Around the Dial: "And so it begins..." The Supreme Court will review a late-term abortion procedure - Part 3

The concluding post in a three-part series covering the response to the latest political news that the Supreme Court will review the constitutionality of banning a late-term abortion procedure.

I've stretched the parameters to include the recent South Dakota news; both news items are, of course, related.

Tennessee Guerilla Women, Morality of Forced Maternity in an Anti-Family Nation: "The Supreme Court decision to reconsider the constitutionality of the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act combined with the South Dakota legislature's unconstitutional effort to outlaw abortion have moved the issue of abortion to center stage."

Pinko Feminist Hellcat, Most women don't want rights, even if they do use them: "It's easy to require sacrifices of other people, especially when they're women."

Amanda Marcotte at Pandagon, Either this is about male dominance or it's about female inferiority: "It's not a coincidence that sexist beliefs go hand in hand with anti-abortion activism-the belief that a fetus is a baby and abortion is murder comes out of belief in male superiority."

Ignorant Hussy Woman, co-blogged by phinky, writes an open letter to her mother: "Mom, it's not enough to donate money to Planned Parenthood and NARAL and then vote Republican. Because the bottom line is, voting matters. And voting for politicians who think your rights are negotiatiable does not preserve your rights or anyone else's."

Nick Kiddle of Alas, a blog, "What if your mother was pro-choice?": "When I heard this, I thought about the question pro-lifers frequently pose: 'What if your mother was pro-choice?' What if your mother (or in this case, grandmother) had chosen to end a pregnancy and, as a result, you didn't exist? Knowing that the possibility was discussed brings me as close as I think I'll ever be to answering the question, and my answer is a great big 'So what?'"

The Republic of T., Your Fetus or Your Life: "I've strayed away from political topics recently, mainly because they're rather depressing to write about these days, and lately I find myself wondering whether all the posts on various issues and outrages make much of a difference. But there are a couple of things I've read recently that have kind of stayed on my mind, and the more I think about them the harder it is not to write about them, even though the context and consequences when it comes to womens' lives shouldn't need clarification."

Echidne of the Snakes does a blog links roundup and also points to her own previous blogging in "Bloggers on the South Dakota Abortion Bill".

Twisty Faster of I Blame the Patriarchy, South Dakota To Women: "Bend Over And Smile": "Theocracy is now, my young onions."

(Note: Part 1 and Part 2 are held in the BlogHer Feminism & Gender archives.)

Melinda Casino, Contributing Editor, Feminism & Gender
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