A 4th year university student from Montreal, Quebec wrote a guest blog in which she denounced the “ever-limiting title of ‘feminist’.” Here’s why: over the the Christmas holidays, there was a news story that two abortionists in New Jersey and Maryland would be charged with multiple counts of murder for committing illegal late-term abortions. Authorities reported that, in addition to having broken the law regarding abortion post-viability both within New Jersey and Maryland, Steven Brigham and Nicola Riley allegedly also kept the corpses of the children they had murdered at their abortion facility in freezers. The guest blogger that brought this story to my attention, said only one site, Jezebel, covered the story and that’s why she’s done with being a “feminist.” Well, now she has two sites covering it.
This is a disturbing story, and it gets worse – the reason these two doctors are getting attention is one particular case – the case of an 18-year-old woman, identified only as “D.B.” D.B sought an abortion at 21 weeks gestation, which is three weeks later than the upper gestational limit in New Jersey. D.B went to the New Jersey facility where the procedure was to be completed. The procedure outlined that it would induce immediate fetal death via injection of digoxin into the baby’s heart, and it was to be completed the following day at the facility in Maryland. D.B., who was accompanied by her mother “C.B.,” was then “operated on” by Riley.
Like someone out of a movie, D.B.’s mother reported that she heard her daughter “screaming and hollering” for two hours. As reported by Live Action, while Riley was trying to find fetal cranial tissue from what she had removed from D.B., she discovered that she had “perforated D.B.’s uterus, shoved the remains of [her] baby into her abdominal cavity, and pulled out part of her bowel.”
Now, I’m not being as flip about the significance of the abortion debate, I’m really not. If you’re anti-choice, that’s your prerogative, and I totally respect that. To you, in fact, the news out of Frisco is probably not something to be happy about.
Still, in times of such bizarre political upheaval, it’s kind of refreshing to see a law … well, you know, upheld. The city’s Board of Supervisors passed a 10-1 reaffirmation last week on a proposal that “would bar pregnancy crisis centers from engaging in false or misleading advertising practices.”
In other words, crisis pregnancy centers will be legally required to put their cards on the table in terms of the degree of services they provide.
From SF Gate:
The legislation targets centers that oppose abortion, and the idea is to assure that women with unplanned pregnancies don’t seek counseling there with the expectation that they’ll be provided a …
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I once had a cultural studies prof gripe, “Why is the first question someone asks you about your new baby, ‘Is it a boy or a girl’? Why don’t they ask if the baby is healthy or how the mother is doing? Why is gender so important that it trumps everything else?”. And he’s right- why is the gender so damn important? It’s a baby- it is going to do baby-like things without any regard for it’s gender. But everyone is dying to find out the sex of their baby, and those that find out the sex before the baby is born will already start to prescribe what the baby wears, plays with and rooms in relation to this unimportant factor. Parents are terrified to have someone approach them to declare, “Oh, what an adorable little boy!” when they are pushing their stroller out and about, and will go so far as to piece their infant’s flesh to …