One of the first things I saw when I got off the plane in Philadelphia Sunday night, after a trans-Pacific flight, was this statement from Rep. Jodie Laubenberg: In the emergency room they have what’s called rape kits where a woman can get cleaned out. The woman had five months to make that decision, at […]
It’s been a banner year for rape in the media, and apparently December just felt left out. Joining the likes of: Todd “if it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to shut that whole thing down” Akin (outgoing Rep, R-Missouri);1 Paul “forcible rape” Ryan (2012 GOP VP candidate);2 Chuck “I would hope that […]
A severely ill woman is admitted to the hospital. Doctors assess that without an abortion, she will die. Oh, you think this is about Savita Halappanavar, don’t you? Well, it is and it isn’t. Savita Halappanavar is a horrific story making the rounds now; a young woman admitted to an Irish hospital was suffering a […]
I got really annoyed this morning. I woke up, and basically the first thing I saw on Twitter was numerous retweets and comments about a HuffPo UK article on abortion and social progressives attempting to argue that one could be socially progressive and still advocate for an anti-choice position. I disagree, rather vehemently. To the […]
As my friend Maureen says, this is an excellent example of corrective messaging.