Sunday, January 22, 2012
Today marks the anniversary of the Roe v. Wade ruling. Thirty nine years later, abortion remains a contentious issue. I believe that while government has a responsibility to provide access to healthcare, it should not intrude in the private decisions of its citizens. Education and access to birth control are vital to preventing unplanned pregnancies, just as inclusive adoption policies and funding for programs like WIC (thanks Feminist Hulk) are important. Women must be able to maintain control over their bodies and choices.