Many of you Frisky readers have read the post “I’m Live-Tweeting My Abortion” about a Florida woman named Angie Jackson who has taken to Twitter, YouTube, and her personal blog to, as she put it, “demystify” abortion. After discovering her IUD birth control had failed them, Jackson and her boyfriend went to Planned Parenthood last Thursday to get a prescription of RU-486, the abortion pill, as well as Vicodin to deal with the pain. Since she began tweeting about the abortion last Thursday, Jackson said hundreds more people began to follow her on Twitter, and she created the YouTube video over the weekend to address them.
I tracked down Jackson over Facebook for an interview. After she put “The Backyardigans” on TV for her 4-year-old son, we settled down for a chat … Keep reading »
“I’m doing this to de-mystify abortion
,” she says. “I’m doing this so other women know, ‘Hey, it’s not nearly as terrifying as I had myself worked up thinking it was.’ It’s just not that bad.”
These are the words of Angie Jackson, a blogger and mother of a 4-year-old son. Her IUD birth control failed; she is four weeks pregnant and writing about her abortion on YouTube, her personal blog, and on Twitter under the hashtag #livetweetingabortion. Keep reading »
Yes, the controversial Tim Tebow Super Bowl ads have aired — yes, I just said “ads.” The conservative group Focus On The Family apparently bought time to air more than one $2.5 million dollar commercial on Super Bowl Sunday Here’s the commercial starring the Tebows that run during the Super Bowl — not surprisingly, the word “abortion” is not mentioned once. After the jump, watch the other Focus on the Family commercial starring the Tebows which aired during the pre-game: Keep reading »
You’ve probably heard by now that Tim Tebow, a former quarterback for the University of Florida and a vocal Christian, will be starring in an anti-abortion advertisement with his mother, Pam Tebow, during the Super Bowl. The Tebows’ 30-second spot was paid for by a conservative Christian organization called Focus on the Family and tells the story of how, in 1987, Pam had been advised by doctors to have an abortion because of medical complications in her pregnancy. Pam refused, and later gave birth to Tim, who went on to win the Heisman Trophy (and, admittedly, looked sort of hot in a jock-ish way). Unsurprisingly, women’s organizations have joined together asking CBS not to run Focus on the Family’s commercial.
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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 »