Today, the New York State Assembly’s Health Committee refused to vote on Assembly Member Katz’s anti-choice bill & passed the Reproductive Health Act. Now we must wait for the State legislature to vote on the bill.
“This important pro-choice bill will update New…
This warms my heart.
Physicians must be free to advise and treat their patients based on their medical knowledge and expertise and not have their advice overridden by elected officials seeking to impose their own ideological agenda on others.” — Governor Beverly Perdue (D-North Carolina), on vetoing NC’s recent bill that would require an ultrasound and mandatory counseling with a 24 hour waiting period afterward for women needing an abortion.
Please reblog!! Miscarriage, Ectopic Pregnancy, Abortion and the Pill ARE NOT CRIMES.
The name of Rep. Franks’ racist and misogynistic antichoice bill that is currently being discussed in House Judiciary Committee.
Is he kidding us with this name?! Ugh!
leeleeleelee submitted: “This is the reality of Texas’ ultrasound for abortion bill. A 30 year old Texas woman’s fetus’ heart stopped beating after 12 weeks. The options given were to wait until miscarriage, give birth to it, or to abort it (the preferred, safest option). She has to look at an ultrasound of her already dead fetus and if she looks away, she will have to listen to the Doctor describe it.”
I don’t have anything snarky to say about this. This is heartbreaking. These ultrasound laws are cruel, invasive, and do nothing to lower abortion rates.
My sentiment is that any woman ready to permit the removal of her baby from her womb ought to have to look it in the eye first.
GARLAND: I think one of the most important things we could do is to continually find ways to make pro-choice people proud and forthright about their beliefs, to puff them up with moral superiority and FACTS and send them out into the world with the conviction that abortion isn’t shameful, not even a little, that supporting abortion is not merely the right thing to do but opposing abortion is morally obscene, and that anyone who questions these two premises is more invested in self-righteousness than they are in human lives. I think if we could drain the residual shame from the movement and create activists who aren’t simply pro-choice but who understand that being “pro-life” is a symptom of not knowing what the fuck you’re talking about and not giving a damn as long as you can think of yourself as morally superior, we could move this fight toward a decisive victory.
Jessica runs the awesome pro-choice blog, Keep Your Boehner Out Of My Uterus.
I love Garland Grey and his beautiful mind.