HEY! OHIO JUST PASSED SOME INSANE ANTI-ABORTION LEGISLATION TONIGHT:
-Physicians providing abortions are not allowed admittance to public hospitals.
-Fetal pain must be described to the woman at all stages of pregnancy.
-Doctors must tell women how much money they make from performing abortions.
-Ultrasounds include visual description if woman refuses to view image; no rape exemption
-Mandatory wait-time doubled
There’s more, equally horrifying. I wrote about it for you here. Gov. Kasich has until 11:59 pm on Sunday to line-item veto any or all of these restrictions. He probably won’t.
(image via this young lady)
Oh fuck. There is more to this.
WOW IT’S GREAT HOW TUMBLR’S SOCIAL JUSTICE EXCITEMENT ISN’T INCLUSIVE TO LOW-PUBLICIZED EVENTS.
This is a HUGE issue and was completely overshadowed by the events in Texas. As a citizen of Ohio, I’m begging for you guys to help.
In case the above facts don’t convince you about how lacking and awful the state government is here, check these facts:
If a woman wants an abortion in Ohio, she MUST get STATE DIRECTEDcounseling that includes the counselor discouraging her from having an abortion. In addition, she has to wait 24 hours before that and having the abortion. The counseling has to be in person.
But wait, there’s more.
New plans under our health care reform only cover abortion in cases where the woman is endangered. This means the plans are available in cases of rape and incest only. The same goes for insurance coverage in abortion coverage.
Since the counseling is state directed and evaluated, and there is a very specific and purposefully tight set of restrictions on the legality of abortions, the state has way too much control over the procedure itself. If a clinic or particular doctor don’t follow these tight rules exactly, they can be charged with manslaughter.
What the fuck is this shit
well. this is horrifying. yay.
Hey, hey, hey tumblr.
North Dakota only has one abortion clinic and you can’t get an abortion six weeks after conception.
You can’t get an abortion there even if your infant has fatal fetal birth defects.
Do us a solid.
Cheer for us too.
-75% of women who get abortions cite financial reasons for their abortions, if women were supplied with an environment where their jobs and education were protected, their medical needs were fully covered and their children were guaranteed with a reasonable level of basic care upon birth that promised for a future better than the women could currently supply that would end nearly all abortion that are needed for non-medial reasons.
And it would cost only around 6billion/year or to put that in perspective 0.009% of what the U.S. spends on killing people (military budget)
If pro-lifers really wanted to STOP abortion they’d be fighting for this world. Not one where women get jail time at best and septicemia at worse for abortions.
How To Identify Crisis Pregnancy Centers
Crisis pregnancy centers, or pregnancy resource centers, disguise themselves as medical facilities, but usually have no licensed doctors, nurses or counselors. They often appear under “Abortion Alternatives,” and may have names similar to abortion clinics nearby in order to confuse patients into entering their buildings instead of the real clinics.
Once you enter a CPC, their mission is to prevent you from getting an abortion at any cost. They will use misleading language, delay tactics, emotional manipulation, intimidation, and outright lies to either persuade you against abortion or to make you miss your appointment. The worst part? It’s all completely legal and funded by federal dollars.
CPCs do their best to appear as legitimate abortion clinics, so how can you tell which is which? Here is a list of red flags for CPCs:
- The words “crisis” or “resource” appear in the center’s name
- Their ads use language like “Pregnant & Scared?”
- They offer free pregnancy tests and ultrasounds
- When asked if they provide abortions or contraception, they will not give a direct answer
- The waiting room has biased pamphlets, sometimes with graphic pictures labeled as abortions
- They attempt to make you feel guilty about considering abortion
- They offer baby items, such as diapers and formula
- They downplay the effectiveness of contraception and emphasize abstinence
- They emphasize the dangers of abortion (Fact: fewer than 0.3% of patients experience complications requiring hospitalization)
- They discuss the false connections between abortion and breast cancer, infertility, or mental illness, often referred to as post-abortion stress syndrome
- Regardless of how you talk about the pregnancy, they refer to “your baby,” the “preborn child,” “post-abortive women,” and say that you are “already a mother.”
A list of licensed abortion clinics in the United States can be found on the Abortion Assistance Blog.
funded by federal dollars
funded by federal dollars.
funded by federal dollars.
yes, yes to this. also, after talking to many of the kumfa moms, i’ve realized that a similar thing happens to them. this cartoon is about abortion vs. having your baby but you could make a similar cartoon about sending for adoption before/after.
before they have the baby, everyone around them is telling them adoption is the greatest gift they could give to their child, the final act of true, selfless, motherly love for their child. but then if they actually decide to send for adoption, they should be ashamed - how could they give up their own flesh and blood, they are so selfish to not want to raise the child.
there is no winning for women.
A quote I just read in relation to abortion. Very well put.
“Body Autonomy” or “Bodily integrity” is self-determination of human beings over their own bodies. You can’t be forced to give blood, bone marrow, or any part of you to another. You can’t even have them taken from you after you die without permission. The fact that you can save a life is irrelevant, nobody can forcefully take something from you.
Yet, there are people out there who believe 50% of the population *must* give up their body for 9 months, even if there’s risk of it killing them.
This is my new favourite “anti-choice folk are ignorant, sexist, idiots” argument.
AP: Praveen Halappanavar, the widower of an Indian woman who died in an Irish hospital after she was refused an abortion, plans to sue Ireland’s government in the European Court of Human Rights. His lawyer confirmed the decision.
Halappanavar’s wife, Savita, died Oct. 28 in Ireland, one week after being admitted to a hospital for severe pain amid a miscarriage. Doctors did not perform an abortion while the fetus still had a heartbeat. Savita fell ill after the dead fetus was removed. A coroner ruled she died from blood poisoning.
In 1968, Christianity Today published a special issue on contraception and abortion, encapsulating the consensus among evangelical thinkers at the time. In the leading article, professor Bruce Waltke, of the famously conservative Dallas Theological Seminary, explained the Bible plainly teaches that life begins at birth:
“God does not regard the fetus as a soul, no matter how far gestation has progressed. The Law plainly exacts: ‘If a man kills any human life he will be put to death’ (Lev. 24:17). But according to Exodus 21:22–24, the destruction of the fetus is not a capital offense… Clearly, then, in contrast to the mother, the fetus is not reckoned as a soul.”
The magazine Christian Life agreed, insisting, “The Bible definitely pinpoints a difference in the value of a fetus and an adult.” And the Southern Baptist Convention passed a 1971 resolution affirming abortion should be legal not only to protect the life of the mother, but to protect her emotional health as well.
These stalwart evangelical institutions and leaders would be heretics by today’s standards. Yet their positions were mainstream at the time, widely believed by born-again Christians to flow from the unambiguous teaching of Scripture.
why doesn’t this stuff get reblogged more often??