Posts tagged anti choice
Posts tagged anti choice
So this is what’s happening in College Station. Does anybody in Texas know the legality of what they’re doing? (Getting addresses from plate records and sending harassment via post)
- An estimated 19-20 million unsafe abortions take place every year. 97% of these are in developing countries.
- Despite its frequency, unsafe abortion remains one of the most neglected global public health challenges.
- An estimated 68,000 women die every year from unsafe abortion, and millions more are injured, many permanently.
- Leading causes of death are hemorrhage, infection, and poisoning from substances used to induce abortion.
- Access to modern contraception can reduce but never eliminate the need for abortion.
- Legalisation of abortion is a necessary but insufficient step toward eliminating unsafe abortion.
- When abortion is made legal, safe, and easily accessible, women’s health rapidly improves. By contrast, women’s health deteriorates when access to safe abortion is made more difficult or illegal.
- Legal abortion in developed countries is one of the safest procedures in contemporary practice, with case-fatality rates less than one death per 100,000 procedures.
- Manual vacuum aspiration (a handheld syringe as a suction source) and medical methods of inducing abortion have reduced complications.
- Treating complications of unsafe abortion overwhelms impoverished health-care services and diverts limited resources from other critical health-care programmes.
- The underlying causes of this global pandemic are apathy and disdain for women; they suffer and die because they are not valued.
*This applies to anyone with a uterus.
Re: this photo.
You can clearly see the text “Butchered Children” in the photo. You can also see actual images of babies and children. First lie.
No babies or children are involved in abortions.
You have images of victims of infanticide, not abortion (are there any actual abortion victims?) To the far right, you can also see an image of an actual child maybe older than 3 years old, younger than 7? Do you really think a child of that age can be aborted? If so, you need to get educated as to what abortion really is.
9 out of 10 abortions occur prior to 12 weeks. 87% of abortions are done with a vacuum that simply sucks out the content and lining of the uterus mostly done prior to 7 weeks, this is a form of surgical abortion. Here is a 7 week old embryo. Abortions are also typically done via pill (medical abortion) prior to 6 weeks, the result is a heavy period with cramps, not a fully formed fetus coming out of your vagina with mysterious scalpel cuts on it.
It could be possible that some of those photos depict what some procedures of abortions look like. But any actual abortion photo anti-choicers use are from extremely outdated procedures or late term abortions, at the stage via hysterotomy/D&X—these procedures are extremely rare. When is this performed and why? Typically after mid-second trimester because: the developing fetus has serious health defects, the pregnancy is harmful to the person’s health, and/or it resulted from a traumatic event (rape/incest)—which is probably why only 1.3% of abortions past 20 weeks actually occur. [source]
Also, many of the abortion photos depict partial-birth procedures and partial-birth abortions are banned, so by using photos of this procedure is obviously a lie to the public. And using photos of D&X abortion photos are extremely misleading when approximately 90% of abortions are done several months before it can even get to that stage (as noted and proven earlier). [source][source][source]
If approximately 90% of abortions are done prior to 12 weeks, why do most of those “abortion” photos in that picture show off fetuses past 12 weeks? Many of those photos even show off fetuses that look about past 20 weeks, which is very rare especially since fetuses typically become viable by 20-24 weeks alongside many of the other factors of why people tend to have later abortions that I’ve already mentioned. [source]
Ever heard of “Baby Tia?” It was a dead fetus waved around by anti-choice groups in front of clinics. Someone dropped it on the street amidst all the madness and the police confiscated it, later confirming that it wasn’t an aborted fetus. It was a 20 week old stillborn. Why is it that every “abortion” photo anti-choicers provide comes from some religious/interest group site instead of an actual source that comes from a medical or government or scientific site or even a mere info site? Just think about that. And when you google miscarried fetuses and what anti-choicers claim are “aborted” fetuses, they look the same.
With the procedure of dilation and curettage, this is what the abortion looks like.
Again, abortion via pill results in a heavy period and some cramps. It will look no different than your average period other than the difference in thickness. [source]
I also want to note the use of the word “genocide” in those photos that were displayed on that campus. A genocide is a deliberate and systematic annihilation of a group of people. Abortion is not genocide. Our government is not rounding up a bunch of pregnant people and forcing them to get abortions against their will. But what you seem to support is forced pregnancy.
There’s always so much emphasis on the embryo, I want to take the time to go over what pregnant people are going through.
Every year, worldwide, about 42 million women with unintended pregnancies choose abortion, and nearly half of these procedures, 20 million, are unsafe. Some 68,000 women die of unsafe abortion annually, making it one of the leading causes of maternal mortality (13%). Of the women who survive unsafe abortion, 5 million will suffer long-term health complications. Unsafe abortion is thus a pressing issue. Both of the primary methods for preventing unsafe abortion—less restrictive abortion laws and greater contraceptive use—face social, religious, and political obstacles, particularly in developing nations, where most unsafe abortions (97%) occur. Even where these obstacles are overcome, women and health care providers need to be educated about contraception and the availability of legal and safe abortion, and women need better access to safe abortion and postabortion services. Otherwise, desperate women, facing the financial burdens and social stigma of unintended pregnancy and believing they have no other option, will continue to risk their lives by undergoing unsafe abortions.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), every 8 minutes a woman in a developing nation will die of complications arising from an unsafe abortion. An unsafe abortion is defined as “a procedure for terminating an unintended pregnancy carried out either by persons lacking the necessary skills or in an environment that does not conform to minimal medical standards, or both.”1 The fifth United Nations Millennium Development Goal recommends a 75% reduction in maternal mortality by 2015. WHO deems unsafe abortion one of the easiest preventable causes of maternal mortality and a staggering public health issue.
I think it’s time we start caring about the people who are in our lives and value their right to privacy and to their own bodies. I always say this but it’s a fundamental truth starting from when our parents tell us to mind our own business and to keep our hands to ourselves.
No one is entitled to another person’s body without their constant consent.
I can’t believe that these people call themselves “pro-life” and then think that Scarlett Johansson should have been aborted.
Not to mention they automatically assume she sleeps around (which, to be honest, there is nothing wrong with that and none of their business if she does) and uses her sex appeal to get what she wants because she’s a movie star. These actors and actresses are people to and aren’t just an image. ALSO, she doesn’t make herself into something of a sex appeal. The actual Hollywood industry and consumers do.
Regardless, I think she’s a beautiful, intelligent, and talented woman and deserves all the respect.