Sunday, January 21, 2007

Blog for Choice Day

Blog for Choice Day - January 22, 2007

Bush v. Choice, and NARAL Pro-Choice America are proud to announce the second annual Blog for Choice Day.

"Today, Monday January 22nd - "the 34th anniversary of Roe v. Wade - we are asking pro-choice bloggers to join us in a day of activism for choice. Blog for Choice Day is a chance to raise the profile of reproductive rights issues in the blogosphere and the media, and to let everyone know that a woman's right to choose is nonnegotiable.
This year's topic is a simple one: tell us, and your readers, why you're pro-choice.

Sign up for Blog for Choice Day below to let us know that you're planning on devoting at least one post on January 22nd to sharing the story behind your pro-choice beliefs."

Here is a quote I really liked from one of the bloggers signed up for the event:

"I’ve been struck today, time and again, by how ineffective punitive approaches are to securing the health of women, children, families, and communities. But I’ve also been struck by how infrequently women are actually a factor in this debate. So often — too often — we talk about how to ensure healthy children, or healthy births. But as Erica Lyon said in a panel today,[at the National Advocates for Pregnant Women’s National conference in Atlanta] we need to push for a goal of healthy mothers as the building block of healthy families and healthy communities. While it might be more efficient politically to talk about children’s health (and certainly the government focuses on fetal and children’s health usually to the exclusion of concern for pregnant women and mothers), it’s disingenuous.

As the inimitable Loretta Ross, co-founder of SisterSong said today, when we talk about reproductive justice, we need to think holistically about women’s lives and to include the right to have or not to have children, and the right to parent our children."


Rosie said...

Hey Kelley, Thanks so much for stopping by the SMB.

I will be blogging for choice using my normal medium of storytelling. I have a fine and true story to tell and I'm very much looking forward to writing it.

I practice the feminism of extremely dangerous women. It's not at all politically correct...but it scares the piss out of the fellas.

Kelley Bell said...

Hi Rosie,

Glad to meet you.

You will be right at home here.

(Kelley means "Warrior Woman" you know.)

bean said...

Thanks for the link, kelley. I'll look for your Blog for Choice Day post on Monday, and I hope you keep reading A Bird and a Bottle!www

zilla said...

I've picked the wrong time to suspend posting on my blog, I see.

I will say, though, that the single most hideous thing I've ever experienced was my ex's wife dragging my very young daughters to an anti-abortion protest, WITHOUT my permission. Later she was trying to get pregnant via in vitro. She volunteered that any unwanted embryos would be disposed of.

I guess paternalistic dark-ages subjugation of women isn't so convenient when you're desperate for a baby, eh?

You betcherass I called her on her lack of "moral" consistency, and used the opportunity to reiterate that I will continue to encourage my daughters to come to their own rational conclusions about women's issues including hard won reproductive rights.

Now if we could just get those nasty anti-abortion vans to stop traumatizing the innocent children
who have no choice but to see them...

Sorry for being nonproductive here. The whole thing just gets my blood boiling.

Kelley Bell said...

Dear Dog Zilla!
I'm suprised you are not serving time for attacking that woman!

Or are you?

(Just kidding)