Entries for April, 2006

Free Speech = Free Destruction? … Not…

The AP is reporting that the professor and six students who defaced pro-life crosses at Northern Kentucky University earlier this month have been charged with “criminal mischief, theft by unlawful taking and criminal solicitation.” The pro-abortion professor, Dr. Sally Jacobsen, has also been put on leave. She was caught red-handed (pardon the pun) by a […]

New WND column: “Coming to America: forensic vagina inspections?”

My WND column today focuses on a recent article in the New York Times, which attempted to connect the U.S. trend toward criminalizing various aspects of abortion to a Salvadorian ban on all abortions that includes prosecuting aborting mothers. The reason for the NYTimes piece was clear: to frighten U.S. women that “forensic vagina inspectors,” […]

Life Week at U of I Springfield

Kudos to the University of Illinois’ Society of Conservative Students for sponsoring Life Week, beginning today. I’m excited to be a guest speaker at one of SCS’s political forums, this Wednesday evening, April 26, at 7:00 p.m. in the Brookens Auditorium. See SCS’s website for more info.

Gone 4/16 – 4/23

Happy Easter! I’ll be on a working vacation April 16-23, combining speaking engagements in Florida and Georgia with R&R.

A sacred choice?

The most recent Lakota Times included details from a press conference Oglala Sioux president Cecilia Fire Thunder held re: her plans to build an abortion mill on the Pine Ridge Reservation. The name of her mill will be Sacred Choices Clinic. The Times also included an opinion piece from the writer who started it all, […]

Eric Zorn and forensic vagina inspections

The Chicago Tribune’s Eric Zorn has challenged me to a blog duel regarding his piece, “Women in prison – a ‘partial-birth’ abortion issue for the left?” Eric is excited to have found a wedge issue that might outdo the pro-life movement’s foremost wedge issue, partial birth abortion, which he admits is “grisly” and “repulse[s] even […]

Sioux 2: More on leader planning tribal genocide

In my previous column I wrote about Oglala Sioux president Cecilia Fire Thunder, who has threatened to open an abortion clinic on South Dakota’s Pine Ridge Reservation if the new state abortion ban is enacted. It turns out Fire Thunder is a former abortion clinic worker, something she omitted from her resume until two weeks […]

On WYLL today

I’ll be on Scott Thomas’ show today on WYLL-AM from 3p-4p CST to discuss pro-life issues. The show can be heard via the Internet. On the docket: The South Dakota abortion ban and Oglala Sioux president Cecilia Fire Thunder’s threat to open a mill on her rez; Blagojevich’s “Where’s Waldo” embryonic stem cell funding attempts.

More responses to WND column

As promised, although a couple days late, see more letters on my latest WND column, “Sioux tribe plans to scalp its own,” on page 2.

  
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abortionposterby Kelli

Abortion is a normal thing that women do, and we should stop asking women to sit in silence when the topic comes up….

I don’t feel very brave when I talk about my abortion. I feel small and scared.

But I don’t like staying silent out of fear. I don’t think that’s how anyone has ever gone about winning civil rights. And we have a lot of work to do.

So let’s talk about our abortions. Everyone who is able to, everyone who is ready–let’s speak out. Let’s treat them the way we’d treat, say, a root canal.

Our health care system walls reproductive care off into its own domain: treating birth control differently than other prescriptions, insisting that women obtain abortion care at special clinics rather than undergoing this simple outpatient surgery at the gynecologist’s office.

Let’s push back by treating it like it’s just another extremely common medical procedure.

And whether or not we disclose our abortions, whether or not we’ve even had them, let’s talk as though having an abortion is a perfectly okay option to consider when you’re very unhappy about being pregnant. Let’s act like women have a choice.

Let’s tell our friends that there is nothing wrong with ending an unwanted, life-disrupting, economically catastrophic pregnancy, and let’s listen to what they say and support them in whatever decisions they make….

Let’s get to the point where telling abortion stories at a party is just as common as telling birth stories. As long as we stay silent, it’s a right that can be taken away from us.

~ Sarah Grey, discussing her abortion and its effect on her, SocialistWorker.org, July 23

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