Today is the 39th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision, protecting a woman’s private right to choice in the United States. As such, NARAL Pro-Choice America has organized a blog-for-choice day, inviting bloggers to describe what they will do to make 2012 the year we end the War on Women in America and get legislators back to working on things that actually concern them, like creating jobs, strengthening American public schools and protecting natural resources.
As a pro-choice advocate, activist and voter, I will be spending my afternoon phone-banking on behalf of Suzanne Bonamici, a candidate for Oregon’s first congressional district, in hopes that her election to U.S. Congress will provide our country with another strong voice working tirelessly to protect women’s choice and reproductive health care for all, particularly the most vulnerable.
We need representatives who trust women to make the right choices for themselves and for their families.
I also hope to someday be the kind of attorney that Linda Coffee and Sarah Weddington were, taking a case from U.S. District court in Texas to the Supreme Court and winning a judgment that would impact millions of women for decades to come, providing them with the ultimate autonomy—that of one’s own body.