Today in 1990: Karen and Bill Bell join a national campaign of the Feminist Majority against parental-consent requirements for abortion. The Bell’s daughter, Becky, died September 16, 1988, from a massive infection due to a botched, illegal abortion.
The first known teenage victim of parental-consent laws, Becky sought the illegal abortion because she didn’t want to disappoint her parents, and she knew Indiana judges were not giving permission under the state’s parental-consent law.
It’s today’s Action Calendar!
Tonight, the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom sponsors a dinner honoring Veterans for Peace, with Wisconsin’s August bounty – local, fresh, and home-cooked. Everyone is welcome, and freewill donations gratefully accepted. This is tonight from 5 to 7pm at Bethel Lutheran Church, 312 Wisconsin Avenue. Please use the rear entrance. For more info, call Nancy at 244-6595.
This Saturday is Tour De Sludge – Bike Ride to Oppose Tar Sands Through Wisconsin! Join the Le Brea Tar Pit Critter Crew on a cycle-tour of Madison’s connections to the dirty Tar Sands extraction in Alberta. Saber-toothed tigers and triceratops will lead bikers on a tour in protest of the Enbridge pipelines that push crude oil through our state. Learn about Enbridge’s proposals to expand Wisconsin pipelines and ship millions of crude oil over Lake Superior. The tour will return to the Capitol in time for the 1pm Flush the TPP Rally! Meet Saturday at 11am at the State Street Corner of the State Capitol.