If you’ve had an abortion, you’re not a bad person.

pro-choice-is-love:

You did what you felt was the best decision. That does not make you a bad person. That makes you brave for booking the appointment, getting past pro-life protesters, for going through the procedure, getting through it all and still being here.

You are brave, you are strong, and you absolutely are a good person despite what some people will tell you.

(via misandry-mermaid)

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proudly-pro-choice:

You are not a bad person for getting abortion, it doesn’t matter if:

  • you were assaulted
  • your birth control failed
  • you weren’t on birth control at all
  • there is a medical issue
  • you don’t want children
  • you already have children and can’t handle another
  • you aren’t ready
  • you don’t want to be pregnant

You are never a bad person for needing an abortion. There is nothing wrong with you. Don’t ever let anyone tell you otherwise.

You are not alone.

(via that-fucking-feminist)

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dysfunctionalqueer:

proudly-pro-choice:

shootinthebulltx:

Over 1 millions children are killed every year in elective abortions, almost 50,000 of them after 16 weeks. Now let’s talk about how to best save their lives. #abortion #forthechildrenhttp://click-to-read-mo.re/p/7zhv/536a421d

I really just love pro-life logic.
Why help those who have been born when we can stick our noses into other people’s private health care matters? Lets try to get them to keep their pregnancies! We can go back to ignoring them after they give birth.
Yeah, makes total sense, right?

You want to save children?
How about we start with the 397,000 in foster care in the U.S. and give them loving, permanent homes? x
Or the 1.5 million homeless children in america? X
Or the 16.2 million children who are going hungry in america? X
Or the 18,900,000 children who are refuges, running from violence in their homelands? X
Or the 6 million children in the U.S. alone who are abused each year? X
Or the 1.2 million children who are trafficked, sold as slaves, usually sexual slaves, each year? X
Oh, no, let’s start with the non-sentient fetuses that can’t feel pain, or know what’s going on. 
Let’s ignore these millions and millions of living, breathing children who are living through hell right now. 


How does this logic? “Sure, we COULD help the millions of children who need help now, but why not bring more children into the world? (Children that we have no intention of helping either, btw. Just so we’re clear)”  I can’t with pro lifers any more

dysfunctionalqueer:

proudly-pro-choice:

shootinthebulltx:

Over 1 millions children are killed every year in elective abortions, almost 50,000 of them after 16 weeks. Now let’s talk about how to best save their lives. #abortion #forthechildren

http://click-to-read-mo.re/p/7zhv/536a421d

I really just love pro-life logic.

Why help those who have been born when we can stick our noses into other people’s private health care matters? Lets try to get them to keep their pregnancies! We can go back to ignoring them after they give birth.

Yeah, makes total sense, right?

You want to save children?

How about we start with the 397,000 in foster care in the U.S. and give them loving, permanent homes? x

Or the 1.5 million homeless children in america? X

Or the 16.2 million children who are going hungry in america? X

Or the 18,900,000 children who are refuges, running from violence in their homelands? X

Or the 6 million children in the U.S. alone who are abused each year? X

Or the 1.2 million children who are trafficked, sold as slaves, usually sexual slaves, each year? X

Oh, no, let’s start with the non-sentient fetuses that can’t feel pain, or know what’s going on. 

Let’s ignore these millions and millions of living, breathing children who are living through hell right now. 

How does this logic? “Sure, we COULD help the millions of children who need help now, but why not bring more children into the world? (Children that we have no intention of helping either, btw. Just so we’re clear)” I can’t with pro lifers any more

(via wordsonlooseleaf)

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"The risk of death from childbirth is about 14 times higher than that from abortion."

Raymond EG and Grimes DA, The comparative safety of legal induced abortion and childbirth in the United States, Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2012, 119(2):215–219. via Guttmacher Institute (via actualfactsaboutabortion)

Just a reminder that bringing up potential complications will never win an argument against safe, legal abortion.

(via bebinn)

Especially considering that the ‘pro-life’ movement sees the death penalty as an acceptable punishment for sex outside of procreation.

(via iamacollectionofmiscellanyandtea)

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fandomsandfeminism:

oh-snap-pro-choice:

It’s almost like pro-choicers were right all along about birth control being the best way to reduce abortion rates… go figure.
~Lemon

It’s almost like if you make is really easy for women who don’t want to get pregnant to, in fact, not get pregnant, then you get fewer unwanted pregnancies and, thus, fewer people trying to end unwanted pregnancies. Like god damn witchcraft.

As much as I love this stat and all, but I think people are missing the point.
Pro-life has never been about abortion. Abortion’s just a topic that makes it easy to rile up un- and undereducated people. In fact, the real thrust behind the “pro-life” movement is really the same as the anti-contraception movement and - quote possibly - the anti-homosexual movement.
It’s about preventing women - maybe even people in general - from engaging in sex outside of procreation. Full stop.
The reasons for this, according to the study in this article, are rooted in regressive, misogynistic views of women and sex. How women “need” a man to complete themselves, and all that.
So as awesome as this stat is, it won’t change any minds. Absent a huge paradigm shift, the people who would be targeted by this stat already made up their minds, and there’s no changing them.

fandomsandfeminism:

oh-snap-pro-choice:

It’s almost like pro-choicers were right all along about birth control being the best way to reduce abortion rates… go figure.

~Lemon

It’s almost like if you make is really easy for women who don’t want to get pregnant to, in fact, not get pregnant, then you get fewer unwanted pregnancies and, thus, fewer people trying to end unwanted pregnancies.

Like god damn witchcraft.

As much as I love this stat and all, but I think people are missing the point.

Pro-life has never been about abortion. Abortion’s just a topic that makes it easy to rile up un- and undereducated people. In fact, the real thrust behind the “pro-life” movement is really the same as the anti-contraception movement and - quote possibly - the anti-homosexual movement.

It’s about preventing women - maybe even people in general - from engaging in sex outside of procreation. Full stop.

The reasons for this, according to the study in this article, are rooted in regressive, misogynistic views of women and sex. How women “need” a man to complete themselves, and all that.

So as awesome as this stat is, it won’t change any minds. Absent a huge paradigm shift, the people who would be targeted by this stat already made up their minds, and there’s no changing them.

(Source: feminist-sister, via that-fucking-feminist)

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pond-of-tears:

when people say that abortion should only be legal in cases of rape it only proves that people don’t give two fucks about the fetus’s life, they just want to punish women for getting pregnant 

(via misandry-mermaid)

friendlycloud:

size10plz:

tranquilskylines:

brattylifts:

chelseaparttwo:

toni-tan:

caliel:

niceoverallsloser:

PREACH IT GIRL

have you ever heard about condoms or other methods “to not get pregnant” girl

Have you ever heard of pregnancies as a result of rape and abuse? Have you heard of the failure rates on contraception?

Have you ever heard of adoption agencies or police stations that you can literally drop your child off at for free if you can’t/won’t take care of him/her?

Have you ever heard of the thousands of children that just get circled through social services/foster homes because there are too many kids and not enough families to adopt them?

Have you ever heard of the millions of parents wanting & waiting to adopt those children because they can’t have kids on their own?

Have you heard that a report by Unicef says there are 143 million and 210 million orphans worldwide, and this is not including abandonment, or sold children. It is estimated that 5760 children become orphans every day. So to try to make the case that it’s the responsibility of someone with a uterus to give birth against their will because other people want children is bullshit and absolutely ludicrous. 

Pro-‘life’ people can first work to raise the quality of life of existing people. When that is no longer sub-par for hundreds of millions, then they can start making these arguments.
But not a moment sooner.

friendlycloud:

size10plz:

tranquilskylines:

brattylifts:

chelseaparttwo:

toni-tan:

caliel:

niceoverallsloser:

PREACH IT GIRL

have you ever heard about condoms or other methods “to not get pregnant” girl

Have you ever heard of pregnancies as a result of rape and abuse? Have you heard of the failure rates on contraception?

Have you ever heard of adoption agencies or police stations that you can literally drop your child off at for free if you can’t/won’t take care of him/her?

Have you ever heard of the thousands of children that just get circled through social services/foster homes because there are too many kids and not enough families to adopt them?

Have you ever heard of the millions of parents wanting & waiting to adopt those children because they can’t have kids on their own?

Have you heard that a report by Unicef says there are 143 million and 210 million orphans worldwide, and this is not including abandonment, or sold children. It is estimated that 5760 children become orphans every day. So to try to make the case that it’s the responsibility of someone with a uterus to give birth against their will because other people want children is bullshit and absolutely ludicrous. 

Pro-‘life’ people can first work to raise the quality of life of existing people. When that is no longer sub-par for hundreds of millions, then they can start making these arguments.

But not a moment sooner.

(via anduining)

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proudly-pro-choice:

You are not a bad person for getting abortion, it doesn’t matter if:

  • you were assaulted
  • your birth control failed
  • you weren’t on birth control at all
  • there is a medical issue
  • you don’t want children
  • you already have children and can’t handle another
  • you aren’t ready
  • you don’t want to be pregnant

You are never a bad person for needing an abortion. There is nothing wrong with you. Don’t ever let anyone tell you otherwise.

You are not alone.

(via lumpy-pizza-princess)

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misandry-mermaid:

lolatprolife:

You regret your abortion therefore every single pregnant person should have their bodily rights taken away?
Get the fuck out. - Leigh

I regret starting out in college as a marine biology major so I guess according to this girl’s logic we should just ban the oceanic sciences.

misandry-mermaid:

lolatprolife:

You regret your abortion therefore every single pregnant person should have their bodily rights taken away?

Get the fuck out. - Leigh

I regret starting out in college as a marine biology major so I guess according to this girl’s logic we should just ban the oceanic sciences.

(Source: goandannouce, via awfully-distracted)

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