Rebecca Traister’s recent piece on The Cut, “Our Fury Over Abortion Was Dismissed for Decades As Hysterical,” hits hard and directly as what we must do to fight for our reproductive rights in this time of aggressive abortion ban attempts, which ultimately seek to overturn Roe v Wade.Continue reading “The Childfree, Rage, and the Fight to Keep our Reproductive Rights”
This month marks the 40th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade ruling, and TIME‘s recent article, “What Choice? Abortion-rights activists won an epic victory in Roe v Wade. They’ve been losing every since” makes some disturbing points. Here are a few stand outs: Continue reading “Roe v Wade at 40”
First, thanks to all who responded to the short childfree survey in my last post! Of the over 600 responses (and still counting!), here is how responses have shaken out thus far: Continue reading “Reporting Back: Your Take on Childfree Acceptance 2012”
On August 28th, the 2012 We Believe in America Republican Platform was approved. It supports a human life amendment to the Constitution, which would ban all abortions, even in the case of incest and rape. The problem with this part of the platform is Continue reading “An Inconvenient Abortion Truth”
The San Francisco Chronicle had an informative editorial on Obama’s recent contraceptive mandate. But first, if you have not already seen it, here’s a take on the mandate that is definitely worth the watch-Stephen Colbert’s: Continue reading “Ruminations on Religious & Reproductive Liberties of the Contraception Mandate”
In a recent piece on Ms. Magazine‘s blog, Holly Derr asked some provocative questions for anti-abortion Presidential candidates. I too would love to hear their answers to these questions, and actually from anyone who is anti-choice. Here they are. If abortion was illegal: Continue reading “Some Excellent Questions for Abortion Opponents”
Julia Gillard has taken some heat for not having children by choice, and now it’s her sex life that is being satirized. In a recent segment on the Australian comedy show At Home With Julia, there is a controversial scene in which the Gillard character and her partner appear in her office, “post-coital, naked under an Australian flag.” This kind of scene got me thinking… Continue reading “Childfree Prime Minister Julia Gillard Takes Satirical Heat”
There’s a new documentary out about the population problem: Mother: Caring for 7 Billion. It lays out a provocative theory about this problem and how to solve it.
Recent breakthroughs in egg-freezing technology may be a game changer for age-related infertility. As a woman profiled in a recent Vogue article on the topic says, “oocyte cryopreservation” is freeing her from the “tyranny of the expiration date” of being able to have children.
How does it work? What are the pros? What issues does it raise? Check it out. Continue reading “Becoming a Mother: How Old is Too Old?”