Entries for March, 2010

Lunch Break: Everything to me

To give us a break from the daily grind… In 2007 award-winning Christian singer/songwriter Mark Schultz wrote a powerful, life-affirming song entitled, “Everything to me“… … and the song has an incredible story behind it – Mark’s own story. He wrote “Everything to me” as a thank you to his own birth mother….

Pro-abort pressure fails: Lilith Fair keeps pregnancy care centers on list of charities

First, what is the Facebook page…

Quote of the Day 3-31-10

Calling ourselves an Abortion gang means that we are committed to destigmatizing not only abortion care work but also reproductive justice activism. We are dedicated to showing that young men and women care about our bodies, health, and rights. We won’t take anti-choice bull**** no matter how many different ways they spew it. ..I hope […]

(Prolifer)ations 3-30-10

by Susie Allen, host of the blog, Kevin McCullough points out some of the lesser known parts of the infamous health care law, like the fact that

Rape video game features abortion

WARNING: Disturbing and graphic

VIDEO: Off-duty policeman assaults pro-life activist at a church

UPDATE, 3/30, 6:55p: The Ventura County Star has posted an article about the incident, along with Todd Bullis’s video. The piece states hoser police officer Jon Hixson faces a “misdemeanor battery charge.”… UPDATE, 3/30, 3:53p: Ventura Police Dept. Internal Affairs notified Todd Bullis that Officer Jon Hixson has been suspended pending the outcome of the […]

The graphic photo that silenced a pro-abort

I I posted several political cartoons that spotlighted Barack Obama’s opposition to the Born Alive Infants Protection Act as state senator, including this one (click to enlarge)…. Note for future reference I never wrote “LOL” about the photo, nor did any commenters as far as I can tell. Ok, so I got this email out […]

Jivin J’s Life Links 3-30-10

by JivinJ, host of the blog, NY Daily News, a man became enraged when his wife refused to have an abortion. He apparently attempted to kill both his wife and her sister in front of a room full of children. In Louisville, a high school custodian

Lunch Break: Laura Ingraham vs. Matt Lauer

To give us a break from the daily grind, the following interview was conducted March 29… Email Bethany with your Lunch Break suggestions. [HT:

Quote of the Day 3-30-10

The 11 House Democrats led by Rep. Bart Stupak who dropped their opposition to health care reform legislation mere hours before the final vote have requested $3.4 billion in earmarks….   … Since the health care reform push hit its final stretch, numerous sweeteners for lawmakers’ districts and states have been found inside the package…. […]

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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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