Monday, May 3, 2010
A Win in Georgia… No, Seriously, a Win in Georgia
As you probably remember, anti-choice politicians in Georgia sank to new lows when they tried to fast-track a bill that was part of a larger strategy to co-opt civil rights language and use it as a guise to attack reproductive rights. Sponsors of the bill aimed to deceive communities of color about reasons women seek abortion care and could have affected women’s ability to access abortion nationwide. In solidarity with our allies on the ground, SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective and Planned Parenthood of Georgia, we were able to motivate activists around the country. Ultimately, these outstanding groups were able to stop the bill! The situation choice activists faced in Georgia shows that your rapid response matters. Legislation moves so quickly, and we often have only a few hours notice to make a difference. So thank you for stepping up, and a huge round of applause to SisterSong and other leaders in Georgia for standing strong.