As I hope you’ve already heard, the wingnuts in the state legislature of South Dakota have passed a law (waiting to be signed by the governor) that would outlaw all abortions, except to prevent the death of the pregnant woman. I am beyond incensed by this – for reasons that others have outlined much better than I could in my rage.
And so I offer these links, so that you know this information is out there, in the event that the wingnuts succeed.
- Emergency Contraception Website (including a nifty page on pills available in different countries and the dosage to take for EC purposes)
- A Woman’s Book of Choices: Abortion, Menstrual Extraction, RU-486 from the Feminist Women’s Health Collective in Seattle. They also offer some great information on finding clinics, finding funding for an abortion, personal stories, options and choices, etc.
- The Center for Reproductive Rights – because any decision that I make about what goes on in my uterus shouldn’t be mandated by the state. A highlight is the publication "What if Roe Fell?" (full text in PDF).
- I’m Not Sorry – a web site with stories from women who have had abortions and SHOCK OF ALL SHOCKS, aren’t sorry for their (highly personal) choices.
Take your reproductive rights seriously, folks. Don’t let the wingnuts control your body. It’s your choice – fight for your rights. And for the love of all that is right, if you live in South Dakota, move the hell away!