January 22, 2007
Check out all the blogs for choice!
Blog for Choice day is looking fantastic, and I can't believe all of the support the campaign has gotten--so thanks to all our bloggers for choice!
Just a few posts I'd like to point out that I think are extra bad-ass...
Let’s talk about sex…about black women and our reproductive health. About how choice impacts the treatment of endometriosis, fibroids, breast cancer and other conditions black women are at risk for. Let’s discuss choice as it relates to access to basic healthcare for women…to our ability to choose treatments rather than have them forced on us…to our ability to empower our daughters rather than hand them over to a system that expects them to get pregnant…anticipates them getting an STD…and could give a damn if they die out as a result of inadequate care and government enforced ignorance.
Hear me on this, for a bitch is a witness to choice on a different level as it relates to me and mine…to sisters of color…and the poor.
Today is the thirty-fourth anniversary of Roe vs. Wade, as well as the second annual Blog For Choice event. This year it was asked "Why are you pro-choice?"
At first glance, it's an easy answer for me--because I have had abortions. I did not have to pay someone under the table; I did not have to risk my health in a dirty clinic; I did not have to wait on a street corner wearing white gloves waiting for a stranger to pick me up and take me to a strange place as women did pre-Roe. I was able to make the choice as to when--or, as it turned out, if--to have children.
Now, I've always been against forced birth on principle, because women's bodies are not machines or property and women are not slaves. Or, perhaps I should say, because women should not be enslaved. Even in the decade and a half I've spent on vacation from the threat of sperm, I've done what I could to protect women from forced birth.
Oh, and check out this piece I have at Huffington Post.
More links after the jump.
Majikthise: Happy anniversary, Roe
The Countess: Today Is Blog For Choice Day
Reclusive Leftist: Blog for Choice
Feminist Law Professors: Today is Blog For Choice Day: Try a Little Emergency Contraception Activism!
Pandagon: Blogging For Choice and beyond choice
BlogHer: Today is Blog for Choice Day 2007
Dana at Campus Progress: Why I'm Pro-Choice
Posted by Jessica at January 22, 2007 3:50 PM
I just blogged for choice, but not sure where to officially "sign up..."
Posted by: Susan at January 22, 2007 4:16 PM
Happy Anniversary Roe!
(not my best work, but i'm not feeling 100%)
Posted by: moja at January 22, 2007 4:32 PM
I'm late, wasn't sure I could participate on time. But my post is up now at StarWatcher's Spot -- http://starwatcher307.livejournal.com/167436.html
Posted by: StarWatcher at January 22, 2007 4:43 PM
My first attempt at blogging for choice is up at my blog. I'll try to write more later. (Warning: it's a bit rambling. I bit off a bit more than I could chew.)
Posted by: ellis at January 22, 2007 5:09 PM
I'm not finding a place to sign up. URL takes me to a list of participants, but that's all.
So. My post is at
Posted by: cookiecrumb at January 22, 2007 5:35 PM
Excellent project. I'm glad to be able to participate.
Posted by: phoenix at January 22, 2007 6:01 PM
I guess I didn't sign up in time. But I blogged. Told a tale from my youth that nobody knew before today. Here's my link.
Posted by: Sasha at January 22, 2007 6:15 PM
Thank you for all of your hard work organizing this! My take
Posted by: jess-nutt at January 22, 2007 6:22 PM
Blogging for choice from the UK:
Posted by: thegirlfrommarz at January 22, 2007 6:25 PM
I just posted an entry on my blog - not sure where to send it. It is here:
Thank you for the opportunity!!!
Posted by: SuperSnark at January 22, 2007 6:45 PM
I blogged for choice!
Posted by: Hil at January 22, 2007 6:57 PM
I blogged for Freedom and Life. Thanks for the inspiration. I oppose draconian anti-abortion law but I do see an awful lot of folks ignoring the fact that women are empowered as to whether or not to have sex with a fertile male. Only if she did not have that choice and sex was forced upon her does an abortion choice make sense to me.
Posted by: Don at January 22, 2007 7:11 PM
Here's one from the mother of a little girl, about chosing to live the life you want to live.
Posted by: Mother at January 22, 2007 7:25 PM
I've got something up about motherhood and choice!
Posted by: Amie Newman at January 22, 2007 7:40 PM
Posted by: Amie Newman at January 22, 2007 7:41 PM
Mine is here, for my blog Life at Paradux Hill:
Posted by: River at January 22, 2007 7:55 PM
I also wrote mine too late to sign up, so I'm linking it here... The Meaning of "Life": Why I am Pro-Choice.
Posted by: Beckyverb at January 22, 2007 7:55 PM
Here's my blog for choice: http://neverthateasy.blogspot.com/2007/01/today-is-blog-for-choice-day-and.html
Posted by: NTE at January 22, 2007 8:31 PM
Posted by: cristy at January 22, 2007 8:37 PM
This is my 2nd year blogging for choice and it is one of my favorite things to blog about!
Posted by: Heather-Anne at January 22, 2007 8:44 PM
Mine can be found here:
Posted by: Elaine at January 22, 2007 9:06 PM
Here's mine. It's not very good, but I was sort of rushed :/
Posted by: Emily at January 22, 2007 9:07 PM
I blogged about it on my livejournal--not so good, but from the heart.
Posted by: Bethynyc at January 22, 2007 9:45 PM
Posted by: Nikki at January 22, 2007 9:54 PM
I'm just now hearing about this, but I'd like to join in!
The sign-up doesn't appear to be on the site anymore, but here's my contribution. :)
Posted by: aliyaskie at January 22, 2007 10:03 PM
Posted by: Housewife at January 22, 2007 10:33 PM
Thanks for doing this....
I blogged for choice @ http://boogiewhaa.blogspot.com/
Posted by: Susannah at January 22, 2007 10:43 PM
Hmmm...my comment came up on under commenter "Housewife" how strange...
Well anyway-Again, I blogged for choice at http://boogiewhaa.blogspot.com/
Posted by: Susannah at January 22, 2007 10:49 PM
Here's my contribution. It's not as eloquent as most of the posts I've seen, but it's something...
Also, here's my SO's post, which is far better than mine. :)
Posted by: The Lizard Queen at January 22, 2007 10:57 PM
I couldn't get mine up until after 7 on account of work and the gym but I'm happy to contribute all the same http://furiousfemale.livejournal.com
Posted by: FuriousFemale at January 22, 2007 11:09 PM
Posted by: Heo Cwaeth at January 22, 2007 11:18 PM
I posted at http://spacegoo.blogspot.com/.
I love reading people's reasons. The variety alone is reason to cherish Roe V. Wade
Posted by: Suzy at January 22, 2007 11:39 PM
I wrote another post. It's a bit off the main topic, but still about choice and all that. Specifically, it's about the creepy fetishization of the fetus in our culture, and some speculation on my part as to where it comes from.
Posted by: ellis at January 22, 2007 11:44 PM
My post is at:
Posted by: Heather at January 22, 2007 11:46 PM
My post: http://www.empowerment4women.org/community/blogs/thegreatestblog/?p=104#respond
Posted by: Carly at January 23, 2007 12:09 AM
I couldn't find the sign up - but I did blog for choice. Here:
Posted by: Avalonne at January 23, 2007 12:12 AM
here's my post
-- It's my body so it's my decision
Posted by: CathiefromCanada at January 23, 2007 12:59 AM
I'm in! Didn't know about BFC until tonight, but I'm in!
Posted by: amaniellen at January 23, 2007 1:00 AM
I'm in- I didn't know about blog for choice until tonight, but I caught up!
Posted by: Amani at January 23, 2007 1:01 AM
Another late entry:
Posted by: Nicole at January 23, 2007 1:07 AM
My Post can be found here:
Posted by: AradhanaD at January 23, 2007 1:22 AM
Thanks for the opportunity, Jessica.
My post is entitled ~Treat~.
Posted by: ~Macarena~ at January 23, 2007 1:25 AM
I was given Plan B after my rape. I can't tell you how grateful I was for that option. Speak out against rape and for your rights as a woman!
Posted by: Sicily - Rape Victim at January 23, 2007 1:41 AM
Posted by: alianora at January 23, 2007 2:48 AM
Posted by: virgotext at January 23, 2007 8:09 AM
Posted by: virgotext at January 23, 2007 8:09 AM
I also joined in here.
Posted by: CM at January 23, 2007 9:24 AM
Posted by: Rachel at January 23, 2007 9:35 AM
Posted by: Kelly at January 23, 2007 10:22 AM
I participated here;
Posted by: Costa at January 23, 2007 11:45 AM
thank you for taking a stand on a sensitive issue. i am glad to be a part of it.
Posted by: tracey at January 23, 2007 2:07 PM
I blogged for choice regarding women here in the UK, and women universally.
How can you trust me with a baby if you can't trust me with a choice?
Posted by: hippie at January 23, 2007 2:59 PM
Did mine, it's very disjointed, thanks to a double whammy of medication, but I did it!
Posted by: Kaitlyn at January 23, 2007 3:37 PM
Here's my post. Thanks for hosting this!
Posted by: tbtam at January 23, 2007 5:30 PM
I blogged for Choice!
Posted by: Kate at January 23, 2007 6:54 PM
My anti-choice mom suffered a childbirth fistula and feared death by another pregnancy. A philandering priest urged her to chemically burn me to extort abstinence from dad. I wish she aborted me! I’ve experienced nothing but hate and drudgery from everyone because of my scars. My one best friend was gruesomely killed by her last daughter–-the pregnancy triggered lethal face cancer which ate her nose, eye, ear, lips, skin and brain. Anti-choicers forget Dear Abby’s famous survey in which 80% regretted having kids. “Pro-life” is PRO-PEDOPHILIA!
Posted by: M. at January 23, 2007 10:52 PM
I never thought of abortion as a breath of life. Now I do. 15 months ago I gave birth to a beautiful baby girl. Being young and not married, my partner and I had a very big decision to make.
I ended up telling my mom the day after I found out. What she told me has left a large imprint on my heart.
She told me that the first time my father and her had slept together that she had gotten pregnant. At the time, she was in the middle of a divorce from her first husband whom she had my brother and sister with. Afraid that getting pregnant at this time would affect her custody battle, not to mention make it almost impossible to affoard 3 kids on her own, my mother had an abortion.
She told me that she believed that if she hadn't had the abortion, that she never would have had me.
Because my mother gave up that child, she was able to give life to me.
I chose to have my daughter, which continues to be the best decision that I have ever made, however, I am proud that I had that choice. And I will continue to fight so that my daughter may have the same freedom and choice that my mother and I had.
Posted by: Maria at January 24, 2007 1:50 PM
Posted by: bitchphd at January 26, 2007 1:19 AM