Tag Archives: family planning

No Choice At All

My older sister told me once that if abortion had been legal when my mom got pregnant with me and my 3 younger siblings, we would never have been born because Mom would have aborted us all.  My sister was … Continue reading

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The Problem with Blue-Collar White Guys

The latest polls indicate that President Obama’s worst demographic is white, non college educated men.  Only 29% of this group is likely to vote for him.  I believe it.  Whenever I listen to call in programs on C-span and POTUS,  … Continue reading

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What is Up with Conservative Women?

What is up with Todd Akin?  And Paul Ryan?  And all the other male legislators currently doing their best to eliminate as many reproductive options as possible for women? But even more to the point, what is up with the … Continue reading

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A Question for the Chief Justice

I have been involved by default in the struggle for reproductive rights for women my whole life.  Why?  Because I’m a woman.  I’m someone’s mom and someone else’s wife. Reproductive rights encompass so much more than just access to birth … Continue reading

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Citizens VS Corporations

Whoa.  For once, I actually agree with Republicans on a matter of social policy.  And the earth didn’t move. I’m willing to stipulate that the contraception flap isn’t really about restricting access to contraception; even though that is clearly the … Continue reading

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The Deliberate Dumbing Down of America

I came across two articles from the 2/27/12 New York Times that seemed to be quite symbiotic in their subject matter.  “Santorum Makes Case for Religion in the Public Sphere” and “Are People Getting Dumber?”.  I chuckled at the irony.  … Continue reading

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The Daily Muse on Complacent Women

As an ardent believer in family planning and in a woman’s right to be the final decider when it comes to her reproductive organs, I’ve been following the contraception flap with dismay.  And the root of my dismay is not that … Continue reading

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The Daily Muse on Being Anti Abortion

There are a couple of things that bother me about the anti abortion movement. The first is the often cited statement that the anti abortion folks only care about the pre born.  Once the child is here, they want nothing to do with it.  … Continue reading

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