Invites You To Celebrate 43 Years of Safe and Legal Abortion
January 26, 2016
An Event to Honor Roe v. Wade
Where: The Rotunda at the Roundhouse (411 State Capitol, Santa Fe, NM 87501)
When: Tuesday, January 26th
Time: 2 to 4 P.M.
43 years ago, abortion became legal in the United States. Since then, hundreds of restrictions on the safe procedure have been proposed and enacted across the country, making it impossible for women and families to access this constitutional right. Join us to keep this personal decision between a woman and her doctor, without government interference this legislative session.
Now more than ever we need to protect reproductive rights. In the face of the violent attacks and false allegations against Planned Parenthood and other clinics, we need to stand up against hateful rhetoric and extreme tactics that escalate violence against our clinics.
Please join us as we celebrate Roe v. Wade and continue to protect access to reproductive health services for women in New Mexico. You will:
Meet with community leaders
Hear a program of great speakers
Learn what you can do this legislative session and beyond
Celebrate Roe v. Wade. Keep abortion safe and legal in New Mexico.
Santa Fe NOW will proudly host a celebration in honor of the 41st anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the 1973 landmark decision legalizing abortion, to take place in the Roundhouse lobby, Monday, January 27, 1:30pm. Dana Middleton, Santa Fe chapter president, will be the MC. Progressive legislators and numerous public figures will speak at the ceremony.
Following NOW at 3pm will be Dr Sylvia Ramos, champion of the ERA.
Join us, and invite your friends to join us, too! See you there.
We WON! We kept abortion safe and legal! Thank you, NOW volunteers!
Thanks to the effort and the many hours of dedicated volunteers who called voters in Albuquerque, canvassed in Albuquerque, carried campaign signs in front of the Albuquerque polls, and drove voters to the Albuquerque polls, we did it! The final tally was 55% in our favor to 45%. A very respectable (pun intended) margin!
The respectABQwomen campaign was a group of women, families, and allied organizations dedicated to protecting a woman’s ability to make private medical decisions with her family and doctor.
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of New Mexico
American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynocologists
League of Women Voters of New Mexico
New Mexico Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice
New Mexico Women’s Agenda
National Organization for Women (Santa Fe Chapter)
Planned Parenthood of New Mexico
The Southwest Women’s Law Center
Southwestern Women’s Options
Young Women United
And a huge THANK YOU to these organizations who rallied volunteers to help the campaign: Organizing for Action, Catholics for Choice, and the Feminist Majority!
The Roe v. Wade Anniversary was a success! Legislators from all over New Mexico lining up to speak, pledging that we will not go back to the dark days before Roe! Santa Fe's own Martha Burke, Mayor Coss, Coalition members. Men, women, and children — it was a sight to behold. Thank you everyone who participated and helped to plan this — Santa Fe NOW women (of course) and Coalition for Choice members. And, this wonderful event was followed by a Planned Parenthood-sponsored 40th birthday party for Roe v Wade.
The Santa Fe NOW / Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice fundraiser for the Pro-Choice Safety Network Fund featuring feminist author Jessica Valenti was a huge success! Thanks to everyone who volunteered, donated, and attended our events. The afternoon Meet the Author buffet at Jambo Café was completely sold out and the evening event, “A Conversation with Jessica Valenti” at The Santa Fe Woman’s Club was standing room
only! The Silent Auction was a tremendous success. We raised a lot of money for the Pro-Choice Safety Network Fund, raised awareness for Santa Fe NOW and created a forum for future actions against the War on Women in New Mexico. Here are some pictures from the afternoon and evening events.
Based on a true story, this may be the only young adult novel out there where a girl gets pregnant and has an abortion using RU-486. Written by Santa Fe NOW member, Kate Buckley. See Kate's web-site for awards and reviews and her continuing work with teens.http://www.katebuckleybooks.com/