Browsing All posts tagged under »Bei Bei Shuai«

War on women comes to a head in Indiana

June 27, 2012


Journal Tribune, June 27, 2012 by Maureen Gill Every now and then I read something so outrageous – indeed, terrifying – that it stops me dead in my tracks, and I have to ask what country I’m living in. I look out the window and simultaneously pinch myself and then wonder if the revolution happened […]

Update on Bei Bei Shuai: Bad News From Indiana

June 6, 2012


The Nation, June 6, 2012 by Katha Pollitt Bad news came from Indiana on May 11. The state Supreme Court has refused to review charges of attempted feticide and murder against Bei Bei Shuai. Just before Christmas 2010, Shuai, who was thirty-three weeks pregnant, attempted to kill herself by consuming rat poison after her boyfriend, […]

3 Videos Everyone Who Assumes Women Are Free Should See

April 5, 2012


Huffington Post, April 5, 2012 by Soraya Chemaly Most women (and their spouses), whether personally comfortable with abortion or not, don’t automatically think about whether or not they might end up in jail, arrested while in labor or strapped to a hospital bed to undergo a forced Caesarian when they get pregnant. Laura Pemberton certainly […]

Personhood Measures in Disguise

April 2, 2012


Huffington Post, April 2, 2012 by Lynn M. Paltrow Citizens in Mississippi, once, and Colorado, twice, have resoundingly rejected so called “personhood” measures that would have established the “pre-born” as separate legal persons under the law. There is increasing evidence that when people understand the broad reach of such measures, they vote them down. But […]