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July 02 2013

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one-angry-liberal:

sonofbaldwin:

The so-called “pro-life” movement’s philosophy.

One of the best political cartoons that I’ve seen. 

You know what pisses me off about this?  Really, REALLY pisses me off?  That’s George (H.W.) Bush holding that umbrella.  He was president 1981-1989.  Do you get that?  

It means that the right have not budged an inch on their ridiculous pro-foetus, anti-actual-persons position in THIRTY GODDAMN YEARS. We should not still be having this argument! Thirty year old political cartoons should be bafflingly opaque, not crystal clear!

Reposted byverybadwolf verybadwolf

June 06 2013

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cognitivedissonance:

rabbleprochoice:

bebinn:

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 cancerinfertility, 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.”

More on CPCs

How to Identify CPCs

Beware of Fake Clinics

Crisis Pregnancy Centers: An Affront to Choice

CPC Warning Stickers

A list of licensed abortion clinics in the United States can be found on the Abortion Assistance Blog.

Most people think that these clinics are rare, but they are NOT. Odds are, if there is a Planned Parenthood (regardless of if they perform abortions) on a street, look around, because there will probably also be at least ONE of these. For example, at my Planned Parenthood, there are TWO. And at an abortion clinic in a nearby city, there are THREE of these within site of the abortion clinic’s building (which thankfully has ABORTION AND CONTRACEPTION painted on the side of it in enormous block letters which they did because of these CPCs).

Another little fact about these places: Because there are often no licensed or certified medical professionals that work at these clinics, they are not obligated to maintain patient confidentiality. And, in fact, they use this as a way to scare and manipulate the people who enter their “clinics” into doing what they want by threatening to call the person’s family or parents. 

When people who work at or support these places and tell you this is not true, they are lying or they are not aware of the tactics the staff use. The above post by bebinn is very accurate. These places lie, they blackmail people, they harass people, they trick people into thinking they are legitimate medical facilities, and they do so with very little interference because the victims that enter are often too scared after their encounter to report what happened to them.

There have been stories reported by women who have gone into these places and been harassed. Such as one woman who went to a CPC and was then sent a birthday card splattered with red paint in the mail for YEARS after her abortion to remind and shame her for it.

Love,

Rabble

There’s a CPC in Laramie that gives out baby supplies in exchange for attending thinly-veiled Bible study sessions. They give out false information regarding adoption and abortion. Also, they’re expanding on to the University of Wyoming campus with an RSO dedicated to being “warriors for life” — here’s their newsletter.

Disgusting and thoroughly evil. These god-bothering morons all forget it takes two to tango. The worst are the places which offer free pregnancy tests AND DELIBERATELY GIVE FALSE NEGATIVE RESULTS TO PREGNANT WOMEN. I found one of those in S. California.

June 01 2013

19:05

Seriously, if we believe a 14 year old is too immature to know how to take a pill, do we really think she’s adult enough to handle an unwanted pregnancy?

The truth is that the age restriction is completely arbitrary, tied only to our puritanical comfort levels. And listen, I get it; I think it’s fair to say that most people are uncomfortable with the idea of a 14 year old having sex. But here’s the thing - access to Plan B isn’t about keeping a 14 year old from having sex - by the time she gets to the pharmacy, that ship has sailed - it’s about keeping a 14 year old who has already had sex from getting pregnant. And despite what urban legend (or past embarrassing FDA memos) may tell you, making emergency contraception more available is not more likely to make young teens have sex - it will just make them less likely to end up pregnant.

We can’t let our discomfort with teen sex trump young people’s right to sexual and reproductive health and we can’t continue to let politics trump science. If we care about young women’s health and bodily autonomy and integrity, we’ll drop all age restrictions from emergency contraception. Anything less isn’t just illogical - it’s immoral.

“Hey, FDA: Drop the Plan B Age Restriction,” my latest at The Nation  (via coolgrandpa)

November 18 2012

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bowiecadmium:

ipsadixit:

guineverethecat:

Some ladies are far more articulate than I can be…

since “You go, girl” doesn’t seem appropriate, “You go, Justice Bader Ginsburg”!!!

Bitches get shit done

Reposted bykilljillMissPunchline

September 11 2012

MerelyGifted
22:46

June 22 2012

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June 18 2012

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accioharo:

fuckyeahplannedparenthood:

hereisstella:

Some pictures from the protest yesterday at Lansing.

Protest in Lansing, Michigan after Rep. Lisa Brown (D) was barred from speaking on the house floor after daring to use the word “vagina” during a debate about an anti-abortion bill.

The Beavis sign… XD

Reposted bysiriusminervacaptainjackharknesspeppahessicajughessarabearasheliza0120mssunflower
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