The Birth Control Movement & Pre-voting Thoughts

"The birth control movement was founded during the Progressive Era. In the 1870s, the Comstock Laws had outlawed the distribution of birth control information and devices through the mail. In the 1910s, nurse Margaret Sanger began publishing articles on birth control, and founded the National Birth Control League (NBCL). While Sanger was in Europe, the NBCL was reorganized by Mary Dennett and eventually converted into the Voluntary Parenthood League.

Margaret Sanger surrounded by supporters, Library of Congress, LC-USZ62-105460 In 1916, Sanger opened a birth control clinic in New York. She and a few of her supporters were subsequently arrested and convicted under the Comstock Laws. Throughout the 1910s and 1920s, Sanger continued to advocate for the right of women to access birth control information and devices. In 1922, Sanger founded the American Birth Control League (ABCL). Many years later, the ABCL was converted into the Planned Parenthood."
The Birth Control Movement

Women in the USA currently have more rights and freedom than we have ever had in the history of this country. This is because of the pioneers before us. The women warriors who fought for our rights, who fought for equality and who fought for fairness.

As I consider my vote tomorrow, I consider the future of women. No matter how Romney supporters try to make it seem, he is not for women.

This man plans to make abortion illegal. Then restrict access to birth control by allowing employers the right to deny health insurance coverage for it, and at the same time, he will be cutting federal funding to programs like Head Start and Childcare assistance. His proposed federal spending cap would mean deep cuts to many federally funded programs that single and low-income women use.

Let's go over that again: Take away the right to choose
Make birth control difficult to get
Cut federal funding to programs that help women with taking care of their children.

I believe that his ultimate plan is to reverse the work of women who pioneered for us and force women back into domestic roles. He'll do this by making it difficult for women to prevent pregnancy, making it illegal to abort unwanted pregnancies and cutting funding to federal programs that aid single women in taking care of their children. Programs like Childcare assistance, Head Start, Housing Assistance and WIC. It is not up to Romney to decide how women should live their lives. We're not all Mormons and we don't all want to live according to his religious beliefs.

Just in-case you were wondering; I'm married, not on birth control, and not receiving childcare assistance. But I have been there and other women are there now. I had one abortion in my life, and it was an extremely horrible experience. Just awful. I had three children after that and I would not chose to ever do it again. However, what another woman does with her body is up to her.

Nita Michelle

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