The ACLU of Eastern Missouri is continuing their 2008 National Directors’ Series on Wednesday May 7 with Reproductive Freedom Project Director, Louise Melling.
Her keynote address will be: From Abortion Bans to Sex Ed: The State of Reproductive Freedom
The decision when and whether to become a parent is one of the most important a person can make and one that has a profound affect on all aspects of our lives. To make this important decision, women must have access to the full range of reproductive health services, including sex education, contraception, prenatal care, birthing services, and abortion care. Unfortunately, we live in a world where access to many of these services is threatened. Legislatures pass more and more restrictions on abortion, the federal government continues to pour taxpayer dollars into ineffective abstinence-only-until-marriage programs, and some pharmacies refuse to fill prescriptions for birth control pills. This talk will discuss recent challenges to reproductive freedom as well as efforts to realize a world where everyone can get the reproductive health care we need so we may build the lives we want.
The event takes place on Wednesday May 7 at 6:30pm at the offices of the ACLU of Eastern Missouri 454 Whittier Street (just south of Olive in the Gaslight Square).
This event is FREE and open to the public.
RSVPs are encouraged as seating is limited.
314-652-3114 ext 23
Learn more about the ACLU Directors’ Series at www.aclu-em.org/directors