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GoFundMe bans all content “relating to” abortion — leaves antiabortion campaigns active

yungmethuselah:

Fuck them, for real. Nobody with half a conscience should be using them anymore, not after this, not after their Darren Wilson bullshit.

Do not use GoFundMe.

So they’re racist AND misogynist… Never again, motherfuckers, never again.


Does it cost money to have abortions in America? In Australia it's free.
remember-empires-always-fall

micdotcom:

Yes, abortions can cost from $300 to $3,000 in America. Here’s why many U.S. women struggle to afford it.


Fake "Clinic" Cons 17-Year-Old Girl

misandry-mermaid:

prolongedeyecontact:

An Indiana mother recently accompanied her daughter and her daughter’s boyfriend to one of Indiana’s Planned Parenthood clinics, but they unwittingly walked into a so-called “crisis pregnancy center” run by an anti-abortion group, one that…


acceber74:

antiprolife:

alwayspro-choice:

thebigmaybe:

cheshiregoneinsane:

art-is-the-word:

latinagabi:

isaiah-50-7:

nikosnature:

teachingtotransform:

Another NYC billboard…

This one is messed up!

I agree.

It IS messed up that that billboard is stating a FACT. The fact that over one half of all African American pregnancies end in abortion. The fact that 80+% of abortion mills are in minority neighborhoods. 

It IS messed up.

And yet WE are the racist ones.

yes, you are the racist ones.
where are you after those brown babies are born? do you speak up when they’re hunted down and beaten by the police? do you speak up against a system that systematically works to oppress them, making the decision to have a child so much harder because having a child is so much more than giving birth? are you going to help pay for their healthcare? schooling? housing? food? Where are you when it comes to discussing why the fuck is the system made so that PoC have less access to a better education, financial aid, work etc. 
Don’t pretend to care about brown babies when they’re beaten and killed every day and you people are no where to be found.  
Racist piece of shit. 

Reblogging for trrruuuth

latinagabi dropping them truth bombs

reblogging for that paragraph ^^

A few years ago, I read an article where the mother of this child was actually upset at how her daughter’s photo was used.

Here it is: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/mother-girl-featured-shocking-anti-abortion-billboard-outraged-ad-apology-article-1.135168

Reminder that the claim that 80% of abortion clinics are located in minority neighborhoods is a complete and utter lie propagated by anti-choicers. The real percentage of abortion clinics located in predominantly black neighborhoods is 9%.

63% are located near neighborhoods that are made up of mostly non-hispanic white people. [x]

But of course instead of maybe taking a look at the reason many PoC seek out abortions, anti-choicers would rather make up statistics and cry “I’m not racist! Pro-choicers are racist because they let PoC make their own decisions!” 

(I also love that these kinds of statements come straight from people who will appropriate tragedies like slavery, genocide, or the murder of PoC and pretend they’re equivalent to abortion. So not racist.) 

They’re absolutely racist.  You’d NEVER see some inflammatory and erroneous shit like that geared towards white women, do you?

Definitely racist. 


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."
Anonymous

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. 


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