retr0shock  asked:

Do people really think that if we normalize abortions ppl will be lining up to have them for funsies or what?Like, what the fuck? Normalization means safety, it is a medical procedure for fuck sakes

I mean I think maybe people are afraid that people will feel like they’re not allowed to feel emotional about their abortions? But I might just be reaching for that because otherwise people calling themselves pro-choice are promoting the idea that abortions are Super Serious and Not To Be Taken Lightly which is just a stone’s throw from “abortions are a necessary evil.”

I just want to give a shout out to my fellow Christian pro-choicers. 

I know that sometimes it can be really hard and it feels like you’re being pulled in two directions. I know that sometimes it feels like you’re a fake on both sides. I know how it can be really hard and how its terrifying for your family and friends to find out. I know it can be scary about how you might be labeled. 

But you are wonderful and strong. Being pro-choice doesn’t invalidate your Christianity or vice versa. 


Women wore red ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ robes to Texas Senate in protest of anti-abortion bill

  • Protesters in the Texas Capitol made a silent statement on Monday when they showed up to the Senate chambers dressed in the red robes and white bonnets, iconic imagery from author Margaret Atwood’s feminist dystopian novel The Handmaid’s Tale.
  • According to the Huffington Post, the women were protesting multiple anti-abortion rights bills, one of which was Senate Bill 415, legislation that bans what lawmakers are referring to as “dismemberment abortion” — otherwise known as “dilation and evacuation — a common second trimester abortion procedure.
  • In Atwood’s imagined future, women have been stripped of all autonomy and reduced to "walking wombs” whose sole purpose is to produce children for the state.  Read more (3/21/17 9:01 AM)

Tomi Lahren said she’s pro-choice on ‘The View’ and proceeded to get dragged by conservative Twitter

  • Strident conservative mouthpiece Tomi Lahren may finally have said too much.
  • In a Friday segment on The View, the 24-year-old political commentator, who has offended many with her spirited defense of President Donald Trump, gun rights and reverse racism has alienated much of her fan base with her defense of a less predictable issue: a woman’s right to choose.
  • ”I’m pro-choice and here’s why,“ Lahren told The View co-hosts, when prompted to speak on the subject of Trump’s subpar treatment of women. Read more. (3/19/2017 10:13 AM)

Neil Gorsuch says he would’ve “walked out the door” had Trump said to overturn ‘Roe v. Wade’

  • Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch said at a marathon confirmation hearing that if Trump ever asked him to overturn Roe v. Wade he would have “walked out the door.”
  • “It’s not what judges do,” Gorsuch said when asked the question by Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.).
  • His comment to Graham was meant to show his independence, making a case of noting he would not take his marching orders from Trump and instead base decisions in every case on the law. Read more (3/21/17 1:45 PM)

“If you were really pro-life you’d be vegan!” has got to be the worst argument ever. 

See, there’s a huge difference between human life and animal life. 

The real hypocrisy is being vegan and claiming to support all life and not wanting to protect the unborn of your own species. To place more importance on an insect or an oyster or even a pig or cow than a living member of your own species. 

Kellyanne Conway accidentally made a case for abortion rights — but she’s still pro-life

  • Kellyanne Conway, who has said time and time again that she’s not a feminist, made a pretty solid case for abortion access in her cover story with New York magazine.
  • Conway told the magazine she doesn’t judge women who have had abortions, and is even “sympathetic” to them, going on to recall times she’s stood by friends’ decisions to terminate a pregnancy as a teenager.
  • “Do I know anybody who ever got an abortion?” Conway asked. “Well, of course I do. I’ve driven them there. I’ve helped pay.” Read more. (3/18/17, 4:04 PM)

anonymous asked:

I was raised Catholic and still practice the faith. I am 1000% pro-choice, pro-LGBT, and pro-women joining the priesthood. Because many members of the Church are either strongly against or uncomfortable with these stances, it sometimes leaves me frustrated. Especially with abortion, where people from my parish cannot even have open-minded, nuanced discussions about it, and it leaves me frustrated. They behave like hypocrites, despite calling themselves 'pro-life'. Do you have any facts, >>>

>>> articles, or writings from women of faith that would help reaffirm these stances?

Hi there! I don’t read many religious writers myself, so I’m not much of an expert on feminists of faith, but for Catholics I would recommend starting with Catholics For Choice.

“Catholics for Choice believes in a world where everyone has equal access to the full range of reproductive healthcare services - including access to safe and legal abortion services and affordable and reliable forms of contraception. CFC works to change the conversation regarding sexual and reproductive rights to one where the individual conscience of each person is recognized as the keystone of moral decision making.”


Hope that helps!

Why is it against the law for a child to have sex, and yet anti-choicers want to force children to carry pregnancies? 

If children are not ready for sex (which they sure as hell are not) then they are most definitely not ready to carry a pregnancy. 

When it really comes to it, forced-birthers view not only grown pwu (people with uteruses) as incubators, but minor children as well. It’s dangerous and disgusting.