Entries for November, 2007

Journey into the Internet arms of Anderson Cooper

Thanks to bloggers, CNN was quickly exposed as leaning its

Dallas saves himself

This is truly an amazing story, of little Dallas Hextell. Doctors used Dallas’ own cord blood stem cells to treat his Cerebral Palsy with miraculous results. Click on image to link to video of news story:

Abortion vanishes from silver screen

Great story in the entertainment section of the Knocked Up to Juno [scene pictured left], opening Dec. 14, abortion is The Great Unmentionable, euphemized as “we don’t perform, uh, — ” (Waitress), and “nipped it in the bud” (Juno) in comedies in which pregnancy is the situation. Abortion is likewise obliquely referenced, if actually considered, […]

Smoothie operator

This guy faces life in prison for slipping his girlfriend RU-486 in a smoothie and causing her to abort (not “miscarry”) twice, when if she had wanted to take the pill to abort she would have been federally protected. He also gave her the drug, which is not to be prescribed after 49 days, at […]

New protocol for pregnant moms with breast cancer: don’t abort

Iowa Right to Life: neutral on pro-life prez pick

I was on Iowa Right to Life to encourage it to reject National Right to Life’s endorsement of Fred Thompson and instead endorse Huckabee. I found that tidbit interesting and called IRTL this afternoon to find out if it was making the switch. I spoke with Kim Lehman, IRTL president. She said after they started […]

Tribute to Henry Hyde

I was sorry to hear of Congressman Henry Hyde’s passing today. I met him a few times. He was an eloquent, ardent and invaluable defender of life. His short political bio, from

The Maker’s Diet

The jury’s out whether I’m suffering from carbohydrate withdrawal or a touch of the flu, but I think it’s the former. I started on The Maker’s Diet yesterday, and the author warned I might feel a little nauseous or headachy for a few days. So, sorry, I’ve been out of it today. The premise of […]

No spanks

AB Laura sent me a great point worth discussing, made by Glenn Beck: Massachusetts is considering a possible ban on spanking where parents wouldn’t be allowed to spank children under 18. Yup, the people’s republic of Massachusetts is ok with abortion, but don’t spank your kid, that would be just wrong. You’ve likely heard by […]

Abortion or murder? Mom decides

I’m glad for the decision, but this just goes to show what a mockery Roe v. Wade has made of U.S. murder law. From

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hyde-anniversary-2013-final_smallby Kelli

Abortions are expensive. A first trimester abortion costs an average of $470. A second trimester abortion at 20 weeks costs an average of $1,500.

So what do you do if you can’t afford an abortion and you definitely can’t afford a baby?

If you happen to be one of the 12 million women who depend on Medicaid and other federal insurance programs, you are pretty screwed, thanks to the Hyde Amendment….

In the name of abortion rights, human rights and reproductive justice, it is time to repeal Hyde. Reproductive rights activists often focus on abortion’s legality and physical accessibility — where women can receive abortion care and how far along into a pregnancy the procedure is legal; but the fight for safe and legal abortion means nothing if it isn’t accessible to everyone.

I shouldn’t have to mention that providing coverage for abortion care leads to better economic outcomes for both the women who have abortions and for the institutions that would otherwise have to provide childcare service.

But, for some readers and most politicians, these nuances are what matter most for their public support of repealing Hyde. Sadly, the value of a woman’s life, autonomy and dignity aren’t always enough to influence policy. Often in a political context we see financial outcomes superseding socially just policy. Hyde is neither a socially just policy nor an economically sound one.

I currently have $342 in my savings account. If I didn’t admit that having less than $470 makes me nervous, I would be lying.

Like I said, abortions are expensive. But so is the cost of injustice.

So, happy anniversary, Hyde. Here’s to another year of classism, sexism, and broad-based discrimination lovingly provided by the United States government.

*This article refers to abortion care patients solely as women, but not all people who have abortions identify as women.

~ Carly Manes, discussing why she believes every woman deserves to have a “free” abortion, The Michigan Daily, September 29

[Graphic via NARAL Pro-Choice America]

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