More Post Roe – A Mix of Articles

27 Jun

The Editors of The New England Journal of Medicine have weighed in “Lawmakers v. The Scientific Realities of Human Reproduction

“The just-announced U.S. Supreme Court decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization represents a stunning reversal of precedent that inserts government into the personal lives and health care of Americans. Yet it was not unexpected. In the long, painful prelude to the decision, many states have severely limited access to reproductive health care. The fig-leaf justification behind these restrictions was that induced abortion was a dangerous procedure that required tighter regulation to protect the health of persons seeking that care. Facts belie this disingenuous rhetoric.1,2 The latest available U.S. data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Center for Health Statistics are that maternal mortality due to legal induced abortion is 0.41 per 100,000 procedures, as compared with the overall maternal mortality rate of 23.8 per 100,000 live births.3,4

Go read the full post linked above.


When an Adoptive Mother Is Unloving is worth reading even if it only stops one AP from acting the fool, published pre Roe ruling.

“Another is the idea that adopted children should be “grateful” or that they were “lucky” to be rescued; this came up in a number of recollections submitted to me and was sometimes actively used to magnify the child’s sense of not belonging to the family or to anyone; it happened in both families comprised of adopted kids and those with a mix of adopted and biological children.”


A Twitter Thread worth reading, read comments from many adoptees, you may learn a thing or two (click on the date in the first tweet below to see the whole thread).

Ending this post with an amazing article from an Adoptee that is worth reading in its entirety.

Opinion: Take it from an adoptee — choice is what matters


Posted by on June 27, 2022 in Adoption, adoptive parents, biological child


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2 responses to “More Post Roe – A Mix of Articles

  1. pj

    June 27, 2022 at 5:32 pm

    Thanks so much Tao, for all the links !Also, Slate, just published an excerpt from Ann Fessler’s book.

    I marched locally with my Pro-choice adoptee sign. My mom (adopted 4 kids) was Pro-choice.
    My answer to those who tell me I should be grateful I wasn’t aborted…”Same soul, different body.”

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    • TAO

      June 27, 2022 at 6:01 pm

      Will go look for it – I had and read The Girls Who Went Away – it’s nowhere in the house…and had wanted to include it.



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