Some of you probably saw four of us out in front of the courthouse with our signs on Saturday.
The following list shows you why we were there:
Florida — the governor vetoed $1.5 million to fund rape crisis centers.
Arizona — bans abortion before prenatal testing, has mandatory ultrasound, woman must wait 24 hours to terminate pregnancy.
Georgia — Rep. Franklin (R) wants to classify victims of rape, stalking or family violence as “accusers” until a defendant is convicted.
Wisconsin — women’s pay and services were cut while the governor’s cronies get bonuses.
Oklahoma — wanted to mandate a trans-vaginal ultrasound (it was defeated), wants to classify a fertilized egg a “person,” and ban all birth control, including in-vitro fertilization.
Kansas — rejected funds for family planning, so the people gathered the money to pay for it.
In another, they wanted to let a woman’s boss at work decide what kind of healthcare she could have.
These states have passed anti-choice laws: Nebraska, Alabama, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Oklahoma and South Carolina.
I call that a War on Women, don’t you? Roe vs. Wade has been the law since 1972, and I think the tea party and their GOP cronies would also take away our right to vote, if they could.
I hope this letter opens some eyes around here.