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Archive for January 23rd, 2009

OBAMA ENDS GLOBAL GAG RULE!

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It’s Official!  Here’s what Choice USA says:

It’s a beautiful day in the history of reproductive justice. There’s been a lot of speculation and now it’s actually happening: President Obama is lifting the global gag rule.

When the ban was in place, no U.S. government funding for family planning services could be given to clinics or groups that offer abortion services or counseling in other countries even if the funds for those activities come from non-U.S. government sources.

In the time I have been involved in the reproductive justice movement I have never before known what a major victory feels like. I know this is an experience shared by many in my generation of reproductive justice organizers and activists. I am so excited to be involved in this movement at a time when we can make real positive change.

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Written by Lissette

January 23, 2009 at 3:05 pm

There’s Still Work To Be Done!

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Although we’ve come a long way, Jay Smooth reminds us that it’s not over yet.  There’s still plenty of work to be done, so long as we’re imperfect humans, we still need to work towards all the things that will make our society a more livable and better equitable place.  Check out his message.

Written by Lissette

January 23, 2009 at 2:52 pm

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