Entries for July, 2011

Stanek Sunday funnies 7-31-11

Here are my top five political cartoon picks for the week… By TobyToons at RedState.com [HT: Carder]… Like Toby was saying, by liberal Tony Auth at GoComics.com…

Stanek Sunday quote: “Though I am not what I ought to be, I am not what I once was; a slave to sin and Satan”

Because our weekend question focuses on post-abortive mothers, I thought this quote from the book, The God Who is There: Finding Your Place in God’s Story, by D. A. Carson, would be helpful… We still await the final transformation that lies ahead of us. But we look back and see that we are not what […]

New Stanek poll: Do you think abortion is a state issue or federal issue?

I have a new poll question up: Texas Gov. and GOP pro-life presidential candidate Rick Perry said this week he thought the 10th Amendment mandated that the legality of abortion be decided at the state level. Do you agree, or do you think it should be decided in the federal courts and/or with a constitutional […]

Stanek weekend question: Are aborting mothers victims?

Former Planned Parenthood clinic manager and post-abortive mother Abby Johnson wrote at LifeNews.com this week: Some of you may think the abortionists hold more guilt than the mother. I would disagree. I do not believe women are “victims” to abortion. I have had two abortions. I was not a victim. I was a perpetrator. My […]

Planned Parenthood holds fundraiser at gay nightclub

LOL, isn’t this the wrong neighborhood to be protesting in? I mean, it’s not like we have a huge pregnancy rate amongst the GLBT population. ~ Isaiah Walter on Facebook, as quoted by San Diego Gay & Lesbian News on July 29, commenting on a pro-life protest of  a Cocktails for Choice fundraiser held by […]

Facebook adds “I’m expecting” option

Daily Mail reports today:

(Prolifer)ations 7-29-11

by Susie Allen, host of the blog, Pro-Life in TN and Kelli We welcome your suggestions for additions to our Top Blogs (see tab on right side of home page)! Email Susie@jillstanek.com. The Passionate ProLifer shares testimony from sidewalk counselor Jo Scott on her candid interaction with Orlando Women’s Center abortionist Randall Whitney at an […]

Jivin J’s Life Links 7-29-11

by JivinJ, host of the blog, JivinJehoshaphat The North Carolina Senate overturned Gov. Beverly Perdue’s veto of the state’s informed consent legislation. It will go in effect in 90 days. Overheard: David Daleiden at the Live Action blog discusses the medical license suspension of a top Planned Parenthood abortionist: Think about it. The highest-paid, star […]

Lunch Break: An eagle named Freedom

by LauraLoo Jeff Guidry tells his story of rehabilitating an eagle named Freedom back to health—and how that amazing eagle later inspired the author to triumph over cancer.

Busy week!

It has been Vacation Bible School week at my church, meaning we’ve had 4 of our 6-1/2 grandsons visiting the past several days! This should explain my absence without my having to say another word! Wow, I don’t know how I raised 3 kids of my own and got anything other than caring for them […]

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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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