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seachangeprogram:

 How does abortion stigma manifest for people who’ve had abortions? Take a look at our handy infographic to see why we need to make shift happen.


hellachoice:

DAILY REMINDER: You can believe that life begins at conception and STILL be PRO-CHOICE.

I believe that life begins at conception, yes. But that DOES NOT MEAN that the fetus has the right to use the pregnant person’s body without their consent. It DOES NOT MEAN that the fetus is sentient OR a person. It DOES NOT MEAN that it has the “right to live.” 

A fetus is not a baby, it is not a person, it does not have rights. Just because it is alive and growing doesn’t mean that it deserves to use another person’s body against their will.


What do you have to say about sex selective abortions, knowing that a baby is being killed simply because. "Wrong gender."
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proudly-pro-choice:

Sex selective abortions are generally performed when a person finds out that they’re having a girl, rather than a boy. This is a result of the society that we’re living in, and restricting abortion access when it comes to this will not do any good whatsoever.

If you want to stop sex selective abortions, work on fixing our society. Don’t punish pregnant people by restricting their access to safe and legal abortion.

- Emily.


France Drops Paternalistic Abortion Law, Demolishing Key Conservative Argument

rhrealitycheck:

"France has just viciously snatched away one of the favorite bad faith arguments of anti-choicers: The claim that the United States has relatively lax abortion laws compared to “socialist” France."

Read more here: http://rhrc.us/1pmVsRR

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bebinn:

The United States has a pro-life problem. Every day, clinics across the country are besieged by protestors, causing emotional distress to patients and threatening the safety and privacy of patients and clinic staff. Protestors hold gory, photoshopped or mislabeled posters, shout obscenities, pray and sing loudly, stalk patients and staff, and condemn passersby to hell for…walking past, I guess. Some students even get school credit for protesting.

One of the more egregious types of protestors is the “sidewalk counselor,” who, despite having no professional or medical training to claim the title, follows patients up and down the sidewalk, pleading with them not to enter the clinic (and perhaps instead, to visit one of their fake clinics).

At least eight abortion clinic employees have been murdered by anti-abortion extremists since the early 1990’s. Other acts of terrorism include multiple cases of attempted murder, arson, bombings, anthrax threats, stalking, death threats, and vandalism. These extremists usually participated in clinic protests before their attacks, or were associated with anti-abortion groups.

  1. Helpers of God’s Precious Infants protesting outside a clinic in New York City (via @Tracie713)
  2. Protestors outside a clinic in Englewood, New York. Clinic escorts are in neon vests (via Merle Hoffman)
  3. Rain won’t keep away the protestors outside Louisville, Kentucky’s only abortion clinic (via Every Saturday Morning)
  4. A ring of protestors surrounds the buffer zone outside the Coastal Birth Control Center in Corpus Christi, Texas (via USNews)
  5. Catholic schoolchildren pray outside Women’s Med Center in Sharonville, Ohio (via The Catholic Telegraph)
  6. Over 200 students from Virginia’s Christendom College swarm a Planned Parenthood in Washington, D.C. (via LifeSiteNews)

There are pro-lifers who actually think that using birth control or choosing abortion makes you less of a woman

your-lies-ruin-lives:

bebinn:

They literally believe that delaying or refusing childbearing destroys your womanhood.

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And they call us misogynists.

Just a reminder that the prolife movement predates the legalization of abortion and that it was founded to stop birth control’s legality because of hurt feefees regarding a person’s right to choose their family size and spacing of children. 


ppaction:

A federal judge just blocked a medically unnecessary “Texas-style” law in Alabama that would have severely restricted access to safe, legal abortion by forcing all but 2 health centers to stop providing abortions. 

Laws like these place onerous restrictions on doctors and health centers, are politically motivated, and do nothing to advance patients’ health — instead, they put women in danger.


In Photos: The Journey to Get an Abortion in Texas


feministmajorityfoundation:

Federal Court Rules Alabama TRAP Law Unconstitutional

More specifically, that the law requiring that doctors performing abortions at clinics have admitting privileges at local hospitals is unconstitutional.


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