Saturday, January 20, 2007

Ah, the Abortion Wars are back!

Thanks to CHAD for the continued reporting on what's heating up in SD this legislative session. Get ready for more legislation designed to control women's uteruses.

Man, I hope the rest of the Leg is too smart to go down this road again.

But there is an opportunity to do something about it. Thursday, February 1 is the second annual Women 4 Women Day in Pierre. There are free buses leaving from Sioux Falls and Rapid City. If you want the opportunity to lobby your elected officials - and lemme tell ya, last year I was really intimidated about approaching them, but this year? This year I'm spittin' mad and ready to give them a piece of my mind! - then join us!

(So who's going? I'm bringing my knitting - who's with me?)

6 comments:

Danielle said...

Lol, I would probably look a little out of place there right now...

Kelsey said...

I'm bringing knitting, but I'm a bus captain, so we'll see how much I get to knit.

KeepAskingWhy said...

Can you all trek up to North Dakota too? Our legislators apparently learned nothing from your state...we have several abortion bills pending.

plain(s)feminist said...

keepaskingwhy -
hmmm...isn't it PP for the Dakotas and MN? Maybe the HQ can call in activists from all three states?

KeepAskingWhy said...

We'd love to have you, and yes, I believe our PP office is for MN, ND & SD but then we have office reps in each state as well.

If you want to read more about the bills, there are some posts I did about the bills in the 2007 Legislative Forum at http://www.bismarckdems.com/

I think you have to do the free register for the forums. If you don't want to do that...let me know and I'd be happy to send info to you about the bills or post (don't know the appropriate spot to put it). SD got a lot of discussion at the hearings.

plain(s)feminist said...

keepaskingwhy - Go ahead and post it here, or let me know if you'd like to do a guest post...?