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Looks like one of AutoAdmit’s heads, Anthony Ciolli, has stepped down from his position as Chief Education Director of the site (yeah, I laughed at that title too). He’s still affiliated with AutoAdmit and will continue to manage the other sites that he co-owns with Jarret Cohen — the other AutoAdmit head, who has not [...]...read more
The New York Times has a beautiful article about perinatal hospice programs, where parents of newborns who are fated to die (or who are stillborn) can give birth, get support and hopefully find some peace. Read the whole thing, but be forewarned that it’s heartbreaking. The fact that these programs exist as one choice for [...]...read more
Created by Exhale, a fantastic non-judgmental after-abortion counseling organization. This isn’t one of those “Repent, Sinner!” abortion groups, or even an organization which assumes that all women are “hurt” by abortion. Exhale recognizes that the choice to have an abortion is often a complex one, and that there are many women who feel… something afterwards, [...]...read more
*But first a request: Anyone with an Atlantic Monthly subscription wanna email me the full text of Caitlin Flanagan’s article from this month’s edition?* Lynn Paltrow of National Advocates for Pregnant Women has a fantastic op/ed on TomPaine.com about moving towards a real culture of life. NAPW Staff Attorney Tiloma Jayasinghe guest-posts at A Bird [...]...read more
Jill’s sick, I’m too pressed for time to post for real, and piny is in an undisclosed location, so here are some links to get you through the day: Scott Lemieux has a couple of posts about the conservative argument that talking about abortion causes more abortion and causes us to lose the war in [...]...read more
Read my article in Alternet today! It’s about the HPV vaccine, and the fact that it’s prohibitively expensive for college students (and not covered by university insurance). I wish I had more space in the article to write about the controversies around Gardasil, especially from the perspective of the Big Pharma skeptics, but it just [...]...read more