Archive for April 2013

Why Chat?

April 21, 2013

Why Chat?

This is the story of the woman who founded Abortion Chat, a blog that has created a safe space for women to talk about an abortion experience. Under “Why Chat?” she very eloquently states the case for the power of talking: This is why I invite you to chat, because you never know if your story will change someone’s life.

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Mini Grant Application Deadline May 15th!

April 17, 2013

Just a reminder that the Abortion Conversation Project is accepting proposals for small grants to engage people in abortion conversation. Please go to our website to download the application and guidelines. 

The Real Conversation

April 16, 2013

The Real Conversation

Here is another aspect of silencing: hijacking a story for your own purposes. Right leaning media, or mainstream media eager for the salacious story, have focused on Dr. Kermit Gosnell, who allegedly ran a sub-standard, criminal practice that served mostly poor black women. Erin Grant, of Philadelphia Women’s Center, puts the focus back on the real conversation we should be having: how lack of public funding and excessive abortion restrictions actually contribute to the existence of Gosnell’s. 

Death threats to new clinic in Wichita

April 11, 2013

Sometimes we wonder how it’s possible to silence millions of people about abortion. One very effective way is to threaten to kill them. When there is a background threat of violence it may not deter the object of the threat– in this case Julie Burkhart of South Wind Women’s Clinic in Wichita, KS. She is opening a clinic in Dr. Tiller’s former office. The threat doesn’t work on heroes like Julie, but it does make ordinary people think twice before standing up and speaking about abortion. We see it all the time in talking to patients and their families.
There is so much violence and violent rhetoric in our culture that we risk turning the channel and not dealing with it. Please catch this video and listen to anti abortion extremists talking about killing abortion providers.
Thank you.

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