Bowl-a-Thon blog roundup
Blog roundup: a selection of posts about the National Abortion Access Bowl-a-Thon
Sarah Werthan Buttenwieser, Standing in the Shadows, April 19, 2012: Accidents & bowling "So, you have to love a nine-year old who says, 'Abortion rights? I’m for those, obviously.'"
Avital Norman Nathman, The Mamafesto, April 16, 2012: ...and then we bowled "All day long, as we ran a variety of errands, EZ kept telling folks that 'I’m going bowling later! I’m raising money so people can see a doctor!'"
Katha Pollitt, The Nation, April 9, 2012: Dear Pro-Choice Women of Means "The last time I went bowling was on a blind date in college. Believe me, I would not be humiliating myself in this fashion if I didn’t have to...."
Ann Santori, Halfway to a Midlife Crisis, April 7, 2012: Going balls out! "Because I can’t resist an excuse to make a fool of myself for a good cause..."
Sara Slater, Walk for Choice, Seattle Chapter, April 2, 2012: My story "I was 16 years old and realized I couldn't remember my last period..."
Avital Norman Nathman, The Mamafesto, March 26. 2012: Knock 'em down "I’m furious that my son might grow up in a country that allows its government to dictate what happens to a woman’s body (and how that translates to how society views women in general)..."
Sin City Siren, March 21, 2012: Let's go bowling! "You could be the one who helps create a second chance for a promising 14-year-old girl..."
Sarah Werthan Buttenwieser, Standing in the Shadows, March 6, 2012: In another's shoes "Having spent some of my twenties as an abortion counselor, I really do believe that the whole walk a mile in my shoes thing is at the crux of a shift we need to make about women’s agency over our bodies, from abortion to contraception ..."
Julie, Golden Coat Hanger, April 20, 2011: Abortion access saves lives "They could be anyone, co-workers, friends, sisters, mothers, daughters, girlfriends, yourself. It doesn’t have to be this way. Class should never be a cause of death."
Opinioness of the World, May 6, 2011: Bowling for dollars "So what do bowling and abortion have in common, you ask?"
Sin City Siren, April 12, 2011: National Abortion Funds Bowl-a-Thon 2011 "Sometimes it feels dangerous to have a uterus in America..."
Amanda Marcotte, Pandagon, April 11, 2011: Chooooooiiiiiiiiiice "New York Abortion Access Fund is a busy one, because many women who live in areas where anti-choice legislation and anti-choice harassment and terrorism have made access hard come to New York to get abortions..."
Stacey Burns, Abortioneers, March 28, 2011: Just go balls out, already! "I've answered the phones at my local abortion fund hotline and I've heard the resignation in women's voices when the most we can pledge just isn't going to be quite enough..."
Maya Dusenbery, Feministing, March 8, 2011: Human rights, privilege, and why I bowl for abortion access "The right to choose without federal funding for abortion is like the right to an education without a public school system. It’s a mean joke...."
Alex Vesey, Feminist Music Geek, March 4, 2011: We interrupt the feminist music geekery to talk about protecting abortion rights "It’s not a game. It’s about livelihood. I’m willing to do many things, including bowl for it..."
Katha Pollitt, The Nation, April 15, 2010: Help the National Network of Abortion Funds! "Thank heavens for the National Network of Abortion Funds, which helps low-income women pay for their abortion care all over the country..."
Sin City Siren, April 15, 2010: Why Access Is the Name of the Game "If you were a teenage girl in Wasilla who found herself with an unwanted pregnancy … well you might have just been shit outa luck. Fortunately, that was never me. But I knew some girls..."
Abortioneers, April 14, 2010: Bowling for Abortion Access "She's you. She's me. She's your friend. She's your sister. She's your co-worker..."
Amanda Marcotte, Pandagon, April 14, 2010: Gloating and fund-raising "Abortion funds want to help as many women as they can, but there’s simply not enough money to go around."
Sarah Werthan Buttenwieser, Standing in the Shadows, April 14, 2010: Blogging & (Virtually) Bowling for Abortion Access "Here’s a story: a woman came in and she was nearly five months pregnant. She had not known she was pregnant..."
Erin Kate Ryan, RH Reality Check, April 13, 2010: How much is your future worth? "In three and a half years, I’ve talked to a couple hundred women and girls who’ve called the Eastern Massachusetts Abortion Fund..."