Bloggers get busy busting Alito

NARAL's Bush v. Choice blog heats up on the second day of confirmation hearings.

Published January 11, 2006 6:57PM (EST)

If, like me, your brain has turned to mush after hours of listening to Alito tap-dance through the confirmation hearings, you might want to turn away from the TV for a moment and check out some of the smart, sharp commentaries being written by bloggers in NARAL's Bush v. Choice campaign.

Amanda at Pandagon, Bitch PhD., Crissa from Pacific Views and Nancy Keenan, president of NARAL, are just a few of the talented writers keeping their critical ears tuned to Alito's answers. Offering full transcripts of the day's events and eye-opening statistics about the dangerous consequences that a reduction of reproductive freedom could have for American women, the "Blog for Choice" posts strike a welcome contrast to the legalese-laden talking heads on the tube.

Even better, feeling fired up yourself? Add your voice to the pro-choice chorus! NARAL invites all bloggers to join the movement on Jan. 22, the 34th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, for a day of activism for choice. "This is our chance to raise the profile of reproductive rights issues in the blogosphere and the media, and to let everyone know that a woman's right to choose is not negotiable."

Those interested in participating in Blog for Choice should follow the links on the Bush v. Choice Web site.

By Sarah Karnasiewicz

Sarah Karnasiewicz is a freelance writer and photographer based in Brooklyn, N.Y. Until recently, she was senior editor at Saveur magazine; prior to that she was deputy Life editor at Salon. She has contributed to the New York Times, the New York Observer and Rolling Stone, among other publications. For more of her work, visit and Signs and Wonders.

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