roe v wade
Forty years after abortion became legal in the United States we are still wading in waters that run deep.
Arguably, abortion runs as deep in our modern human history as pregnancy does. Our ancestors had ways of terminating pregnancies long before the U.S. Supreme Court existed. And while we commemorate and celebrate the 40th anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade, we know that it does not mark an anniversary of the beginning of this family planning method. Abortion has been, and will continue to be, part of a wide array of methods that we use to control our bodies and fertility, regardless of its legality....read more
Today is the 40th anniversary of Roe vs. Wade, the United States Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion for American women. I wrote about it in the Guardian, emphasizing the fact that abortion, birth control and bodily autonomy are crucial for women’s survival and our freedom. Without the right to determine the number and spacing of our children, we lose the ability to drive our own lives and to live fully freely, happily and healthily. Outlawing abortion doesn’t decrease the abortion rate; it just drives women to use a more dangerous methods and put their lives and their health at risk. Forty years on, Roe is as important as ever. And American society is, sadly, as misogynist as ever — evidenced by the very fact that abortion is still a fight....read more
How is this even tolerable in our society? In Aurora Illinois a new Planned Parenthood clinic almost completed construction before coming to the attention of those who would like to sabotage it: Growth in the counties Aurora straddles — DuPage, Will, Kendall and Kane — has created an intense need for more comprehensive and affordable [...]...read more
January 22nd, 2007 is the 34th anniversary of Roe v. Wade. To celebrate, we’re blogging for choice! This year’s theme: Explain why you’re pro-choice. It’s gonna be a good one. I hope all of you participate....read more
Bipartisan favorite John McCain has officially come out and said that he thinks Roe v. Wade should be overturned and that there should be a Constitutional amendment banning abortion — except in the case of rape, incest or life of the pregnant mother. Because if a woman is raped, then it’s not her “fault” that [...]...read more
Jessica seems surprised that a federal court upheld the firing of a teacher at a Catholic school in Delaware after she signed onto an advertisement celebrating the 30th anniversary of Roe v. Wade. A Court of Appeals ruled against Curay-Cramer, saying that Congress didn’t intend for the 1978 law to apply to religious schools. Cause [...]...read more