God Forbid


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Tour de force

Thank you, moiv...

Marisacat's picture
Posted by Marisacat on 23 January 2006 - 10:09am

So much suffering.

media girl's picture
Posted by media girl on 23 January 2006 - 10:27am
From "Reproductive Regression"

an article by Carole Joffe published today at TomPaine.com:

So, given the current realities of American society—where teens take matters in their own hands to end a pregnancy, where anti-abortion lawmakers cut funds for contraception, where “pharmacists for life� lecture married women while refusing to refill their birth control prescriptions—am I suggesting that American women really are in the same boat as they were before Roe? The answer, of course, is no–-or more correctly, not yet.

The number of illegal abortions in the United States—and attendant injuries and deaths—currently is nowhere near where it was in the 1950s and 1960s. Most unwanted teengage pregnancies obviously do not have as their outcome a life sentence in prison. Most public officials do not have to undergo humiliating questioning about past abortions in order to get a desired promotion. Rather, these incidents are cautionary tales. They are harbingers of what the American reproductive landscape could quite quickly become—unless Americans demand a return to common sense and repudiate the madness that a powerful minority seeks to impose on us.

moiv's picture
Posted by moiv on 23 January 2006 - 2:16pm