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In this stop motion animation film, a young woman confronts her fears about being honest with a partner. “To My Love” explores what happens when we put ourselves out there and claim the right to be ourselves.
If you’ve ever worried about how a partner might react, re-blog this post to stand up for the right to be yourself and have your own space! This is Episode 2 in the collaboration by the Peer Advocates of Planned Parenthood Los Angeles and imMEDIAte Justice Productions.
Heres the thing about Planned Parenthood. Ok fine, I can see how its a good idea. But there is a LOT that needs to be rethought.
1) There is no warning waver that needs to be signed. What am I talking about? You know all that paperwork you do at the dentist? It tells you ALL the possible complications, problems and side effects of whatever you’re having done? Pretty important right?
Planned parenthood doesn’t provide one of those. Here are some of the physical effects of abortion.
6% require a total hysterectomy
8% fallopian tubes become blocked
9% develop infections
15% have postoperative hemorrhaging
22% miscarry a later wanted child
Some Psychological affects:
23% hallucinate related to the abortion
54% have nightmares related to abortion
61% increase alcohol use
65% have thoughts of suicide
85% are surprised at intensity of emotional reaction
92% have feelings of anger, guilt and depression
Wouldn’t you want to be aware of these things before proceeding?
2) Planned parenthood fights every year in support of ‘abortion’ up to TWO YEARS of age.
3) Planned Parenthood fights every year in support of restricting American families to only one child.
4) If a young woman goes into Planned Parenthood with feelings of depression, anger or guilt to seek counseling, they turn her away. Instead of offering shelter and acceptance, they tell her that it has nothing to do with her abortion, and to seek help elsewhere.
Now I don’t know about you, but regardless of whether you are pro-choice, or pro-life, these are undeniably relative issues.
I’m really impressed that you managed to get literally every single thing you said wrong. That’s quite the feat!
From Planned Parenthood’s page on abortion:
Before the abortion procedure, you will need to
- discuss your options
- talk about your medical history
- have laboratory tests
- have a physical exam — which may include an ultrasound
- read and sign papers
Planned Parenthood is a medical organization just like every other health care facility, and is bound by the exact same laws and standards. Whoever told you there are no waivers or information provided was misinformed or lying to you.
Your (un-cited) statistics come from David Reardon, who was once described as the “Moses" of anti-abortion activists. He runs the anti-choice Elliot Institute, his methodology has been repeatedly criticized, and his degree is from an unaccredited correspondence school, which was shut down following a lawsuit filed by the state of Hawaii. You’ll have to forgive the rest of the science world for understanding that he only produces junk science.
Here’s the truth: Abortion is one of the safest, simplest procedures in existence. First-trimester abortions pose virtually none of the risks you listed and have a less than 0.05% chance of complications that may require hospitalization. Exhaustive reviews by both the American Psychological and American Psychiatric Associations concluded there is no risk to mental health, that 90% of patients felt relief, and among patient who experienced negative emotions, 80% still said they made the right choice.
I honestly have no idea how people can actually believe “post-birth abortion” is a thing, much less something that Planned Parenthood advocates for. You’ll need to provide proof of this claim and the one-child restriction, because I can’t prove something isn’t happening if there’s no evidence it’s happening in the first place.
A simple Google search will turn up multiple Planned Parenthood locations with both in-person and phone counseling for post-abortion and other needs. If they don’t have the resources to offer it themselves, Planned Parenthood’s page on Thinking About Abortion refers to Exhale’s hotline; Western Pennsylvania’s center, Portland’s center, and St. Louis’ center all offer counseling in their clinics.
I am very tired of pro-life junk science being touted as legitimate. I even wrote a whole article on determining whether studies are valid for this exact reason!
by Preston Van Vliet
South-eastern Michigan is home to several organizations that provide spaces of support and advocacy for same-gender loving, queer, LGB, and transgender folks in addressing healthcare needs. Earlier this week, I wandered down to TechTown in Detroit to talk with Rhiannon Chester, the Program Coordinator at KICK, to understand more about how their organization positively impacts the health and wellness of the community.KICK is known as the agency for LGBT African Americans. I had previously coordinated some LGBTQ voter engagement initiatives with KICK in 2012, so it was exciting to be able to work with them again in relation to the LGBTQ Taskforce under MICHUHCAN.
A picture of the KICK staff laughing and smiling. From the left to right: Jamiil M. Gaston, Alvina Bursey, David A. Nelson Jr, Rhiannon L. Chester, and Curtis Lipscomb
This is a must read!
The BC case is a tough one. With the Texas case, she had explicitly stated that she didn't want to be on life support, but I don't think the woman in the BC case had said anything about that. I don't think they had planned for that situation at all, so we really don't know if she would have consented to this or not. It's a really difficult situation.
Thanks for posting!
I had an abortion yesterday morning. It went very well and i didn't experience any pain whatsoever and my awful pregnancy symptoms are gone. I feel so relieved and good! Thank god i had the opportunity to do an abortion, or else i would have become very very depressed and my life would have been ruined.
Thank you for sharing your story.
when choice is reserved for those with money and access to resources. you can go on and on about your RIGHT to choose, but if you do not understand that rights have always been an illusion, that they are only granted to the rich, the white, the privileged, then you are not fighting for justice. you are fighting for the rich; the white; the privileged.
reproductive justice goes beyond the abortion debate. it is affordable housing and childcare. it is respecting treaties. it is the deindustrialization of the prison system. it is the eradication of poverty.
it is more than ‘my body, my choice’.
Yes, I would like to order fifty, please.
“Pro-lie: Uncommon slang term. Means someone who’s in favor of war, the death penalty, and birth-control-clinic bombings…but against abortion, birth control, increased funding for schools, and free daycare. Usually couldn’t care less about affordable pre-natal care or maternity leave.
Basically, the result of thinking that pregnancy, childbirth, and motherhood are forms of punishment rather than part of the reproductive cycle.”
"He’s against abortion; doesn’t that make him pro-life?"
"No; he supports the death penalty and says that bombing clinics is ‘justified’…even if it kills women who are there for prenatal checkups. That makes him pro-lie."
(I kind of hope this doesn’t remain an “uncommon” slang term because I fucking love how on point it is)
Thanks for sharing this.
warrior-anni: Thank you so much! <3
rebelwithoutacare: Thanks for the support! It means a lot. :)
Anon: Thank you so much for sharing this. There are links for sharing it with others who went through similar things on my reference page. I hope that’s what you’re looking for.