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"We must take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.” - Elie Weisel

“If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor." - Desmond Tutu

"There comes a time when neutrality and laying low become dishonorable. If you’re not in revolt, you’re in cahoots. When this period and your name are mentioned, decades hence, your grandkids will look away in shame." - David Brooks

3 responses to “Opponents spread misinformation about bill to codify Roe v Wade”

  1. Barry Schiller

    Planned Parenthood has heroically persisted despite constant opposition and misinformation from those who hate the idea that women should have safe access to birth control and abortion. Those truly opposed to abortion should be promoting birth control clinics, the best way to prevent abortions, yet religious zealots of all kinds and the politicians that pander to them seek to defund and shut down such clinics, indicating to me their true objective is really to impose their religious views on everyone. Of course, it is not the well-to-do, it is low income women who risk being deprived of access. This is a worldwide problem, made worse by the Trump regime’s institution of a “global gag rule” that endangers the health of millions of women by cutting off any medical assistance to groups that even explain abortion, even with their own money.
    I’ll add it is sad that the environment community has mostly not come to the aid of Planned Parenthood and their allies in the birth control field even though skyrocketing human population, which increases consumption of resources and erases wildlife habitat, is bringing on a massive extinction as well as adding to climate change and other emissions.

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  2. Rhode Island needs to codify Roe v Wade into state law

    […] that the existing law established in Roe v. Wade remains intact in Rhode Island, our opponents have spread misinformation and labeled the bill “extreme.” Here are the facts: our legislation does not remove the state […]

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