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fandomsandfeminism:

the-elderscrolls:

Polish doctor that refused to perform abortion named a “hero”

Dr Bogdan Chazan was visited by an expecting mother (32 weeks into pregnancy), who already had 5 miscarriages before and was worried about her health. It turned out that the fetus had hydrocephalus, undeveloped brain and was missing many bones from its skull. The Doctor refused to perform an abortion and didn’t send the woman to another hospital which could do so (according to polish law, if a doctor doesn’t want to perform an abortion, he has to choose another hospital which will agree to do so). Chazan was named a “local hero” and “true warrior of Jesus in the name of life of the unborn” by many polish politicians and catholic activists. He used conscience clause as an excuse for his actions.

The woman gave birth to the child through a C-section. She and her husband spent 10 painful days watching their deformed child die a horrible death. When she finally decided to speak out, she said:

During these 10 days, no priest, no pro life activist or even dr Chazan came to see the child, to ask if they can help. It was really hard to look at our child. We knew what was coming, but it was still very hard to cope with

Congratulations, pro-lifers - another “life” saved, another “happy” child and “happy” family. 

"Pro-Lifers" have caused so much unneeded horrific pain in the world. God damn.

They are the most selfish people in the world.

bebinn:

Women on Web is an online service that helps women in countries where abortion is restricted or illegal. The website will refer patients less than 9 weeks pregnant to a doctor who can provide them with a medical abortion.

WoW is associated with Women on Waves, an organization that sails a ship to countries where abortion is illegal. Setting anchor in international waters, Women on Waves can provide legal medical abortions on their ship. Women on Waves has sailed to Ireland, Poland, Portugal, Spain, and Morocco.

Keep up with Women on Web on Facebook and Twitter.


feministcampus:

We’ve got some shareable graphics in response to last week’s SCOTUS buffer zone ruling. Share away! 


foryoursexualinformation:

Check out this awesome site (Not Alone) that encourages people to share their stories about abortion. It is gendered but I think it would be awesome for others who do not identify as cisgender women to share their stories as well. 


cosmopolitanmagazine:

With abortion clinics closing across the state, women in Texas’s Rio Grande Valley increasingly turn to illegal, unsafe methods to terminate their pregnancies. And the situation is about to get worse »


whatdididotomakeyousocruel:

I am not obligated to carry out a pregnancy I do not want because YOU cannot conceive.

I am not obligated to carry out a pregnancy I am not prepared for because YOU dislike abortion.

I am not obligated to carry out a pregnancy I did not choose because YOU believe having a child is the only joy a person can have in life.

I am not obligated to carry out a pregnancy that could kill me because YOU value your ego over my life.

Get. Over. Your. Self.


prochoiceamerica:

Women forced to travel as Deep South closes doors on abortion clinics | Al Jazeera America

exposingfakeclinics:

Women are being forced to travel huge distances for abortion care, while anti-choice crisis pregnancy centers are rapidly taking their place.

Crisis pregnancy centers (CPCs) pose as legitimate reproductive health centers. They have a track record of outright lying to women and work to dissuade people from exercising the right to choose. They often advertise as if they provide abortion services, drawing people in by promising free reproductive health services, including free pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, and options counseling.


11 Things You Need to Know: State of the States 2014 Mid-Year Review

1. Alabama abortion access goes from bad to worse

2. Alaska doubles down on reducing access to abortion

3. Arizona enacts “perfect storm” TRAP law

4. Georgia lawmakers’ attacks on abortion access mirror attacks on other progressive values

5. Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals backs…


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