Jennifer Baumgardner is the author, with Amy Richards, of Manifesta: Young Women, Feminism, and the Future and Grassroots:A Field Guide for Feminist Activism and the producer of the documentary I Had an
Abortion, distributed by Women Make Movies.
Cecile Richards, Planned Parenthood's new president, leads an
organization searching for new national strategies, as a crucial vote in
South Dakota tests its grassroots clout.
THE NICHOLAS KRISTOF MONOLOGUES?
Although the film isn't ready this year, there will be an event January 22 at Bluestockings bookstore in New York (172 Allen Street, 7-8:30 pm) and other events as far away as Grand Forks, North Dakota. Laura Flanders's Your Call radio program will also feature a Roe anniversary show. Listen online at www.yourcallradio.org.
Thirty years later, abortion's political terrain is more complicated than ever.
At a V-Day summit, feminist antiviolence activists shared strategy and gnocchi.
The one thing that activists on every side of the abortion debate agree
on is that we should reduce the number of unwanted pregnancies.
Young women, who've never lacked abortion rights, are tough to mobilize.