Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Yesterday's Roe v. Wade anniversary sparked some great blog posts and articles. Some of my favorites were Maggie's and the articles at Alternet's Reproductive Justice and Gender section. Maggie also mentioned me in today's post, so I'm feeling really flattered.
On a more sickening note, what a day for "Law and Order: Special Victims Unit" to air an episode about someone who steals embryos from a fertility clinic. Not only that, but it's written so that the chief of police takes a special interest in the case because, you know, the 1 day old embryos are people too......only about 2 seconds gets given to the notion that using the term "murder" to describe letting the frozen embryos thaw (and therefore cease to be viable) is totally ridiculous. Way to go, NBC......**head-desk, head-desk**
A lot of crazoids are trying to claim that the death of an embryo or foetus is murder. What's the next step? Will a miscarriage that happens naturally be involuntary manslaughter? How about stillbirth? This is a scary effing precedent....
In music news, I always complain about not getting work. It seems, though, that when I do, it's a flood. I got a call the other night from one of the small opera companies around here, offering me a small role. Rehearsals start immediately and go through the end of February. Shows go into March, after which I've got a couple of weeks and then 2 concerts, almost back to back....oy.....
I hope you have a lovely Wednesday.