Thursday, June 14, 2007

Today's Action Alert

From an e-mail I received today:

Today is one of those days when our work has especial significance. I just
learned that Martha Solay, the woman who so bravely told her story to
support the liberalization of abortion in Colombia , passed away. She died
because she was poor, because she was a woman, because her sterilization did not prevent a new pregnancy, and because having cancer she was not allowed to interrupt her pregnancy in order to begin chemotherapy and save her own life. She left orphaned four girls of 17, 6, 5, and 2 years old. They do not have a place to live, help us build a house for them. You can [read] her full story following this link (pdf).

You can send your donations (with a note to Martha's house) and/or buy the
t-shirts used during the process in Colombia , now part of the National Museum, to:

United States: Women's Link Worldwide, P.O. Box 415 Northfield , Vermont
05663 USA , or

Colombia : +57 (1) 345 1489, or

Send an email to asking for more information.

The e-mail has been translated from Spanish. I think that you should add a note to your donation with the message that it is for Martha's house.