::: Serenity. (darkserenity) wrote in politikalrivet,
::: Serenity.

::: Pro-choice.


Here is an e-mail I recently recieved from NARAL.

"In a devastating move, George W.
Bush has nominated John Roberts to replace Justice O'Connor's swing vote on the
U.S. Supreme Court.
By nominating John Roberts, George Bush has issued a
slap in the face to every American who values personal privacy and a woman's
right to choose.

With Bush in the White House and Congress in the grip of anti-choice leadership
-- a woman's right to choose cannot afford to have John Roberts on the Supreme
Court. The worst news, John Roberts has actually argued before the Supreme
that Roe v. Wade should be overruled. As a person who values
privacy and personal freedom -- we need you with us at this moment to ensure a
woman's right to choose is protected.

In the next few weeks, our work could determine whether the Supreme Court
continues to recognize Roe v. Wade as a constitutional right or whether
it swings to the right as payback to Bush's anti-choice base. We have never, in
the thirty-two years since Roe v. Wade first ensured a woman's right to
choose, faced the possibility of such immediate and monumental change on the
Supreme Court. We must educate and mobilize pro-choice Americans to vigorously
oppose John Roberts' nomination to the Supreme Court.

Right now, the radical right is pouring millions of dollars into an effort to
force anti-choice Supreme Court nominees through the confirmation process in the
Senate. But we will not let them. We may not have the White House in our pocket
like the radical right does. But we are America's pro-choice majority. If all
pro-choice Americans stand together, I have no doubt that we can succeed in
demanding the U.S. Senate protect this freedom from a stacked court.

We will need your help every step of the way. But we must seize this opportunity
to let our Senators know that we will not simply stand by and accept a
right-wing takeover of the Supreme Court. Too much is at stake -- the lives of
countless ordinary Americans will be affected by the outcome.

Fight the Bush dictatorship!
Petition/Letter regarding Birth Control.
Petition/Letter regarding Roe Vs. Wade.

"Throughout her tenure, Justice O'Connor was one of the "swing" votes on the
Supreme Court, part of the razor-thin majority that has kept Roe v. Wade
from being dismantled. But this slim majority is now in grave danger. If
Roberts is confirmed to a lifetime appointment, there is little doubt that he
will work to overturn Roe v. Wade.
As Deputy Solicitor General under
the President George H.W. Bush, he argued before the Supreme Court that "Roe was
wrongly decided and should be overruled."

If we do nothing, we are allowing our rights to be taken away.

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