Swell way to start the day. Read Feminema's blog, found image and followed her link to Keep Boehner Out of My Uterus where a comment led to today's Washington Post (local) article, "Women's PAC Formed Following Abortion Legislation."
Missed Rachel Maddow Show last night or I'd have learned about that PAC in Virginia:
Will women in other states start a similar, bi-partisan Women's Strike Force? The brand new group raised $10,000 in its first day of operation.
Alabama could use one. Today legislation similar to the one that claimed everyone's attention in Virginia, a “State Mandated Rape” Anti-Abortion Bill , will be debated in the state senate. The anti-choice, Republican governor of Alabama could be looking toward some challenging days ahead similar to Virginia's governor.
But it is scary that so many of these keep popping up. The anti-abortion "Heartbeat Bill" in Ohio . A woman state legislator, hoping to fool who [?], has sponsored another fetal ultrasound bill under the title, "Women's Right to Know" in Pennsylvania.
There are others-- Oklahoma and Georgia. Little of this has been covered in what I read. Only through Google searches about "states with anti-abortion legislation" did I discover much of what's posted here.
Most hidden and most disturbing is a bill in Congress, "District of Columbia Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act," pushed forward by an Arizona congressman. Where did it come from? It is modeled on legislation promoted by the National Right to Life organzation. Mike DeBonis has a blog on the WaPo, that describes the bill while reminding me that D.C. needs statehood for crying out loud.
Women are only 17% of members in Congress.
Wearing it every day so you will ask me!
Thanks to the Feminist Majority who had the idea.