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I came to abortion work in a rather circuitous way. It was not expected after seven years of strict Catholic schooling and twenty-one Thanksgivings full of staunchly conservative, pro-life family debates. By the time I arrived in Seattle in 1998, a newly graduated college-educated feminist, I had left all of the conservative...

Dear Army of God, Dear Operation Rescue:
 
Hello, It's me. Do you remember? You have frequently spat the words "Baby Killer" and "Nazi" at me. The kinder among you have promised to pray for my soul. There was that time my picture was placed on the Army of God website for entering a Planned Parenthood to assist in...

1. Cross Hairs
 
The proof is there in the two blue lines. A baby blue plus sign confirms I don't have the flu like I'd hoped. I don't feel joy. I feel sick and not just from what I now know to be morning sickness. To me those faint blue lines look like cross hairs. I turn off the light in my bedroom, lay face...

"This Mama works until her back is sore/but the baby's fed and the tunes are pure" -Sleater-Kinney, "Step Aside" from the album "One Beat" Sleater-Kinney's new album "One Beat" was released on August 20th, 2002 on the Kill Rock Stars label. For those of you who have not heard it yet, do yourselves a favor and go buy it. Not...

Ina May Gaskin is an author, activist, innovator, founding member of The Farm, and the modern mother of authentic midwifery. Through her personal practice and writing Ina May Gaskin has been at the forefront of an international movement to promote safe natural childbirth. Hipmama.com Radio talks to Ina May about forty years...

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