Upcoming DC Event: Intentional Motherhood

I’m excited to announce this upcoming Washington DC event for three reasons. One, I helped to organize it. Two, it brings together two of my favorite topics, birth and abortion. Three, it happens to fall on my birthday! If you are in the DC area, you should come to the event, and wish me a happy birthday.

Intentional Motherhood: Connecting Abortion, Pregnancy, and Birth
Considering the full range of women’s reproductive rights:

The right to affordable birth control.
The right to parent.
The right to choose abortion.
The right to midwifery care.
The right to determine a birth plan.
The right to prenatal care.

Our Bodies Ourselves has provided indispensable information on women’s health and sexuality for more than 40 years. Their newest book, Our Bodies, Ourselves: Pregnancy and Birth addresses the questions and needs of women during pregnancy, childbirth, and the “fourth trimester” of early motherhood.

The DC Abortion Fund is excited to host a a book signing and discussion to explore the many connections between these issues.

Judy Norsigian, Executive Director, Our Bodies Ourselves
Alexis Zepeda, Board Member, DC Abortion Fund
Jill Morrison, Senior Counsel, National Women’s Law Center

Wednesday May 28, 6:30 pm
Hawk ‘n’ Dove, 329 Pennsylvania Ave SE

Capital South Metro

Suggested Donation: $20

All Proceeds Benefit the DC Abortion Fund

If you have questions or are interested in co-sponsoring this event, please contact Betsy Illingworth at betsyillingworth@yahoo.com or Dina Morad at dinamorad@gmail.com

I have yet to read the new OBOS book, but so far I have heard good things about it. After reading What to Expect When You’re Expecting during my thesis work in college, I know we are in desperate need of good pregnancy books that don’t scare women. It’s also a good book because its pretty affordable–only $15! We will be raffling off some books at the event, and Judy Norsigian will be there to sign copies.

Hope you can make it!


3 thoughts on “Upcoming DC Event: Intentional Motherhood

  1. Ice Queen May 13, 2008 / 6:28 pm

    Hi there Radical Doula

    I read your blog with interest. I also, as a UK-based individual worried by the declining state of the NHS, read Dr Crippen at http://nhsblogdoc.blogspot.com/. Dr C has been stirring up some controversy about some UK midwifery practice (not to mention many other controversial topics). Have you come across Dr Crippen (a UK-based GP), what do you think of his views on midwifery, especially independent midwifery as he refers to in his posts on “Rowan Pelling” and “the madwives of Kent”?


  2. Hilary May 13, 2008 / 7:10 pm

    Wow. Sounds phenomenal. I link all of these in my head, too, and define them as rights. And also, the right to informed consent.

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