We’ve come a long way in this country on women’s rights. One of the most important has been women’s reproductive rights. Let’s be clear. The freedom to choose when to have a child, when not to, and what to do with a pregnancy is a personal matter. Yet, there is still a movement in America to oppress this freedom and make women less equal to men. There are still those with the archaic notion that men must control women and keep them subservient. That just makes my blood boil! Such archaic thinking is just backwards! The freedom of individually deciding whether to have children is a basic human fundamental right that our government does not need to be involved in making. Among those reproductive rights are: the right to legal and safe abortion; the right to birth control; freedom from forced sterilization; the right to contraception; the right to information on sexually transmitted infections; the right to access reproductive health services; and the right to education on reproductive choices. Women deserve to be able to make free and informed reproductive choices. Educating and informing society about women’s rights is one important step to take. Speaking loudly and making your voices heard is perhaps THE most important action to take. We cannot afford to go backwards on this issue ever again!