A rant about the so called “women’s rights”



Firstly I would like to say: I am a woman.  So of course, my rights are of some interest to me.

But, typically, anyone who is pro-life is considered anti-women.

I am pro-life. 

But I am not anti-women.  I am not against myself. 

Some people say that if abortion is illegal, then you are taking away the rights of women, and their ability to choose what they want to do with their body.  But really, by making abortion illegal, all you are doing is taking away the right for women to choose whether or not to take responsibility for their actions. If abortion was illegal, women would have to take responsibility.  Imagine that. 

But people are scared of being responsible and doing the right thing.  We live in a lazy country that doesn’t want to get off their ass, or maybe its just inconvenient.  Justify it all you want. 

Now the argument about rape victims come up, as well as other situations that is “out of the mothers control”.  Well honestly I don’t have an answer for that besides the fact that an abortion will not “un-rape” a women.  It will not fix what has been done.  But I do see their side to the story (although I do not support having an abortion) I do see where they are coming from.  But even then, rape victims only make up 1% of all the abortions that are preformed.  The women who get abortions due to “possible” medical complications make up 6%. 

But I am complaining about the other 93% of women that get abortions for selfish reasons.    We all know and understand the possible consequences of having sex.  And if you don’t, then you shouldn’t be having sex. 

I just wish that people would take some responsibility for their actions. 


Abortion is taking responsibility.

I don’t think it is up to the OP to determine what is selfish or what is best for every other living breathing autonomous person out there.

Pro-life legislation is inherently anti-woman. It forces uterus owners to remain pregnant. That, by definition is anti-woman. It is not for government to sex-police and it certainly is not for you. Sex policing is inherently anti-woman.

Every thing about your post is screaming anti-woman. Anti-women who have sex YOU don’t approve of, anti-women who determine what and how best to deal with an unwanted pregnancy.

Any time you try to tell everyone else how best to live and try to do so by passing laws that are more and more restrictive you are anti-that-group-of-persons. Why is this so complicated for you to understand?

(via general-anxiety)

“procThe reality is that so-called pro-life movement is not about saving babies. It’s about punishing women for having sex. That’s why they oppose birth control. That’s why they want to ban abortion even though doing so will simply drive women to have dangerous back alley abortions. That’s why they want to penalize women who take public assistance and then dare to have sex, leaving an exemption for those who become pregnant from rape. It’s not about babies. If it were about babies, they would be making access to birth control widespread and free and creating a comprehensive social safety net so that no woman finds herself with a pregnancy she can’t afford. They would be raising money for research on why half of all zygotes fail to implant and working to prevent miscarriages. It’s not about babies. It’s about controlling women. It’s about making sure they have consequences for having unapproved sex.”

How I Lost Faith in the “Pro-Life” Movement

This is an amazingly powerful, clear and well-researched article that exposes how the “pro-life” movement is anything but.

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(via choosechoice-deactivated2014081)


Via 4000 Years for Choice
[NB: Not only cis women are able to get pregnant]


Angie Jackson, known for sharing her experience with abortion on Twitter, has a question for people who want abortion illegal in all but the few cases that they deem worthy:

For people who want to restrict abortion access just to women who really “need it” or “deserve” it, I have something to say. 

I had a life-saving abortion in 2010. Because abortion is legal on demand in the first trimester, I didn’t have to prove my life was in danger. I didn’t have to talk to an all male panel of clergy and doctors to get permission to save my life, like my grandma had to back in the 60s when she was pregnant and diagnosed with uterine cancer. I was able to just schedule the abortion and get it right away.

If you want to restrict abortion rights to only women who need it for our health, what hoops will we sick and disabled women be forced to jump through while facing dangerous pregnancies to satisfy your nosiness?

I think everyone who says things like that owes her—and every other woman—an answer.

(via theoppressedlittlefetus)

A dramatic new study with implications for next month’s presidential election finds that offering women free birth control can reduce unplanned pregnancies — and send the abortion rate spiraling downward.

I will have renewed faith it the right listens.

(via truth-has-a-liberal-bias)

The greatest gift from god to a woman, is a child.


To the million of woman/young girls that abort their babies, why? Have you ever thought that you have the greatest ability in life; to reproduce. Why abuse it? Why treat it like its nothing, when its something. Treasure what you have and are able to have. There are a million woman out there that don’t have the ability to have children. Don’t treat it as if its nothing. 

This gift you speak of can kill some people.
And a gift is really only a gift if you want it. If it is something that you don’t want then the word you are looking for is a curse.

And finally, no one owes these people who cannot have children anything. NOTHING AT ALL. They can go ahead and adopt one of the millions of children in the foster system who are not perfect white healthy children.

For all you people who are for abortion…


…imagine that your parents had the same belief and you were aborted. Would you support it then? I guess we wouldn’t know because you wouldn’t live a life to have an opinion if that happened.

This is just another example of liberal hypocrisy.

My adoptive mother is pro-choice.

My birth mother and the birth mothers of my siblings are probably pro-choice too. They were all denied choice. They were all forces to remain pregnant. And as such neglected to give the fetus’ that later became me and my siblings the proper prenatal care. Which means… are you ready for this… we all have medical issues that stem from that neglect.

And you are right… we would never have lived and there for never had an opinion. But our birth mothers may have gone on to cure cancer if they had not been forced to remain pregnant. (hate that argument, but felt it was fitting)

It is really simple. Living breathing pregnant people deserve to make the choices that are best for themselves. PERIOD.


So, it finally happened. After almost a decade in abortion care, I finally received hate mail sent directly to my home. It was shocking and a terrible invasion of my privacy and it made my mother and grandmother cry. I am more angry about that than I am anything else. Because, like most abortion providers, I know that the life I’ve chosen– to provide LEGAL medical care– comes with the threat of harassment.

But here’s the thing. I shouldn’t (and my colleagues shouldn’t) have to accept harassment, intimidation or threats because of the work that we do. My family, husband and friends shouldn’t have to accept that worrying about my safety every day is normal. I shouldn’t have to explain that they don’t need to worry too much because the clinic already has protocols in place to deal with this type of thing– we have F.B.I. contacts and police contacts and know what to do. I should not have to minimize my experience because other friends and colleagues in abortion care experience worse harassment. I should not have to listen to my grandmother cry because the work that I do puts me in danger. The work that I do should not put me in harm’s way. I provide medical care. I don’t work as a police officer or fire fighter or on an oil rig where danger is part of the job. I work in medicine.

The F.B.I. defines terrorism as: “the use or threatened use of force and violence against persons or property to intimidate or coerce a government, the civilian population, or any segment thereof, in furtherance of political or social objectives” (28 C.F.R. Section 0.85).

Sending hate mail to my home is terrorism. Showing up outside a clinic administrators home, protesting outside of her house and coming on her property is terrorism.Calling a clinic landlord at home and comparing him to Hitler is terrorism. Shooting and killing a physician in his church or home is terrorism. These things happen and continue to happen in the world of abortion care. It is not OK.

I don’t know how long it will take before I stop being nervous when I check my mail. I don’t know how long it will be before I stop worrying that when I drive up to my house it might be vandalized. I do know that I will not stop working in abortion care. I do know that I will continue to push back against the stigma around abortion care by talking publicly about my experiences. And I do know now that my neighbors have my back and are supportive regardless of how they feel personally about abortion. And that my friends and family will do anything to keep me safe– even send me links to video surveillance services and offer to stand guard outside my house.

If anything this random, ugly piece of hate mail brought a lot of love into my life. And I suppose I’m grateful for that. But it’s still not OK.

This is why we do what we do.

Because NO ONE should EVER need to worry about installing a surveillance system outside their home for simply performing their job.


Because I have not walked a mile in the pregnant persons shoes.

I would rather show a living breathing person compassion and help them in the ways they believe are best for them.

I will always support the pregnant person in whatever decision they make.

And I will do it with out shaming them.


Sex is not unavoidable. Rape may be, of course. But if you willingly have sex with someone, without birth control, and you get pregnant? I absolutely believe you should have to carry the child to term.



For your actions.

What about those of us who had sex (married even) with birth control? What about those unplanned pregnancies? What about pregnanies that endangered the mother.

Abortion is taking responsibility. It is using a medical procedure to do what is best for your family.