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youngmarxist:

So if we have to show women what the baby looks like in their womb and tell them how the process works before allowing them to get an abortion, does that mean we should teach our soldiers about the culture of the lands we’re invading, and explain to them that the people we want them to kill have families and feel pain, just like Americans?

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hjolko:

VESSEL, the new abortion documentary that takes us to sea with Dr. Rebecca Gomperts as she sails through legal loopholes to provide women with medical service to end their unwanted pregnancies, has premiered at the 2014 SXSW Festival, and won a special award.

This looks awesome. This woman and her associates are heroes. - Rachel

Want to watch!

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I had a patient in the clinic who really did not want an abortion but who had no resources to cover the costs of prenatal care or childbirth. She was single and without insurance coverage but made just enough money to be ineligible for state assistance. She already had outstanding bills at the hospital and with the local ob-gyn practice. No doctor would see her without payment up front.

We were willing to do the abortion for a reduced rate or for free if necessary. But she really didn’t want an abortion. Once I understood her situation, I went to the phone and called the local ‘crisis pregnancy center.’

"Hello, this is Dr. Wicklund."

Dead silence. I might as well have said I was Satan.

"Hello?" I said again. "This is Dr. Wicklund."

"Hello," very tentatively, followed by another long silence.

"I need help with a patient," I said. She came to me for an abortion, but really doesn’t want one. What she really needs is someone to do her prenatal care and birth for free."

"What do you expect us to do?"

I let that hang for a minute.

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This Common Secret, Susan Wicklund

Crisis Pregnancy Centers often disguise themselves as medical facilities, with advertisements offering “help” with an unplanned pregnancy. Their main goal is to keep the pregnant person from having an abortion at all costs. Usually, all they’ll give you is a free pregnancy test, some baby clothes, and maybe a box of diapers.

The patient referred to in the quote was given free prenatal care and did not have to pay the financial cost of childbirth by a local anti-choice doctor. She would often stop by Dr. Wicklund’s office to let her know how she was doing:

"He (the doctor) always moans and groans about being tricked into [doing this]," she says. "Then he goes off on these tirades against abortion."

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"This Common Secret" is such a phenomenal book. And yeah, crisis pregnancy centers are generally evil, so there’s that.

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"Look, the GOP knows that when abortion is illegal, abortions don’t go down but the number of women dying does goes up. They just don’t care."

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active-rva:

Today is Roe v. Wade Day, the anniversary of the 1973 Supreme Court case which ruled that a person’s right to privacy includes the right to an abortion, up until the point of fetal viability (legally, 24 weeks). 
This is extremely significant; before legal abortion was available, people who needed the procedure obtained it any way they could, often from people with limited or nonexistent medical training. These backalley procedures frequently resulted in death by infection or hemorrhage. Read more here. 

active-rva:

Today is Roe v. Wade Day, the anniversary of the 1973 Supreme Court case which ruled that a person’s right to privacy includes the right to an abortion, up until the point of fetal viability (legally, 24 weeks). 

This is extremely significant; before legal abortion was available, people who needed the procedure obtained it any way they could, often from people with limited or nonexistent medical training. These backalley procedures frequently resulted in death by infection or hemorrhage. Read more here

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bebinn:

After reading an NPR segment featuring a cheery grandmother as the face of anti-abortion protestors, clinic escort Erin Matson decided to show the truth behind the innocent facade. Click through for more first-person accounts of anti-choice harassment and terrorism.

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"A man who assisted in autopsies in a big urban hospital, starting in the mid-1950s, describes the many deaths from botched abortions that he saw. “The deaths stopped overnight in 1973.” He never saw another in the 18 years before he retired. “That,” he says, “ought to tell people something about keeping abortion legal.”"

“The Way It Was” — Mother Jones Magazine — Abortion before Roe v. Wade. (via feministteapot)

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"It is not necessary to talk about these issues all the time. The dogmatic and moral teachings of the church are not all equivalent. The church’s pastoral ministry cannot be obsessed with the transmission of a disjointed multitude of doctrines to be imposed insistently."

Pope Francis • Saying that the Catholic Church needs to take a step back from thorny political issues like abortion, gay marriage and contraception. “We have to find a new balance,” he continued, “otherwise even the moral edifice of the church is likely to fall like a house of cards, losing the freshness and fragrance of the Gospel.” Whoa, who replaced the Pope with a reasonable human being?! (via shortformblog)

Pope Frank is killin’ it, y’all.

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alexdarke:

Because censorship is wrong…

Doonesbury cartoons by the brilliant Garry Trudeau

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moxispilot:

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kngslyr:

The reason a fetus has more rights than a pregnant person in America is because a fetus still has a chance of being a man. 

Powerful as fuck

Now it all makes sense.

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