Celebrate the 39th Anniversary of Roe v Wade

Monday, January 23, 2012, 2:30 PM

Join us to celebrate the 39th Anniversary of Roe v Wade.
Help us preserve reproductive rights in New Mexico
For Immediate Release

Contact: Dana Middleton, President, Santa Fe NOW, newmexdana@hotmail.com or 505-982-1823

January 16, 2012. The New Mexico Coalition for Choice is sponsoring its annual Rally and Press Conference for Choice at the Roundhouse to observe the 39h anniversary of the historic Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision. Rabbi Marvin Schwab of Temple Beth Shalom will deliver the invocation.

This year, more than at any time in recent history, basic reproductive freedoms are under attack in New Mexico and across the U.S. In New Mexico, our Constitution provides greater protection for a women’s right to choose than most states. Many low-income women have access to Medicaid funds for reproductive health care in our state.

Anti-choice groups are promising unprecedented efforts to diminish reproductive choices in our state. The Coalition for Choice is particularly concerned about the negative impact that parental involvement laws, which include both parental consent and notification, have on teens and young women. Parental involvement laws have only one goal: to chip away at protections granted by Roe v. Wade and make it difficult for teens’ to access reproductive health services. Our legislators need to hear from New Mexico’s pro-choice voices!

We don’t want any further restrictions on contraceptives/abortion in New Mexico!

This event is sponsored by The New Mexico Coalition for Choice, including: Santa Fe NOW, ACLU-NM, NM Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice, Planned Parenthood of New Mexico, American Association of University Women, Southwest Women’s Law Center, UNM Center for Reproductive Health, and Southwestern Women’s Options, Abortion Care Network and Young Women United.

2 thoughts on “Celebrate the 39th Anniversary of Roe v Wade

  1. Whoa! 34 years ago I, too, got knocked up. I wasn’t 15, but at 24 I was dirvcoed and a single parent of a three year old. To top it off, I was told the abortion was medically necessitated and that my only other choice was to wait until I miscarried, when they were afraid they wouldn’t be able to control the bleeding. The chances of keeping the child were zero.Now, in the bad old days before Roe v Wade, I would have had to have my case reviewed by a hospital board, which could have taken up to six weeks. Six weeks we weren’t sure I had. Thank God, abortion was legal and I could get it done quickly and safely.I haven’t regretted it, either. When I was told what my options were, my first thought was that I had to keep myself alive for my son. There are a lot more reasons for abortion than the ones the Right-to-Lifers condemn. Choices keep us safe. While I agree not getting pregnant in the first place is better, I’m glad we have this as a fallback.

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