Entries for September, 2008

Catholic vote 2008

The past few days many have sent me a link to the following video adding, “This is very powerful.” Today when yet another friend send me a link to the video, writing, “This is very powerful,” I finally took a look at it. And you know what? It really is very powerful. Sponsor:

Eduardo’s video on abortion and Obama

Popular and Influential Latino actor Eduardo Verastegui, in conjunction with Catholic News Agency, has produced an excellent video in Spanish, “Dura Realidad,” i.e., “Hard Truth.” With English subtitles, Eduardo explains how abortion hurts the Hispanic population (in fact, a target) and family and how Barack Obama radically supports abortion beyond most of the public’s sensibilities. […]

JivinJ’s Life Links 9-29-08

by a long article about abortion in Russia. Here’s a classic quote from the story: “The spiritual position,” said Natalia Karpovich, a leader of the State Duma committee focused on family, women and children, “should be that this is murder and the woman who does this commits a sin. Still, I want to stress it’s […]

Sunday funny

First, don’t forget to pray for pastors across America who are participating in the here and here. Moving on, the political cartoons this week continued to focus on the Wall Street bailout, so I found none on our issue. But here was one about the aforementioned by

New poll/Old poll

The new poll question is up: Two part question: Who won the first presidential debate, and did it change your vote? Here are the results of last week’s poll question:

Weekend question

Aw, Paul Newman died yesterday at the age of 83. Great quote: Asked by Playboy magazine whether he was ever tempted to step out on wife Joanne Woodward, Newman responded, according to the Men & Dogs A Personal History from Bogart to Bowie, was taken in 1958, right after they married.]

Fact-checking Factcheck.org on Gianna and Obama ads

Only 4 days ago an article supposedly fact-checking

Waiting for Obama’s apology

UPDATE, 9/27, 12p: Statement from NRLC: “NRLC has suspended the posting of the web ad because very late on September 26, an objection was received from an attorney with the Christian Broadcasting Network, asserting that the use of a brief clip from a broadcast CBN interview, showing Barack Obama saying that NRLC was “lying,” infringed […]

JivinJ’s Life Links 9-25-08

by Washington Post and a study with a release date in August) on the demographics of who has abortions. Denis Hart, the Archbishop of Victoria isn’t going unheeded. Proponents of the bill don’t seem to fully grasp why doctors who oppose performing abortions don’t want to refer women to abortion providers….

Ode to Obama and Born Alive “Burdens”

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10299863_643046945782168_2130286851_nThe narratives most often used to spread reproductive justice awareness always center the discussion on “Women’s Rights.” But since I’m not a woman, I’ve felt very disconnected from the spaces I work in….

I was twenty when I had a medicinal abortion, and I have been on some form of birth control since that time. Even though the ability to reproduce hasn’t always been a factor with the partners I have had, I like knowing that I have a back-up plan and hormonal regularity….

Even the intake forms at my local Planned Parenthood are incredibly trans-exclusive! When I went to Planned Parenthood to get birth control I wasn’t given the option to state my preferred name or personal pronouns….

You might love your new hashtag or slogan, and it might be pretty catchy, but take a moment to remember that the “War on Women” really only means one type of person: cis-women.

“A Woman’s Right to Choose,” “Women’s Health,” and “Women’s Access” are all phrases that erase me and others like me.

Using “women” as a catch-all term for “people with active uteruses” is incredibly problematic….

Remember basic diversity training…. Not everyone who gives birth identifies as a woman…

Don’t assume that because someone is feminine that they are a woman regardless of their assigned reproductive system….

If you aren’t catching my obvious personal feelings, I’ll make clear that I’m a femme nonbinary person who deals with this all the time. Make my life a little easier. C’mon.

~ Jack Qu’emi, “4 ways to be gender inclusive when discussing abortion,” everydayfeminism.com, August 29

JLS note: My hope is commenters won’t mock Jack. My goal in posting this is to shed light to pro-lifers on another element of confusion and lostness on the other side. What would you say to Jack if having coffee together?

[HT: @LivinOnAClaire on Twitter]; photo of Jack via ink361.com]

 

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