Entries for November, 2009

New York magazine asks, “Just how pro-choice is America?” and answers, “Not so much”

I’m surprised this piece yesterday in New York magazine, calling it a “[t]hought-provoking piece.” It’s no-spin depressing for the other side, actually. The article is long but a good read. And, with a reminder that this was written by a pro-abort, it makes quite the convincing case for incrementalism. Stay strong, pro-lifers, we’re winning. Here […]

American Life League’s Katie Walker surmounts MSNBC’s anti-life bias

MSNBC’s Morning Meeting today to discuss the topic of public funded abortion in socialized healthcare. Host Dylan Ratigan had the nerve to accuse pro-lifers of interjecting our ideology into the healthcare debate, which is exactly backward. The man had obviously done no research on the topic, merely bleating pro-abort spin that pro-lifers are attempting to […]

“Fact” checker Media Matters doesn’t even know what a Partial Birth Abortion is

The ironies are layered and rich. Here was the “Quick Fact” headline in the “Research” section of supposed media watchdog, the liberal

Jivin J’s Life Links 11-30-09

by CDC has released its 2006 abortion statistics compiled from state health departments, but missing a couple of states including CA: Results: For 2006, a total of 846,181 abortions were reported to CDC. Among the 46 areas that provided data consistently during 1996–2006, a total of 835,134 abortions (98.7% of the total) were reported; the […]

Quote of the Day 11-30-09

The stories they’ve told me, with tears dripping from their faces, are agonizing. The enemy is out to steal, kill and destroy, and he is doing it through abortion…. A lot of girls need people to step in and say, ‘We will love you. We will be Jesus’ hands and feet. We will help you […]

Lunch Break: 2 year old singing Taylor Swift song

To give us a break from the daily grind… Email Bethany with your Lunch Break suggestions! [HT: Standforlife]

Bethany meets Sarah Palin and Mike Huckabee

November 23 was a star-studded day for our talented and generous moderator Bethany, who met both Mike Huckabee! Both were at the same Birmingham mall for book signings, and Bethany was able to give both portraits she had sketched herself. About Palin Bethany blogged: When I got in the signing area, it was so exciting […]

Obama supporters are so Zen

I’m going through pictures I took this year while putting together a 2010 family calendar and came upon the following, taken in San Diego this spring. The bumper stickers are thematically connected, I think. I posted this awhile back but as Obama’s White House tenure marches it, the “Zenness” of his followers becomes ever more […]

New Stanek poll: When do you think healthcare legislation will pass, if ever?

Fox News’ Shepard Smith asked a good poll question the other day, which I’m repeating. Vote on the lower right side of the home page…. When do you think healthcare legislation will pass? Re: my last poll, almost half thought the US should send more troops to Afghanistan to fight our war against Islamic terrorism, […]

Sunday funnies 11-29-09

Ok, friends, as the Thanksgiving holiday draws to a close, it’s time to reorient ourselves to the healthcare debate. To help get your blood boiling, here’s a particularly nasty political cartoon from the other side… by Lalo Alcaraz at GoComics.com…

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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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