mayor mitch landrieu signed a certificate THANKING a militant anti-abortion group for terrorizing new orleans?
no no no no no no no.
WHAT A NOVEL IDEA
these are important stories
this sums up my feelings on the Kendall Jones story.
For those who don’t know, expecting mothers in Finland can fill out a simple form and the government sends them a really fancy “baby box” full of stuff for the baby (and a little stuff for mom), free of charge. A Finnish woman on Reddit responded to people’s curiosity about this box by posting picture of what you get in it. Be jealous, American parents.
…All of which got me to thinking: As reproductive justice activists have long pointed out, despite the saccharine tributes to motherhood on offer from conservatives, the truth of the matter is that real support for motherhood tends to be more strongly correlated with support for reproductive rights. That makes sense, if you give it even a moment’s thought. If you actually respect motherhood, you respect that it’s hard work, both physically and emotionally, and therefore shouldn’t be undertaken lightly, much less forced on the unwilling. With that in mind, how is Finland generally when it comes to respecting women’s reproductive rights?
Pretty good, it turns out. Better than the U.S., for sure. Finland has universal health care and all forms of contraception are on offer, free of charge. Abortion is easier for Finnish women to get, as well, since it is also available free of charge. There are strong limits on it after the first 12 weeks, but since it’s easy to get one in the first 12 weeks, demand for non-health-related abortions after that is really low."