Entries for June, 2008

(Prolifer)ations 6-30-08

by Colleen W. “Welcome” to Colleen, a graduate student interning for Catholic Pro-Life Committee reports wonderful news: Another late-term Dallas abortion mill is closing! June 28 was its last day to abort. This indeed, in Bishop Farrell’s words, is “the best news I’ve heard all week.” Gabriel at the LifeNews.com article on the Defund Planned […]

Stanek on Bennett

To listen to my interview on Bill Bennett’s radio show this morning discussing Barack Obama’s opposition to IL’s Born Alive Infants Protection Act click here. Bill has also posted a link to the audio

527: BornAliveTruth.org

ANNOUNCING A 527 has been launched and a website is in process to expose Barack Obama and his opposition to the IL Born Alive Infants Protection Act, in other words, his support of infanticide. I am making this public now since many Bill Bennett listeners are checking out this blog after his having publicized it […]

Stanek on Bill Bennett, CNN tomorrow

The date and time has changed 3x now, but I think tomorrow between 5-6p EST the CNN segment on Barack Obama and the Born Alive issue is finally going to air. This is what CNN interviewed me for last week. Bill Bennett is appearing live on CNN’s The Situation Room tomorrow during that time period […]

Sunday funny

Townhall.com: Here’s that ad, in case you missed it: I wonder if Bok anticipated people like me interpreting his work as I have….

Weekend question

Reported

CNN: Stanek on Obama

Carol Costello of CNN contacted me this morning to be interviewed on my experience with Barack Obama and IL’s Born Alive Infants Protection Act. So I just got back from taping a segment at the Chicago CNN studio. I was told it would air during The Situation Room, on now. It hasn’t aired yet. UPDATE, […]

Coulter: Abortion and breast cancer link and oil

By Ann Coulter, June 25: Liberals dismiss studies that show a link between abortion and breast cancer, claiming they are biased because the people promoting the studies are “anti-choice.” For the same reason, no one should believe the Democrats’ “energy” policies. Democrats couldn’t care less about high gas prices. The consistent policy of the Democratic […]

Gloucester principal: Mayor’s lying

Recall Gloucester Mayor Carolyn Kirk’s USA Today: The city’s mayor said Monday there is no evidence a group of young girls made a pact to get pregnant and raise their babies together, seeking to dispel an explosive theory put forth by the high school principal….

Obama, if fatherhood begins at conception…

Just up on Family Research Council, this is absolutely fabulous… [HT: Fran at

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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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