Entries for June, 2010

Scandal: ACOG’s collusion with the White House to rewrite objective medical opinion to fit subjective political script

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Pro-aborts blink? May not challenge NE’s fetal pain law?

The here.) This would be interesting, a sign of weakness, although if I were a betting woman I’d say the other side will decide it must sue. But here is the other side of the argument, per the AP: … [E]xperts say attempts by abortion-rights groups to block [the fetal pain law]… from going on […]

Lunch Break: Obama, are you listening?

To give us a break from the daily grind… A video from Email LauraLoo with your Lunch Break suggestions. [HT: carder]

Quote of the Day 6-30-10

Monday was Justice John Paul Stevens’ final day on the Supreme Court – and it attracted a small group of protesters who showed up at the court to decry Stevens for his decisions on abortion. One protester, dressed as the grim reaper, wielded a megaphone into which he suggested Stevens will go to hell. Another, […]

New Stanek WND.com column, “Exposed! Kagan’s partial-birth abortion scheme”

UPDATE, 9:25a: A high up source tells me GOP senators plan to bring up today Kagan’s collusion with ACOG to rewrite its medical opinion of partial-birth abortion. The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology is well-known in pro-life circles to be radically pro-abortion. For instance, ACOG supports the most heinous of all abortion practices, partial-birth […]

(Prolifer)ations 6-19-10

by Susie Allen, host of the blog, ProWomanProLife discusses the

Woman uses emergency contraceptive to kill wrongly implanted babies

Jivin J’s Life Links 6-29-10

by JivinJ, host of the blog, New York Times Magazine: At week 24, the fetus is a fully formed baby, weighing over a pound and measuring nearly a foot long. The mother has felt it kicking and seen it in lifelike detail on a screen; were she to go into labor, it would perhaps survive. […]

Pro-life group challenges US Senate candidate’s rape/incest exception

Well, hooyah. It’s about time we stopped letting pro-life political candidates get away with saying they have a “rape/incest exception.” That’s simply code for saying they support killing an innocent child whose father is a sexual criminal. In the State of WA, all 3 Republicans facing off in the August 17 primary – businessman Paul […]

Lunch Break: Tim Hawkins, “Side Effects”

To give us a break from the daily grind…

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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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