Monday, March 3, 2014

Women Deserve Better - Sonya Renee

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

We Won’t Go Back:

Mark Ruffalo tells the shattering story of his mother’s illegal abortion, on the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the landmark decision recognizing the right of all women to make that very personal decision.

[Cissexist language in the video and description: not only women need abortions, not all women can get pregnant]

Wednesday, August 8, 2012 Thursday, April 12, 2012

stfuprolife:

Bro-choice - Jon Stewart

Al Madrigal reports on location from Oklahoma, where a proposed amendment to its “personhood” bill would effectively outlaw male masturbation.

I was disturbed by many of the comments.  It seemed that people don’t understand satire and the double standard being played here.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012 Tuesday, February 28, 2012
powerpussysays:

TRIGGER WARNING: “Abortion Saved My Life,” by Mikki Kendall
“My two kids at home almost lost their mother because someone decided that my life was worth less than that of a fetus that was going to die anyway. My husband had told them exactly what my regular doctor said, and the ER doctor had already warned us what would have to happen. Yet none of this mattered when confronted by the idea that no one needs an abortion. You shouldn’t need to know the details of why a woman aborts to trust her to make the best decision for herself.”

powerpussysays:

TRIGGER WARNING: “Abortion Saved My Life,” by Mikki Kendall

“My two kids at home almost lost their mother because someone decided that my life was worth less than that of a fetus that was going to die anyway. My husband had told them exactly what my regular doctor said, and the ER doctor had already warned us what would have to happen. Yet none of this mattered when confronted by the idea that no one needs an abortion. You shouldn’t need to know the details of why a woman aborts to trust her to make the best decision for herself.”

Friday, February 24, 2012

mattt-good asked: you know its proven that the death rate went down in women after abortion was legalize and there is somewhere around a 99.99% chance it would go back up if abortion was made illegal

prolongedeyecontact:

kandacelee:

27,000,000 unborn women have died since abortion became legal.

As cis-centric as the definition is, woman means an ADULT female. There are no “unborn women.” Sorry.

But 47,000 ACTUAL pregnant people (most of whom were women) die annually from illegal abortion. That’s down from 70,000. And abortion rates don’t go down when the procedure is banned, all that changes is an increase in the number of pregnant people who die because it’s illegal and unsafe.

While both sides in this debate may have some points, it’s misleading to assert that both sides of the debate are equally rational. We should be glad that the vast majority of teenagers know that contraception is available, but at the same time try to understand why they’re not using it.

A CDC study release earlier this month gave some insight into the major reasons: 31% of teenage mothers didn’t know they could become pregnant at the time they had sex. I’m sorry, but anyone who demonizes easy access to birth control and abortions but at the same time pushes “abstinence-only” education, this statistic rests squarely on your shoulders.

The next largest bracket, 24%, stated that they didn’t use birth control because of pressure from their partner not to do so. We are failing our daughters if they believe that pleasing anyone is worth sacrificing their health, safety and future. The fact that we give a global stage to a man like Chris Brown, who not only beat a woman but failed to display, even once, a sense of true contrition for it, is not encouraging. It’s not exactly fair to compare more liberal states to conservative states in this regard, as many women from conservative states travel to neighboring ones for abortion.

A more apt comparison would be to Europe, which has easy access to birth control, is vastly more sexually liberal, and yet has a drastically lower abortion rate. I wonder why that is?

The ‘Safe, Legal, Rare’ Illusion - NYTimes.com

This commenter is allowed to have opinions. 

(via golden-notebook)

Tuesday, February 14, 2012
In 1973, after Roe v. Wade, abortion became legal but had to be performed in a hospital. That of course was changed later. For the first ‘legal abortion day’ I had scheduled five procedures. While scrubbing between cases, I was accosted by the Chief of the OB/Gyn service. He asked me, ‘How many children are you going to kill today?’ My response, out of anger, was a familiar vulgar retort. About three months later, this born-again Christian called me to explain that he was against abortion but his daughter was only a junior in high school and was too young to have a baby and he was also afraid that if she did have a baby she would not want to put it up for adoption. I told him he did not need to explain the situation to me. ‘All I need to know’, I said, ‘is that SHE wants an abortion.’ Two years later I performed a second abortion on her during her college break. She thanked me and pleaded, ‘Please don’t tell my dad, he is still anti-abortion.’ Physician, Washington State, via The Only Moral Abortion is my Abortion

(Source: seriouslyamerica)

We have anti-choice women in for abortions all the time. Many of them are just naive and ignorant until they find themselves with an unwanted pregnancy. Many of them are not malicious. They just haven’t given it the proper amount of thought until it completely affects them. They can be judgmental about their friends, family, and other women. Then suddenly they become pregnant. Suddenly they see the truth. That it should only be their own choice. Unfortunately, many also think that somehow they are different than everyone else and they deserve to have an abortion, while no one else does.

A physician at an abortion clinic (via fuckititsfriday)

This is from The Only Moral Abortion is My Abortion. If you haven’t read it already, READ IT RIGHT NOW.

-Jess

(via stfuconservatives)