For readers in the US August 23, 2006Posted by Winter in reproductive rights.
We’ve been asked to help get word out about Ms.’ new “I Had An Abortion” campaign
In 1972, a year before Roe v. Wade, 53 prominent U.S. women publicly declared in Ms. that they had undergone abortions. Among them were Billie Jean King, Anne Sexton, Susan Sontag, Anais Nin and Ms. founder Gloria Steinem. Now, in 2006, with Roe under serious threat, Ms. is relaunching the Campaign with a call for women to sign an abortion rights petition headed We had abortions. Those who have not had abortions can sign separately, insolidarity.