Anti-Abortionists Dont Feel Much Passion For KidsFANATIC ANTI-ABORTIONISTS DON'T FEEL MUCH PASSION FOR KIDSMore Like This
Having grown up Baptist in Alabama, I've always been cynical about conservative Christians' fervent opposition to Roe v. Wade. I don't doubt that religious devotion can lead to skepticism -- even fierce criticism -- of abortion rights. But those same religious principles should lead to efforts to boost the prospects for children, especially poor children, once they are born.
Apparently, the religious fervor that opposes abortion subsides considerably after children come squirming from the womb; it fails to wonder whether they have a chance at a decent life. That helps explain why the class divide in the United States is stark -- and only growing more so.
Over the last several months, the rabid anti-choice faction has posted several victories, passing laws that erode a woman's right to manage her reproductive life. Last week, Geo
PP Of Wisconsin Suspends All Medication AbortionsDue To New Law, Planned Parenthood Of Wisconsin Suspends All Medication AbortionsMore Like This
Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin (PPWI) announced Friday that they will be forced to end distribution of all medication abortions — known as the abortion pill — because of a new law just enacted that has too many gray areas and makes it too legally risky for the organization to continue providing the pill.
The law, Act 217, is part of Gov. Scott Walker’s (R) anti-abortion agenda, aimed at making it harder for a woman to choose an abortion.
“This is just one piece of a very anti-woman agenda put in place by this government.” said Nicole Safar, policy director for PPWI.
Specifically, Act 217 changes “informed consent” laws — the process a doctor has to follow before he or she can administer the pill. Act 217 creates criminal penalties for providers of medicat
Idaho Woman Arrested For AbortionIdaho Woman Arrested For Abortion Is Uneasy Case For Both SidesMore Like This
An Idaho woman arrested for inducing her own abortion is taking her case to federal court. Jennie Linn McCormack was charged last year under an obscure Idaho law for ending her pregnancy with RU-486. She joins an increasing number of women who get the so-called abortion pill off the internet. McCormack’s attorney says he’s willing to take the challenge all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. Meanwhile, neither pro-choice nor pro-life groups are paying attention to the case.
McCormack is a small, quiet woman in her early thirties and a single mom of three. McCormack was raised devoutly Mormon in Pocatello, Idaho, where she’s lived all her life — and until last year, she was used to going unnoticed. “I kind of always kept to myself. But I’ve never had enemies or anything thing. It’s different now. The stares I
If I Got Pregnant Today, I'd Choose AbortionIf I Got Pregnant Today, I'd Choose AbortionMore Like This
With plenty of life left to live before becoming a mother, Leah Berkenwald finds comfort in her ability to choose abortion if she became pregnant today. Eventually, she'll have children, but not yet. Not until she's truly ready.
As a 16-year-old, I knew that if I got pregnant by accident I would have an abortion. Ten years later, I am in a completely different place—a place where I could, realistically, support and parent a child—and I would still choose abortion.
I believe in the power of telling stories. With the 80 new restrictions on abortion rights enacted by state legislatures in 2011 and more coming every day, I believe it’s especially important to tell stories about abortion and the role it plays in creating an egalitarian society that allows women, and men, to control their destinies. Until
A Letter to SonyMake Sure Women Aren’t Deceived: A Letter to SonyMore Like This
The makers of the movie “October Baby” are donating a portion of their profits to a network of anti-choice groups.
These groups – known as “crisis pregnancy centers” – are anti-choice operations that pose as abortion clinics. Once a woman walks through a crisis pregnancy center’s door, she could be subjected to anti-choice propaganda and lies about abortion, birth control, and even pregnancy.
Sign our letter to the CEO of Sony Music Entertainment, the parent company distributing the film. Make sure he knows that his company is funding deception.</b>
Sign Our Message
"October Baby's" ties to groups that deceive women
Dear Doug Morris, CEO of Sony Music Entertainment:
As an activist supporting the NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation, I would like to register my concerns about the film "
Anti-Choicers Now Protesting At Fertility ClinicsInevitable: Anti-Choicers Now Protesting At Fertility ClinicsMore Like This
I guess this is the logical extension of believing that fertilized eggs are the exact equivalent of living, born, breathing people.
Pro-Life Action League is now protesting fertility clinics. No. Really. They are trying to block a new clinic in Naperville, IL, and if they aren't successful, they promise to protest it "just like a Planned Parenthood."
Via Medill News:
"A major anti-abortion group has expanded its scope beyond abortion clinics to include protests against in vitro fertilization clinics.
“There is no moral difference between those children and the children being killed down the road at Planned Parenthood,” [P