J & K miserable in Phoenix

Monday, April 24, 2006

My soapbox post.. If you don't like it, you don't have to respond..

An Indiana mother recently accompanied her daughter and her daughter's boyfriend to one of Indiana's Planned Parenthood clinics, but they unwittingly walked into a so-called "crisis pregnancy center" run by an anti-abortion group, one that shared a parking lot with the real Planned Parenthood clinic and was designed expressly to lure Planned Parenthood patients and deceive them.The group took down the girl's confidential personal information and told her to come back for her appointment, which they said would be in their "other office" (the real Planned Parenthood office nearby). When she arrived for her appointment, not only did the Planned Parenthood staff have no record of her, but the police were there. The "crisis pregnancy center" had called them, claiming that a minor was being forced to have an abortion against her will. The "crisis pregnancy center" staff then proceeded to wage a campaign of intimidation and harassment over the following days, showing up at the girl's home and calling her father's workplace. Our clinic director reports that the girl was "scared to death to leave her house." They even went to her school and urged classmates to pressure her not to have an abortion. The anti-choice movement is setting up these "crisis pregnancy centers" across the country. Some of them have neutral-sounding names and run ads that falsely promise the full range of reproductive health services, but they dispense anti-choice propaganda and intimidation instead. And according to a recent article in The New York Times, there are currently more of these centers in the U.S. than there are actual abortion providers. What's more, these centers have received $60 million in government grants. They're being funded by our tax dollars.A bill has just been introduced in Congress to stop the fraudulent practices of fake clinics, but it desperately needs more support. Tell your representative to take a stand: anti-choice extremists must not get away with this any longer!Go to: http://www.ppaction.org/campaign/fakeclinics

Friday, April 21, 2006

Life is crazy

Why is it that all semester has felt moderately manageable but now that the semester is ending I have tests and papers due in every class and all in the same week. SHEESH. All for now. love you all.

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Life as a college student...

I am sorry to all in blog land for my lack of posting, not that I have hundreds of faithful readers or anything but to those few who do, again, sorry. I am a full time student now and I work part time. Since I quit my full time job I have no time for anything. I feel like all I do is go to school, go to work and study/write papers. Don't get me wrong, I am not complaining. I like college a lot better than my old job. I am about to finsh my spring semester and start my summer 1 sememster. I really enjoy my Psych class and am terrified to take the math's I need. I will try to post as often as I can and keep you all updated. In the meantime, I miss you all!