I wonder if people who really think first wave feminists were anti choice think that they would have been okay with people dying or maiming themselves in botched abortions. They seem to have believed that the equality of the sexes would stop abortion, something that most prochoice people believe as well. We believe that with free and unfettered access to contraception and accurate sexual education for all that abortion rates will greatly decrease. We’ve already seen this to be true, as abortion rates are at some of the lowest ever recorder. Modern feminists and prochoicers also simply understand that abortion has to be safe and legal to prevent people from being hurt in situations where abortion is still necessary. Abortion will never completely disappear, and people shouldn’t have to risk their lives because of that. I do truly and honestly think first wave feminists would have agreed. I don’t think they would have supported a society in which the price for asserting self agency was death or injury.
-V

GoFundMe are anti-choice pieces of shit

They delete the accounts of people who raise money for abortions on the site, while they leave up campaigns to raise money for anti-choice organizations.

If you need to raise money for an abortion, use GiveForward, IndieGoGo Life, or FundAnything instead (actually, just use PayPal and list it as medical funds. This is your safest bet). Also, if you’re in the US, check out the National Network of Abortion Funds to see if they have funds in your area.

If you need to raise money for something else, consider this list of crowdfunding websites that are not GoFundMe. Don’t support anti-choice shitheads.

IMPORTANT UPDATE: YouCaring has also deleted someone’s fundraiser for an abortion. Do NOT use YouCaring to raise money for an abortion or other things.

amyisjolly asked:

A fetus may not have dreams and the ideas or intellectual capacity that a fully grown person does, but a fetus is still a living human. That is easy to understand with basic research on the development of a fetus. It is living, breathing, has a heart beat, etc. Just putting that out there, that in this way a fetus and a fully grown person are equal. And what I really mean from this is, equality in my opinion should not need to be based on whether or not two people have the same intellect/growth

I’m aware that a fetus is human.  That has never been up for debate.  And I agree that treatment shouldn’t be based on intellect or mental capacity.  That is also not up for debate.  What it comes down to is bodily autonomy.  When an embryo or fetus is reliant on the body of another, the person hosting that being has a right to veto that use.  Just like a person needing a blood transfusion couldn’t require you to donate blood just because you were a type match.  If the pregnant person doesn’t consent to the pregnancy, they can receive a medical procedure to terminate that pregnancy.  Bodily autonomy means your body belongs to you alone AND YOU ALONE have the right to control who uses it and when.  Opening it up to government restriction and control basically turns it into a system in which mostly cis men are controlling the reproductive rights of mostly cis women, and that’s a horrific and terrifying thing.

When pro-lifers tell me I’d “feel differently about abortion” if I had a child…

Hi, I have a child.

I was pro-life before I had a child.

My child is one of the reasons I became pro-choice almost over night.

I had an awful pregnancy. I was sick and miserable. I gained sixty pounds and was always in pain. Labor was something that I never want to experience again. After my child was born, I was diagnosed with PCOS and endometriosis, neither of which I had before my pregnancy. Oh, and STRETCH MARKS GALORE.

Then there were the nonphysical aspects. I was in a relationship with a cheating, abusive dickwad. We lived in a car for three weeks during my pregnancy. We moved six times while I was pregnant. We were broke, on food stamps. I was just out of high school and hadn’t started college, and knew I wasn’t going to be able to any time soon. The father broke up with me after my child was born and I was forced to move in with my abusive mother, who stole what little money I had.

Around this time was when I thought, “HOLY SHIT, no one should be forced to go through this.” I chose to. It was my CHOICE. But after my experience, I realized I could never force a woman to carry a fetus or birth a child she didn’t want or couldn’t have.

I have a child, and I am pro-choice.

Differences Between a Fetus and an Infant

Infants are:

  • Sentient.
  • Have a functional brain.
  • Able to sense things
  • Able to feel things
  • Able to learn things
  • Able to react to things
  • AUTONOMOUS. (able to live outside someone else’s body)
  • Not inside someone else’s body.
  • Not directly affecting someone else’s health or body.
  • Not actually related or involved at all in abortion.

Fetuses are:

  • None of the above.
  • Clusters of cells.
  • sperm + egg
  • ???
  • not much else.

anonymous asked:

Do you have a specific post/ list containing all the reasons you're pro-choice?

- because the right to your body is a right enshrined in law
- because your body is the one thing you alone own and deserve to be able to control
- because abortion is not, and cannot legally be found to be, murder (in its current definition)
- because forced pregnancy is recognised as torture by the UN
- because no one should have to choose between breaking the law and reproducing against their will
- because even planned and wanted pregnancy can lead to unemployment, poverty, entrapment in abusive relationships, illness and even death
- because legal abortion is a procedure 14 times safer than childbirth
- because a human being’s existence comes before a fetus’ potential
- because no being has the right to use another’s body against their consent, no matter the relationship
- because pregnancy and childbirth are not punishments for sex
- because consensual sex isn’t a crime period
- because abortion isn’t about the fetus
- because the anti-choice movement is based on lies
- because the anti-choice movement and their political representatives have shown time and time again that they do not care what happens to a fetus after it is born
- because projecting emotions on to fetuses is emotionally manipulative and underhanded
- because abortion doesn’t cause infertility or breast cancer
- because PASS isn’t a real thing
- because even if they were, all procedures have risks, but that doesn’t mean that we ban them for everyone
- because I trust pregnant people to make their own life decisions and don’t feel the need to intrude on their privacy by insisting that I know what’s best for them

-V