Entries for December, 2011

Going Mac

It has been a week of traumatic but good change for this old PC user. I had been planning to make the move to Mac during Christmas vacation, when son-in-law and Mac user Andy would be home to help. I intended to get a laptop, but receiving an iPad from hubby Rich for Christmas prompted […]

(Prolifer)ations 12-30-11

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 Anti-Abortion Gang shares a link from the Abortion Gang, who are proud to report that they helped a woman abort her baby […]

Lunch Break: I am Second

by LauraLoo Here’s the testimony of a walking miracle, Shane Kampe.  God saved Shane spiritually and physically - gave him that second chance.  Also, a reminder this New Year’s weekend that if you know of anyone who drinks and drives to please pass on this video.  You may just give someone else a second chance for an abundant life in Jesus.  I wish everyone […]

Supermodel: Pregnancy “the ultimate blessing”

2011 has been a year filled with incredible gifts and this is the ultimate blessing!! ~ Brazilian supermodel Alessandra Ambrosio gushing over her pregnancy with her second child, from her Facebook page via People, December 29

Lunch Break: Siku, the “New Knut”

by LauraLoo Meet Siku, a Scandanavian polar bear cub that’s an Internet sensation.  Siku is fondly known as the “New Knut.”  Knut was hand raised by German zookeeper (surrogate dad) Thomas Dörflein, but unfortunately both passed away. I’m so happy the Scandanavians have a new polar bear to love! Email LauraLoo with your Lunch Break suggestions. [HT: Drudge Report]

Woman conceived in rape contributes to Gov. Rick Perry’s change of heart on abortion exceptions

He went on to say that he’d never really put a face to the issue and never considered it from the perspective of someone like me, then he said again that I’d changed his heart on this issue. When he gave his speech later, he was talking about protecting every child, then looked at me […]

Life Links 12-28-11

by JivinJ, host of the blog, JivinJehoshaphat The Detroit Free Press has an AP story on China’s one-child policy and those who defy it: It’s impossible to know how many children have been born in violation of the one-child policy, but Zhai Zhenwu, director of Renmin University’s School of Sociology and Population in Beijing, estimates […]

Lunch Break: Puppy Christmas

by LauraLoo Tiny Yorkie puppies open up Christmas gifts and make huge mess.  Adorable! Email LauraLoo with your Lunch Break suggestions. [HT: Hans Johnson]

Pro-lifer not exactly a fan of Ron Paul

Speaking of Ron Paul being an OB-GYN, that doesn’t make him pro-life. And as my father-in-law would say, “Ron Paul delivering 4,000 babies doesn’t make him pro-life. It just makes him rich.” ~ Alfonzo Rachel skewering Ron Paul’s foreign policy and pro-life positions, PJTV’s ZoNation, December 26 [discussion begins at 4:10, Content Warning]

(Prolifer)ations 12-27-11

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. Timmerie’s Blog has a guest post by a homeschooled Catholic teen who is reaching out to women experiencing unplanned pregnancies before they ever […]

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10299863_643046945782168_2130286851_nThe narratives most often used to spread reproductive justice awareness always center the discussion on “Women’s Rights.” But since I’m not a woman, I’ve felt very disconnected from the spaces I work in….

I was twenty when I had a medicinal abortion, and I have been on some form of birth control since that time. Even though the ability to reproduce hasn’t always been a factor with the partners I have had, I like knowing that I have a back-up plan and hormonal regularity….

Even the intake forms at my local Planned Parenthood are incredibly trans-exclusive! When I went to Planned Parenthood to get birth control I wasn’t given the option to state my preferred name or personal pronouns….

You might love your new hashtag or slogan, and it might be pretty catchy, but take a moment to remember that the “War on Women” really only means one type of person: cis-women.

“A Woman’s Right to Choose,” “Women’s Health,” and “Women’s Access” are all phrases that erase me and others like me.

Using “women” as a catch-all term for “people with active uteruses” is incredibly problematic….

Remember basic diversity training…. Not everyone who gives birth identifies as a woman…

Don’t assume that because someone is feminine that they are a woman regardless of their assigned reproductive system….

If you aren’t catching my obvious personal feelings, I’ll make clear that I’m a femme nonbinary person who deals with this all the time. Make my life a little easier. C’mon.

~ Jack Qu’emi, “4 ways to be gender inclusive when discussing abortion,” everydayfeminism.com, August 29

JLS note: My hope is commenters won’t mock Jack. My goal in posting this is to shed light to pro-lifers on another element of confusion and lostness on the other side. What would you say to Jack if having coffee together?

[HT: @LivinOnAClaire on Twitter]; photo of Jack via ink361.com]

 

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