Rosie the Riveter is in the public domain.
This is my contribution to a project going on over at #NGB-ProChoice. Feel free to redistribute, print, etc. You can find information about the project here : [link]
During World War II, when the U.S. had entered massive war production and was experiencing shortages at home, women left their traditional roles at home raising the children to go to work in the factories, textiles, munitions, etc. To support the war effort, and to support their fathers, brothers, sons, husbands, and boyfriends that were overseas fighting.
Those same women paved the way for many of the equal rights issues in regards to getting paid appropriately for doing their jobs, and for having the oppurtunity to get into those job fields.
Many, many men have died and gotten seriously hurt for the "women and children first" ideology. By the same token, many women were hurt and/or killed because they went to work during the war to support their male counterparts and the war effort.
Now we're taking a step backwards with all of this anti-abortion, anti-contraception, anti-women's rights stuff. We're called prudes if we won't put out, we're called sluts if we use contraception, and we're compared to Satan and all manner of evils if we have an abortion for the child you didn't want us to be able to prevent.
It has to STOP.
Whether I personally agree or not with abortion is not the issue here. What I *DO* agree with is that it should be EVERY woman's RIGHT to CHOOSE what she is going to do.
NO man, NO woman, NO ONE has the right to tell ANY woman what she will or will not do with her body! Contraception is for a lot more than just preventing babies, and abortions can often mean the difference between mom living, or mom dying. And in the case of very poor couples, it can also mean the difference between a child growing up starviing or lacking their basic needs!
Aside from consenting couples, where the man should have at least some say - though in the end it is still HER body and HER choice - aside from that, NO one has any right to decide FOR me, or FORCE me to carry a child to term that might have medical issues it's whole life, spend it's life on machines, spend it's life bouncing from one miserable foster home to another.
For those of you who are anti-abortion, I have one question to ask you : How many children have YOU adopted?
Keep your laws OFF of MY body!
WARNING : No flaming, NO personal attacks on another poster. If you feel you must debate the issue, then KEEP IT CIVIL! Failure to keep the discussion civil WILL lead to me CLOSING the ability to leave comments!