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In the midst of these challenging times for women in the U.S. and around the world, women have risen up as some of the strongest voices of dissent. We have spoken, we have marched, we have persisted. And today, women across the U.S. will strike as part of a #DayWithoutAWoman.

We’re living through a major flash point in the ongoing effort to secure women’s health and rights around the world. So this International Women’s Day, let’s take a moment to celebrate women and look at where things really stand for women’s health and rights.

From the millions of women who marched the day after inauguration in what was reported to be the largest act of resistance in U.S. history, to the demonstrations at airports and town hall meetings across America, millions of women have shown their defiance against politicians who would take away women’s and civil rights. We were inspired by the seas of pink overflowing the streets during the Women’s March - not just in Washington, but in Boise, Portland, Dallas, and towns around the country. The march was an affirmation of the principle that are all connected - we are women, immigrants, refugees, transgender people, Muslims, and so much more. Best of all, the millions who marched that day are determined to keep the momentum going.

Yet despite this strong showing around the country and the world, it seems everywhere we turn, extreme politicians are creating new hurdles for women seeking health care. 

Read the full article at http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/cecile-richards/planned-parenthood-international-womens-day_b_15231946.html





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