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18 September 2010 @ 08:33 am
on why reproductive rights matter  
"Let's be completely clear about the facts here. There is no place in the world and no time in history where restricting women's reproductive rights makes a people or a nation more free or more equal. These extreme positions on abortion are without question a war on American girls and women." -Melissa Harris Lacewell

A video of her eloquent comments on the topic are linked in a video on Jezebel.
lazyz: dolllazyz on September 18th, 2010 01:42 pm (UTC)
Honestly, why doesn't that woman have 13 children to keep her out of our hair?
Co-conspirator of Squeemuffyjo on September 18th, 2010 04:23 pm (UTC)
I'm from a people who really did experience the need to hold onto a God who would see them through difficult times including generations of black women who, in slavery, were forced to bear the children of their rapists. And I do believe, because I'm a person of faith in an interceding God that can help people through difficult circumstances, but I'm also an American who believes that the point of Government isn't to make life so hard for half of our citizens that the only force there to help them is God. We, as a government and as a people, deserve and should do better. - Professor Melissa Harris Lacewell (Princeton University)


Edited at 2010-09-18 04:27 pm (UTC)