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2 years ago
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Anonymous

I need help getting an abortion. Are there any sites that will help pay for one? I'd not anon but I like my house and I don't want it bombed. Thanks for any help you can give me.

Of course, you poor dear. Have you looked into local abortion funds? Though I guess if you’re afraid of your house being bombed, they might be harder to find where you live. Some Googling got me this. I think it’s US-only, but hopefully you live here so that’ll work for you. When you do get an abortion, the clinic can also most likely help you with family planning to help keep you from getting pregnant again before you’re ready, if you ever want kids in the future.

And attention “pro-lifers”: this is what you make some people resort to. Fear of you. How very pro-life.

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Yeah, you know what else is fun about adoption? Adoption and adoptive parents are generally thought of very positively now. However, biological parents and adoptees still get stigmatized. So put your baby up for adoption and society is still going to think of you as irresponsible, self-serving, and ungrateful! And the child is still going to be distrusted and thought of as troublemaker. PERFECT!

[TW: rape culture]

It’s like no matter what, the women* in this picture can’t win. Had sex and got pregnant unexpectedly? Your own damn fault for being a slut. Got pregnant by rape? You sure it was rape? Can’t afford to raise the child? Should have thought about that before having a child you can’t afford. You should give the kid up for adoption. But wait! You’re still irresponsible for not raising your own kid!

Ugh, fuck these guys.

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2 years ago
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Pictured: what anti-choicers actually believe fetuses are capable of.

(Warning, possibly disturbing video)

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2 years ago
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Anonymous

I know this isn't strictly your domain, but I was arguing about misogyny with a couple of guy friends the other day and the topic of rape came up. They retorted with 'men can be raped too', and then it turned into a statistics game. Anyway I was wondering if you - or any of your followers - have ever come across a reliable report on how common male rape is in comparison to female rape? Thank you.

TRIGGER WARNING: RAPE

It’s one in five or so for women and one in thirty-three for men. Of course men can be raped as well, but the fact is that the vast majority of rapes are male against female, so it is a crime of discrimination. RAINN is a good source on the topic.

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[Images: two photos from the Georgia congress of eight women, mostly women of color, walking out of the chamber in protest. The one in front is wearing a bright yellow dress, and in the bottom photo, she is raising her arms in frustration. End description.]

keepyourboehneroutofmyuterus:

meandrous:

pantslessprogressive:

Eight female state senators in Georgia walked out of the Senate chambers on Thursday to protest two bills that hinder access to abortion and contraceptives. All eight female democratic senators left the chambers together after two bills they oppose passed the Republican-led Senate. From Atlanta’s WXIA, the legislation:

  • Prohibits state employees from using state health benefits to pay for abortions
  • Does not allow employees of private religious institutions to demand that their insurance policies pay for contraceptives

“We stood together to protest what we feel is absolutely a war on women here in Georgia and we want to sound the alert to Georgians,” said Sen. Nan Orrick.

Republican state senator Joshua McKoon said of the legislation, “What I would say is the war that’s being waged is on a relative minority in this country that has strong beliefs that are protected by the First Amendment.”

The bills now heads to the House, where both are expected to pass.

The senators who walked out: Sen. Gloria ButlerSen. Gale Davenport, Sen. Nan Orrock, Sen. Freddie Powell SimsSen. Donzella James, Sen. Miriam Paris, Sen. Valencia Seay and Sen. Horacena Tate. Looks like I’ll be spending my Friday night emailing these senators to thank them for taking a stance on an incredibly important issue.

Look at that fierce HBIC.

This is EVERYTHING.

This is the best thing I’ve seen all day.

(Source: pantslessprogressive)

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Sex-selective abortion?

Is a feminist issue to be solved by eradicating patriarchy, not abortion access.

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glitter-femin1sts
Stop the Oklahoma Personhood Act!

glitter-femin1sts:

Stop the proposed Personhood Act! 

The OK Personhood Act will deny abortions even for victims of sexual assualt and in cases where it is medically necessary to save a person’s life.

Oklahoma is about to pass the Personhood Act, which gives embryos constitutional rights at the moment of conception. This bill would also outlaw abortions, even if its medically necessary to save the parent’s life and in cases of rape and incest.

If you have time, please sign this.

I don’t know about all of you, but I’m kind of sick of people trying to take away reproductive rights.

It isn’t cool.

-Alex

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Worth bringing back: Accurate Depictions of Aborted Fetuses [TW: gory fetus photos]

Misrepresentation 
A considerable number of anti-abortion visuals feature an almost fully developed fetus. Abortions preformed at this stage via hysterotomy or D&X abortions are rare. Only about 1.5% of abortions are performed at 21-weeks or older, according to according to a 2000 study conducted by the Nation Center for Chronic Disease (CDC). A July 1992 LIFE magazine article, The Great Divide, reported that Reverend Robert Schenk, member of anti-choice coalition Operation rescue, attended a demonstration outside an abortion clinic in Buffalo, NY, with “Baby Tia”, a 7-inch, gray-tinted and formaldehyde-soaked dead fetus. In the escalating madness of the crowd, the fetus was dropped onto the sneaker-trodden street. Authorities arrested Schenk and confiscated the fetus, which was taken to a coroner, only to be identified as an approximately 20-week-old stillborn. The article reads, “Many pro-choice supporters in Buffalo are angry about the distance between their reality-what they see in the clinics-and the images the anti-abortionists present as fact. ‘What they are showing to the public is a lie,’ says Joni Ladowski, a nurse at a nearby clinic, as she unfolds a length of gauze. In the center lies what appears to be a clot the size of a peanut. It is a fetus, nine weeks old. ‘This is an abortion,’ she says.”

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2 years ago
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Anonymous

I just got into a huge debate with my mother. She straight forwardly told me that I should never have sex, because I don't plan on having and will never want children. I was dumbfounded by this. And I just needed to vent to someone... It's crazy to me to think that she and others like her believe that I should never have sex, that "realistically", I should not have sex until I reach menopause, or else, I will be a horrible baby-killer when I get an abortion, if my birth control and condoms fail.

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Fucking slut-shaming.

If sex were only for reproduction, them how can you possibly explain the existence of the orgasm? Or homosexuality? No religious arguments allowed.

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[Image: a poster from Abolish Human Abortion with a photo of a premature infant in medical equipment. Text reads, “Meet Melinda Guido, born premature at 2 weeks weighing only 9.5 ounces. She is now 3 1/2 months old and doing fine. Pro-choicers would have denied she was a person, arguing that she had no ‘Right to Life” and would have gladly allowed her mother to pay an abortionist to smash her skull.” End description.]

No we wouldn’t, actually! She’s been born. She’s now a person, as she is now biologically autonomous. Before she was born, however, she was not, since she was not biologically autonomous, and her fate is therefore directly tied to the will of the actual person carrying her to term. Would it really be so hard to ask us what our opinions are?

And if this were to be an elective abortion, I assure you it would have taken place before “smashing her skull” was necessary.