VAWA Rises Again – Call Congress to Urge Swift Action
January 28, 2012
TAKE ACTION NOW – Please call or meet with your senators and representative to urge swift action on re-authorization of the Violence Against Women Act in the 113th Congress (S. 47/H.R. 11). We need both Democrats and Republicans to get this legislation passed. Use our formatted message below or write one of your own.
If you can make a phone call or visit with your representative, that’s even better! The House has recessed until Feb. 4 and members are back in their districts. But be sure to take action – we must see that VAWA programs continue providing shelter and saving lives.
January 22, 2013, marked the 40th Anniversary of the historic Roe v. Wade Court decision to legalize abortion rights in the United States. Roe v. Wade overturned numerous anti-choice state laws that denied women autonomy over their bodies, ensuring them their right to free choice.
Choice is an important freedom which we all use every day. From minor everyday choices such as going to work v. staying home, where to shop for groceries or which bill to pay. Then there are choices that are more complex and require more reflection…what career to choose, religious preference, who to marry, whether and when to have children. Most reading this would never think they have a right to make these choices for someone else.
Nevertheless, choice often gets lost in the conversation about abortion. I am pro-choice, but not pro-abortion. I can only make the choice to have an abortion for me…not for my sisters, not for my neighbors, not for women in other parts of the country. Choice is vital to the preservation of women’s rights, personal freedom, and privacy.
Honoring women means honoring their choices, including the choice to have or not have an abortion. Trust Women! Keep Choice!