Around the Dial: "And so it begins..." The Supreme Court will review a late-term abortion procedure - Part 2

Part two of a three-part "Around the Dial" series covering the feminist response to the Supreme Court's decision to review the constitutionality of a late-term abortion procedure.

Liza Sabater of community-blog Culture Kitchen, The New Civil War: South Dakota bans abortion: "I'm back from Amsterdam people… and I'm not happy."

Marian Douglas of Marian's Blog: "Read my lips. In the long run any effort that might ban legal access to safe and affordable abortion will backfire. It is not going to work. You can try to destroy Roe v. Wade, but women's lives, minds and our political organisation will not turn back to pre-1973. …Come to think of it, not even pre-2003. Put that in your pipe and smoke it, Mike."

The Queen and her royal family: "I have had an abortion. I am not ashamed. I do not have any regrets. And I will tell you it was the hardest thing I've ever done in my life. Not many days go by that I don't think about it. And in that same thought, I thank God, Goddess, and everything in this world that I had the OPTION to make that decision."

Caliberal of community-blog Our Word (warning: some graphic descriptions): "I was two weeks late before I realized I hadn't started my period that first month. There was in me a dread as I marked off each new day without any of the usual signs of my period. The second month came and went. The dread turned into terror. There was morning sickness but there was also a sick feeling inside because I knew what was on the horizon. I knew there were no choices for me, I knew my life as I had known it was over. I also knew I had no business or desire to be a mother."

Women's Autonomy and Sexual Sovereignty Movements: "Deanna Zandt at Alternet's Echo Chamber has an important post called Talking points on the federal abortion ban. She's emphasizing that we need to be careful not to use anti-choice 'frames' when discussing reproductive rights. In particular, we need not to use their frame for emergency procedures performed in the second or third trimester."

And finally, for the blog post titles alone:

Media Girl, "Forced pregnancy to be honored on Mount Rushmore"

Amanda Marcotte at Pandagon, "South Dakota women might as well die for fucking"

Related links:

Travelling Punk has some news about a pilot study in the United Kingdom that "could enable women up to 9 weeks pregnant to have a safe home abortion."

Digging into the archives of my link blog, I rediscovered a powerful piece by Pinko Feminist Hellcat called "Abortion is wonderful." (Originally published in July 2005.)

(Note: Part 1 is held in the BlogHer Feminism & Gender archives.)

Melinda Casino, Contributing Editor, Feminism & Gender
Sour Duck / Sour Duck's Link Blog

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