1. 19:09 18th May 2013

    Notes: 558

    Reblogged from queerbuckthrace

    Tags: pregnancyabortion

    choosechoice:

    thedaysofforever:

    hahaha omfg i love when pro-lifers say “i’d love to adopt/foster WHEN I’M ABLE TO” when asked if they care what happens to a baby after birth. why the fuck do you get to decide when you can and can’t parent but a pregnant woman doesn’t? you are laughable. honestly. 

    This is such an amazing point…

     
  2. 16:21 25th Apr 2013

    Notes: 18799

    Reblogged from serpentking456

    Tags: abortiontw: abortion

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    stfuconservatives:

#oops

    stfuconservatives:

    #oops

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  3. Reminder that while abortion could be considered primarily a women’s issue

    caffeinatedfeminist:

    It is not JUST a women’s issue!

    Trans* men and gender fluid folks can find themselves in need of an abortion too!

    K thanks have a good day! <3

     
  4. Let me tell you some things.

    I used to investigate child abuse and neglect. I can tell you how to stop the vast majority of abortion in the world.

    First, make knowledge and access to contraception widely available. Start teaching kids before they hit puberty. Teach them about domestic violence and coercion, and teach them not to coerce and rape. Create a strong, loving community where women and girls feel safe and supported in times of need. Because guess what? They aren’t. You know what happens to babies born under such circumstances? They get hurt, unnecessarily. They get sick, unnecessarily. They get removed from parents who love them but who are unprepared for the burden of a child. Resources? Honey, we try. There aren’t enough resources anywhere. There are waiting lists, and promises, and maybes. If the government itself can’t hook people up, what makes you think an impoverished single mom can handle it?

    Abolish poverty. Do you have any idea how much childcare costs? Daycare can cost as much or more than monthly rent. They may be inadequately staffed. Getting a private nanny is a nice idea, but they don’t come cheap either. Relatives? Do they own a car? Does the bus run at the right times? Do they have jobs of their own they need to work just to keep the lights on? Are they going to stick around until you get off you convenience store shift at 4 AM? Do they have criminal histories that will make them unsuitable as caregivers when CPS pokes around? You gonna pay for that? Who’s going to pay for that?

    End rape. I know your type errs on the side of blaming the woman, but I’ve seen little girls who’ve barely gotten their periods pregnant because somebody thought raping preteens was an awesome idea. You want to put a child through that? Or someone with a mental or physical inability for whom pregnancy would be frightening, painful or even life-threatening? I’ve seen nonverbal kids who had their feet sliced up by caregivers for no fucking reason at all, you think sexual abuse doesn’t happen either?

    You say there’s lots of couples who want to adopt. Kiddo, what they want to adopt are healthy white babies, preferably untainted by the wombs and genetics of women with alcohol or drug dependencies. I’ve seen the kids they don’t want, who almost no one wants. You people focus only on the happy pink babies, the gigglers, the ones who grow and grow with no trouble. Those are not the kids who linger in foster care. Those are certainly not the older kids and teenagers who age out of foster care and then are thrown out in the streets, usually with an array of medical and mental health issues. Are they too old to count?

    And yeah, I’ve seen the babies, little hand-sized things barely clinging to life. There’s no glory, no wonder there. There is no wonder in a pregnant woman with five dollars to her name, so deep in depression you wonder if she’ll be alive in a week. Therapy costs money. Medicine costs money. Food, clothes, electricity cost money. Government assistance is a pittance; poverty drives women and girls into situations where they are forced to rely on people who abuse them to survive. (I’ve been up in more hospitals than I can count.)

    In each and every dark pit of desperation, I have never seen a pro-lifer. I ain’t never seen them babysitting, scrubbing floors, bringing over goods, handing mom $50 bucks a month or driving her to the pediatrician. I ain’t never seen them sitting up for hours with an autistic child who screams and rages so his mother can get some sleep while she rests up from working 14-hour days. I don’t see them fixing leaks in rundown houses or playing with a kid while the police prepare to interview her about her sexual abuse. They’re not paying for the funerals of babies and children who died after birth, when they truly do become independent organisms. And the crazy thing is they think they’ve already done their job, because the child was born!

    Aphids give birth, girl. It’s no miracle. You want to speak for the weak? Get off your high horse and get your hands dirty helping the poor, the isolated, the ill and mentally ill women and mothers and their children who already breathe the dirty air. You are doing nothing, absolutely nothing, for children. You don’t have a flea’s comprehension of injustice. You are not doing shit for life until you get in there and fight that darkness. Until you understand that abortion is salvation in a world like ours. Does that sound too hard? Do you really think suffering post-birth is more permissible, less worthy of outrage?

    “Pro-life” is simply a philosophy in which the only life worth saving is the one that can be saved by punishing a woman.

    — In reply to a ‘pro-life’ blogger: STFU, Conservatives: When I say I’m pro-life… (via grrrltalk) emphasis mine. (via fuckyeahfeminists)
     
  5. Pro-life Rant

    corelliaantilles:

    epichlexi:

    Why is a “potential” fossil of microbial “life” on Mars considered life, but a developing, growing, ALIVE baby considered not alive?

    Being a vegetarian/vegan vs. not has NOTHING to do with being pro-life or pro-choice.

    How do you think you have a “choice” when it comes to killing another human being? 99% of the time, you made a CHOICE to have sex, odds are in favor that you made a CHOICE not to take adequate precautions. Your choices end there, because your choices should not infringe on anyone else’s right to life.  Yeah, your BABY is an “anyone else”

    For you created my inmost being;
        you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
     I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
        your works are wonderful,
        I know that full well.
    My frame was not hidden from you
        when I was made in the secret place,
        when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.
     Your eyes saw my unformed body;
        all the days ordained for me were written in your book
        before one of them came to be.
    Psalm 139:13-16

    “Before I formed you in the womb I knewyou,
        before you were born I set you apart;
        I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.”
    Jeremiah 1:5

    “A person’s a person - no matter how small!”
    - Dr Seuss

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    I’m gonna stop you right there, OP.

    One, you mention that 99% of the time people who have sex do it voluntarily. If 99% of the time, sex is voluntary, you’re implying that the remaining 1% of the time, non-voluntary sex, also known as rape, happens! Point A, if you’re suggesting that rape only happens 1% of the time, hoo buddy are you EVER downplaying something that shouldn’t be downplayed!!! Point B, if you’re going to criticize someone who was raped for getting an abortion I’m gonna need you to step RIGHT THE FUCK OFF. 

    Two, while it is still common to call a developing fetus a “child” or a “baby” while it’s still in the womb, it’s medically either an embryo or a fetus until it gets born. Do I agree with late-term abortion, when the fetus is closest to getting born/being able survive outside the womb? I don’t fucking know! I haven’t fully formed my opinion of that yet! But to lots of people who strongly consider getting an abortion, they do not look at an ultrasound and have fast-forwards of a future of parenthood. They look at the ultrasound and see a clump of cells that may or may not represent something, good or bad. They might consider those cells a child, sure. But they might also consider those cells a parasite (would you advocate someone being forced to host a tapeworm for nine months?:), or a threat to their ability to live a fulfilling life (social standing or career prospects or economic security, the list goes on and on), or a way for the person who impregnated them to run their life, even!

    Three, believe it or not, abortion really isn’t something most people go about casually!! It’s a fucking heavy decision, whether the pregnancy was wanted or not!! Consider cases where the pregnancy could threaten the life of the person carrying it! Consider cases where there’s a life-threatening condition present in the fetus that would greatly reduce the chance of survival after birth! Consider cases of rape! Consider cases of pregnancy causing dysphoric or phobic reactions! Consider physical, mental, or economic conditions that would cause someone to not be able to carry a pregnancy to term and raise a child! Consider cases of preteens getting pregnant when holy shit, a preteen body ISN’T FUCKING READY TO DEAL WITH THAT! Do you HONESTLY think that in ANY of those cases, somebody would just stroll into a clinic singing Tiptoe Through The Tulips, have an abortion done, and go skipping out like nothing ever happened? NOPE.

    Four, “odds are in favor that you made a CHOICE not to use adequate precautions.”  Wow, way to assume shit, and way to be a judgmental, pretentious snotrag! And you’re disregarding the fact that contraceptives are NOT 100% EFFECTIVE. Condoms break. People miss their pills sometimes. Hormonal BC rings or IUDs can slip out. Non-hormonal insertable contraceptives that are NOT latex condoms, like diaphragms and such, are less effective at preventing pregnancy. Also, consider that sometimes, people can’t get access to contraceptives or never learn how to use them properly!! Sure, unintended pregnancies can and do happen because people don’t use contraceptives, but the way you’re posing your argument almost sounds like you want to blame people for the fact that contraceptives don’t always work. Which is NOT a thing that makes for a valid argument.

    Five, your “microbes on Mars versus fetus” argument doesn’t hold up. A fossil of a microbe on Mars demonstrates that there could have been a life-form on Mars that was capable of surviving independently of the life-form it came from. An embryo or a fetus that cannot survive outside the womb is not the same thing. It can’t survive independently before a certain point in the pregnancy. So yes, fossils of microbes on Mars suggest “life” because the microbe can survive on its own, separately from the microbe(s) that contributed to its existence.

    Six, you’re bible-thumping as if Christianity is a thing that everyone solidly believes in. You seem to work with the idea that Every Person Ever believes the exact same thing you do and believes it with as much conviction as you do. You’re talking down to us as if we’re naughty children in kindergarten who need to be reminded not to take little Johnny’s blocks or push little Suzy into a cubbyhole! Hey guess what! You’re being a condescending snotrag again! And hey, guess what else? NOT EVERYONE BELIEVES IN THE SAME RELIGION AS YOU! The world doesn’t work like that! And wasn’t American society founded with explicit instructions on separation of church and state? Yes it was! And even if you’re not asking the government to ban abortion, it’s still kind of a dick move to use your religion as an excuse to police people’s actions!!

    Seven, you are dishonoring Dr. Seuss with your citation of Horton Hears A Who! When he was alive, he objected so strongly to the use of that book to spread anti-abortion messages that he threatened to sue anti-abortion groups for using it. He did NOT write that book to defend the unborn from “heartless” baby-killers! Here, check out this list of other possible meanings for Horton Hears a Who, tell me what you think of those!

    And finally, eight. The reasoning you give seems to be little more than an attempt to guilt-trip people who have sex, get pregnant, and have abortions into either a) feeling miserable about a really difficult decision they made, or b) bringing a kid into the world in a situation that would end up being extremely unfavorable to parent, child, or both. This mentality is nothing short of fucking POISON. You are not in a position to force your ethical code onto someone in a situation where the well-being of that person may depend on their ability to choose what happens to their own body. You are not in a position to demand that another person allow something to grow inside them and radically alter their body because of beliefs you hold that MAY NOT EVEN BE THE SAME AS THE PERSON MAKING THE DECISION. You are NOT in a position to shame and blame someone for making a decision that affects their body. NOR are you in a position to force compliance with demands that someone have a child just because YOU define having a child as the ONLY option once pregnant, no matter what the circumstances.

    Dear epichlexi, you say that a child is not a choice, but you know what I say?

    A child is not a punishment.

    And the way you make your arguments, you are reducing what you see as a child into a tool to punish someone for violating YOUR personal moral code.

    Good fucking BYE.

     
  6. 14:55 12th Apr 2013

    Notes: 309356

    Reblogged from leknaat

    Tags: abortion

    kristenmastora7:

    gallium-knight:

    Here’s a test:

    I’m holding a baby in one hand and a petri dish holding a fetus in the other.

    I’m going to drop one. You chose which.

    If you really truly believe a fetus is the same thing as a baby, it should be impossible for you to decide. You should have to flip a coin, that’s how impossible the decision should be.

    Shot in the dark, you saved the baby.

    Because you’re aware there’s a difference.

    Now admit it

    woah.

    (Source: the-gallium-knight)

     
  7. Why do we have an abortion rate 20% higher than France’s (and more than twice as high as Germany’s), especially considering most doctors here won’t perform them? The answer is any country that has universal health care, where contraception is free, where child care is free or inexpensive, where there is less poverty because people don’t become bankrupt over medical bills — those societies are simply going to have fewer unplanned and unwanted pregnancies.

    And there the mask gets pulled off the Bart Stupaks and the “Christians.” If the statistics show that countries with government-provided universal health care and nearly-free abortions are, in fact, the countries with the fewest abortions, then why on earth wouldn’t the Right be the first in line to support universal health care?

    Because it isn’t about “universal health care.” It’s about controlling women, period. It’s about sticking your nose in other people’s business. It’s about pushing your religious beliefs on everyone else because voices in your head tell you your Jesus is The One — even though your Jesus never said one single solitary word in any of the four gospels of the Bible about abortion or fertilized eggs being human. You’ve just gone and made it up about “life beginning at conception.” Jesus never said that. The little voice in your head said that, the same little voice that wants your grubby paws on women’s uteruses. You need help. Please get some help and leave the rest of us alone, Mr. Stupak and friends.

    — 

    Michael Moore: My Congressman, Bart Stupak, Has Neither a Uterus Nor a Brain (via veruca-assault)

    I wish I could reblog this 1,000 times.

    (via evangotlib)

    It’s also totally about race.

    (via strugglingtobeheard)

     
  8. fuckyeahchoice:

bandofbrotherslittlesister:

Pro-Choicers have been complaining about the pictures of the born babies so I’ve been trying to get some with pictures of the baby in the womb.
People mourned over the losses on 9/11, but many don’t mourn over the losses from abortion. The number of deaths at 9/11 is the same number of deaths every year from abortion. 

Except the people who died in 9/11 were born, sentient and feeling persons. They had families and dreams and felt pain. They had jobs and lives and family. 
Fuck, you piss me off. 
Worry about the babies people WANT and cannot afford to get prenatal care for or afford to get medical attention for after birth. Worry about people who can’t afford to feed their families nutritious food. 
Basically, here’s a scenario that ( I pray) proves that you are full of shit: You are in an IVF clinic, it is on fire. There is 1 frozen fertilized egg and there is a 4 year old and you can only save one of them, the other will surely perish. 
I’m guessing you chose the 4 year old, right? 

    fuckyeahchoice:

    bandofbrotherslittlesister:

    Pro-Choicers have been complaining about the pictures of the born babies so I’ve been trying to get some with pictures of the baby in the womb.

    People mourned over the losses on 9/11, but many don’t mourn over the losses from abortion. The number of deaths at 9/11 is the same number of deaths every year from abortion. 

    Except the people who died in 9/11 were born, sentient and feeling persons. They had families and dreams and felt pain. They had jobs and lives and family. 

    Fuck, you piss me off. 

    Worry about the babies people WANT and cannot afford to get prenatal care for or afford to get medical attention for after birth. Worry about people who can’t afford to feed their families nutritious food. 

    Basically, here’s a scenario that ( I pray) proves that you are full of shit: You are in an IVF clinic, it is on fire. There is 1 frozen fertilized egg and there is a 4 year old and you can only save one of them, the other will surely perish. 

    I’m guessing you chose the 4 year old, right? 

     
  9. New Study Shows Anti-Choice Policies Leading to Widespread Arrests of and Forced Interventions on Pregnant Women

    misanthropymd:

    stfuprolife:

    •A woman in Utah gave birth to twins. When one was stillborn, she was arrested and charged with criminal homicide based on the claim that her decision to delay cesarean surgery was the cause of the stillbirth.

    •After a hearing that lasted less than a day, a court issued an order requiring a critically-ill pregnant woman in Washington, D.C. to undergo cesarean surgery over her objections. Neither she nor her baby survived.

    •A judge in Ohio kept a woman imprisoned to prevent her from having an abortion.

    •A woman in Oregon who did not comply with a doctor’s recommendation to have additional testing for gestational diabetes was subjected to involuntary civil commitment. During her detention, the additional testing was never performed.

    •A Louisiana woman was charged with murder and spent approximately a year in jail before her counsel was able to show that what was deemed a murder of a fetus or newborn was actually a miscarriage that resulted from medication given to her by a health care provider.

    •In Texas, a pregnant woman who sometimes smoked marijuana to ease nausea and boost her appetite gave birth to healthy twins. She was arrested for delivery of a controlled substance to a minor.

    •A doctor in Wisconsin had concerns about a woman’s plans to have her birth attended by a midwife. As a result, a civil court order of protective custody for the woman’s fetus was obtained. The order authorized the sheriff’s department to take the woman into custody, transport her to a hospital, and subject her to involuntary testing and medical treatment.

     

    (Source: stfuprolifers)

     
  10. stfuconservatives:

    Because laws that limit people’s reproductive choices are only good things when it *doesn’t* cost you money, apparently. The Catholic hospital’s lawyers are arguing that, since the unborn are not people with legal rights under Colorado law, they are not liable for their deaths (the case is a wrongful death suit for the mother, who was 7 months along with twins). And they are correct. A fetus does not have the same rights as a born human being. But Catholics, come on. Either you ideologically believe fetuses are people, or they aren’t. You don’t get to decide which is which when it suits your fancy. Pick one.