safe-legal-abortion-is-prolife:

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

birdsy-purplefish:

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.

michellepius:

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…

instaconservative:

…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.

vochoice:

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.

Pro-choice

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.

feministrepublican:

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.

Take.

Responsibility.

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.

Q

Anonymous asked:

close your fucking legs and you wont have to go through a pregnancy....

A

Oh hey grey face… no. I am a married women. So no slut shaming here ( and I do not engage in that any way). I am not pregnant. But it is never for me to determine what is best for another living breathing human being.

But a pregnancy would kill me. Leaving family behind with out a mother.

Also no, you do not get to tell others what to do with their bodies.

Shut your mouth so we don’t have to deal with your stupid.

To my followers… I have zero tolerance for cowards. You want to slut shame, or ridicule or be a misogynist… have the nerve to do it with your real face. Seriously.

amberlysays:

girlwithalessonplan:

wiinga:

stfuconservatives:

Hey, American uterus owners: want to be completely put off by the idea of ever procreating? Then read this expose in the NY Post about how many women have gotten screwed by our country’s Stone Age maternity leave policies.

In Canada, you get 50 weeks of paid maternity leave. In England, you get 20 weeks paid. In Mexico, 12 paid. As a matter of fact, 178 countries around the world mandate paid leave for creating a totally new human. In America? Twelve weeks, unpaid, and only if you’ve worked for the company for at least a year, and only if your company has more than 50 employees. And they *technically* have to give you your job back, but as this article proves, your employer can probably find a way around that.

So hey, pro-lifers: where are your voices on this? Where are your rallies and signs to support new moms, instead of expecting ones? Where is there a single pro-life legislator fighting to make it easier to have a baby and keep your job? Where are the “family values” politicians when it comes to actually having a child and raising it?

Going through this right now. Why can’t I have a baby AND a job?

Yep.

Sorry. This pro-lifer is too busy caring about the murder of babies to spend time getting you free money for not working. Its funny how the same people who grouse about men making more or getting promoted sooner have no issues with giving a woman a very long, extended paid vacation after birth but you don’t hear them campaigning for the fathers to have those same benefits. 

We do..

But I have a very important question for you. Why is it that you view the important bonding time between infant (that you are so busy being all for) and parent as the parents wanting free money? Why is it that you are only campaigning for the fetus and not the rights of parents to give that baby the best ever start.
Shut up you fucking hypocrite