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psychokandi:

Joan Jett’s jacket. Notice the pins.

"keep abortion legal"

"If she says no, it’s rape"

"Pro fucking choice"

This jacket is from about thirty years ago. These issues were big then. Thirty years later, these issues are still present. I was amazed to find these pins on the jacket, and realize this, because I would have thought, back then, if I was alive, that those issues would be solved by NOW.

But they aren’t. Joan Jett knew what was up.

Why can’t we take a minute and soak in her “bad reputation” and think about how in thirty years, abortion and rape culture STILL are huge issues.

Photos courtesy of EMP museum in Seattle, Washington.

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liberalsarecool:

Right to privacy? Nope, conservatives want to judge your private life and weigh in on decisions for the biggest moments in your life.

liberalsarecool:

Right to privacy? Nope, conservatives want to judge your private life and weigh in on decisions for the biggest moments in your life.

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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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