Reproductive Rights

Irish murder

By · Friday, November 16th, 2012 · 6 Comments »

I haven’t written about the death-by-Catholicism of Savita Halappanavar, because it makes me so angry my typing fingers curl into knots. I’m not really going to write about it now, either, except to post a couple of links that sum up my attitude. From the India Times: Ireland Murders Pregnant Indian Dentist. Pretty much. And […]

Samantha Bee should get an Emmy

By · Friday, August 31st, 2012 · 4 Comments »

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“Rape is rape,” says Paul Ryan, and no exceptions for any of them!

By · Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012 · 10 Comments »

Ryan Refuses To Say Abortions Should Be Available To Women Who Are Raped, reports Think Progress, and that’s because he deosn’t believe they should be available. To anyone. Ever. This is the world Paul Ryan wants: In the Dominican Republic, a pregnant 16-year-old girl with acute leukemia is denied the chemotherapy she desperately needs. Not […]

State of Michigan, Republic of Gilead, same difference

By · Friday, June 15th, 2012 · 10 Comments »

We’re getting into some serious Handmaid’s Tale shit up in the land of the great north woods. Not only did the Republicans in Michigan just pass the most extreme anti-women’s rights bill in the country, but they also banned two female delegates from speaking on the House floor because they had the temerity to use […]

Americans’ views on abortion unchanged, but they like the term “pro-life” better than “pro-choice”

By · Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012 · 11 Comments »

That’s really the gist of the latest Gallup poll. The percentage of Americans self-identifying as “pro-choice” is at a record low, with a majority now preferring the label “pro-life.” But their actual views on abortion haven’t changed: See? No change. What’s changed is the label people prefer: I’m not saying this is good news; I’m […]

These are the people who want you to die

By · Saturday, February 5th, 2011 · 18 Comments »

If you’re a pregnant woman, that is. You’ve probably read about the “Let Women Die” Act currently in the House; the bill would allow hospitals to simply refuse to provide emergency life-saving medical care to a pregnant woman if such care involves aborting the fetus. I was fascinated to see that the bill, which was […]

Memories…light the corners of my mind

By · Wednesday, July 21st, 2010 · 10 Comments »

Misty watercolor memories….. Planned Parenthood Federation of America President Cecile Richards’ Statement on Abortion Ban in New High-Risk Insurance Pools “Based on the Obama administration’s statement, we are deeply disappointed that the administration has voluntarily and unnecessarily decided to impose limits on private funds used to purchase health insurance coverage for abortion care in the […]

Oklahoma women required to endure object rape if they want an abortion

By · Friday, April 23rd, 2010 · 13 Comments »

I completely agree with Liss’s take on the new bill: I’m not even going to mince words on this one: Compelling a woman to undergo an unnecessary vaginal probe to acquire a legal medical procedure is fucking rape. There isn’t anyone on the planet who can convince me that any woman should have to exchange […]

What the hell has gotten into Obama?

By · Wednesday, April 21st, 2010 · 26 Comments »

Obama has been such a mealy-mouthed unfeminist schmuck for so long that this morning’s news item simply astonished me: Asked if he would consider nominating a judge to the Supreme Court who does not support abortion rights, President Obama said today that, like presidents before him, he is not applying a “litmus test” on that […]

So, I guess this is what a feminist looks like

By · Thursday, March 25th, 2010 · 29 Comments »

Dear God in the Smoking Lounge, I am so fed up with this kabuki theatre bullshit.