stfuconservatives:

CC: everyone who says “wahhhhh i don’t want to pay for your birth control”

sunshineuncertaintyprinciple:

basedgaryoak:

vaginamacaroons:

prolifeproblems:

Okay, I fixed it for reals this time.

but you made it wrong

you  ruined  it.
you  don’t  get  to  take  someone  bravely  speaking  about  their  illegal  abortion  and  ruin  it. 

Oh  my god, the anti-choice movement has officially come full circle.
They’re officially acknowledging that they don’t have a leg to stand on unless they blatantly alter facts and misrepresent the truth.
Thanks for doing my job for me, guys.

sunshineuncertaintyprinciple:

basedgaryoak:

vaginamacaroons:

prolifeproblems:

Okay, I fixed it for reals this time.

but you made it wrong

you  ruined  it.

you  don’t  get  to  take  someone  bravely  speaking  about  their  illegal  abortion  and  ruin  it. 

Oh  my god, the anti-choice movement has officially come full circle.

They’re officially acknowledging that they don’t have a leg to stand on unless they blatantly alter facts and misrepresent the truth.

Thanks for doing my job for me, guys.

(via dippingstickssunshine)

Taking a scientific literacy quiz…

sunshineuncertaintyprinciple:

chimaeriforme:

Question 21 is “What term describes the single initial cell of a new organism that has been produced by means of sexual reproduction?”

A) zygote

B) blastocyst

C) embryo

D) fetus

notice there is no option for “baby”

anti-choicers, please take note

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Attention Pro-Life (anti-choice) folks, again THIS IS AN ABORTION

stfuconservatives:

abaldwin360:

So, I’m seeing yet another abortion debate popping up on my dash, and I’m sick and freaking tired of seeing “kills babies” and “kill children”.

Get your facts straight, don’t want an abortion? DON’T HAVE ONE!!!!

Number one, you have no right NO RIGHT to tell someone else what to do with their body.

Number two, STOP USING PROPAGANDA and tugging at heart strings and emotionally loaded words.

This is what an abortion really looks like:

Again, here is an abortion at 5-6 week pregnancy. Forceps point to
gestational sac. All other tissue is tissue, from uterus associated with the
pregnancy

Gestational sac from a termination of pregnancy at 6-7 weeks.

This is what a “child” looks like at 7 weeks, and this is highly magnified, it’s about the size of a freaking M&M:

STOP SPREADING LIES, IGNORANCE, AND MISINFORMATION.

[IMAGE SOURCE & MORE INFORMATION]

[FURTHER READING]

A few people have asked me for photos of what an abortion REALLY looks like. The original website that posted these images forgot to pay their hosting costs, so I wanted them on my blog. Thanks for putting them up, AB!

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I’m pro-choice:

ceasesilence:

ceasesilence:

I believe that your abortion is none of my business. I don’t need to know:

  • why you’re getting the abortion
  • how many months you’re pregnant
  • what number abortion this is
  • whether you became pregnant through negligence or if it wasn’t your fault at all
  • whether you have a kid at home already
  • how old you are
  • what your gender is or isn’t
  • whether anyone else has been told about the decision
  • how rich or poor you are
  • what your race or ethnicity is
  • whether you want children in the future
  • when you made the decision
  • how long you’ve thought about the decision
  • whether you feel great, neutral, or terrible about the decision or something else entirely
  • ANYTHING AT ALL. It’s your abortion, not mine. Your medical procedure, not mine. Your business, not mine. BECAUSE I’M PRO-CHOICE.

Reblogging myself for current relevance.

Reminder: saying things like, “Considering x, y, and z, I think you’re making a good decision” is inappropriate (unless the person has specifically asked you). It’s not my place to judge, even if I’m judging that yes, the abortion is justified. If the pregnant person requests an abortion, I support the decision and, more importantly, I believe that the abortion should be safe and legal.I don’t need to know any more information.

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youonlyliveonce92:

moonlite-suspenders:

fightingfor-nothing:

maytheoddsbeinkatewinslet:

awesomemusicaloftheday:

sonneillonv:

autumn-and-eve:

erinsmomma:

How can someone stand behind abortion, when you have a life inside of you that God created for you? How can you say that this life isn’t worth it? If you can’t take care of the baby for whatever circumstances than there is always adoption available to couples who can’t conceive, but still want the joy of being parents. OPEN YOUR EYES! God has bigger plans for us all that we don’t even realize the picture.

Excuse me but it appears your baby is actually upside downDid you take Sex Ed freshman year because babies come out headfirst

Hi, OP!  As someone who was given up for adoption, allow me to call bullshit on your little post there!  You see, when I was adopted, I was a white-skinned, healthy, neurotypical infant, which basically put me at the top of the list, right underneath white-skinned, healthy, neurotypical MALE infants!  There’s only one kind of infant people wanted to adopt more than me!  I was SOOO lucky!  But if you actually bothered to look at the information readily available on the interwebs, you would be aware that the majority of people who are forced to rely on abortion for family planning are poor people and people of color.  Of course, those two demographics intersect, thanks to the institutionalized racism of our society!  Neat huh?!
Of course, even babies of color are not in high demand with couples looking to adopt.  Many who do want to adopt outside their race choose to go outside the country, where laws are less strict and the process is often less expensive.  Of course, most of the infants adopted this way are obtained in unscrupulous fashion, but who cares about that when you’re saving a little Korean or African baby from the horrible fate of growing up in Korea or Africa???  And all those children who have birth defects, are born with diseases or disabilities, or have other issues… WELL.  Who wants to invest that kind of expense and time?  Why would you adopt someone broken, LOLOL?!
Granted, there are some wonderful people who understand the system a little better, and make it a point to try and give POC and disabled children a good home.  But they make up a very small fraction of potential adopters!  This difference in supply and demand leaves a lot of children stuck in the foster system, where their chances of being adopted diminish with every passing year, and their chances of being physically or sexually abused INCREASE!  Isn’t that wonderful?
And of course, we haven’t even talked about the person who is giving birth to the baby!  I know you probably think pregnancy is a wonderful, happy time, and for some people it is, but it is also one of the greatest health risks a person can take. I love my son very much, and from the day I found out I was pregnant with him, I wanted him!  But I also nearly died giving birth to him.  You see, I had pre-eclampsia, the most commonly fatal birth complication in the world.  My blood pressure was 180 over 130!  At twenty-two years old, I was actually headed for a stroke, hah hah!  How funny is that?  And all it took was missing a single pre-natal appointment during which my blood pressure rose to dangerous levels and my body tried to kill both me and my son.  Those seizures sure were fun, as was the emergency c-section performed without anesthetic!  And being chained down while the operation was performed, because I was delirious and wouldn’t stop trying to fight off the doctors, that was a BLAST!  It was great for my husband too, since he almost lost his wife and child in just forty-five minutes.  You can imagine how thrilled he is at the prospect of me ever getting pregnant again.  Babies are certainly cute, but pregnancy can have massive health complications, and I know it’s such a bummer, but they are PERMANENT.  :(  My abdominal muscles never recovered from being hacked through with a scalpel, and the flood of hormones caused by late pregnancy have changed things from heartburn (never used to have it, now, all the time!) to my emotional reactions (I cry when I see pictures of kittens now.  I used to be tough).  These are changes I did not ask for, cannot control, and cannot fix!  And many people go through worse!  I know, right?  Unbelievable, but go look up the word ‘episiotomy’ and then look up ‘birth rape’ and I’m afraid you’ll find some stuff that just isn’t very shiny.  Plus, the studies actually show that people who carry a baby to term, give birth, then give it up for adoption suffer HIGHER rates of post-pregnancy complications like post-partum depression and post-partum psychosis, general depression, and other mental health issues.  Adoption actually isn’t good for the person giving birth at all!
I’m afraid the picture you chose to use there is also pretty disingenuous.  I know, I know, it seems like nitpicking.  I’m not trying to be mean!  :(  But that picture shows a fully developed, viable infant, and most abortions are performed when the fetus isn’t even a fetus - it’s a blastocyst.  That’s just a clump of cells.  Seriously! You can totally find pictures on the interwebs and they’re not even gross, LOLOL!  Later-term abortions are usually performed because of health complications, though some of our intrepid state legislators are trying to change all that!  They care so much about people who are pregnant, you see, that they want to force them to carry dead or dying fetuses inside them until their body either becomes infected while it rots in their tummies (this is called sepsis, and it makes people very sick, and can even kill them!), or forces it out naturally in a gush of blood and fluids!  Isn’t that so caring of them?  I’m so glad they’re around to make those decisions for me!  And if a pregnant person is not allowed to terminate an unviable fetus, in some states, they have to carry the child to term, give birth to it, and then watch it die in their arms because its lungs weren’t developed, or its brain formed outside its skull, or any of a million possible birth defects that will kill you just as quick as lickity-split!  Isn’t that wild?!  Of course, these people go through terrible grief, and as I mentioned, some of them may get sick and die from not being able to abort dead or dying fetuses.  But I guess that’s just A-okay with you, huh?
Basically, I think before you suggest adoption as a universal alternative, you should actually go do some research on adoption.  And before you condemn abortion, you should do some research on abortions - not the stuff your church is giving you, the stuff the real doctors are saying.  Go to Planned Parenthood (if they haven’t all been closed down, ROFLMAO!) and request whatever information they have on the process, the statistics of who has abortions and why… and actually, all of that is on the interwebs!  Isn’t technology AMAZING?
And in closing, since I’ve been asked this question many times and I know it’s coming?  Yes, I realize I am here talking to you because I was not aborted.  But the thing is, if my mother had chosen abortion, I wouldn’t know the difference, so it wouldn’t matter to me.  And if she decided that choice was best for her, then that choice would have been best for her, and I would never want to take that choice away from her.  As it is, since I was given up for adoption, and since I have seen the statistics on how badly people who give their children up for adoption suffer, I have spent much of my adult life worrying about her, whether she’s healthy, whether she’s okay, and feeling that if she did suffer from any of the common post-birth symptoms, it is at least partially my fault, even though she made that decision on her own.  Which is silly, I know, but at some point, all children have to stare down the consequences of their parents’ having them.  For some, that’s poverty.  For others, a life-time of their parents struggling to treat and care for a severe illness or disability.  For others, it’s wondering if their mother ever got over giving them away, and wishing you could reach out and assure her that it’s okay, she doesn’t have to be haunted.
May your birth control never fail!

This woman deserves a standing ovation! And sorry for the other comments that were deleted, but I didn’t want what she wrote to be tiny. Thanks.





EVERYONE GO THE FUCK HOME. THIS WOMAN WINS.

Pro Choice, sorry not sorry

youonlyliveonce92:

moonlite-suspenders:

fightingfor-nothing:

maytheoddsbeinkatewinslet:

awesomemusicaloftheday:

sonneillonv:

autumn-and-eve:

erinsmomma:

How can someone stand behind abortion, when you have a life inside of you that God created for you? How can you say that this life isn’t worth it? If you can’t take care of the baby for whatever circumstances than there is always adoption available to couples who can’t conceive, but still want the joy of being parents. OPEN YOUR EYES! God has bigger plans for us all that we don’t even realize the picture.

Excuse me but it appears your baby is actually upside down
Did you take Sex Ed freshman year because babies come out headfirst

Hi, OP!  As someone who was given up for adoption, allow me to call bullshit on your little post there!  You see, when I was adopted, I was a white-skinned, healthy, neurotypical infant, which basically put me at the top of the list, right underneath white-skinned, healthy, neurotypical MALE infants!  There’s only one kind of infant people wanted to adopt more than me!  I was SOOO lucky!  But if you actually bothered to look at the information readily available on the interwebs, you would be aware that the majority of people who are forced to rely on abortion for family planning are poor people and people of color.  Of course, those two demographics intersect, thanks to the institutionalized racism of our society!  Neat huh?!

Of course, even babies of color are not in high demand with couples looking to adopt.  Many who do want to adopt outside their race choose to go outside the country, where laws are less strict and the process is often less expensive.  Of course, most of the infants adopted this way are obtained in unscrupulous fashion, but who cares about that when you’re saving a little Korean or African baby from the horrible fate of growing up in Korea or Africa???  And all those children who have birth defects, are born with diseases or disabilities, or have other issues… WELL.  Who wants to invest that kind of expense and time?  Why would you adopt someone broken, LOLOL?!

Granted, there are some wonderful people who understand the system a little better, and make it a point to try and give POC and disabled children a good home.  But they make up a very small fraction of potential adopters!  This difference in supply and demand leaves a lot of children stuck in the foster system, where their chances of being adopted diminish with every passing year, and their chances of being physically or sexually abused INCREASE!  Isn’t that wonderful?

And of course, we haven’t even talked about the person who is giving birth to the baby!  I know you probably think pregnancy is a wonderful, happy time, and for some people it is, but it is also one of the greatest health risks a person can take. I love my son very much, and from the day I found out I was pregnant with him, I wanted him!  But I also nearly died giving birth to him.  You see, I had pre-eclampsia, the most commonly fatal birth complication in the world.  My blood pressure was 180 over 130!  At twenty-two years old, I was actually headed for a stroke, hah hah!  How funny is that?  And all it took was missing a single pre-natal appointment during which my blood pressure rose to dangerous levels and my body tried to kill both me and my son.  Those seizures sure were fun, as was the emergency c-section performed without anesthetic!  And being chained down while the operation was performed, because I was delirious and wouldn’t stop trying to fight off the doctors, that was a BLAST!  It was great for my husband too, since he almost lost his wife and child in just forty-five minutes.  You can imagine how thrilled he is at the prospect of me ever getting pregnant again.  Babies are certainly cute, but pregnancy can have massive health complications, and I know it’s such a bummer, but they are PERMANENT.  :(  My abdominal muscles never recovered from being hacked through with a scalpel, and the flood of hormones caused by late pregnancy have changed things from heartburn (never used to have it, now, all the time!) to my emotional reactions (I cry when I see pictures of kittens now.  I used to be tough).  These are changes I did not ask for, cannot control, and cannot fix!  And many people go through worse!  I know, right?  Unbelievable, but go look up the word ‘episiotomy’ and then look up ‘birth rape’ and I’m afraid you’ll find some stuff that just isn’t very shiny.  Plus, the studies actually show that people who carry a baby to term, give birth, then give it up for adoption suffer HIGHER rates of post-pregnancy complications like post-partum depression and post-partum psychosis, general depression, and other mental health issues.  Adoption actually isn’t good for the person giving birth at all!

I’m afraid the picture you chose to use there is also pretty disingenuous.  I know, I know, it seems like nitpicking.  I’m not trying to be mean!  :(  But that picture shows a fully developed, viable infant, and most abortions are performed when the fetus isn’t even a fetus - it’s a blastocyst.  That’s just a clump of cells.  Seriously! You can totally find pictures on the interwebs and they’re not even gross, LOLOL!  Later-term abortions are usually performed because of health complications, though some of our intrepid state legislators are trying to change all that!  They care so much about people who are pregnant, you see, that they want to force them to carry dead or dying fetuses inside them until their body either becomes infected while it rots in their tummies (this is called sepsis, and it makes people very sick, and can even kill them!), or forces it out naturally in a gush of blood and fluids!  Isn’t that so caring of them?  I’m so glad they’re around to make those decisions for me!  And if a pregnant person is not allowed to terminate an unviable fetus, in some states, they have to carry the child to term, give birth to it, and then watch it die in their arms because its lungs weren’t developed, or its brain formed outside its skull, or any of a million possible birth defects that will kill you just as quick as lickity-split!  Isn’t that wild?!  Of course, these people go through terrible grief, and as I mentioned, some of them may get sick and die from not being able to abort dead or dying fetuses.  But I guess that’s just A-okay with you, huh?

Basically, I think before you suggest adoption as a universal alternative, you should actually go do some research on adoption.  And before you condemn abortion, you should do some research on abortions - not the stuff your church is giving you, the stuff the real doctors are saying.  Go to Planned Parenthood (if they haven’t all been closed down, ROFLMAO!) and request whatever information they have on the process, the statistics of who has abortions and why… and actually, all of that is on the interwebs!  Isn’t technology AMAZING?

And in closing, since I’ve been asked this question many times and I know it’s coming?  Yes, I realize I am here talking to you because I was not aborted.  But the thing is, if my mother had chosen abortion, I wouldn’t know the difference, so it wouldn’t matter to me.  And if she decided that choice was best for her, then that choice would have been best for her, and I would never want to take that choice away from her.  As it is, since I was given up for adoption, and since I have seen the statistics on how badly people who give their children up for adoption suffer, I have spent much of my adult life worrying about her, whether she’s healthy, whether she’s okay, and feeling that if she did suffer from any of the common post-birth symptoms, it is at least partially my fault, even though she made that decision on her own.  Which is silly, I know, but at some point, all children have to stare down the consequences of their parents’ having them.  For some, that’s poverty.  For others, a life-time of their parents struggling to treat and care for a severe illness or disability.  For others, it’s wondering if their mother ever got over giving them away, and wishing you could reach out and assure her that it’s okay, she doesn’t have to be haunted.

May your birth control never fail!

This woman deserves a standing ovation! And sorry for the other comments that were deleted, but I didn’t want what she wrote to be tiny. Thanks.

EVERYONE GO THE FUCK HOME. THIS WOMAN WINS.

Pro Choice, sorry not sorry

(via misskissmysass)

tehsunshine:

nessfraserloves:

ashleybrookebaby:

prolife.

LOL. Yes, it is human. No, that doesn’t mean we can force people to be pregnant with it when they don’t want to be. That would be called torture.

I poison unwanted plants in my yard all the time. That doesn’t make them people.
Also: the embryo does not begin to produce red blood cells until after the seventh week (gestational age). A good number of abortions take place before the embryo is capable of bleeding.

tehsunshine:

nessfraserloves:

ashleybrookebaby:

prolife.

LOL.

Yes, it is human. No, that doesn’t mean we can force people to be pregnant with it when they don’t want to be. That would be called torture.

I poison unwanted plants in my yard all the time. That doesn’t make them people.

Also: the embryo does not begin to produce red blood cells until after the seventh week (gestational age). A good number of abortions take place before the embryo is capable of bleeding.

(via dippingstickssunshine)

christinsanity:

That is because Christians only care for you until you are born, after that ‘Fuck you’…

Not all Christians are like that, but those that claim to be ‘pro-life’, yes, the most compassion comes before birth, after that it’s “should have been born to a better person”

christinsanity:

That is because Christians only care for you until you are born, after that ‘Fuck you’…

Not all Christians are like that, but those that claim to be ‘pro-life’, yes, the most compassion comes before birth, after that it’s “should have been born to a better person”

tehsunshine:

thisgingersnapsback:

“I’m sorry, but nobody has, of yet, proven to me how making something illegal will increase the rates. I don’t see this simple logic nor have I seen statistical logic to back your statement.”

—littlemisspolitical, when confronted with the argument that making abortions illegal will in fact cause an increase in the procedure, thus proving that the pro-life movement is nothing but anti-woman and anti-sex. The last thing it is truly about is being anti-abortion—otherwise, the facts would speak for themselves, and they would listen.

All rightie, right now I’m about to give you some straight up facts, mmkay? And if you want to ignore them and ignore this post and ignore what I’m going to say to you here, then you’re nothing but a filthy hypocrite. You know, the one who said “It’s a shame people won’t look at the facts when they’re in front of their face.”? Yeah.

So let’s get started.

We’re not going to argue whether or not a fetus is a human, we’re not going to argue whether or not it is alive, because neither of these things matter. A person’s right to their own body is of the utmost importance and absolutely nothing else has the right to another person’s body without their express consent. If the pregnancy is taken to term, then wonderful—this was (optimistically) consensual. If the pregnancy is terminated, then it is unfortunate that the individual in question needed to undergo the procedure of abortion, but the fact that it was still an option which provided that individual with the right to control what their body does and what their body doesn’t do is also wonderful, and you are cruel to consider it anything else.

But facts, facts, facts. You keep crying for facts, so let’s see how you react to them. I noticed that despite the fact that the image of the illegal abortion you reblogged a week or so ago was proven to not be the product of abortion as it is generally regulated and practiced, you gave no proof that you even acknowledged the rebuttal’s existence—so, needless to say, your track record in regards to accepting facts when they are brought to your attention is dismal at best, but hey, let’s give it a try.

Now, I’m going to be drawing my facts from the well-known Guttmacher Institute—but before you attempt to destroy my evidence based on my source, let’s provide a bit of a history lesson. Initially, yes, the Institute was initially introduced within the corporate structure of Planned Parenthood as the Center for Family Planning Program Development. However, the program was independently developed and overseen by the National Advisory Council. Later, the Center was renamed after Dr. Guttmacher, who early-on nurtured the Center, and was renamed the Guttmacher Institute, and operates as an entirely independent nonprofit policy research institute with it’s own board.

While multiple biased anti-choice sources will tell you otherwise, and attempt to claim that the Guttmacher Institute is in the pocket of Planned Parenthood, this is an outright lie, a slanderous attempt to vilify reliable and reputable sources for unbiased information regarding abortions worldwide, simply because the facts speak in favour of keeping abortions legal because otherwise, the cost is much greater.

Which brings us to what you have requested—facts that making “something” illegal increases the likelihood of it to happen. We’ll get to those pesky things you anti-choicers hate so much, you know, the facts, but for a second, let’s take a look at what we’ve been witnessing here in the U.S. on our own, and use our critical-thinking skills to analyze why this has even the potential to be true—that the stricter conditions set on abortions leading up to it’s illegality has a very high chance of producing more abortions.

In recent years we have witnessed a devestating and drastic war on women. Our rights to our body have been the subject of political debate, even though the politics of the matter were settled years ago. Ranging from limitations and regulations on abortions, such as requiring ultrasounds or enforcing extended waiting periods that pushed many women into a later trimester, thus effectively rising the cost of the procedure and even potentially making the procedure illegal for her, depending on the laws regarding late-term abortions.

This was awful enough. And for a while, the anti-choice movement had us convinced that the issue with them was honest and truly a matter of abortions. Which could easily be combated with scientific fact and evidence, but obviously this hasn’t happened. Now we’ve seen fights about our access to the most fundamental requirement in keeping down the rate of unintended pregnancies—birth control!

It is not a leap to suggest or believe that this is the basic motivation behind the anti-choice movement—one that prevents people from enjoying sex “consequence-free.” (Although the concept of a child being a consequence ought to unsettle you at least a little bit, but alas, you are the ones toting around deeply offensive pictures of miscarriages, wishing death or rape upon clinic escorts and abortion providers, and even bombing and murdering clinics and providers, so I suppose by now being unsettled is impossible.) If birth control would (and does) help the rate of unintended pregnancies—the cause of abortions—and thus reduce the rate of abortions, why on earth so adamantly fight against it?

Because, quite simply, anti-choicers don’t want people to have the right to their own body. They don’t want consequence-free lives, they want punishment and “justice” for any “wrong-doings” in their self-righteous eyes.

So, by assuming that an all-out ban on abortions in other countries where the rate of abortions are higher, it’s safe to assume that access to affordable birth control for women is virtually non-existant. Thus, it’s safe to assume that there will be more unintended pregnancies and if you’ve been following along yes!—more abortions!

But let’s look at these pesky facts, now. I’m going to copy-paste (and direct you back to the reading material) the facts which will effectively blow your “making it illegal doesn’t make it increase” argument out of the water.

-Highly restrictive abortion laws are not associated with lower abortion rates. For example, the abortion rate is 29 per 1,000 women of childbearing age in Africa and 32 per 1,000 in Latin America—regions in which abortion is illegal under most circumstances in the majority of countries. The rate is 12 per 1,000 in Western Europe, where abortion is generally permitted on broad grounds.

-Where abortion is permitted on broad legal grounds, it is generally safe, and where it is highly restricted, it is typically unsafe. In developing countries, relatively liberal abortion laws are associated with fewer negative health consequences from unsafe abortion than are highly restrictive laws.

These ought to be enough to quench your thirst for knowledge, as it is effectively proven that the legality of the procedure only affects the rate of its occurance by increasing it. Simply because abortions are not legal does not mean that they do not happen. But, gasp! What does this mean? If the government is telling everyone what to do with their bodies, then gosh, how are these abortions happening?

They are called illegal abortions, and they happen far more often than you would like to worry yourself over. Illegal abortions create numerous complications, and even death.  The estimated annual number of deaths from unsafe abortion declined from 56,000 in 2003 to 47,000 in 2008. Complications from unsafe abortion accounted for an estimated 13% of all maternal deaths worldwide in both years.  In the United States, legal induced abortion results in 0.6 deaths per 100,000 procedures. Worldwide, unsafe abortion accounts for a death rate that is 350 times higher (220 per 100,000), and, in Sub-Saharan Africa, the rate is 800 times higher, at 460 per 100,000. Unsafe abortion is a significant cause of ill-health among women in the developing world. Estimates for 2005 indicate that 8.5 million women annually experience complications from unsafe abortion that require medical attention, and three million do not receive the care they need.

So, instead of debating over the fetus’ rights, which you must admit is arguable, otherwise it wouldn’t be an argument at all, why not look at a horror that you can not argue if you are truly pro-life. Women are dying. People are dying. They are hurting, they are in agony, and they will still seek out these procedures regardless of your opinion, religion, or personal god, because whether you want to admit it or not, this is a procedure that is highly demanded. You don’t have to understand why to understand that keeping them unsafe is a problem.

To keep abortion rates low, however much it might turn your stomach to consider the possibility of the rates even existing (legally, that is) you must see reason and accept that the procedure must be kept legal. There is plenty of logical evidence backing this up, and plenty of hard, concrete evidence proving that if you make the procedure illegal, it will only increase, and more people will die.

But hey, cognitive dissonance has really worked out well with you so far, so while I might think it’s awfully hypocritical of you to encourage a ban that would kill and maim hundreds of thousands and still consider yourself pro-life, I guess there must be some kind of trick to it, right?

So there. There’s your fucking debate.

Come back at me, “I dare you,” sweetheart.

I encourage you to do your own goddamn research from time to time instead of just listening to what the latest catholic or conservative figurehead is spouting this week, mmkay?

I’m just going to leave this here.

(via dippingstickssunshine)

tehsunshine:

mychildsophia:

The Scientific Basis for Defending Life, Opposing Abortion
“He or she is a human being at the very moment that fertilization occurs.  “Fertilized egg” is an ignorant, dehumanizing, and VERY unscientific  term.”

Sorry, I’ll stick to using the SUPER SCIENTIFIC TERM: zygote. And then after four days and several mitotic divisions, it becomes a blastocyst. Clearly, these terms are way, way, way better than “fertilized egg.” God, if you’re going to refer to it that way you should at least say “syngamous ovum.”
Also: if you can find me a refereed genetic, embryological, or molecular biological article published in a reputable peer-reviewed journal that cites data and comes to the conclusion that a zygote is a human being deserving of the rights and responsibilities of a juvenile or adult human AND has a soul + feelings, I will eat the hat of your choosing.
Don’t try to play science with those who are actually educated in it.

tehsunshine:

mychildsophia:

The Scientific Basis for Defending Life, Opposing Abortion

“He or she is a human being at the very moment that fertilization occurs. “Fertilized egg” is an ignorant, dehumanizing, and VERY unscientific term.”

Sorry, I’ll stick to using the SUPER SCIENTIFIC TERM: zygote. And then after four days and several mitotic divisions, it becomes a blastocyst. Clearly, these terms are way, way, way better than “fertilized egg.” God, if you’re going to refer to it that way you should at least say “syngamous ovum.

Also: if you can find me a refereed genetic, embryological, or molecular biological article published in a reputable peer-reviewed journal that cites data and comes to the conclusion that a zygote is a human being deserving of the rights and responsibilities of a juvenile or adult human AND has a soul + feelings, I will eat the hat of your choosing.

Don’t try to play science with those who are actually educated in it.

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The Virginia Legislature has passed this law that allows — or mandates — that a woman who wants to have an abortion… they’re forcing women to get a vaginal probe. And it’s not for any medical reason — it’s just really to shame you if you wanna have an abortion. And (these) are the same people who say that ‘Obamacare is invasive.’ There’s nothing in ‘Obamacare’ that mandates the state put in an electronic dildo in your vagina — and that’s what’s going on under Republican auspices. BILL MAHER, remarking on Virginia’s personhood bullshit, on Real Time (via inothernews)
tehsunshine:

heldtogetherbychrist:

Ah yes, March for Life! :)

Before Roe v Wade, up to 1.2 million illegal abortions went down every year. During this time, botched abortions accounted for 17% of all maternal* deaths. Less than 2% of low-income women* reported having a physician involved with their abortion in any way.
Today, 70,000 people die annually because they don’t have access to safe and legal abortion, but they have abortions anyway. This is approximately 13% of all maternal* deaths.
Abortion doesn’t stop when it is made illegal. Those who are pregnant and can’t be or don’t want to be will always seek out a means to terminate their pregnancy. When you advocate “STOP ABORTION NOW,” you only advocate for the unnecessary deaths of pregnant persons. You will never stop abortion.
If you really cared about life, you would support keeping abortion safe and legal.

tehsunshine:

heldtogetherbychrist:

Ah yes, March for Life! :)

Before Roe v Wade, up to 1.2 million illegal abortions went down every year. During this time, botched abortions accounted for 17% of all maternal* deaths. Less than 2% of low-income women* reported having a physician involved with their abortion in any way.

Today, 70,000 people die annually because they don’t have access to safe and legal abortion, but they have abortions anyway. This is approximately 13% of all maternal* deaths.

Abortion doesn’t stop when it is made illegal. Those who are pregnant and can’t be or don’t want to be will always seek out a means to terminate their pregnancy. When you advocate “STOP ABORTION NOW,” you only advocate for the unnecessary deaths of pregnant persons. You will never stop abortion.

If you really cared about life, you would support keeping abortion safe and legal.

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I’m sorry I’m just confused. Let me rant in peace. If I get hate-mail for this, I don’t care.

tehsunshine:

mroseex:

When does it become okay to get an abortion? What makes that right? It is SELFISH and wrong. You are killing something because you couldn’t keep your legs closed, and don’t have the money to take care of it? Get off your ass and get a job then. It is a BABY your killing, a BABY. A helpless, defenseless, little baby. To the people who say it’s just “cells”, no sweetie those cells are what your BABY will develop organs and body parts. Which only takes about a few weeks. I can’t begin to understand how anyone could think it’s okay to kill something, whether or not you believe it’s a baby yet. Those “cells” will be SOMEONE someday. Those “cells” would grow up and have a family of their own someday. So you can’t sit there and tell me, because YOU wanted to have sex you can just kill something. But, for the girls getting raped, I understand why you wouldn’t want the baby… But other people do. People who can’t have babies, you can put it up for adoption. Or keep it yourself, just because someone took advantage of you doesn’t mean you have to kill a little baby.

I guess I’m done now. Judge me all you want, whatever.

The cell is the fundamental unit of life. All organisms are comprised of cells. When you put the word in quotation marks, you only reveal your ignorance of common, rudimentary scientific facts.

The reason that many people describe the embryo or fetus in an abortion as “a cluster of cells” is because the vast majority of abortions take place very early in pregnancy. 62% of abortions take place before the embryo even looks like this:

Keep in mind that this image is ridiculously magnified. At this point, the embryo is less than 20 mm long. That’s about three-quarters of an inch.

So in the majority of abortions, a mass of cells smaller than a U.S. quarter is removed from the uterus. Let’s see what that looks like:

At this point, I feel it would also be prudent to point out that the word “baby” is a colloquialism for the word “infant,” which is a medical term referring to a human between birth and one year of age. No “babies” are directly harmed by anyone’s reproductive choice (although 61% of abortions are for people who already have at least one child, and that child could certainly be hurt if their parent cannot care for another dependent).

And while we’re talking about who has abortions, would it surprise you to know that 69% of them are below 200% of the federal poverty line? That means that if they are a single person, they make less than $21,660 annually. And 42% are below 100% of the federal poverty level, which is $10,830 for a single person. And like I said before, most of these people already have at least one child to care for.

I’m not sure how you think all of these people are just going to get jobs, either. Right now, there are four unemployed people for every open job in the U.S. And it is incredibly difficult to find employment when one is pregnant, as employers are not happy to lose an employee to maternity leave. And most of these people who cannot afford a child are, in fact, employed, but still cannot afford a(nother) child. And how does one get a higher-paying job? Usually through education, which is made exponentially more difficult by having a(nother) child to care for.

So let me ask you, could you care for another human being while earning less money than is necessary to survive (which is the definition of poverty, btw)? And would you consider yourself to be selfish if you needed to ensure that you only had to care for the child(ren) you already are barely able to care for, and not an additional dependent?

You harp on about how an aborted embryo could grow up to be ~*~*~*~SOMEONE~*~*~*~, but fail to recognize that born SOMEONEs like you and I do not have the right to use another individual’s body without their consent. If my born child needed my kidney to survive, I am not legally or morally obligated to provide it. Why should an embryo incapable of surviving outside another’s body be granted rights that born humans do not have, solely because one day it may be born? Your logic does not follow.

Another inconsistency in your ill-informed rant is your failure to believe in an embryo’s sacred potential to be SOMEONE when the embryo is the product of rape. The fact that you conveniently support killing a precious, potential person when the pregnant person was raped tells me that you don’t actually give two shits about embryonic life- you care only for shaming sluts for having sex. And while you appear to have so much faux respect for embryonic “SOMEONEs,” you apparently have no respect for born SOMEONEs, as you expect people who are pregnant and don’t want to be to sacrifice their health, comfort, and livelihood to gestate a fetus for someone else who can’t be bothered to go adopt one of the nearly 200,000 adoptable children already born and sitting in foster care right now. You don’t care about SOMEONEs one bit.

And no, sweetie, when you bang out steaming piles of ignorance and tag them for everyone who cares about reproductive rights to see, you don’t get the right to rant in peace. You see, your anti-choice rhetoric is an attack on me and every other potentially pregnant person’s bodily autonomy and status as an independent human being. You aren’t just ranting- you are shaming us for being sexual, you are championing the removal of our rights, and you are sending the message that we are less deserving of human rights than a blastocyst. People like you are taking over, and you can be sure that people like me won’t go down without a fight.

Keep your ignorance to yourself.

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tehsunshine:


Oh, here’s some!The American Psychological Association (2008) and the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges (2011) both found that there is no link between induced abortion and mental health issues, that a prior history of mental health problems is the greatest indicator of mental health problems after abortion, and that mental health outcomes from unplanned pregnancies are the same regardless of whether the pregnancy ends in birth or abortion. Additionally, the 2011 study found that anti-choice rhetoric and attitudes (such as yours) are a contributing factor in poor mental health in those who have had abortions.

tehsunshine:

Oh, here’s some!
The American Psychological Association (2008) and the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges (2011) both found that there is no link between induced abortion and mental health issues, that a prior history of mental health problems is the greatest indicator of mental health problems after abortion, and that mental health outcomes from unplanned pregnancies are the same regardless of whether the pregnancy ends in birth or abortion. Additionally, the 2011 study found that anti-choice rhetoric and attitudes (such as yours) are a contributing factor in poor mental health in those who have had abortions.

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