May 3, 1992
Maybe the reason no one has written a song for the pro-choice movement is that the deliberate termination of a human life--whether by abortion, euthanasia, capital punishment or murder--is not lyrically pleasant. KATHY BUNDRANT Corona
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 7, 1990
Being a pro-choice advocate is not an easy job when you happen to be a male. Recently, I attended another pro-choice rally, this time at a Fullerton clinic. As I stood there with my buttons and sign, I listened to the women around me talking to each other. The conversations were full of derogatory statements about men. Now don't get me wrong, women are justified in having many ill feelings about men for the oppressions they've suffered through the ages. But I think the women in the pro-choice movement should try and be more aware of the men who are standing side-by-side with them on this issue, not to mention putting their bodies on the line for women's rights for reproductive freedom.
May 20, 2012
Re "Activist born on a church doorstep," Column One, May 17 C. Roy McMillan shows up almost every day at the last abortion clinic in Mississippi. He taunts anyone entering the clinic. What we have is another self-righteous activist who harasses women already making a tough decision - a decision that is theirs and theirs alone. A decision based on what is best for everyone involved. A decision that he has no right to interfere with. McMillan doesn't realize that he is probably the best advertisement for the pro-choice movement.
April 26, 2004 |
Hundreds of thousands of abortion rights supporters rallied Sunday on the National Mall, railing against what they described as a dozen years of government backsliding on the issue of reproductive freedom for women in the United States and around the world.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 11, 1991
In response to "People Don't Want a Child Like Me," Commentary, Sept. 4: I think that Lillibeth Navarro totally misses the point in her opinion about abortion and the handicapped. The pro-choice movement strongly encourages free speech, but we also believe in free choice. Whether or not the fetus is shown by amniocentesis to be handicapped or not is a moot point! The framework that we are working from is that a woman should be able to control her own reproductive processes rather than having people like Navarro try to step in and make that choice for each and every woman.
October 29, 1989 |
The pro-choice movement lost a vote and won a victory in the House of Representatives last week. Supporters of abortion rights fell far short of the 290 votes needed to override President George Bush's veto of a bill authorizing government-funded abortions for poor women who are victims of rape or incest. By losing the vote, they gained an issue. With a stroke of his pen, Bush cut off Medicaid funding for these women. It is a position he will never be able to explain. It defies common sense.