Reproductive Freedoms

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Perhaps George should read this and the relationship between crime and illegal abortion. Maybe then he can use his “intelligence” in the same way he does with oil and Iraq. One wonders, if he could open up abortion clinics next to Wal-Mart healthcare centers and charge private fees, how many clinics would there be in your town? Regardless of how you feel about this issue, it should be available. I personally am offended by the worship of Jesus Christ at a church and Wal-Mart. I don’t ban either of these. I respect that others value these institutions. Instead of acting all crazy like the anti-abortion groups, I simply make sure I don’t need the services of either.

From our friends here: Forty-four percent of maternal deaths because of unsafe abortion worldwide occur in Africa, IPAS, an international sexual and reproductive health and rights organization, said Tuesday, Xhinua/People’s Daily Online reports. More than four million women and girls in Africa undergo unsafe abortions annually, and about 34,000 of them die because of complications from the procedure, Ejike Oji, director of the IPAS country office in Nigeria, said. For example, in Nigeria, where abortion is illegal except to save the life of the pregnant woman, the maternal death rate is about 800 deaths per 100,000 live births, one of the highest rates in the world, Oji said. He added that the majority of the abortions in the country were performed under dangerous conditions and that more than 140,000 such procedures ended in hospitalization resulting from complications. In addition, “social stigma and political pressure render many health care providers unwilling to offer abortion services even within limits of the law,” Oji said. He said that reproductive health networks and partners — such as the Medical Women International Association, the National Council for Women Societies, the Federation of Women Lawyers and Civil Societies Organizations — are increasing their efforts to reform the country’s abortion law to include legal exceptions for rape, incest and the health of the pregnant women (Xhinua/People’s Daily Online, 7/5).

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6 Responses to “Reproductive Freedoms”

  1. glenda Says:

    Nice argument, and i agree.

    I remember when abortions were illegal and a girl who died because she was afraid and desperate. never again should we let that happen.

    And now some states are even considering and passing laws banning abortion when the woman’s life is in danger, in rape and incest cases! What have we come to that the state can support such wrongness and intrusion into our lives!

  2. Adorable Girlfriend Says:

    I wasn’t alive when it was illegal, but I can tell you the cost has prohibited some and lead to dangerous situations as well. It’s very sad. Pregnancy is fundamental to women’s lives and freedom of choice should be available.

  3. Kevin Wolf Says:

    Isn’t it just marvelous that they’re trying to make us into a third world country, with lack of health care, illegal abortion, and depressed wages? I always thought the idea was to move FORWARD.

    Did you see the other recent story about all the federally funded faith-based “clinics” that lie to the women calling for reproductive and/or abortion info, claiming increases in cancer among other crap?

    Fucking hell. Your tax dollars at work.

  4. blue girl Says:

    I always thought the idea was to move FORWARD.

    KW: That sounds like *progressive* thinking to me.

    That sort of thinking may get you thrown into Gitmo — or the smeared by Coultergeist — or something. God knows what anymore.

  5. plover Says:

    The one possible good thing about the hideous South Dakota forced birth law is the possiblity that it may go down in flames at the ballot box in November. SD activists had a lot of success organising the ballot initiative to get the law repealed. If this kind of law can be defeated in South Dakota, that should be a real victory. Maybe a few nuts will even be sentient enough to notice that it’s citizens, not just the Supreme Court, who think women’s rights on this issue need to be upheld.

  6. Adorable Girlfriend Says:

    Yes and thank you for saying that, Plover. Everyone is encouraged to write their own governor in support of abortion. Again, it’s about availability for those who wish to use the services of these clinics. I enjoyed writing to my Gov., Mormon Mitt-the-twit-Romney. Perhaps a few more will write him. If nothing more comes from it than to piss him off and teach him we are a blue state, not red, AG will be satisfied.

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