New MoveOn Ad: GOP Sending Women Back to the Back Alley

The GOP's rampage against women has been well documented here --their attempts to limit abortion access, their redefining of rape, their desire to let women die in lieu of receiving emergency abortion care. It's an all-out assault and we need to be taking to the streets.

This Move On ad is a step in the right direction. Starring Lisa Edelstein of the television popular drama 'House,' it reminds us of the time before Roe v. Wade, when women were forced underground and underwent life-threatening, often fatal back alley abortions. Says MoveOn campaign director Kat Barr,  “This ad is a wakeup call. If Republican proposals go through, women could once again face fear and danger when it comes to their reproductive health. It’s incredibly disappointing that at a time of economic turmoil, instead of focusing on creating jobs, Republicans have instead decided to focus their attention on forcing women back into the back alley.”

The ad is slated to run on national cable and the Oxygen network for a week, but you can catch it here first. It's powerful stuff.

AlterNet / By Julianne Escobedo Shepherd

Posted at February 15, 2011, 6:03am