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“The A word”

17 Jan

The Chicago Abortion Fund is hosting their annual Roe vs. Wade rally at the Thompson Center this Friday January 20th from 12-1pm!

Dress warm and come get your shouts on!

About Chicago Abortion Fund

Chicago Abortion Fund (CAF) fights to overturn economic barriers to reproductive choice. Through direct service and education/advocacy, CAF assists low-income women in obtaining safe abortion services by providing clinic referrals, negotiated discounts and financial assistance. While we are unable to directly assist all the women in need, we work to extend choice to all low-income women by making the issue of economic access a priority on the agenda of policy makers.

If you are in Chicago and would like to watch our show “The A Word” live, tune in at 8pm on the last Wednesday of every month, public access CAN-TV 21.

Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/chicagoabortionfund

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Chicago-Abortion-Fund/133928452953

Blog: http://www.chicagoabortionfund.blogspot.com/

Would you like some eggnog and a condom?

19 Dec

Every holiday party should have a bowl of condoms next to the bowl of spiked eggnog. A little known fact is that there is an increase in unplanned pregnancies around the holiday season.  This can be attributed to a combination of people getting cozy indoors due to the colder weather and lots of parties to celebrate the season which leads to lots of merrymaking.  People get drunk and silly and inevitably accidents happen.

A good host is a responsible host and thinks of their guests wellbeing.  A really good host will provide a mix of male and female condoms.  A good guest that plans on doing their merrymaking at the host’s abode always finds a towel to lay down…NO ONE likes to find a surprise wet spot, especially one that isn’t their own.  Be courteous, be merry, and use a condom!

 The holidays are a busy time for abortions.

Baby Killer

8 Nov

Baby killer.  That’s what my sister calls me whenever she gets mad at me.  I guess it’s intended to hurt my feelings?  It doesn’t.  In a recent text message conversation she turned on me and called me a baby killer, the devil, and said I needed to go to church.  Excuse me, but when was the last time you set foot in a church my dear?  I told her to watch some George Carlin; it would make her feel a lot better about life.

She calls me a baby killer because I worked at Planned Parenthood.  Why would she think that term would offend me then?  I thought being a pro-baby killer was a prerequisite for the job.  Apparently it’s not because Planned Parenthood (in Chicago) hires employees that think abortion is wrong unless it’s because of rape.  *Gasp*, tis true.  How fucked up is that?

Actually, I didn’t even work in the abortion clinic at Planned Parenthood.  I worked in the family planning clinic which meant the main part of my job was counseling women on birth control to prevent pregnancy.  The other part of my job did include what is called options counseling.  This is provided to women who come in and test positive for pregnancy.

On their intake sheet there is a handy dandy section where they can mark what they want to do about the pregnancy.  1- Continue the pregnancy, 2-Terminate the pregnancy, 3-Adoption, 4-Undecided, or 5-Discuss all options.  Most women know what they want to do before they even come in for the test.   So, if they want to continue the pregnancy I would talk to them about proper prenatal care and applying for Medicaid to cover it.  For adoption I would give them a referral to the Cradle, an adoption agency.

For those that want to terminate, are undecided, or want to discuss all options what I’ve found is those women just really want to know what is involved with the abortion procedure and the difference between the 2 types of abortion procedures.  Any woman considering an abortion I ALWAYS RECOMMEND the surgical procedure with sedation.  Trust me it’ll be the best decision you ever made.

Rick Perry “the most pro-life governor in the United States of America right now”

7 Oct

Rick Perry “the most pro-life governor in the United States of America right now,” proudly states the pastor Robert Jeffress.  He introduced Perry at the Values Voter Summit last night.  If you check out Perry’s website it appears his main focus is on restoring the economy and helping people to get jobs.  His “issues” weren’t abortion or homosexuality.  Instead he’s a little more subtle and his tagline is “Rick Perry Champion of Conservative Principles”.

“Jeffress brought audience members to their feet when he said that Perry stood up “to defund that slaughterhouse for the unborn, known as Planned Parenthood.”

Now, having been a patient and an employee of Planned Parenthood I am appalled by this statement.  And as an informed feminist I’m going to call this statement for what it is-BULLSHIT.  Bullshit plain and simple.  Why are these white men trying to control women’s bodies?  Why should they have power over what a person, particulary a woman can do with her body?  How would they like it if laws were being made about what they could do with their bodies?

The reason these men want power over women’s bodies is because they want to control women with fear.  They are trying to make women “behave” according to their standards.  Their standards consist of only married, heterosexual sex.  Who cares if you have 6 kids? They are hoping you will eventually be so tired because you have 6 kids you won’t have the time or energy for sex anymore, which is how you will prevent further pregnancies.  Or maybe at this point your uterus has fallen out of your vagina and you won’t be able to carry any more pregnancies (I’m not even joking about this).

Another reason these men don’t want women having abortions is because they want “brown” babies.  These white men need “brown” babies to grow up and fight their wars for them.  They want these “brown” babies to grow up and then be imprisoned so they can still have slaves to perform free labor.

I’ll leave you with the wise words of George Carlin to consider.

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