Girl (painaulait) wrote in ontd_political,

Walk for Choice 2011

The Walk for Choice 2011 started in Chicago, IL. The event has since spread throughout the world because they truly believe that all people have the right to manage their own bodies. Walk for Choice 2011 was created in response to the events in Congress surrounding The No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act (H.R. 3) and other anti-choice legislation. By pushing anti-choice legislation in Congress (rather than addressing the real economic needs and social issues, like housing and hunger), politicians are telling women that they are not capable of making medical decisions for themselves. H.R. 3 limits accessibility to abortion, a medical procedure that saves the lives of 70,000 women each year. HR3 also limits the ability of women to get medical attention at all if they are pregnant. Walk for Choice will take place in multiple cities on February 26th, 2011.

The official Walk for Choice website is

There are walks being organized in several cities. More information and each participating city's facebook event page can be found at the official tumblr.

Please help out in any way you can and spread the word!
Tags: abortion, activism, womens rights

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