Thursday marks the 41st year since the landmark Supreme Court Roe v. Wade decision, providing a constitutional basis for a woman’s right to choose to terminate her pregnancy. In those years, two generations of women have come of age with the right to control their own bodies and the nation has made great strides in diversity and inclusion as a result. Yet, legislators and pressure groups (mostly male) still seek to restrict that right.
We have seen great strides in other civil rights areas — notably gay rights, disability rights, the right to a fair wage, etc. Why can’t women enjoy the same freedom to experience their civil rights under the Constitution?
What was true in 1973 is true today — making a choice about abortion is, and should be, a personal decision, uncoerced by civil or religious manipulation.
Women’s rights are human rights; we all have the right to control our own biology. Stand up for your rights! Join us Tuesday, Jan. 20, as we rally with supporters of a woman’s right to choose from 5 to 6 p.m. Meet in downtown San Luis Obispo on the corner of Broad and Higuera streets. See you there.