Women Deserve Better

Jan 02, 2003 12:03 PM EST

WASHINGTON - This January, the Women Deserve Better Campaign launches a public educational effort, highlighting the failure of abortion to meet the needs of women. The campaign, concurring with the thirtieth year of the Roe v. Wade abortion decision, presents reasons why women feel pressured into abortion, and promotes women-centered solutions to these problems.

The Campaign declares lack of financial resource and emotional support as the primary reasons for women with why women with untimely pregnancies turn to abortions. The WDBC professes that though abortion has been promoted as the answer, it is instead an obstacle to developing real solutions that truly addresses women's needs and concerns.

Partners in the Women Deserve Better Campaign who will bring their own perspectives and areas of expertise to the effort are Feminists for Life, Life Resource Network's Women's Task Force, The Second Look Project, Women and Children First, Solidarity With Women (Priests for Life), and the Silent No More Campaign, co-sponsored by NOEL (National Organization of Episcopalians for Life).

Campaign efforts in January will include ads appearing in Washington, D.C. subway trains, buses, and commuter trains as well as in print media. The ads, sponsored by the Pro-Life Secretariat of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and the Knights of Columbus, reads: "Abortion is a reflection that we have not met the needs of women. Women deserve better than abortion."

Thousands of placards featuring this message will also feature prominently at the annual March for Life in Washington, D.C. on January 22nd.

By Pauline C.