Tomorrow night I am going to the campus of the small state university where, as a sophomore 47 years ago, I discovered that I was pregnant and agreed reluctantly to have an illegal and unsafe abortion, the effects of which hung on me for years like a wretched, filthy grey sweater....more
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.
Since Blogger won't let me edit the "My Other Work" part of the sidebar for some strange reason, I thought I'd post a link to my latest 'outside' work here for those who haven't already seen it. I am thrilled to have been featured on the top of the front page of The Feminist Wire this weekend.
Here it is!
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
For any of you who have been around since I was pregnant with my oldest son, you would know that my pregnancy was no walk in the park. From the very get go, I was in and out of the hospital repeatedly with dehydration, pre-term labor, kidney stones, and various other complications related to a cervical surgery I had in 2003 when I was 18 years old....more
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.
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.
First, let me acknowledge that Roe v Wade was rendered just before I entered law school, so I've had a few decades to observe the legal developments on this subject.
I must say that the legal reality is far more nuanced than most writers on this subject seem to understand. For example, a court decision that has the effect of prohibiting partial-birth abortions or of prohibiting late-term abortions except under particular, specific circumstances could not be characterized as "overturning" Roe v. Wade.
Lean Pockets have no artificial flavors, a good source of protein & have 100% real cheese. Read our bloggers posts where they will tell you their guilt free experiences with Lean Pockets. Plus get a chance to win $100! Read more