Welcome to the CDWC Web site!
CDWC THANKS all who attended the November 19 forum, ACLU/Preterm vs. Kasich, on
the lawsuit challenging three Ohio budget amendments restricting reproductive rights. It was a very interesting
and informative meeting. Our thanks also go to the three outstanding women on the panel, all key players in the lawsuit
-- Susan Scheutzow, Chrisse France, and Jessie Hill -- who spoke so eloquently
about this important effort to protect the women of Ohio.
We will keep you updated on the lawsuit as it goes
forward. In the meantime, please read below about what's happening elsewhere.
From Eleanor Smeal,
President, Feminist Majority Foundation
November 20, 2013
Anti-Abortion Measure Defeated
Last night, the pro-choice movement scored a
big win in New Mexico -- Albuquerque voters defeated a dangerous referendum that would have banned abortion after 20 weeks.
Read more here.
The referendum was the first proposed city-level abortion restriction in the country and, if
it had passed, would have had far-reaching national implications and set an alarming precedent.
But with the help of the Feminist Majority
Foundation and a strong coalition of pro-choice organizations, that didn't happen.
Yesterday, a record number residents turned
out to vote against this harmful referendum. A strong message was sent to legislators across the country -- both on the state
and national level -- who are proposing similar bans: We will not go back. We will not stop fighting.
Example: Also yesterday, the Supreme
Court refused to block a Texas law that requires doctors performing abortions to have admitting privileges at local hospitals.
So while we celebrate this victory, we also must focus on coming battles and use this momentum to win them, too.
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