislators know that you believe in a woman’s right to make personal and private reproductive health decisions, and they should be too!

Thousands of Americans have already signed up for the online march.

Just a few short years ago Dr. Sophia Yen, a women's health activist and pediatrician, asked President Barack Obama (at that time running for Senator of Illinois) where he stood on reproductive rights. To that question, he responded, “I trust women. Period." 

From this answer stemmed a campaign for reproductive health, rights, and justice. Founder, Dr. Yen, states, "I wanted to show that this country believes that abortion is a private issue and that we as a nation trust women to make reproductive health decisions."

The main goals of the Silver Ribbon Campaign are:
  • Support reproductive rights
  • Support free access to birth control.
  • Support keeping abortion legal and accessible.
Dr. Yen named this movement the Silver Ribbon Campaign. Why silver? “Silver symbolizes science over ideology. Silver is clean and sharp, and as an M.D. silver is the color of medicine,” she says. The Trust Women/Silver Ribbon Campaign is a coalition of 42 national and local organizations that believe in trusting women to protect reproductive rights. 

The NWPC supports this campaign as they work to provide access to abortion across the country. Although we celebrate nearly 40 years of legalized abortions, 89% of counties nationwide have no abortion provider. 

Join us in supporting reproductive rights and trusting women to do so!

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