January 22 is a notable date in history most of us probably don’t discuss too much in school: Today is the 37th anniversary of the Supreme Court‘s Roe vs. Wade decision which effectively legalized abortion in the United States. Do you think anyone could have foreseen how, 37 years later, abortion would still be so controversial?
After the jump, let’s take a look at what abortion supporters, as well as abortion opponents, have planned for this day: Keep reading »
This Onion News Network spoof is amazing: a bunch of talking heads discuss a fake Arkansas law requiring a woman to pick a baby name and paint her nursery either pink or blue before having an abortion
. Maybe she should have to sit in the nursery for an hour each day and look at baby booties, too!
Don’t watch unless your sense of humor this morning is pretty dry … [The Onion] Keep reading »
‘This’ is not going to be a debate about abortion,” Sedgwick Country District Judge Warren Wilbert said recently. But even if with the best of intentions, what he’s presiding over will seem to a lot of people to be about abortion — the trial of Scott Roeder, the anti-abortion extremist who has confessed to shooting to death Wichita abortion provider Dr. George Tiller last May. Yesterday, the judge announced he would allow Roeder to plead “voluntary manslaughter,” that he murdered Tiller because he honestly believed he was saving unborn babies.
To say women’s rights activists find Judge Wilbert’s decision controversial is putting it mildly … Keep reading »
What a mess: the one-child policy instituted in China in the 1980s to control the population has caused a total lopsidedness in the dating pool. A recent study by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences found that in 10 years there will be a serious “bride shortage,” as 24 million Chinese men will have no partner of marrying age. And you thought you had trouble getting married … Keep reading »
No one can deny Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has been a longtime, committed supporter of the rights of women and girls globally—especially the right for women to plan their pregnancies. Clinton spoke this afternoon at the International Conference on Population and Development on the 15th anniversary of its historic Cairo summit, when 179 governments adopted a program to level out population and development by addressing gender equity and reproductive rights.
I listened to Secretary of State Clinton’s speech live on C-SPAN (watch the video here) and teared up. Here’s a (rough) transcript for some of the points she made. Keep reading »
“I hope I never have babies. That would kill me. Every minute I’d be, ‘Is the baby OK?’ I’d worry too much. Thank God for abortion. I don’t mean to offend anyone but I wouldn’t be a good mother. I shouldn’t have kids.”
– Heidi Fleiss revealed that she’d terminate any accidental pregnancy during a candid talk with Stephen Baldwin on Britain’s “Celebrity Big Brother.” [Starpulse] Keep reading »
The House of Representatives’ version of the health care reform bill contained the Stupak-Pitts Amendment (explained in full here) to make sure health insurance doesn’t cover abortion.
Today, the Senate began their own campaign for a similar amendment, when Senators Bill Nelson (D-NE), Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and others introduced an amendment to its version of the health care reform bill. Just like Stupak-Pitts, the Nelson-Hatch amendment will restrict federal subsidies for health insurance from being used for private health insurance plans that cover abortion. Keep reading »