FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 15, 2014
NC National Organization for Women Announces General Election Endorsements
Raleigh, N.C. – On Oct 15, Gailya Paliga, President of NC National Organization for Women, announced that the organization’s Political Action Committee (PAC) has issued endorsements for statewide offices in the 2014 General Election.
NC NOW PAC announced candidate endorsements for the N.C. Supreme Court, N.C. Court of Appeals, and both chambers of the N.C. General Assembly. NOW PAC has endorsed federal candidates for US Senate and in 2014 US Congressional races.
The next Crucial Conversations event brings Judy Waxman, an expert on health and reproductive rights from the National Women’s Law Center in DC, to you in and around the Triangle!
“Especially in the aftermath of the Supreme Court’s recent and now infamous ruling in the Hobby Lobby case, you won’t want to miss the opportunity to hear from one of the nation’s leading experts in this critically important and fast-evolving field.” So says the event webpage, link below.
I am perpetually puzzled when people state that they don’t believe in abortion. What does that mean exactly? You don’t need to believe in abortion for it to happen. We know from 2000 years of history that women have found ways to end their pregnancies whether or not their government declared the practice as legal. The question is, do you believe that abortion should be a safe and legal medical procedure for a woman to decide if and when she needs it.
I have come to think that what people mean to say is that they feel they wouldn’t decide to have an abortion themselves or support it as an option for their loved ones. But this too is problematic. Many women who felt that way at one point have decided later on that ending their pregnancy was the best option for them, for their own very valid reasons. Despite what you think you know and feel right now, you can’t know what would be going on with your pregnancy and your life at all points in your future. You just can’t know.