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Friday, April 07, 2006

Forensic Vagina Specialists

This is beyond disturbing (from AlterNet):
This Sunday's New York Times Magazine cover story will be a profile of a nation 8 years into the complete and total criminalization of abortion. No rape clause, no life of the mother clause. Nothing.

Air America's Rachel Maddow (if you don't listen to her you don't know what you're missing) interviews one of my favorite journalists Jack Hitt on his cover story (click orange buttons to listen or download).

What you find is a nation in a near-Handmaid's Tale dystopia where a mother of three is imprisoned for 30 years, where a woman must wait until her ectopic pregnancy bursts in her fallopian tubes to get surgery, where the mother of a pregnant woman can be prosecuted for giving aid and comfort to her daughter before, during or after an illegal abortion.

The title of this post? The folks who check vaginas for evidence of an abortion procedure. It's real.

Absolutely chilling.

5 Comments:

At 4/07/2006 4:01 PM, Anonymous timmy said...

"The folks who check vaginas for evidence of an abortion procedure"

So, um....you can make a living doing this?

Does anyone know where you would have to go to school for this job? I'm just asking....for a friend.

 
At 4/07/2006 4:19 PM, Anonymous truthseeker said...

Um...tell your friend to call Brian Doyle:
http://wcbstv.com/topstories/topstories_story_097180853.html

 
At 4/11/2006 11:03 AM, Blogger morticia said...

Timmy:

Those vaginas probably aren't the kind that'll get your rocks off for you, unless you like 'em wounded, lacerated and attached to a severely traumatized, terrified woman. But, hey! It takes all kinds!

 
At 4/12/2006 4:06 PM, Anonymous Jordan said...

Forensic Vagina Specialists...this makes me physically sick. The thought that a government could appoint people to poke and prod into women and girs' private parts in search of "criminal evidence." This literally reduces females to nothing more than OBJECTS. Simply disgusting.

 
At 4/12/2006 4:07 PM, Anonymous Jordan said...

Forensic Vagina Specialists...this makes me physically sick. The thought that a government could appoint people to poke and prod into women and girs' private parts in search of "criminal evidence." This literally reduces females to nothing more than OBJECTS. Simply disgusting.

 

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