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Center for Reproductive Rights: War On Women Is Over, If You Want It

In honor of 42nd anniversary of historic Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade, Center launches campaign inspired by Yoko Ono’s iconic “War is Over” campaign

NEW YORK - On the 42nd anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the historic decision by the U.S. Supreme Court that recognized a woman's constitutional right to abortion, the Center for Reproductive Rights has launched a new campaign, “War on Women Is Over! If You Want It,” to educate and activate individuals on the profound threats to women’s freedom. 

Over the last four years, politicians across the U.S. have enacted 231 new restrictions on abortion. Now women are facing an unprecedented and dramatic loss of safe, legal abortion services due to these sham laws designed to eliminate access to reproductive health care—all under the pretext of protecting women’s health.

War on Women is Over! If You Want It” was inspired by the power and vision of Yoko Ono and John Lennon’s original 1970s “War Is Over” campaign, with permission from Yoko Ono.

Said Nancy Northup, president and CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights.

“If the seven in 10 Americans who consistently support women's access to safe and legal abortion were to make their presence even more strongly known, we could end the cultural and political attacks on women's dignity, health and rights. 

“The war on women can be over, if we want it. But we have to want it, and we have to work for it.  

“We have to call on our elected leaders to advance measures that will restore access to basic health care for the millions of women who have had services taken away, not political measures that only deny more women critical care.”

To support the campaign, the Center for Reproductive Rights (@ReproRights) is urging individuals to join the conversation on social media using the hashtag #WarOnWomen and call on Congress to promote genuinely pro-woman policies like the recently reintroduced Women’s Health Protection Act.

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.


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