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  •  Welcome to the fight! (4.00)
    Good on you!

    I want to ask how old you are... because I was a teen coming up in the mid-70's.... just right after Roe was issued.  I did not have personal experience of the back alley way of doing things BUT all of a sudden, women became really empowered. In a big way.  Roe is the foundation of the women's liberation movement.  

    So, legal abortions and access to birth control for all women (and girls... cause a 15 yr old could walk right into a planned parenthood office and get the protection she needed) was more than just the medical end of empowerment.  It was a PSYCHIC EMPOWERMENT to women: that our lives mattered, that our bodies mattered, that we could decide EVERYTHING for ourselves.

    It's about total empowerment of the human spirit.  That is a wonderful thing. And since Reagan... good god, I see the conditions of the psychic life of women being attacked, which I liken to a literal direct assault on me.

    LetsFight. re handle: Fight the radical right is the sentiment!

    by letsfight on Tue Jan 10, 2006 at 03:10:23 PM PST

    •  Let me clarify this a bit... (4.00)
      For a woman to have the opportunity (the same one men have) in EVERY spectrum of living life, she must first and foremost have power over her body.  Free (and safe) choice is the cornerstone to the very first steps of women living the lives they want.  Take that away, and you take away ALL opportunity.

      LetsFight. re handle: Fight the radical right is the sentiment!

      by letsfight on Tue Jan 10, 2006 at 03:25:07 PM PST

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