Entries for December, 2010

(Prolifer)ations 12-31-10

by Susie Allen, host of the blog, Pro-Life in TN As always, we welcome your suggestions for additions to our Top Blogs! Please email Susie@jillstanek.com. Parenting Freedom nails wealthy, father-of-5 population control advocate Ted Turner on his hypocrisy. Turner espouses China’s 1-child rule for everyone, especially the poor. Eugenics, anyone?

Jivin J’s Life Links 12-31-10

by JivinJ, host of the blog, JivinJehoshaphat Abortioneer Desembarazarme notes some abortion clinics don’t offer any pre-abortion counseling: I actually took the counseling portion of the program for granted until I learned that some very compassionate, professional clinics don’t offer counseling to their clients. It could be a trick to save time (clients always complain […]

Lunch Break: “Snooki’s” going to the ball

FIRST THE ORIGINAL PLAN… Just when it was thought her celeb status couldn’t get much higher, talk show host Wendy Williams reported that Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi from Jersey Shore will play hamster by being placed inside the NYC ball at Times Square. NOW THE REVISED PLAN… According to People.com, Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi will drop inside a ball on NYE […]

MTV abortion special: Sad, skewed, and funded by… ?

The surprising, enduring problem abortion proponents have is people simply don’t like it. Ideologues thought legalizing abortion would settle it. But over 37 years after abortion was made legal in the U.S., abortion matriarch Frances Kissling made a striking admission earlier this year: I am driven by the changes I have seen in the way […]

Quote of the Day 12-31-10

Q: Will my parents find out if I use their insurance to get birth control? A: Unfortunately, this is a difficult question to answer. From page 16, FAQ Section of My Little Black Book for Sexual Health: A guide for getting the health insurance you need to prevent pregnancy until you’re ready, announced by Ibis […]

Lunch Break: CatholicVote.org 10 top reasons for hope in 2010

To give us a break from the daily grind… CatholicVote.org conducted an online request for suggestions for the Top 10 Reasons for Hope from 2010. All are life-affirming; two specifically deals with the abortion issue. The choice of music significantly enhances the visual experience and drives home an inspirational message. Think “Winter Olympics overture” with […]

Top 10 2010: Stanek’s most commented posts

Thanks to moderator Chris for researching these stats. Comments to all the posts listed below are closed due to an automatic comment shut-off feature that activates after several days to keep spammers at bay. You’ll note the comment stream often develops into a conversation that has nothing to do with the original post…

Top 10 2010: Stanek’s most read posts

When analyzing my blog’s 2010 page views, moderator Chris discovered that just like last year, many of the most read posts were not actually written in 2010. So I’m separating out the top 10 most read posts written in 2010 and the top 10 most read tabs and posts written previously. Note how popular the […]

Quote of the Day 12-30-10

To have a group of OB/GYN doctors terminating fetuses just outside our door, to force our mothers and their babies [to] drive through a common driveway, driving by the front of an abortion clinic, in order to park in our lot to have their babies cared for is an atrocity. We are here to prevent […]

Lunch Break: 2010′s best dance from expectant mom

To give us a break from the daily grind… Great moves from a very expectant mom on the Ellen show earlier this year.  Email LauraLoo with your Lunch Break suggestions.

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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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