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'I Think She Was A She' Proudly Proclaims There's No Shame In Having An Abortion

In the slam poem “I Think She Was A She,” spoken word poet and performance artist Leyla Josephine recounts the abortion she had as a teenager and the cultural shame she’s been constantly confronted with ever since.

Be brought to tears when you watch Leyla recite the full moving poem here. 

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The Fake Abortion Clinics Of America: Misconception

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Women across America who are seeking abortions are accidentally booking appointments at Crisis Pregnancy Centers — pro-life, government-funded religious centers that don’t provide abortions, but instead try to talk women out of terminating their pregnancies. VICE News investigated the misleading practices used by Crisis Pregnancy Centers to draw in women with unplanned pregnancies, and the misinformation that is spread to discourage them from pursuing abortions.

Watch on exposingfakeclinics.tumblr.com

Must watch. At minute 7 we meet a woman tricked into an appointment at a crisis pregnancy center, and it’s heartbreaking. 

Just a friendly reminder that you do not have to be nice to people who oppress you.

A common tactic of oppressors is making the oppressed feel like the two parties are on equal ground and therefore have to respectful, as they both have as much to lose as the other. However, in the fight for reproductive rights, the antichoice side holds considerably more power. They have the power to vote for politicians who would enact legislation that affects all people. When prochoicers have power, people can have abortions when they need to and those who are against it are affected in no way at all. Thus, the antichoice side holds more power and them demanding that you treat their oppressive beliefs with respect is just a way to distract you from fighting for your rights. We have everything to lose and they have nothing, and in the face of that power imbalance, anger and frustration are absolutely acceptable.

I read this quote once and I think it sums it up nicely:
”When privileged people tell oppressed groups “I would listen to you, but you aren’t being very nice” they are asserting their power in a subtle, but dangerous way. They are victim blaming. They are trying to hide the fact that when others have “asked nicely,” they just ignored them. When they tell you it is up to you to convince them to treat you like a human being, they are revealing that they never thought of you as human to begin with. Remember, the privileged also set the standard for what “nice” is. People who fundamentally challenge their worldview in ways that they can’t just ignore will never meet it no matter how “nice” we are.
-Victoria

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Nine out of ten abortions happen in the first trimester. These abortions happen during the second trimester (12-25 weeks), now, MANY surgical abortions such as this will only happen if the baby already has a condition in which quality of life is deemed very poor, such as being on oxygen and life support, under-developed organs, and life long pain. THIS IS NOT THE ONLY OPTION FOR ABORTION AT THE SECOND TRIMESTER. All of the other abortions are shown to be teens and other women who did not know they were pregnant (for medical reasons), bullied or shamed into keeping their baby for so long, or simply not knowing clinics were available. This is a woman’s body and a woman’s choice. Now, when you bring up the possibility of children going up for adoption? Foster homes SUCK. One, there aren’t many so kids get sent to group homes, they can be abusive, and overall extremely traumatic for a child. Think of all the kids that are wards of the state until 18. Also? Women getting raped is NOT their fault EVER. It is NOT up to you to force her to keep her attacker’s child for 9 months. Abortion is a personal choice and you do NOT have the right to say who can and can’t get one, because you never know the situation and who are you to talk anyways?

Before you judge someone for getting any kind of abortion please do your own research and then realize you’re really dumb and trying to take away someone’s rights and quit judging them uvu

Written by me, after about an hour and a half-hour of research about first and second trimester abortions. Hopefully I didn’t get anything too wrong, if I did, please correct me.

I do not like antichoice sentiments and do not have the volition to try to change the minds of those who hold them in the face of mountains of evidence that shows that the law, science and arguably morality are not on their side. If none of that changed your mind, why should I think that I can? Why should I entertain your highly damaging “opinion”?

There is no room for compromise when it comes to the right to your own body. There is no room for debate on this subject. Your body is yours, no one else’s and you are its sole governor. Anyone who tells you that you have to be nice to people who would need you to be on death’s doorstep before they’d be willing to agree to you exercising your basic right to your body is not worth trying to communicate with.

If you’re antichoice and want a prochoice blog to accommodate and respect your bullshit, this is not the place for you. Keep your nose out of other people’s lives and try empathizing with them for a change. Maybe if you do that, you’ll see why the other side is so angry that their health and lives are at the whim of other people’s feelings.
-Victoria

I love how the moment a woman even thinks abortion everyone acts like her uterus is public property that everyone gets a say on! 

I’m still suffering PPD from my pregnancy with Violet!

We can’t afford another baby! 

We’re not ready for another baby!

We don’t have enough room for another baby! 

But I still have people jumping down my throat for “being a murder”

Watch on shitantichoiceprotesterssay.tumblr.com

Elise Talking About the Need for Repentance

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Kids at the abortion clinic being used as props and parroting.

Just. Gross.

I work with a guy who’s Indian (and also practices Hinudism) where I work

Today I was slicing up 6 steaks and looked at him and asked
"Do you ever get upset at how much beef Americans eat?" (as our steak subs seem to sell the most)

He replied “No, its not like that you know. I do not go “oh you eat meat I hate you” I just practice what I believe and I do not eat the meat, you know? I know other people like to eat this and this is fine. We just have different belief. You know this is okay thing to have”

…And holy shit

You could apply that mentality to religion (although this was i suppose already about religion)

gay marriage

trans people

abortion

…so much…

/so much/

Got into a conversation with a high school classmate on Facebook about Justin Trudeau being firm with his Liberal party on voting prochoice. Classmate was arguing that Trudeau is infringing on the MPs right to free of belief, I was arguing that politicians who cannot check their personal beliefs at the door when it comes to voting on laws that affect all citizens, they have no business being in politics.

Found out my Dad is prochoice, at least politically. I think I might cry, I’m so relieved.
-Victoria

I Thought I Was Mad When I Saw How Many Abortion Clinics They Have. Then I Saw The Gun Dealers. (via Upworthy)

In Septemeber 2014, Missouri lawmakers decided women must wait 72 hours to “reflect on their decision” before they can get an abortion. ‘Cause, ya know, an abortion is one of those spur-of-the-moment decisions like ordering pay-per-view or having another glass of wine. And what about cases of rape, incest, or medical complications? Well, they have to wait 72 hours too.

On its own, this is pretty upsetting. But when you consider how easy it is to get one of those shiny metal things used to take people’s lives? That’s when the blinding rage sets in.

Watch on stfueverything.tumblr.com

Sonya Renee “What Women Deserve”

This gives me chills, even makes me tear up every time I watch this. So powerful.

GoFundMe just announced a new policy that restricts people from raising money to help pay for an abortion.

As you may or may not know, Gofundme has stopped letting people use their site for funding abortion, despite other medical procedures being funded through them. Sign this petition and spread the word.

If you need help funding an abortion, check out  http://www.fundabortionnow.org/get-help/financial-counseling

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