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Below is a short list of resources to educate us and help us understand the highly charged issue of the recent Supreme Court’s shocking decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.
I hope that we will all take the time to learn all we can on what this decision means, how it impacts our world, and what we can do right now to focus our anger in a productive way that will be of benefit to all who will be affected by these heartbreaking changes.
>> “The Jane’s“—a powerful and inspiring story of what several brave women did before Roe v. Wade to assist women in need of reproductive healthcare.
>> “On the Divide“—shows all sides of the reproductive rights issue from the perspective of five Latino women who were thrown together at the last abortion clinic in a Texas border town.
>>Our Bodies, Ourselves—first written in 1970 by a group of women who dared to address sexuality and reproductive health for women. It has been updated and revised throughout the years and is credited for changing women’s health movement around the world.
>> The Turnaway Study: The Cost of Denying Women Access to Abortion—“The ‘remarkable’ (The New Yorker) landmark study of the consequences on women’s lives—emotional, physical, financial, professional, personal, and psychological—of receiving versus being denied an abortion that ‘should be required reading for every judge, member of Congress, and candidate for office—as well as anyone who hopes to better understand this complex and important issue.'” ~ Cecile Richards
>> Doctors of Conscience: The Struggle to Provide Abortion Before and After Roe V. Wade—“Well-researched and clearly written…provides a compelling narrative of the dedication of doctors who have braved society’s continuing ambivalence toward women’s right to choose.” ~ K. Kaufmann, San Francisco Examiner-Chronicle
>> “Your Personalized ‘It’s Not Over’ Checklist, Aka How You Can Join the Fight Right Now”—Cosmopolitan Magazine
This has a detailed list of how you can join the fight right now.
Let’s educate ourselves so that we can speak truth to power. Let’s move forward with compassion so that we can be of benefit to those who will need us the most during these difficult times. Let’s focus our anger and work aggressively to insure that our collective voices are heard in a manner that will create positive change for the good of all of us.
“Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world.” ~ Nelson Mandela