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Our Bodies, Our Votes: Join the Campaign to Support Reproductive Rights

June 25, 2012

Female orange cat with a front paw on the "Our Bodies Our Votes" sticker

Sarah, the pro-choice kitty

I’m excited to finally be able to share this – Our Bodies Ourselves has launched the “Our Bodies, Our Votes” campaign to encourage voting, raise awareness, and fight back against political attacks on reproductive rights and health. And there are stickers. Stickers!

From the press release:

“In a growing number of states across the country, women and girls must now submit to humiliating, demeaning procedures just so they can access basic healthcare,” said Judy Norsigian, executive director of OBOS, the global women’s health and human rights organization that began more than 40 years ago with the publication of its first book on women’s health. A newly revised edition of Our Bodies, Ourselves was published in 2011.

“We are providing a forum for millions of people to join with us to send a strong message of support across the nation and the world,” said Norsigian. “Our goal is for thousands of these stickers to be displayed on bumpers in all 50 states.”

OurBodiesOurVotes.com
Visit the OBOV site to order your stickers (3 stickers for a $10 donation), check out our tumblr of submitted sticker photos from around the country, and send in your own!

You can also get virtual stickers for your blog, social media profile, or other website. Like the one over there, plus other designs and Spanish language versions. —>

While you’re on the site, learn more about legislative attacks around the country and ways to fight back, and check out recommended sources of news and reproductive health information.

See Christine’s blog post on the launch and the campaign site for more information. And don’t forget – stickers!🙂

6 Comments leave one →
  1. July 2, 2012 3:50 pm

    I’m also going to be posting this on OBOB as well.

    Feminist Movement, Our Bodies, Our Votes (Our Bodies, Ourselves; Boston Women’s Health Book Collective) and etc.

    Mean just look at the history of it. Unsure how to explain the history here. Is it possible to make small deal or do away with it?

    As for I’m still totally unsure regarding of this and etc.

    This isn’t going to be review like the other posts/threads that I have done prior to this one. Instead its going to be more of me questioning certain aspects of their work, mainly in US.

    Do you think that their work is more liberal stance as opposed being neutral or conservative as what claimed it to be? They have always been non for profit (rallies on private donations) as opposed being for profit (rallies commercial donations or something else along those lines, which I have no clue as to what it is/are).

    As for me really never questioned them until now because always looked at their positives as opposed to their negatives. Even though I have most of their books in my collection, but still I’m starting to question their work and etc. Have to say that I found myself more neutral to conservative as opposed to liberal to neutral. My parents are the same way as me, but I’m unsure regarding my sister.

    Think this is it for now.

    • July 2, 2012 6:51 pm

      I think it’s unfortunate that encouraging women to vote, and supporting women in fighting for their rights to control their own bodies, is perceived as “liberal,” rather than “human,” rather than “justice.”

      • July 3, 2012 4:36 pm

        Have to say that I found response to my comment is somewhat confusing to me.

      • July 5, 2012 7:24 am

        Jessica, you seem to be saying – although I also found your comment confusing – that the OBOS campaign encouraging women to vote, and to vote in their own interests on reproductive rights – is a bad thing because it is too “liberal” for you. I’m saying it’s a shame that’s viewed as “liberal.”

        I should also point out that non-profits are allowed to advocate on a wide range of issues, and for voting generally, they just typically are not allowed to endorse specific candidates explicitly.

  2. July 5, 2012 5:52 pm

    Rachel,

    Thanx for the clarification to your response here. Oh okay, guess I found it more liberal then neutral. Have yet to come across of something conservative vs liberal or neutral.

  3. Michelle Ike permalink
    July 11, 2012 11:36 pm

    Finish this sentence for me please.

    It is okay to kill a baby in the mother’s womb when …

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