abortion Archive

Tampons, Texas and Tears – Sister Supplies

The meme about the Texas State Legislature banning state resident from bringing tampons or pads into the General Assembly buildings during a heated debate on abortion really got me thinking. On its face, this is patently absurd – have you ever tried to throw a tampon at anyone? Or a pad? Even drenched in water,
Category: Activism

KDKA: Jon Delano Interviews Paul Ryan in Pittsburgh

Snip from YouTube Transcript and full video  here. Sigh. Ryan says women won’t fall for these side issues. “And I don’t think they’re going to take the bait of all these distractions that the President is trying to throw at them.” sdf
Category: Other

My Transvaginal Ultrasound – No Complimentary Abortion?

I am not seeking to terminate a pregnancy, but I’ll admit that when my doc told me I would need a transvaginal ultrasound I was sorely tempted to ask her if a complimentary abortion came along with it. Ha. She is a little stern so I didn’t think she would appreciate my humor. However, it
Category: Other

To Protect My Body, I Must Have a Voice – An Open Letter to Western PA Representatives

Dear Jake Wheatley, Adam Ravenstahl, Harry Readshaw, Dom Costa, Dan Frankel, Joe Preston, Dan Deasy, and Paul Costa. Gentlemen. As you are aware, my House District (22) has no Representative in your august body. Nor is there any realistic hope that we will have a special election in April to ensure we are represented in
Category: Politics

Rick Santorum’s Anti-Straight Agenda – Savage on Keith Olbermann

Found this through the Post-Gazette’s Cutting Edge:   From Alternet … On last night’s Countdown with Keith Olbermann, Dan Savage (of Santorum Google bomb fame) discussed how the candidate’s problematic views extend beyond homophobia. “One of the things I’m constantly reminding people about Rick Santorum is that he doesn’t have merely an anti-gay agenda — he
Category: Politics

Catholic leaders whine about their rights?

Ann Rodgers has a nice piece in the PG from last week about religious leaders in the Catholic Church forming a committee to defend the religious liberties of INSTITUTIONS. Not people. Not their members. Not specific priest. They claim: “While recognizing religious freedom as an individual right, we see that religious freedom belongs also to
Category: Culture