Archive for April, 2007
The headline of this post caught my eye and provoked me click the link and read more about it. Here is the sad story in full.
I do not remember stumbling across this information in any of the American media. I wonder why?
I found this link in the right hand column of this blog after the comments section where I installed a Women’s Rights News section. The articles change daily if not more often and are always about women’s issues.
If you have not taken the time to browse these news articles yet, be sure to do so often. The news stories you will f ind make for very interesting reading and will keep you informed of the issues that impact women on a global scale.
According to the St. Louis Post Dispatch, the Archbishop of St. Louis, Raymond Burke, has resigned from the board of the Cardinal Glennon Children’s Foundation, the fundraising arm of Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center because Sheryl Crow will be participating in the fundraiser. Burke said Crow is “well-known as an abortion activist.”
So let me get this right, this nice religious man is choosing not to help the children of St. Louis – children who are alive and in need of medical assistance – because that bad woman Sheryl Crow believes women should have a choice on when they want to have a child?
Something is very, very wrong with this picture.
But hey, I support this man’s right to choose what he wants to do with his own body. If he doesn’t want to help the children of St. Louis – that is his choice.
It is a huge step for a predominantly Catholic country to legalize abortion. I am almost giddy that this has actually happened because it shows that women are finally taking their rightful place in the Mexican society.
However, we all know the fight has only just begun. Conservatives will come out of the woodwork now to protest and try to reverse the decision just like they have worked tooth and nail to do in America.
Funny thing, my husband told me the other day that if Bush and his cronies achieve their goal of making abortion illegal in the US – that will be the day that civil war breaks out in America. He is so right and I replied by stating that I would be on the front lines.
The right for women to choose when and if they will bear children should never, never, never be decided by men – as it was last week in the American Supreme Court. This issue has nothing whatsoever to do with men, yet they insist on pushing their patriarchal notions on women at every turn.