Marking Roe v. Wade: Where Do You Stand on Abortion Rights?

A snow storm closed area schools for two days, but that didn't stop busloads of people from braving the weather to head down to the Mall in order to affirm and protest abortion rights on the 41st anniversary of Roe v. Wade. ...more
dancingwithmyfather  AMEN!more

So Long, Pro-choice. Call Me Pro-faith.

As posted to the Huffington Post on May 7, 2013:Whoever came up with the term "Pro-Life" is a marketing genius. It's a phrase of positivity and affirmation for something universal: life. It lays claim to all that is good, and by doing so casts any dissenters in the shadow of death. Literally. Because if you're not Pro-Life, then axiomatically, you're Pro-Death....more

Why I'm Pro-Life (Put Away Your Labels)

I'm getting ready to break one of my own blogging rules.  I'm going to talk about one of the three forbidden (by me, anyway) topics.  I feel like maybe I should put some sort of disclaimer on here, but the fact is I believe wholeheartedly the things I'm getting ready to say, and I'm not going to start by offering conditions or exceptions to keep from offending someone.I'm going to talk about abortion, and why I am against it....more

This Is Not My Canada

The Conservative government wants you to believe that they’re not interested in re-opening the abortion debate. They want women to think that they have no intention of infringing on their reproductive rights. The carefully-worded Motion 312 assures you that they aren’t looking to criminalize abortion, they just want find “medical evidence” to determine when a fetus becomes a person....more

The Racist Roots of the Pro-Life Movement

Most people probably think of abortion as being a fairly modern convenience, and imagine that the pro-life movement has probably been around for quite some time. For one thing, people who are pro-life often cloak their message in the Biblical idea of thou shalt not kill, and, you know, the Bible has been around for like forever. With that in mind, it wouldtotally make sense for anti-abortion sentiment to have been rampant and widespread for the last couple of hundred or even thousand years.Except that it hasn’t been....more

Adoption Tuesday

Anne Kimball Bringing Borya Home A few facts from Adopt US Kids about kids in the foster care system:Meet the ChildrenChildren in foster care are regular children who, through no fault of their own, had to be removed from their families due to abusive or neglectful situations.More than 250,000 children in the U.S. enter the foster care system every year....more
I hope to foster someday. Can't right now b/c they won't place foster kids in homes with six ...more

39 Years after Roe v Wade: Revisiting the Supreme Court Decision

Every year, on the anniversary of Roe v Wade, I set out to share my opinion.  Every year I chicken out.  I know my opinion is sure to anger both my pro-life and my pro-choice friends, many of whom see things through a black-and-white, all-or-nothing lens.  As in so many things in life’s journey, this issue a complex one. ...more

Someone Loves You

Every Tuesday Gita would go protest at one of her local planned parenthood clinics on behalf of speechless fetuses. She stood on the "pro life" side but had friends and family with both similar and different opinions on the subject....more

Shannon of Rocks in My Dryer: On Going Publicly Pro-Life

I'm excited to welcome you to the first in Why I'm Political, a series of interviews with women from around the web who don't usually write about the political world -- but, when they dipped their toes in those waters, wrote some amazing essays! For those of us who spend time hanging around the web, it's not a surprise that women have found new empowerment through social media tools, including their blogs, to write about topics they might not have before. And while there aren't all that many women who write about politics as their main focus, women who are writing about their lives in powerful and passionate ways do find themselves weighing in on important issues....more
Camisa, Thanks for sharing your views. I know this is a very loaded topic and people feel very ...more

What Elle Magazine Got Wrong About Feminism And Conservative Women

Interesting article in Elle magazine by Nina Burleigh (who infamously said of Clinton, "I'd be happy to give him [oral sex] just to thank him for keeping abortion legal") called The Best and the Rightest about conservative women...more