The Fem Spot

Teen pregnancy – oh, the glamour!

Posted in Uncategorized by femspotter on June 2, 2011

June 3, 2011

I am excited to announce the launch of “Babies Having Babies: Bun in the Media” over at Xhibit P. I was asked to write a piece for this edition of pop in perspective. I also did a video interview. Check ’em out and make sure to comment and forward to your friends. Thanks!

Click Here to Read “The Glamour of Teen Pregnancy” by Me

Click Here to Watch My Video Interview

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  1. Amy said, on June 13, 2011 at 5:55 pm

    I thought your video was awesome! I think for me the answer to, “Is abortion good?” is it is good for different scenarios. It’s not good if it’s your chosen form of birth control. It is a right that we have in this country, but at the same time, it is a privilege. Abortion should be respected. I think it is a woman’s responsibility to prevent the unwanted pregnancy (unless a rape as occurred), therefore the decision to have an abortion will not have to be made. Give the unborn baby a chance.

    • femspotter said, on June 13, 2011 at 6:20 pm

      Thanks! I had a lot of fun doing it.

      You outline one of the sources of murkiness in the abortion debate: morality. As a pro-choice advocate, I find myself often being asked to explain my approach to “what if…” scenarios: what if the woman is raped?, what if the baby is the product of incest?, what if the woman finds out she’s having a girl but really wants a boy? (believe it or not, pregnancies are terminated at 18 weeks on this basis), etc. The problem with saying that some abortion is “okay” for one reason and not another is that it puts abortion’s issue of legality under an umbrella of morality. Abortion has be totally legal or totally illegal. It can’t be legal only in cases of rape, for instance – couldn’t somebody claim rape just for the service? On the other hand, many rapes go unreported and unpunished…so that criteria goes out the window because our collective also has a myopic view of rape.

      As Hillary Clinton has said many times, the answer is not to restrict this procedure. The answer is to give women the tools to avoid it: education, birth control, safety, etc.

      I agree with your morals.

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