"Miss Carter had suffered through cancer during childhood. It went into remission, she married, she became pregnant, and during the time of her pregnancy the cancer resurfaced. She told her doctors that she wanted chemotherapy [to prolong her life — her cancer was terminal]. It was a difficult decision for her because she had looked forward to this pregnancy. Her doctors, however, refused the chemotherapy, desiring to protect the fetus’ health. Again, similar to the Burton case, [the doctors] obtained a court order that would allow them to remove the fetus by whatever means necessary and to protect the fetus’ health. In doing so they decided on fetal health over attempting to save the life of the mother. The fetus was removed from her, and it died within two hours. Angela Carter died two days later." -

What about the mother’s life? Part 2 of a Q&A with Michele Goodwin

this is a disability issue, a chronic illness issue, a traumatic illness issue, a feminist issue - this should disturb everyone.

(via disabilityhistory)

"The money spent on the March for Life alone could pay for prenatal care for around 6,600 women, or prenatal vitamins for nearly 250,000." -

source: Pro-life groups don’t really protect the unborn

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Wow. Way more than I estimated. How much good could that money have done? 

(via your-lies-ruin-lives)

holy moly.

(via fuckyeahfeminists)

Just a reminder that 73% of people who had abortions said they couldn’t afford a baby. Apparently it’s much more fun to organize mass shaming events (or build multi-million dollar “abortion memorials”) than it is to address the actual problem.

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TUMBLR, ATTENTION:::::::::::::::::: 

theuppitynegras:

ancestryinprogress:

Thousands of you reblogged images of Wendy Davis and talked all kinds of shit about Texas,

but OHIO already passed a harsher bill, 55 to 44 on Thursday. 

The proposal in Texas requires physicians who perform abortions to have admitting privileges to hospitals within a 30-mile radius of their clinic.

Ohio takes it a step further: doctor’s providing abortions are not allowed admitting privileges in public hospitals.

The bill says the doctor must, “describe the development of nerve endings of the embryo or fetus and the ability of the embryo or fetus to feel pain at each stage of development.” Meaning, a woman undergoing an abortion in the first trimester — which is when many abortions happen — must be told her fetus is capable of feeling pain even though there is no conclusive medical evidence of this.

A physician performing an abortion must sign sign a “conflict of interest’ waiver stating how much money the doctor or his or her facility made from preforming abortions in the previous year. The physician must also provide a statement detailing how much money they or their clinic would lose if a woman decides to carry her pregnancy to term. Before performing the abortion the physician must give a woman these documents.

Under the law in Ohio, women seeking an abortion must now undergo an ultrasound no matter the circumstances of her pregnancy. There is no medical reason for a woman to undergo an ultrasound for a first-trimester abortion. States began to impose this procedure in the 1990s in what the Guttmacher Institute calls “a veiled attempt to personify the fetus and dissuade a woman from obtaining an abortion.

The new bill increases the mandatory wait time for a woman to receive abortion from 24 hours to 48 hours. The wait period cannot be bypassed unless “the pregnancy complicates the medical condition of the woman that the death of the woman would result from the failure to immediately terminate the pregnancy.” That means, for example, if a woman is raped —but is not teetering on the brink of death—she must wait the mandatory 48 hours and undergo all the above restrictions.

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I reblogged this earlier, but I need you all to understand that this is of the  utmost importance. We need your support. Please sign the petition. Please call him at (614) 466-3555. Please tweet him. Please trend #StandwithOhio. Please. Please. Please.

Another petition!

Y’all are focusing on Texas and that’s cool but,

Ohio has until 11:59 on Sunday, June 30thuntil the governor signs the bill into law and it will be the FIRST in the United States of its kind. 

Please, if just 1/5 of the people who followed me sent a tweet, made a phone call, or signed the petition, we’d make a difference. I know that you all care, so please do what you can!

SIGNAL BOOOOOOOST

"The reality is that so-called pro-life movement is not about saving babies. It’s about punishing women for having sex. That’s why they oppose birth control. That’s why they want to ban abortion even though doing so will simply drive women to have dangerous back alley abortions. That’s why they want to penalize women who take public assistance and then dare to have sex, leaving an exemption for those who become pregnant from rape. It’s not about babies. If it were about babies, they would be making access to birth control widespread and free and creating a comprehensive social safety net so that no woman finds herself with a pregnancy she can’t afford. They would be raising money for research on why half of all zygotes fail to implant and working to prevent miscarriages. It’s not about babies. It’s about controlling women. It’s about making sure they have consequences for having unapproved sex." -

How I Lost Faith in the “Pro-Life” Movement

This is an amazingly powerful, clear and well-researched article that exposes how the “pro-life” movement is anything but.

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kelsium:

I don’t understand how anyone, but white anti-choicers first and foremost, can talk about abortion as “war on black children” with a straight face while actual black children are being gunned down in the streets and pregnant black women are being tasered by police and black mothers are being vilified for any and all of their choices and circumstances.

STFU, Conservatives: 4,000 people. 

keepyourboehneroutofmyuterus:

clevergirll:

the-womanifesto:

Today we had the the pro-life group out on campus with 4,000 little white crosses to represent the 4,000 abortions that occur each day.

You really do nothing at all by setting up some crosses and a booth where you pretend that you’re really bummed out that these potential people didn’t actually happen. Why don’t you try focusing on the people who are actually here and suffering and dying and not living full and potential lives? REALLY make a change in a LIVING person’s life and save the ones who are about to die because they don’t have clean drinking water or because they are abused or they are hungry.

That’s the problem with these pro-life groups. They spend so much time on people that don’t exist and not enough time on the one’s that are here. Once it’s out of the womb, you no longer crusade for its rights and well-being. You don’t worry about what will happen to it after its born.

And I know why that is. It’s easier. It’s easier to fight for a cause where you can automatically set yourself up for failure and it’s still ok because then you can just set up a memorial and blame other people for your failure. You don’t have to worry about looking someone in the eye and saying “I failed to help them” because you know that you’ll never have to face the ones you’re trying to help. It’s much harder to make a change in a real human being’s life. It takes so much more effort than sitting in a chair behind a table with some pamphlets. In the real world, trying to help a human being means doing more than giving a smile, a piece of candy and hoping for the best. “Pro-life” advocacy is slacktivism at its finest.

FINALLY someone articulates why the anti-choice chalkings on campus get under my skin so badly. Thank you.

This is just…awesome.

ithedivine:

stfuconservatives:

stfufauxminists:

TRIGGER WARNING: rape, rape culture, pro-life bullshit
propaganda-for-life:

[Image: A black and white photo of a young woman dressed as the statue of Justice. She is lifting her eye covering up to reveal one eye and holding the scale in the other. Text is a quote from Bryan Kemper, “If abortion is health care, then rape is aggressive flirting.” Credited to Abolish Human Abortion. End description.]
stfuprolife:

myfatcat16:

Can someone with a pretty popular blog please repost this?! WHAT THE ACTUAL FUCK?!?!?!??!

What the fuck.I hate this swastika-symbol-stealing group. 

ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME.
YOU
DO NOT
EVER
EVER
SAY THAT
ANYTHING THAT IS NOT RAPE
IS REMOTELY LIKE RAPE
TO DO SO MAKES YOU AN ASSHOLE CONTRIBUTING TO THE MONSTER THAT IS RAPE CULTURE

[Image: animated gif of George Takei saying sternly, “You are a douchebag. That’s right: a douchebag.” End description.]

Anti-choicers…
COME GET YOUR PEOPLE.
Stop the world I want to get off.

Wow, no. The falsest of equivalences. If your cause (end abortion because BABIES) needs to appropriate rape, slavery and the Holocaust to further it, maybe it’s not such a great cause. -Jess

what is with people and doing this 

ithedivine:

stfuconservatives:

stfufauxminists:

TRIGGER WARNING: rape, rape culture, pro-life bullshit

propaganda-for-life:

[Image: A black and white photo of a young woman dressed as the statue of Justice. She is lifting her eye covering up to reveal one eye and holding the scale in the other. Text is a quote from Bryan Kemper, “If abortion is health care, then rape is aggressive flirting.” Credited to Abolish Human Abortion. End description.]

stfuprolife:

myfatcat16:

Can someone with a pretty popular blog please repost this?! WHAT THE ACTUAL FUCK?!?!?!??!

What the fuck.

I hate this swastika-symbol-stealing group. 

ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME.

  • YOU
  • DO NOT
  • EVER
  • EVER
  • SAY THAT
  • ANYTHING THAT IS NOT RAPE
  • IS REMOTELY LIKE RAPE
  • TO DO SO MAKES YOU AN ASSHOLE CONTRIBUTING TO THE MONSTER THAT IS RAPE CULTURE

[Image: animated gif of George Takei saying sternly, “You are a douchebag. That’s right: a douchebag.” End description.]

Anti-choicers…

COME GET YOUR PEOPLE.

Stop the world I want to get off.

Wow, no. The falsest of equivalences. If your cause (end abortion because BABIES) needs to appropriate rape, slavery and the Holocaust to further it, maybe it’s not such a great cause. -Jess

what is with people and doing this 

Since 1977, there have been over 59,000 acts of violence at U.S. abortion clinics, including 7 murders, 41 bombings, 343 death threats, and 942 acts of vandalism. 

dank-potion:

mohandasgandhi:

I’m sorry, you’re pro what, again?

These people are so disgusting. I’m sorry, I try not to generalize, but anti-choicers are all carbon copies of each other; religious extremists with no respect for anyone’s autonomy or beliefs but their own.

59,000? Yeah….no. They’re gross.

"Every time I read an article about conservatives being “pro- life” I am reminded of my brother who died of ALS at the age of 47. He spent the last 6 years of his life in nursing homes where the care, supervision and meals were abysmal. One of his former roommates was smoking a cigarette, fell asleep and burned to death because his diaper caught fire. Another roommate went home for the weekend to visit his mother and committed suicide in the garage of her home so that he wouldn’t have to return to the nursing home. I have to say that in all the years my brother was there I never once saw a group of conservatives out in front of the building shouting slogans about the sanctity of life and how all lives - no matter what age - are meaningful. I never once saw a group of evangelicals visiting with patients, pushing wheelchairs, or feeding the elderly residents. There were no Rick Santorums advocating on behalf of my brother who several years before had been a pro golfer and was still the father of two adorable young boys. When conservatives and evangelicals understand that ALL life really is sacred, including that of the elderly, the permanently disabled, the terminally ill, and the women and children who accidentally get bombed in the course of a war, then maybe I’ll listen to their opinions on contraceptives and/or abortion. For now, however, this is really just a politically heated argument about women’s reproductive rights and who gets to control those rights." -

The ‘Safe, Legal, Rare’ Illusion - NYTimes.com

YES. 

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Might be a rerun on my blog, and if it is, it’s worth repeating.

(via timekiller-s)

ghost-plot:

withlovethelavendermenace:

If I get pregnant, I’ll be responsible by getting a goddamn abortion. If you can’t trust me with a choice, how can you trust me with a child? You can go piss right off.

THIS^
The logic of, “you messed up, here’s another life to raise and take care of as a punishment,” amazes me.
Also, lol at those “models”.

People do realize they’re not shaped this way though, right.
They’re a clump of cells. They don’t hold a human-ish shape. They don’t even have a lot of their vital organs.
What is wrong with people.

ghost-plot:

withlovethelavendermenace:

If I get pregnant, I’ll be responsible by getting a goddamn abortion. If you can’t trust me with a choice, how can you trust me with a child? You can go piss right off.

THIS^

The logic of, “you messed up, here’s another life to raise and take care of as a punishment,” amazes me.

Also, lol at those “models”.

People do realize they’re not shaped this way though, right.

They’re a clump of cells. They don’t hold a human-ish shape. They don’t even have a lot of their vital organs.

What is wrong with people.