things that actually help lower abortion rates:
- comprehensive sex education
- free/easily accessible birth control [x] [x] [x]
- better healthcare to make it more affordable to be pregnant [x]
- paid maternity leave to make it more affordable to raise a child
things that don’t help lower abortion rates:
I spent the week of Christmas with Joslyn. I assisted with her Christmas wrapping and packing to head to her parent’s home. She is a big fan of Jane Austen, which I observed while perusing her bookshelf. A good friend of her’s, Winnie the Pooh, kept me company while she was at work. in the evenings we watched Christmas episodes of her favorite shows such as The Office & Doctor Who while she knit. I perused her Etsy shop, Travel Knits, & sampled her inventory. Joslyn got me in the Christmas spirit with all of her preparation, so I asked for a custom order for a certain bunny. I hope Miss Lizzie Bunnet likes the scarf I got for her. Speaking of bunnies, Joslyn has a new one in her life, a Miss Hazel Bean, given to her on christmas Eve by her sister. I spent some time with the excitable rabbit who dearly made me miss my Lizzie. I’m off to my next host tomorrow so I’ll be one trip closer to her. My next adventure will place in the new year, 2014, and I can’t wait to meet my new host.
I was quite relieved to finally arrive, and my hostess seemed quite delighted to meet me. I later realized that her final exams were coming soon, and she hoped I would prove to be a helpful study partner. We shall see.
Next I met Pepper, one of the FIVE cats in this home! She seemed I different but curious- but very spunky.
Then I met Tessa, the family dog. I am grateful she did not lick me.
I met Calcifer next, the young kitten in the house. He was very sweet, and I look forward to talking to him more.
Some members of the household- such a Oscar here- were less inclined to greet me.
My hostess Ariana’s cat, Ruby, seems like a very motherly figure. She reminds me of Jane a bit.
I love oranges.
While here, I will be staying in this gorgeous house with Kitty, Doggy, and Junior Bear. It’s wonderful! They even gave me some new clothes to try on.
Here’s me and the delightful Junior Bear.
Next I met my other hosts, Darcy Bear (a very handsome fellow, I must say), and Kitty and Doggy- apparently named by Ariana when she was very, very young.
Kitty kindly offered me a flower as a welcoming token. I gladly accepted.
Don’t tell anyone, but I think I look quite beautiful. Beary beautiful, in fact.
Can’t wait to see what adventures I have this week! Thanks!