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March for Women's Lives

April 25, 2005

On April 25, 2004, hundreds of thousands of men, women and children gathered in Washington, DC, to combat efforts to dismantle hard-fought gains in sexual and reproductive health and rights. This March for Women’s Lives was about the right to abortion, but it was also about access to birth control, scientifically accurate sex education, prevention and treatment of sexually transmitted infections, and public support for mothers and children. The March took place in the capital of a global superpower but focused on the needs of disempowered groups, including women in poor countries around the world and U.S. women who are disadvantaged due to race, ethnicity, age or income. And it drew the participation and support of men and women of all ages and backgrounds.

On this anniversary of the historic March for Women’s lives, women’s rights remain under assault. Click on the links below for more information on:

Public support for reproductive health care for poor and low-income women.

Sex education, teen sex and pregnancy.

What abortion was like in the United States prior to Roe v. Wade.

The impact on women of illegal abortion worldwide.









 

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