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1893 - Women win the right to vote

1916 - The first US Birth control clinic opens

1920 - The Women's Bureau of the Department of Labor is formed

1936 - Birth control information is no longer classes as obscene

1948 -  The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, gives women the same rights as a man.

1963 - Congress passes the Equal pay act

1972 - In Eisenstadt v. Baird the Supreme Court rules that the right to privacy includes an unmarried person's right to use contraceptives.

1973 - the Supreme Court establishes a woman's right to safe and legal abortion, overriding the anti-abortion laws of many states.

1981 - United Nations General Assembly adopted the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW)

Discrimination is defined as: Any distinction, exclusion or restriction made on the basis of sex which has the effect or purpose of impairing or nullifying the recognition, enjoyment or exercise by women, irrespective of their marital status, on a basis of equality of men and women, of human rights and fundamental freedoms in the political, economic, social, cultural, civil or any other field.

Why then is then in 2012, that the US Government is going backwards and restricting the rights of women?

Ladies if we sit back now, changes will happen. Changes which already discriminate against women with lack of respect to privacy and personal rights. Laws are being passed, drawn up and though of by our government trying to ensure women have as much rights to our bodies as we did 200 years ago.

Why are our elected officials quick to forget these battles which have already been fought and won? We need to take action, and we need to ask ALL politicians to stop trying to enforce laws on our basic womens rights, on our bodies and to revoke our privacy that they would not choose to inflict on themselves.

It is time to stand up and be counted, it's time to tell the government we want seperation of vagina and state.

Letter to
President Barack Obama
I just signed the following petition addressed to: The U.S government.

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Seperation of vagina and state.

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted in 1948 enshrines women the SAME rights as a man. In 1979 the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) for legal implementation of the Declaration on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women Described as an international bill of rights for women, it came into force on 3 September 1981. Discrimination is defined as :Any distinction, exclusion or restriction made on the basis of sex which has the effect or purpose of impairing or nullifying the recognition, enjoyment or exercise by women, irrespective of their marital status, on a basis of equality of men and women, of human rights and fundamental freedoms in the political, economic, social, cultural, civil or any other field.
Let's not forget also one of the most famous cases of direct discrimination, The Roe v. Wade decision held that a woman, with her doctor, could choose abortion in earlier months of pregnancy without legal restriction, and with restrictions in later months, based on the right to privacy.
The U.S. Supreme Court case Griswold v. Connecticut struck down a law that prohibited birth control. The Supreme Court found that the law violated the right to marital privacy. This 1965 case is important to feminism because it emphasizes privacy, control over one’s personal life and freedom from government intrusion in relationships. Griswold v. Connecticut helped pave the way for Roe v. Wade.
Have these women fought for nothing? Are Male politicians trying to forget the hardship these women went through to secure the rights we have today? If we sit back now , changes will happen, changes which already discriminate against women with lack of respect to privacy and personal rights. Laws are being passed, drawn up and though of by male counterparts trying to ensure women have as much rights to our bodies as we did to vote in 1920 's. In the decision in Roe V. Wade, ruled out any legislative interference in the first trimester of pregnancy and put limits on what restrictions could be passed on abortions in later stages of pregnancy.
So why are Male politicians quick to forget these battles which have already been fought and won? We need to take action, and we need to ask ALL male politicians to stop trying to enforce laws on our body and privacy that they would not choose to inflict on themselves.
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Sincerely,