This just released today … MEDIA RELEASE For Immediate Release Premier maintains Anti-Choice Stance 25 years after National Decriminalization
Charlottetown – January 27th, 2013 – Since his 2011 statement that the “status quo is going to remain in effect” Premier Robert Ghiz has declined to respond to calls for action on the issue of PEI’s status as the only Canadian province without abortion services. In honour of the 25t…h anniversary of the decriminalization in Canada, the PEI Abortion Rights Network has asked the premier to clarify the position of his government, and have received no response. The Premier has (Read more…)
Well. I’m glad to see the Catlicks coming around on an important issue to women and their rights. This is an object lesson for the deluded pro-life movement. Your fetus worshipping is useful for whipping up the frenzy and getting people all frothy, but when serious issues come its time for you to sit the frack down and shut the frack up on cue while the adults talk about the serious issues.
From the Alter.net article -
And all of this—all of it—goes back to the Church’s insistence that life begins with your very
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Shall we wake up to some historical notions? Has history ever been kind to women? The short answer is no. Why?
Today is not for learning about 101 level feminism. Today is calling down from pulpit the rage and the anger against the systematic oppression of women in our society. If you’re not “down” with Patriarchy and what it entails, I’m not here to explain it to your special snowflakyness (at least not today).
Today, friends, we address a structural question that I rarely see mentioned in the abortion debate. It is
. . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Historical Notions – Women’s Rights to Choose.
The struggle for women’s rights is never over. Let us commemorate those who fought for our freedom and that are still fighting to preserve it.
Filed under: Feminism Tagged: 40th Anniversary, Abortion, Feminism, Roe v Wade, Women’s Rights
Go to the Guttmacher Institute website for more information.
Filed under: Feminism Tagged: Abortion, Feminism, Pro-Choice, Pro-life
My tweet this morning: “Liberal Groundhog surfaces … sees shadow and runs back into hole … women’s rights too scary to deal with! http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/prince-edward-island/story/2013/01/10/pei-abortion-rights-study-584.html … #peipoli” that was in response to this:
Last night UPEI professor Colleen MacQuarrie released preliminary findings of her research project regarding the practise of sending Island women off-Island for abortion services. Her findings: P.E.I.’s policy of sending women off-Island for abortion services infringes on the rights of disadvantaged women. And what I anticipate to be this PEI gov’ts response – NOTHING – except the scampering of tiny (Read more…)
Hey folks, by now I think you are aware of my positions on pretty much every contentious issue that comes down the pipe. We here at DWR regularly lay waste to the shitty anti-choice arguments that cross our path. We take the time to deconstruct the bullcookery and show people how wrong our opponents are for the edification for all that bother to visit this little corner of the blogosphere.
I want you to go to Everysaturdaymorning’s blog, it is the experiences of people who escort women to a reproductive health centre in Louisville Kentucky.
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If Islanders wondered for even a moment if they made a difference this year fighting for their particular cause, they can rest easy. Proof that you had an impact was in the Premier’s year end interview on CBC Compass where he referenced some portion of Islanders as being people whom he will never please … he’s not able to appease everyone … in otherwords … we are unpleasable. Our Premier would have us believe that those of us who have continued to demand to be heard are no longer just concerned citizens. We are something to be dismissed as irrelevant. He would have us believe that we are wasting (Read more…)
Eventually, surely eventually I will take a big lesson from these experiences and learn to do as my wiser, and usually more educated reproductive rights counterparts do when they see the kinds of anti-choice propaganda that sends me over the edge. I rant, and I call some people some choice names by email and I walk around fuming. What do they do? They get to work. Full stop.
In October, 2012 there was a Pan Canadian day of Reproductive Justice held … well … all across Canada. Kicked-off in Charlottetown because we have the lovely distinction of being the only province in Canada (Read more…)
The Guttmacher Institute is all about giving women the rights to control their reproductive future and of course their bodies. The pro-woman, pro-choice position is based on evidence and facts that no amount of prayer, handwaving or appeals to emotion can over come.
Being that your position(my beloved anti-choicers) is almost always a combination of those three factors it has come time to admit you’ve lost and now its time to move on. I’m sure there are other worthy causes that require your nuanced attention – perhaps trying to get creationism into the school science curricula, or getting
. . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Evidence in Action – Plug your ears now Anti-Choice Advocates.
Brain Trauma inducing thought of the day: By trusting women and giving them control of their reproductive future, less unplanned pregnancies and less abortions will occur. [tick tick tick....head asplodes....]
I know, how crazy is that? Women…you know the ones that have children…are in the best position to decide whether the conditions are right to have a child. (whoops, that’s two brain frying statements in the same post – apologies).
Offering women affordable healthcare (really, it should be universal and free; come join the rest of the civilized world America) makes for a more egalitarian,
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Assuming that the world survives this coming December 21, the United States Supreme Court is expected to rule on two cases in June which could result in the nation-wide legalization of gay marriage.
I cannot forecast with certainty how the court will decide, but supposing for a moment that it rules in favour of marriage equality, the short-term results are easy to predict: conservative commentators across the country will complain of judicial activism, despite having in many cases urged precisely such an overreach one short year before when Obamacare hung in the balance. Right on cue, public support for same-sex
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Hypocrisy is flowing from the anti-choice sites like turds from a overfull diaper. The idea that they are somehow committed to the preservation of life is the weapons-grade bullshite that religious thinking actively promotes. The pious fucks are equating abortion to the recent mass murder at Sandyhook Elementary School.
How dare you?
You (fetus fetishists) purport to have moral standards and then crassly use the murder of children to further your own anti-woman agenda. I’m certainly glad that religion is such a fine moral compass and guide for behaving as a caring empathetic, human being.
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Here is an editorial I wrote, published in The Guardian this past week:
Let’s take discrimination out of Healthcare
At the recent Health PEI Annual General meeting, the slogan that ran with their logo was ‘Safe, Quality Healthcare in tight financial times’. This current government’s way of letting Islanders know that decisions about which services will be provided are made with money in mind. But is the decision-making process at the Department of Health and Wellness really driven by thoughts of money or is discrimination at the core of PEI’s current Healthcare system?
We’ve already seen one blatant example of (Read more…)
Reading though threads on abortion always raises my blood pressure, but it is worth it for gems like this: Dianne: “Either it is okay to abort, or it is okay to rape” Occasionally I shock people by saying that all anti-choice men are, on some level, rapists. Many never complete the act of rape personally*, [...] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Abortion Quote of the Week – Dianne
‘I don’t know if you guys remember me?’ says a young woman standing at a microphone, before a panel at Health PEI’s 2nd annual general meeting. She is soft spoken, her question is studied, her position informed, and her persistance, commendable. She stands in front of what is surely a group of individuals who have nothing new to add to the discussion on why PEI continues to discriminate against women by not providing abortion services within their own province.
In 2011 a young woman from Charlottetown attended Health PEI’s 1st Annual General meeting. She asked about PEI’s lack of abortion services:
‘Abortion Hot (Read more…)
I needed some time to digest this story… Sorry folks but that is a lie. I needed some time to come back to a (relatively) coherent state before I could write reasonably about what went down with Savita Halappanavar. A post filled with nothing but white-hot rage and invective against the pustulant ass-pimples known as [...] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Savita Halappanavar’s Death – Victory for the Irish Catholic “Pro-Life” Murder Brigade
“In the absence of anything else happening, it appears [Conservative] MP Stephen Woodworth’s attempt to re-open the abortion debate had the effect of hardening opinion in favour of legal abortion.”This is why I’m happy to let the Harper Tor… . . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: File Under: Bleeding Obvious
Canadians, thanks to our Charter of Rights and Freedoms, have certain rights. Almost all, however, are not absolute. We have the right to assemble, provided it is peaceful. We are protected from search and seizure, unless the grounds are deemed reasonable. We have freedom of expression, but it is limited in that we can not exercise that right if it promotes hatred. By and large, Canadians are okay with this. Being a mature democracy most citizens recognize that very few things in this world are absolute, except for death and taxes. Maclean’s magazine’s most recent issue has an article (Read more…)
Almost every day of my life I read about the cruelty of religion, its ignorance, its bigotry, its barbarism.But most of the time I just shake my head and don't say anything.For what's the point eh? People will believe what they want to believe,… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: When Religion is Murder
The RA doing what he does best, getting in the face of people who seek to strip people of their status as human beings.
Filed under: Politics Tagged: Abortion, Anti-woman legislation, Pro-life, Pro-life fail, Ultrasounds
Important issue: did you like having control of your ladyparts?
Do get out and vote and stop the republican war on women.
Filed under: Politics Tagged: Abortion, Feminism, Republican War on Women
On International Day of the Girl, Tim Hudak can try to put shiny gloss on the PC Party, he can pretend his party is focused on the economy, but this is what the heart of the Hudak PC Party is, with his frontbench MPP’s sponsoring a news conference supporting the defunding of abortion in Ontario. Any claims about the PC focus on jobs and the economy can’t hide that the MPP’s sponsoring this press conference are both of Hudak’s Labour critics, and his deputy whip. You’ll also remember Hudak’s deputy labour critic Rick Nicholls from this blog, talking about how he “would
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Need fetus porn and bullshit arguments? Look up your local, if you’re unlucky, pro-life chapter. This video illustrates the basic lie that hovers below the surface of much of pro-life land. Being pro-life is *not* about preserving life it is about removing choice from women, thus in reality anti-choice is a much more appropriate moniker for this particular subset of deluded people.
An estimated 40 million abortions will take place in the developing world in 2012. Most of these procedures will be clandestine and unsafe, taking a terrible toll on women’s lives. Reducing the number of unsafe abortions
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