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Each week, I’ll be posting a list of the most news-worthy and/or inspirational, informative, well-written, thought-provoking, and/or unique posts of the week. While every post and every contributor is valuable to our community, these are the blogs that I feel are must-reads.

July 10- July 16

Stats for this week: 58 posts by 27 writers

HIV in the South: we know what the research says, so why play the blame game?- by AFY_EmilyB

Inside this post:

Emily addresses the points made in a problematic quote from a USA Today article on the disproportionately high rates of HIV in southern states.

“VICTIM pushed boundaries”? What about the murderer?- by AFY_EmilyB

Inside this post:

Emily comments on a homophobic AP headline about the murder trial of 15 year old Lawrence King.

The Life Zone: Anti-Choice Horror Movie Is An Insult to Young People- by dandaman6007

Inside this post:

Kenneth Del Vecchio, a Republican candidate for the New Jersey State Senate, has made a film that he describes as “giv[ing] both sides of the coin,” of views on abortion, where the audience will “walk away not knowing what the filmmaker’s position is.”

In the movie, an old white man presides over three young girls who have been kidnapped for committing a great sin: choosing to have an abortion. They are then kept in a dungeon for the remaining seven months and forced to give birth.

Maybe there’s some nuance here that my feeble woman brain isn’t picking up on, but I’m gonna say that’s pretty damn clear.

Pope Benedict and Condoms: A Touchy Subject- by Amplify_Staff

Inside this post:

Kathleen Reeves of RH Reality Check comments on a Catholics for Choice campaign applauding the Pope’s (mild) acceptance of condom use (in certain situations).

Thank you to everyone who posted a blog this week! You are part of what makes this community great!

~ Samantha
Community Editor

Categories: Abortion, Uncategorized