Entries for June, 2011

Jivin J’s Life Links 6-30-11

by JivinJ, host of the blog, JivinJehoshaphat A young Scottish woman was killed after her 15-year-old boyfriend found out she aborted his child. Pro-choice researchers are attempting to understand and limit abortion stigma. An Ohio couple has been indicted on charges of kidnapping after allegedly taking a teenage girl, keeping her hostage, getting her pregnant […]

Lunch Break: Dinner with Barack and Joe

by LauraLoo Would you want to win this “big deal” dinner and, if so, would you have an agenda to bring Barack and Joe? Email LauraLoo with your Lunch Break suggestions. [HT:  WLSAM.com]

Octomom’s an octomess: “I hate the babies.”

I hate the babies, they disgust me… My older six are animals, getting more and more out of control, because I have no time to properly discipline them. The only way I can cope is to lock myself in the bathroom and cry. Sometimes I sit there for hours and even eat my lunch sitting […]

Billboard company refuses to pull black pro-life signs

Pro-aborts defeated free speech in New York and Los Angeles, but they won’t silence the pro-life message to and by African-Americans in Oakland, California. CBS Outdoor, which also stood strong against pro-abortion ideologues in Atlanta who demanded TooManyAborted.com’s “Black Children are an Endangered Species” billboards be pulled in 2010, is again refusing to back down […]

Planned Parenthood, coyote ugly

In a post this morning I mentioned actresses Gwyneth Paltrow and Scarlett Johansson have made PSAs for Planned Parenthood this year. Now Amy Poehler can be added to the list of celebrities making pro-Planned Parenthood pitches. From a PP email yesterday… The highlighted section segues to my point. I’ve been pondering how well PP would […]

Will incarcerated Illinois guvs make Choose Life license plates?

Click to enlarge… Got the above in an email today, and the glorious thought struck me that either of these guys might some day be stamping “Choose Life” license plates. Republican George Ryan (left) was a pro-life turncoat, and Democrat Rod Blagojevich (right) was as pro-death as they come. [HT: Kathy]

Jivin J’s Life Links 6-29-11

by JivinJ, host of the blog, JivinJehoshaphat The Star-Ledger has a conversation with Mara Hvistendahl on her new book Unnatural Selection: Choosing Boys Over Girls, and the Consequences of a World Full of Men. The UK’s Department of Health is considering a measure that would forbid abortion providing non-profits from doing abortion counseling. Instead, women […]

Lunch Break: Jo from Florida

by LauraLoo This Michael Savage video is a year old but it circulated itself to my email yesterday. How utterly SCARY that there are people like “Jo from Florida” who live in our country. Email LauraLoo with your Lunch Break suggestions. [HT: Michael Savage ]

Planned Parenthood helps pro-life movement by avoiding the A-word

Planned Parenthood is a business, a billion-dollar business. Planned Parenthood’s 1st priority is to make money, not advance the abortion ideology. It wants abortion kept legal, of course, but its marketing strategy is to avoid the A-word.  The liberal site News Hounds, June 27, reported on a recent conference call: Planned Parenthood head, Cecile Richards, […]

Breaking, Medicaid misinformation revealed: Planned Parenthood caught on tape admitting Indiana women can manage fine without it

UPDATE, 12:16p: Lila Rose will appear on The O’Reilly Factor tonight to discuss the Indiana Planned Parenthood investigation! She’ll be in the 8:25p EST segment. UPDATE, 11:22a: I’m sure she didn’t intend to, but MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow corroborated on her show last week that Planned Parenthood serves 1% (“more than 9,000″) of all Indiana Medicaid […]

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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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