Entries for May, 2006

New Stanek column on WND: “Pro-abort PBA paradox”

When exactly is a pregnancy terminated? Abortion proponents attempting to answer that question should run into a problem. By trying to protect one flank, they’ve exposed another. To be consistent, the abortion industry’s definition of when a pregnancy begins should agree with its definition of when it ends. But the two don’t jibe. For over […]

Fire Thunder suspended; abortions banned on rez

This just in: The Oglala Sioux tribal council banned all abortions on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation and suspended President Cecelia Fire Thunder on Tuesday, charging that she solicited donations on behalf of the tribe for a proposed abortion clinic without the council’s approval. And this was published in IndianCountry.com last week: Hat tip: Stacy […]

New Stanek column on WND: “The lunatic fringe goes mainstream”

Latter day feminists think abortion is not just fine, it’s holy. Wrote Debi Jackson, owner of Cincinnati Women’s Services abortion mill, in a web post recently: Imagine… that a woman may create a ceremony… to be performed during the abortion or afterwards with family and friends in attendance… She may have a circle of women […]

News of encouragement…

I received this today from a new pro-life friend on South Dakota’s Oglala rez. Apparently the Natives are restless with their president’s plan to launch an abortion mill on their land and are planning a protest. … Des Moines Register columnist Dave Yepsin says that Dem guv candidate Mike Bluoin’s party of choice and pro-life […]

Will we choke on the pill?

In a recent column, I connected the morning-after pill controversy with the larger issue of contraception. Basically, pro-lifers can’t oppose the MAP without opposing birth control pills, since they contain the same ingredients (female hormones) and, therefore, may both cause abortions – stop an embryo from implanting in the uterus. Pro-aborts have honed in on […]

New Stanek column on WND: “The biggest boobs”

According to its president, the National Breast Cancer Coalition has “revolutionized” public policy in the quest to eradicate breast cancer. NBCC has an odd way of running its revolution. On May 4, NBCC announced the Golden Boob Awards, to “highlight the biggest boobs of all – the organizations that are using breast cancer purely as […]

What’s wrong with sex selection?

From today’s Chicago Tribune: BADHOCHHI KALAN, India — This is the land of the vanishing girl, where 14 boys and seven girls attend 1st grade, where educational plays warn of a future with no women. A nearby midwife delivers one girl for every five boys. Villagers do not talk openly about why the number of […]

Snubbing the snubbers

There are unconfirmed reports that IL gubernatorial candidate Judy Baar Topinka indicated earlier this spring she didn’t need conservatives to win. Whether or not that’s true, we will likely find out, and this isn’t just whiny saber-rattling by IL conservatives. Nationally, conservatives are showing their displeasure with an aberrant president and legislature by walking and […]

New Stanek column on WND: “Vampires on campus”

There has been a surge in pro-abortion violence on college campuses this spring. Most recently, Professor Sally Jacobsen at Northern Kentucky University became so enraged by a display of little white crosses commemorating children lost to abortion that she incited her students to destroy it – in broad daylight with a newspaper photographer snapping away. […]

  
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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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