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.

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  • Requiring providers to follow outdated FDA instructions for administering a medication abortion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.

in-the-right:

Pregnancy is inconvenient? Don’t kill unborn babies.

Pregnancy increases potential risk factors? Don’t kill unborn babies.

Raped? Don’t kill unborn babies; do seek support.

Will have difficulty supporting a child? Don’t kill unborn babies; consider adoption.

Child may have a difficult life? Don’t kill unborn babies.

Medical emergency? Try to save both lives while removing baby if necessary.

a nice post highlighting the vast and various ways people find to say “i refuse to think critically about abortion or pregnancy”

Disablist Language

This video doesn’t talk about reproductive justice discourse in particular, but “say what you mean” is excellent advice, no matter the cause. There is a tendency for people to label ignorance as “stupidity” and poor logic or uncritical thinking as “insane” or “crazy”. This type of invective is not helpful; it’s derailing and hurtful. Personally, I’ve been working harder to be more conscious and deliberate with my word choice*. I find not only does this help me to be more respectful but it also affords me the opportunity to engage deeper with my argument, thus allowing me to better understand what it is I’m trying to convey and why I feel that way.

*important side note: this doesn’t implicitly preclude swearing. i fucking love swearing.

A+ on handling that anon.
reproductivelyjust reproductivelyjust Said:

Thanks a bunch!