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Highlighting Our Sheros and Heros

Update: This post was is in no way affiliated with the propagandist, anti-choice message of “Operation Rescue.” Their use of this blog as a means to promote disinformation, suggesting they were in anyway a factor in Dr. Tiller’s choice to retire is disgraceful and inaccurate. Dr. Tiller devoted his life to help women make fully informed medical decisions without being coerced and frightened by a political agenda. Operation Rescue is a dangerous organ of misinformation and promotes violence against women and medical professionals in the due course of their lives. Their agenda is exclusively devoted to engendering fear amongst emotionally vulnerable women seeking safe medical treatment in accordance with the law. Continue reading

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Who is Elana Kagan?

Elena Kagan is the likely nominee to succeed Justice Stevens on the Supreme Court. Kagan, the current Solicitor General is the first nominee in forty years who has not served as a judge. She would be the fourth woman to serve on the court in history, joining Ginsburg, Sotomayor and retired Justice Sandra Day O’Connor

If confirmed she will be the third women to join the bench. Three out of nine women, were getting closer to representing the sex ratio in the US.

Kagan was born to a Jewish Manhattanite family. She attended Hunter College High School and graduated from Princeton University, summa cum laude, with a degree in History in 1981. At Princeton, Kagan received the Daniel M. Sachs Memorial Scholarship. She went on to Worcester College in Oxford where she eventually earned a M.Phil degree in 1983. She graduated Harvard Law in 1983. After working for Williams & Connolly, a litigation firm in Washington, DC, Kagan went on to teach alongside President Obama at the University of Chicago Law School, achieving tenure in 1995. She has notably served the Clinton administration, taught at Harvard Law, where she was later appointed Dean.

As Dean she banned Military recruitment at Harvard in opposition to the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy.

During the Solicitor General nomination process there were rumors that Kagan is gay, which are yet to be publicly confirmed or denied but which are likely to come in to play during her confirmation. At 50 years old, Kagan would be the youngest justice on the court.

President Obama will likely make an made the official announcement nominating Kagan at 10 a.m. Monday in the East Room of the White House.

I’m excited to see how this plays out.

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Happy Abortion Provider Appreciation Day

I just want to say Happy Abortion Provider Appreciation Day.
I want to recognizing that abortions alone are not something to celebrate. But the right to exercise ones choices for their body is something to celebrate. I want to thank the courageous women and men who are so often putting their lives and careers at risk by keeping a valued service available so that no woman has to seek unsafe, un-sterile and life threatening abortions.
I hope that fewer women need to seek their service and use birth control and other contraceptives. I am so grateful that women and doctors are safe under the law. They deserve our appreciation.
I’d like to send my condolences to the family of Dr. George Tiller and those who have lost loves ones at the hands of crazed individuals.

Please continue supporting NARAL and your local Planned Parenthood. Also, check out and support Aspen Baker of Exhale, the first non-political forum for women who have had abortions to tell their unique and individual stories and find support.

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