Wouldn’t it be awful, awful, awful if people flooded this website with fake information? Some people are already doing it, snitching on Greg Abbott himself in in some cases, and obviously I TOTALLY condemn them and DEFINITELY don’t think it’s hilarious that some people are outright sending porn as well. Oh and while we’re at it don’t sign this petition and DEFINITELY don’t donate to Planned Parenthood!
May the Lord open. Nolite te bastardes carborundorum.
Kelly Grehan The covid 19 crisis has transformed so much of our lives in such a short space of time. We need to ensure access to all areas of healthcare remains accessible. Having an abortion is a medical procedure which should be easily accessible on demand. In the next 13 weeks as the COVID 19 […]
There’s going to be a new “pro-life” anti-abortion law in Poland. And it’s horrible. It’s disgusting, it treats women in a horrible way and there have already been protests. Please read this post about it. Please. What follows is my translation of a Facebook post that now has over 23k shares and which very clearly explains the whole thing. Please spend 5 minutes of your time reading it to know what might happen to your Polish followers or friends.
“A conceived child is a human being in a prenatal state, from the moment the female gamete and male gamete connect” – this is what the project of a new legal act states. So far it has been approved by the episcopate, the prime minister [who is a woman by the way] and the leader of the current ruling political party. (…)
It doesn’t affect only women. Everyone single one of us has a sister, a cousin, a mother, a colleague from work, a neighbour, a teacher, an employer or an employee – and all of these women will be affected by this new law. Women get pregnant. And sooner or later, you or a woman you know, might get pregnant and suffer because of this new law. (…)
The Criminal Code will get a new section: “the prenatal murder”, for which one will get from 3 months up to 5 years of prison. And for this crime, everyone could be convicted: the mother, the doctor, and every person who helped – your friend who brought you emergency contraceptives bought in another country or your friend who let you stay in her house while you were getting an abortion in Czech Republic.
If the crime is involuntary, the punishment is up to 3 years of prison. The judge will be able to refrain from jail punishment. By “involuntary” the law means a miscarriage. A miscarriage in a situation where a woman didn’t actively want to lose the baby, but “by her unwise actions she lead to her child’s death”.
At 23 weeks chances are good that this fetus is being removed because it is:
a) Already dead b) Suffering abnormalities such as it developed no brain, or had a serious genetic condition that would kill it quickly. c) Was actively dying (not dead yet but would be within a few days, 100% guarunteed, 0 chance of saving it) d) Was actively killing the pregnant person.
Late term abortions, as shown here, make up only 1.5% of all abortions. The above four reasons are the only reasons such procedures are performed. Almost every abortion performed after 20 weeks is done on a wanted pregnancy. So you know what that means? You’re calling people who miscarried murderers. You just implied people who had a miscarriage or would have died murderers. How dare you call yourself pro life for that.
Now for the fun fact: They used to use a different procedure for these abortions in which they removed the fetus intact and allowed these people to grieve for the intact fetus, have pictures, etc. Pro lifers decided people losing a wanted pregnancy should not be allowed to grieve an intact fetus and we were left with this.
Congrats. Your movement is the reason they use this one now when people lose a wanted pregnancy late into the pregnancy. Your movement is intentionally making it harder for people to recover from the lose of a much wanted pregnancy. It’s your movement who left grieving people with this instead of allowing them something easier to deal with, something that would let them hold their deceased fetus.
Congrats. If you think you were ‘saving’ something think again. You’re hurting born people. You’re hurting people who lose a wanted pregnancy by shaming this abortion procedure. And you’re movement is the reason this is procedure doctors are forced to use now. You’re probably an awful and mean person to tell people losing a wanted pregnancy that they’re killers.
This is the post that made me pro-choice. Glad to see it still circulating.
I lost a baby brother at something like 14 weeks because he’d attached to the uterine wall backward, and when he started kicking he tore himself away and hemorrhaged to death.
You goddamn “pro-lifers” were ready to let my mother die with him rather than “killing him before God’s time.” He was already dead; it was a matter at that point of him bleeding out. My mother was bleeding with him. My mother was dying with him. And the hospital she was in? That fine pro-life hospital? Refused to let her transfer to another hospital to abort. She had a ten-year-old and an eight-month old at home, but making sure Joey didn’t die “before God’s time” was more goddamn important than making sure my mother survived.
My mother asked the nurse if she’d take pictures, saying that the ultrasound images were really blurry and she’d at least like something to remember him by. The nurse, after Joey was dead and my mom was in recovery, threw pictures on my mother’s bed. This fine pro-life nurse gave my mother pictures of a baby that was jet black where he wasn’t blood red. He didn’t even look human. And she threw the pictures in my mother’s face, like it was her fault that there was a terrible, terrible biological mistake that made it impossible for her baby to survive.
We wanted him. Not that the fact that you’ll notice he already had a name picked out would’ve clued you in. I would have had a baby brother just a year younger than me. My sophomore year in college I spent a lot of time crying alone in the student union, thinking it wasn’t right, it wasn’t fair, I should be taking my brother to dinner with friends or helping him study for his first midterms. I’m a big sister with no little brother to show for it, and there was a year that pain and loss came back eighteen years after the fact to wound me when I least expected it. There was a year when there were songs I couldn’t bring myself to listen to without crying because they reminded me of what I could have had. And I still wish, I still wish, they’d aborted him. Because the end result would have been the same. And my family would have been spared a world of pain believing we were losing brother and mother both. I was in ICU at the time after an allergic reaction that left me unable to breathe. How do you suppose my sister felt? Mother dying, sister dying, brother dead—just a matter of time on that one. Ten years old, watching her entire family struggling to breathe, struggling to live.
And you motherfuckers would call my mom a murderer for this. And you cared more for a baby already dying than you did for the two already born who needed their mom.
Fuck you. You’re not pro-life. You’re anti-woman, anti-family, anti-compassion and anti-love.
Someone on my FB shared this photo and I had to go sit in silence for awhile at the stupidity of her comment that went along with it. Most people don’t wait so late into a pregnancy and randomly decide ‘kill the baby’ because they want to. What the fuck is wrong with people.
Why I will always be pro choice
I’m absolutely crying right now
This really pisses me off, because last year my cousin Emily (Emmie) actually did die from not being able to abort her baby. When she was just under 20 weeks along with her second daughter they found out she had a condition which causes high blood pressure and protein in urine. The doctors gave her like a 5% chance of being able to bring the baby to term with both of them surviving. She and her husband were DEVASTATED.
She regretfully scheduled an appointment to terminate, but people found out. She went to church for comfort, so that she would have people there for her when she would need them but she got the opposite. Her church threatened to ex-communicate her, even though she tried to explain she didn’t want to abort, she had to to survive. People told her that a good mother would be willing to risk her life for her child, and sent her letters saying she was going to hell and threatening to physically attack her if she went through with it. Someone even told her four-year-old daughter, who was really excited about getting a little sister, that “You aren’t going to get a little sister because mommy is going to kill the baby.” They told that to a FOUR-YEAR-OLD! The harassment got so bad that on the day of her appointment, she didn’t go. About a later her liver started to fail, then her kidneys. Within a few days she was dead. They did deliver the baby at 23 and a half weeks, but she didn’t survive more than a few hours.
Of course the church held a big memorial for her and the baby, going on and on about hour strong she was and what a great person and mother she was. And how it was a tragedy that she was taken so young but “god works in mysterious ways.”
BULL FUCKING SHIT! Emmie was already vulnerable and distraught and she went to those people looking for comfort and they turned on her so brutally that she was too terrified and ashamed to have a necessary medical procedure. That’s NOT pro-life. That’s not even anti-choice, because she didn’t have a choice, she NEEDED that abortion to save her life. That is pro-birth. Congrats, the baby was born. She lived for 2 hours and 48 minutes, the entire time in pain, but she was born. Mission accomplished. But now the baby’s dead, Emmie’s dead at only 28 years old, her husband is a widower, and her now 5 year old daughter gets to live the rest of her life without a mother.
This is such a sad few stories and such a horrible original post that I kind of don’t want it on my blog, but I think it has to be, so I will also link to the story of Savita Halappanavar.
I want people to start talking about this. I want them to know that this young woman of color is facing up to 70 years in prison based on contradictory charges. I want you all to be outraged over the fact that there were no abortion drugs found in her system but they are accusing her of feticide. I want your outrage over the fact that a method from the 17th century that is no longer used for being unreliable was used to determine if her fetus lived. I want your outrage over the fact that the court is treating that method as valid proof. I want your outrage over the racial profiling and targeting of the victim, and I am calling Purvi a victim because that is what she is. They are trying to make an example of her and that should not stand. I want more people talking about her case and I want your outrage over the fact that only 8 people will be attending the “protest” for her. Tomorrow is her sentencing. I do not want her to be alone.
Also people should think about the fact that in a country where abortion is supposed to be legal, states are intensifying abortion restrictions and then prosecuting marginalized women for allegedly trying to abort fetuses themselves (or even doing anything to endanger fetuses). They are trying to charge these women as murderers for self-aborting when the laws create obstacles for them in their state.