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Katha Pollit on Abortion and Her Controversial New Book 'Pro: Reclaiming Abortion Rights'

In Katha Pollitt’s new book Pro: Reclaiming Abortion Rights, the longtime poet, essayist, and columnist for The Nation turns her eye towards the state of abortion today in 2014. 2,433 more words

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I'm only human, of flesh and blood I'm made

I haven’t read the book, but do you really think that would stop me from commenting on it?

I have a PhD, y’know, which means I am more-than-well-qualified to talk about an argument on which I have not laid eyes. 548 more words

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'Obvious Child' for the Web: New Online Course Combats "Abortion Stigma"

Americans love to argue about abortion, in the moral-philosophical sense. Is it right or wrong? In what circumstances is it OK, or allowable? The debate goes back and forth, and so do the laws. 997 more words

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“Nobody is truly indifferent to the ideas in a poem, and to say that you should be indifferent is really to say that poetry is a decorative art, it’s contentless, it’s like making lace or a quilt.”
Katha Pollitt
(b. October 14, 1949)
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'This woman is a MOTHER'! 'Monstrous' Slate writer says abortion gave her 'great power'

It’s called moral degeneracy, and Slate’s Hanna Rosin has it.

Abortion is a social good. So stand up and say it: http://t.co/s4OyKJYEAE pic.twitter.com/tc2jNYcM4v

— Slate (@Slate) …

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Katha Pollitt: The Argument for Abortion

When: Wednesday, October 22 at 7:30PM
Where: Town Hall, 1119 8th Ave
Cost: $5, buy tickets here
Event website

In the United States, 3 out of 10 women have abortions — despite existing barriers to the procedure — and opponents exist on both ends of the political spectrum. 105 more words

small comfort :: katha pollitt

Coffee and cigarettes in a clean cafe,
forsythia lit like a damp match against
a thundery sky drunk on its own ozone,

the laundry cool and crisp and folded away… 85 more words