Advocating for women's health rights
On 9-25-99, at Illinois NOWs state conference, the following Tubal Ligation Resolution was presented. It passed unanimously.
1999 ILLINOIS NOW - TUBAL LIGATION RESOLUTION
WHEREAS, tubal ligation is the number one method of birth control used by women over the age of 30 in the united states; and,
WHEREAS, all forms of birth control list and disclose both risks and benefits of each expect for tubal ligation. Information that is withheld from women regarding the side effects of tubal ligation include information about long term hormonal side effects; and,
WHEREAS, this information is known by the medical community but routinely this information is withheld from women. This constitutes forced or fraudulent consent.
BE IT RESOLVED, that IL NOW support and work with IL Will County NOW in educating the public and other state chapters; and,
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that IL NOW actively recruit and solicit input and activism from post tubal women; and,
THEREFORE BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED, that IL NOW lead the way for other states by lobbying their (IL) state representatives and legislative bodies to put in place proper laws that would protect women when consenting to a tubal ligation.
Respectfully submitted, Susan J Bucher, Will County IL NOW chapter
Submitted on 9-25-99 - passed with unanimous vote.
Information that was presented along with this resolution.