Minus One Pregnancies and Abortion -- One Twin Mom's Opinion

"My body, my choice." Simple, isn't it? Pro-choice opinion with all of its reasoning and nuances wrapped up in a simple, catchy slogan. It makes it easy. I'm pro-choice. I believe that a woman's body is her domain and no one else has the right to tell her what she can and can't do with it. ...more

Glenn Beck: Redux - new pictures from ORTL art project

DAY 8: http://bastardette.blogspot.com/2011/11/glenn-beck-redux.html  Ohio Right to Life now has a collection of pictures up on YouTube of the Glenn Beck's art project I reported on last week. Go below for a closer look at Beck, his faithful chalkboard, and 2500 fawning fans . ...more

Informed Consent v Informed Consent: Redux

DAY 5:Hypocrisy boiled to the top yesterday as Ohio Right to Life client-in-chief,&nb...more

Hangin' with Glenn Beck So You Don't Have To: More Ohio Right to Life Escapades

NOTE:  A slightly different version ...more

An Informed Choice

Many moons ago, Mikey and I were sitting at the round wood small conference table in the office of our perinatologist. In his almost comically strong Jersey accent, he was advising us to terminate the child that I was carrying that we had discovered via amniocentesis would be sporting an extra chromosome. "She'll be a burden for life," he said, "and when you are gone, she'll burden your other child." He went on to say that, "sometimes these people can do things like work, but that doesn't happen often...they are just burdens." ...more
I was 43 when I became pregnant with my son. I had completed treatment for Breast Cancer a ...more

The Page Views Ate My Homework

As bloggers, we link back a lot more than traditional media outlets, enabling readers to read the original sources for themselves, but we don't enjoy the same access to fact checkers and sources that conventional newsrooms do. For bloggers who write for a living, there is the added pressure to churn out "clicky" content fast -- two things that conspire against good, reliable writing. ...more
@tyskkvinna , it's starting to become a really serious problem. I'm happy to hear there are ...more

the last generation?

There were four of us, sitting on a floor with our kids playing around us. We were chatting amiably. as mothers will. Our conversation, so mild and friendly and in tone, stretched over ground that most mothers won't likely ever touch: open heart surgery. Cochlear implants. Ear tubes. ...more

Lullabies I Never Sang: A Mother's Abortion and Regret

I’ve thought about this memory a thousand times, and wondered how to paint literary pictures of an inner battle still lingering inside. I feel it the most when I kiss my kids goodnight, tuck the covers around their chins, and listen to their prayers. I see the fruition of love and life in their faces, project splendid futures for them both, and thank my God every day for the privilege of being their parent.But I am missing one....more
Wow....your words "Only my child is in heaven because I put him there", is exactly how I feel. ...more

Pro-Life Politicians are More Interested in Pushing Their Own Moral Agenda Than Protecting Women's Health

Yup, that's right. And I'm hopping mad. This past week, all but two of the Planned Parenthood offices in Arizona were forced to stop providing abortion services. The two that remain are in the biggest urban areas in the state, leaving the majority of women in Arizona out of possibilities that are safe and convenient. ...more