Anti-abortion march today!

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Registered: 10-28-2005
Anti-abortion march today!
Mon, 01-24-2011 - 10:12am

Ultrasounds, Abortion and a March Toward Manipulative Legislation

Anti-abortion activists are marching on Washington today to protest ‘Roe v. Wade,’ the 38-year old Supreme Court decision that legalized choice. Abortion and its attendant laws remain among the nation’s most divisive, complex disputes. But the conservative effort to guilt women out of having them by enforcing ultrasounds is one of the most often overlooked and morally worrisome controversies of the lot.

Today’s annual “March for Life” in DC comes as newly empowered Republicans prepare a wave of laws aimed at restricting abortions, including stricter regulations for minors and stiffer prohibitions on abortions after 20 weeks. And then there are the ultrasound requirements, which would encourage or sometimes require doctors to show their patient an image of the fetus and point out any formed anatomy.

Twenty states already have such laws, with Kentucky, whose Senate approved an ultrasound law earlier this month, looking like the latest addition to the roster.

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If you were available to march today, would you? Why or why not?

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-11-2005
Tue, 01-25-2011 - 3:22am

OH HECK NO! I'm prochoice, will always be prochoice and will fight until my last breath to keep this country prochoice.

~~Sam stitches well with others, runs with scissors in her pocket. Cheerful and stupid.
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Registered: 06-24-2009
Tue, 01-25-2011 - 9:35am

If these people were marching *for children*,

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-18-2004
Tue, 01-25-2011 - 2:33pm

no I would not. Demonstartions of this sort do nothing to address the root causes of the issue. I would be more apt to march in favor of affordable birth control or comprehnsive sex education

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Registered: 05-22-2010
Thu, 02-03-2011 - 3:43pm

although i do not think aborition should be illeagal, there are definatly far too many abortions in the world. result of rape/incest ok i absolutly understand not wanting to go through with those pregnancies. but the vast majority of abortions are due to "unplanned pregnancy" ie: careless use of birth control or not using birth control all together and then "oops" i'm pregnant! guess i'll abort it. and i have heard first hand from women who not only have multiple unplanned pregnancies but use abortion as a sick form of birth control!