Friday, February 26, 2010

Salt Lake State of Mind

Hmmm. I've been thinking about nature long and hard and have decided that we might as well criminalize hurricanes, tornadoes, tsunamis, earthquakes, snow blizzards, and floods. While we're at it, we should sue rainy wedding days, as well as the flu on birthdays.

Sound inhumane, complicated, ignorant, misguided, misdirected, power-hungry, sociopathic, and egotistical?


I've also been thinking about alllll of this:

February 18, 2010: Measure on illegal abortions heads to governor from the Salt Lake Tribune

February 20, 2010: Utah Bill Criminalizes Miscarriage from RH Reality Check

February 24, 2010: In Utah, Miscarriage = Criminal Homicide from Amplify

February 26, 2010: Womb is Utah’s from Feminists for Choice

And, while we're dwelling in the bottom half of the glass:

February 25, 2010: Nebraska bill seeks to ban most late-term abortions based on argument that fetuses feel pain from the Los Angeles Times

February 23, 2010: Four anti-abortion measures receive Oklahoma House panel's approval from NewsOK

February 15, 2010: Legislation would create abortion waiting period in Missouri from the Kansas City Star

February 11, 2010: Kansas bill would bar insurance coverage of most elective abortions from the Kansas City Star

February 7, 2010: Susan Hill - Abortion-clinic owner, 61 from the Philadelphia Inquirer

February 2, 2010: Mississippi abortion initiative could end up in court from WDAM

(Similar efforts have been under way in several other states, including Colorado, Florida, Montana and Nevada.)

February 2, 2010: Anti-abortion group opposes facility's move to E. Knoxville from Knoxville News Sentinel

February 1, 2010: The Invisible Dead from Slate

In the words of a bright friend: GET OUTTA MY LIFE, FEBRUARY.

(Precious gem of the month: Montgomery Council Approves Regulation Requiring Pregnancy Centers in County To Disclose Actual Scope of Their Services from

PS. News involving healthcare reform could not attend this post due to the fact that it's beating dead horses


  1. Also: Iowa woman jailed for falling down stairs while unhappily-pregnant; released only because ER nurse was found to have lied about fetus's gestational age
    (And not because the fall was unintentional or because ER nurse and doc violated patient confidentiality. Who cares about that sort of thing?!)

  2. check out this site for further info about Christine Taylor, the woman who fell down the stairs AND about a fund created for her.

  3. bullywatch - which site are you linking to? i don't see anything.. :(

  4. Oops. Sorry. Here's the link to RH Reality Check that give further background on the story and about a doula, PhD candidate who started a fund for this woman.


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