A Message to the Gentlemen

| July 8, 2009

You hear a lot these days about abortion being a “women’s issue.” (No pun intended.) You’ll hear people say that men have no right to an opinion on the subject, though those same people will welcome a man’s opinion if it is “pro choice.”  They will say, though, that it is none of your business […]

The Central Question about Abortion

| July 4, 2009

The thing I think we sometimes forget is that people are human beings, not just causes or issues. I know our nation has forgotten that when it comes to abortion. Abortion has become a political platform, a women’s issue, or a crusading cause. People forget to ask themselves the simple, basic, obvious question: how should […]

A letter to the President

| March 25, 2009

Dear President Obama, I don’t know that you will ever read this; yet I feel I must share my feelings, if nothing else because I know that so many others feel the same way. I hope that if enough people express these same thoughts, they will come to your attention and you may know that […]

I’m a Little Angry… or Maybe it’s a Power Surge

| March 23, 2009

You know how we keep hearing that sex ed is really health education, right? They say that Planned Parenthood is about educating young people about their bodies because those mean Christians would keep them in the dark. It isn’t really about promoting sexual abandon, it’s just about letting them have enough information to make their […]

Why Politics Makes Me Hurt

| August 24, 2008

Many people today put their political labels on such a pedestal that even the “compassionate” learn to harden themselves and even the logical learn not to think for themselves. It doesn’t matter whether you are conservative or liberal, Republican or Democrat, if you let your political persuasion decide your views for you, then you have […]

Says my daughter:

| July 15, 2008

The pro-abortion people say that denying abortion makes women slaves to their uterus; but abortion makes them slaves to their vaginas. There’s nothing I can add.

The Death of Inconvenience

| June 27, 2008

Today I was greeted at the entrance to the store by a man seeking petition signatures to get items on the ballot. One of them was called “Death with dignity.” I cringe even thinking about what it means. “If you have any dignity, you’ll off yourself when you become inconvenient.” If that sounds cynical, ask […]


| January 28, 2008

I’m just sickened when I read the news. One mother is accused of microwaving her baby. Another killed her toddler in a murder suicide as revenge on her ex husband. And there was the recent national news about Baby Grace, whose mother and stepfather tortured and killed her. And I ache and feel nauseated over […]

That New Pill

| June 5, 2007

I don’t know how many times I would have jumped at the idea, when I was younger, to take a pill to make my periods go away. Now that I’m older, they’ve come out with such a pill (a contraceptive) and I’m less enthusiastic. In fact, I’m a little worried. I know everyone has already […]

Bombeck and Feminism

| April 3, 2007

I’m reading a biography of Erma Bombeck, which expresses Erma’s attitude about women’s rights like this: “The problem with the women’s movement is that it’s been too elitist.” Erma meant that the leaders of the movement had usually been women who had never been housewives, had never had children, and, in some cases, had never […]