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abortstigma:

the full article is so worth the read #abortstigma
-Asha

abortstigma:

the full article is so worth the read
#abortstigma

-Asha

Anon 1:
Being pro-choice is apparent in our day to day actions.  We understand an individual’s right to bodily autonomy beyond the discussions of abortion. I think an important lesson to give your boys especially, at this age anyway, is to teach them consent and that every person is entitled to their own body and space and choice to allow who gets some access to it.  I think your daughter should get this lesson as well.  
Have open discussions with your children, especially after watching a show or movie.  Don’t punish or criticize your kids for straying outside the gender box.  To all parents: it’s never too early to point out examples of sexism that you feel are age appropriate and discuss it.
I found an article on the subject from Everyday Feminism.
No one’s perfect when it comes to avoiding words/acts of misogyny.  Allies to feminism and feminists themselves trip every now and then.  When we make mistakes we have to hold ourselves accountable, check our privileges, and move forward with determination to not make the same mistake again.  
Any pro-choice feminist parents who want to add to this?
Anon 2:
I appreciate that you cared to give feedback.  But the things I really want to be called out on are things like micro-aggressions or major fuck ups.  Definitely call me out if I’m being ableist, internally misogynistic, racist, transphobic/homophobic/bi-phobic, classist, etc.  I am also extremely and eternally grateful to my followers for continually teaching me new info about reproductive and sexual issues or bringing news of certain events concerning those issues.  And I like to be corrected since I am obviously against misinformation.
But please don’t tone police me for being justifiably angry and completely done with anti-choicers.  I am not in the mindset of politely asking oppressors for justice and liberation.  I’m here to equip pro-choicers with information and resources.  And anti-choicers who want to take personal responsibility for their own education wander on the site too, and this page is the opposing force to their preconceived and indoctrinated notions.  I’ve met and talked to many former anti-choicers who were brave enough to break out of the mold to get here with an open mind.  If I ever change my Tumblr handle, it’s because I will feel it’s time for a change, not because people think it’s too harsh.

Anon 1:

Being pro-choice is apparent in our day to day actions.  We understand an individual’s right to bodily autonomy beyond the discussions of abortion. I think an important lesson to give your boys especially, at this age anyway, is to teach them consent and that every person is entitled to their own body and space and choice to allow who gets some access to it.  I think your daughter should get this lesson as well.  

Have open discussions with your children, especially after watching a show or movie.  Don’t punish or criticize your kids for straying outside the gender box.  To all parents: it’s never too early to point out examples of sexism that you feel are age appropriate and discuss it.

I found an article on the subject from Everyday Feminism.

No one’s perfect when it comes to avoiding words/acts of misogyny.  Allies to feminism and feminists themselves trip every now and then.  When we make mistakes we have to hold ourselves accountable, check our privileges, and move forward with determination to not make the same mistake again.  

Any pro-choice feminist parents who want to add to this?

Anon 2:

I appreciate that you cared to give feedback.  But the things I really want to be called out on are things like micro-aggressions or major fuck ups.  Definitely call me out if I’m being ableist, internally misogynistic, racist, transphobic/homophobic/bi-phobic, classist, etc.  I am also extremely and eternally grateful to my followers for continually teaching me new info about reproductive and sexual issues or bringing news of certain events concerning those issues.  And I like to be corrected since I am obviously against misinformation.

But please don’t tone police me for being justifiably angry and completely done with anti-choicers.  I am not in the mindset of politely asking oppressors for justice and liberation.  I’m here to equip pro-choicers with information and resources.  And anti-choicers who want to take personal responsibility for their own education wander on the site too, and this page is the opposing force to their preconceived and indoctrinated notions.  I’ve met and talked to many former anti-choicers who were brave enough to break out of the mold to get here with an open mind.  If I ever change my Tumblr handle, it’s because I will feel it’s time for a change, not because people think it’s too harsh.

What does the clinic do with the fetus, after you have an abortion?

Anonymous

themidwifeisin:

Directly after an abortion, the products of conception are carefully assessed to make sure that everything was removed.  It can be very dangerous to have a small piece of tissue remaining in the uterus after a birth or an abortion.  

After the assessment, the products of conception are carefully sealed and sent to the lab for further analysis.  They are checked for many things, such as chromosomal abnormalities or infections.  Once the lab report is complete, the remaining products of conception are incinerated as medical waste.  It is the same process that everything coming from a clinic or hospital must go through.  Removed organs, amputations, blood soaked bandages, etc, must all be incinerated in a very specific way to prevent possible disease transfer.

If someone is 20-24 weeks pregnant and either they have an Intrauterine Fetal Demise (the fetus dies) or they elect to terminate a pregnancy with anomalies incompatible with life, they have two choices.  Either they can have a surgical removal of the pregnancy - the same procedure as an abortion - or they can have a “stillbirth induction,” in which labor is stimulated and they deliver a non-viable fetus.  After a stillbirth induction there is the option for an autopsy if the parents elect it, and the fetus can be claimed for burial by the family. Otherwise it too will go to medical waste to be incinerated.

I hope this clears things up.

theartofqueerness:

Shoutout to all the closeted nonbinary people who deal with constant misgendering and gendered language and can’t do anything about it without outing themselves. You’ll get through this.

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Anon 1:

Anon 2:

You say that, but you’re basically upset that I have an opinion on people’s oppressive and dehumanizing beliefs and actions.  I know you have better things to do with your time than to hide behind the anonymity of the internet to make petty attempts of silencing people who are voicing an opposition against a cultural and systemic oppression.
Anon 3:

[Today’s responses will be a combination of a few words and gifs.  Gif Warning.]

Anon 1:

Anon 2:

You say that, but you’re basically upset that I have an opinion on people’s oppressive and dehumanizing beliefs and actions.  I know you have better things to do with your time than to hide behind the anonymity of the internet to make petty attempts of silencing people who are voicing an opposition against a cultural and systemic oppression.

Anon 3:

Couple picket pro-life protests with hilariously inappropriate signs

Laws that keep abortion legal but out of reach fail moral test | Al Jazeera America

Pro-choicer to pro-choicer, do you think it is right to call an anti-choicer anti-woman?nd do you exclusively deal with the US, or worldwide?

Anonymous

When it becomes clear that the person’s motivations for being anti-choice is inherently misogynistic, I’d call them out on it.  

I post a lot of things that are happening in the United States because that’s just where I live, but the blog is not exclusive to issues of this country.  When I come across news concerning reproductive justice in other countries I definitely post that here as well.  If there’s something you’d like me to post that’s relevant, feel free to submit it!

Oct 7

(Source: decoratedskin)

Oct 6
I really dig Carol Rossetti’s work.

I really dig Carol Rossetti’s work.

Oct 5

Alabama’s Abortion Law Puts Minors On Trial And Gives Their Fetuses A Lawyer

I swear this isn’t The Onion.

Oct 4
( via - Unpacking the “F” Word )
 

( via - Unpacking the “F” Word )