November 5, 2008

Election Round-Up – Reproductive Rights Edition

Good morning, readers! By now you all know that Barack Obama is our President-Elect. However, a number of specific reproductive health issues were up for a vote in this election – RH Reality Check has great coverage of the fate of anti-choice ballot initiatives in this election (links below), and Feministing has a good summary.

  • In Many States, Voters Reject Anti-Choice Ballot Initiatives
  • Coloradans Decisively Defeat Egg-As-Person Amendment
  • Americans Embrace Pro-Education, Pro-Prevention, Pro-Choice Values in Historic Election
  • A New Pro-Choice Congress In 2009
  • The stand-out negative of the election? Prop 8 — the California ballot proposition to amend the state’s Constitution to eliminate any rights to same-sex marriage, officially designating marriage as “between a man and woman”  — has passed.  You can find out more here.

    The Center for Reproductive Rights has issued a call on “President-Elect Barack Obama to champion women’s reproductive freedom and equality and restore America’s leadership on these issues.” In their letter [PDF], the Center asks for reproductive health policies guided by science, not ideology, judicial appointments that support established rights, and support of reproductive rights and health in foreign assistance programs.

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