Roe Forum: “Election Results Impact on Reproductive Rights” summary and pix

The public forum on Reproductive Rights on Wednesday, 1/25/17, in Fayetteville, was fun and informative. Speakers covered legislation moving NC backwards since 2011, lawsuits gaining back some ground, and advantages and problems of ACA/Obamacare. Also got a taste of the Women’s March On Raleigh, and what’s next.

Part of the room with attendees for the panel. Photo Credit: Dr. Aziz

Part of the room with attendees for the panel. Photo Credit: Dr. Aziz

NC Justice Center Executive Director Rick Glazier covered legislation limiting access that we’ve endured in NC since 2011, and also talked about lawsuits restoring some of our rights. Glazier is a former House Representative from Cumberland County, and also a lawyer and former law professor.

Dr. Naveed Aziz spoke as a physician about the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) – the many things it has done for so many people, the unfair deal that pharmaceutical companies have, and also ACA’s burden on physicians.

Dr. Naveed Aziz with Rick Glazier on panel. Photo Credit: Dr. Aziz

Dr. Naveed Aziz with Rick Glazier on panel. Photo Credit: Dr. Aziz

 

NC NOW President Gailya Paliga brought greetings, quotes and signs from the Women’s March On Raleigh, and also talked about what is next for people to do. Paliga was one of the organizers of the Women’s March On Raleigh.

Thanks to Fayetteville NOW President Sharon Johnson and the very wonderful and very active Fayetteville NOW chapter members.

Fayetteville NOW President Sharon Johnson with Dr. Aziz and committed members. Photo Credit: Dr. Aziz

Fayetteville NOW President Sharon Johnson with Dr. Aziz and committed members. Photo Credit: Dr. Aziz

Next event: On 1/31/17, Fayetteville NOW is co-sponsoring a showing of new documentary, “Democracy For Sale,” featuring North Carolina native Zach Galifianakis. “Democracy For Sale” uncovers the role that money has played in the recent shift in North Carolina politics and offers a lesson for the rest of the nation. This film features former NC State Senator Margaret Dickson who represented areas in Fayetteville and Cumberland County.  

7pm at the Cameo Theatre, 225 Hay Street, Fayetteville, NC

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2 responses to “Roe Forum: “Election Results Impact on Reproductive Rights” summary and pix

  1. See it on 1/31/17, at 7pm at the Cameo Theatre, 225 Hay Street, Fayetteville, NC

  2. Pingback: Fayetteville NOW: Annual Susan B Anthony Celebration on 2/23/17 | NC National Organization for Women

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