Lies Straight From the Pit of Hell and Other Comments on Biology and Women's Health
By OBOS — December 11, 2012
“All that stuff I was taught about evolution and embryology and the Big Bang Theory … all that is lies straight from the pit of Hell.”
“If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.”
Comments like these are what spurred us to create Educate Congress, a campaign to deliver “Our Bodies, Ourselves” to every member of the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate. Because these comments really were spoken by members of Congress.
And that’s not the only problem. Misinformation is too often used as the basis for crafting bad policy, which is why we’re working to show how Congress can advance evidence-based reproductive health policy, based on science and fact. Reproductive health policy pertains to issues such as birth control, abortion, breast and ovarian cancers, the effects of environmental toxins on women’s health and fetal development, and more.
We’re into our final countdown, with just eight days left to reach our goal of raising $25,000 to deliver books to every member of Congress and key members of the administration and government agencies whose work involves health care policy.
You can select a specific representative or senator to receive the book or donate to the general fund. There are great perks to show our thanks, including stickers, tote bags, signed copies of “Our Bodies, Ourselves” by OBOS founders and Gloria Steinem, and a signed Legitimate Road Trip poster commemorating the drive from Chicago to St. Louis with The Ladydrawers to rush sex-ed materials to Rep. Todd Akin.
Please help us reach our goal — because, really, doesn’t everyone deserve access to comprehensive sex-ed?