Thursday, April 26, 2007

Wall of Protest & Locked

You can be anti-choice for all I care, just not in my vagina.

I just participated in Planned Parenthood's Wall of Protest -- a virtual wall that represents the widespread opposition to courts and politicians invading the most personal health care decisions of women and their families. (That's my post above.)

You can express your outrage over the Federal Abortion ban by posting a photo or video on the Wall of Protest. Visit Wall of Protest to learn more.

Also, I saw a wonderful film last night -- Locked -- about two sister survivors of sexual assault by Juli C. Lasselle. It's an independent film and not in theaters, but I recommend you figure out a way to see it. It's multi-layered, deep and hopeful. Plus, Juli's great, and I'm excited that such a woman is making films.

Monday, April 23, 2007

Awww yeah!

Thick Chicks by Tamara Blue

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Supreme Outrageousness

Ruby Soho Adventures has published a wonderful post on her blog regarding the Supreme Court's decision to uphold the Federal Abortion ban. Read it here.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

A Dark Day for Women's Rights

Today, the Supreme Court upheld the federal abortion ban, which was passed by Congress and President Bush in 2003. The ban criminalizes abortions in the second trimester of pregnancy (12-15 weeks) that doctors and health professionals (including the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the American Nurses Association) say are safe and the best to protect women's health. The ban does NOT include an exception to save the life of a woman. This ban tells women that politicians, not themselves or their doctors, will make their health care decisions.

If you are outraged by the U.S. Supreme Court's failure to clearly and unequivocally sustain the long-established principle that any and all restrictions on abortion must protect women's health, sign the Planned Parenthood pledge at here.

For more info, visit here.

Friday, April 06, 2007

Can I get a hell yeah?!?

We have accepted an offer on our house. I just faxed back the documents. Word.

I'm remaining guardedly optimistic, since this is just the first step in a long process of inspections and paper pushing. BUT, if all goes well, we will be house free on April 27th. (fingers crossed, toes crossed, eyes crossed)

I'll admit, when we got word of the offer on Tuesday, I cried. Well, first I hyperventilated from sheer joy, then I cried. I will miss Carl, as we called her. She was a good house, and we tried to do right by her during our short tenure with her. We'd keep her if we could.

With that said, I am looking forward to a life where we only pay rent, not rent+mortgage. I look forward to a life free of credit card debt. I look forward to saving for a down payment on a new place. We're going to do it right this time.

Team Davidson's NOT in the house, yo.