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Jill began blogging for Feministe in 2005. She has since written as a weekly columnist for the Guardian newspaper and in April 2014 she was appointed as senior political writer for Cosmopolitan magazine.
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  4. johanna
    johanna December 9, 2006 at 3:19 pm |

    These deaths are tolerated because they’re poor women in developing nations. “Pro-life” activists and politicians are perfectly happy to sacrifice the lives and bodies of those women in order to promote their political agenda. And when you present definitive evidence that their policies are killing people — and there is no shortage of such evidence — they stick their fingers in their ears and simply pretend not to hear you.

    Exactly, Jill, dead on. Or, they simply don’t care, and they’ll tell you as much, because being anywhere in the neighborhood of abortion is equivalent to mass murder. So, it’s better to let women die than contribute to an organization that might tell women that abortion is legal.

    And these people have the gall to call themselves pro-life. Sick.

  5. George Arndt
    George Arndt December 11, 2006 at 4:59 pm |

    Info on the farce which is abstinence only education can be found here:

    If teens are told that condoms are unsafe, in all probability they will have sex without condoms. And many teens are just having oral sex instead.

    Saying that teens who don’t abstain from Sex “deserve” to have consequences is not so far removed from the “honor killing” which occurs in some parts of the Arab world. (Especially in light of AIDS) What the right fears is not the consequences of pre-marital sex, but rather pre-marital sex with NO consequences. They have a stake in risky sex, because it re-enforces the concept of Abstinence. Putting them in charge of sex education is clearly the wolf guarding the hen house

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