Kathy Wells has worked on women's health & domestic violence issues for 35 years, & that surprises her. “I thought if we worked hard enough, we could end the violence. That thought lasted about 6 months, until I spoke to a group of men who laughed through the entire presentation.”
Wells was one of many rally participants at Sunday's Huntsville event who is surprised that we're still fighting the same battles as our mothers and grandmothers. Who would have thought in 1980 that in 2014 we'd be discussing outlawing all abortions, letting your boss make birth control decisions for you, slut shaming, rape culture, and an explosion of human trafficking that snares hundreds of thousands of young girls every year (just in the US)?
And yet, here we are.
Yesterday, the Alabama Senate Health Committee voted 7-1 in favor of a package of anti-choice bills – including one that effectively outlaws all abortions in Alabama with no exceptions. Supporters expect to bring them to the floor of the Senate tomorrow and opponents don't have the votes to stop the GOP supermajority.
It used to be that the Alabama Senate was where good bills went to die. Now it's where bad bills go to catch an express train to Federal court.
Here's a short clip of Kathy Wells explaining the challenges women face both here in world wide.