Petition to United States Supreme Court
Maintain Roe v Wade
In the current political climate of the U.S., the status of Roe v Wade is questionable. With the tragic passing of Justice RBG, a seat on SCOTUS has opened up. President Trump's nomination, Amy Coney Barrett does not support a woman's right to choose and if she is to be given the seat, there is a chance that roe v wade is overturned. Women losing the right to make decisions about their own bodies is beyond abortion, it’s a matter of freedom. Abortion is not ending a life, it’s saving one. A pregnant woman (pregnant by ANY circumstance) has no obligation to sacrifice her life or put her life on hold for an unborn child. Any person making decisions about a woman’s body besides that woman herself is overstepping by a MILLION MILES. Abortions will not stop, they will only become more dangerous and less successful. It is an absolute necessity that the Supreme Court maintain this crucial court decision; if you agree, please sign this petition. Be a part of the solution, not the problem.
Petition to Women's March and ALL Who Care About Women and Their Future
An Open Letter to the Women's March and ALL Who Care About Women and Their Future
*NOW IS THE TIME AND THIS IS THE HOUR FOR TRUTH* An Open Letter to the Women's March and ALL Who Care About Women and Their Future initiated by: Mary Lou Greenberg, long time revolutionary communist and fighter for abortion rights Merle Hoffman, Founder/President/CEO of Choices Women's Medical Center (Founded 1971)Author Intimate Wars, the Life and Times of the Woman who brought Abortion from the Back Alley into the Boardroom (2012) Sunsara Taylor, co-host of the Revolution, Nothing Less Show, host of We Only Want the World, and leader of the 2014 and 2015 Abortion Rights Freedom Rides The Texas Abortion Ban and the Supreme Court's decision to hear a case on December 1st that could overturn abortion protections nationally, do not mark a mere escalation of previous attacks, but a radical rupture that threatens fundamental rights and what we have commonly known as the rule of law. The nightmare this will mean for women and for society must not be watered down. We must tell the truth of what the loss of abortion rights and reproductive justice really means. It is positive that the Women's March has called nationwide mobilizations this Saturday, October 2nd and we urge every person who can participate to mobilize others. At the same time, we strenuously object to the Women's March's attempt to control the creative expression of righteous rage by insisting that there be no coat-hangers or Handmaid's costumes at these marches. The Women's March explains their ban on coat hangers this way: “We do not want to accidentally reinforce the right-wing talking points that self-managed abortions are dangerous, scary and harmful.” Do we really need to make the argument that when abortion is illegal—when the full power of the state is put behind preventing and punishing those who participate in abortion—it becomes unsafe for most women? Unsafe in that not all “self-managed” medication abortions work. Unsafe in that even when they do work, it is only up until about 10 weeks into pregnancy. Unsafe in that it could soon become illegal to receive abortion pills through the mail. Unsafe in that criminal elements who care nothing for women will seek to dominate this market, as they did before Roe. Unsafe in that anyone who helps a woman could be financially and socially ruined. Unsafe in that as abortion is increasingly criminalized and even more shamed, most women won’t know how to access the pill and will resort to even more desperate means—yes, hangers, but also drinking bleach, throwing themselves downstairs, and worse. Unsafe in that forcing women and girls and other pregnant people to live in fear and silence and shame, to have their dreams foreclosed by forced motherhood, to risk isolation and imprisonment, is... fundamentally unsafe. Displaying the imagery of the coat hanger which was used by thousands of women to end unwanted pregnancies when there was no legal option is not reinforcing “right wing talking points,” it is telling the truth. Banning this expression is negating women's historic reality and potential future. The Women's March explains their ban on Handmaid's Tale imagery this way: “The use of Handmaid's Tale imagery to characterize the controlling of women’s reproduction has proliferated, primarily by white women across the country, since the show has gained popularity. This message continues to create more fragmentation, often around race and class, because it erases the fact that Black women, undocumented women, incarcerated women, poor women, and disabled women have always had their reproduction freedom controlled in this country. This is not a dystopian past or future.” This contorted argument denies the essence of the Handmaid's warning, which is the essence of what is going on right now. We are not facing “more of the same” of what have been unacceptable restrictions on women's reproductive freedom, but a leap towards a 21st century program of white supremacy and misogyny, wrapped in the flag and a literal interpretation of the Bible. This is why people have taken up the Handmaid's costumes as a powerful symbol. It is a serious problem that all too many have allowed the escalating assault on reproductive freedom that has hit Black women, undocumented women, incarcerated women, poor women, and disabled women disproportionately hard. If you want to take aim at those who have not merely “erased” this reality, but enforced it, start with those in both mainstream political parties who have kept the Hyde Amendment(that has cut Medicaid funding for poor women every single year since 1977!) as a law of the land. Where is the call to end this now? “Women's Lives are Human Lives!,” one of the strongest and earliest chants puts this into perspective: Women must not be reduced to mere vessels for procreation. So, let us March with our bodies and our banners--let us tell and express the full truth this Saturday. Let this be the catalyst that unleashes sustained, mass refusal and political resistance of all in society who refuse to surrender and be turned back. ABORTION ON DEMAND AND WITHOUT APOLOGY!
Petition to Hillsdale Michigan City Counsil
Stop the anti-abortion laws in Hillsdale, MI
This Monday, August 2nd, 2021 the city of Hillsdale, MI will be debating and voting on a petition to pass anti abortion laws and make the city a “sanctuary city” to the unborn. While Roe V. Wade currently affords us protections and supersedes these laws, every major movement in history has started with local laws, then state laws, and eventually federal change. If we want to protect our rights we have to act NOW! The organization behind this legislation has already lead to passage in 33 of the 44 municipalities that have tried. Even if you aren’t a resident of Hillsdale, this effects all of us as the more of these laws are passed, the closer we come to losing our rights at the federal level. These types of laws not only effect a woman’s right to choose (though Hillsdale itself does not have any clinics that perform elective abortions), they also limit access to life saving procedures in emergencies at the only hospital serving the entire county of over 46k residents. These laws also make any spontaneous miscarriage open to investigation and prosecution, at a time when many women are already suffering feelings of inadequacy and failure wondering what they did wrong to lead to the loss of their pregnancy. This ordinance would serve to ban “abortion inducing drugs” from even being mailed into the city, despite misopristol being used regularly in labor induction. This ordinance is flat out dangerous and needs to be stopped here, and in other cities it’s author are coming to next. Please join us for a peaceful protest at the council meeting if able and sign the petition, even if you are not a resident of the City of Hillsdale. We need to send a clear message that we will not tolerate these laws being passed at any level. Please also share this petition to spread the word, our time is running out to get as much support as we can before Hillsdale joins the ranks in ending Roe V Wade. Even if you don’t have a uterus, someone you know and love does and they need your help to to protect their life. We thank you for your support. Our only chance at protecting our rights is standing together now more than ever.
Petition to United States Supreme Court
Advocate for reproductive rights and bodily autonomy.
People with female reproductive organs are facing the loss of their reproductive rights and bodily autonomy. Texas has already passed a restrictive abortion ban that eliminates the right to an abortion after six weeks. Many people do not realize they are pregnant within the first six weeks. If an underaged child was raped or was able to conceive on their own, they more then likely wouldn't have the resources to discover a pregnancy in the first six weeks. Some people don't have the money to raise a child. This abortion ban allows for citizens to sue doctors that provide an abortion, the person who provided transportation to the abortion clinic, and even anyone who helped the person pay for the abortion. This law does not have any exceptions for people who experienced rape or incest. This also means a person can not receive an abortion after six weeks for medical purposes either. This means the person would be forced to carry to term if they wasn't able to find out about the pregnancy before six weeks. Even if it risks them dying or experiencing complications in future pregnancies. We need to stand up and have our voices heard. The right to abortion is a right to healthcare. This law will not decrease abortion rates, only decrease SAFE abortion rates. Fight for human reproductive rights.
Petition to Sabine Kohleisen, Renata Jungo Brüngger, Ute Wüest von Vellberg, Daniel Blatt
Mercedes-Benz: Please Denounce the Alabama Abortion Ban
Alabama has just passed one of the most restrictive abortion laws in the world.As a global company with a major manufacturing plant in Alabama, we urge Mercedes-Benz to publicly denounce the recent bill passed by the state legislature, House Bill 314, the so-called "Human Life Protection Act." This bill eliminates women’s access to safe and legal abortions. The “remarkable cruelty” of the bill means that “...women in Alabama would be forced to carry unwanted or nonviable pregnancies to term in nearly all circumstances, including when a pregnancy results from rape or incest. Doctors who perform the procedure would face felony charges and up to 99 years in prison — which is more prison time than convicted rapists face in the state.”New York Times May 15th, 2019 Amnesty International has stated that “Abortion bans like the one passed in Alabama are a violation of human rights.”Please sign this petition to urge Mercedes-Benz to use its power in Alabama to speak out publicly against this bill and support access to safe and legal abortions.
My body my choice
“Texas will ban all abortions from the moment of fertilization in the coming weeks- “there will be no acception of rape or incest” the supreme court over turned roe v wade on friday june 24th 2022. Which means that innocent little girl has to be a mother now, or that mother whos hardly making it by has another mouth to feed. The government shouldnt be able to tell women what to do with their bodies. No one should. One vote can make a big difference little by little we can change peoples minds.
Petition to Missouri Governor, Missouri State Senate, Michael L. Parson
Keep Missouri Pro-Choice
With Missouri House Bill 2810, it would ban abortions for Ectopic Pregnancies, which is when an egg becomes fertilized in one of the fallopian tubes, and despite having a low mortality rate for mothers (.2 - .4%) there is almost a 90% mortality rate for the fetus. In the off chance of the fetus developing fully, it can cause damage to organs and blood vessels in and around the reproductive system. As well as banning these abortions, it would also ban abortions for Rape and Sexual Assult victims, which, although doesn't have as bad physical side effects, the mental effects can be detrimental. Though terminating the pregnancy doesn't fix everything, it does help ease the pain of dealing with such a life changing event. ⅓ of people who are raped contemplate suicide, while 13% attempt suicide. Keeping abortion legal could help keep these rates relatively low. This bill also bans Missouri residents from seeking care out of state in states such as Illinois and Kansas. Not only is this unreasonable, it also goes against the 10th Amendment, which, in essence, says that states can only make laws for their state and not others. Read more: https://www.house.mo.gov/billtracking/bills221/hlrbillspdf/5798H.01I.pdf https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/597911-missouri-bill-seeks-to-ban-terminating-fatal-ectopic-pregnancies
Petition to obstetricians/gynecologists , Physicians
Stop ABOG construction of new headquarters in Dallas TX
SB 8 effectively stopped most abortion care in Texas after 6 weeks gestation. The American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG), headquartered in Dallas, Texas, is responsible for certifying doctors after training. An oral examination is required, only given in Dallas, where all candidates must travel and stay two days before sitting for the exam. Yearly all doctors who are board-certified need to pay to maintain this board certification and complete educational requirements. Ob/Gynes are forced to support a state that has made most abortion illegal. After SB 8 passed, there was a cry for ABOG to move out of Texas because the rights of women to safe and accessible abortion care are now denied. The unconstitutional law enacted makes it impossible for doctors to provide care protected by law for almost 50 years. ABOG stated they were staying in Texas regardless of this hostile environment. Recently, the tone-deaf ABOG announced that they are building a new facility in Dallas. It is incredulous that ABOG is forcing OB/GYN doctors to support this state in any way. ABOG needs to spend the money of its doctors in another state where rights are protected and not agree to the status quo. In other instances, economic pressure has made a difference in affecting policy- Indiana and LGBTQ rights come to mind. It is not enough for ABOG to sit silently. Their argument that "we are not a political organization" is entirely correct! This issue should not be and is not political- it is a right in this country that we all have access to safe abortion care. ABOG needs to make a stand and move to a state that values human rights. Our voices will make a difference. Stop construction, tear up contracts, and move to a city where newly minted obstetricians and gynecologists can sit for their boards in a place that aligns with our values as physicians taking care of women.