As you may be able to tell from my previous posts, I'm not much for the mainstream pro-choice movement. Over and over again they hitch their wagon to the Democrats, and then happily move further right with them, saying "we can't do anything to endanger our 'friends' chances of winning their next election."
So I'm all for any campaign that boldly goes for what women actually need. Check out the National Network of Abortion Fund's new campaign: Hyde — 30 Years Is Enough! (The Hyde Amendment forbids federal funding of abortion.)
According to the website, the campaign calls for "full public funding of abortion, culturally competent and non-coercive family planning services, and support for low-income women to care for their children with dignity. We stand for reproductive justice, a world in which all women have the power and resources necessary to make healthy decisions about their bodies and their families. "
Though these might seem like pie in the sky demands in today's climate dominated by the religious right, we need to remember that they got where they are by never compromising their goals, and hammering away at them for decades.
With Henry Hyde, the Congressperson from Illinois and source of the Hyde Amendment, retiring at the end of the year, wouldn't it be nice to also retire his namesake?