#651 - Peace & Life: Pharmacy Protest/Women's History - March 3, 2023
Another National Protest Day: Pharmacies Planning to Offer Abortion Pills
See here for more details on the problem with Walgreens, CVS, and Rite-Aid.
There was one set of nationwide protests February 4, and now there’s another set for March 4: National Day of Protest at Local Pharmacies to “Cancel Abortion Cartels". We need plenty of these, and there’s no particular reason people need to wait for a national day to set up a local protest at any store.
Meanwhile, Students for Life has set up a page for emailing the three companies with protests. We encourage you to go there and edit your message to offer more consistent-life content. Not that the company staff are reading individual messages, but having a different message from the boilerplate one does help. And having it be in your own words makes a more satisfying protest.
Remember also: boycott them entirely if you can, and tell them so. For those of you who have no other option on your prescriptions, then tell them of a “withdrawal of purchasing” – you can still buy your toothpaste and band-aids, etc., elsewhere.
March is Women’s History Month
Left to Right: Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, Jane Addams, Dorothy Day
Here are some of our blog posts specific to the theme:
Update on Referendums
There are two new referendums on the opposite side of abortion: a group in Ohio is trying to put a right-to-abortion on the statewide ballot, and a group in the city of Bellevue, Nebraska is trying to put a sanctuary-city measure on the city’s ballot. While many sanctuary cities for the unborn are symbolic since they have no abortion facilities anyway, this one would have real impact: Roy Carhart’s clinic is there, and he specializes in late-term abortions.
Meanwhile, the two referendums we were tracking in Oklahoma have both failed to get the needed signatures and won’t be on the ballot. That was one case where we had two of our issues at the same time: right-to-abortion and abolish-the-death-penalty. Of course, we oppose the first one and favor the second, and believe the individual who registered them with the state on the same day had it backwards as to what the connection is.
Our Latest Blog Post
Continuing the theme of Women’s History month, we offer Wangari Maathai, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate. This is an excerpt from the book Pro-Life Feminism: Yesterday and Today. Most of it is written by Mary Krane Derr, who also selected the news story at the end.
Quotation of the Week
Check Your Born Privilege, blog of Secular Prolife (a member group)
December 13, 2013
(re-posted by the National Right to Life Committee, March 2, 2023)
Common examples given of privilege are white privilege, male privilege, Christian privilege, heterosexual privilege, cisgender privilege, able-bodied privilege and class privilege . . .
The unborn have been left behind . . . to raise awareness of this injustice I have compiled a checklist for born privilege—the privilege experienced by individuals who are already born.
No one tells your bereaved parents that they can always try again, that you weren’t a “real baby,” or that it was a good thing that you died because you probably were defective anyway. Society doesn’t believe that ending your life is the best solution to the problems and challenges that you might face in the future . . .