Entries for November, 2008

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Long weekend question

UPDATE, 12/1, 9:35a: Running weekend question through today. Daena still home. _______________ Barbara Walters interviewed Barack and Michelle Obama for ABC’s November 26 20/20. During the interview Michelle said: The truth is, you know, and Barack knows this about me, I, I love kids… There’s a disconnect here, not only on Michelle’s part, who has […]

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving! I’m leaving in 30 minutes to pick daughter Daena up from O’Hare, who is flying in from DC. This year will be the first year all 3 kids, wives, and 4 grandsons will celebrate Thanksgiving at our home. My Mom and Dad will also be here. It is going to be a happy […]

Backlash on “Obama supporters are idiots” poll

I Amanda Carpenter reported yesterday on the – surprise! – virulent backlash from the Left….

Announcing Survivor Sunday

Announcing a joint project by Survivors: Survivor Sunday. I’m VERY happy about this. Ever since the election, I’ve been convicted to call on pastors and priests around the country to acknowledge the January 22nd anniversary of Roe v. Wade by preaching on the sanctity of life. I just haven’t had the time to organize an […]

Breaking news: Planned Parenthood offers Christmas gift certificates

And just when you thought you could no longer be shocked. Well, sit down. Planned Parenthood of IN is selling Christmas gift certificates. And yes, they can be used toward abortion. Can’t respond any better than Matt did at WISH-TV…

New Stanek WND column, “Pro-life counterfeits: A case of mistaken identity”

I probably don’t need to say much more than the Washington Post and USA Today wrote glowingly of a new “pro-life” plan. Red flags arise. Last week USA Today editorialized: Realism seems to have struck some ardent foes of abortion. After 35 years of trying to outlaw the procedure nationally while chipping away at abortion […]

Help TX pregnancy care center win $25k

UPDATE, 11/26, 11:25a: Congrats to CareNet Pregnancy Center of Central TX! And thanks to all who voted and helped CareNet win! _______________ (November 19)

Volition

Wow. Moderator Chris and reader Bekah just alerted me to this film. Volition was 1 of 15 finalists from almost 300 entries in

The tidal wave of death

I haven’t written on Barack Obama’s cabinet appointments because frankly I found it too depressing. This is like watching a Culture of Death tsunami. Nothing we can do to stop it….

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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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