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Terahertz: Anti-choice Christian front promotes abstinence-only sex ed in Edmonton Schools

Anti-abortion Christian groups are notorious in Canada for setting up “Crisis Pregnancy Centres” as fronts to proselytize to women facing a pregnancy scare and are unsure whether to exercise their legal right to terminate it or not. The Centres are often filled with deceptive anti-choice propaganda and mislead women.

One such front group in Edmonton, . . . → Read More: Terahertz: Anti-choice Christian front promotes abstinence-only sex ed in Edmonton Schools

Trashy's World: Shows in technicolour…

… that some members of the ReformCon caucus are regressive throwbacks to the 19th century. I’m sure they prefer “their women” to stay in the kitchen too. Freaks. (2) Trashy, Ottawa, Ontario

Trashy's World: Yes, M 312 was voted down…

…but I do hope that constituents will remember the names of all of those MPs who voted YEA. You can find out how your MP voted here. (6) Trashy, Ottawa, Ontario

Terahertz: New Abortion Caravan Counter-Protest in photos

On May 29, 2012, anti-choicers led by the Calgary-based Canadian Centre for Bioethical Reform launched their “New Abortion Caravan” in Vancouver. Their goal is to drive their graphic anti-abortion trucks across the country, descending on Ottawa for Canada Day.

After word of this was picked up by the pro-choice community, a counter-protest was hastily thrown . . . → Read More: Terahertz: New Abortion Caravan Counter-Protest in photos

Birth Pangs: GOP Practising Vagina Politics

GOP “government so small it fits in your uterus”. Remember when these people said they were all about jobs, jobs, jobs? What they failed to mention was that the jobs were to be ultrasound techs willing to preform procedures against a woman’s will and Vagina Police.

On Thursday, the Senate took up an amendment . . . → Read More: Birth Pangs: GOP Practising Vagina Politics

Terahertz: CFI Canada: Where are they now?

I haven’t really written about Justin Trottier or CFI Canada since last December, so perhaps it’s a good time to do a “Where are they now” post.

I’ll start with myself, since I don’t claim to have anything to hide. I had re-joined CFI Canada last summer, opting to take advantage of the . . . → Read More: Terahertz: CFI Canada: Where are they now?

Terahertz: Teach safe sex

I was sent this neat info-graphic that discusses the need for comprehensive sex ed in the USA. We can be a bit more smug here in Canada, but we must remain eternally vigilant that our education system relies on the best available information.

Created by: PublicHealthDegree.com

. . . → Read More: Terahertz: Teach safe sex

Terahertz: Shooting themselves in the foot

There’s nothing like the comfort of a majority government to let even the most secretive governments let slip a couple guffahs but rarely do we get multiple instances in a matter of days.

The abortion debate

From the CBC:

A Conservative MP is calling for a special committee to examine when human life begins, a . . . → Read More: Terahertz: Shooting themselves in the foot

Susan G. Komen has a job opening. Karen Handel booted?

Psst. Know anybody who knows anything about PR, handling the public and not creating shit storms?

Komen is looking for a new “Director of Public Policy”, likely to replace the “Senior Vice President of Public Policy”, the lovely Karen Handel, whose talent for mishandling PR and creating shit storms is legendary.

Anyway, if you know . . . → Read More: Susan G. Komen has a job opening. Karen Handel booted?

RedBedHead: Is Siri Anti-Choice?

My wife, who is a pro-choice photographer and activist, sent me a tumblr post the other day about the inability of people using the Siri, personal assistant on the iPhone 4S, to get it to access abortion or birth control services. As the screen grab above demonstrates, while you can’t get Siri to look up . . . → Read More: RedBedHead: Is Siri Anti-Choice?

Red Tory v.3.0.3: Zygotes ≠ “Persons”

While it may be argued in the most technically extreme biological sense that “life begins at conception” as devoutly religious people maintain to be the case, it is a complete absurdity to contend that a fertilized egg (aka a zygote) … Continue reading . . . → Read More: Red Tory v.3.0.3: Zygotes ≠ “Persons”

In The World According To ‘Pro-Lifers’ It’s Best To Just Let Women Die

In some cases, horrific, gory deaths at that. Yes, boys ‘n’ girls, with every fetus fetish bill Rethuglicans, with the help of some ‘friendly’ Democrats, they pass or attempt to pass in a feverish attempt to circumvent Roe v Wade, it just never seems enough for them, nor for their fetus fetish lobbyists. . . . → Read More: In The World According To ‘Pro-Lifers’ It’s Best To Just Let Women Die . . . → Read More: In The World According To ‘Pro-Lifers’ It’s Best To Just Let Women Die

Terahertz: Students get an A in anti-abortion activism

I was going to post this on Canadian Atheist, but I was beaten to the punch by one of my co-authors. It lives here instead. Canada’s biggest secular battlefield is over the publicly-funded Catholic school districts in Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Ontario, but a number of provinces also fund private religious schools to varying amounts. In […] . . . → Read More: Terahertz: Students get an A in anti-abortion activism

Terahertz: More Conservatives hate women

This morning’s ruling was so promising, I thought we might sneak into the weekend without the need to get angry. Too late: Two more Tory MPs are taking swipes at the International Planned Parenthood Foundation. One claims the group conned the government when it applied for and got a federal grant of $6 million over […] . . . → Read More: Terahertz: More Conservatives hate women

Dead Wild Roses: Sauce for the Anti-Choice Gander

Every restriction on access to Viagra I propose below, is either a fact of life, or a legislated restriction, on abortion in at least one, and often many, American states. When the restrictions and their justifications are imposed on men, they look pretty radically man-hating (never mind that being unable to get a hardon is nowhere near as traumatic as going through childbirth against your will), but in their anti-abortion form, it’s not just fringe whackaloons making the arguments I’ll list, it’s people elected to public office. . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Sauce for the Anti-Choice Gander

Terahertz: Next week Kelowna celebrates the fetus

I spent Labour Day weekend camping near Vernon, touring wineries, and enjoying the good life. I highly recommend Arrowleaf Cellars. The trip left me with a longing to live in such a warm, beautiful area, surrounded by delicious food, drinks, and beautiful lakes. Then I read about things like this and the reality of small […] . . . → Read More: Terahertz: Next week Kelowna celebrates the fetus

Dead Wild Roses: Anti-Choice Nuttery on the Web – The Forced Birth Brigade now with Jebus!

Somedays you go looking for trouble, other days you just step in it. On a whim I followed a link from a discussion over at The Drudgeretort back to one of the commenters own little putrid slice of the blogosphere. I was greeted by the feverish ramblings of the delusional in favour stripping women of […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Anti-Choice Nuttery on the Web – The Forced Birth Brigade now with Jebus!

Rethuglicans Despise Regulations Except To Regulate What They Don’t Like & Andrea Mrozek Says That Roe V Wade is Anti-Democratic

There are only three clinics that provide abortions left in the state of Kansas. That is three too many for the Rethuglican Kansas governor. like many other state governors, this winner is finding new fangled, creative ways of circumventing Roe v Wade. They’re doing it by taking a new liking to red tape . . . → Read More: Rethuglicans Despise Regulations Except To Regulate What They Don’t Like & Andrea Mrozek Says That Roe V Wade is Anti-Democratic . . . → Read More: Rethuglicans Despise Regulations Except To Regulate What They Don’t Like & Andrea Mrozek Says That Roe V Wade is Anti-Democratic

Driving The Porcelain Bus: When Pro-Life is not Pro Life

The right’s mirror-image view of life – Opinion – Al Jazeera English This article applies to the Conservatives in Canada too: Excerpt: Yesterday, I pulled up to a drive-through ATM, and sitting in front of me in the line was a car with a license plate… . . . → Read More: Driving The Porcelain Bus: When Pro-Life is not Pro Life

April Reign: The Handmaids Tale Dystopia Meets Reality

April Reign

This story is both a horrific example of the human trafficking going on in the world and a warning as to what could happen to women should the womb police get their way.

Anyone familiar with Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaids Tale will recognize this type of scenario;

In its promotional material, the Asia-based . . . → Read More: April Reign: The Handmaids Tale Dystopia Meets Reality