Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Pro-Choice Wednesdays

The right to choice is something i've always felt incredibly strongly about. Hopefully I can continue this as an ongoing weekly component I can add to my blog. Here's some headlines for now:

A woman decided to upload a YouTube video and live Tweet about her abortion experience in order to let people that it isn't as scary or shameful or any other negative thing that people stigmatize it to be. Of course, no good deed goes unpunished, and now she is receiving death threats for being vocal about an experience that too many are forced to be silent about.

- Racial conspiracy on an anti-abortion billboard/campaign? Seriously... "Black children are an endangered species"?? Someone needs to tell these people that ALL HUMANS are the SAME species. And if this statistic about 40% of African American pregnancies ending in abortion IS true, maybe they need to address the more pressing issue of why this is happening, and working to do away with those problems (because let's face it, racism is still strong in America and many African American women don't have the same advantages and privileges that, say, white males do in this country.

- A controversial abortion bill in Utah may end up criminalizing miscarriages if the woman acted in a "reckless" manner. Granted, I'm not too fond of the fact that a 17 year old girl paid someone to beat her up so she might have a spontaneous miscarriage, but then maybe we should wonder why this girl chose such an extreme method in order to induce a late term abortion of sorts. Obviously no one could make such an extreme decision lightly.

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