Thursday, March 13, 2003
The Senate is Chipping Away My Rights
The anti-abortion/women rights majority that controls the Senate has passed the falsely-titled Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003 (S. 3). "Partial-birth abortion" is not a medical term, and if the legislation becomes law and it looks likely it will, physicians will not know what procedure the ban covers and many will stop providing abortion services for fear of prosecution. Because the ban would be applied at any point in a pregnancy--not just in the third trimester--an abortion even in the first two trimesters would be affected.
In addition, the bill ignores the vital need to provide an exemption from the ban for women whose health condition warrants an abortion. The woman's health is not protected at all in this bill! Similar language in a Nebraska law was found unconstitutional by the Supreme Court in Stenberg v. Carhart
This is the start to back alley abortions again, we must fight to keep our rights. Stay Active!
Erin 12:41 PM
Tuesday, March 11, 2003
Life seems to be getting crazy...school, internship , family visits, radio interviews, business plans, exercise, letters to family members not online, dead flowers in vases, toothpaste blobs in the sink, bills due, memos due, dirty car, friends to visit, babies to see, love to make...a funeral to go to this weekend, an impending war, gas prices, and freedom fries!
Erin 11:18 PM
Monday, March 10, 2003
He is going to do it and he is going to do it without UN support. Tell me again how Iraq is a threat to the US, tell me again how Al Queda and Husssein and connected, tell me again how this is not about oil, tell me again how Iraq is not complying with inspectors, tell me again why you don’t care about the innocent Iraqi people that will be harmed and killed during this war, tell me again why it doesn’t matter that the majority of people around the world do not support this war, tell me again why you don’t care that France, Germany, China, Russia will use their veto power against the adoption of resolution 1441, tell me again why you think Turkey cannot be bribed with 2 billion dollars to be used as US military base, tell me again how you are threatening Mexico, Guinea, Angola, Chile, and Cameroon to vote yes to the resolution, tell me again how you have not added the cost of the war to the budget, including the billion dollars per month that has already been spent on preparation for this war, tell me again why national issues are not a chief concern right now…
Contact your Reps and tell them how you feel!
Erin 9:39 PM