Jacqueline Emerson ~ A Smile A Day :)

Upstander: An individual, group, or institution that chooses to take a positive stand and act on behalf of themselves and others.

Being an upstander is about doing something. It's not just sitting around and listening and waiting for someone else to do it.

“If Mitt Romney and his vice-presidential running mate, Representative Paul Ryan, were to win next month’s election, the harm to women’s reproductive rights would extend far beyond the borders of the United States.

In this country, they would support the recriminalization of abortion with the overturning of Roe v. Wade, and they would limit access to contraception and other services. But they have also promised to promote policies abroad that would affect millions of women in the world’s poorest countries, where lack of access to contraception, prenatal care and competent help at childbirth often results in serious illness and thousands of deaths yearly. And the wreckage would begin on Day 1 of a Romney administration.”

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The New York Times: “A World of Harm for Women” (via barackobama)

This isn’t about politics.  This is about the right for women to have a choice about what happens to our own bodies.  

(via triddle)

  • 21 October 2012
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