Why I Sometimes Wish I’d Had an Abortion

March 7, 2016 at 4:53 pm

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422508_10151380249240106_318511931_nIn a previous blog post, I wrote about how having a baby changed my mind about abortion. The hardship of four years of unplanned parenthood made me change my former staunch pro-life position.

But in this post, I want to be even more explicit. It’s not just that I now support women’s right to choose as some sort of abstract ideology. I actually often regret having a child myself. Especially lately.

I recently posted on Facebook about four abused, neglected siblings who are up for adoption as a package deal. Who knows, maybe their parents were great and CPS just kidnapped them for no reason. But that’s beside the point. The point is there are basically zero happy, healthy, financially-prepared, functioning families out there willing to adopt four kids.

Bees Love Cannabis, Not GMO Corn

March 6, 2016 at 5:56 am

While 37 million bees dropped dead in Canada last week, near a freshly planted field of GMO corn, about a million lucky bees in France are alive and well, taste testing several varieties of cannabis.

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The unlucky bees were victims of a deadly, but legal, neonicotinoid insecticide manufactured by Bayer CropScience – yes that’s the same company that makes your headache medicine. (Isn’t it convenient that nutrient-devoid food leaves us in need of an Aspirin?)

Indigenous Environmental Activist Assassinated After Blocking World’s Largest Dam Builder in Honduras

March 3, 2016 at 8:36 pm

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As with other indigenous peoples around the world, the native Lenca people of Honduras are being pillaged and sacrificed to civilization

Berta Caceres in the Rio Blanco region of western Honduras where she, COPINH (the Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras) and the people of Rio Blanco have maintained a two year struggle to halt construction on the Agua Zarca Hydroelectric project, that poses grave threats to local environment, river and indigenous Lenca people from the region. She gathered with members of COPINH and Rio Blanco during a meeting remembering community members killed during the two year struggle.

Berta Cáceres, the indigenous Honduran woman who saved her people by scaring away the world’s largest dam builder was assassinated yesterday.

According to Global Witness, Honduras is the deadliest country for environmental activists in the world, especially indigenous environmental activists.

Since the US-backed military coup in 2009, almost a third of the country’s land has been stolen and earmarked for mining projects. The new government has approved hundreds of dams around the country to fuel the operations.

One of those dams, near the village of Rio Blanco, would’ve cut off food and water to hundreds of Lenca people.

Circumcision is Child Abuse

March 2, 2016 at 8:06 pm

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The people behind the knife should be behind bars for life

Update: We’ve removed or blurred some of the images to allow us to post this on Facebook. Links to the originals can be found below each image.
thumb Beautiful, brand-new, innocent baby boys are being brutally tortured every 25 seconds in the United States.

Let’s not mince words about it. That’s what circumcision is – torture, sexual assault, genital mutilation, unconscionable child abuse, and one of the most egregious violations of human rights in history.

I understand that this blog post is going to make a lot of people angry and uncomfortable and maybe cost me a few friendships, but that is not my intent. My intent is to shed light on one of the darkest secrets of all time – one I had basically no knowledge about until a few weeks ago.

The mother of an only-daughter, I’ve really had no reason to research circumcision, so I had no idea the horrors it entailed. One of the moms in our peaceful-parenting play-date group posted about it on Facebook a lot, so I asked her what the big deal was in the park last week. She sent me a few links, and I dove in. What a can of worms…