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2 years ago
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re: anti-choice prop, when i volunteered at planned parenthood, someone/some people once left little brochures condemning plan b and lying about fetal development with inaccurate pictures. another time, some group put (glued?) teddy bears with "i wanted to be (x profession)" all over the building, creating a big mess that the manager and nurses had to clean up. there was also a faint ghosting of where i assume someone spray painted "GOD SEES" on the front of the clinic. right before i (cont)

stopped volunteering for unrelated reasons, an anti-choice group opened a cpc literally right behind the clinic using its subtitle (“women’s clinic” or something) with the clear intention of luring abortion patients there and away from the real clinic.

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2 years ago
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jesteractivist
Planned Parenthood Bombed In Wisconsin

jesteractivist:

Pro life bombing Planned Parenthood? That makes a whole lot of sense if you don’t think about it.

I hate this planet.

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2 years ago
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yesmeansyes
Why women have second trimester abortions

yesmeansyes:

“Late abortions are under attack in state houses nationwide. A new study shows why it’s important they remain legal”

(via Salon)

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2 years ago
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perse1010
Taxpayer-Funded 'Crisis Pregnancy Centers' Tell Jewish Woman To Convert To Christianity Or Go To Hell | ThinkProgress

[Image: a looping animated gif of Stephen Colbert in a suit and tie, screaming, “WHAT?!” in shock. End description.]

Oh yeah, how did I forget in my last ask to mention that these fucking places get federal funding?

They’re nothing but religious propaganda machines posing as medical facilities. And here we have federally funded conversion? FUCK. YOU. READ THE FUCKING FIRST AMENDMENT.

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2 years ago
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Anonymous

what's bad about crisis pregnancy centers? I'm not being a smartass or anything I just really don't know anything about them.

They lie and emotionally terrorize pregnant people. They pose as a women’s* health center for people seeking abortions, and then they emotionally terrorize them into not having one. They greatly outnumber actual women’s health centers in the US, and often place themselves purposefully near actual women’s health centers and lure people away from them.

There’s a great movie called 12th and Delaware that shows everything they do in great detail. I highly recommend it if you want to learn more. (It’s also by the same people who did Jesus Camp, which is probably even more horrifying in its own right.)

(*I know they’re not just for self-identifying cis women, but that’s just what they’re called, unfortunately.)

Edit: Oh, they also get federal taxpayer funds. For their bullshit which is very often Christian-oriented and based on conversion. Oh yeah, that’s constitutional.

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3 years ago
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liberal-life-deactivated2011110
Study: Rate of Unintended Pregnancies Among Poor Women on the Rise

liberal-life:

As Republicans seek to eliminate funding for contraception, a new report from the Guttmacher institute finds that while “the rate of unintended pregnancies continues to decrease among wealthy or educated women, the rate among women who fall below the federal poverty line has climbed.” “At a minimum, however, we must ensure that all women, and particularly those who are most vulnerable, have access to the education and range of reproductive health services and counseling they need in order to plan the pregnancies they want and prevent the ones they don’t,” Guttmacher Institute President and CEO Sharon Camp said.

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3 years ago
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unfriendlyatheist-deactivated20

TOP FIVE REASONS TO DEFUND PLANNED PARENTHOOD

unfriendlyatheist:

I found this at my grandmother’s house. It was so lulzy I had to steal it.

Here are the top five reasons:

1. THE BABIES. Planned Parenthood commits more abortions than any single organization in the nation or in the world.

“Commits?” Do people “commit” surgery or other health procedures?

fuck logic, this is religion

Here is my favorite:

 2. PLANNED PARENTHOOD STEALS SOULS. Its perverse, pornographic sex education steals souls and encourages promiscuity… It tells our children, “When you are ready is the right time to begin having sex. Planned Parenthood pushes its disgusting “comprehensive sex education” from birth, encouraging parents to talk about sex to their children… creating a culture of sick sex within the home.

Not only is Planned Parenthood stealing souls by providing sex education, but these folks say that parents talking to their kids about sex is creating “a culture of sick sex within the home.” They make it sound like its an incestuous orgy or some shit.

3. PLANNED PARENTHOOD IS THE VISIBLE HEAD OF THE CULTURE OF DEATH. Planned Parenthood has built a billion dollar business revolving around abortion, abortifacient birth control, and promotion of anything-goes sex.

Planned Parenthood is a non-profit organization, and provides much more than just abortion and birth control; they also provide quite a bit of women’s health and sexual health services.

And, of course, the “promotion of anything-goes sex” is referring to Planned Parenthood’s strong support of queer equality. A culture of “death” indeed, giving out health care to women and education to gays! Evil.

4. PLANNED PARENTHOOD IS WAGING A WAR ON WOMEN.

This is a rather popular but stupid tactic of the religious right- accusing pro-choice advocates of sexism. Its a pretty idiotic aspect of their bullshit reasoning, as a) they have no fucking idea what feminism is and don’t support it in any way, and b) religion is the single most powerful enemy of women’s rights there is.

5. TAXPAYERS SHOULD NOT BE FORCED TO PAY FOR PLANNED PARENTHOOD’S LUCRATIVE SEX BUSINESS, ANNIHILATION OF THE PREBORN, AND WAR ON WOMEN.

As if Planned Parenthood was some sort of brothel.

This absurd pamphlet ended with an awesome graphic of three dollar signs superimposed on a skull.

Now, religious people: I realize you believe in souls and that women shouldn’t have reproductive rights. I realize this, and I think its stupid, but understand me- in the US, there is the separation of church and state. If you hold a moral belief that has its origins in religion, if you try to impose that moral belief on others, you are imposing your religion on others, which is illegal and unconstitutional.

AHAHAHAHAHA. Everyone, your souls are in danger because of Planned Parenthood! Stay away! Hyaaaassssssaaaaaa!

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3 years ago
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sociallyconstructed

The High Cost of Birth Control

sociallyconstructed:

The other day I posted a coupon for NuvaRing, a form of birth control. With the upcoming charge to to make birth control without copays mandatory, people who aren’t familiar with the costs of BC could wonder what the fuss is about. A few key points on the cost of birth control:

  • Women typically pay between $15 and $50 a month in co-pays for birth control pills — $180 to $600 a year.
  • More than half of women aged 18–34 say that the cost of prescription birth control has made it hard for them to use birth control consistently.
  • A couple using no birth control has an 85 percent chance of becoming pregnant in one year.

Here’s a chart with a rough breakdown of the cost per year of various types of birth control. (source)

Method Effectiveness Cost Per Year Birth Control Pills 95 percent $160 to $600 Birth Control Patch 95 percent $160 to $600 Cervical Cap 77 to 83 percent $35 to $60 Condoms 85 percent $150 Diaphragm 85 percent $60 Fertility-Awareness 75 to 88 percent Free IUDs 99 percent $100 (varies) Shot (Depo-Provera) 99 percent $220 to $460 Sterilization 99 percent $30 to $200 (varies) Vaginal Ring (NuvaRing) 95 percent $160 to $600 Vaginal Sponge 68 to 84 percent $500 Abstinence 100 percent

Free

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3 years ago
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larkincallaghan
larkincallaghan:

[Image: a line graph by the Guttmacher Institute entitled, “Enacted Abortion Restrictions by Year”, going from 1985 to 2011. In 1985, the value is just below 20 and goes down steadily until 1990, where it is nearly zero. It picks up to about 15 in 1992, down to zero again the next, and remains steadily low until 1997, where it shoots up to 23. It goes down again up until 1999, but picks up again stlightly in 2000, where it stays steady for the next two years. Starting in 2002, the value fluctuates between 38 and 15 or so. In 2010 it goes up from 23 to 25, and in 2011, it finally skyrockets to 80.]
In case there was any doubt about how intent opponents are about overturning Roe v. Wade by systematically enacting more and more restrictions on women’s reproductive rights. Photo courtesy of Guttmacher Institute.

Just for some perspective: this War on Women is very new, and it is, indeed, a war over our bodily domain.

larkincallaghan:

[Image: a line graph by the Guttmacher Institute entitled, “Enacted Abortion Restrictions by Year”, going from 1985 to 2011. In 1985, the value is just below 20 and goes down steadily until 1990, where it is nearly zero. It picks up to about 15 in 1992, down to zero again the next, and remains steadily low until 1997, where it shoots up to 23. It goes down again up until 1999, but picks up again stlightly in 2000, where it stays steady for the next two years. Starting in 2002, the value fluctuates between 38 and 15 or so. In 2010 it goes up from 23 to 25, and in 2011, it finally skyrockets to 80.]

In case there was any doubt about how intent opponents are about overturning Roe v. Wade by systematically enacting more and more restrictions on women’s reproductive rights. Photo courtesy of Guttmacher Institute.

Just for some perspective: this War on Women is very new, and it is, indeed, a war over our bodily domain.

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3 years ago
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allisondroberts
Outcry in America as pregnant women who lose babies face murder charges

allisondroberts:

This scares the hell out of me as it should any woman who may become pregnant. Where does this kind of logic lead? Should we prosecute women who smoke or drink during pregnancy? What if you didn’t know you were pregnant yet? Women who don’t eat healthy during pregnancy? Women who don’t exercise properly during pregnancy? It is a slippery slope…

Women must be seen as responsible for their own bodies and offered help and assistance to have healthy children, not criminalized if misfortune falls. A lot of fetuses are miscarried each year through no fault of anyone. If you start looking for reasons for a miscarriage or still born, you can surely find one, but it may not be a valid reason. Plenty of babies survive all sorts of unhealthy pregnancies and other fetuses never see the light of day even with the most diligent of mothers. The loss of a fetus is upsetting enough without law enforcement getting involved.

Just a friendly reminder that this is happening right now.