•A woman in Utah gave birth to twins. When one was stillborn, she was arrested and charged with criminal homicide based on the claim that her decision to delay cesarean surgery was the cause of the stillbirth.

•After a hearing that lasted less than a day, a court issued an order requiring a critically-ill pregnant woman in Washington, D.C. to undergo cesarean surgery over her objections. Neither she nor her baby survived.

•A judge in Ohio kept a woman imprisoned to prevent her from having an abortion.

•A woman in Oregon who did not comply with a doctor’s recommendation to have additional testing for gestational diabetes was subjected to involuntary civil commitment. During her detention, the additional testing was never performed.

•A Louisiana woman was charged with murder and spent approximately a year in jail before her counsel was able to show that what was deemed a murder of a fetus or newborn was actually a miscarriage that resulted from medication given to her by a health care provider.

•In Texas, a pregnant woman who sometimes smoked marijuana to ease nausea and boost her appetite gave birth to healthy twins. She was arrested for delivery of a controlled substance to a minor.

•A doctor in Wisconsin had concerns about a woman’s plans to have her birth attended by a midwife. As a result, a civil court order of protective custody for the woman’s fetus was obtained. The order authorized the sheriff’s department to take the woman into custody, transport her to a hospital, and subject her to involuntary testing and medical treatment.

 

Absolutely. 100% child abuse. I’ve seen antichoicers bring their toddlers and small children and place them near the curbs to deter people from going in. 

This shit has to stop. Protesting should be barred in a one hundred foot radius, regardless. And anyone under 18 should be barred from being present. Don’t have a babysitter? Too damn bad. Keep yourself home and care for your kids. 

Or.. you know.. keep bringing them protests.. because it shows us and everyone watching how much you value a fetus over your own child. ;) 

Abortion and feminism

Is it okay to be against abortion 100% and still call yourself a feminist? I am. I am 100% completely against abortion. I think it is murder. No I believe its murder. At the same time, I’m a feminist, so I want opinions, is this okay?

Abortion and the Holocaust

The reason why pro lifers compare abortion to the holocaust is because the holocaust, (One of the greatest tragedies in human history) Is something we all can agree on, The holocaust was horrific . I don’t even think there is one person in the world who doesn’t think so. They use the holocaust as a hook. Just to try to get people on the anti choice side. They act like they care about the victims. then they say “more babies have been aborted then people that died in the holocaust”. Whats that saying? Dose that really sound like something a person who feels bad about the holocaust would say? It sounds like they really think a fetus has gone the same amount of pain as a HOLOCAUST VICTIM. Its hard to understand what a holocaust victim went though. They died of starvation, Malnutrition, diseases due to unsanitary conditions, being shot or being gassed. Abortion is nowhere near the holocaust. It will never will be. When you compare abortion to the holocaust you try to make woman out to be killers. You also disrespect every holocaust victim and survivor. Pro livers aren't giving there condolences to holocaust victims. They're exploiting them.

“Being pro-life means we think both the babies and the mother are equals uwu”

Even if this wasn’t just a desperate attempt at convincing themselves like they aren’t shitty people, anti choice wimps who say this are still wrong, pregnant people and fetuses aren’t equal, at all, by saying shit like this you’re equating a fully grown, born person with sentience, dreams, hopes, family, loved ones, etc. to a fetus which has none of the above.
-Yar.

Sadly, almost 3000 people died 13 years ago today due to the al-Qa'ida’s attack. However, Annually, 46 million babies are murdered because of abortion worldwide. That’s approximately one baby being aborted every 2 seconds. Why don’t we take a day to remember lives that could have been and take a stand against the killing of innocent babies that never had a chance. 

I’ve been seeing anti-choicers pass this around and I am simply disgusted by this blatant misinformation and manipulative words so out of the actual context of what happened.

No one rejoiced at the death of Savita Halappanavar.  No one.

She was a 31 year old dentist.  And her husband was Praveen, a 34 year old engineer.  She was 17 weeks pregnant but went to the hospital because she had back pain on October 21st.  That’s when she found out she was miscarrying.  According to The Irish Times, this was what Mr. Praveen Halappanavar had said:

“The doctor told us the cervix was fully dilated, amniotic fluid was leaking and unfortunately the baby wouldn’t survive. The doctor… said it should be over in a few hours. There followed three days… of the foetal heartbeat being checked several times a day.”

Savita begged for almost three days that her pregnancy be terminated.  But the fetal heartbeat was still present and that the procedure to treat the miscarriage should wait, even though the fetus was declared non-viable.  Savita spent the next few days in agonizing pain, still begging for an abortion but her request was consistently denied.  Savita was even told by the doctors that, “this is a Catholic Country.”  The fetal heartbeat finally stopped and that was when the doctors decided to perform the procedure, but by then it was too late.  Savita died of septicaemia (aka bacterial blood poisoning) and multiple organ failure.  And Mr. Halappanavar took his wife’s body home on November 1st to lay to rest, because a fetal heartbeat was deemed more important than his wife’s.

She was killed by anti-choice beliefs.

“Pro-lifers” have to stop crying, grow up, and own up to it.

guardianriel asked:

The thing about pro-lifers is that they don't understand that if abortion ended up illegal, people who don't want to be pregnant will find a way to get one. One that will probably kill them. All they're trying to do is endanger lives and that seems very much against what pro-lifers are claiming they're trying to do. Talk about contradiction.

I think they do understand that.  They just don’t care about pregnant people’s lives.  I’ve literally heard anti-choicers, on MULTIPLE occasions, say things like “If a woman gets an unsafe abortion and dies, she deserved it for trying to kill her child”.  How “pro life” of them, eh?

We call using birth control to prevent unintended pregnancies “responsible.” Yet this anti-choice group calls it “contraceptive abortion” (whatever that means).

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To coincide with the 40th anniversary of Roe V. Wade, Advocates for Youth has published a book compiled from 40 stories submitted to the 1 in 3 Campaign. This article is the introduction to 1 in 3: These Are Our Stories, which is currently available in paperback and for Amazon Kindle.

1 in 3 women in the United States will have an abortion in her lifetime. The 1 in 3 Campaign is about ending the cultural stigma and shame women are made to feel around abortion. By sharing stories, we can empower others to end their silence and encourage all supporters of abortion access to publicly take a stand.

(*not an issue that affects just women)