OK, so sending an e-card, made by a sanitary napkin manufacturer (complete with advertising on the card), to celebrate/honor/ sympathize with (???) someone’s period may be a weird idea. See Where Wings Take Dream. But how about an abortion e-card? Exhale, an after-abortion counseling hotline, is now offering the cards on its website. (Read more at the Reproductive Rights Prof Blog.)
Given the blame and anger anti-choice advocates shower on the approximately one third of women who will have an abortion by the age of 45, it seems to me that these cards could be a good idea. At least they are offered by a not-for-profit counseling service that has carefully created a variety of cards to reflect how different women might feel about their abortions. But it might be hard to know which one is the right message to send, since the themes vary quite a bit, from “encouragement” (“you did the right thing”) to ”spirituality” (“healing is possible”).