A Personhood Amendment, for Ladies
Posted by Melissa McEwan
Shaker ma_am recently suggested, in response to the onslaught of anti-choice legislation that includes encroachments on reproductive rights that undermine the autonomy of women and other people with uteri as well as proposed “Personhood Amendments” to confer personhood on fetuses, that we need a Personhood Amendment for women and other people with uteri to establish our rights as autonomous people. I suggested we compose the amendment, and then try to get a clever Democratic Senator to introduce it into the US Senate.
So we did!
And then we composed a petition, and ma_am launched it at Change.org.
Here is our prosed Personhood Amendment:
A person identifying as a woman and/or having a uterus shall retain all of the full, basic, and fundamental rights of a US citizen as guaranteed by the Declaration of Independence—life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Congress and the States shall make no law that infringes upon a person’s life, including but not limited to access to life-saving or life-improving healthcare, and/or medicines and procedures deemed necessary or beneficial by a medical professional and/or by the person having the uterus, procurement of which shall not by denied in and of itself by the presence of a uterus. Congress and the States shall make no law that infringes upon a person’s liberty, including but not limited to autonomy over hir own body and the ability to make decisions regarding hir own healthcare. Congress and the States shall make no law that interferes with a person’s pursuit of happiness, including but not limited to access to a full spectrum of reproductive options, freedom from forcible reproduction, and the ability to make decisions regarding family planning and family resources.
Please sign the petition in support of the Personhood Amendment here. Once it has 1,000 signatures, it will be delivered to Senators Patty Murray (WA), Al Franken (MN), and Kristen Gillibrand (NY) with a request to introduce the proposed amendment into the legislative session.
And please spread the word about the petition via social networking sites. Let’s change this conversation. It’s time to change “women’s rights are human rights” from a radical statement to settled fact.
SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. — Students at a Pennsylvania university can obtain the “morning-after” pill from an unusual source — a vending machine at the campus health center.
The vending machine at Shippensburg University’s Etter Health Center provides the Plan B emergency contraceptive along with condoms, decongestants and pregnancy tests.
(JUST LIKE CONDOMS FOR MEN HAVE BEEN IN MALE RESTROOMS FOR YEARS!)
Vice President for Student Affairs Roger Serr says the machine was installed after a request from the student association and a survey found 85 percent of student respondents supported it.
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Georgia Rep. Compares Women to Cows, Pigs and Chickens
By: Amy Morton
Let’s tell Rep. England that his offensive barnyard logic has no place in anyone’s house, let alone the people’s House. His email is firstname.lastname@example.org
In case you’re inclined, here are Rep. England’s phone numbers:
404.463.2247 – Atlanta Office
770.867.1601 – Office
770.867.8096 – Home
770.867.2160 – Fax
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