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We're visiting Uvita, Puntarenas in a couple week for the holidays. Are any people here down in that area?

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The War on Women: What's Going On?

As part of the South-Central Chapter of the ACLU-PA declaration of the Year of Rights, its annual meeting May 23 will be dedicated to presentations on the coordinated attacks on women's reproductive and healthcare rights.

The War on Women: What's Going On? will feature keynote speaker Sari Stevens, executive director of Planned Parenthood Pennsylvania Advocates. Stevens' talk will be "The Year of the Attack on The Woman," and will address legislative attempts, both in Pennsylvania and nationally, to wind back the clock and undermine the hard-fought rights of women.

Carol Petraitis, project director of the ACLU-PA's Clara Bell Duvall Freedom Project, will follow with a discussion of a report she authored, based on two years of analysis, that women’s health-care services are sorely lacking at county prisons across Pennsylvania, reflecting a prison system designed with men in mind. The report determined that of the more than fifty county prisons housing female inmates, many lack policies to provide adequate prenatal care, sexually transmitted disease testing, and abortion services.

ACLU-PA Legislative Director Andy Hoover will conclude the evening with a round-up of proposed bills in Pennsylvania's House and Senate that seek to undermine our constitutional liberties.

The meeting is free and open to the public and will be at the Pennsylvania Ballroom, Sheraton Harrisburg-Hershey, 4650 Lindle Road, Harrisburg PA 17111. A reception with appetizers and cash bar will precede the program beginning at 6 p.m.

The event will begin at 7 p.m. with election of new board members.
For more information, contact the chapter at or 717-238-ACLU. To express interest in one of the chapter board's elected positions, contact Lauri Lebo at or at 577-8327.

What: South Central Chapter of the ACLU-PA annual meetingWhen:Wednesday, May 23, 6 p.m.
Where: Pennsylvania Ballroom, Sheraton Harrisburg-Hershey, 4650 Lindle Road, Harrisburg PA 17111
Cost: Free and open to the public
The Southcentral Chapter serves Dauphin, Cumberland, Perry, York, Adams, Franklin, Fulton, Juniata, Lancaster, and Lebanon counties.
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