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This actually happened to me yesterday, while going over my panel discussion about reproductive rights with some classmates. The woman who said it, even after my telling her that the two are not and should never be compared [and why], still seems to think this is an OK assessment of both abortion and slavery. - submitted by danaclare
That just broke my brain a little bit. She would have gotten some real nasty looks from me. - yeas
I’m going to be very clear. I support the fundamental right to life for all human beings.
I don’t care if you’re:
- Any other accident of birth
Every human being has the right to life.
You will not meet one pro-life advocate who believes anything different.
“ANY OTHER ACCIDENT OF BIRTH.”
Somebody please hold me while I put on some Elliott Smith and weep quietly under my bed.
Lets stop pretending people only have sex for procreation. I know anti-choicers do not understand that you can have sex and not want kids but this is just some slut shaming bullshit. Also, who is to say nuns do not want children? Women become nuns for spiritual reasons not because they don’t want kids.
WOW! I am interested in responses to this picture. Let me know.
this doesn’t even make any sense
then again your penchant for total bull precedes you
it’s cool that you’re honest about the fact that the holocaust means jack shit to you, though ^__^
Oklahoma Senate Passes Personhood Act, Effectively Banning All Abortions
By Stephen D. Foster Jr.
The Republican dominated Oklahoma Senate has overwhelmingly passed Senate Bill 1433, also known as the Personhood Act, by a vote of 34-8.
The bill would define life as beginning at conception, effectively banning all abortions and many forms of contraception. The bill would also ban women from getting an abortion if they are raped because there are no exceptions in it. In other words, Oklahoma Republicans are granting rapists more power over their victims. Not only will a woman have to deal with the pain and trauma of being raped, she’ll be forced by state government to remain pregnant for nine agonizing months, only to endure more pain while giving birth.
Oh, fuck you Oklahoma. FUCK YOU SO MUCH.
"In the US, abortion is framed as a deeply moral and highly emotional issue. In the public imagination, the choice to have an abortion is a wrenching one, one that often leaves women feeling emotionally fragile for months and years afterward. No doubt this is sometimes the case. But for many women, my friend included, it is not a wrenching or painful decision, but an easy and obvious and matter of fact one.
But we don’t have a cultural script for those women. When women speak publicly about their abortions – which, given the stigma around abortion, happens very rarely – we expect them to speak with reverence, not relief. We expect to hear stories of excruciating indecision, not of easy, obvious choices. We don’t have a blueprint for women who weren’t wracked with indecision, women who felt emotional attachment neither to the fetus nor to the decision to terminate it. And as a result, we also lack a script for supportive friends that doesn’t somehow frame abortion as a tragic illness."
via Feministing, “A new script for talking about abortion”
(thanks to keepyourboehneroutofmyuterus for sending this to me!)
[Image: White text over a blue background from the blog Actual Catholic Girl Problems, “#24 Wanting to create graphic anti-choice propaganda… but sucking at Photoshop.” Credited to actualcatholicgirlproblems.tumblr.com. End description.]
Not that it ever stops them…
Seriously, this blog is hilarious. Satirizing whiny Catholic anti-choice bullshit is always fantastic.
"We have anti-choice women in for abortions all the time. Many of them are just naive and ignorant until they find themselves with an unwanted pregnancy. Many of them are not malicious. They just haven’t given it the proper amount of thought until it completely affects them. They can be judgmental about their friends, family, and other women. Then suddenly they become pregnant. Suddenly they see the truth. That it should only be their own choice. Unfortunately, many also think that somehow they are different than everyone else and they deserve to have an abortion, while no one else does."
"I feel that so much of the kind of murderous rhetoric of American politics and what we decry as the ‘decline of civility’ or ‘hyperpartisanship’ are really troubling as a citizen to watch. And I do think that even when we’re not talking about abortion, we are talking about abortion."