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"Each of us must come to care about everyone else's children. We must recognize that the well being of our own children is intimately linked to the well being of all other people's children. After all, when one of our children needs life-saving surgery, someone else's child will perform it. When one of our children is harmed by violence, someone else's child will commit it. The good life for our own children can be secured only if it is also secured for all other people's children. But to work for the well being of all children is not just a practical matter-- it is also right!" - Lilian G. Katz, Phd.

Sunday, January 22, 2006

Blogging for Choice

Bitch Ph.D.: "Having a right doesn't mean crap if you can't exercise it. Roe might stick around a while, but the actual rights that Roe ensured are on their way out the door. And guess what? Lawmakers know this, and are deliberately writing laws that violate Roe v. Wade now, knowing that next month's Supreme Court will be quite happy to expand the concept of what doesn't constitute an undue burden beyond all reason. Alito's made it clear that he sees the 'undue burden' clause as the all-purpose loophole (scroll down to item #10). Pregnancy will kill you? Well, most pregnancies aren't fatal, so it's not an undue burden on women *as a class.* Sorry. Can't afford another baby? Sorry, this pregnancy *in and of itself* isn't your problem; your poverty is. So the pregnancy's not an undue burden. Sorry. Husband likely to beat the crap out of you if he finds out you're pregnant? Well, most husbands don't do that, and since you're in the minority there, it's not an undue burden on women as a group. Sorry.

But hey, isn't it nice to know that, in theory, if you had the good health and the money and the time and the support to travel to get an abortion somewhere, you'd be allowed to?

Happy birthday, Roe v. Wade. I'm sorry to hear you're ailing, and that your prognosis isn't good. You're much too young to be suffering so much.

I am an independent thinking woman, and I have a right to decide what happens in my own uterus. If they are so worried about killing unborn babies, perfect the artificial uterus.....