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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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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