Wednesday, February 18, 2009

the joys of activism

Tonight, I'm going to a letter writing party put on by C of C's chapter of NOW and our new local Planned Parenthood. We're writing letters to SC legislators in protest of the Mandatory 24-Hour Bill that is currently being debated (Bill H.3245). It would make it required that there be a 24 hour delay if a woman receives an ultrasound before terminating a pregnancy. And, obviously, is completely ridiculous. It's medically unnecessary, forces women to make yet another dreaded trip to the clinic they wouldn't have to otherwise, and, like every other abortion restriction on the books, assumes women don't know how to make their own decisions regarding their bodies. So, if you live in South Carolina, protest this bullshit!

And speaking of activism, we found out the numbers for the Vagina Monologues and I'm not going to say anything yet, but we are making a VERY large donation to this year's beneficiary, PAR. So, that's super exciting, and we're going out tonight to celebrate! Nothing like some well-earned drinks for some successful fundraising. Yay vaginas!

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