Powerful New Video Fights Back Against War on Women

 Here at AlterNet, we've been documenting the War on Women for well over a year.

Sometimes, the new anti-choice laws and funding cuts come through so fast that we feel like we can't keep up--and with every small victory in one area, a flurry of bad bills get passed somewhere else. Mandatory ultrasounds, waiting periods, late-term bans and insurance restrictions: all these things combined create huge hurdles for women seeking health care, including shame and harassment.

The more rural, young or low-income women are, the bigger the hurdles.

That's why I love this beautiful and simple new video from the National Women's Law Center which uses the hurdle metaphor quite literally.

From the press release:

“Lawmakers in Congress and across the country have erected dangerous hurdles for women to jump over to get the reproductive health care they need,” Greenberger said. But women are fighting back. They drew a line in the sand in Mississippi, defeating a fetal personhood amendment, and in Virginia, blocking a harmful ultrasound bill. This powerful outcry should serve as a warning to overreaching politicians everywhere. Women will not sit back and allow politicians to continue to jeopardize women’s health. Women everywhere are mobilizing to tell their lawmakers: our health is NOT up for debate!”

Check out more, including a rundown of the 92 new restrictions, at NotUpForDebate.org.

AlterNet / By Sarah Seltzer

Posted at February 29, 2012, 5:35am

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