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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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17 Responses

  1. Donna Darko
    Donna Darko August 7, 2007 at 1:13 am |

    Holy ****, that’s a keeper!

  2. StarStorm
    StarStorm August 7, 2007 at 3:05 am |

    While I don’t say much, one thinks that is an excellent start. That’s the post that got me interested in this in the first place.

  3. SunlessNick
    SunlessNick August 7, 2007 at 7:02 am |

    What Donna said. Wow.

  4. Louise
    Louise August 7, 2007 at 8:48 am |

    EXCELLENT. Thank you.

    I am pro-choice because my 18 year old stance of pro-life no longer fits. Because my younger sister, who is dead now, once called me in tears, told me she had had an abortion 6 months’ prior and couldn’t live with me not knowing any more. She was so afraid I would hate her and turn my back on her. I decided right then and there that I had NO RIGHT WHATSOEVER to ever make a judgement that would hurt her or another woman in such a manner.

  5. Julie
    Julie August 7, 2007 at 8:50 am |

    That was one of my favorite posts that you’ve written Jill, I think that was a great place to start.

  6. SarahMC
    SarahMC August 7, 2007 at 9:38 am |

    Wow, Jill. You’re amazing.

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  8. Laurel
    Laurel August 7, 2007 at 11:52 am |

    Louise, thanks. I’m sorry for the loss of your sister, and I admire you–both for changing your mind on a hotly-debated issue and for sharing your story.

    I am pro-choice because I believe childbirth should never be a punishment. (It pretty much was for my mother.)

  9. Katherine
    Katherine August 7, 2007 at 12:32 pm |

    Jill, that’s a great post! I’d love to use it on my website.

    Reproductive freedom, violence against women, lgbt rights, equal pay are all issues I’m passionate about. Abortion has played a positive role in my life and allowed me to go to med school, become an ob/gyn and volunteer at planned parenthood clinic.

  10. Neko-Onna
    Neko-Onna August 7, 2007 at 2:56 pm |

    I am pro-choice because “love of life”, “concern for women”, “morality”, nor Jesus Christ himself have EVER paid for groceries for a hungry child, felt the pain of labor, cured pregnancy-induced illness or disability, or resurected one single woman who died of childbirth complications from the dead.

    I am pro-choice because women are full human beings with a right to bodily integrity. Even if pregnancy was like winning the lottery, and beautiful butterflies flew effortlessly out of a woman’s vagina at delivery instead of a bloody, squalling baby, women would STILL have the right to choose NOT to be pregnant or deliver.

    I wrote an open letter to the Christian right on my blog that goes into detail about how I see the whole of the right’s move to legislate morality.

  11. ElleBeMe
    ElleBeMe August 7, 2007 at 3:23 pm |

    I am pro-choice because I believe ALL women are entitled to safe, legal medical care. People who are so-called “pro-life” would remove this inalienable right from all women and make them choose illegal, lethal medical care if they wanted to terminate. That is anything BUT pro-life.

    So either you’re for women having safe, leagal medical care or illegal lethal medical care. I know which side of LIFE I stand upon.

  12. madeline
    madeline August 7, 2007 at 4:03 pm |

    I recently got engaged in a discussion about whether or not it was right for a woman’s husband to have to sign off on her tubal litigation surgery. After expressing my belief that although I love my husband and would of course take his opinion into account on my decision I felt it completely wrong that I would be required to get his permission, someone posted “with an attitude like that, it’s a wonder you’re still married” and compared me to a child kicking and screaming to get what I want, when I want it.

    I am pro-choice because there are men and women out there who believe that I am incapable of making a valid decision about my body without the help of a man or a law, and they are wrong.

  13. Janis
    Janis August 7, 2007 at 6:11 pm |

    I’m pro-choice because a pro-“life” stance assumes that uteruses are the human assembly line manufaturing device, which merely come with inconvenient humans attached to them — and that life would be so much simpler if that weren’t the case.

  14. Julie
    Julie August 7, 2007 at 6:35 pm |

    I’m pro-choice because no one is more entitled to make a decision concerning my health and my future than I am, and I believe that about all women.

  15. Michelle
    Michelle August 7, 2007 at 10:15 pm |

    I think I’ve said this before, but Jill? You’re my hero.

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  17. Angel
    Angel January 8, 2008 at 2:00 pm |

    Can you tell me what would God think of Abortion???
    Do you not belive in God???

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