Friday, January 4, 2008

Blog for Choice Day

January 22nd, 2008 is Blog for Choice Day. NARAL Pro-Choice America is asking pro-choice bloggers to blog about why they vote pro-choice. You can sign up here, and download Blog for Choice Day graphics here. I'll be participating, and I hope many others do as well.

If you need an incentive to become active about why choice is important, read about how Huckabee won the Republican support in the Iowa caucus last night with support from 35% of the voters present. God help us, I'm having flashbacks to Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale.

4 comments:

Rachel said...

My SO and I laid in bed last night and watched the returns on this one and I cringed when I saw Huckabee won. I told my better half it absolutely terrified me to think that this guy might get elected and take away my right to choose. At 37 I feel I'm too old to have a child and know that despite my best efforts, my birth control could fail and leave me with a child I do not want, didn't ask for and cannot afford to have. Thankfully, the SO and I are in a position that we could travel overseas if such a thing happened, but for many women, this is NOT an option.

America needs to wake up to what is going on here. Overturning Roe V Wade would be akin to bringing back prohibition...one HUGE mistake!

Feminist Gal said...

Oh my goodness, i LOVE that book. Atwood rocks my world, you should read Oryx and Crake, really weird but very well written :)

Angry Grrl said...

The Handmaid's Tale is supposed to be fiction, not prediction, dammit.

Smirking Cat said...

Handmaid's Tale was terrifying because I can totally see it happening. I just added the Blog for Choice Day graphic to my blog. Thanks!