As progressives, it feels as though we’ve been getting hit from all sides lately – which is exactly why we need to CELEBRATE OUR VICTORIES!
It’s been one year since the SCOTUS landmark ruling that determined that the government does not get to create unrealistic and ridiculous rules for abortion providers or halt access to abortion. Last year’s victory in Whole Woman’s Health v Hellerstedt is truly something to be celebrated because of what it means for women, families, and abortion access across our country. Our friends at Planned Parenthood have summed up what this really means for us.
Birth control has meant that women have more opportunity and better control over their own lives. We’ve made important progress for women’s health. The rate of unintended pregnancy is at an all-time low, thanks in part to expanded access to birth control. People in this country, and especially New Mexico, do not want to see that progress rolled back.
It’s no secret Congressman Steve Pearce gets a lot wrong — from immigration to land rights and everything in between. But when it comes to women’s reproductive health his alternative facts are in another league. Here are 5 things he just doesn’t understand about Planned Parenthood and the reproductive rights of all New Mexicans.