Palin Shmalin

I just basically responded to a friend's blog post about this, but I think it can stand alone. I'm not looking to debate this--think and vote how you want, it's your right. I'm just blowing off steam. ...more


From about the age of 19 I knew that if I ever got pregnant I would have an abortion. This decision, this knowledge never made me sad or uncomfortable. I never felt as if I needed forgiveness or counseling. I never spent time considering that others might approve or disapprove. This had nothing to do with others. Even back then I knew that I didn’t want children. I considered that the effort ...more


Seems like my last post, "Obama Caint Choose Kaine", riled some folks up. ...more


In Texas where I come from, “caint” is a perfectly good word. If it’s not already in the dictionary, it should be. Definition: what someone must not do, as in “Barack Obama caint choose Virginia’s anti-choice Gov. Tim Kaine as his running mate.” ...more

HHS Sec. Leavitt Tries To Dispel Fear of Defining Contraception as Abortion...By Refusing to Discuss it.

HHS Secretary Mike Leavitt is awfully proud of the controversy from the recent draft regulation on what he calls “Physician Conscience:” “I’m delighted to announce that with the help of Planned Parenthood, my blog -- for the first time -- received more visits than my teenage son’s MySpace page.” ...more


Why would anybody be surprised that the Bush administration plans to propose new federal regulations allowing health care providers to run roughshod over established scientific and medical  principles, even when they are doing it with your taxpayer money? ...more

Birth Control Pills To Be Defined as Abortions; Women Can Be Denied Pill, IUD

Every day, I take a birth control pill (except during the "off" week). In this way, I am no different from a large number of American women. My daily pill is not an abortion under any recognizable definition of the word, but new regulations under consideration by the Department of Health and Human Services say that it is. Further, people who oppose abortions can deny me my right to medication that has been prescribed to me by a doctor. ...more

This isn't just about contraception and abortion.  This is also an attempt to reduce our ...more

HHS new rules document proposes religious tenets as basis of health care for women

(Image: Source Zimbio. Photo by None/Getty Images North America. Taken at a a live taping of Meet the Press at NBC Studios July 13, 2008 in Washington, DC. Even Carly Fiorina, a top McCain surrogate, called birth control a choice.) In other women's rights trampling, the Bush Administration is doing the quick step to achieve as many of its oppressive agenda points as possible before the President's term ends. This week's big move? Removing the blockade and letting anti-choice activists storm the health care castle in order to not only block women from getting abortions that are, for the record, still legal, but also could classify contraception products as abortions and enable "objectors" to prevent women from accessing those too. They call it "preventing discrimination" in hiring on the basis of "religious belief" but it's clear---after reading all 39 pages of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) proposed rule document---what it really is: trying to cut the legs out from under Roe v. Wade. What does the document say? (Click here to read the complete PDF, provided courtesy of RH Reality Check.) ...more