Friday, January 22, 2016

KY House on Verge of Sentencing Women to Die in Back Alleys

For forty-three years, the Democratic representatives in the state house have been the only thing standing between Kentucky women and the nightmare choice between being forced to give birth or dying from an illegal procedure.

With just a one-vote Democratic majority and a Connecticut Yankee Lying Coward determined to turn Kentucky into Haiti in the governor's office, that barrier is about to fall.

From the ACLU of Kentucky:

This is a critically important moment for reproductive freedom in Kentucky.

For the first time in nearly 20 years, the Kentucky House is poised to allow a vote on an anti-abortion bill. Call now to tell House leadership and your representatives to vote no on SB 4 because playing politics on the backs of rural and low-income Kentucky women is wrong.
SB 4 passed in the Senate earlier this week. It would force women seeking an abortion to travel twice to one of Kentucky's two abortion clinics for in-person counseling 24 hours before her procedure. This means additional time off work and higher travel, lodging and childcare costs for women who have made the decision to have a safe and legal abortion.

Make a call to House leadership and your representatives today. It will take approximately two minutes. The operator will ask for your name and address and your message and he or she will forward it directly to the lawmakers that desperately need to be educated on this issue.
Thank you for taking a stand for Kentucky women. When you're done with your call, please share this message on Facebook and Twitter. The more calls and messages we can field, the better.
From the National Abortion Rights Action League:
Today is the anniversary of that historic day in 1973 when the Supreme Court, in a landmark decision, affirmed abortion as a constitutionally protected right.
But you and I both know the story didn't end there.
In the 43 years since Roe v. Wade, anti-choice extremists have partnered with politicians across the country to pass wave upon wave of legislation with a singular goal: to reverse the Supreme Court's decision and make abortion so inaccessible that it's effectively illegal all over again.
Sure, those extremists are vocal. They're also the minority in this country: Polling consistently shows that 70% of Americans believe in safe and legal access to abortion. On the anniversary of Roe, will you share this graphic on Facebook to show you won't be silent in the face of these relentless attacks?
I am one of the 7 in 10 Americans who support Roe v. Wade.
Reproductive freedom—which is key to a woman's ability to decide if, when, how and with whom to start a family—is in danger in this country.
  • In 2015 alone, 22 states enacted 41 anti-choice measures.
  • 23 states have anti-choice governments, where the state governor & majority of legislature are anti-choice.
  • 29 states have measures that prohibit insurance plans from covering abortion.
  • 32 states and D.C. impose restrictions on low-income women's access to abortion.1
Every Roe anniversary that passes is another reminder that too much is at stake to say silent. Click here to share the above graphic on Facebook today and help spread the message of the pro-choice majority.

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