Sunday, June 24, 2012
U.S. Conference of Mayors Passes Resolution Supporting Comprehensive Reproductive Healthcare
RH Reality Check - blog: National Conference of Mayors' Resolution Shows Widespread Support for Reproductive Rights, by Sheila Bapat:
The past two years have brought overwhelming rhetoric against reproductive freedom and the passage of an unprecedented number of restrictions at the state level. Representative Lisa Brown’s statements against Michigan’s HB 5711, and the uproar they caused, crystallize the battle pro-choice members of state legislatures continue to face in supporting the health and rights of women.
However, a resolution passed Saturday by the U.S. Conference of Mayors sends a strong message that there is widespread support for reproductive rights among city leaders throughout the country. On Saturday June 16, the US Conference of Mayors, a nonpartisan organization representing about 1,300 cities, passed a resolution in support of comprehensive reproductive health for women – from contraception to abortion care. . . .