Monday, July 21, 2008

Fighting for our Rights!

We had a great conversation last Sunday where we discussed Sarah Weddington's book on Roe v Wade and its meaning in our present lives. For everyone, we appreciated being shown how it was before the Roe v Wade decision and how frighteningly close we are to having it been overturned.

We were all pro-choice members so there weren't any ugly scenes at the coffee shop!

Because abortion is legal, more activism has emerged from the anti-abortion activisits. It hasn't been as loud of an activism in the past decade, but fatal consequences and extreme violence has happened. The message we took was that we should be actively aware of what type of laws related to abortion are being presented and take an action in your state as a way to participate in the legal system.

We also talked about our experiences with sex ed classes and the different types of activities we went through when we were young.

Although the book was written in the 1990s during election year - it felt very relevant, as the abortion issue still continues to be controversial.

3 comments:

stacy said...

Hi Everyone,

I highly reccomend "If these walls could talk" about three different women living in 1952, 1974, and 1996 and what it was like before abortion was legal.

Stacyann

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/If_These_Walls_Could_Talk

stacy said...

I found this trailer online. Warning its very "Lifetime-esque" but good.

http://www.videodetective.com/titledetails.aspx?publishedid=6602

stacy said...

Some information on the Supreme Court if interested:

http://www.supremecourtus.gov/about/about.html