Why the Roadblocks to Sterilization?

In addition to the recent talk about sterilization and regret, an article in this month's edition of Vogue takes a very good angle on the topic of sterilization. The title of the article is: "Q: Just how hard can it be to avoid getting pregnant?...more

The War on Women: Government

Let’s imagine for a moment that the women of this country are denied access to birth control and that abortion is no longer an option. We now live in a country where any woman who becomes pregnant has to give birth to that child, regardless of circumstance. How would that affect the country?...more

The War on Women: The Economy

One of the most confusing points conservatives make regarding women’s rights in The United States is the one of cost. The idea that it is too costly to make birth control easily accessible or free is convoluted. A responsible woman who knows using protection is a better alternative to unwanted pregnancy should be denied birth control just because she can’t afford it? Sex is a natural part of being human. By their 19th birthday, seven in ten female and male teens have had intercourse....more

Komen Blues

The dust has settled ever so slightly on the Komen-Planned Parenthood eruption.  It seems everyone and their cousin has weighed in on the issue.  Meanwhile, I’ve listened.  My overall perception and opinion of Komen hasn’t changed at all, but I think the depth of my understanding of has....more

Susan G. Komen: Shame on Me, I Didn't Do My Research

My involvement with breast cancer fundraising goes back a long time.  Twelve years ago I trained extensively and raised more than id="mce_marker"2,000 to take part in two consecutive 3-Day walks in Los Angeles -- trekking 60 miles from Santa Barbara to Malibu....more

What Happened at Komen: Weak Leadership Makes A Weak Retreat

Apparently bowing to lefty pressure, the Susan G. ...more
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Susan G. Komen Releases Statement, Changes Criteria For Grants To Fight Breast Cancer

Just after 10am ET this morning, the Susan G. Komen For The Cure released an announcement changing their funding criteria for grants to fight breast cancer. The announcement came after strong response by women online and off, for and against the news that Susan G. Komen was ending funding to Planned Parenthood. BlogHer has reached out to the Komen foundation for an interview, and understands that their offices have been flooded with calls for comment. We will keep reaching out to Susan G. ...more
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under the pink

I know women who have had abortions. I know women who got pregnant as teenagers and decided to keep and raise their children. I know women who are now moms because the birth mother gave their child up for adoption. I know women who have used birth control to combat acne, irregular periods, searing cramps, and chronic tension headaches.There is a difference between being pro-choice and pro-abortion....more

Why I Will Fight for Susan G. Komen: A Survivor's Perspective

Five years ago in August, I took off my bra and felt a lump on my right breast. I wasn't a regular self examiner, so I wasn't sure if it was just a fibroid because my breasts are dense and lumpy and I've felt things before. But for some reason this seemed different to me. I asked my hubby to take a look and a feel and tell me what he thought. His face said it all. "You should go get that checked out right away."...more
@ANDREA42 Thank you so much Andrea, and nice to meet you! This month, I am a five year survivor. ...more

Planned Parenthood and Susan G Komen - the Politics of Women's Health

The decision by the Susan G. Komen Foundation to withdraw its support of Planned Parenthood has caused quite an uproar among those both for and against the foundation’s action. The general consensus of the pro-life group is that Planned Parenthood funds abortions, and therefore should not be supported in any way by Susan G. Komen or any other organization – or the government, for that matter....more