Woman's National Democratic Club

Why We Marched Today—Women’s March 2021

Today’s March was not just about abortion. It’s about the totality of control of women’s lives by far-right religious leaders and politicians.  What is different is that now the Supreme Court is threatening to no longer adhere to the “Roe V Wade” precedent.     Since Roe V Wade, far-right religious leaders and politicians have created … Read more

Let’s Tell the Truth about Abortions

From the beginning of recorded time, there have been many couples who have chosen to separate the act of intercourse from the birth of a baby. For many of humankind, some religious leaders and heads of states have outlawed both contraception and abortion, historically and to present day. Despite Church/State laws, and some horrific penalties … Read more

Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Decides, Who Pays

Today’s far-right Republican Party has been terrified of “Replacement” since Democratic gains in the 2018 national and state midterms, and the election of President Joe Biden in 2020. The increasing numbers of non-white voters has resulted in new voter restriction laws in 43 states:  fewer voting stations, decreased hours available for voting, more difficulty in … Read more

COVID Threats to Reproductive Rights

The pandemic has made abortion harder for women to access in some states, including Texas, since abortion was deemed not essential. The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) doesn’t have to overturn Roe v Wade in order to make it difficult for women to access birth control and abortion. On July 8, SCOTUS ruled against the … Read more

Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Decides, Who Pays, Part II

“The people in power right now are too comfortable with other people’s deaths.” – Rev William Barber, Poor People’s March As we approach the sixth month of COVID-19, we are reminded of our other plague: systemic racism. In mid-July the official count of cases per the Centers of Disease Control (CDC) was 3.5 million, which is admittedly … Read more

Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Decides, Who Pays, Part I

“The people in power right now are too comfortable with other people’s deaths.” – Rev William Barber, Poor People’s March 2020 has brought planet Earth another world plague, a coronavirus that causes the disease COVID-19. The precise date of its appearance in unclear. Some suggest its emergence was in China in December 2019. Some infectious … Read more

Ignorant and Dictatorial

In 2017, #45 came roaring into Washington, DC determined to establish a CEO-driven presidency. He did not know our Constitution or separation of powers, nor how our legislative process works. He still doesn’t. In contrast, in 2014, President Obama declared the Ebola virus a “security risk.” He conferred with other countries, and he appointed a … Read more

It’s Not Just about Abortion: Full on Assaults against Women by Religious Right

As we approach the 47th Anniversary of Roe v Wade, which guarantees women the right to a safe abortion provided by licensed physicians, religious right-wingers in America are attempting to legalize outrageous medical rules and procedures. First are the outright lies that most methods of birth control are “mini-abortions” and are therefore forbidden. These lies … Read more