Posts Tagged ‘abortion’

Health Care

March 21, 2010

Leaving out any opinion of weather health care reform is on the right track or not… I want to point out that I can’t support it as long as it comes with further restrictions, tying women to a status quo where only those who can afford abortions will be able to get them.

Abortion may remain legal, but so called pro-life groups put women’s lives and livelihoods at risk every day as they work to make abortion more difficult to access, more expensive to obtain.  They try to shame women into giving up their rights, to tell women what to do with their bodies, to make others’ decisions for them.  They harass workers and patients at clinics.  They murder doctors and commit terrorist acts at clinics, yet they are for the good?

Quit shouting “Choose Life” when you are making it clear women don’t have a choice. Quit treating a legal medical procedure as a special exception to health care and reform.  Doctors are in the business of medicine, not religious zealots, not bigoted politicians.

I’m so disappointed in our government right now when I see a deal like this on the horizon that will undermine women further.

CBS, Really?

February 3, 2010

Friedman on CBS’ Running of an Anti Choice Ad on Superbowl Sunday: “The Second Sex at the Superbowl”
CBS continues to defend its right to air this commercial that purports women should “choose life” because they could risk aborting trophy winners. They neglect to address the difference between the choice to attempt to continue a wanted pregnancy and the problem of facing an unwanted pregnancy. There is no “choice” in this choose life ad if women who choose to terminate a pregnancy are vilified for hurting the world of sports. (And what are the odds a child will grow up to be a criminal versus a star football player? Do the math. The defense of “potential” life is one way to snuff out a woman’s potential to make her own decision.)

While CBS will continue with an ad attempting to stop the performance of a legal, medical procedure, despite its stance that it doesn’t do controversial issues… they continue to refuse to air gay dating ads or anything that might shock the “mainstream.”

About 1/3 of women will have an abortion in her lifetime. Yet CBS thinks that “choose life” is the alltime norm and allows “Focus on the Family” run its campaign. (Let’s not forget their anti-gay activism while we consider this.)

So don’t pretend to play impartial by refusing to air certain ads, CBS, because you’re feeding everyone a whole lot of BS.