safe, legal abortion IS pro-life

Pro: choice, reproductive rights, health care, child, pregnant person, abortion, birth, comprehensive sex education.
Safe, legal abortion saves lives.

wearethepro-lifegeneration:

wearethepro-lifegeneration:

wearethepro-lifegeneration:

reproductivelyjust:

freeoldglory:

Apparently an unborn child is only a living human being if the mother wants him/her

sounds like you’re starting to understand the social construction of language. well done….

Our logic is far from faulty. It is a scientific fact that fetuses are human beings. Whether or not you say they have personhood is an entirely different argument, but they absolutely are human beings. This basic biology. When a human sperm and human egg join a human zygote (first stage of development) is created. And I’m not being colloquial. This is science. A fetus is a homo sapien. This is also not a conceptualization of pregnancy. It is a FACT.

Pro-tip: Definitions are not necessarily evidence, no, but they do help clarify.
Another pro-tip: Legally, African Americans were not considered human beings for a rather long time, so the legality of something doesn’t really constitute evidence either, does it? -G

Information about human biology: http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_development_(biology)

well. i tend to lose interest in a debate as soon as people start making callous false equivocations, such as equating the historical plight of PoC with fetuses. because that’s super gross. like i said, these definitions are SOCIALLY CONSTRUCTED. they’re not innate. they’re not immutable. and i would never claim for a legal concept to be so. read this, if you want a better understanding of where i’m coming from re: human (adjective) vs human (noun)/human being.

wearethepro-lifegeneration:

wearethepro-lifegeneration:

reproductivelyjust:

freeoldglory:

Apparently an unborn child is only a living human being if the mother wants him/her

sounds like you’re starting to understand the social construction of language. well done. Medically speaking, the fetus is fetus,…

I’m sorry, could you please clarify your point? OP making a point that the unborn child is a human being, whether the mother wants it to be or not. We were simply reinforcing that point with evidence from definitions and logic. -G & R

exactly. and i am simply refuting your and OPs misguided notions and faulty “evidence” and “logic”. “unborn child” is a contradiction in terms. but colloquially, a pregnant person may conceptualise their pregnancy in whichever way they choose. legally, a fetus is not a human being. and pro-tip: dictionary definitions rarely constitute evidence.

wearethepro-lifegeneration:

reproductivelyjust:

freeoldglory:

Apparently an unborn child is only a living human being if the mother wants him/her

sounds like you’re starting to understand the social construction of language. well done. Medically speaking, the fetus is fetus, no matter what. but the pregnant person may conceptualise…

Um, excuse me, by definition a fetus is a living, developing human being.

fe·tus
noun
an unborn offspring of a mammal, in particular an unborn human baby more than eight weeks after conception.

It’s simply the medical term describing a certain stage of human development -G.

I just want it point out that human describes /what/ the “invader” is while fetus describes /when/ it is (it’s age) by defining it’s level of development -R

sooo…congratulations on your ability to use a dictionary, i guess? i’m not sure where you think dictionary definitions come from, but i’m going to assume you either didn’t read or didn’t understand my discussion of socially constructed language. and i would just like to point out, R, that there’s a difference between the adjectival ‘human’ and the noun version. no one is saying a (human) fetus isn’t adjectivally human. that would just be silly.

bebinn:

BREAKING NEWS: Federal judge rules Texas abortion restrictions are unconstitutional

stfuprolifers:

A bit of good news. 

The restrictions, nearly defeated in a 13-hour filibuster by Senator Wendy Davis in June, will not go into effect tomorrow. This is a final decision, not an injunction, and will head to the 5th Circuit (a federal court) to be reviewed.

What’s included in the restrictions ruled unconstitutional?

  • Requiring providers to obtain admitting privileges from hospitals within 30 miles of their clinic
  • Requiring providers to follow outdated FDA instructions for administering a medication abortion

What’s not included?

  • A ban on abortion at 20 weeks, with the exception of fetal and maternal indications, will still go into effect. The majority of abortions are performed before this point.
  • The requirement that all abortions be performed in ambulatory surgical centers, a qualification only five of 42 clinics in the state meet, will go into effect in 2014 if it is not challenged.
dippingstickssunshine:

OH MY GOD IS THAT THE BABY CRADLE FROM THE ORIGINAL SIMS?

IT IS.
That fucking baby made me pro-choice.

best

dippingstickssunshine:

OH MY GOD IS THAT THE BABY CRADLE FROM THE ORIGINAL SIMS?

IT IS.

That fucking baby made me pro-choice.

best

casevon:

cosmopolitanism:

  • I can have sex with whoever I want
  • Health care covered my birth control
  • If a condom breaks I can go buy the morning after pill without showing ID
  • It costs me $0 for STI tests
  • If I got pregnant I could get an abortion
  • I can marry anyone I want, whether they’re a boy or girl

That’s it. everybody go home. Pack your bags, we goin to canada. Even if they have bagged milk, idec rn

i know this isn’t what i’m supposed to take away from this post, but we have bagged milk…?

(via rabbleprochoice)

plannedparenthood:

"The ACA deals with technical issues that have prevented many trans* individuals from obtaining insurance. It prevents insurance companies from turning away trans* health care seekers, dropping current clients from coverage because of their gender identity, and canceling trans* clients’ insurance due to paperwork mistakes, including misgendering a client or using a former name. This is great news, but for many, insurance is unaffordable and competent care is not available due to bias and inexperience."

sounds promising!

thepunkrocker:

thescentofsouls:

I’ll respect your opinion as long as your opinion doesn’t disrespect my existence.

THIS PHRASE SHOULD BE WRITTEN EVERYWHERE AROUND THE WORLD 

(via stfufauxminists)

freeoldglory:

Apparently an unborn child is only a living human being if the mother wants him/her

sounds like you’re starting to understand the social construction of language. well done. Medically speaking, the fetus is fetus, no matter what. but the pregnant person may conceptualise their own pregnancy in any way they so choose, whether that’s as a baby, an invader, a passenger, a bun, etc. And sure, I guess some people might call their pregnancy their little ‘living human being’…unusual, but possible!

by-grace-of-god:

"A lot of people say that a human being is valuable once she has a heartbeat, can feel pain, has brainwaves, or is born. We disagree. All human beings are valuable and should be protected, no matter what their worth is to someone else. Every person has infinite worth and is made in the Image of God. So whether a human being is very tiny or not very developed or not "useful" to other people, he or she is worth protecting."

PersonhoodUSA

[unless that person is pregnant]

don’t mind me, just elucidating the subtext.