Five Things Young Women Need to Know about Life before Roe v. Wade

 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

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
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There's More Than One Way to Skin a Law

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! Kario http://www.the-writing-life.blogspot.com ...more

Roe v. Wade vs. Hollywood

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

I hope that they do not have to worry about about their reproductive rights - and that this very ...more

Shout Out to all my Pro Choice Mothers!

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

Sappho Speaks: The Many Faces Of Adoption

Lectori Salutem! or L.S. (Greetings to the Reader!)...more
Very interesting to hear you tell your story.  It seems that despite the odds you are a survivor ...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

Roe v Wade. To Be Overturned??? What a Woman Lawyer Says . . .

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. ...more

Vote It Forward!

This election is definitely one for the history books. If nothing ...more

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