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Important discussion on pregnancy as illness

Women cannot be trusted to make their own decisions while pregnant, and even if they could we should not let them because society, as whole, has compelling interest in the individual's, thus society's, reproductive success. The mentality that causes women to be berated in public by strangers for drinking coffee (even decaf approved by her OB) is the same idea that leads to a woman being in effect held as a ward of the state in a hospital when she attempts leaving for a second opinion after being ordered 15 weeks' bed rest.

An interesting note in the article that S.Roedder (terrorist that murdered Dr. Tiller,) is stating he killed him because the lives of the pre-born were in "imminent danger," failing apparently to realize the danger is definitely not imminent at all, as the man was in church at the time, clearly not a medical facility, and as he was ushering he was surely not in preparation for an abortion. I'm sure SRoedder has a lock down on his case though.

At any rate, because the government makes far fewer mistakes than the individual, and because things controlled by the government seem to go so well in every other area, it is important that people who are not OBs, who are not Drs, who are not medically licensed staff in any way, make medical decisions and force the hands of those who are. It's important to be sure we have the best idea, that we quorum the most diverse set of minds possible to hash out a solution. Eight heads, however untrained, however uninvolved, however unsolicited, however uneducated, however intrusive, are surely better than three directly involved, educated, solicited, trained and licensed heads. This is fantastic, and to ensure proper implementation starts as soon as possible, all of us as citizens with vested interest in our collective reproductive success should start lecturing pregnant women as to their decisions.

Make no mistake; I don't want to see people getting degrees in this. I don't want to see time wasted going to med school or even reading a book if we can possibly avoid it because what's most important here is that we get as many untrained minds in on the decision making process as possible. So get out there, and start strapping these broads down. God knows they can use all the help we can get them.

Finally, I think we should take the time to write our courts and demand their input on every decision made when a pregnant woman enters a doctor's office. The judges not currently involved surely aren't lazy or ill-intentioned, they just don't realize their help is needed. Every trained professional needs legal interference and every woman that doesn't realize it just needs a hand getting there. Do your part.
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It's not much, but it's better. I don't have strep, the fever broke and sore throat is going down (whoo!), and Sir and I are going to his mother's this week to see if Charlie might be willing to let me drive his caddy that's been sitting in the driveway for a year to be sold. It's an older CTS and they aren't sure if Sir's brother, Daniel, cracked the head when he had it, because it overheats on occasion. It's only a maybe, but it's better than I had! And I'm not $130 worth of sick!
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AB Article


This is a fantastic article. A series of accurate depictions of what happened even at my clinic, things I did. A good read.
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I got home okay. Car went a little nuts outside of Chicago but it was smooth after that. Illinois goes on forever and it and I are not friends. Certainly not now anyway. I drove 13 hours the first night and the last 5 the next morning. It rained literally the entire way here. Texas drivers are nutbags, the weather is fantastic. Sir is beautiful. The roommates are fine, the car is fine and I got here safely. More later.
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I recently turned 25. Maybe early-life crisis, but I have decided to change.

Last weekend I confronted my mother about years of abuse. I was horrified and believed I was going to die immediately upon the words leaving my mouth, but I didn't. Next week I move to Texas. I am leaving my job, the few friends I have left, any family I had left, my space, most of my belongings; my entire life is going to be left behind save for what fits in my car, and I am gone. If a big, potentially catastrophic change is going to be made, now is the time to do it. I've only ever been to Texas twice and I am terrified, but I cannot wait for the change.

Everything a long walk.

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"According to papers Roeder filed today, his possessions amount to a 16yr.-old Taurus and $10, and he only works occasionally at minimum-wage jobs. Yet he managed to finance several 400-mile round trips to Wichita from the KC area in the last month to case the church and know Dr. Tiller by sight, bought a handgun, gas and meals etc. Also, he asked- begged- for bail to be set today, despite his total lack of assets. Obviously, the poor bastard expects someone to post it, all of which leads me to believe that he is not the solitary nutcase the fundies claim he is.

"Somebody had to put him up to it, help him plan it and pay his expenses, and will now feed him to the sharks. Hopefully, and maybe with a bit of psych help, he will realize how he was used and name names."

From http://rudepundit.blogspot.com/2009/06/email-about-george-tillers-killer-non.html

I'm not sure if I feel better or worse.
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Dr George Tiller was shot and killed at his church this morning at 10. This is a terrible loss and I don't know what else to say. I'm so angry right now with lifers and I really hope some of them hop out to protest the fact that their own do these things.
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Rob Dickinson playing Schuba's in Chicago on June 21st, who's coming?
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Vacation going well. Almost killed both myself and Johnny within 30 minutes of picking him up (we're fine, car's a tank, but we really shouldn't be.) Had a car accident at about 70mph on 94 and somehow, not a mark on either of us. Here's to fun first meetings ("Ma'am, I'm just calling to let you know that though I realize your son survived war....thrice, I just killed him...and some guy's Durango.") My car did fuck up some guys Durango as well as a cement median thing, and kept on running I dare say better than before the accident. It's a vampire is what is going on. My car sucks energy out of potential tragedies and goes about it's business more powerful than before and shit-talking to boot.

I get paid today! Then Pilsen with the boys!

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