15 March 2009 @ 01:26 pm
Did anyone else belong to feminist_rage and have any idea what happened to the comm? It suddenly like...disappeared?

Off topic, I know, but this is the only comm I belong to where I think someone might now. i'll delete this if needed.
 
 
 
23 January 2009 @ 04:22 pm
If you haven't heard yet, President Obama has overturned the Global Gag Rule!

What PP's Action Center has to say about it: 

"By overturning the global gag rule, President Obama has taken a tremendous first step toward promoting women's health around the world. Overseas health care providers will now be able to offer counseling, referrals, and services for the full range of reproductive health services to women without fear that the U.S. government will strip them of their funding."

Want to send him a thank you note?  Do it here.


Let's hope Obama keeps this momentum in reinforcing our rights!
 
 
Current Mood: ecstaticecstatic
 
 
 
Bolivia will hold a nationwide referendum this Sunday for its constituents to decide whether to approve or reject a new version of the country's constitution that would provide for abortion rights, religious liberties, and protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender citizens.

Take action to urge the President and Vice-President to vocally support the referendum publicly.
http://queersunited.blogspot.com/2009/01/bolivia-to-vote-on-new-constitution.html
 
 
 
22 January 2009 @ 10:43 am
Today is the 36th Anniversary of ROE v WADE!!!

Blog for Choice Day

This years topic:

What is your top pro-choice hope for President Obama and/or the new Congress
 
 
 
05 January 2009 @ 10:21 am


I don't know how many of you have heard of change.org, but they're a very interesting website! Right now they are having an election to determine the top 10 ideas to present to President Obama as suggestions for his new administration. Go and support the end of the global gag rule!

http://www.change.org/ideas/view/end_the_global_gag_rule
 
 
 
Hi everyone,

We rarely make appeals for specific cases and specific women who call the EMA Fund for help, but today is a different story.

We are currently fundraising for a 12 year old girl who was raped by an adult and became pregnant as a result. Due to her circumstances, she is too far along in her pregnancy to terminate in Massachusetts and needs to travel in order to have her abortion. The total cost is $6500 and her procedure begins on Monday.

We hope that you will consider donating now to help us raise enough money for this girl to receive the health care that she needs.

You can donate to the EMA Fund via the Network for Good website (https://www.networkforgood.org/donation/ExpressDonation.aspx?ORGID2=043502604). If you make a donation online, please note in the designation box that it is for this girl. You can also send a check to the EMA Fund and designate your gift for this purpose. In either case, please also send an e-mail to emama@nnaf.org, so that we know your gift is on its way and we can increase our pledge to help this girl accordingly.

Visit our Facebook page:
http://apps.facebook.com/causes/28632

PS - Please feel free to pass this message along to your like-minded friends, family, and colleagues.
 
 
 
04 December 2008 @ 12:27 am
I am looking for a charity supporting the education and health of women that takes a pro-choice stance. I would dearly love to support 'Women on the Waves' but as I will be fund-raising with quite a varied group, I know it would be way too controversial for some to accept and sadly, more likely to get us thrown out than given donations.

Reproductive health does not have to be the main focus of the charity's work but I would like to be confident that I was not supporting an abstinence-only program. So far I have considered uk.camfed.org/ but I would like an organisation that was overtly pro-choice (where relevant).

Any ideas would be much appreciated.

(x-posted to pro_choice)
 
 
 
06 November 2008 @ 08:25 pm
Abortion ban, the reality

Women come for abortions
Yuliya Popova

Abortion tourism is a covert phenomenon between doctors in western Ukraine and pregnant women in eastern Poland.

LVIV, Ukraine Apart from Black Sea beaches and the Carpathian Mountains, Ukraine is a destination for unconventional kinds of tourism – political, sex and also abortion.

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Source: Kyiv Post , October 23, 2008

source: Federa

X-posted
 
 
 
06 November 2008 @ 09:53 am
Hello everyone

I am mostly a lurker here at LJ but right now I need some help. I run a pro-choice blog here in Sweden where I together with some friends try to counter the arguments and "facts" put forward by the anti-choice organizations. Anyway, today the biggest anti-choice organization had a post about Obama's stance on abortion and some stuff about partial birth abortion and what a horrible method that is blah, blah, blah. I would like to counter those arguments, but I need some help I am afraid.

First of all: if you don't know the answers to my questions yourself does anyone know where I can find facts about partial birth abortion (or dilation and extraction as it is really called, right? This method is never used here in Sweden)?

Second: Why is this method used? It is used to protect the health of the woman, because a regular birth or c-section would be too dangerous, right? The antis claim on their blog that this method is used ONLY b/c of the law (something about that if the fetus comes out with its head intact it would be murder).

Three: Correct me if I am wrong, but the american associations of health care providers also opposed this law, right?

Four: They say that this method of abortion is like a horror movie in real life, that it is grotesque and so on. How can I counter this? I was thinking about pointing out that this method is only used when the woman's health or life is in danger and we can't ban a medical procedure just b/c someone thinks it is grotesque.

Any help is appreciated!

Sorry for bad grammar etc I was in a hurry when writing this.
 
 
 
05 November 2008 @ 08:32 am
So how many people had abortion-related propositions on their state ballots and what were the results?

It looks like our prop 4 (parental notification for unemancipated minors seeking abortions) didn't pass, which is a relief.