Blogging for Choice

Blog for Choice

By · Monday, January 22nd, 2007 · 23 Comments »

Today is Blog for Choice day, and the good folks sponsoring the event have asked us bloggers to write about why we’re pro-choice. It’s a terrific idea, and I expect the intertubes will be flooded today with excellent posts listing all the reasons to support women’s reproductive freedom. I, however, am going to be a […]

Blogging for Bodily Integrity, as explained to the men in our audience

By · Sunday, January 22nd, 2006 · 29 Comments »

Today we’re observing the 33rd anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the landmark decision that handed women power over our own bodies. This was a power white men had enjoyed since the founding of our republic, and one that black men had achieved legally (though not practically, of course) a hundred years before. You see, that’s […]

$1000 in Cash, A Quickie, Then You Die

By · Wednesday, January 11th, 2006 · 2 Comments »

Blogging for choice. 1950s: A million illegal abortions a year are performed in the U.S. Over a thousand women die each year from complications. 2005: A million legal abortions a year are performed in the U.S. Fewer than a dozen women die each year from complications. Abortion is not going to stop. It’s just going […]

Choice, Shmoice

By · Monday, January 9th, 2006 · Comments Off

Suits on both sides of the aisle realize that if Roe goes down in flames, the war over choice will simply move to a new theatre — state legislatures, perhaps a Constitutional amendment. The war will go on, and war is what politicians feed on. The Republicans will need the continued support of the wingnut base to keep up the good fight against the abortionist infidels. The Democrats will be invigorated, maybe even united, and the money and votes will pour in. Happiness for the suits; happiness all around. Happiness while women die; happiness while desperate teenagers bleed to death on the floor of motel bathrooms. Happiness, happiness, happiness all around.