This is not a famous picture, but it should be. Forty years ago, the March 22, 1973 issue of Jet magazine featured Dr. T.R.M. Howard and a staffer attending a prostrate female patient on its cover, all under a yellow headline: “Legal Abortion: Is it Genocide or Blessing in Disguise?” This remarkable image reportedly depicts preparations for one of the first legal abortions in Illinois (though it could also have been staged).
Just two months after the Supreme Court legalized abortion in the Roe v. Wade decision and a week after Illinois OKed the procedure on its soil, Dr. Theodore Roosevelt Mason (or T.R.M.) Howard began performing legal abortions at his Friendship Medical Center in Chicago. According to the accompanying feature story, Black and white women alike jammed the clinic’s waiting room and phone lines. Outside, Jesse Jackson—once a protégée of Howard’s—picketed and called abortion Black genocide.
This ad proves that insanity can indeed reach new heights.
If y’all pro choicers don’t see anything wrong with this
There’s no hope for you
What’s wrong with it? (Other than the horribly inaccurate source?)
Planned Parenthood DOES offer prenatal care, you know. That’s what the ad is geared towards - PRENATAL CARE.
That’s not an ad for abortion, and if you can’t see that, there’s no hope for you.
I’m just going to quote the Daily Kos:
Your baby will thank you when you don’t transmit an easily treated STD to them because you had it treated at one of the few local clinics that existed and that you could afford. Your baby will thank you when you don’t die from breast cancer that could have been caught early enough to save your life. Your baby will thank you when you don’t die in a hospital bed on their first birthday because some goddamn crank has decided that the dead, decaying corpse of a ex-fetus has to stay inside you no matter what because God wills it.
Also, what you said, Pro Voice. Your baby will thank you from the low-cost prenatal care you received.
If you think abortions ok, remember what Horton says.
Awkward. Dr. Seuss and his wife were really liberal and pro-choice. They’ve even threatened to sue pro-life organizations for using this quote the wrong way (the way you’re doing it actually). I guess you didn’t already know that Horton Hears a Who is about the American occupation of Japan post-WWII. He even dedicated it to his dear Japanese friend.
Mrs. Geisel (Mrs. Seuss) continued donating to Planned Parenthood and advocating for reproductive health and rights after her husband died.
While adoption certainly is a great option for some people with unwanted pregnancies, it is not the only option and is not always the best option for everyone.
Adoption means you are still pregnant for 9 months.
Adoption means you still have to pay all those medical bills…
Two bills that could radically change how teens access pregnancy terminations are nearly on their way to the governor for her approval.
An Oklahoma bill that would force parents to provide written documentation and have a valid ID to consent for their daughter or ward to have an abortion, and which would prohibit teens from seeking judicial bypass anywhere outside their county has received final approval from the state house. It now heads to Republican Gov. Mary Fallin’s desk for signature. Another bill, which would eliminate all judicial bypass except in cases when someone has been impregnated by a family member, is expected to be heard this week and will likely follow the same path.
If signed, the rules will make Oklahoma one of the most onerous states for teens seeking an abortion, making it difficult for youth from low-income families to terminate a pregnancy, even with parental consent. By requiring both a valid ID and notarized paperwork attesting to the relationship between teen and guardian, the bills add additional time and financial considerations to an already established 48-hour waiting period, potentially forcing some teens to delay getting an abortion or to continue the pregnancy.
Teens are quickly becoming the new battle ground for anti-choice lawmakers intent on using consent to cut off access to safe reproductive health care. A proposed bill in North Carolinatakes the before unseen step of requiring parental consent for all reproductive health care, including diagnosis and treatment of STIs, pregnancy confirmation and prenatal care, and pregnancy protection, all as a means of forcing teens into a government mandated parental relationship. That bill has been opposed by both health-care providers and reproductive rights advocates.
The best thing about it was that it took the post and tried to disprove all of my points. My favorite one was when they said “consent to sex is not consent to pregnancy”.
It’s not a hard concept. Consenting to one thing is in…
"One of the many prices women pay for the stigma attached to abortion is that they don’t realize they have a right to medical skill, kindness and a clean attractive abortion facility, just as they do with any other health care.
If they are keeping secrets, they may not tell even other women about bad experiences—or good experiences. So each woman who is thinking about abortion is on her own. And they may not report substandard care to health authorities because they don’t want to jeopardize their own confidentiality. Or they may not even realize that they deserve better."
Look, everyone who says they’re prochoice but then thinks it’s “gross” or “disgusting” or “cray cray” that women* want to appreciate other women* who have had abortions—you’re part of the problem. Distancing yourself from abortion, or from women* who have had abortions, creates this sort of…
"There have been 694 proposed abortion restriction provisions in the first three months of 2013 alone."