How I felt on January 22, 1973

As we near January 22, 2023, the fiftieth anniversary of the Roe decision, I’ve been asked how it felt on that day in 1973.  Initially I felt relieved.  It was a weight off my back.  If birth control failed or wasn’t used, I wouldn’t have to be shamed or maimed.  I wouldn’t have to endure […]

Operation Higher Court

Operation Higher Court So now Politico, Mother Jones, and the New York Times have all written articles on “Operation Higher Court” where a radical, anti-abortion evangelical minister, Rev. D Schenck, orchestrated a highly effective campaign to influence the Supreme Court.  Since he was too well-known and controversial to infiltrate the high court himself, he used […]

Abortion is a Winning Issue

“Abortion is a winning issue,” said Elizabeth Nash, a policy analyst with the Guttmacher Institute, a pro-choice research group. “Voters want people to have bodily autonomy and agency over their lives. That is pretty core to being an American.”  BBC News November 8, 2022 Abortion is a winning issue and one that is not going […]

Be A Hero! Vote!

Be A Hero! The most important thing you can do to defend abortion rights is to vote in the upcoming election on November 8th. If you have time, money, energy or any one of these things, please consider phone banking, or writing postcards, or door to door canvassing.  Contact your local abortion fund to find […]

Say the Word

Say the Word Abortion. Why is it so difficult to say this word? Why do senators, congressmen, presidents, people in all walks of life refer to “reproductive health care”, or “the right to choose.”? Yes, abortion is reproductive health care. Yes, it should be an option for a woman making a choice about her body, […]

The Pink House

If You Needed an Abortion in Mississippi (It was never easy) You have already made the decision to have an abortion, not an easy choice. Now you need to get to the clinic. Remember that there is only one clinic in Mississippi so you may need to drive a long distance. If you don’t have […]

Abortion Then and Now

  There was a time in the early 60s when women’s lives were governed by “couldn’t”s. Women couldn’t get a mortgage, a loan, or a credit card in their own name. Women couldn’t serve on juries, become astronauts, attend an Ivy League school, be appointed to a military academy, or be hired by a major […]

Ode to the Pink House Defenders

Honor them. Praise them. Praise their steadfastness in adversity. Praise their comfort to the seekers. Praise their endurance in the heat. Praise their courage in defense of our rights. Praise their strength in facing the storm. Praise All the Warriors of the Pink House. Praise them for they are defending all of us.