In this guest post, Earwicga gives details on how you can get involved in the fifth annual Blog for Choice day on Friday.
In 1973 the United States Supreme Court decided the case of Roe v Wade. The court held that “a woman has the right to choose abortion care until fetal viability” which meant the restrictions on abortion that two thirds of US states had previously enacted became illegal.
In the UK, the 1967 Abortion Act had legalised abortion in England, Scotland and Wales. Northern Ireland’s legislation still blocks this act.
Naral Pro-Choice America are marking the anniversary of Roe v Wade in a way that we can all join in this coming Friday:
Join us on Friday, January 22, 2010 – the 37th anniversary of Roe v. Wade – for the fifth annual Blog for Choice Day!
What is Blog for Choice Day?
Each year, NARAL Pro-Choice America poses a question to pro-choice bloggers before the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, and then asks them to blog their answer on January 22.
Blog for Choice Day provides us with an opportunity to raise the profile of reproductive rights in the blogosphere, all the while celebrating Roe’s 37th anniversary. Plus, it’s a great way to let your readers and the mainstream media know that a woman’s right to choose is a core progressive value that must be protected and advanced.
Last year more than 500 people participated in this effort. We hope you will join us this year!
If you don’t have a blog, you can still participate! You can post your response in a Note on Facebook, or tweet your response on Twitter and use the hashtag #bfcd.
This year’s topic
In honor of Dr. George Tiller, who often wore a button that simply read, “Trust Women,” this year’s Blog for Choice question is:
What does Trust Women mean to you?
Let us know that you’ll be participating by filling out the form below. We’ll publish a list of everyone who’s blogging. Be sure to tag your posts with “Blog for Choice” to show all your readers that you’re joining in.
There is a sign up form on the link above if you would like your blog post to be linked to the Naral website. I would suggest however, that you only sign up after you have a URL address for your blog post, as last year’s page links to the blogs involved but not many are links to the specific post.