|—||Anonymous illegal abortion provider, The Last Resort: An Interview With an Illegal Abortion Provider (via rhrealitycheck)|
A vagina said pregnancies are emotionally, physically, financially, and another illy, stressful. Okay, cool. So like, if mankind..I’m sorry, womynkind (just for you vaginas), evolved to the point where you could give another woman who can’t have children your reproductive capabilities.
I believe you definitely should, especially the vaginas. Don’t be a stingy.
I like how instead of replying to me, you just made a new post. But it’s ok, I check the feminism tag.
Again: Even if you wanted to give up a child that would result from pregnancy to someone else, that does not change the fact that the actual act of bringing a pregnancy to term is very emotionally, physically, financially, and mentally stressful. In fact, TOO stressful for many individuals to really go through. If you don’t have the money, you don’t have the money. If the pregnancy could kill you, the pregnancy could kill you. It doesn’t matter if you “could” give another human being your reproductive capabilities if, you know, you actually can’t carry out a pregnancy for some reason.
Not to mention, ANOTHER person wanting to have a child does not trump yOUR right to bodily autonomy. You can not be forced to carry a pregnancy to term for another person the same way you can not be forced to give up an organ to another person.
AS people have pointed out in other replied to that post:
The majority of people who want children are unable to adopt, and as it is, only 2-3% of children [this was 2010, in 2011 this dropped to 1-2%] given up at birth to be adopted through the state are actually adopted. The rest stay in the system until they die or age out, statistically going through at least one abusive foster home.
1 in 3 [children in foster care] will tell a social worker that they wish they had been aborted. 16% of those under 12 will attempt to commit suicide and fail. Another 9% will succeed. Of those that fail, 86% will attempt again, even if removed from the foster family they were with at the time. In foster kids 12-18, 82% will attempt suicide before aging out, of those who do not die prior to reaching 18. in 94% of these cases, they will state that they wish they had never been born, or wish they had been aborted.
(United States Child Protective Services Inter-State Study of Child Welfare in Foster Care, 2010)
I WONDER WHY THEY CAN’T AFFORD TO HAVE A BABY.
Hey look, these women who got abortions They said they made the RIGHT CHOICE!!! even if their emotions were mixed!
OH! And the fact that the older you get the less likely you are ABLE TO EVEN GET ADOPTED?
IT’s my GODDAMN BODY. It’s my baby who is taking nutrients out of my body, draining my financial and emotional state so NO. Don’t tell me what to do.
Another sad commentary on the declining respect for human life from the pro-choice community. I must assume that the proud owner of this vehicle has killed two of her own unborn children and is literally keeping a body count. This is all in an effort to destigmatize the brutal slaughter of the unborn members of our human family. Is this something that you really want to support?
Every innocent human life is valuable and deserves the full protection of the law and fulfillment of the promise of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
Hey there, welcome to Photoshop, where if you look at a blown up enough version of this picture you’ll notice the people stickers have edges and the coat hangers have none.
Also if you think coat hanger abortions are an effort to “destigmatize the brutal slaughter of the unborn members of our human family” instead of an actual dangerous method of inducing abortions that lead to the deaths of thousands of women* without access to safe medical care and control over their bodies then you’re basically saying abortion is more of an outrage than people literally killing themselves to try to take back some control over their lives, and THAT is fucked up.
Do your homework and save your outrage for when you’re off stalking and harassing people entering clinics.
Unborn members of our human family. Who talks like this? Anti-choicers use such flowery language to describe an embryo. They don’t do this when talking about people. They don’t refer to their parents, for example, as born members of their human family. That sounds like you’re an alien from another planet in a person costume who’s unsuccessful in fitting in. They’re trying really hard to convince themselves that embryos and fetuses are much more than they actually are.
"Every innocent human life is valuable and deserves the full protection of the law and fulfillment of the promise of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness."
Including pregnant people, right OP? Oh wait, no. It’s /okay/ to advocate to take away all that from them by, say, restricting their options and forcing them into a situation they don’t want. I forgot.
The point of the term “pro-choice” and the work that pro-choice activists do is to ensure that “choice” encompasses all choices. The choice to have children. The choice to have children when you want to have them. The choice to stop having them after you already have them. It’s the choice to decide for yourself.
Indeed, it’s the same choice Parker made when she chose to have four abortions. Whether or not she regrets those abortions, the fact of the matter is: pro-choice advocacy and the laws which Parker seeks to overturn enabled her to make those choices. And now she would deny those choices to other women because she’s had a change of heart. Now she thinks all women should be forced to give birth against their will. That’s not right. It’s not right and it’s not fair.
Moreover, it’s not reality-based. Women who don’t want to be pregnant will find a way not to be pregnant. Women in Texas are already heading across the border to Mexico to obtain RU-486. “DIY” abortions are on the rise. Simply telling women to “choose birth” ignores that some women simply don’t want to have babies, and no amount of regulations or counseling will change those women’s minds. Choice doesn’t mean “choose birth or choose birth.” That’s not a choice. That’s a mandate. That’s a directive. And that’s a violation of women’s rights as humans.
Imani Gandy, Star Parker and the Gosnell Controversy: She Still Doesn’t Get it (via rhrealitycheck)
I think people really have a hard time getting their heads around the plain and simple fact that people have always had abortions (like, ancient Greece always) and will continue to have them, regardless of legality.
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Abortion bans don’t need exceptions for the life of the mother because of “modern technology and science,” Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) said Thursday.
“With modern technology and science, you can’t find one instance” of an abortion necessary to save the life of the mother, Walsh said after a debate with Tammy Duckworth, his Democratic opponent, according to the Chicago Tribune. “… There is no such exception as life of the mother, and as far as health of the mother, same thing.”
Walsh’s comments bring to mind Missouri GOP Rep. Todd Akin’s assertion that rape exceptions aren’t necessary in abortion bans because the female body can’t get pregnant in cases of “legitimate rape.” Akin’s comments have severely damaged his effort to unseat Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill.
In February 2011, Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.) spoke on the House floor about an abortion she had because the pregnancy was threatening her life.
Walsh, whose cable news appearances and tea party rhetoric have frequently drawn headlines, was trailing Duckworth 52 percent to 38 percent in September, according to the Democratic firm Public Policy Polling. A We Ask America poll conducted earlier this week found a tiny lead for Walsh, 47 percent to 46 percent.
Why doesn’t the media call motherfuckers out on blatant lies like this. These motherfuckers say anything they want, and then the motherfuckers who vote for them repeat the same bullshit over and over - and I can’t believe this fucking tool is leading in polls.
I can’t even come up with the words to explain just how angry this statement makes me, how disappointed it makes me.
The idea that a man with no medical degree or concept of the possible pregnancy complications that can and DO happen that could kill the pregnant person gets to say something like this as nonchalantly and flippantly as he has is disgusting. The idea that he gets to say this as if he’s some kind of expert on the matter upsets me to no end.
What this quote is implying in a larger sense is that NO ONE should die, ever, because SCIENCE and TECHNOLOGY. Does he not realize that people die in childbirth all the time and science and technology still can’t save them? I mean, if people are dying in childbirth then they can most certainly die during a not full-term pregnancy, too.
I don’t understand why the media absolutely REFUSES to call these assholes out. I don’t understand why he is still winning against Tammy Duckworth. I don’t understand why he hasn’t burned just like Akin did.
It’s time that the ignorance these male politicians have regarding the female reproductive system needs to be punished. You don’t get to talk about stuff you have no fucking clue about and not face the repercussions of it.
I have a feeling most anti-abortion people are totally okay with that.
God, I just love this quote. I want to put it on a t-shirt and walk around with a megaphone just yelling it into the megaphone while people pass by.
If you give a zygote personhood, the person carrying it will lose rights. The person that has feelings and friends and a life and actual thoughts. The person that can feel pain and experience trauma will lose their rights.
People shouldn’t be relegated to become citizens with partial rights simply because they are pregnant.
This year, Virginia became the 8th state requiring a woman to get an ultrasound before having an abortion. #ProLife (Taken with Instagram)
Typical of anti-choicers not to understand or care about consent.
Typical of anti-choicers not to understand or care about the increased cost to patients and clinics, forcing clinics to cut down on non-abortion services.
Typical of anti-choicers not to understand or care about how waiting periods negatively affect people’s jobs and child care, or put people in danger from abusive partners.
Typical of anti-choicers not to understand or care about adding to the “trauma” of abortion they love to crow about.
Typical of condescending, paternalistic anti-choicers not to trust us to make our own decisions on our own time.
Oh yeah, I’m definitely feeling that pro-life love.
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This is really fucking sad.
So…in an issue that primarily affects women* men are quoted more often.
Marginalization in action. Men’s voices are sought after, on even subjects that largely affect women*, because their voices are seen as more valuable.