Ms. Magazine will have a fall issue out next week which will feature story on women who had abortions, along with the names of ‘thousands’ of women across the country who want to openly declare it. Via AP:
At a pivotal time in the abortion debate, Ms. magazine is releasing its fall issue next week with a cover story titled “We Had Abortions,” accompanied by the names of thousands of women nationwide who signed a petition making that declaration.
The publication coincides with what the abortion-rights movement considers a watershed moment for its cause. Abortion access in many states is being curtailed, activists are uncertain about the stance of the U.S. Supreme Court, and South Dakotans vote Nov. 7 on a measure that would ban virtually all abortions in their state, even in cases of rape and incest.
“All this seems very dire,” said Eleanor Smeal, president of the Feminist Majority Foundation, which publishes Ms.
“We have to get away from what the politicians are saying,” she said, “and get women’s lives back in the picture.”
Even before the issue reaches newsstands Oct. 10, anti-abortion activists have been decrying it. Judie Brown, president of the American Life League, wrote in a commentary that when she saw a Ms. announcement of the project, “the evil practically jumped right off the page.”
Ms. executive editor Katherine Spillar said more than 5,000 women have signed the petition so far _ heeding its appeal to declare they are unashamed of the choice they made. The magazine itself had room for only 1,016 names, she said Tuesday, but all of them will be viewable online as Ms. encourages other women to continue adding their signatures.
Say it loud and SAY IT PROUD!
Wonder if they gave away Tshirts like this one to the first hundred petition signers?
What about an alternative to that one for the feministas to wear that would perhaps be a little more catchy? Even more so than the Tshirt actress Ashley Judd wore to a pro-abortion rally that read “This is what a feminist looks like.” Hmm. Let’s see. It would read something like “I would’ve supported my mom’s ‘right’ to abort me” or maybe “I would’ve supported your mom’s ‘right’ to abort you.”
That sound a little bit more on the mark?
Just a thought …
Wed. AM Update: La Shawn Barber pegs this story for what it is.
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