Monday, April 30, 2007
Saturday, April 28, 2007
Guess who got a new digital camera?
Friday, April 20, 2007
Though the procedure has a low rate of usage, representing 0.17% of all
abortions in the US in 2000 according to voluntary responses to an Alan
Guttmacher Institute survey,
it has developed into a focal point of the abortion
Thank you, Passerby, for pointing this out.
Revisiting the issue once more
Wednesday, April 18, 2007
Women attacked by the Supreme Court today
Let's talk about what this law is all about...
First, there is NO SUCH THING AS A "PARTIAL BIRTH ABORTION". The procedure is called D&E and is simply a vaginal abortion. It has nothing to do with "late term abortions" as well. This is actually the safest abortion procedure available and therefore is the procedure most used. This now means that women choosing abortions will either have to have abdominal surgery or medically induced abortions; both of which are extremely dangerous to many women. BTW, there is NO provision for the health of the woman. The penalty for performing a D&E is a huge fine and/or jail time for the physician.
This law also allows the father of a fetus to civily sue the woman who chooses an abortion. And in the case of women under 17, the maternal grandparents of the fetus can also choose to sue. That's because we women are just property of our husbands and, if we're younger, our parents, right?
The vote was 5 - 4 in favor of upholding the law. The five justices who voted in favor are the five Catholics on the court - four of which belong to fundamentalist Catholic groups. Both Scallia and Thomas wrote in their decisions that abortion "has no place in the Constitution". Kennedy encouraged the states to further chip away at Roe v. Wade by looking for other "partial birth abortion" procedures to outlaw.
Here's what we can do...
This is a federal law that was passed in 2003 by the Bu$h-held Republican Congress. They CAN undo this law by rescinding it.
Call your Senators and Congresspersons today at 202-225-3121. Let them know you want them to rescind this law immediately. This is the only way to overturn the Supreme Court's bad decision.
Women, fight for your rights and the rights of your daughters and their daughters. Do not let Congress and the Supreme Court dictate to us about our bodies. Act now!
Tuesday, April 17, 2007
When people use guns to solve their problems
Monday, April 02, 2007
Thanks! and please feel free to torture me again
Last week I went to see my doctor for my annual exam. She gave me the normal orders for my yearly mammogram. Then she asked me if I'd ever had a bone density test to which I replied no. So she added that to the menu of the original orders.
Today I went in for my tests. First stop - mammography. The tech was a very nice gal. She began the process of making me contort into odd positions just so she could squeeze my boobs between a large metal plate and a flat plastic pan. Oh fun! To accomplish all of this she had to get into my personal space several times. I wish I'd had my purse because the poor girl is a smoker and she was in dire need of a mint. Great - smashed boobs and cigarette breath in my face. Bleh!
Last stop - osteo. Having never had a bone density test before, I was unsure as to what I'd have to do. As I entered the room I saw a table equipped with a scanner and thought, "Cool, I'll get to lay down." Then my tech, she of the cigarette breath, began to explain how she was going to scan my arm. She placed a contraption on the table an showed me how I needed to place my arm at a 90 degree angle with the elbow flat against the back. The clencher was that I would have to bend to the level of the table. I'm 5'7" tall and that table was about 3 1/2' above the floor. Remember that arthritic knee I was telling you about? It really appreciated the deep knee squat I had to do and hold for about five minutes. I left wondering if they made the little old 80-year-old blue-haired ladies contort like this. Then I thought the little old 80-year-old blue-haired ladies are usually shorter than me so maybe it doesn't hurt them so much.
Come on 50! I am so looking forward to that first colonoscopy.
Psst! Girls, I know I'm grumbling about my tests but I can't stress enough how very important it is to have your annual girl tests. I'm a uterine cancer survivor. I might have found that cancer much earlier if I'd visited an ob/gyn sometime in the eight preceeding years. I learned a rough lesson all those years ago. Don't learn it the hard way like I did.