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Tag Archive: Abortion

Apr 20 2014

Planned Parenthood Solidarity Event

Anti-choice crowd hangs out by the fence and stares at the prochoice celebration with sadness, contempt, anger and pleading.

It’s that time of the year again! Good Friday marks the annual organized anti-Planned Parenthood vigil here in the Twin Cities and it’s celebrated with much somber walking, very pray, so clutching of rosaries and wow crosses outside of the St. Paul Planned Parenthood: Anti-choice crowds line the fence and stare over at the pro-Planned …

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Apr 14 2014

And this is why you’re not allowed to practice medicine.

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Saturday was a rough one at the abortion clinic. The crowds are getting might holy, what with Zombie Jesus Day just around the corner. The morning started out fairly easy; it was gray and drizzly and we thought that the weather might keep most of the protesters away. It seemed like that was going to …

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Mar 20 2014

Domestic Goddess

Me ironing and giving the camera the finger

On Monday night my teammate and I were making our shirts for tonight’s Pro-Choice Resources bowl-a-thon. While I was ironing, she ordered me to give her my best Domestic Goddess pose: Today is the LAST DAY to donate to my bowl-a-thon fundraising website. Please, please, pretty please consider donating some money to this incredible group. …

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Mar 16 2014

Abortion is not a debate.

Those who debate abortion rights imply that there is something to debate. I walk a fine line when I discuss abortion rights and when I attempt to call out why anti-abortion and anti-bodily autonomy arguments are bullshit. But pointing out bullshit and explaining why it’s wrong is not debate. I know there is nothing to …

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Mar 13 2014

The Secular ProLife Argument is Poop

Some people are upset with Dave Silverman for Saying Some Things. And with Hemant Mehta for Letting Some Things Be Written. I am one of these people, and for many of the reasons that others have posted. If you want to consider more whether “just asking questions” is a good thing, Stephanie Zvan wrote about …

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Mar 12 2014

Satan Makes You Stand

Today I was introduced to a lovely, quirky series called Adult Wednesday Addams. In honor of National Abortion Provider’s Day, which was on Monday – and because I just really want to share it with you – please enjoy Episode Six of Adult Wednesday Addams: Planned Parenthood. Also, something really, really, really exciting happened on …

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Mar 04 2014

Pro-Choice Resources Fundraiser

Skeptical-looking dog and text that reads "...once or twice?"

I may have mentioned once or twice that I feel quite strongly about safe and legal access to abortion. Heh. I blog about reproductive choice, access to birth control, and the benefits of sex education. I’ve held online panels about the lies that abortion-restriction proponents tell. I clinic escort. I donate to abortion funds and …

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Feb 20 2014

Should we be forced to donate blood?

Bodily Autonomy

Here’s the deal: Your blood donation is going to save somebody’s life. Your blood is the ONLY BLOOD IN THE WHOLE WORLD that can save them. You’ve got protesters outside of your house, demanding that the ethical thing to do, the moral thing to do is to donate. And politicians are arguing that the government …

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Jan 29 2014

SAY IT WITH ME

An embryo is not a baby. A fetus is not a baby. A woman who aborts an embryo or fetus, whether by intentional abortion or by miscarriage, is not a murderer. If you’re thinking “but what if”… Just stop. Your puny hypothetical insults the majority of people who will never be in the position you’ve …

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Jan 17 2014

Abortion Clinic Buffer Zones Aren’t About Restricting Free Speech

NotAConversation

My head is spinning on this one, folks. You’ve likely heard of McCullen v. Coakley. Or if that doesn’t sound familiar, perhaps you’ve heard that the Supreme Court is hearing a case that could cost Massachusetts abortion clinics their buffer zones, and potentially impact similar buffer zones across the country. If you haven’t heard about this, …

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