We were deeply saddened to hear the news about Savita Halappanavar – a woman who died after being denied a life-saving abortion in Ireland. There are too many stories like Savita’s out there and many countries – other than Ireland – where abortion remains illegal.
Remember Savita and the importance of access to safe and legal abortion in the United States and around the world. Please share this in support.
Monday evening I was watching the hurricane coverage on TV while reading my Twitter feed on my laptop and talking to my friend Workhorse on the phone. It’s getting crazy out there, we agreed, but he said he was making pasta and about to watch some stuff on his DVR. Then the lights flickered. “Uh oh,” I said. “The light just…” He interrupted: ”Oh my god. Oh no.” And then the phone went beep beep beep and we were disconnected. I texted him: Is your power down? are you ok? He replied: lost power… you? The tweets on my timeline came fast and furious: “all the power just went out below 34th street.” Workhorse, like many of my friends, was now in the Dead Zone. My lights, my TV, my computer, my power was still on. I didn’t realize it then, but I’d become a “have” in a city of have-nots.
If you consider yourself “pro-life,” consider that ten times as many children in the U.S. die from inadequate healthcare each year as from late-term abortions. Needless to say, there are numerous other examples of how much more the balance tilts in the Democrat’s direction if we expand the conversation to actually “protecting life,” rather than just preventing abortion.
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