Blog for Choice Day Turns Six in 2011!
Blog for Choice Day is in its sixth year - I know, it's growing up so fast. Today, we're able to get even more people writing about choice through Facebook and Twitter. But what hasn't changed is that Blog for Choice Day still gets more people reading and talking about reproductive rights online on one of the most important days surrounding a woman's right to choose: the Roe anniversary.
And Blog for Choice Day couldn't have come at a better time. We truly need people talking about choice now that anti-choice John Boehner is speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, Rep. Joe Pitts is in charge of a panel that oversees many women's health programs, and the freshmen class in the House has 79 anti-choice members.
At the state level, as a result of the 2010 elections, the number of anti-choice governors increased from 21 to 29. Plus, 15 states not only have an anti-choice governor, but anti-choice politicians also control the legislature.
That's why our Blog for Choice Day 2011 question is: Given the anti-choice gains in the states and Congress, are you concerned about choice in 2011?
What you write is up to you. Whether you are keeping an eye on your new governor, the anti-choice protesters at the clinic closest to you, or your member of Congress, we just ask that you write from your heart about what concerns you most about choice given the political realities. The possibilities are endless and your support is critical.
So please consider joining us again for Blog for Choice Day 2011. You can learn more and sign up here. Once you sign up, a link to your blog's URL will appear on the sign-up page. And for the forgetful folks out there, we'll send you a reminder about the date! So it really couldn't be easier. Just be sure to tag your post "Blog for Choice" so that we can track it that day.