Thursday, April 19, 2007

Beyond ludicrous

ack!Here's a personal account that makes clear the ridiculous situation that women find themselves in because of the tangle of laws surrounding reproductive choices, medical decisions, and legislative triumphalism. There's no way to read this story and think that the debate is about "saving babies" -- it's clearly putting women's lives at risk even when there's no baby to save. You don't have to involve coat-hanger imagery to get outraged here!

(via Hullabaloo)

Update: it's worth reading this piece about the recent Supreme Court decision -- how the language reveals that even "moderates" like Justice Kennedy are now accepting the frame and rhetoric of the anti-abortion movement (like calling the obstetricians involved "abortion doctors" and taking a patronizing stance to the women facing their choices)...

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