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    I’ve kind of just said fuck it to the entire abortion debate but my god, when people try to argue pro life by saying that the fetus has eyes or hands or organs or whatever

    cthulhu:

    YOU KNOW WHAT ELSE DOES

    TERATOMAS

    Yes, and you know what else had a heartbeat?  Terri Schiavo, but I wouldn’t argue that she was alive. (And I’d laugh in the face of anyone who would.)

    Pro-life folks have difficulty understanding the difference between animated tissue and living things.

    2 08.26.12
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    BBC Broadcasts Live From an Abortion Clinic, And No One Gets Hurt

    This Wednesday, May 23 marked a first for broadcasting (and for feminism): BBC Radio news anchor Victoria Derbyshire aired her mid-morning show live from an abortion clinic. Her goal was refreshingly straightforward, as explained in her introduction, “What we’d like to do is tell you what happens when a woman considers an abortion and then decides to have one.”

    The show came just a day after the public learned of the death of 38-year-old Catherine Furey, a mother of five who died from drinking industrial-strength vinegar in an attempt at a home abortion. Although it’s impossible to know why she took such drastic action, it’s a tragic reminder of the type of situation that could become commonplace if women were denied abortion access.

    In the US, just in the past year, we’ve seen women arrested and jailed for miscarriages.  We’ve seen them die because their state laws forced them to resort to such terrible methods as throwing themselves down stairs and ordering poisons on the internet.

    No more fucking coat hangers!

    48 05.27.12
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    pantslessprogressive:

Awesome:

Trent Franks, the Arizona Republican who proposed a 20-week abortion ban in Washington, DC and then barred DC’s pro-choice female delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton from speaking out against the measure has a new problem on his hands: a flood of DC residents who are bringing their municipal complaints directly to the Congressman, who they’re calling “Mayor.” From potholes to rodent problems to public transportation complaints, DC residents have followed Franks’ lead and begun funneling their problems to him rather than the city’s own government. […]
The protest was a cooperative effort between Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington DC and a group called DC Vote, which aims to secure representation for DC in Congress. 
Today, about 50 DC residents eagerly waited outside of Rep. Franks’ door, ready to let “Mayor Franks” know how he could make his newly claimed city better. According to the Huffington Post’s Laura Bassett, some carried plastic rats, some toted pictures of the potholes they wanted Mayor Franks to fill, and some brought disputed parking tickets.

Do not mess with the uteri of DC.

Outstanding.

    pantslessprogressive:

    Awesome:

    Trent Franks, the Arizona Republican who proposed a 20-week abortion ban in Washington, DC and then barred DC’s pro-choice female delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton from speaking out against the measure has a new problem on his hands: a flood of DC residents who are bringing their municipal complaints directly to the Congressman, who they’re calling “Mayor.” From potholes to rodent problems to public transportation complaints, DC residents have followed Franks’ lead and begun funneling their problems to him rather than the city’s own government. […]

    The protest was a cooperative effort between Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington DC and a group called DC Vote, which aims to secure representation for DC in Congress.

    Today, about 50 DC residents eagerly waited outside of Rep. Franks’ door, ready to let “Mayor Franks” know how he could make his newly claimed city better. According to the Huffington Post’s Laura Bassett, some carried plastic rats, some toted pictures of the potholes they wanted Mayor Franks to fill, and some brought disputed parking tickets.

    Do not mess with the uteri of DC.

    Outstanding.

    394 05.24.12
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    On ‘Using Abortion as Contraception’

    There are a few folks Tumbling about how they disagree with the use of abortion as contraception.  The sheer ignorance of that statement demonstrates to me that the folks making this point don’t know much about significance of reproductive freedom and why we advocate for progressive policies on reproduction.

    The country with the lowest abortion rate in the world is The Netherlands, and they have legal abortion access.  They also have the following:

    • Mandatory, medically accurate sex education. (You might not know that several states that do have ‘sex education’ lie about the effectiveness and use of contraception, deliberately.)
    • Full socialized womens health care.  That’s right, birth control for anyone who wants it and the knowledge to use it correctly. (Which if you haven’t noticed, many of the crusaders against birth control don’t fucking know how it works.)
    • Sex positivity.  That’s right, they don’t buy into the antiquated, draconian notion that sex is a bad thing, nor do they shame people who enjoy it.  

    They’ve accomplished the goals that we in America want to see: making abortion legal, safe, and rare.

    Being that we can point to The Netherlands’ polices on reproduction as proof that liberal policies actually prevent abortion, one has to wonder what constitutes the real goals of so-called ‘pro life’ people?

    We learned the answer to that when Darrell Issa barred women from testifying on birth control access, and the answer is statutory misogyny.

    12 03.11.12
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    House Considers Bill Federalizing Parental Consent Laws for Abortion - Mother Jones

    Parental consent laws are a complex issue for me.  Personally, I was fortunate enough to have parents that genuinely care about my life and loved me enough to let me live as I choose, with minimal guidelines. I’ve always known how to use contraception correctly and minimize the chances of an unintended pregnancy. Due to that good fortune, I’ve never known the horror or dread that comes with having to tell ones parents that they are part of an unplanned pregnancy.  

    On the one hand, I feel that any self-respecting parent should be trustworthy and involved enough in their children’s lives that they are comfortable enough to approach them with issues of this magnitude and an expectation of kindness, understanding, and respect. 

    On the other hand, I know that there are millions of ‘parents’ who will not, can not, or simply refuse to trust and/or teach their kids about sex and pregnancy. (Or, more importantly, how to prevent pregnancy and practice sex safely.) Seventy-six percent of our country’s population is Christian, and their religion is not known for the kindness they show to expectant teens and victims of sexual assault, incest, and rape. (Sometimes, these evil fucks go on the internet and brag about forcing their child to carry a pregnancy.) 

    Given these facts, I don’t understand how anyone could support a license for parents to usurp such a huge decision from the hands of a teen, and frankly, I believe forcing a child to carry an unwanted pregnancy is child abuse.

    (And, I should add, laws of this nature are hypocritical and contradictory to the Republican Party’s lip service to ‘limited government’.)

    1 03.10.12
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    Oppose abortion, because respecting all life is a higher value than respecting someone’s right to choose.

    HORSESHIT.

    Your view is that pregnant people are expendable, you fucking barbaric asshole.

    Also, why don’t I hear you complaining about all of the kids in Kansas who will have to go hungry due to Sam Brownback’s cuts to food stamps?  Or his regressive tax system that will raise taxes on the poor and cut taxes for the rich? Do those kids not matter to you because they’re already out of the womb? What about the crazy bitch that threatened to blow up an abortion provider’s car, and still won a favorable ruling when the doctor tried to obtain a restraining order?

    And, it scares the shit out of me that you’re  a nursing student. I pity the poor folks that have to deal with your self-righteous fuckery when their pregnancies experience complications.

    6 02.26.12
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    Georgia Democrats propose limitations on vasectomies for men

    If this is what it takes for so-called ‘pro-life’ people to wake up and realize just how asinine and mind-numbingly stupid their anti-choice laws are, then so be it.  We liberals can, and will, propose equally absurd shit to combat the fuckwitted proposals you assholes think you can thrust upon us to distract everyone from the fact that you don’t have the first fucking clue how to create jobs or fix the fucking economy.

    3 02.22.12
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    Virginia governor no longer fully supports ultrasounds before abortions - The Washington Post

    bohemiansouth:

    Gov. Robert F. McDonnell is backing off his unconditional support for a bill requiring women to have an ultrasound before an abortion, focusing new attention on one of the most controversial pieces of legislation in Virginia’s General Assembly this year.

    Until this weekend, McDonnell (R) and his aides had said the governor would sign the measure if it made it to his desk. McDonnell, who strongly opposes abortion, will no longer make that commitment.

    But delegates and governor’s staff were scheduled to meet Tuesday night to strike a compromise after learning that some ultrasounds could be more invasive than first thought, according to two officials who were aware of the meeting but not authorized to speak about it publicly. Many of the bill’s supporters were apparently unaware of how invasive the procedure could be, one of the officials added.

    A compromise on terrible legislation? Supporters who were “unaware of how invasive the procedure could be?” The only thing this story tells us is that Gov. McDonnell is now realizing how toxic this punitive, mean-spirited bill will be to his chances of being a vice presidential nominee. God forbid that he ever rises in politics, and that’s not blasphemy. It’s a prayer.

    They seriously didn’t think institutionalized, mandatory rape wouldn’t bother people?  Really?

    Virginia, you’ve elected some extremely dumb fucks.

    4 02.22.12
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    rexxar91:

Let life live.

Equating pregnant human beings with sea turtles is not going to win you any points with people, ‘pro-lifers’.  Not only is that shit logic, but it exposes you for the weak-minded simpletons that you are.

    rexxar91:

    Let life live.

    Equating pregnant human beings with sea turtles is not going to win you any points with people, ‘pro-lifers’.  Not only is that shit logic, but it exposes you for the weak-minded simpletons that you are.

    26 02.21.12
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    Salon.com — How a woman almost died in an emergency room because the “pro-life “doctor on call refused to perform an abortion

    abaldwin360:

    There’s this lawmaker out of Kansas, Rep. Peter DeGraaf, who has a lot to say about abortion. He’s currently best known for saying that women should plan ahead in case of rape and not expect their regular insurance to cover an abortion after an assault. And I could spend a lot of time discussing the flaws in his logic, or even hashing out when life begins, but what I’m really concerned about is the idea that anyone besides a pregnant woman should have a say in what she does with her body after finding out she’s pregnant.

    I’m a mom, and I love my sons more than anything. And it is because I love them that I had an abortion at 20 weeks. It was my fifth pregnancy (I’d had two earlier miscarriages), and, as it turned out, my last. There was trouble from the beginning…

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    You don’t get to call yourself pro-life if you think pregnant people are expendable. 

    This ‘doctor’ would have widowed a husband and left two children without their mother over a fetus that couldn’t be saved anyway. How is that pro-life?

    60 02.16.12
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