No Game Today.

January 22, 2009

Today is the 36th Anniversary of the judgment on Roe v. Wade.  Hence, it is also Blog for Choice Day.

I’ve done this two years in a row, and wanted to do it today, but I had a therapy session-thing, and it was horrible, and I’m  miserable and exhausted.  I direct you to this post, by The Other Dawn, which I think is quite lovely.

The only other thing I can think of is the scene in The Incredibles where Elastigirl/Helen is flying into hostile territory, and Syndrome sends out missiles to blow up her plane.  Not understanding the situation, she radios the island to get them to call off the attack, while also demanding that her daughter Violet throw up a force-field bubble thing around the plane.  The line that always makes me smirk inappropriately is:  “Violet, do it NOW! Abort, abort, abort! ”

No good?  Okay, how ’bout this from the Prez:

Statement of President Obama on the 36th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade

“On the 36th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, we are reminded that this decision not only protects women’s health and reproductive freedom, but stands for a broader principle: that government should not intrude on our most private family matters. I remain committed to protecting a woman’s right to choose.

While this is a sensitive and often divisive issue, no matter what our views, we are united in our determination to prevent unintended pregnancies, reduce the need for abortion, and support women and families in the choices they make. To accomplish these goals, we must work to find common ground to expand access to affordable contraception, accurate health information, and preventative services.

On this anniversary, we must also recommit ourselves more broadly to ensuring that our daughters have the same rights and opportunities as our sons: the chance to attain a world-class education; to have fulfilling careers in any industry; to be treated fairly and paid equally for their work; and to have no limits on their dreams. That is what I want for women everywhere.”

Yeah, that’s better.


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