Sunday, April 25, 2004
We Are The World
Demonstrators From Around the Country, and the World, Join Women's March
Activists from nearly 60 countries say they'll attend Sunday's event, standing with their American counterparts not only in unity but to highlight the plight of women's health abroad.I shoulda gone. And so shoulda you. But we can March With Our Money.
"In our country, it's so important to feel solidarity with the rest of the world on women's rights," said Helena Pinto, president of UMAR, an abortion rights group in Portugal, where legal abortion is limited.
As the list of sponsors, which includes the American Civil Liberties Union and the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health, attests, abortion rights in the United States is the rallying point but not the only issue at stake for these protesters. Organizers have sought to broaden the gathering to include birth control, sex education and better health care for women worldwide.
Adding links for Planned Parenthood and NARAL.
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