A few weeks ago I watched a show about women who have babies while incarcerated. This particular episode centered on a pilot program where inmates, based on their crimes and behavior have a chance to keep their babies with them in their cells and followed two women through their journey. It was one of the most gut-wrenching things I have ever seen to the point where I had to avert my eyes to keep from crumbling. As expected there was one happy ending and one devastating. Read more
I must tell you; even though I’m a liberal I do not support abortion. I’ll be clear; I don’t support the criminalization of abortion or even for government to get involved with abortion. What I do support is the government helping to end abortion in a way that will not compromise the rights of women and does not enforce edicts upon the physicians who perform abortions.
Government can create programs that can help women make better choices and find ways to make it much less expensive to adopt children.
I don’t believe government at any time should enforce laws upon women who find themselves in a bad situation but instead find ways to keep women from finding themselves in that bad situation. Read more
“Over 50% of Florida students fail state writing test. Most educators are unconcerned, as good grammar is not needed when writing ransom notes.”
“Lockerbie bomber dies in Libya. World reacts with exaggerated shrug.”
“$3.6 million worth of marijuana was found floating in the ocean on Sunday. Someone is totally getting fired."
“Flesh eating bacteria attacks a 23-year-old woman and a mother of newborn twins. Looking to get your grandma and the disabled boy down the block next.”
“No more free rides for uteruses in MY state!” cried Governor Brewer, as she signed off on a bill that would end most public funding to abortion providers, including Planned Parenthood. Citing her supporters, who do not wish to have their tax dollars support cancer screenings, vaccinations, and health education (editor's note: this should read “cancer screenings, vaccinations, health education, AND abortions. We apologize for the error), Governor Brewer called it a “common sense” law that “closes loopholes”. Read more
More and more American women are losing their jobs these days, and many are blaming it on the new national birth control system. Under the leadership of President Santorum, women are now encouraged to place free, government-provided aspirin between their knees to prevent pregnancy. Though effective, there have been unforeseen consequences of this method of birth control.
“Explain to me how the fuck I am supposed to catch my bus like this? DAMN!” said Baltimore resident Sandra Williams, as she hobbled the 8 blocks to her bus stop. “I used to be able to walk to work in 20 minutes,” complained Louise Swenson of New Mexico, “now I have to leave a whole hour earlier just so I can make it to work on time.” Read more
The chairman of the Republican National Convention Reince Priebus recently compared women to caterpillars when he was confronted by Al Hunt on Bloomberg TV that polls show a huge margin among women for Democrats. Mr. Priebus Responded by saying: Read more
You may have heard about Planned Parenthood turning down Tucker Max's 500k charitable donation on the grounds his misogynistic past marred the gift.
Now PETA is asking for the donation. Read more
In the continual spread of assaults on women's reproductive freedom in the wake of the 2010 tea party movement, another state, Idaho, is legislating women receive unnecessary and invasive medical procedures prior to obtaining abortion.
This is part of an unprecedented effort at the state level to restrict reproductive rights, and in 2011 a record number of these measures have passed. Read more
This article is so powerful that it pretty much defies comment. It is a first-person account of a pregnant woman in Texas who learned that her son would be born with horrible, painful birth defects, if he survived long enough to be born at all. Thanks to the vile misogynists who run the state, she was made to suffer several further rounds of emotional torture before she could avail herself of the only viable option, an abortion. All I can say is that the Republicans who support these laws are monsters. If you vote for them, then you're a monster too. Read more
In a debate on the floor of the Georgia State house over a bill to force women to bring all pregnancies after 20 weeks to term, even in cases of dead or non-viable fetus, this Georgia representative reaches a new low. State Rep Terry England seems to be suggesting pigs and cows do it, why can't humans?
Rep. Terry England compares women to cows, pigs and chickens. from Bryan Long on Vimeo. Read more
Many bloggers and commentators have expressed outrage over the decision by Virginia to require ultrasound examination, possibly transvaginal ultrasound, prior to women obtaining an abortion. From Bill Maher to Dahlia Lithwick people are outraged and have even suggested that it should be considered rape to force women to undergo vaginal examination by ultrasound prior to receiving abortion. Read more
How's this for a tinfoil hat conspiracy, brought to you by the American Life League--
Planned Parenthood's strategy in this great world is to:
Phase one: Get kids addicted to sex.
Phase two: profit! Through selling birth control, STD testing, and abortion.
Right-wingers call themselves "pro-life," but what's life-affirming about fighting against affordable clinics & family planning support?
The religious radicals say they want fewer abortions but crusade against all contraception, an effective way to reduce unwanted pregnancies.
They pray for American's physical & spiritual health while chipping away at healthcare options that are comprehensive, accessible & vital.
Since when did calling yourself "pro-life" put you so firmly on the side of anti-health?
It's the GOP candidates whose health and lives are both going to suffer as they follow extremists out of the mainstream, out of reality...and out of a job.
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I’m sure you meant well by trying to protect my life before I was born but what am I to do now? My mother didn’t want me and I’m hungry because I have no food. You said that you cared about me when I was in my mother’s womb but why am I so lonely and so hungry now? My mother says the government cut off our food stamps because those who claimed to love me demanded that they be cut, so that those who are wealthy could have another tax cut. What does that mean? I’m just a child and I don’t understand; if you wanted me to be born so badly, then why can’t I eat? Read more