K's Mumbo Jumbo

Nov 14 2013
avagrantinparadise:

twentyoneandpregnant:

persephoneholly:

IT’S EASY TO BE ‘PRO-LIFE’ WHEN YOU’RE NOT A STRUGGLING SINGLE MOTHER OF FOUR OTHERS WITH CUT FOOD STAMPS.
IT’S EASY TO BE ‘PRO-LIFE’ WHEN YOU’RE NOT A PREGNANT TEENAGER.
IT’S EASY TO BE ‘PRO-LIFE’ WHEN YOU’RE NOT A PREGNANT MENTALLY ILL PATIENT.
IT’S EASY TO BE ‘PRO-LIFE’ WHEN YOU’RE NOT HOMELESS AND PREGNANT.
IT’S EASY TO BE ‘PRO-LIFE’ WHEN YOU’RE NOT WONDERING WHERE YOUR NEXT MEAL WILL BE.
IT’S EASY TO BE ‘PRO-LIFE’ WHEN YOU’RE NOT THE CHILD OF AN ABUSIVE FAMILY.
IT’S EASY TO BE ‘PRO-LIFE’ WHEN YOU’RE NOT IN DANGER OF DYING FROM SERIOUS COMPLICATIONS.
IT’S EASY TO BE ‘PRO-LIFE’ WHEN YOU’RE NOT THE ONE WHO’S FUCKING PREGNANT.



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avagrantinparadise:

twentyoneandpregnant:

persephoneholly:

IT’S EASY TO BE ‘PRO-LIFE’ WHEN YOU’RE NOT A STRUGGLING SINGLE MOTHER OF FOUR OTHERS WITH CUT FOOD STAMPS.

IT’S EASY TO BE ‘PRO-LIFE’ WHEN YOU’RE NOT A PREGNANT TEENAGER.

IT’S EASY TO BE ‘PRO-LIFE’ WHEN YOU’RE NOT A PREGNANT MENTALLY ILL PATIENT.

IT’S EASY TO BE ‘PRO-LIFE’ WHEN YOU’RE NOT HOMELESS AND PREGNANT.

IT’S EASY TO BE ‘PRO-LIFE’ WHEN YOU’RE NOT WONDERING WHERE YOUR NEXT MEAL WILL BE.

IT’S EASY TO BE ‘PRO-LIFE’ WHEN YOU’RE NOT THE CHILD OF AN ABUSIVE FAMILY.

IT’S EASY TO BE ‘PRO-LIFE’ WHEN YOU’RE NOT IN DANGER OF DYING FROM SERIOUS COMPLICATIONS.

IT’S EASY TO BE ‘PRO-LIFE’ WHEN YOU’RE NOT THE ONE WHO’S FUCKING PREGNANT.

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Oct 20 2013
Sep 20 2013
apersnicketylemon:

antiprolife:

un-sinkableships:

Sidewalk “counselors” are absolute shit human beings. Don’t kid yourself. All you’re doing is harassing innocent women.

"What if you knew the exact time & place somebody was going to pick up their birth control, have an abortion or have an STI test? Do you have a moral obligation to harass them, call them awful names, and attempt to prevent them from doing something you don’t like, even though you don’t know their situation or what they’re actually doing there?”
Harassing and possibly harming people is not okay even if you believe you are doing it for the right reasons. 

Besides, don’t you have a moral obligation to help the thousands of already born children who will be beaten to death, starve to death, be murdered by pedophiles/an abusive parent BEFORE you harrass people you don’t even know and force more children into potentially awful situations?

I was once followed home by a “sidewalk counselor”… Yep. I was young and poor (really really poor) and lived across the street from the only hospital in town that did abortions. The abortion clinic door was pretty much across the street and down the block from my front door. They were protesting and assumed that because I was young and clearly poor and female that I obviously could only be in that neighborhood because I needed an abortion. So they yelled and spit and followed me. Across the street and up the block. To tell me not to abort an nonexistent fetus. 
So please don’t tell me that they they are doing good work. They are harassing and abusing.

apersnicketylemon:

antiprolife:

un-sinkableships:

Sidewalk “counselors” are absolute shit human beings. Don’t kid yourself. All you’re doing is harassing innocent women.

"What if you knew the exact time & place somebody was going to pick up their birth control, have an abortion or have an STI test? Do you have a moral obligation to harass them, call them awful names, and attempt to prevent them from doing something you don’t like, even though you don’t know their situation or what they’re actually doing there?”

Harassing and possibly harming people is not okay even if you believe you are doing it for the right reasons. 

Besides, don’t you have a moral obligation to help the thousands of already born children who will be beaten to death, starve to death, be murdered by pedophiles/an abusive parent BEFORE you harrass people you don’t even know and force more children into potentially awful situations?

I was once followed home by a “sidewalk counselor”… Yep.
I was young and poor (really really poor) and lived across the street from the only hospital in town that did abortions.
The abortion clinic door was pretty much across the street and down the block from my front door.
They were protesting and assumed that because I was young and clearly poor and female that I obviously could only be in that neighborhood because I needed an abortion. So they yelled and spit and followed me.
Across the street and up the block. To tell me not to abort an nonexistent fetus.

So please don’t tell me that they they are doing good work. They are harassing and abusing.

(Source: prolifeforall, via oh-snap-pro-choice)

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Sep 11 2013

thegrandstonedblood:

I will say this about the abortion argument.

If you don’t want the baby, ok, that’s fine and you should have the choice to get an abortion legally and safely.

But please give me a good reason you wouldn’t put the child up for adoption

Hi, I am an adult adoptee. And I am going to tell you straight up… I have health issues due to pre-natal neglect. That means that my birth mother, who was not given the option of abortion neglected me in the womb. And I am suffering and will continue to suffer the rest of my life, because she was forced to remains pregnant.

My sister and brother, also both adopted, tell the same story. We all have different health issues, and different mothers.

Adoption is a cure for parenthood. Not for pregnancy. Pregnancy can be hell on a healthy body and a healthy mind, much less any one with any degree of issue.

So stop. Just stop. Stop saying adoption is the perfect solution. Read up on the many many children in foster care because they are not perfect white babies.

When you say that adoption is the solution you are erasing all of the negative things that adoption carries with it. You imply that adoptees must be grateful, no matter their situation. And that is not okay.


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Sep 10 2013
Aug 26 2013
a-golden-lasso-of-my-own:


While abortion is generally very safe in the United States, Harris writes that if political wrangling leads to increased stigma (alongside more restricted access), complications may increase:
'This leads me to ask, how many serious abortion complications are caused by stigma, and the secrecy and silence it generates? Because overall rates of serious complications or death from abortion in the United States are extremely low (the abortion mortality rate is 0.7 per 100,000 abortions), abortion stigma may not currently pose an important public health threat. However, abortion is becoming increasingly contested in U.S. politics and discourse, and social scientists note its increasing stigmatization. Insofar as abortion stigma leads to compulsory secrecy for many patients, which in turn may lead to disruptions of care and lapses in treatment, we might expect rates of some serious complications to increase.'

I’ve written about this issue before, but I thought I’d post this quote as well.
Quote from “How Many Abortion Complications Are Caused by Stigma, Secrecy, and Silence?" via Our Bodies, Ourselves.
Image via 1in3campaign.org

a-golden-lasso-of-my-own:

While abortion is generally very safe in the United States, Harris writes that if political wrangling leads to increased stigma (alongside more restricted access), complications may increase:

'This leads me to ask, how many serious abortion complications are caused by stigma, and the secrecy and silence it generates? Because overall rates of serious complications or death from abortion in the United States are extremely low (the abortion mortality rate is 0.7 per 100,000 abortions), abortion stigma may not currently pose an important public health threat. However, abortion is becoming increasingly contested in U.S. politics and discourse, and social scientists note its increasing stigmatization. Insofar as abortion stigma leads to compulsory secrecy for many patients, which in turn may lead to disruptions of care and lapses in treatment, we might expect rates of some serious complications to increase.'

I’ve written about this issue before, but I thought I’d post this quote as well.

Quote from “How Many Abortion Complications Are Caused by Stigma, Secrecy, and Silence?" via Our Bodies, Ourselves.

Image via 1in3campaign.org

(via oh-snap-pro-choice)

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Aug 22 2013
oh-snap-pro-choice:

saperle:

Ruffalo/Reproductive Rights?
I’d ship it.
(h/t etriva for wading through the cesspool to find such gems)

Omfg this-Ash

Wait, wait, wait… This is the website that likes to style itself a source for the pro-life side. This is the headline an 8 year old would write. OH MY GOSH.

oh-snap-pro-choice:

saperle:

Ruffalo/Reproductive Rights?

I’d ship it.

(h/t etriva for wading through the cesspool to find such gems)

Omfg this
-Ash

Wait, wait, wait… This is the website that likes to style itself a source for the pro-life side. This is the headline an 8 year old would write. OH MY GOSH.

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Aug 14 2013

prochoiceforyourchoice:

startush:

The way to end abortion is to give the mother who does not want her child or children (twins, triplets etc) two options,  they may carry them to full term and then let them be adopted or if the mother wants to kill her child -children then she too must die-be killed right along with them.”

That’s so fucking ridiculously NOT pro-life. 

Really, really awesome plan. What about all these kids in foster care? You do know, OP, That adoption fucking sucks for most kids who are adopted, right?
I am in no mood tonight for tolerating this bullshit.

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Aug 10 2013
antiprolife:

sophisticates:

I need feminism because THIS exists.
(If you don’t know the EXTREME difference between a hysterectomy and a tubal ligation, might I suggest you meet my friend Google.)

Anti-choicers are so obsessed with controlling people’s bodies.
Can’t force them through an unwanted pregnancy? Forced sterilization instead! 

This also show willful ignorance of how hard it is to get a doctor to sign off on surgical reproductive health. I know so many child-free people who wanted tubal ligation and who were refused because they might want kids later. I was refused because I was under 30 and ONLY had two children.Anti-choicers are so not aware that our choices are already so controlled by people who don’t understand science, bodies, or poverty. Just more proof it is about the fetus and not the person who is pregnant or can get that way.

antiprolife:

sophisticates:

I need feminism because THIS exists.

(If you don’t know the EXTREME difference between a hysterectomy and a tubal ligation, might I suggest you meet my friend Google.)

Anti-choicers are so obsessed with controlling people’s bodies.

Can’t force them through an unwanted pregnancy? Forced sterilization instead! 

This also show willful ignorance of how hard it is to get a doctor to sign off on surgical reproductive health. I know so many child-free people who wanted tubal ligation and who were refused because they might want kids later.
I was refused because I was under 30 and ONLY had two children.

Anti-choicers are so not aware that our choices are already so controlled by people who don’t understand science, bodies, or poverty.
Just more proof it is about the fetus and not the person who is pregnant or can get that way.

(Source: andcallalilies)

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Jul 08 2013
The killing of babies that are viable outside their moms’ bodies, after 20 weeks, is what this is about,” Perry said. “In Texas we’re going to support protecting life … we are going to make sure that these health clinics are safe.

Rick Perry Won’t Run for Re-election | The Texas Tribune

Babies aren’t viable outside the womb until 24 weeks.

(via rabbleprochoice)

Then maybe Texas should abolish the fucking death penalty.

Oh but this is about contolling women.

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