persephoneholly:

atlas-zeta:

persephoneholly:

atlas-zeta:

Can abortions at least be taboo? 

Why should they be? We don’t stigmatize any other surgery, why abortion?

Because then it’ll be less appealing and people will be less likely to get one. 

Ahah! Ahahahahaha!!! Ooookay! You know what will ACTUALLY make people less likely to get an abortion? Free contraceptives. Inexpensive healthcare and daycare. Better sex ed. Making a procedure taboo will not help, it’ll just make things worse.

[D] Besides, Taboo is an awful game. If someone wants to get an abortion, it shouldn’t be Taboo; it should be a Trivial Pursuit.

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josiephone:

josiephone:

Okay guys, I’m going to get serious for a minute. If you’re not in Ireland at the moment, you may not know about the situation regarding the laws on abortion. It is completely illegal, even in cases of rape, incest, fatal foetal abnormality, and other such things. Women have died in this country because inability to have an abortion put strain on their health. A woman who wasn’t even Irish begged for an abortion because her child was about to die in the womb. The complications arising from her case resulted in her contracting septicaemia, organ failure, and tragically dying. In 1992, the X Case took place, involving a 14-year-old girl, knowns only as x, who became pregnant after being raped. Instead of offering help to the girl, who because suicidal, they prevented her from travelling out of the country for an abortion.Any Irish woman* who needs an abortion has to travel to the UK, which means if you don’t have the money, you’re out of luck. What does the Irish Government have to say about this?Well, recently the UN confronted the Government about our abortion laws, pointing out that we were breaking Human Rights laws, and that the Government treated Irish women* like vessels.Joan Burton, the Tánaiste, said that there will be no referendum on abortion in this Government’s lifetime. They’re literally saying that they don’t care enough to rectify Human Rights breaches.I am NOT a vessel, and neither are you. Make your voice heard. Come to the March for Choice on the 27th of September in Dublin. Never give up, never stay quiet.

This has only been up since last night and LADS, the NOTES. Keep spreading the word!

josiephone:

josiephone:

Okay guys, I’m going to get serious for a minute. 
If you’re not in Ireland at the moment, you may not know about the situation regarding the laws on abortion. It is completely illegal, even in cases of rape, incest, fatal foetal abnormality, and other such things. 

Women have died in this country because inability to have an abortion put strain on their health. A woman who wasn’t even Irish begged for an abortion because her child was about to die in the womb. The complications arising from her case resulted in her contracting septicaemia, organ failure, and tragically dying. 
In 1992, the X Case took place, involving a 14-year-old girl, knowns only as x, who became pregnant after being raped. Instead of offering help to the girl, who because suicidal, they prevented her from travelling out of the country for an abortion.

Any Irish woman* who needs an abortion has to travel to the UK, which means if you don’t have the money, you’re out of luck. What does the Irish Government have to say about this?

Well, recently the UN confronted the Government about our abortion laws, pointing out that we were breaking Human Rights laws, and that the Government treated Irish women* like vessels.

Joan Burton, the Tánaiste, said that there will be no referendum on abortion in this Government’s lifetime. They’re literally saying that they don’t care enough to rectify Human Rights breaches.

I am NOT a vessel, and neither are you. Make your voice heard. Come to the March for Choice on the 27th of September in Dublin. 

Never give up, never stay quiet.

This has only been up since last night and LADS, the NOTES. Keep spreading the word!

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sluttiest-virgin:

the-elderscrolls:

Polish doctor that refused to perform abortion named a “hero”
Dr Bogdan Chazan was visited by an expecting mother (32 weeks into pregnancy), who already had 5 miscarriages before and was worried about her health. It turned out that the fetus had hydrocephalus, undeveloped brain and was missing many bones from its skull. The Doctor refused to perform an abortion and didn’t send the woman to another hospital which could do so (according to polish law, if a doctor doesn’t want to perform an abortion, he has to choose another hospital which will agree to do so). Chazan was named a “local hero” and “true warrior of Jesus in the name of life of the unborn” by many polish politicians and catholic activists. He used conscience clause as an excuse for his actions.
The woman gave birth to the child through a C-section. She and her husband spent 10 painful days watching their deformed child die a horrible death. When she finally decided to speak out, she said:
“During these 10 days, no priest, no pro life activist or even dr Chazan came to see the child, to ask if they can help. It was really hard to look at our child. We knew what was coming, but it was still very hard to cope with”
Congratulations, pro-lifers - another “life” saved, another “happy” child and “happy” family. 

FUCK

First of all, what sick God would want to not only have a child born just so it can suffer and die a slow, agonizing death, but to have their parents watch in despair as their child suffers and dies a slow, agonizing death? 
Why would anyone willingly worship such a God?
Second, What kind of unreasonable facsimile of a human being is this doctor for allowing - MANDATING - that this happen? Who does this serve? Who benefits from this? Is staying off of “God“‘s naughty list more important than the care and well-being of his patients?

sluttiest-virgin:

the-elderscrolls:

Polish doctor that refused to perform abortion named a “hero”

Dr Bogdan Chazan was visited by an expecting mother (32 weeks into pregnancy), who already had 5 miscarriages before and was worried about her health. It turned out that the fetus had hydrocephalus, undeveloped brain and was missing many bones from its skull. The Doctor refused to perform an abortion and didn’t send the woman to another hospital which could do so (according to polish law, if a doctor doesn’t want to perform an abortion, he has to choose another hospital which will agree to do so). Chazan was named a “local hero” and “true warrior of Jesus in the name of life of the unborn” by many polish politicians and catholic activists. He used conscience clause as an excuse for his actions.

The woman gave birth to the child through a C-section. She and her husband spent 10 painful days watching their deformed child die a horrible death. When she finally decided to speak out, she said:

During these 10 days, no priest, no pro life activist or even dr Chazan came to see the child, to ask if they can help. It was really hard to look at our child. We knew what was coming, but it was still very hard to cope with

Congratulations, pro-lifers - another “life” saved, another “happy” child and “happy” family. 

FUCK

First of all, what sick God would want to not only have a child born just so it can suffer and die a slow, agonizing death, but to have their parents watch in despair as their child suffers and dies a slow, agonizing death?

Why would anyone willingly worship such a God?

Second, What kind of unreasonable facsimile of a human being is this doctor for allowing - MANDATING - that this happen? Who does this serve? Who benefits from this? Is staying off of “God“‘s naughty list more important than the care and well-being of his patients?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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)