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.