Entries for June, 2005

Out-of-town notice

I will be out of town until July 5 and not blogging during this time. I will try to respond to emails at: jillstanek@comcast.net Thanks, Jill

LA Times: The constitutionality of Roe

The Los Angeles Times reported yesterday on a hearing held June 23 in the US Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution re: the constitutionality of Roe v. Wade. That these questions are being openly asked and debated in the US Senate is profound….

Embrace the life God offers

Dr. Frank forwarded this column, published in Canada’s Western Catholic Reporter, June 20. There is no Internet version available: Embrace the life God offers By Mark Pickup Sitting closer to the end of my life than its beginning, I find myself wishing I’d had more children. Deep into the sorrow and pain of progressive multiple […]

This ain’t your sweet little ole blue-haired neighbor’s pro-life club any more

The inference in this comment on Rich Miller’s blog… But now Stanek and her allies have given Madigan a reason to strike back at them. If Speaker Madigan makes life miserable for pro-life forces over the next few years (and I suspect he will) they have no one to blame for Madigan’s opposition to them […]

Miller’s blog mob

My, my. Rich Miller’s blog readers are easily antagonized. For their responses to my post yesterday about Michael Madigan (and my response to theirs), go here.

The Pro-Life Case for Rudy Giuliani for Prez

Interesting read on RedState.org. Meanwhile, NY Gov. George Pataki, who also has national aspirations, hasn’t indicated whether he’ll sign a pedophile thrill pill bill into law (making the morning after pill available over-the-counter, even to young girls) that the NY legislature approved earlier this week. Pataki’s reportedly feeling the pressure from both sides. It’s interesting […]

Twofer

Operation Rescue West reports that not one but two abortion mills owned by Tammy Sobieski are being closed. Sobieski’s WomanCare abortion clinic in West Palm Beach has been evicted, allegedly because she misrepresented her plans for the site to the owner. Poor Tammy. She must have been preoccupied trying to cover for her lies, because […]

Take Fox News poll

Fox News is currently conducting a poll that asks, “What constitutional amendment do we need most?” Banning abortion is one of the five options and is currently in first place at 36%. Go here to vote. Hat tip: Denise at Ohio Right to Life

Baby, baby

Britney Spears released a new single June 14, “Someday (I Will Understand),” a song she wrote to her prenatal baby. Baby upstages Britney in the music video, stealing every scene in which s/he appears inside Mom’s beautiful, 5-months-pregnant belly. Words to song on page 2.

Who loves you, baby?

Reuters reported today: The most-used Internet site, has shut down all its user-created Internet chat rooms amid concerns that adults were using the sites to try to have sex with minors…. The user-created chat rooms in question, where Internet users converse in real time, had names including “Girls 13 And Under For Older Guys” and […]

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Jill Stanek is a nurse turned speaker, columnist and blogger, a national figure in the effort to protect both preborn and postborn innocent human life.

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10299863_643046945782168_2130286851_nThe narratives most often used to spread reproductive justice awareness always center the discussion on “Women’s Rights.” But since I’m not a woman, I’ve felt very disconnected from the spaces I work in….

I was twenty when I had a medicinal abortion, and I have been on some form of birth control since that time. Even though the ability to reproduce hasn’t always been a factor with the partners I have had, I like knowing that I have a back-up plan and hormonal regularity….

Even the intake forms at my local Planned Parenthood are incredibly trans-exclusive! When I went to Planned Parenthood to get birth control I wasn’t given the option to state my preferred name or personal pronouns….

You might love your new hashtag or slogan, and it might be pretty catchy, but take a moment to remember that the “War on Women” really only means one type of person: cis-women.

“A Woman’s Right to Choose,” “Women’s Health,” and “Women’s Access” are all phrases that erase me and others like me.

Using “women” as a catch-all term for “people with active uteruses” is incredibly problematic….

Remember basic diversity training…. Not everyone who gives birth identifies as a woman…

Don’t assume that because someone is feminine that they are a woman regardless of their assigned reproductive system….

If you aren’t catching my obvious personal feelings, I’ll make clear that I’m a femme nonbinary person who deals with this all the time. Make my life a little easier. C’mon.

~ Jack Qu’emi, “4 ways to be gender inclusive when discussing abortion,” everydayfeminism.com, August 29

JLS note: My hope is commenters won’t mock Jack. My goal in posting this is to shed light to pro-lifers on another element of confusion and lostness on the other side. What would you say to Jack if having coffee together?

[HT: @LivinOnAClaire on Twitter]; photo of Jack via ink361.com]

 

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