Breaking the Silence Around Black Women and Abortion

As a black woman, I was once ambivalent about abortion; often silent and never expressing any true feelings or opinions. Never wanting to claim a side, I walked the middle road; besides, I thought it was a white woman’s issue and feared being labeled ‘pro-choice’. I knew abortion was very real but it was taboo among friends, family, and colleagues. It wasn’t until I saw several Black women struggle to make sound reproductive decisions according to their best interests that I realized that my silence contributed to degradation of our rights....more
Extremely thoughtful and well written.more

The Obvious Child: New Rom-Com Talks About Abortion

The other night I finally had the chance to catch Obvious Child, the new film starring Jenny Slate. It's been a while since I've seen a movie in the theater, but I wanted to make sure I saw this one on the big screen—not for aesthetic reasons but for political ones. I want my money to register as part of its box office take....more
No. What the author fails to understand is that it's not the topic of abortion that is the ...more

Becoming A Mother Should Be A Woman's Prerogative (VIDEOS)

The battle between the pro-choice and pro-life groups has been going on for many many years now. But deciding to become a mother shouldn't be the decision of anyone but the person who bears the child, the woman. However, moral, culture and religion are often weighing in the balance when it comes to supporting abortion and contraception....more

#YesAllWomen: Abortion, Rape and Why Shame Can't Keep Us Silent

Thank God I didn't ... Just Drive ..... ...more
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The year 1999 was full of promise, despite the famous lyrics. And while most folks were scurrying around trying to predict any fallout from the "Y2K problem," Margie was busy trying to make her dreams come true.  Her job in advertising sales was quite fun, though not lucrative, thanking the Universe for the child support she received from her son's father. The local station was owned by a major broadcasting corporation, and seemed to be drowning in cash - a far cry from the tiny station she had begun working at in Portland....more

Jesus Recruits Sarah Silverman to Spread his Word on Abortion

Marking Roe v. Wade: Where Do You Stand on Abortion Rights?

A snow storm closed area schools for two days, but that didn't stop busloads of people from braving the weather to head down to the Mall in order to affirm and protest abortion rights on the 41st anniversary of Roe v. Wade. ...more
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Texas Contentious Abortion Law Headed to Supreme Court

A Texas abortion law seems destined to wind up before the U.S. Supreme Court, starting with the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday hearing arguments from both sides of the controvesy on whether the law forced the closure of about a dozen clinics....more

Reflections of 40 - The Realist Blog Post That I Will EVER Write

Today I turned the Big 4-0! Yes, ladies and gentlemen, The Sexy Single Mommy is 40 years old.  I know...I know, it is hard to believe seeing that I look so young and all but as the saying goes, "Good Black don't crack" plus it's in the genes ( I get it from my Mama!)...more

Abortion: The Controversy That Must End

I will make this clear before I go on to explain anything else: the GOP is incredible. The Republican party is what this country needs. Their wonderful, patriotic view of the United States of America has pulled me out of anxiety and has caused me to become a strong young woman. I have met so many people as a Republican and as a Teen Age Republican I have learned how to make the United States the best place on Earth to live, even at such a young age. ...more