Today is the anniversary of Roe v. Wade and I learned from Feministe that today is Blog for Choice day. (As a complete non sequitur, do you know that I had to give a 5 minute impromptu speech on the 14th Amendment to a group of women and I referenced this case -- only 20% knew what the case was about)
On the subject of abortion, I have a limited amount to say - other than I believe in pro-choice (despite the fact that it's not really about choice unless you happen to not be a poor woman, or a woman of color, or both). If you haven't seen "The Last Abortion Clinic", I urge you to watch it. Pro-choice is losing. Roe does NOT have to be overturned for women to lose their rights; in fact, it might be argued that it is better for the anti-choice side if Roe stays in place and women just go on gullibly believing their rights are protected.
Having said that I don't have much to say, I will also say this: I believe that people who cannot get pregnant should stay the hell out of this debate. If you can and you don't want an abortion -- please, see to it that no one can force you to have one. Reproductive freedom was won at the cost of many women's lives. If you can get pregnant and you do want/need an abortion -- please see to it that no one can force you to not have one. OK, I'm bowing out now as I get that by my own rules, I'm not someone who should be in this debate.
For people who really have something to say, check out the site (scroll down for a list of bloggers participating):
Bush v. Choice (where you, too, can sign up!)
UPDATE: Posts from around the blogroll:
Feminist Law Professors -- offers a GREAT way to show you're pro-choice
Half the Sins of Mankind -- watch her brown hands blog
DeNovo -- State of
Scalia the law
Irish Law -- ::sigh:: There *is* a different opinion and she has it
MuscleHead -- A former pro-lifer (and former law student)
Unblague -- Faced with co-workers going to a Pro-Life march
(en)Gender -- Dealing with the fact that people have sex - Priceless.
Women of Color -- Sexual Violence and American Indian Genocide -- Read it!
Alas, A blog -- It's not all about the U.S.
BlogHer -- A tremendous link round-up and great quote excerpts
Carter's Little Pill -- I don't own much, but I do own my body.
Feministe -- A post in 5 parts, each great.
A Bird and A Bottle -- Blogging for reproductive justice
Magic Cookie -- I've always wondered if becoming pregnant and having a baby would change my views. It hasn't.