I Don't Understand the Pro-Life Movement

Rather, I don't understand certain factions of the pro-life movement.  I mean, what is it they stand for, anyway?For most of my life, I thought that pro-lifers believed life began at conception, and therefore it would be murder to abort a fetus at any stage.  This puts the needs of the fetus before the choice of the mother and her right to her body.  The crux of the argument is that at conception, a child is a child and no longer simply part of the mother's body.Why, then, would some members of the pro-life movement choose to fight for a bill th...more

i don't think prolifer's definition of life has ever changed... a baby is alive before there is ...more

Hey Planned Parenthood! Fail to Plan..Plan to Fail

I found out about the 12:00pm  Walk for Choice in my city at 12:15pm.  Seems I'm not the only one.I am " Facebook friends" with Planned Parenthood - both the national and local affiliates. I checked their website 2 days ago and nada listed in my state. Judging from the confirmed attendees on the invite (about 100), which I received 15 minutes after the march had started, the word seemed to have gotten out to the organizers' friends only...more

The event was organized by individuals in each city, Planned Parenthood just attended. It's a ...more

The Character Assassination of the Pro-Life Lila Rose

A few weeks ago, I asked where the increased calls for regulating abortion clinics were....more

Where are the calls for increased regulations of abortion clinics?

Nancy Pelosi and other prominent pro-choice women have frequently said that they want abortion to be safe, legal and rare. While this argument is generally made against the backdrop of coat hanger allusions, what happens when legal abortions produce the unsafe, illegal and frequent atrocities, that happened in Philadelphia?...more

This was very informative. Somehow I had no idea this was going on. I agree with your point of ...more

How pro-life is your state?

You may live in a red state, or a community with a church on every corner, but that doesn't mean your state protects life....more

Pro-Life Women Mid Term Election Winners

There were a number of pro-life women candidates running in the mid term elections. How did they do? On pro-life female Senate candidates,...more

Legal Abortion Is a Legitimate Campaign Issue

In the summer of 2008, I was shocked to discover that abortion rights was not a top issue for left-leaning people I knew who participated in an informal poll about what issues matter to them. My 100% anecdotal evidence was derived from a writing class in which I was enrolled. Comprised of 12 individuals - nine of whom were women, and 11 of whom were admitted liberals/progressives - we went around the room and named our top three issues in this election. Only one person said reproductive rights. Yes, that person was me. ...more
It is an issue and people's unwillingness to imagine a scenario where the choice to terminate a ...more

The Womb Police

When I was six months pregnant with my third child, I had the honor of toasting one of my closest friends at her wedding. I stood, wine glass in hand, extolling the great gifts of a well-met marriage rubbing my expanding belly for emphasis. After I sat down, one of the men at our table took away my wine glass and said, “I know you know your baby doesn’t need this.” ...more
Guys often try to be helpful.  We should actually embrace that as women, as it can be a ...more

Abortion, Eugenics and Parenting

 The abortion debate rages on around us.  The ethical issues of life and death are potent enough to break families apart as members line up on either side of the great divide.  Neither side will budge.  Both sides feel they are protecting the core of human rights.And then, every once in a while, someone comes along who says something so completely atrocious that the bickering enemies find themselves tossed into the river together, struggling to find a way back to their noble shores.Glenn Beck found his way back masterfully, by pinning the opinion of ...more

Will Virginia Make an Abortion So “Safe” that It Is Impossible To Obtain?

The Washington Post reports that Virginia’s Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, an avowed opponent of women’s rights to decide for themselves if abortion is an acceptable option, “concluded that the state can impose stricter oversight over clinics that perform abortions.” He believes that they should be held to the same standards as outpatient surgical clinics,” to ensure a certain level of protection for patients." The two page article cites no st ...more
@Nancy Hill Whoa, Nancy! i greatly admired your spirit, but I cannot let your claims go ...more