Female Vaginal Mutilation

Congress is considering health care reform – which is great – but recently the Stupak amendment has been attached to it – not so great. The Stupak Amendment would ban federally subsidized policies from covering abortion. Abortion access, over the decades, has been chipped away.  Denying abortion to women and girls, as we’ve seen in the past, will result in death and permanent injury to tens of thousands of females. Black and poor women will suffer the most. We will not return to a time when women and girls insert knitting needles, sticks or coat hangers into the vaginas – a return to what I call Female Vaginal Mutilation.

Here’s some info on unsafe abortion – Complications of Unsafe Abortions

Here’s a piece on Feminist Peace Network

And Katha Pollitt’s piece in The Nation

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