Introducing the PACG Women's Equity Forum
Progressive Action for the Common Good has started a new Women’s Equity Forum in response to the looming U.S. Supreme Court’s reversal of Roe v. Wade. This radical ruling threatens catastrophic consequences for women who will lose the right to bodily autonomy and control over their reproductive health care decisions. It will up to state governments to decide the fate of women and their families.
Although our members living in Illinois have protections at the state level, those in Iowa face grave risks.
The Iowa Supreme Court recently reversed a decision from four years ago that guaranteed the right to abortion under the Iowa Constitution. This change opens the way for Governor Reynolds and the Republican state legislature to ban abortions in Iowa. Our new Women’s Equity Forum will allow PACG to respond to this disaster by giving members of our community a place to take effective action to counter some of the worst consequences of the loss of these rights.
Although the immediate crisis is the loss of abortion rights, we recognize that many other issues affect women and nonbinary persons. The Women’s Equity Forum will address these as well.
The co-facilitators of the Women’s Equity Forum are Alta Price, MD and Carolyn Martin, MD. Both are retired physicians. Dr. Martin is an Obstetrician-Gynecologist and brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the forum. Dr. Price has been involved with PACG since its founding, so she knows how to take action!
Contact either Alta or Carolyn to get involved.