Entries for June, 2009

Quote of the Day, June 29, 2009

We cannot support any health care reform proposal unless it explicitly excludes abortion from the scope of any government-defined or subsidized health insurance plan. ~ A group of 19 pro-life Democrats in the House of Representatives have joined together to craft a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. The letter contained a non-perfunctory request that […]

Sunday Funny 6-28-09

by John Cole of large contingent in the Iran uprising was women. Of course. They are unbearably oppressed. And they were abandoned back to their hell on earth by so-called feminist Barack Obama, as they were by so-called feminist groups like the National Organization for Women, from which we have heard nary a peep re: […]

Quote of the Day, June 28, 2009

Listen, you leaders of Israel! You are supposed to know right from wrong, but you are the very ones who hate good and love evil. You skin my people alive and tear the flesh off their bones. You eat my people’s flesh, cut away their skin, and break their bones. You chop them up like […]

Quote of the Day, June 27, 2009

When this government is in the red, red ink up to our eyeballs, we don’t have money to pay for the intentional murder of unborn children. ~ Rep. Michele Bachmann and her colleagues in the House Pro-Life Women’s Caucus railed against a proposal by President Obama to loosen restrictions put in place by the Dornan […]

Weekend question 6-27/28-09

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New and improved site!

Ok, the renovated site is obviously live! Now we’re looking for bugs to tweak, which we’ll be working on over the weekend. For instance, Kelli and I agree the font size on the posts is too large. Etc., etc., etc. Let me know what you think!

Lunch Break: 3-year-old sings “Titanic” theme

by Bethany Kerr, to give us a break from the daily grind… Email Bethany with your Lunch Break suggestions!

Stanek site to undergo major renovation today

After months of planning, I’m excited to announce the blog is getting a major facelift today. Around 12p EST we will shut down for several hours while the transformation is made. If you have signed up to receive my newsletter, I’ll send out a notice when work has been completed. Otherwise, give us at least […]

Quote of the Day, June 26, 2009

Women should be able to mourn the loss of an aborted fetus without having to confess anything. God, unlike what the liturgy states, also rejoices that women facing unplanned pregnancies have the freedom to carefully choose the best option – birth, adoption or abortion – for themselves and their families. ~ Episcopalian priest, Rev. Nina […]

Jackson kids potentially in custody contract quagmire

UPDATE, 10:15a: Good blog post, Ecclesiastes 9:12, “Man does not know his time.” This morning I watched a Fox News report explain that the custody of Jackson’s three children, Prince Michael Joseph Jackson, Jr., 12, Paris Michael Katherine Jackson, 11 (both by ex-wife Debbie Rowe), and Prince Michael “Blanket” Jackson II, 7 (born via unknown […]

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Jill Stanek is a nurse turned speaker, columnist and blogger, a national figure in the effort to protect both preborn and postborn innocent human life.

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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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