"I Had To Have An Illegal Abortion": Dee Dee Bridgewater





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Published on Feb 6, 2014

Dee Dee Bridgewater had an illegal abortion. Forty-six years in her past, and she still feels the pain and humiliation of having to seek unsafe health care. Now she wants to tell you about it—because she knows that access to abortion is under fire, and we all need to stand up in its defense.

Draw the Line is a national campaign to build support across the United States for robust protections of every woman’s constitutional rights and access to safe, legal, high-quality reproductive health care—no matter where she lives.

Launched by the Center for Reproductive Rights, the campaign activated hundreds of thousands of people across the country to sign a statement that the government must protect reproductive rights as fundamental human rights and stop the politically motivated attacks on women’s ability to get the health care they need from the providers they trust.

We delivered those signatures to Congress, and several months later, both houses introduced the historic Women’s Health Protection Act. Today, Draw the Line continues to push for the advancement of rock-solid protections for reproductive rights and health care through the stories of people’s individual reproductive health care experiences—making it clear that access to legal, high-quality care is essential to everyone’s lives.

The Center for Reproductive Rights is the only global legal advocacy organization dedicated exclusively to the advancement and protection of reproductive rights as fundamental human rights in constitutional and international law. For more than 20 years, we’ve been on the front lines of the most important battles for the future of reproductive freedom across the globe.

In the U.S., we’re taking action in the courts against dangerous anti-woman laws in the states. We’re leading the charge on Capitol Hill to advance the history-making Women’s Health Protection Act. And when the Supreme Court takes up its next watershed case on reproductive rights, we’ll be there, too.

Join Us. Take Action. Learn More.



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