Where Common Ground Gets Shaky

First, please read for yourself Rachel Laser's "Conceiving Common Ground" over at the website RHRealityCheck (btw, if you don't already have RHRC on your bookmarked blog list, do it now; they provide exellent information and provocative ...more

Moving on to Common Ground

By Cristina Page On the 36th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the Connecticut Catholic Conference announced its solution to the increasing rate of teenagers seeking abortion care in the state. They proposed abortion restrictions; specifically, limiting teenager's access to abortion by requiring parental notification. If the goal is lowering the abortion rate, this is the wrong approach. ...more

Blogging for Choice on 36th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade

And I mean that in terms of whether you support or oppose the results of Roe. You can read the decision itself here or read a nice breakdown at About.com. For the record, I support the constitutional rights recognized in the U.S. Supreme Court decision which made a woman's medical decision regarding her reproductive rights legal and I am against the erosion of those rights. ...more

Turnabout After Prop 8 Offers Delicious Irony

While I'm riveted like rest of the nation and indeed the world, watching the events leading up to Barack Obama's inauguration tomorrow, a news item buried deep in the national news section of the New York Times today nearly caused me to fall, laughing wildly, off the treadmill where I was reading it. Yes, multitasking three things at once always makes me feel like I am using my time wisely. But I digress. ...more

Brave Bloggers Share What It Is Like to Have an Abortion

I am continually blown away by the idea that women's health is best served by denying women access to the information that we need to make informed decisions. This ongoing attack on women's health primarily concerns reproductive decisions, but really runs the gamut of all health issues, from breast reconstruction after a mastectomy to acne treatment. Information is held back for a variety of reasons ranging from religious issues to medical profitability. ...more

read this please!  You will not believe it!   k...in our country, we allow ...more

Feminism & Gender in 2008: The Good, the Bad, and the Election

To the chorus of kudos and thank you's. As in previous years, this is an excellent round up and ...more

Why I HATE Sarah Palin

I hate her cause she doesnt answer peoples questions. She sticks to an artfully crafted script of the GOPs greatest hits-the same hockey mom pitbull w/lipstick bullshit-& refuses 2 answer anything else. I hate her cause she preaches til shes blue in the face about abstinence-not only a completely unrealistic thing to teach kids,but the stupid woman stands by it even in face of the fact that it doesnt WORK. Her own kid is knocked up & last time I checked she wasnt exactly married. Im sorry,but Im pretty sure that one needs to have SEX in order for one to GET pregnant. ...more

What I Really Said About Bristol

Anti-choice blogs have been on a rampage, slamming me overand over with allegations neither accurate nor true. I'm quite accustomed to their techniques of misleading their readers in an attempt to persuade by histrionics and lies if the truth doesn't work. So I'm not about to waste my time in a food fight with them. On the other hand, when someone asks me a legitimate question about something attributed to me, I try to to reply. This interchange with a ...more

Sarah Palin: more Northern Disclosures

Has McCain been heard singing, "Getting to know You" to Sarah Palin? Is he starting to look like one of those guys who bought a bride online? Sure, she's cute, but what will we find out next? Even if we agree that the kids should be off-limits, the story of Bristol Palin, the Alaskan governor's unmarried and pregnant 17-year-old daughter, was sure to be made public, as her mother might have anticipated. ...more

I'm not on the McCain side in this dogfight but I must say I am extremely disappointed in the ...more