Today, the 36th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, is Blog for Choice Day. The topic for this year's event is this: What is your top pro-choice hope for President Obama and/or the new Congress?
I have so many hopes for the next four years. I hope that Obama follows through on the statements he has already made about supporting Roe v. Wade and providing better healthcare and birth control options so that abortion might not be necessary as often. I hope that people like this will not be allowed to continue to abuse and lie to their patients. I hope that the legislation passed by George W. Bush that cuts off overseas aid for organizations that discuss abortion as an option and that allows health care providers to refuse treatment that conflicts with their beliefs will soon be overturned.
I hope that, as a result of Obama's leadership in this arena, pro-choice individuals can begin to feel that their choices, their bodies, and their lives remain theirs to control instead of living in fear that the Supreme Court will overturn Roe v. Wade, that Congress will pass further legislation allowing pharmacists and healthcare providers to even more easily deny us our choices and our freedoms, and that women around the world will be forced to make do with less than they deserve.