The Struggle Continues … 41 years after Roe and Doe

By: Sunday January 19, 2014 7:15 pm

We are coming up to the 41st anniversary of Roe vs Wade and Doe vs Bolton. A couple of days ago, I received an email from the Center for Reproductive Rights entitled “Victory in North Carolina” saying that a federal judge (Catherine Eagles) struck down the North Carolina law forcing physicians to give an intravaginal ultrasound and discuss it with patients seeking an abortion.

This was seen as a victory. In the most obvious and narrow definition of the word, i.e., the defeat of the bill, it was a victory. However, the fact that we are facing increasing attacks on the ability of accessing a constitutional right 41 years after its being granted cannot be seen as a victory, it is demonstrable proof that patriarchy is still extremely powerful and has no intention of giving up the fight to control women’s bodies.

Punishing Women: A Woman’s Job?

By: Tuesday August 24, 2010 9:50 am

Women are roped into judging each other’s sexual behavior and controlling each other’s lives because we’re led to believe it’s our only realistic source of control.

Written by Amanda Marcotte for RHRealityCheck.org – News, commentary and community for reproductive health and justice.

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