STFU, PRO-LIFERS!

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bevelynn:

Saying that contraception leads to more abortions is like saying seat belts causes more injuries in vehicle accidents.

I JUST MET ONE OF MY FAVORITE BLOGGERS IRL

thephotogfeminist:

stfuprolifers is here! She gave me a hug! She has badass tattoos! I’m fan-girling so hard right now!

Thank you so much for this post! Honestly, you’ve impressed me with your passion and knowledge of comprehensive sex education and reproductive justice. I’ll give you more hugs when I see you next!

Tyler's Surgery Fund   

hannahology:

stfuprolifers:

Hello! My name is Tyler. I’m a 23-year-old trans person of color and I’m here to raise money for top surgery! After years of living as male, I have finally decided that I am mentally, emotionally, and physically ready to complete my transition. Although I am an employed college graduate, I do not have access to the kind of money I will need to pay for this procedure.

Please click on the link and get to know me! I’m a scientist, activist, and ninja.

Thanks for Your Help!

Please signal boost this! Tyler is a really good friend and activist comrade of mine. He works so hard and I’d love to see people who are able and into social justice issues to donate a little or a lot to this.

Missouri Lawmen Force Women To "Think About Their Abortion" For Three Days 

addictinginfo:

Missouri Lawmen Force Women To “Think About Their Abortion” For Three Days

Would You Ever Consider Having An Abortion? If Not, Why? Photo Credit: Sai Pennell

Would You Ever Consider Having An Abortion? If Not, Why?
Photo Credit: Sai Pennell

Unbelievable. Missouri forces women seeking an abortion to wait 72 hours before they can have an abortion. And it doesn’t matter…

I already have a kid. I know exactly how long an ultrasound takes, and it damn sure isn’t 5 minutes

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What a client said to me as we were walking to the clinic.  One of the crisis pregnancy center’s volunteers always says “Just take 5 minutes and get a free ultrasound”.  Of course they know it doesn’t take five minutes.  Its all about trying to get you to miss your appointment, then pour on the guilt.

Lies, Shame, and Deception. That is what crisis pregnancy center’s (CPC) are best at.

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If you want to be taken seriously, you need to stop claiming that pro-lifers don't care about the lives of Blacks killed in the street. It is really pathetic to do so.

Anonymous

If you want to be taken seriously, you need to stop referring to black people of color as “blacks.”

You should also learn the intersectionality of reproductive justice. And you should also understand that I was speaking to the cognitive dissonance of many “pro-lifers.” These individuals are not pro-life. They are pro-forced birth and pro-fetus. Time and time again these individuals reveal the level of their misogyny, ableism, transphobia, homophobia, and racism through offensive and illogical analogies and treatment. There are actual pro-lifers out there like myself who understand and value life and the need for an improvement in quality of life.

Confused about that last statement?
Clarification: To truly be pro-life, one must be pro-choice. This blog and that post you’re referring to was calling out the anti-choicers who call themselves “pro-lifers.”

liberalsarecool:

poldberg:

While there is a lot of appropriate rage about Ferguson right now, the killing of John Crawford III is getting less attention than it deserves. I put Shaun King’s tweets and history lesson on the matter in chronological order for easier consumption.

Links:

Autopsy and video show John Crawford shot from behind in Wal-Mart

Witness in murder of John Crawford changes story

You really should be following Shaun King on Twitter.

Follow @shaunking

Do “pro-lifers” care about these lives?
mysoulhasgrowndeep-liketherivers:

pastel-gizibe:

shannonwest:

equalityandthecity:

(via Students help Emma Sulkowicz carry mattress to class in first collective carry)

Y E S 

IT IS GETTING BETTER

Bless them

mysoulhasgrowndeep-liketherivers:

pastel-gizibe:

shannonwest:

equalityandthecity:

(via Students help Emma Sulkowicz carry mattress to class in first collective carry)

Y E S 

IT IS GETTING BETTER

Bless them

What I've always wondered is where the heck these anti-choicers get all those photos of supposed "aborted" fetuses, many of which look like dolls covered in fake blood or -even worse- like miscarriages and stillbirths. I can't imagine someone getting an abortion would consent to having someone take photos, so I gotta wonder why I never hear about anyone being fined for blatant privacy violations.

Anonymous

You’re right! Many of the photos anti-choicers use are images of infanticide and late term miscarriages or just completely fake pictures.

The few who have visual recordings of their abortions have posted them online to combat the lies anti-choicers share.

Sep 5

Minnesota Law Provides Birth Doulas for Incarcerated Women - COLORLINES

This is a really important step towards progress for incarcerated pregnant people.

Sep 5
Pretty much.

Pretty much.

Sep 4
I bet many of you have experienced this.

I bet many of you have experienced this.

Sep 4

Anti-Abortion Leader Admits New Clinic Laws Are Not About Safety

The anti-abortion movement has long claimed that the aim of passing new abortion clinic regulations is to protect women’s health and safety. But a leader in that movement admitted on Sunday the real motivation behind those laws is to block women’s access to abortion.

In a heated exchange on ABC’s “This Week,”National Right to Life President Carol Tobias defended a wave of state laws requiring abortion clinics to meet the same physical building standards as ambulatory surgical centers, including specific parking lot designs, hallway widths and ventilation systems. She said clinics are shutting down because “they don’t want to meet the minimum of safety standards.”

But when host Martha Raddatz pointed out that the American Medical Association and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists have said the regulations are not necessary for patient safety, Tobias strayed from the anti-abortion movement’s usual talking points.

"But it’s not up to the state, or at least it shouldn’t be up to the state, to make it easier for women to kill their unborn children," Tobias said.

Asked directly whether all the new abortion restrictions are about restricting access to abortion or about women’s safety, Tobias said, “It’s about both.”

"We want to protect unborn children from death," Tobias said. "We want to protect the women who are going to be harmed by abortion. It might not be an immediate physical reaction. There are long-term physical consequences, long-term mental and emotional consequences to abortion. This is about protecting women and children."

This definitely reveals the true motivations of the anti-choice movement.  They’re told time and time again by authorities on the subject that this kind of overreaching regulation is unnecessary and does not actually promote patient safety, but they continue to run with it anyway.

Sep 4

juliagillardgps:

stfuprolifers:

Saw a blog today that claimed it was “Pro-Human Rights, Pro-Equality, Anti-Abortion,” and it made me laugh so hard.

If you’re anti-abortion, then you’re anti-equality and anti-human rights.

When you give a fetus rights to someone else’s body, you’re giving them more rights than anyone else has in this country.  You are also literally saying that a pregnant person has fewer rights than a corpse.  And that’s not a valid way of promoting justice and human rights.

Nice sneaky shout out to me.

"More rights than anyone else in this country", last time I checked everyone has the right to life, regardless of their age, ethnicity, gender or religion. And yes, that includes the unborn.

You want to strip rights from a group of individuals based on convenience, that is the same sort of thinking that history’s worst oppressors used.

Of course you’d try to use a tired logical fallacy by comparing abortion to actual oppressions.  Please refrain and try to make sound arguments without making false analogies.

Yeah, we definitely have the right to life.  The thing is, no one’s right to life supersedes my right to my body.  You could be dying and desperately need someone else’s body parts to live, but you can’t just grab it from them.  You can’t use any of it without consent.  This is even the same for corpses.  We can’t take from their body without their past acknowledged consent or the consent of those who represent them in their place.

We cannot use someone else’s body or their body parts without continued consent.  No one currently has that right in this country.

So again, to give that right to a fetus means two things:

1) You’d be giving fetuses rights that no one in this country currently has.  And that’s not equality.

2) You believe that pregnant people are less than corpses.  And that’s not a valid way of supporting human rights and social justice.

Sep 4

amateur-sjw:

Pro-lifers trying to argue about bodily autonomy:

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