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Posted in Email, Main Blog (All Posts) on August 11th, 2006 12:30 pm by HL

We love email, as long as it is not spam From:
Jessica Stites
Editorial Assistant
Ms. magazine

Dear H.L.,

We’re trying to get word out about Ms.’ new “I Had An Abortion” campaign and thought that The Hollywood Liberal might be interested.

PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release Contact: Erin Carmany, 703-522-4201
August 7, 2006 ecarmany@msmagazine.com

Ms. Magazine Launches Women’s Petition on Abortion, Birth Control Groundbreaking New Petition Will Put a Face on the Abortion Issue

Arlington, VA – Ms. magazine has launched a groundbreaking new petition to make visible the millions of women in the United States who have had abortions.

“We must put a human face on the abortion issue,” said Katherine Spillar, executive editor of Ms. magazine. “Ms. calls on women who have had abortions to step forward publicly by signing our petition, which we will send to Congress, the White House, and state legislators. Politicians need to know that their decisions affect their neighbors, their colleagues, influential movers and shakers, and even their own daughters. For the sake of women in the United States and around the world, we cannot lose the right to safe and accessible abortion and access to birth control.”

The “Women’s Petition for Safe, Legal, and Accessible Abortion and Birth Control” is based on the petition that ran in the 1972 debut issue of Ms., in which 53 prominent American women, such as Ms. co-founder Gloria Steinem, publicly declared that they had undergone abortions before the procedure was legal. These women called for the repeal of anti-abortion laws in the United States to end the “untold suffering” and deaths of women who were forced to have unsafe, illegal, back-alley abortions.

Today, the new Ms. petition comes at a time when the South Dakota legislature has voted to ban abortion, and nearly a dozen states have moved similar abortion bans forward. If Roe v. Wade were overturned by the Supreme Court, 17 states would immediately outlaw abortion based on trigger laws or pre-Roe bans still on the books, and another dozen would soon follow. Already, each year, some 70,000 women in developing countries are dying because of botched, illegal abortions, caused in part by U.S. policies such as the Global Gag Rule.

The petition will be printed in the Fall issue of Ms., which hits newsstands October 10, and online at Ms. Magazine

For more information or to read the full petition, visit www.MsMagazine.com.

H.Ls. Responds.
Jessica,
There you go. Hope it helps.
H.L.

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