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sanityscraps
sanityscraps:

samuelrivera:

[Image: A silhouette of a pregnant person with a cutaway so that her third-trimester, upside-down fetus is visible from within. A bracket around the left side is labeled, “Your Body”, and an arrow pointing to the fetus is labeled, “NOT Your Body”. Text at the bottom reads, “NOT YOUR CHOICE! -Psalm 139:14-16.” It is credited to www.takebackmorality.com. End description.]
Sometimes I like to post pictures that go straight to the point and to the truth of the matter. Its not your choice, Its not Your body!

LOL. So I guess you’d volunteer to have that fetus transplanted into your own uterus, Mr. Cismale? No? That’s what I thought.
Sure, a fetus is its own body, technically, but so are tumors and parasites. Do I not have jurisdiction over those if they’re in my body? So what if they’re not conscious and they’re harmful to my health? Would they choose to be removed?
I’ll give you a hint: they wouldn’t choose a damn thing because they fucking well can’t. They aren’t conscious. Further, so long as that umbilical cord is still attached, the pregnant person has the right to terminate whenever ze likes, and you know why? That fetus/embryo is feeding off their body. It is 100% biologically dependent upon the pregnant person, at a cost to that pregnant person’s health. A fetus/embryo/blastocyst is a threat to someone’s physical wellbeing. Moreover, forced pregnancy and childbirth are torture. Anti-choicers like you essentially think sexually active women (I doubt you understand what trans* means) deserve to be tortured for having sex. So, um, fuck you on that one.
You also realize that most abortions don’t happen when a fetus looks like that, right? Most of them happen before 12 weeks. Only 1.5% of all abortions occur after 21 weeks, when a fetus looks remotely like that. Hell, a fetus can’t even feel pain until 35 weeks. Isn’t it a huge misrepresentation of the other side to decry all abortions by the type that happens least often? That makes as much sense as decrying all sexual activity because you dislike hardcore bondage. Because let me tell you, most abortions look like this. Yeah, you see that? Shapeless white blobs in a bowl. And you think that is more precious than the person carrying it? Dude. What is wrong with you?
Oh, and I can quote Psalms too.
“Happy is the one who seizes your infants and dashes them against the rocks.”
-Psalms 137:9
For future reference, your religious beliefs have no place in the uteri of others.

Should have been sent here.

sanityscraps:

samuelrivera:

[Image: A silhouette of a pregnant person with a cutaway so that her third-trimester, upside-down fetus is visible from within. A bracket around the left side is labeled, “Your Body”, and an arrow pointing to the fetus is labeled, “NOT Your Body”. Text at the bottom reads, “NOT YOUR CHOICE! -Psalm 139:14-16.” It is credited to www.takebackmorality.com. End description.]

Sometimes I like to post pictures that go straight to the point and to the truth of the matter. Its not your choice, Its not Your body!

LOL. So I guess you’d volunteer to have that fetus transplanted into your own uterus, Mr. Cismale? No? That’s what I thought.

Sure, a fetus is its own body, technically, but so are tumors and parasites. Do I not have jurisdiction over those if they’re in my body? So what if they’re not conscious and they’re harmful to my health? Would they choose to be removed?

I’ll give you a hint: they wouldn’t choose a damn thing because they fucking well can’t. They aren’t conscious. Further, so long as that umbilical cord is still attached, the pregnant person has the right to terminate whenever ze likes, and you know why? That fetus/embryo is feeding off their body. It is 100% biologically dependent upon the pregnant person, at a cost to that pregnant person’s health. A fetus/embryo/blastocyst is a threat to someone’s physical wellbeing. Moreover, forced pregnancy and childbirth are torture. Anti-choicers like you essentially think sexually active women (I doubt you understand what trans* means) deserve to be tortured for having sex. So, um, fuck you on that one.

You also realize that most abortions don’t happen when a fetus looks like that, right? Most of them happen before 12 weeks. Only 1.5% of all abortions occur after 21 weeks, when a fetus looks remotely like that. Hell, a fetus can’t even feel pain until 35 weeks. Isn’t it a huge misrepresentation of the other side to decry all abortions by the type that happens least often? That makes as much sense as decrying all sexual activity because you dislike hardcore bondage. Because let me tell you, most abortions look like this. Yeah, you see that? Shapeless white blobs in a bowl. And you think that is more precious than the person carrying it? Dude. What is wrong with you?

Oh, and I can quote Psalms too.

Happy is the one who seizes your infants and dashes them against the rocks.”

-Psalms 137:9

For future reference, your religious beliefs have no place in the uteri of others.

Should have been sent here.

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2 years ago
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IF YOU GUYS KEEP QUOTING THE BIBLE, I WILL RESPOND WITH ILIAD QUOTES

the-quiet1:

propaganda-for-life:

Believe me, I will. All just to show you how ridiculous you look. No religion is relevant to the abortion issue, and to prove it to you, I think ancient Greek religion will do the trick.

-sanityscraps

Remember, fellow pro-life folks, the only argument against pro-aborts needed is the secular. When you have hard facts on your side, why bother with the debatable, like ‘souls’?

Um… Precisely? Facts are more important than fiction. Every time.

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IF YOU GUYS KEEP QUOTING THE BIBLE, I WILL RESPOND WITH ILIAD QUOTES

Believe me, I will. All just to show you how ridiculous you look. No religion is relevant to the abortion issue, and to prove it to you, I think ancient Greek religion will do the trick.

-sanityscraps

(Source: propaganda-for-life)

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adorationandpraise:

[Image: a rough, red outline of a second or third trimester fetus with a bloody tear on its face. The text reads, “UN-LEGALIZE MURDER”. This is a design on a black tee-shirt. End description.]
Revelation 21:4, “He will wipe every tear from their eyes.” Stand against the laws, not the people. 

BAHAHAHAHAHA.
Sorry. I can’t. This shirt is hilarious. Abortion isn’t murder, and life is undeniably better for everyone who can get pregnant when abortion is safe, legal, and accessible. One of the first steps to eliminating poverty is empowering women, after all, and no one can call themselves free if they can’t choose when to become parents. End of story.
Oh, and kindly keep the Bible out of this. I swear, I will start quoting The Iliad just to make you all see how ridiculous you look when you do this. The Bible or any other holy book is simply not relevant to this discussion.

adorationandpraise:

[Image: a rough, red outline of a second or third trimester fetus with a bloody tear on its face. The text reads, “UN-LEGALIZE MURDER”. This is a design on a black tee-shirt. End description.]

Revelation 21:4, “He will wipe every tear from their eyes.” Stand against the laws, not the people. 

BAHAHAHAHAHA.

Sorry. I can’t. This shirt is hilarious. Abortion isn’t murder, and life is undeniably better for everyone who can get pregnant when abortion is safe, legal, and accessible. One of the first steps to eliminating poverty is empowering women, after all, and no one can call themselves free if they can’t choose when to become parents. End of story.

Oh, and kindly keep the Bible out of this. I swear, I will start quoting The Iliad just to make you all see how ridiculous you look when you do this. The Bible or any other holy book is simply not relevant to this discussion.

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[Image: a black and white photo of a baby wrapped in a blanket. Text reads above, “God is pro-life”, with the dash in “pro-life” designed to look like a heartbeat monitor line. This is a cover for Today’s Pentecostal Evangel from January 18, 2009. End description.]
I’m assuming you’re referring to Yahweh, so… Except for when the Bible proves Him not to be. Remember that one time Yahweh ordered all women suspected of adultery to be made infertile by magic? Or when he orders the pregnant women of Samaria to “be ripped open”? Or when he ordered that any rebellious kid should be put to death? Actions speak louder than words.
If there was a god, she wouldn’t want my rights restricted based on old gender roles.
I see you also tagged this as “choose life”. You realize that “choose” is the operating word… right? Every mother willing, every child wanted.
Oh, and whatever your religion is, it’s irrelevant to this discussion of a medical procedure. What the Bible has to say on the topic is about as relevant to the topic as is the Egyptian Book of the Dead. Can you antis please use arguments other than religious ones? You realize not everyone has the same religious views as you, I hope.

[Image: a black and white photo of a baby wrapped in a blanket. Text reads above, “God is pro-life”, with the dash in “pro-life” designed to look like a heartbeat monitor line. This is a cover for Today’s Pentecostal Evangel from January 18, 2009. End description.]

I’m assuming you’re referring to Yahweh, so… Except for when the Bible proves Him not to be. Remember that one time Yahweh ordered all women suspected of adultery to be made infertile by magic? Or when he orders the pregnant women of Samaria to “be ripped open”? Or when he ordered that any rebellious kid should be put to death? Actions speak louder than words.

If there was a god, she wouldn’t want my rights restricted based on old gender roles.

I see you also tagged this as “choose life”. You realize that “choose” is the operating word… right? Every mother willing, every child wanted.

Oh, and whatever your religion is, it’s irrelevant to this discussion of a medical procedure. What the Bible has to say on the topic is about as relevant to the topic as is the Egyptian Book of the Dead. Can you antis please use arguments other than religious ones? You realize not everyone has the same religious views as you, I hope.

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Abortions (CCC 2271)

unfriendlyatheist:

catechismdaily:

Since the first century the Church has affirmed the moral evil of every procured abortion. This teaching has not changed and remains unchangeable. Direct abortion, that is to say, abortion willed either as an end or a means, is gravely contrary to the moral law:

You shall not kill the embryo by abortion and shall not cause the newborn to perish.

God, the Lord of life, has entrusted to men the noble mission of safeguarding life, and men must carry it out in a manner worthy of themselves. Life must be protected with the utmost care from the moment of conception: abortion and infanticide are abominable crimes.

[Image: a painting of The Virgin Mary holding a baby Jesus. They are on a cloud and surrounded by other angels. End description.]

 God, the Lord of life, has entrusted to men the noble mission of safeguarding life, and men must carry it out in a manner worthy of themselves

I don’t think they realize the irony

If I’m not mistaken, the Catholic Church didn’t even ban abortion until the late nineteenth century. Abortion has existed since Ancient Egypt at least, maybe even Ancient China. Many Christians don’t realize, but the Bible doesn’t even mention abortion once, either. Hmm, if abortion were really so important to early Christians or even early Jews, don’t you think their holy books would have mentioned it even once? Especially considering that abortion preceded them by thousands of years?

(Source: thesarcatechism)

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2 years ago
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justinspoliticalcorner
The Anti-Choice Plot to Lure Desperate Women to Christian Pregnancy Centers | Gender | AlterNet

justinspoliticalcorner:

There are between 2,500 and 4,000 crisis pregnancy centers (CPCs) operating in the US, all devoted to preventing the women who walk through their doors from getting abortions (meanwhile fewer than 2,000 clinics offer abortion). Some of these anti-abortion centers are part of massive evangelical Christian ministries, some are standalones, and others are attached to individual Catholic churches, whose priests sometimes bless the centers’ ultrasound machines to power them with extra holiness for their main task: convincing a woman who may want to have an abortion to have a baby instead. Thanks to George W. Bush’s breezy hand-outs of public money to Christian abstinence programs, many of these religious, anti-choice centers got millions in federal funding in the 2000s.

Many centers don’t look too different from regular women’s health clinics, and that’s the whole point. If a woman facing an unplanned pregnancy walks into a CPC assuming it’s a women’s health clinic and not a front in the abortion wars, she’s more likely to believe what they tell her there: like when a staffer says that abortion causes breast cancer (not according to actual studies), or that she might bleed to death on the table (so unlikely it’s close to impossible), or that she can’t have an abortion if she lacks legal residency (blatantly false), or any number of misleading and manipulative tactics documented in investigations of CPCs over the years. (In one case, a volunteer handed an undercover investigator a model of a 12-week-old fetus to “show her boyfriend.”) (See the 2004 Waxman report [PDF] and the results of an undercover investigation by NARAL Pro-choice Maryland Fund [PDF].)

Not all CPCs misinform women about their intentions or wave plastic fetuses in their faces. Some are clear about their anti-abortion stance and a lot offer services helpful to children after they’ve exited the womb, like child care and parental education, which is not something that can be said for most of the players in the anti-choice movement.

Still, multiple investigations have revealed that CPCs use a wide variety of tactics to lure pregnant women in order to scare, guilt and manipulate them into carrying their pregnancies to term. Some advertise in the same part of the Yellow Pages as abortion providers. Many are situated right next to Planned Parenthood clinics. A representative of the National Abortion Federation told AlterNet a member clinic reported that volunteers from a neighboring CPC have intercepted women headed into the clinic and steered them into the CPC instead.

There’s another strategy that’s gotten less attention: an under-the-radar campaign by large anti-choice organizations, like the National Institute of Family and Life Advocates and Focus on the Family, to fund and guide the conversion of CPCs into licensed, limited-service medical clinics, ramping up their services to include pregnancy tests and ultrasound. Although they offer only limited women’s health services — none offer mammograms, for instance — medical clinic status has led many to start offering early prenatal care, prenatal vitamins, STI testing and even eye exams. A few have started advertising pap smears.

But in a bad economy, and with GOP governors across the country having spent the last legislative session coming up with endlessly creative ways to choke off funding to Planned Parenthood clinics (which many low-income women depend on for their health care), women’s health choices are dwindling.

On its website, NIFLA, the main group behind the push to convert CPCs into medical clinics, boasts that conversion leads to “major increases in the numbers of clients they are seeing on a monthly basis, as well as a dramatic increase in the number of clients choosing life.”

Unsurprsingly, there’s a lot of right-wing muscle behind the push to make CPCs more attractive to women who may be considering abortion. (“If you are pregnant, or might be pregnant, you might be feeling overwhelmed” an ad suggests over a picture of a wide-eyed young woman on the CareNet website. “You are not alone” consoles the tagline.)

In 1998, NIFLA established the Life Choice Project (TLC), which equips CPCs with legal tools and information to convert to medical clinics. They have a team of law consultants to help shepperd CPCs through the complex legal process, and an advisory board of medical professionals to oversee member clinics and make sure they comply with standard medical practices.

Focus on the Family is also involved. In 2004 the anti-gay, anti-choice religious-right group starting handing out “TLC grants” that fully fund the conversion of CPCs that make it through their application process, which FoF uses to determine two things: if a CPC has its act together (with a functioning board, CEOs and directors) to handle the legal hurdles of the transition, and perhaps more importantly, whether the center is worth investing in.

The latter consideration rides on which CPCs are the most likely to influence the most women to have babies. According to the assessment form, a center is more likely to get a grant if it operates in a large metro area, in a state with public funding for abortion beyond rape, incest or if the life of the mother is at risk. It also helps if the state gets an A or B grade for abortion access from NARAL. Another question asks if four or more public abortion providers serve its city.

Also advantageous is the presence of a large number of young women likely to find themselves pregnant, single and confused about it: “City has a four-year university with a student body of 15,000 or more (age 18- 26, excluding online students), that’s a target audience your organization will serve,” according to the self-assessment form.

In September, a NIFLA-affiliated CPC called Pregnancy Resource Center in Minnesota (where Planned Parenthood had to close six clinics in the state after Congressional budget cuts to Title X) hawked the enticing combo of HIV testing, Pap smear and a Little Caesar’s pizza in an ad placed in the back of the St. Cloud university student guide book.

The website of Choices Inc. in Kansas (10 CPC “clinics” to three Planned Parenthood clinics; a judge just blocked a law defunding Planned Parenthood that would have forced them to shut down one of them) advertises physician care and features a photo of a doctor feeling a newborn baby’s heartbeat. On the site, Scott Stringfield, the clinic’s medical director, promises to “Treat you with kindness, love you enough to tell the truth, give you the best medical care we can provide and remain by your side through this difficult time.”

Whether they try to draw women in with crappy pizza or the promise of free access to a doctor, the big picture stays the same. The NIFLA FAQ page assures interested parties that all the bells and whistles of medical clinic status will not thwart the clinics’ endgame. ”If our center becomes a medical clinic, will we cease to provide crisis intervention counseling? No! A Pregnancy Resource Medical Clinic continues to provide crisis intervention counseling for women who are in crisis pregnancies.”

Despite their religious overtones, CPCs continue to draw public money, mostly from various shadowy corners of state budgets.

But that’s not the only boost they’re getting from states. Recently South Dakota legislators passed a bill that would have forced women not only to wait 72 hours before getting an abortion, but to pay a visit to an anti-abortion CPC as well.

So as one arm of the anti-choice movement tries to eviscerate the nationwide women’s health services delivered by Planned Parenthood for decades, another is helping boost a version that offers severely limited services stacked with an anti-abortion, anti-contraception, anti-sex, aggressively Christian worldview.

The anti-choice agenda is going ahead full-steam.

H/T: AlterNet

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Or how their god ordered for the deaths of millions, including pregnant women. But it's okay because they were "sinners." Ugh. I normally don't "bash" on a religion, but when they force it into someone else's life (especially with a matter like abortion) I'm willing to argue with their belief.

I can’t stand when religion is brought into the abortion discussion. We’re talking about a medical procedure. This isn’t a scriptural debate of any kind.

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[Image: a political cartoon with two frames. The first one features a man crying out to the sky, “God, why haven’t you sent us people with cures for cancer and AIDS, and answers to world hunger and all our social problems?” God replies from the sky, “I did!” The second frame, just below it. The man replies, “But where are they?” with his arms outstretched in apparent confusion. God says, “You aborted them?”]
Is that so? Kinda funny how the all-knowing God gets this wrong 42,000,000 times a year. Not a very good track record.

[Image: a political cartoon with two frames. The first one features a man crying out to the sky, “God, why haven’t you sent us people with cures for cancer and AIDS, and answers to world hunger and all our social problems?” God replies from the sky, “I did!” The second frame, just below it. The man replies, “But where are they?” with his arms outstretched in apparent confusion. God says, “You aborted them?”]

Is that so? Kinda funny how the all-knowing God gets this wrong 42,000,000 times a year. Not a very good track record.

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advocateforlife-deactivated2012
[Image: a black-outline drawing of the pregnant Virgin Mary with a veil over her face, so her eyes are completely invisible. She has a hand over her protruding belly. Text reads, “With a simple yes, God crashed time and space; forever making a B.C and A.D.—“Before Christ” and “Ano Domini” (In the year of our Lord). That would not have happened if the Virgin was ProChoice. Instead, she chose life; and all of HUmanity was Saved… by a baby.”]
LOL no. Being pro-choice doesn’t mean every pregnancy you have will end in abortion. It means the choice is available, thus the “choice” bit up there. And considering that Mary had no choice at all in the becoming pregnant thing, ending that pregnancy would have been her right if she wanted to.

[Image: a black-outline drawing of the pregnant Virgin Mary with a veil over her face, so her eyes are completely invisible. She has a hand over her protruding belly. Text reads, “With a simple yes, God crashed time and space; forever making a B.C and A.D.—“Before Christ” and “Ano Domini” (In the year of our Lord). That would not have happened if the Virgin was ProChoice. Instead, she chose life; and all of HUmanity was Saved… by a baby.”]

LOL no. Being pro-choice doesn’t mean every pregnancy you have will end in abortion. It means the choice is available, thus the “choice” bit up there. And considering that Mary had no choice at all in the becoming pregnant thing, ending that pregnancy would have been her right if she wanted to.