Blog for Choice 2008!

bfc.jpgIt’s that time of year again – Blog for Choice Day!
The past two years, pro-choice bloggers have come together on January 22nd – the anniversary of Roe v Wade – to write about reproductive health and justice and to keep choice in the national spotlight. And it’s been amazingly successful.
So I hope you’ll join NARAL Pro-Choice America and hundreds of other bloggers again this year for the 35th anniversary of Roe to Blog for Choice. (This year, they’re asking people to write about why they vote pro-choice.)
You can sign up here, and download a Blog for Choice Day graphic here to let your readers know that you’re participating.
And don’t worry, NARAL will send you a reminder about the date and a link to your post will appear on the main Blog for Choice page. Hotness.
Together we can ensure that on January 22, the blogosphere is flooded with pro-choice blogposts.

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10 Comments

  1. j.helene
    Posted January 4, 2008 at 10:16 am | Permalink

    ooo this might actually motivate me to set up a blog like i’ve been meaning to!

  2. Posted January 4, 2008 at 10:56 am | Permalink

    I signed up! Check out my blog: http://randommusingsonlife.blogspot.com
    Come on people, Huckabee won the Republican side of the caucus last night, we need to MOBILIZE!

  3. Posted January 4, 2008 at 11:29 am | Permalink

    I signed up too! Although the focus of my blog is choice anyway, ha ha. Check it out: http://antichoiceantiawesome.blogspot.com/
    I’m so excited – I will be celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Morgentaler decision (the Canadian Roe v. Wade) in Ottawa!! Party in my hotel room afterwards – you’re all invited!

  4. AngryYoungFemme
    Posted January 4, 2008 at 11:43 am | Permalink

    Speaking about choice, has anyone read Judith Warner’s blog piece on surrogate mothers at NYtimes? Thought-provoking stuff and has a lot to do with choice, the toll of pregnancy, rights of the surrogate mother and that of the mother-to-be. Wombs for rent, anyone?
    Here’s the link:
    http://warner.blogs.nytimes.com/

  5. Posted January 4, 2008 at 2:16 pm | Permalink

    My blog will be political for at least one day!
    http://naysmusings.blogspot.com

  6. ldragoon
    Posted January 5, 2008 at 4:17 am | Permalink

    Thanks so much for posting this! I signed up as well. I’m over here, on LJ:
    http://ldragoon.livejournal.com/

  7. Posted January 5, 2008 at 11:44 pm | Permalink

    Signed up and ready to go: check it out at http://antigeny.wordpress.com

  8. Posted January 5, 2008 at 11:45 pm | Permalink

    Signed up and ready to go: check it out at http://antigeny.wordpress.com

  9. Posted January 7, 2008 at 11:02 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for the reminder! I am excited to be participating in this again this year. Last year it sparked quite a bit of discussion and debate at my blog, concern troll and all. Can’t wait to rile things up again! :)

  10. Life
    Posted December 12, 2009 at 5:43 pm | Permalink

    As the teams entered the arena they turned right along the straight and in the centre of the straight were approximately level with the Royal Box. Two flags had been placed on the side of the track and the athletes were requested to salute, on passing the Royal Box, according to the custom of their respective countries. The leaders of all the teams were requested to give the order “eyes right” on arrival at the first flag and “eyes front” on arrival at the second flag. There was no difficulty in the giving of the orders or in the making of the flag salutes.
    The oath was taken by the captain of the Athletic Section of the Australian team, John Landy, the world mile record holder.
    The National Anthem was played by the Royal Australian Air Force band and sung by the choir. The march-out commenced. The athletes did not parade around the track as they had done when entering but marched forward, turned right and proceeded by the shortest route out of the arena. Although the march-in had taken longer than the planned time, as discussed above, some of the lost time had been recovered during other parts of the ceremony which in fact concluded only 7 minutes over time.
    On arrival back in the assembly area the teams, after the flags and name boards had been collected, boarded their buses to return to the Olympic Village. This time, there was no attempt to keep the teams together. The buses were drawn up in one line and when loaded to capacity returned to the Village, not in convoy. The members of the Ballarat contingent returned as they had come, walking to the Richmond railway station and changing trains at Spencer street for Ballarat. They dined on the train and reached the Village on return, about 8.30 p.m.

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