What's New at Coalition of Labor Union Women
Thank you, Mr. President!
In the aftermath of the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v Wade, women began marching in the streets demanding action to protect women’s reproductive freedom. Today President Biden has signed an executive order intended to protect abortion and contraception access and bolster privacy in the aftermath of a Supreme Court ruling that struck down the precedent set by Roe v. Wade.
At Biden’s direction, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will take additional action to protect access to abortion medication that is approved by the Food and Drug Administration. The agency will also seek to protect access to emergency medical care for pregnant women and women experiencing miscarriage, including by reviewing guidance that outlines physician responsibilities under the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act.
This is a great step in the right direction, but our work to ensure reproductive freedom for all continues. On August 18, the 102nd anniversary of women’s right to vote, CLUW will launch our “Pro Union/Pro Choice” campaign to get our members, our families, our friends and all allies out to vote! “Hell hath no fury like pro-choice women at the ballot box!”
Statement by Elise Bryant, President
The Coalition of Labor Union Women was founded in 1974, the year after Roe v Wade confirmed a woman’s constitutional right to an abortion. The CLUW founding mothers believed in a woman’s right to a safe termination of her pregnancy and we still believe every woman has that right. The six Supreme Court justices who leaked their intent to overturn Roe v Wade and then made it final today have no justice in their hearts for women’s reproductive rights. We will march, we will protest — and most importantly, we will vote!! We will mobilize millions of women across the country to exercise their right to vote out any elected official who stands in the way of our freedom to choose what happens in our bodies!
There is an old saying that goes, “Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned” — we say, “Hell hath no fury like pro-choice women at the ballot box!" Get ready, because we are coming for every anti-choice candidate and we will vote you out so consider yourself warned!!
We invite all pro-choice people to join us in our work to affirm reproductive freedom!
Peace, love and solidarity forever,
Elise Bryant, President
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Updated: Aug. 07 (13:03)
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