“Unite Women”, a new non-partisan organization of women and men, has issued a call for a wave of marches and rallies across the U.S. (and on Facebook) on Saturday April 28, 2012.
The YouTube promo video has some great images of women protesting. Anyone got ideas for poster slogans?
Here’s the call:
Texas turned down $35 million in federal funds for the Medicaid Women’s Health Program. This means that at least 300,000 low-income and uninsured women in Texas will have no access, or significantly reduced access, to basic reproductive health care.
A proposed bill in Arizona requires women to prove to their employers that they need birth control in order to treat a medical condition if they want their prescription to be covered by their insurer.
Pennsylvania and Texas require all women seeking a legal abortion undergo a medically unnecessary vaginal ultrasound probe, including rape victims. Pennsylvania’s governor suggests women “close their eyes” during the procedure.
Oklahoma passed a personhood amendment declaring a fertilized egg is a person, which could make birth control illegal and partial miscarriages unable to treat until the woman’s life is in danger.
Topeka, Kansas decriminalized domestic violence in late 2011, hoping to balance their budget.
Today, women pay up to 50% more than men for the same health coverage.
Being a woman is not a pre-existing condition.
Join the Facebook event
Help defend women’s rights and pursuit of equality. Join the movement all across the United States on April 28th, 2012, as we come together as one to tell members of Congress in Washington, DC and legislatures in all 50 states, “enough is enough.”
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