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August 26th, marks the anniversary of the 19th Amendment of the US Constitution, which officially granted women their voting rights under law. But despite this important milestone in women's history, equality is something women are still fighting for a century later.
Though we have made great strides, there is still a long way to go when it comes to equality for women. For example, women are still often paid less than men for doing the same job. There are far fewer women in leadership positions than men in the institutions that govern our country. And though more females are playing sports than ever before, they are still not given the same level of pay, respect or attention as male sports. Finally, the recent defunding of Planned Parenthood and the subsequent overturning of Roe vs Wade have been major setbacks for a woman's right to bodily autonomy.
Abortion is a safe and common procedure that allows a woman to end a pregnancy. For more information about why a woman might choose to have an abortion, read this article. Abortion is an important part of women's health care, and it must remain accessible and affordable for all women. Women deserve the respect of having autonomy over their own bodies and religious views cannot continue to wield so much power in our government. Roe vs. Wade was a landmark Supreme Court case that recognized a woman's right to abortion; but by overturning it, the Supreme Court has completely ignored the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment of the Bill of Rights - with three judges lying under oath in their confirmation hearings to ensure they could force their religious beliefs on the rest of the country for the rest of their lives.
To show our support for women's bodily autonomy (and the separation of church and state), we have resurrected our Feminist Fury limited edition fundraiser soap. We will be donating 50% of every bar to Planned Parenthood North Central States - (this PPH segment covers Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota). Please help us continue to support women's bodily autonomy - if not with a purchase, then by being vocal! Raise your voices, contact your congress persons, protest in whatever way you are capable. We don't know what rights they are coming for next.