A decision that only women should make . . .

Emails keep coming today. Women are headed to the State Capitol today. Today, vagina is not a dirty word.

As the debate continues over how to deal with the issue of abortion, furor mounts over Michigan Republican legislators choosing last week to silence two women speaking out against controversial new anti-abortion legislation.

In my day job, I wrote a newspaper column about how that silencing was an attack on democracy.

Because it was.

I don’t have the answers to the question: How do we decrease the number of abortions in America?  But I do know that the debate cannot happen without women. There cannot be a moment in history, in America, in any legislature, where women should not be heard on this issue.

However they want.

Whenever they want.

Because it is a decision that only women should make.

To read the column, visit: http://www.freep.com/article/20120616/COL10/206160426/Rochelle-Riley-An-attack-women-democracy

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