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HB695

“URGENT! Sneak attack by NC Senators who seem committed to denying safe and legal abortion to NC women. HB695 inserts every anti-women’s health bill the GOP couldn’t get passed during the regular session, so they’re trying to push them through now. They think we’re not paying attention. BUT WE ARE!

The third reading is tomorrow at 9am at the NCGA. Let’s show them our power and BE THERE!

*Wear Pink &/or Purple

*FYI: As opposed to Texas, anyone who is disruptive in the Senate gallery will be arrested.*”
–via Planned Parenthood Health Systems Action Fund

Students for Life of America is a national coalition of anti-choice student groups.  This year, they have initiated The Planned Parenthood Project.  It features pink crosses symbolizing each abortion Planned Parenthood performs every day.  Although it rhetorically has a comparable effect to more typical anti-choice rallies featuring photographs of aborted fetuses, the student activist with whom I spoke considered herself a supporter of women’s rights.  Good for her.

I want to reach out to feminist students on Clemson and Tulane University campuses.  Apparently, this project will be on its way to your campuses shortly.  Today, we had a great turnout of feminist activists and allies for a counter-protest, and hope that students can organize against Students for Life of America’s propaganda. 

Maybe the comments section of this post can turn into an organizing panel? 

At this particular demonstration, anti-choice activists were armed with CDC and AMA-disproven misinformation: specifically, they claimed that there was a link between abortion and breast cancer, as well as between abortion and post-traumatic stress disorder.  These claims are false, and have been disproven repeatedly, but are disseminated by Crisis Pregnancy Centers across the country.  These students also had literature on local CPCs.  It may be useful for counter-protesters to have leaflets with information about CPCs, Planned Parenthood’s wide range of services, and how students and community members can mobilize against anti-choice propaganda. 

Join VOX: Voices for Planned Parenthood, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Feminist Students United, the LGBTQ Center, and Interactive Theatre Carolina for a day long workshop on reproductive justice!

The goal of this training is to allow participants to gain an understanding of what reproductive justice in the US means, the roles and services of Planned Parenthood, the conflicting messages that pregnant people face when confronted with the possibility of abortion, and the specific challenges that LGBTIQ individuals in the US face in the arena of reproductive justice.

Free lunch will be provided!

We would greatly prefer if you would register for this event so that we can know how much food to order, but if you show up without registering, we won’t turn you away!


To Register for this workshop: Click Here

For more information, check out our  Facebook Event Page

Good news, everyone: VOX is making a ZINE! That being said, a ZINE is no simple feat, so we are looking to you, feminists!

The theme of this zine will be, quite generally, Reproductive Justice & Freedom!

This collection of awesome will be a celebration of SEX, Sexualities, Women’s Rights, and anything else you dream up.  Have you been searching for a way to vent your frustrations with recent attacks on said rights? Here’s your chance!! Do you want to express your opinion or share an experience with how our legal and social norms limit these rights? We want YOU!

That means:

  • Art work
  • Poetry
  • Stories
  • Information
  • Anything your heart desires!

About:

  • Contraception
  • Education
  • Periods
  • Sexualities
  • Stigma
  • Social Norms and how/why they suck
  • Pregnancy
  • Abortion
  • Exams
  • Health care
  • Sexual Experiences

In addition, we are looking specifically for short anecdotes surrounding sex education, Planned Parenthood, sexual relations and the like.

Tell us: What went wrong? What went right? How did being educated impact this experience – OR – how did this experience demonstrate the importance of sexual education?  Have a notable experience with PP?  We want to hear about it!!

The deadline has yet to be set, but we welcome submissions immediately and will keep everyone updated.

Email your submission as an attachment to: uncfsu@gmail.com and be sure to include your name and any other relevant personal information so that we can give proper credit.

Don’t hesitate to contact us with an questions OR if you would like to be added to the VOX listserv! 

Follow us on Twitter @VOXforPP or join us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/groups/2200126824/

Peace and Solidarity,

VOX!!

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