Abortion Gang New Year’s Resolutions

3 Jan

Every New Year’s, we think about how to improve ourselves, for personal reasons, for professional reasons, and to make the world a better place. This year, in addition to making our own personal New Year’s resolutions, the Abortion Gang has compiled a list of resolutions that we would like ourselves and others to undertake:

For the mainstream pro-choice organizations to embrace reproductive justice in theory and in practice.

For the Abortion Gang to push the confines of reproductive justice even further than in their first year.

For anti-choice proponents to admit when they’ve used false/biased/centuries-old data to try and prove their point.

For mainstream media to refer to those against abortion as “anti-choice” instead of “pro-life.”

For abortion to be seen by the world as a human rights issue, not a relegated to a “women’s” issue.

For state and federal governments to spend their time and resources on improving the lives of their citizens, instead of on deciding whether the contents of a woman’s uterus is “alive.”

For Congress to remove bills that force women to pay for abortion services out of pocket, instead of being covered as a standard medical procedure.

For more television networks to show abortion in a positive, realistic light.

For all pharmacies to be able to dispense the morning after pill to any one who needs it, regardless of age.

What would you like to see happen in 2011?

6 Responses to “Abortion Gang New Year’s Resolutions”

  1. Thomas Randal January 3, 2011 at 7:36 pm #

    Just a thought – If you people (as in, people who are pro-choice, no offense intended) believe that pro-life people should be regarded as anti-choice, then isn’t it fair for those who are pro-life to believe that those who are pro-choice should be regarded as anti-life? Just a thought, again, no offense intended.

  2. Shayna January 3, 2011 at 9:24 pm #

    Thomas – No, it is not fair. Being pro-choice means that women should have the option to carry a pregnancy to term, or not. Not that they SHOULD have an abortion. That is an important distinction that most anti-choice proponents either cannot or willfully refuse to grasp.

  3. Ren January 4, 2011 at 9:18 pm #

    “For all pharmacies to be able to dispense the morning after pill to any one who needs it, regardless of age.”

    all standard medical procedures and medications administered to people under the age of 18 in the us need parental consent. including any clean up should an abortion be botched, with this knowledge I think we should lower the age of consent for all people in the united states to 14 to allow for this issue to be solved

  4. Ross May 9, 2011 at 12:00 am #

    Thomas and Shayna: I must agree with Thomas in that the logical retort to your claim/desire to have (those who promote) the opposing argument labeled “anti-choice” would indeed be to (push to) label your side of the fence “anti-life”. Although I understand the importance of framing, especially in this debate, I think this is a discursively “dangerous” game to play – perhaps one with a slippery slope in some ways and with an element of uncertainty. Mostly,however, it seemed somewhat more trivial and “theoretical” if you will, compared to the other more proactive practical goals stated.


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