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On Sunday, Feb. 16th the Wisconsin State Journal featured a misleading op-ed from Matt Bowman regarding Ald. Lisa Subeck’s proposed “buffer zone” ordinance on its front page. Madison NOW has supported the ordinance from the beginning and we are not persuaded by the faulty logic of Matt Bowman or the Alliance Defending Freedom. We encourage everyone who supports the buffer zone ordinance to talk back. You can submit letters to the editor of the Wisconsin State Journal here. You should also share any letters that you write to the Wisconsin… Read more Talking Back

After Tiller – Updates and sponsors!

  Join our great list of sponsors! Become an ally! Representative Chris Taylor Representative Janet Bewely The Madison premier of the 2013 Sundance documentary After Tiller is less than two weeks away. Tickets are flying and we’re proud to have several great sponsors and allies. It’s not too late to join them in helping us bring this important film to Madison – tickets are still available. This film premiered to wide acclaim at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. It paints a complex, compassionate portrait of the four remaining physicians who openly provide… Read more After Tiller – Updates and sponsors!

Madison Buffer Zone Ordinance

Members of the Madison chapter of NOW appeared and registered votes in support of a proposed ordinance which would implement an 8 foot “floating” buffer zone within 160 feet of any health care facility in the city. This ordinance, proposed by Alderperson, Lisa Subeck, of the 1st district, protects persons entering or exiting any health care facility from harassment within 8 feet of their person. “The purpose of the ordinance is to protect patient safety and privacy. While 8 feet is a relatively small distance, it is enough to ensure… Read more Madison Buffer Zone Ordinance

Continuing the Discussion: Day 4

Today we’re reading a piece from RH Reality Check that expands on everything we’ve read so far about abortion as black genocide. The Road to Roe: Paved with Bodies of Women of Color and the Legal Activism of African Americans highlights the major role that African American activists played in securing abortion rights in the United States – a role that is erased by the assertion that African American women who have abortions have fallen prey to a genocidal conspiracy. Cynthia R. Greenlee writes: As a historian, I amplify these… Read more Continuing the Discussion: Day 4

Continuing the Discussion: Day 3

Today we look to Colorlines for more background on the “abortion as genocide” tactic that was most recently employed by anti-choicers in our own state capitol. Colorlines is a daily news site with a focus on race, featuring “a multiracial team of writers who cover stories from the perspective of community, rather than through the lens of power brokers.” They have a lot of great write-ups about this issue, largely because the assertion that abortion is black genocide has been in circulation for years now. I’ll list just a few… Read more Continuing the Discussion: Day 3

Continuing the Discussion: Day 2

As promised, we’re continuing the discussion sparked by the appearance of a Black Genocide display in the Wisconsin State Capitol by sharing more information and perspectives on an issue that is too complex and immense to be summed up by a display by anti-choice extremists, or by the sign which we posted in response to the original display. Today we’re reading two articles from SisterSong’s Summer 2011 publication of Collective Voices. SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective was formed in 1997. The collective seeks to “amplify and strengthen the… Read more Continuing the Discussion: Day 2

Madison NOW Brings Sundance Film After Tiller to Madison

Madison NOW is thrilled to bring the 2013 Sundance film After Tiller to a Madison audience. After having the pleasure of seeing this very important film, hosted by Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, we were so moved that we knew we had to make it available to a wider audience. This film premiered to wide acclaim at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. It paints a complex, compassionate portrait of the four remaining physicians who openly provide third-trimester abortions since the assassination of Dr. George Tiller in Kansas in May 2009, with revealing insight into their… Read more Madison NOW Brings Sundance Film After Tiller to Madison