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.
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.
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!
This is an amazingly powerful, clear and well-researched article that exposes how the “pro-life” movement is anything but.
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.
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.
TRIGGER WARNING: rape, rape culture, pro-life bullshit
[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.]
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.
- DO NOT
- 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.]
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
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.
Might be a rerun on my blog, and if it is, it’s worth repeating.
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.
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.
And I don’t know why people think it is. I mean, I am both pro life and pro choice, technically. Ideally, the kid doesn’t have to be aborted, and can grow up and be happy and everything (which is being pro life) but that also means I know that every circumstance is not the same and every woman deserves the right to choose what to do with her body. And it is up to her. Her choice to keep the baby or not.
It’s not like pro-choice people think all babies should be aborted, you know. We don’t hate babies. We just respect every woman’s right to her body and choices.
I am 19 years old. I am turning 20 in June. I have never had sex. I dated once, in my sophomore year of high school. The most me and my boyfriend did? Hold hands.
I am the goddamn poster child for abstinence.
Guess what? I’m also on birth control. I’ve been on birth control for almost a year now. It was literally the best health decision I’ve made for myself.
Just because you aren’t fucking doesn’t mean you shouldn’t educate yourself about your body. Sexual health isn’t something you ignore until you have sex.
Problems can happen with your reproductive system that are completely outside of sexual activity. Cysts, bleeding, heavy cramps, irregular periods and what about the HPV vaccine? Do you know you should get the HPV vaccine before you start doing something sexual with someone? That you can never have sex and still contract HPV?
PP helped me get birth control to regulate my period, eliminate my debilitating cramps, and be able to keep down a job. I’m a poor college kid who is barred from using my parents’ insurance to get pills that have greatly increased my quality of life. Guess who pushed me in the right direction for getting my own insurance?
No one is telling you to fuck. If you don’t want to fuck until marriage, that’s fantastic! If you want to fuck right now, that’s fantastic! Regardless of what you choose, your sexual health is your health. Do not be ignorant about it. Do not. Do not. DO NOT. Shame other people for whatever choice they choose to make about their sex life.