Entries for May, 2007

Should Abortion Be A Litmus Test?

Should abortion be a litmus test?

LA Times: TX embryo case to overturn Roe v. Wade?

synopsized the dispute: Augusta wanted to take possession and have them implanted, agreeing to release Randy from any financial or parental obligation. Randy wanted the embryos destroyed, or at least frozen indefinitely. The dispute has now taken an interesting turn. Reported the LAT: Roman vs. Roman now rests with the Supreme Court of Texas, one […]

Big bad ultrasound

by Valerie Jane Watch out! It’s evil. It’s horrible. It will invade your body! It will destroy your life forever! Yes, it’s the horrible Ultrasound machine. According to the Associated Press earlier this month: Women seeking an abortion in South Carolina would be able, but not required, to view an ultrasound first under a compromise […]

Both Plan A and Plan B can = abortion

A study in the Feb. 23, 2007, issue of NRFC, found that emergency contraceptives comprised of the steroid Levonorgestrel, like YouTube on the historical and current modes of action of the birth control pill – the best explanation I’ve ever seen, and brief, too: [Video hat tip: Andrew]

Memorial Day: Remember Me

Do not complete this day without offering the least you can, tears of thanks. Better to watch in enlarged view here. [Hat tip: readers HisMan, Mike]

Weekend question

Are you pro-choice and anti-death penalty? Or are you pro-life and pro-death penalty? There are two other combinations possible. You get the idea. Please validate your position.

3 HPV vaccine deaths reported since March 2007

Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System included 371 serious reactions. Of the 42 women who received the vaccine while pregnant, 18 experienced side effects ranging from spontaneous abortion to fetal abnormities…. [M]ore serious side effects reported include paralysis, Bells Palsy, Guillain-Barre Syndrome, and seizures. “The FDA adverse event reports on the HPV vaccine read like a […]

The pregnant woman won

I wrote a reported two days ago O’Donnell broke her vow. Big surprise. That very day, O’Donnell and Hasselbeck got into a major disagreement on the air, after which it was reported O’Donnell immediately quit the show three weeks before her contract expired. I have seen news clips of the joust and thought it looked […]

Burlesque sex ed fundraiser

If those advocating comprehensive sex ed heard abstinence education devotees were holding a fundraiser with singing nuns for entertainment, they’d say, “It figures.” Well, that’s what I say about the June 7 “Indulgence” peep show will feature a “neo-burlesque performance” by Miss Exotic World 2005 Michelle L’amour (pictured right) and special guest Debby Herbenick, Time […]

Purists, explain what’s wrong with this law

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by Kelli

TakeCareDownThereA persistent stigma surrounding abortion ensures that the people who provide these services continue to be construed as morally corrupt.

Just like the original version of HB 305 would have banned abortion clinic employees from providing any type of services in public schools, some states have taken this idea to an extreme. Last year, Kansas attempted to ban abortion providers from schools altogether in a sweeping provision that could have prevented parents who work at Planned Parenthood from volunteering to chaperone their kids’ field trips.

That measure didn’t pass, but the attitude remains — people who support abortion shouldn’t be allowed around kids. Other types of professions aren’t singled out in this way in proposed laws.

~ Tara Culp-Ressler, ThinkProgress.org, April 14

[Note: The author describes HB 305, "spearheaded by Rep. Frank Hoffmann (R)", as "intend[ing] to prohibit abortion providers from disseminating materials in publicly funded schools. The original version of the bill would have prevented employees at groups like Planned Parenthood from providing any type of instruction to students whatsoever — but Hoffman ended up amending the legislation to narrow the scope, banning abortion providers from instructing students about topics related to ‘human sexuality or family planning.’” For an example of some of Planned Parenthood’s finest student info on sexuality, see this info on Take Care Down There.]

[Planned Parenthood's "Take Care Down There" graphic via digitaljournal.com]

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