Good morning, and Happy Sunday! Here were my top five favorite political cartoons this week. Be sure to vote for your fav in the poll at the bottom of this post![Read the rest of this entry...]
For instance, excusing abortions for rape and incest is bad. To do so is to say some abortions are justifiable, some are not. According to post-abortive Merritt Tierce in a New York Times op ed:[Read the rest of this entry...]
I think on the issue of choice, one of the reasons, to be frank, that there’s not so much pro-choice activity is that young women, including my daughter and my granddaughter, have grown up in a world where they know if they need an abortion, they can get it. Not that either one of them has had one, but it’s comforting to know if they need it, they can get it.
~ US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Elle magazine, October issue
To listen to pretty much anyone in the Democratic Party these days, you’d think these are dark days for women. But by any objective measure, things have been going great for women for a long time, under Republicans and Democrats alike.
Women earn 57% of bachelor’s degrees, 63% of master’s degrees and 53% of doctorates. They constitute the majority of the U.S. workforce and the majority of managers. Single women without kids earn 8% more than single men without children in most cities. Women make up almost half of medical school applicants and nearly 80% of veterinary school enrollees.[Read the rest of this entry...]
- On the 34th anniversary of China’s One-Child Policy, Reggie Littlejohn of Women’s Rights Without Frontiers pens an open letter to Chinese President Xi Jinping in which she minces no words about the law’s brutality:
The One Child Policy causes more violence against women and girls than any other official policy on earth.
The One Child Policy is China’s war on women. Any discussion of women’s rights, or human rights, would be a charade if forced abortion in China is not front and center. It does not matter whether you are pro-life or pro-choice on this issue. No one supports forced abortion, because it is not a choice.
by Hans Johnson
As hard as it is to lose loved ones, especially after a long and delibiitating illness, we usually have many memories to comfort us. But what of those very young ones who spent their entire post-birth lives in a hospital, with all the necessary tubes and instruments between them and their parents?[Read the rest of this entry...]
It felt like laundering the money in a good way…. He’s such an obvious target for any feminist or sane person. It was really bizarre to me that he gave me $2,000, and he’s evil incarnate in some ways.
~ Former waitress and executive director of the Texas Equal Access Fund, Merritt Tierce, describing how she donated $2,000 in tips from radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh to the cause of abortion rights, Dallas News via The Huffington Post, September 24
Since 2010, abortion proponents have acknowledged with increasing frequency and alarm that they think they are starting to lose. Two recent essays reveal new crises they are adding to their growing list:
- “When the going get tough,” the report on a May 2014 meeting sponsored by the Center for Reproductive Rights and Provide
- “Another choice lost: HB 2 targets most of Texas’ independent abortion providers,” an August 28 article by Andrea Grimes, senior political reporter for RH Reality Check
Recently, Students for Life of America set up their informative Planned Parenthood Project display (like the one shown, right) at Grand Valley State University in Michigan. The display features statistics about Planned Parenthood from the organization’s own annual reports.[Read the rest of this entry...]