HB462 Criminal Homicide and Abortion Revisions, the replacement bill for HB12 Criminal Homicide and Abortion Amendments, passed both the House and the Senate yesterday on The Hill. The bill is headed to the Governor’s desk for signing on Monday. The news has hit the New York Times and Ms. Magazine (which references Utah Legislature Watch). … Continue reading The Answer to Solving Problems? Criminalize Everything!
The big news of Utah’s Legislators yesterday was the passage of HB12 Criminal Homicide and Abortion, which will make women criminally liable for intentional miscarriages. The subjective nature of the bill brings potential harm to women in this state. Planned Parenthood of Utah, in its memo sent out yesterday after the vote, stated that: During … Continue reading Women who have miscarriages now at risk….
(Please note sarcasm in last paragraph!)H.B. 200 Informed Consent, which requires ultrasound images to be taken and then displayed to women seeking abortions, if they so choose [to see the images], has generated much controversy, as anything having to do with a woman’s right to choose does. This bill made it through the Utah House … Continue reading Informed Consent: Really?
Someone sent me an email stating that she had made a donation to Planned Parenthood, with great satisfaction, in Sarah Palin's name. A Planned Parenthood donation is tax deductible, where a political donation isn't. And here's the good part: when you make a donation to PP in her name, they'll send her a card telling her that thedonation … Continue reading Send a donation to Planned Parenthood in Sarah Palin’s name
As I listened to a presentation by Planned Parenthood of Utah yesterday on the timeline of sex education in our country, I couldn't help but think how backwards we have been going since the late 1800's when sex education first started being publicly developed. Although I knew about the "trigger law" that Utah was debating … Continue reading Shame on Utah
A friend of mine sent me this yesterday: I just read about this in the American Progress Report. It seems the president of the Oglala Sioux tribe in Pine Ridge takes exception to the ban on abortion signed into law in South Dakota. From Bitch, PhD.: "Cecilia Fire Thunder, the President of the Oglala Sioux … Continue reading Planned Parenthood on the Pine Ridge Reservation
Those are the words of Planned Parenthood who has put out an alert that 11 more states are considering criminalizing abortion - even in cases of rape and incest. The abortion ban signed in South Dakota last week was only the beginning. Eleven more states have proposed criminalizing abortion. The governor of Mississippi, Haley Barbour, … Continue reading “The Dominoes Have Begun to Fall”
Tonight in Salt Lake an event was held to celebrate International Women's Day. Building Global Bridges was held at Westminster College. Tabling was for 1/2 hour prior to the film and panel. Jen of Jen's Green Journal has posted photos and an account of the event. Here are photos from the tabling session:
Today, March 8 marks International Women's Day, the day of the Global Women's Strike. IWD is a day that has been celebrated internationally by women and men and childrenm since 1945. (Scroll down for IWD history). Locally, in Salt Lake City, there will be this event: International Women's Day - "Building Global Bridges" Vieve Gore … Continue reading International Women’s Day
Today marks the 33rd anniversary of Roe v. Wade In 1973, women won control of their reproductive rights when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Roe v. Wade that women have a right to choose as part of their constitutional right to privacy, to terminate a pregnancy during its first two trimesters. Only during the … Continue reading 33 years of women’s constitutional rights being upheld