January 22, 2008
Bloggers for Choice!
Here are some great Blog for Choice posts to start your morning off...
Lawyers, Guns and Money: "While it's true that it's important to vote "pro-choice," I want to write about more than that -- why it's important to vote for someone who really understands what it means to want reproductive justice. In order to understand this, it's important to know how far Roe got us, and how far we've got to go."
Kay Steiger: "Abortion will always be available for (white) upper class women who need or want it. They can fly to Europe, drive to Canada, or take a quick weekend to Mexico City. Other women -- poor mothers and women of color may not always be so lucky. If the pro-life movement succeeds in criminalizing abortion, it will be the worst off that will pay the price."
A Gender Queer View: "As a trans-women I will never have to worry about getting an abortion so why is voting pro-choice so important to me? Well the main reason is that I am a feminist, one who holds that radical notion that women are humans capable of making rational decisions about what’s best for them. But there are other reasons to vote por-choice, ons that have to do with the rest of the anti-choice agenda."
Think Girl: "On this 35th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, consider learning more about the wider reproductive justice concerns of women of color! Join me in reading books like Undivided Rights: Women of Color Organize for Reproductive Justice, and learning more about the work of organizations like SisterSong: Women of Color Reproductive Health Collective."
Angry Grrl's Rants: "Why is this decision even in danger? I resent the fact that I, and so many others, am having to expend time and energy today fighting to not lose any more ground than we already have. I’m sure all of us would rather be spending time with our loved ones, our children, our pets. But no. We’re taking part in NARAL’s Blog for Choice today. We’re giving money to Planned Parenthood. We’re marching. We’re signing petitions. We’re volunteering at clinics. We’re working to elect pro-choice officials at the local, state, and federal levels."
Future Feminist Librarian-Activist: "What wakes me from nightmares, sweating, in the early hours of the morning is the knowledge that, as a pregnant woman, I will lose my right to determine what is done to my body. What knots my stomach is the knowledge that, under current legal precedent, when I become pregnant I could be stripped of my rights to bodily integrity—including the ability to consent to or refuse medical procedures."
Babeland: "For me, remembering Roe v Wade is important not just because we need to keep abortion not only legal but accessible, but because of what this decision symbolizes. Namely, we should have the right to do what we want with our bodies. This isn’t just about whether or not to have children, it stretches into who we can love and the pleasure that each and every one of us has a right to."
Posted by Jessica at January 22, 2008 11:17 AM
For my masculine reasons on why I support a woman's right to choose, read:
Superheroes, Liberal Politics, Sexual Freedom, and Endless Thought
Posted by: H at January 22, 2008 2:24 PM