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foxyroxysfoxythoughts:

[Image: stenciled graffiti on a pale brick wall, “ABORTION IS BLOODY MURDER”. Someone wrote underneath in red marker, “YEAH? TRY HAVING KIDS.” End description.]

Haha, oh my goodness. 

Especially when you’re forced to. This is perfect.

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If you have a facebook, like this page.

You will never be able to end abortion. End poverty, sexism, rape, ban all birth control, eliminate anyone from having PIV sex ever, and then you’ll end abortion.

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the sweeter song: Congratulations! It's A Human.

thesweetersong:

I have held off, and held off… And held off breaching this topic. As I type it, I can feel great swirls of emotion stewing within. I can feel my eyes begin to get hot, preparing to warmly welcome the tears.

As a Christian, I am strongly opposed to abortion. I don’t think there’s an issue that I…

Christians can easily be pro-choice.

A fetus becomes a person with rights when it’s born. Plain and simple. That’s when you get your birth certificate, your gravestone will have your birthdate on it, etc. Being a human does not make one a human being with rights. That, again, occurs when you are born. You cannot be a “being” until you are physically autonomous. The autonomy is important because after it’s born, the fetus becomes a child and is no longer physically parasitic.

Later on in this post (cut-off for length), you quote the Bible. Doing that makes you instantly lose this debate. There is no science in the Bible whatsoever. And since we are debating a medical procedure here, let’s stick to medical facts and not texts written by ancient cave dwellers who thought every species lived within walking distance of Noah’s house. Let me put it to you this way: The Bible in particular was written between 2000 BCE and about 200 CE. Modern science began in the 15th century. So how can there be any science in there? There simply cannot be. The Bible’s about as relevant to this issue as is The Egyptian Book of the Dead—not in any way, shape, or form.

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[Image: a fervent pro-life protester over an eight-piece blue background. A sticker on his shirt reads, “Abortion Isn’t Healthcare.” He is pointing upwards with both hands. Top text: “PRO-LIFE IS PRO-CHILD” Bottom text: “EXCEPT FOR THE BORN ONES WHO NEED FOOD AND HEALTH CARE”]
Based on this.

[Image: a fervent pro-life protester over an eight-piece blue background. A sticker on his shirt reads, “Abortion Isn’t Healthcare.” He is pointing upwards with both hands. Top text: “PRO-LIFE IS PRO-CHILD” Bottom text: “EXCEPT FOR THE BORN ONES WHO NEED FOOD AND HEALTH CARE”]

Based on this.

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"Nobody is in favor of abortions. But victims of rape or incest should not be forced to have children they don’t want. This is not about being pro-life. I am pro-life. I chose to have children. What I am not is anti-choice. I don’t have to force you to have an abortion or not have one. All I have to do is let you make that decision for yourself."
— Susan Bevan, co-chair, Republican Majority for Choice
via Secrets of Powerful Women  (via sophisticationisforthedogs)
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whodreamedit:

I got this through my mailbox today.  This was my response:

Mr. Conder,

Today I received your note on abortion through my mailbox, and I would like to respond to several points you raised.  I hope you won’t mind me doing so, as you provided an e-mail address (and so presumably desire feedback).

In the first place, I would argue that abortion is not ‘the ultimate’ form of child abuse.  This argument is logically invalid given that ‘child’ implies a conscious, sentient human baby able to feel pain and process emotions such as fear, anxiety and concern (emotions and feelings consistent with the abuse you claim ‘victims’ of abortion would feel - emotions and feelings that would constitute abuse).  Most abortions are performed within the first trimester.  In Western Australia, it is illegal for a woman to abort her fetus after the 20th week of pregnancy (eight weeks before the beginning of the third trimester) unless the baby is likely to be born with a severe medical condition.  Given that fetus does not develop even the beginnings of a brain stem until 7 weeks, and is not capable of consciousness until the third trimester (some scientists believe consciousness does not even occur until birth) it is logically invalid to call the abortion of an embryo or fetus ‘child abuse’.  The fetus is not conscious.  The neocortex (which is responsible for pain reception) does not develop until early on in the third trimester (well after the cut-off date for elective abortions).  Therefore, to say the abortion of a first - or even a second trimester fetus - is abusive is ludicrous.  I point you to this article on fetal brain and cognitive development by Rhawn Joseph, Ph.D: http://brainmind.com/FetalBrainDevelopment.html

To resume - you go on to express you shock and disappointment that 95 state politicians refuse to ‘do anything’ to end abortion, and that none of them would help introduce a private member’s bill on the subject into parliament.  Mr. Conder, we in Australia are fortunate enough to live in a democracy.  Whilst I have the greatest respect for people who stand up for what they find to be injust within our society and government, I can’t help but feel that if (as you put it) the “…population seems to accept it,” that might indicate that the majority is in favour of abortion, rather than against it. 

Your statistics regarding the number of babies to die every 14 minutes confused me.  Is that one baby every 14 minutes in Western Australia?  In Australia?  In the southern hemisphere?  In the world?  You imply (given the context of your note) that these babies are all aborted fetuses.  This seems highly unlikely given that the number of reported legal abortions in W.A. in 2008 was 5738.  That means that in 2008, in W.A., 0.01 fetuses were aborted every minute (0.14 every 14 minutes). Even allowing for a massive swell in the number of legal abortions in W.A. since 2008, and a small margin of growth for unreported abortions (legal or otherwise), I find it highly unlikely that that tiny figure could have swelled from 0.14 per 14 minutes to 1. I found those 2008 statistics here - http://www.johnstonsarchive.net/policy/abortion/index.html - if it interests you.  Admittedly the number of abortions in the USA (for example) is much higher, but given their much larger population, that is to be expected.  Also, your note seems to be targeted primarily at W.A. as a state, therefore statistics from other states (and certainly other countries) don’t seem to be particularly relevent to the discussion.

Admittedly, another site I found cited the number of abortions in Australia as likely much higher (80,000 - 90,000 per year) and whilst to me this seems like a more accurate figure than a meagre 5738, the source is a pro-life website (who seem to have more to gain by skewing statistics in their favor).  They say their source is ‘‘Pregnancy Outcome in South Australia 2002’ Department of Human Services, Government of South Australia’, which leaves me baffled as to whether this is an Australiawide or statewide figure (though the numbers would suggest it to be nationwide).  These statistics support your claim, if your initial claim was one death every 14 minutes Australiawide - but since you didn’t clarify, this becomes confusing.  You may view these statistics on this site: http://www.lifenetwork.org.au/_blog/Abortion_in_Australia/tag/Statistics/

I question your argument that ‘abortionists’ like Marie Stopes are “laughing all the way to bank” as the ‘abortionist’ you mention in this statement (Marie Stopes) is an international not-for-profit organisation.  I’m not sure which bank they are supposedly luaghing all the way to.  Furthermore, to suggest that any medical practitioner provides a service to the community in some misguided attempt at a get rich scheme is to severely undermine the work that they (meaning any medical practitioner) do.  That the medical practitioners who assist women in terminating pregnancies are carrying out an act you disagree with does not mean that they are any more or less motivated by financial gain than any other medical practitioner (be they pediatrician, surgeon, gynecologist, or anything else).

You are also incorrect that nobody ‘says or does’ anything to protest abortion in Western Australia.  A quick google search points me here: http://www.righttolife.asn.au/wa/default.htm  and here: http://www.prolife.org.au/ .  I am sure there are many local events these groups organise to which you could devote your time, where your voice would be heard and you could better aid your cause.

In closing, I would like to remind you that the Bible does not anywhere articulate a clear viewpoint on the issue of abortion.  Whilst every life is undeniably sacred (both Biblically and, one should hope, morally) the Bible also fails to confirm when exactly ‘life’ is said to begin.  In Genesis 2:7 we are told that God “breathed into his nostrils the breath of life and man became a living being” but this refers specifically to the creation of Adam and Eve, which does not involve human sexual reproduction, conception or birth.  In Exodus 21:22-23 it is in fact implied that a fetus does not have the same legal status as a person, since if a man were to a push a woman who then miscarried, he would be required only to pay a fine, whereas if the fetus were considered a full person he would be punished more severely (as if he had taken a life). 

In my personal opinion, we should nurture and love the children that are born to us.  We should do our best never to hurt them, emotionally or otherwise.  We should never, ever, degrade, abuse or harm them.  Unfortunately many unplanned (or more accurately unwanted) pregnancies have the potential to end in situations where children are neglected, or worse. 

Ultimately, the choice to carry a fetus to term should lie with the individual who is pregnant: the individual woman (with the help and support of those whose views and opinions she values).  It is her body.  It is her choice.  No other man, woman or government should be able to dictate for her an event which is so completely life changing.  For anyone else to decide for her is to completely devalue the experience of pregnancy and the decision to (or to not) become a mother.

I hope you’ll consider the opinions I’ve expressed here, as I took the time to consider yours. 

Sincerely,

Whodreamedit

There are a few forms of child abuse that are a bit more “ultimate” than abortion, especially considering that a fetus cannot feel pain. Here are a few off the top of my head, in no particular order (obvious trigger warning):

  • Child sex crimes
  • Child slavery
  • Battery against a child
  • Verbal abuse against a child
  • Actual child murder

Now, about the last one: don’t you dare compare abortion to murder. This comparison is so ignorant it makes my blood boil. People who make this comparison have obviously never experienced for themselves the pain of an actual child being actually murdered. Until that happens in your life, and I sincerely hope it does not, don’t you dare compare the two. You have no right to speak about it with such authority.

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[Image: a fervent pro-life protester over an eight-piece blue background. A sticker on his shirt reads, “Abortion Isn’t Healthcare.” He is pointing upwards with both hands. Top text: “PRO-CHOICE MOMS” Bottom text: “DON’T LOVE THEIR CHILDREN”]

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"If the anti-abortion movement took a tenth of the energy they put into noisy theatrics and devoted it to improving the lives of children who have been born into the world of poverty, violence, and neglect, they could make a world shine."
— Michael J. Tucker (via droppingthefbomb)
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"There are couples who are infertile and then there are women who get abortion like it’s nothing…"

glarification21:

The whole “some couples can’t have kids,” just doesn’t move me at all. Just because you can’t have kids doesn’t mean you can force someone else TO have them. If you want kids, go adopt one that actually needs a home right this instant, instead of being arrogant and sitting around waiting for an infant.

ProLife cries out all the time about how women should just use adoption, well if infertile parents wanted to have kids so much, why are they being so damn picky about which one they want? Your mission is good at heart, but your plan is ridiculous.

Orphanages have plenty of kids that aren’t infants anymore, but of course no body wants those, right? Well, that’s too bad. Beggars can’t be choosers as they say. Why don’t you do the right thing for YOU and adopt a child that needs it NOW instead of pleading with a 4wk pregnant female about keeping it so you can have it 9 months later. Your time can be very much better spent, thank you.

Don’t have kids? Want kids? Adopt one. Problem solved.

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situationperfect:

This is a video of a child, all alone, protesting against abortion. 

His parents have a restraining order, so they send him to protest.

This is pretty fucked up, what self-respecting parent would let their child do this?

Self-respecting parents? Forget that for a moment, what about respecting the child here? This is a kid who can’t understand properly what an abortion is. And once the parents were given the restraining order, they damn well should have taken a hint.