[act-ma] 10/3 Commemorate Rosie Jimenez Day, Repeal the Hyde Amendment (Sat)
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Thu Oct 1 08:48:25 PDT 2009
ALL OUT FOR ROSIE JIMENEZ DAY!!
HARVARD SQUARE, THE PIT
Demand the Repeal of the Hyde Amendment! Defend Abortion Access!
On October 3, 1977, Rosie Jiménez, from McAllen, Texas-- a low-income 27
year old mother of a 5 year old daughter-- died from complications
from an unsafe abortion.
Rosie Jiménez was the first known victim of the Hyde Amendment. This
of legislation, passed in 1976, allows for federally funded abortions
under Medicaid only in cases of rape, incest, or if the woman’s life
danger. Ms. Jiménez’s death came only weeks after this statute, the
direct assault on the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision of 1973, took
From 1992 to 2002, national protests took place on October 3rd in
of Rosie Jiménez and to call for the repeal of the Hyde Amendment. It’s
time we revived this National Day of Action. Let’s make sure that a
radical voice for reproductive rights continues to be heard: a voice
places abortion in the context of human rights, socialized health care,
social and economic justice, and independent political action.
So this October 3rd, Rosie Jiménez Day, speak out in her memory.
Demand an end to restrictive state laws, to the wholly inadequate number
of abortion facilities and providers, and to discrimination against
low-income, and immigrant women, and women of color. Honor our allies--
like doctors David Gunn, George Patterson, John Britton, Barnett
and George Tiller; clinic employees Shannon Lowney and Lee Ann Nichols;
and security personnel James Barrett and Robert Sanderson-- who risk,
sacrifice, their lives for abortion rights.
Organize and hit the streets to demand abortion access for all women,
protection for abortion clinics and providers. Only our grassroots
will bring about the repeal of the Hyde Amendment, guarantee our right
reproductive freedom and to healthcare justice and equity, and stop all
forms of violence against women.
Women’s Commission, Socialist Party USA
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