Join me over at the America Magazine blog today and tomorrow

July 7, 2008 | 9 comments

I’ll be over at the In All Things blog today and tomorrow (Monday and Tuesday), responding to reader questions about my article, A Sexual Revolution. I’ll be “liveblogging, ” i.e. updating frequently and trying to respond to comments as they come in to the extent that I am able. I just now got a look at the first round of questions I’ll be addressing, and they cover a wide variety of topics, including pretty much every aspect of the issues of contraception and abortion. Should be an interesting discussion!


  1. Kerry

    hey Jennifer! Great job with the live blogging– very interesting topics and I love you answers.
    Your blog is my absolute fav!

    The girl, Christy, who asked the question recently (the leader of the Ivy league pro life group) said she’s from Pleasanton- my hometown!
    My sister is getting a highschool pro life group going there– hey Christy if you read this, please respond- we need to unite pro lifers in the Tri Valley!

  2. Soutenus

    A quick note from A Catholic Notebook. . . . you can add your favorite books to the Blogger’s Choice Catholic Reading List until Wednesday. The deadline was extended due to some special requests! I can’t wait to see and share the results at the end of the week. Come on by!

  3. Anonymous


    Thank you for essay in America and for your blog. I’ve only recently stumbled across it. I, too, am a convert and I am now a priest.

    I’m writing because of an issue that I almost never see addressed in the pro-life movement. And that is the question, if abortion is made illegal again, of what kind of punishment should be given to women who procure (or attempt to procure) an abortion.

    It is one thing to punish the provider, but we also punish those who hire a hit man to do their killing for them. How do we deal with women in this situation?

    I think this is one of the real reasons why abortion is legal: we simply don’t want to punish women who may obtain one. (And law enforcement is not anxious to arrest such women, either.)

    To put it more bluntly: we often call abortion murder, but we rarely call for a like punishment.

    I completely agree that life begins at conception, but this is not the only question.

    Perhaps you could help me here.

    Ghost Priest

  4. Alicia

    Jen, your live blogging is wonderful! I wish I was not in the middle of a huge translation project, I MUST have your article translated into Spanish as soon as possible to give it to a pro-life group here in Uruguay. Thank you so much for what you do.

  5. Anonymous


    What an great job answering the questions over at the America magazine blog! I thought you were both charitable and articulate in your answers.

    God bless you for your efforts!

  6. Tausign

    The article was outstanding and the live blog has been full of charity and wisdom.

    Your conversion runs the full spectrum from end to end. (Did I read correctly…Married in a theater with a purple wedding dress?)

  7. Flexo

    Ghost “Priest” —

    Surely you have read “Evangelium Vitae”? Perhaps when you were in the seminary? Or other magisterial documents dealing with women and/or abortion?

    You will find the answers to your questions there.

    (You will also find repeated answers from almost any pro-life group to the what-to-do-about-the-woman red herring.)

  8. Jennifer F.

    Tausign – yes, you read that correctly. Funny story: we didn’t rehearse our vows because we didn’t have them written until the last minute, so we had no idea how long it would take. When the ceremony was all said and done, it only lasted about seven minutes. We were thinking, “Oops! Should have planned that a bit better.” Our friends and family were so surprised when it wrapped up less than 10 minutes before it began. The reception and afterparties lasted for hours though. 🙂

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