Wednesday, January 19, 2011

We need to make a statement

From NARAL Pro-choice America

On Friday, help us honor the anniversary of Roe v. Wade by sharing
your concerns about choice for 2011 given the anti-choice gains in the
states and Congress.

Our initiative is called Blog for Choice Day, and it’s a powerful,
personal way to get pro-choice bloggers and people talking about
choice on one of the most important days surrounding a woman’s right
to choose: the Roe anniversary.

And Blog for Choice Day couldn’t have come at a better time. We truly
need people talking about choice now that anti-choice John Boehner is
speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, Rep. Joe Pitts is in
charge of a panel that oversees many women’s health programs, and the
freshmen class in the House has 79 anti-choice members.

At the state level, as a result of the 2010 elections, the number of
anti-choice governors increased from 21 to 29. Plus, 15 states have
both an anti-choice governor and anti-choice politicians in control of
the legislature.

Your thoughts can take any form. Write a blog post, update your
Facebook status, send an email to your friends, or Tweet. It’s your
choice. All that matters is that you talk about being pro-choice and
what’s at stake this year given the political realities. Oh, and
please tell us you plan to join us!

By working together, we can get pro-choice Americans thinking about
how important it is that we protect a woman’s right to choose. Writing
a blog post or updating your status really can change hearts and minds
– especially when we all work together.

Share with us what you’ve written so that we can show the level of
support we have.

Thanks again for inspiring me!

Nancy Keenan
President, NARAL Pro-Choice America

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