Entries for July, 2009

Vacation July 27-31

My 4 grandsons (8, 5, 2, and 2) are spending the next 5 days with us during our church’s Vacation Bible School. So I’m taking this time off of blogging to spend with them. When I took time off this past January, the monthly stats were higher than December! So I know you’ll carry on […]

Quote of the Day, July 26, 2009

This day I call heaven and earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life that you and your children may live and that you may love the Lord your God, listen to his voice and hold fast to him. ~ Deuteronomy 30:19, New […]

New Stanek poll: Who is America’s most trusted newscaster?

I have a new poll question up: A

Weekend question

Yesterday the

Quote of the Day, July 25, 2009

If you are born mentally or physically deficient, the government says your best contribution to society… is as a guinea pig for biological and chemical weapons testing. ~Im Chun-yong, former military captain for the North Korean Army, who had to give up his 12-year-old daughter who was mentally ill for human experimentation. Initially he resisted, […]

Hypercharged

UPDATE, 7/28, 7:20a: Doug Johnson of National Right to Life has corroborated my concern about taxpayer funding of federal employees’ abortions at “Breaking news: Legislation funding DC abortions includes abortion funding for 8 million federal employees.” Allen continued…

Blue Dogs want to bite Waxman’s face off

UPDATE, 5:35p: And it appears they’ve already kissed and made up? From The Hill this afternoon: House healthcare negotiations dissolved in acrimony on Friday, with Blue Dog Democrats saying they were “lied” to by their Democratic leaders…. The 7 Blue Dogs on the Energy and Commerce Committee stormed out of a Friday meeting with their […]

Senate Democrats move to permanently kill Mexico City policy

by intern Heather B. President Obama’s repeal of the Mexico City Policy, an amendment established “to restore the prohibition on funding of nongovernmental organizations that promote abortion as a method of birth control,” has opened the door to a larger threat of devastating proportions to the international community….

ALERT: Call your rep TODAY Vote tally on Planned Parenthood defund bill

UPDATE, 3p: From the

Breaking news: China loosens one-child policy

First, before you get too excited, the parameters, from Times Online, today…

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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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