Entries for October, 2008

JivinJ’s Life Links 10-27-08

by George Weigel and editorial entitled, “Catholic Brief for Obama.” It’s almost like endorsing Obama makes people dumber. Of course it’s not that and every election cycle people of both sides disavow previously firm beliefs and issues simply because they prefer a certain candidate. But this year with Obama it just seems to have exponentially […]

Recap of Pro-life Day of Solidarity

October 21 was the student StandTrue.com reported 250,000 students on 4,700 campuses in 25 countries not only stood as silent witnesses to 1/3 of their generation now dead by abortion but for all babies aborted. Bryan reported at least 49 babies were saved. Here are stories of a few…

Stephen Baldwin: Obama is “cultural terrorist”

Last week actor Stephen Baldwin caused a liberal stir by calling Barack Obama a “cultural terrorist” and jokingly challenging him to a boxing match, which he was attending at the time, adding, “I’d like to knock some good sense into Barack. I wouldn’t hurt him. But if he wins the election, he’ll hurt me. He’s […]

America’sChoiceNow.com pro-life video

This new video by

5 (or 374) reasons to vote for McCain

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BornAliveTruth.org releases Gianna Responds ad; Focus on the Family launches $500k ad buy in CO

Press release just issued: CHICAGO – here. Additionally, Focus on the Family Action, a CO-based family organization, is kicking off a $500,000 radio ad buy featuring the original Gianna ad revealing Senator Obama’s voting record on born alive infant protections. See TheDrudgeReport.com [later today] and at

Sunday funny

Two good cartoons this week by Chuck Asay of

New poll/Old poll

The new poll question is up: This week the media reported Sarah Palin’s new wardrobe cost $150,000. It didn’t report how much her 3 amigos’ suits cost. It didn’t report how much Michelle Obama’s wardrobe cost. Do you think this is but one example of the media’s sexist or ideological prejudice against Palin? Shock, we […]

Weekend question

This question was posed on Planned Parenthood’s The Alan Guttmacher Institute, published a study in November 2006 estimating, “Among women having abortions in the United States, about one-half have already had a prior abortion.” If one’s first abortion is the fault of inadequate sex education or nonavailability of contraception, whose fault is a repeat abortion, […]

“How much time?” None

Here’s a disturbing and blatantly false ad by NRO), supposedly depicting shaken and crying post-abortive women getting their mug shots taken after being arrested in the wake of a McCain-Palin win and the overturn of Roe v. Wade…. The ad is supposedly set to run in 6 supposed “swing states”: CO, MO, OH, OR, PA, […]

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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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