Can you be pro-choice if you wouldn’t choose abortion for yourself?

Last week I posted a discussion question and asked folks to define what it means to them to be pro-choice. The response that I got from people on Twitter and Facebook was overwhelming. Thanks to everyone who responded.

The diversity of answers people gave me shows that there is such a broad range of thought around what it means to be pro-choice. Most importantly, it’s OK to have a conflicted answer about what “pro-choice” means to you. Rather than getting ourselves trapped in binary frameworks (i.e. “you’re either with us, or against us”), it seems more productive to acknowledge that everyone has their own point of view. When you read on, you’ll get a good sense of why I think there’s a valuable place at the table for each of these opinions. [Read more...]

Friday News Roundup

It’s been a hectic week ya’ll.  Hence the ice cream.  When life hands you bananas, make a split.

Here’s some actual news for you, though.  And a h/t to @manfromfred for sending the link to the Onion video.  Hilarious!

Lila Rose is At It Again – Washington Post
Still Waiting for a Definition of “Forcible Rape” – Washington Post
New Abortion Laws and the Moral Slippery Slope – Huffington Post
What is the Hyde Amendment? – Nantional Network of Abortion Funds

New Law Requires Women To Name Baby, Paint Nursery Before Getting Abortion