The Fight to Keep Abortion Safe and Legal

Brian Zick

Laura Flanders for In These Times discusses how, in the political fight for reproductive rights, on-the-ground organizing is far more effective than top-down messaging. She observes how the long-term planning and local activism by right-wing Republican opponents to safe health care for women has been effective, especially in the routine absence of competing liberal and Democratic organizations, because the national organizations are not attuned to local politics. And she calls particular attention to the fact that, notwithstanding some noteworthy legislative defeats, the right-wing legislators are still in office, continuing their crusade.

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