City leaders in San Francisco have launched an attack on local pregnancy care centers, alleging that they engage in false advertising by leading women to believe they provide abortions at their clinics.City Attorney Dennis Herrera and Supervisor Malia Cohen introduced legislation last week that would make it illegal for pregnancy care centers to advertise without a conspicuous explanation that they do not perform abortions....more
What is with all this new anti-abortion legislation? For real! In the past 2 years, the amount of American citizens that approve of legal abortion has increased while the number of legislators trying to decrease abortion options increase along side these numbers. It is almost unreal to see in 2011.But now we have some new legislation that would impact young girls all over the country....more
Size. It is true that embryos/fetuses are smaller than newborns, children, and adults, but how is that relevant? Are larger people more human than smaller people? Are men more human than women, since men are generally larger? Are people with achondroplasia (dwarfism) less human, and less valuable, than average-sized people, because they are smaller? No. Size does not equal value.
Level of Development. Yes, embryos/fetuses are less developed than you and I. But, how is this relevant?...more
Some Exerpts from the book, Abortion Questions & Answers, by Dr. & Mrs. J.C. Willke
Alive means that this being is growing, developing, maturing, and replacing its own dying cells. It means not being dead.
Human means ones of the biological beings who belongs to the species Homo Sapiens....more
Harassment by both anti-choice legislation and extremist terrorism has lead to the closure of all but three reproductive health clinics in Kansas that offer abortions. Now many women have to drive hours to reach one of the few remaining places to get any abortion procedure. It's a barrier to access that anti-choicers use to undermine a woman's right to control her own body upheld by Roe v. Wade -- and for many Kansas women, it means that they cannot, in reality, exercise their reproductive rights.
The British and Australian press have picked up an interesting trend story about American culture. As this article from The Guardian puts it, women are increasingly facing criminal charges for losing their babies. Yes, you read that right. Miscarrying or losing a newborn is now a crime, usually murder or child endangerment. (The Guardian’s headline says there is an “Outcry in America” over this, but unfortunately, that doesn’t seem to be true.
Movies are a powerful medium. What people take away from a film is important. And if your market is 18-24 year olds, you wield major influence. Which is why an L.A. Times article highlighting an anti-abortion thriller opening the Hoboken International Film Fest got my full attention....more
Injecting conservative values into the cultural mainstream is a battle, especially for women’s issues in popular, female-geared media like magazines. Liberal ideology has attracted the female presidential vote—and the female magazine—for years. For most of these crusaders and publications, “women’s issues” comes down to one issue: abortion.
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