Entries for September, 2006

Cog in wheel, pebble in shoe: Update on parental notice bill

Hi from DC. Had preplanned a trip here for another reason; got involved in the fight over the interstate parental notification bill yesterday. And it has quickly escalated to an all-out Senate war, because the Child Custody Protection Act would have a major impact on abortion in the US. Read backdrop here. Senator Frist’s bold […]

Frist filed for cloture vote tonight on interstate parental notice bill

This just in from DC: “Senator Frist filed cloture on ccpa/ciana tonight, as soon as was possible. Cloture will ripen in 30 hours. Then we will vote. And we need to win.” Yes! Good for Senator Frist! A very real pro-life legislative drama is unfolding. Next, 60 senators must vote aye to stop a filibuster […]

New Stanek WND column: “Blame Frist if parental notification bill fails”

Is it possible during the tenure of a Republican-controlled Congress and presidency that pro-life legislation with an 80 percent public approval rating won’t pass? Yes. And if that happens, the responsibility will rest solely with one man: Republican Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist. The measure in question would make it a federal crime for non-parental […]

A heart-breaking reality of abortion

Miami-Herald September 22, 2006 Fight over abortion preceded police officer’s murder-suicide By Trenton Daniel An argument over an abortion preceded an incident last month in which a Plantation police officer killed her firefighter boyfriend, then herself, a mutual friend told investigators. Plantation police officer Laura Grunas shot Robert Peat dead, then killed herself at his […]

New Stanek column on WND: “DOJ: Betraying aborted-alive babies?”

In April 2004, a nurse named Abby* made an appointment with Richard Collier of the Legal Center for Defense to tell him of an incident she thought violated the Born Alive Infants Protection Act. Abby worked in the labor and delivery department of a major regional hospital in New Jersey. Abby told Collier about a […]

  
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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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tierce_headshot_800by Kelli

By repeating only the gut-wrenching, heartbreaking, terrifying abortion stories, we protect a lie: that abortion isn’t normal. We have learned to think of abortion with shame and fear. We have accepted the damaging idea that a person who wants an abortion must grovel before the consciences of others….

We have to stop categorizing abortions as justified or unjustified.

The best thing you can do if you support reproductive rights is to force people to realize that abortion is common, and the most common abortion is a five-to-15-minute procedure elected early in the first trimester by someone who doesn’t want to be pregnant or have a child.

It’s our job to say it’s O.K. if that’s the end of the story. It’s O.K. if it’s boring or not traumatic or if you don’t even know what it was.

The reasons, the feelings, the personal contexts — these we can also talk about, but only after we grant to each woman the right to make and do with her body what she will. Regardless of whether or not a compelling story is on offer.

~ Merritt Tierce (pictured), who has had two abortions and is the former executive director of the Texas Equal Access Fund, exhorting pro-choicers to stick to the script when it comes to discussing abortion, The New York Times, September 13

[Photo via merritttierce.com]

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