Entries for March, 2011

Jivin J’s Life Links 3-31-11

by JivinJ, host of the blog, JivinJehoshaphat Rep. Mike Pence has a must-read op-ed in National Review, dispelling misinformation on the Pence Amendment and Planned Parenthood: … [T]he Pence Amendment does not reduce funding for cancer screenings or eliminate one dime of funding for other important health services to women…. If the Pence Amendment becomes […]

Lunch Break: Talking twins

To give us a break from the daily grind… Only God knows what they’re saying, or someone who can translate baby talk! Email LauraLoo with your Lunch Break suggestions. [HT: Joan D.]

It’s only “supportive” if it’s abortion

By coming into poor communities of color in an effort to regulate and attempt to control women’s decisions about reproduction and reproductive health, the group is spreading fear, myths and falsehoods not only about abortion… but also about what these anti-choice organizations actually do. … [W]e all know that these [pregnancy resource] centers do not […]

Jivin J’s Life Links 3-30-11

by JivinJ, host of the blog, JivinJehoshaphat MI Attorney General Bill Schuette has moved to close an abortion clinic in Lathrup Village which has allegedly been violating state law by performing abortions without a surgical license: Dr. Alberto Hodari, operator of WomanCare of Southfield, is accused by the MI Dept. of Community Health of continuing […]

Lunch Break: Breastfeeding doll

To give us a break from the daily grind… Warning: some adult content not suitable for children. The Talk hosts debate a new breastfeeding doll – bebe’ Gloton.  Email LauraLoo with your Lunch Break suggestions. [HT: The Talk]

Pro-aborts fume: New anti-Planned Parenthood tv ad campaign features Abby Johnson

Need proof that the ground game to defund Planned Parenthood is effective? Within hours after a pro-life coalition announced the launch yesterday of a $90,000 television ad campaign targeting PP, liberal Huffington Post published a rebuttal. The ad campaign, cosponsored by American Values, Catholic Advocate, CatholicVote.org, and Susan B. Anthony List, will run in the […]

Boehner to White House: Defunding Planned Parenthood stays

Positive news from a Politico article today entitled, “Democrats pessimistic about avoiding shutdown”: The White House is intensifying negotiations with House Republicans… but congressional Democrats increasingly fear that it may be too little, too late to avert a government shutdown…. By late Monday, the process was basically back on track, and both sides were feeling […]

Commenter nails Maher on pro-abortion stance

If she had aborted that retard baby of hers this would never have happened, right? She’d be Maher’s hero. ~ Commenter evilbeetdouche, skewering comedian Bill Maher’s on his latest reference to Sarah Palin, Zelda Lily, March 29

New Live Action sting: CEO lies – Planned Parenthood does not perform mammograms

Live Action has just released findings of a new undercover investigation of Planned Parenthood. This time LA fact-checked CEO Cecile Richards’ recent claim on the Joy Behar Show that if PP is defunded “millions of women in this country are going to lose their health care access, not to abortion services, to basic family planning […]

(Prolifer)ations 3-29-11

by Susie Allen, host of the blog, Pro-Life in TN As always, we welcome your suggestions for additions to our Top Blogs (see tab on right side of home page)! Email Susie@jillstanek.com. Bryan Kemper posts the text of one man’s scheduled interview with an Atlanta, GA Planned Parenthood. Of special interest is the paranoia of […]

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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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