Posts tagged pro choice
Posts tagged pro 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)
Everyone please spread this like wildfire. This page has links to every state’s rally information on the right side if you click the link that says Read More.
To protest the recent anti-birth control and anti-women’s health legislation flooding our politics, we are organizing marches in the capital city of all fifty states on Saturday April 28th. Please, please spread this all over every social network site you use. This is important.
Gloria Steinem [x]
- 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.
There is no abortion law in Canada. It is neither legal nor illegal, it is simply a medical procedure and covered by universal health care. Universally, abortions performed at hospitals are free. Whether abortions at free-standing clinics are covered varies by province/territory. Some provinces and territories with limited providers pay travel costs when women have to go to a different province for the procedure. There are no mandatory ultrasound laws and no 24 hour waiting periods.
Abortion became legal in Canada in 1969 as part of a massive reform to “get the government out of the bedrooms of the nation.” While abortion was decriminalized, it could only be performed in cases to preserve “life and health.” Women had to prostrate themselves in front of a committee of three doctors and plead their case. Many doctors told me they rubber stamped these requests. “To see these poor women pouring out stories of misery, it just broke my heart,” one told me. However, other providers could be less understanding.
In 1988, The Supreme Court of Canada deemed this pleading for abortion to be unconstitutional and the law was struck down. A bill was introduced in 1989 to once again ban abortions unless the life and/or health of the mother were in jeopardy. While the bill was passed by the House of Commons (elected Members of Parliament), it was defeated by the Senate who are all, interestingly enough, political appointees. No political party has introduced any abortion legislation since, and so there is no abortion law.
Now contrast the American experience with complicated laws, far greater cost (the average amount paid for a 1rst trimester abortion is $451, with 60% of women paying out-of-pocket for their procedure), indignities (mandatory ultrasound), and inconveniences such as 24 hour delays and uncompensated travel.
So how does lawless Canada stack up against regulated America?
In Canada, the teen birth and abortion rate is 27.0/1,000 women between the ages of 15-19 versus 61.2/1,000 in the United States.
The abortion rate among all women of reproductive age (15-44) in Canada is 14.1/1,000 versus 20/1,000 in the United States.
Put another way, the teen birth and abortion rate is more than 50% higher in the United States versus Canada and the abortion rate is about 25% higher in the Unites States.
Canadian women also have something else. They have access to health care and sex education is widely taught in the schools.
Laws, cost, and indignities don’t reduce abortion, knowledge and contraception do.
As I’ve said before, if you’re serious about reducing the need for abortion your priorities and focus should be on preventing unintended pregnancies with comprehensive sex education and affordable, accessible contraception (like, you know, the ACA mandate). Making burdensome, medically unnecessary, unscientific abortion restrictions does nothing to curb incidence; it just makes it more expensive and less accessible thereby disproportionately affecting low-income people and people of color. Most people getting abortions say they would have liked to get their abortion even earlier and it was abortion restrictions and cost that were standing in their way. Perhaps if antis actually took the time to understand why people need abortions they’d understand that the solution would be tackling the problem of unintended pregnancies. But valid, helpful solutions have never been their aim, it’s always been about punishment, sex shaming, and embryo worship, which is why they are utterly ineffective.
Yeah this is gonna start shit, but pile it on because PP is fucking corrupt.
…wh-what the hell did I just read? Someone actually thinks a clinic for healthcare is some sort of religious cult?
Remember when Scarlett Johansson supported Planned Parenthood?