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Anti-Choice Editorial from Texas

There's a really inflammatory anti-choice editorial in the Texas A&M student newspaper, The Battalion: http://www.thebatt.com/news/2004/03/22/Opinion/Opening.The.Casket.On.Abortion-637543.shtml
The author actually compares abortion to the murder of Emmett Till and the Holocaust!! Check out the editorial and let us know what you think. What would you say to this guy? Even better, say it to him! Pro-choice Texans, speak out! Write to the Battalion and let them hear a strong, pro-choice voice. We all know that the March is about letting the nation hear a million voices for women's rights, reproductive freedom, and privacy--but the movement can't begin and end on April 25. We need to speak out today, and tomorrow, and April 26, and April 27--pro-choice voices need to be heard every day!

It can be tough to respond to anti-choice encounters. If you're in the DC area (or you will be for the March), we have a brochure with talking points for those kinds of conversations, so feel free to stop by and pick one up. If you can't make it to F Street, check out http://www.prochoiceamerica.org and read some of our fact sheets and issue briefs. You can also find links to our state affiliates' websites if you want information on what's going on in your state.

Here are some key ideas to get you started on talking about choice:
First of all, focus on who decides: these are highly personal decisions, and we feel women should be free to make them without government interference.
We're pro-CHOICE, not pro-abortion. We believe women should have access to the full range of reproductive choices, including family planning, infertility treatments, healthy childbearing, abortion and adoption.
Attempts to restrict those choices or cut women off from any one of those options, particularly abortion, will have devastating effects on women's health and lives.

We'd love to hear what you guys have to say about speaking out for choice--how do you handle conversations with anti-choicers? Tell us a story! We're listening! :)

Sarah M.
Action Center Team Member
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