Wednesday, October 04, 2006

1000's of women proclaim 'We had abortions'

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Ms. magazine is releasing its fall issue next week with a cover story titled "We Had Abortions," accompanied by the names of thousands of women nationwide who signed a petition making that declaration.

Abortion rights have come under fire recently, with the U.S. Supreme Court's stance uncertain. South Dakotans go to the polls on Nov. 7 to decide whether to virtually ban all abortions in the state.

"All this seems very dire," said Eleanor Smeal, president of the Feminist Majority Foundation, which publishes Ms. "We have to get away from what the politicians are saying," she said, "and get women's lives back in the picture."

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