Reproductive Rights, Week in Review, Dec. 18-24


4 comments posted
Thank you for your efforts

The depth of the reporting is just excellent and the fact that you were able to put this out during the holidays is even more impressive.

I just wish that there was a bit more good news to balance out all the dreck.

AndiF's picture
Posted by AndiF (not verified) on 27 December 2005 - 8:54am
well thanks

i hope you give it a read at our word too! feel free to read it twice!

haha. seriously. i wish there was some more good news too. if i find some i'll report it. not all of the pieces are downbeat. whats amazing is some of the women involved. like the woman i quoted last week who testifed in the south dakota case (i'm bad with names) or the columbian lawyer in the week before last piece.

i think the world, in general, is moving in a more positive direction than the united states. i suppose all the sins of racism and sexism that americans have been stuffing in the closet the last 400 years are finally coming home to roost. at least the world seems to be progressing in terms of women's rights in a sort of broad brush sense.

and thats good. we might need a lifeboat.

bayprairie's picture
Posted by bayprairie on 28 December 2005 - 2:39am
This is a must-read

Each of these items deserves a separate blog post. Altogether it's overwhelming. Every week, I'm just taken aback by the coldhearted, often misogynist policies a vocal and powerful minority imposes on the rest of us.

media girl's picture
Posted by media girl on 27 December 2005 - 9:07am
RU 486 & political probe

Just to be clear: all the women took two drugs (mifepristone/RU 486 and misoprostol), and all of them used a modified regimen (vaginal route for misoprostol vs. oral). There have been no deaths in women who used RU 486 + misoprostol (oral route). The variable here is misoprostol (not RU 486) and its administration route.

ema's picture
Posted by ema (not verified) on 28 December 2005 - 7:43am