My apologies for my absence on this site and Facebook page lately. By now I should be on my way to El Salvador to visit DH’s family for Christmas. I’ll be back at my desk on Tuesday.
It’s been almost two years since we have gone and our first trip in a long time, in which we are 100% unplugged. Between the elections and my new staff position, DH and I are looking forward to unwinding and dedicating quality time to the kids. Whew!
In the meantime, here are some news items for you to chew on:
I am saddened and angered by the firebombing of a Planned Parenthood clinic in Wisconsin. Anytime I have visited a Planned Parenthood it has been behind bullet-proof glass doors and windows. Will we ever get to a point in our country, in which LEGAL reproductive health services for women are respected? Where civil discourse is embraced and not met with violent means like fire bombings? Sometimes I fear for my children and their generation.
On the flipside, this ad running in Alabama gives me hope. It is of clergy speaking out against the state’s anti-immigrant law, HB 56, and reminding Alabamians that the law is not christian. In related news, I updated MomsRising’s Alabama immigration blog carnival with new stories — reflections — by women delegates who witnessed firsthand the havoc HB 56 has wreaked on families.
Mitt Romney won the GOP presidential primary in Maryland yesterday, according to the New York Times.
What else is in the news? What’s up with you?