May 13, 2014
"Missourians Launch 72-Hour 'Women's Filibuster' To Protest Proposed 3 Day Abortion Waiting Period," Tara Culp-Ressler, Center for American Progress' "ThinkProgress": "On Monday afternoon, reproductive rights advocates in Missouri kicked off a 72-hour 'women's filibuster' to stand up against their state legislature's current attacks on abortion access," Culp-Ressler writes. She writes that while Missouri lawmakers have considered "more than 30 anti-choice bills this session," the filibuster was in response to a "hotly contested measure [HB 1307/1313] that would triple the state's current abortion waiting period and force women to wait a full three days before accessing reproductive health care." Culp-Ressler explains that while mandatory delays are "popular tactic[s] to dissuade women from having an abortion," the laws in reality "don't change women's minds, since most of them are already confident about their decision to end a pregnancy" (Culp-Ressler, "ThinkProgress," Center for American Progress, 5/12).
What others are saying about supporting reproductive rights:
~ "Claiming My Mamahood After My Abortion," Renee Bracey Sherman, Huffington Post blogs.
~ "'Hopefully This Bill Will Go Down in Flames': Missouri Activists Stage 72-Hour Filibuster Against Extreme Abortion Restrictions," Katie McDonough, Salon.
~ "Terry McAuliffe Reminds Virginia Women Why They Voted for Him," Dahlia Lithwick, Slate's "XX Factor."