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Love Means Second Chances » Love Means Second Chances - Love Means Second ChancesWhat’s the only thing that could tear apart three generations of women in a Catholic family in 1991 Brooklyn, New York? Abortion. After becoming pregnant when antibiotics cancel out the pill, Christy, a Julliard student with plans to become an opera singer, decides to keep her abortion a secret. She knows her mother, Carole, will go ballistic if she ever finds out. Carole never considered abortion when she became pregnant with Christy in 1972, even though it was then legal in New York State. Instead, Carole married and gave up her dream of becoming a nurse. Fortunately, her mother-in-law, Mary Louise, took Carole in after her father disowned her for getting pregnant out of wedlock. Mary Louise, whose primary desire is to support whatever the woman wants, acts as a bridge between Christy and Carole as they struggle to find common ground. Love Means Second Chances provocatively explores themes of love and loss, yearning and abandonment, forgiveness and acceptance as mothers and daughters emerge from this crisis to find new beginnings.

  • http://www.lovemeanssecondchances.com/blog-2/ Blog » Love Means Second Chances - May 3, 2015 Open Letter to the Reproductive Rights Movement  – 2 January 22, 2015 Open Letter to the Reproductive Justice Movement on the 42nd Anniversary of Roe v. Wade  – 1 November 7, 2014 “Choice” versus “Reproductive Justice”  October 18, 2013 Why “After Tiller” Is a Must-See Movie Read more »
  • http://www.lovemeanssecondchances.com/blog-2/open-letter-to-the-reproductive-rights-movement/ Open Letter to the Reproductive Rights Movement 2 » Love Means Second Chances - May 1, 2015 On January 22, I wrote a blog that I posted on the website of my pro-choice novel, lovemeanssecondchances.com, entitled “Open Letter to the Movement for Reproductive Justice on the 42nd anniversary of Roe. v. Wade, January 22, 2015.” That was my first mistake. Read more »
  • http://www.lovemeanssecondchances.com/blog-2/open-letter-to-the-movement/ Open Letter to the Movement » Love Means Second Chances - January 22, 2015 Open Letter to the Reproductive Justice Movement on the 42nd Anniversary of Roe v. Wade Dear Sisters: The status of reproductive justice in the U.S. is worse than in the previous 42 years since Roe v. Wade became the law of the land. According to recent Guttmacher Read more »
  • http://www.lovemeanssecondchances.com/blog-2/choice-versus-reproductive-justice/ “Choice” versus “Reproductive Justice” » Love Means Second Chances - November 7, 2014 “Choice” versus “Reproductive Justice” It’s been over a year since I last wrote a blog. The topic was a passionate defense of the award-winning documentary “After Tiller.” The movie profiles the four doctors who were inspired to follow Dr. George Tiller’s example after he was gunned down Read more »
  • http://www.lovemeanssecondchances.com/blog-2/why-after-tiller-is-a-must-see-movie/ Why “After Tiller” Is a Must-See Movie » Love Means Second Chances - October 18, 2013 Why “After Tiller” Is a Must-See Movie Five stars for filmmakers Martha Shane and Lana Wilson for their new documentary “After Tiller,” released commercially in late September. It makes the most compassionate, heart-wrenching, behind-the-headlines case for why women need third-trimester abortions and the four doctors in the Read more »
  • http://www.lovemeanssecondchances.com/blog-2/816-2/ Everyday should be Int’l Day of Action for Women’s Health! » Love Means Second Chances -  June 5, 2013 Everyday should be Int’l Day of Action for Women’s Health! I’m dedicating this blog to my dear sister-in-spirit, June O’Hanlon-Eagle, who died on June 5, 2005. June suffered a massive brain hemorrhage on April 5, 1975, because she took the pill after 40, smoked and was disabled Read more »
  • http://www.lovemeanssecondchances.com/blog-2/hidden-history-before-roe-v-wade/ Hidden History Before Roe v. Wade » Love Means Second Chances - March 29, 2013 Hidden History Before Roe v. Wade By Guest Blogger Barbara Mende It was hard to be a working mother in the sixties. Day care consisted mostly of mothers watching a few children in their homes. The practice of importing live-in au pairs from Europe was just Read more »
  • http://www.lovemeanssecondchances.com/blog-2/take-action-on-international-working-womens-day/ Take Action on International Working Women’s Day » Love Means Second Chances - March 8, 2013 Take Action on International Working Women’s Day One hundred five years ago today, hundreds of women workers, mostly immigrants in what was then called the needle trades, marched in New York City from their tenement homes on the Lower East Side to Union Square, demanding higher pay, Read more »
  • http://www.lovemeanssecondchances.com/blog-2/debating-a-right-to-lifer-up-close-and-personal/ Debating a right-to-lifer, up close and personal » Love Means Second Chances - August 31, 2012 Debating a right-to-lifer, up close and personal I had just turned in a rental car after attending a high school reunion in Rochester, New York, in mid-August, and my bus to New York was due to leave in 25 minutes. So when the young man from the Read more »
  • http://www.lovemeanssecondchances.com/blog-2/speak-up-for-our-right-to-abortion/ Speak up for our right to abortion! » Love Means Second Chances - July 23, 2012 Speak up for our right to abortion! “I want to publish my novel at the time when it will do the most good,” I repeated like a mantra over the many years it took me to write it. That’s probably why I published it at this time Read more »
  • http://www.lovemeanssecondchances.com/blog-2/women-need-contraceptives/ Women need contraceptives — » Love Means Second Chances - April 20, 2012   Women need contraceptives — that are healthy, effective, accessible, and free! While my days of contraceptive use are history (thanks be!), I am reminded of how essential they are to women whenever I serve as a host for Haven.* (havencoalition.org) During the last five years, I’ve probably Read more »
  • http://www.lovemeanssecondchances.com/blog-2/women-need-love/ Women need love » Love Means Second Chances - March 16, 2012 Women need love I wanted to start this blog by talking about love and sex. I am a sucker for romance and all things related to it. But you’d know that if you’ve read about Christy and Ramon, Carole and Jimmy, and Mary Louise and Jim in Read more »
  • http://www.lovemeanssecondchances.com/about-the-author/ About the author » Love Means Second Chances - Susan Elizabeth Davis began to think about this book in 1979. A reproductive justice activist since 1970, Susan became frustrated when she saw the media placing an equal sign between those who support abortion rights and those who oppose them. In late 1979, after fifteen years of editing college Read more »
  • http://www.lovemeanssecondchances.com/why-i-wrote-this-book/ About the book » Love Means Second Chances - Why I wrote the book How I wrote the book About the artwork Reviews Talks Articles  
  • http://www.lovemeanssecondchances.com/why-i-wrote-this-book/why-i-wrote-the-book/ Why I wrote the book » Love Means Second Chances - My primary motivation for writing this novel was to change the increasingly hostile, highly divisive political atmosphere that demonizes abortion and the women who elect it as the ultimate form of birth control. I intentionally did not make this story overtly political, choosing instead to have the three generations of Read more »
  • http://www.lovemeanssecondchances.com/why-i-wrote-this-book/how-i-wrote-the-book/ How I wrote the book » Love Means Second Chances - The inspiration to write a pro-choice novel came to me in an intuitive flash in 1979. It was an obvious goal for a lifelong reader and women’s rights activist. Just what I needed to get beyond the dead-end professional burnout I was mired in. I knew the politics of abortion Read more »
  • http://www.lovemeanssecondchances.com/why-i-wrote-this-book/about-the-artwork/ About the artwork » Love Means Second Chances - The cover that I commissioned  Over the years when I imagined artwork for the cover, I knew it had to be in the tradition of “women’s art.” A friend had a wall hanging made of fabric with three generations of women, their arms entwined, which I often envisioned on Read more »
  • http://www.lovemeanssecondchances.com/why-i-wrote-this-book/about-the-artwork/345-2/ Artist Mimi Babe Harris » Love Means Second Chances - Statement by the artist Who would have thought, when we were young teenagers in an upstate New York high school, that one would write a book and the other would design a cover for that book? Sue Davis and I reconnected at our 25th high school reunion, addresses Read more »
  • http://www.lovemeanssecondchances.com/why-i-wrote-this-book/reviews/ Reviews » Love Means Second Chances -   Dinae Anderson, a New York City high school student and a member of Fight Imperialism, Stand Together (FIST).: “Davis gives a modern voice to the topic of abortion in a fictional story — and does a great job at it. Not only does the book inform the reader Read more »
  • http://www.lovemeanssecondchances.com/why-i-wrote-this-book/articles/ Articles » Love Means Second Chances - Texas strikes blow at poor women Originally published in Workers World Newspaper – Oct. 28 , 2015 Asserting right of poor women to abortion Originally published in Workers World Newspaper – July 16, 2015 Feticide sentencing denounced as racist Originally published in Workers World Newspaper – May 4, Read more »
  • http://www.lovemeanssecondchances.com/why-i-wrote-this-book/articles/bosses-can-deny-birth-control/ Bosses can deny birth control » Love Means Second Chances - Top Court attacks women WW photo: Greg Butterfield By Sue Davis on July 1, 2014 The Supreme Court has done it again. It bestowed new rights on corporations. All a corporation has to do these days is plead for a new interpretation of a law and — abracadabra — Read more »
  • http://www.lovemeanssecondchances.com/why-i-wrote-this-book/articles/rights-for-who-part-3/ Rights for Who? Part 3 » Love Means Second Chances - Rights for women or corporations? Part 3 By Sue Davis Part 1: Rights for women or corporations? Part 2: Rights for women or corporations? Can a for-profit company claim “religious liberty” based on opposition to paying for certain types of birth control for employees under the Affordable Care Act? That’s Read more »
  • http://www.lovemeanssecondchances.com/why-i-wrote-this-book/articles/628-2/ Rights for who? Part 2 » Love Means Second Chances - Rights for women or corporations? By Sue Davis Part 2  Click here for Part 1: Rights for women or corporations? The case of Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby, which was presented to the Supreme Court on March 25, involves the unprecedented, highly controversial issue of a for-profit company’s claim to Read more »
  • http://www.lovemeanssecondchances.com/why-i-wrote-this-book/articles/rights-for-women-or-corporations-part-1/ Rights for who? Part 1 » Love Means Second Chances - Rights for women or corporations? By Sue Davis The Supreme Court heard arguments on March 25 about a highly controversial case involving two for-profit companies that object, on the grounds of “religious liberty,” to the free contraception mandate in the Affordable Care Act. If the justices affirm the companies’ Read more »
  • http://www.lovemeanssecondchances.com/why-i-wrote-this-book/articles/memoir-of-a-midwife-delivers-wisdom-wit/ Memoir of a midwife delivers wisdom, wit » Love Means Second Chances - By Sue Davis Ellen Cohen, who delivered 1,400 babies over nearly three decades, has written an engaging, poignant memoir, “Laboring: Stories of a New York City Hospital Midwife” (CreateSpace, 2013, 159 pages, $15.95). Her purpose is “to illuminate the pain, joy and occasional heartbreak of childbirth, as well as shed Read more »
  • http://www.lovemeanssecondchances.com/why-i-wrote-this-book/articles/reproductive-justice-in-a-sea-of-reaction/ Reproductive justice » Love Means Second Chances - Fighting for reproductive justice in a sea of reaction By Sue Davis What is the state of abortion rights in the United States on Jan. 22, the 41st anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion? Not good. NARAL Pro-Choice America’s national report card for reproductive rights Read more »
  • http://www.lovemeanssecondchances.com/why-i-wrote-this-book/articles/right-to-abortion-is-denied-in-texas-affirmed-in-albuquerque/ Right to abortion » Love Means Second Chances - Right to abortion is denied in Texas, affirmed in Albuquerque By Sue Davis Two polar opposite events affecting women’s right to choose abortion took place on Nov. 19. One was a 5 to 4 Supreme Court ruling that upheld implementation of a Texas law, which has the potential to profoundly Read more »
  • http://www.lovemeanssecondchances.com/why-i-wrote-this-book/articles/courts-strike-1-2-punch-at-reproductive-rights/ Courts & reproductive rights » Love Means Second Chances - Courts strike 1-2 punch at reproductive rights By Sue Davis Reproductive justice took a one-two punch in unrelated court decisions on Oct. 31 and Nov. 1. One court allowed a medically unnecessary law to close many women’s health centers that perform abortions in Texas. The other ruling was a “partial Read more »

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    I received my Cooper Cooler yesterday with much anticipation.After unpacking the unit I took three of my favorite wines to test fit. I found that the Chardonay I drink does not fit in the machine and neither did the Champagne, the slender bottles did fit. Since it seemed like the machine was about a half inch too narrow I called the company and explained my problem. I was told that they were aware that most Champagne will not fit and some of the new special format bottles will also not fit and the company is looking into a solution(make it a half or three quarters inch wider would seem a no brainer).Since I did not test its cooling capabilities I can only tell you that since I could not fit the wine bottles that I normally drink in the machine it did not work at all. Also I am still trying to figure out why anyone would buy this thing to cool a can of soda?

  • Kimberly M Miller - The full-length practice tests were helpful and the study sheets ...

    The full-length practice tests were helpful and the study sheets in the back were especially helpful for studying with limited time. My daughter found that the questions in this book were much more difficult than the ones that were on the actual PCAT exam.

  • Mark E. Swope - I really liked this book

    I really liked this book. I found the characters interesting and it has some nice twists and turns throughout the book. Now I just have to wait for the second book to be released to continue the adventure.

  • Anna B - ugh what a disappointment

    I've been looking for new steak knives for awhile. When this recently came up on lightning deals marked down from the "list" price of $121 to $35 I jumped on it & bought. Disappointed in them even for paying 35! Here's why:

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    I'm not a cardiologist, but I can perform equipment tests with ease. This machine measures my blood pressure with such a huge variation, I can't use the numbers, nor trust them.