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Bill Nye Debunks Anti-Abortion Logic With Science

That’s what Bill Nye has to say in his latest educational video, “Can We Stop Telling Women What to Do With Their Bodies?” In the video, which you can watch above, Nye explains how the idea of “life at conception” simply doesn’t make sense – because many more eggs are fertilized than become humans, due to factors like failure to attach to a woman’s uterine wall.

Watch the full video here. 

The thing about Death Note is that it could have been good, if they had actually Americanized it instead of white washing it. I’ll explain the difference. 

Death Note is amazing, not just because of it’s interesting premise, art, and storytelling, but also because it asks audiences to ponder over various moral conundrums. Sure the larger questions of whether we can sacrifice the few for the greater good, and whether people/States have the right to take away the lives of other are fairly universal, but other shows, books, and mangas have asked the same questions. What makes Death Note so good is that it is deeply grounded in a specific place and political context. It is a commentary on early 2000s Japan. It is specific, yet understandable across many contexts. It asks old questions in new ways, and therefore gives us the opportunity for new answers. 

Imagine if Death Note had actually been Americanized. Imagine a young Native American girl found the Death Note. She’s 15 and pregnant, because Native American women are one of the most vulnerable groups to sexual assault in the United States. She knows who her rapist is. His name. His face. Because it is so rarely a stranger. She also knows the names and the faces of the congress member and representatives who are trying to push an anti-abortion bill that would even rule out an exception for rape. She knows the names and faces of every cop that laughed her out of the police station, and the doctors that asked her what she was wearing before refusing to do a rape kit. Imagine if this girl found the Death Note. 

Imagine if Death Note had actually been Americanized. Imagine a young Black boy found the Death Note. He’s been stopped and frisked for the second time that day, and his best friend was shot 16 times two years before because apparently, a wallet looks just like a gun. He knows the shooter’s name and face, the cop didn’t even get fired and that’s why he was able to frisk our protagonist today. He knows the names and faces of teachers who would rather send their students to juvie rather than detention, or even talk to them. He knows the names and faces of the preachers talk about uplifting the spirit while only caring about uplifting their bank accounts. Imagine if this boy found the Death Note. 

Imagine if Death Note had actually been Americanized. Imagine a young Filipina girl found the Death Note. She’s the only one in her family with papers. ICE raids are becoming more common, but the masks and the shields keep them nearly anonymous. Faceless men take her mother, then her brother, and finally her father. She doesn’t know their names and faces, but she’s had glimpses of ICE vehicle numbers and a knack for hacking. She knows the president, though, stoking anti-immigrant sentiments. Imagine if this girl found the Death Note.

Imagine if Death Note had actually been Americanized. Imagine a young white boy found the Death Note. And his name is Dylan Roof, Adam Lanza, James Holmes, Elliot Rodger, Jared Loughner, or Charles Manson. A Shinigami meets 4chan, MRAs, and the “alt-right”; death god meets god-complex meets white male supremacy. We don’t need to imagine what happens if these boys find the Death Note. We already know, but it would still make damn good television.

If instead, all we get is Light Turner, depoliticised and decontextualized, just another white face on another Japanese story, what is the point?

Let’s be crystal clear: The Senate Republican healthcare repeal bill is a savage, immoral attack on women and the health and well-being of hundreds of millions of Americans. Take action by calling your Senator: 1-866-665-4470

the article states:

“Abortion is only legal in NSW and Queensland when a woman’s physical or mental health is considered at risk.”

although this isn’t as bad as some other countries, i’m a firm believer of having the right to choose what You want to do to Your Own body. to consider something like this as a crime keeps the stigma and false information about abortion prevalent. how many times do we have to continuously say that women don’t just wake up one day and decide to “kill their unborn child”? how many facts do we have to throw at these people for them to realise this is not a “free pass to kill”?

why is it so hard to accept that people can do what they want to their bodies? why is it so hard to understand that if you take away that right, people are going to harm themselves to do what they want?

Did you know there is an abortion ban in the GOP’s tax bill? “Personhood” is so extreme, voters have rejected it in Mississippi, North Dakota and Colorado.

We must demand the Senate put a stop to this dangerous bill →  bit.ly/2myGqj1

Watching a documentary about this marvelous woman and compatriot, Tina Anselmi:

After being forced by fascists as a student to assist to the hanging of 31 young partisans when she was still in high school, she becomes a partisan herself.
First female minister of the Republic of Italy (first ministry of work and later of health)
Mother of Italy’s Universal Helthcare Reform
Champion of womens’ rights and equality between man and women (eliminated laws that required women to ask their husband’s permission for everything)
Despite being Catholic, introduced the abortion bill and made it a rule of law to have consultories on the territory to promote family planning
Victim of a terrorist attack by fascists who put a bomb under her home, fortunately she wasn’t harmed
President of the committee on one of the biggest enquiries into political corruption ever happened in the country, she was “punished” for doing too much of a good job and she was banned from candidacy in her traditional district to have her in a heavily right wing one, just to have her lose her Senate seat “legally”.
Member of a committee to investigate on the rise of sexual violence as a warfare tool in 1997 Somalia.
Member of a committee for the restitution of the possessions confiscated during the enactment of discriminatory laws against the Jewish citizens of 1938.

In short: a damn, great woman.

The phone lines are jammed, but this member was still able to get a fax through to her Senator to share her struggle with endometriosis and demand he vote NO on the GOP healthcare bill.


Click here to send a fax to your Senator—right through Facebook on your phone or desktop—and tell them to #KillTheBill

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You need to know about Ohio’s new abortion bill that would ban abortion at six weeks, before many women even know they’re pregnant

North Dakota and Arkansas passed similar bills that were later struck down as incompatible with Roe v. Wade; the Supreme Court declined to hear any appeals, sending the signal that an Ohio law would meet the same fate. But Ohio’s conservative lawmakers see an opening after Donald Trump’s victory in the presidential election last month. 

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Senate Republicans FINALLY just released a few details about their healthcare bill - and it would be a disaster for women, families, and Americans. Take action and call your Senator → 1-866-665-4470

I wish we would stop calling certain bills/ideas conservative and start calling them bigoted. Don’t call bathroom bills conservative–call them transphobic. Don’t call adoption bills conservative–call them homophobic. Don’t call TRAP and other anti-abortion bills conservative–call them sexist. Don’t put discrimination on the same level of disagreeing about how big the Department of Commerce should be.

Reasons you should watch Bojack Horseman
  • Accurate portrayal of depression
  • A canon ace main character
  • Takes on controversial topics with humor (abortion, Bill Cosby, Veteran praise, etc)
  • Animal puns and a million background puns
  • Relatable main characters
  • Accurate portrayal of abusive home situation and it’s affects
  • It’s beautiful
  • Crazy amounts of foreshadowing and full circle pay off
  • Shows both healthy and unhealthy relationships
  • A female main character puts her career in front of her love life for a while
  • Realistic portrayal of a couple who is middle aged but doesn’t want children
  • Explores hollywood toxicity and the ‘the grass is always greener’ meantality
  • Accurate description and portrayal of life and stagnation (the point in life where you finally stop growing and changing)

Also really good lessons I learned

  • You aren’t obligated to accept anyone’s apology
  • 'When you look at someone through rose colored glasses all the red flags just look like flags’
  • 'It gets easier. Everyday it gets a little easier. But you gotta do it everyday that’s the hard part’
  • Sometimes you have to just stop expecting someone to be a good person so you aren’t disappointed when they aren’t
  • Sometimes happiness is selfish and you can’t be apologetic for it
  • It’s easier to fix other’s problems than your own
  • Sometimes it’s too hard to be a grand hero and you just can’t do it
  • You have to take responsibility for you own actions, even if you did have a tough break and a shitty upbringing
  • Sometimes even though someone loves you, it’s not enough
  • Never EVER snort Bojack the heroin

anonymous asked:

What inspired you to start a pro life blog and dedicate your time and energy to helping people? I am pro life myself, and I don't mean to sound rude, forgive me if I do, only wondering if you've had personal experience here or felt God call you to minister in this way.

I started blogging about pro-life issues in 2013. The big turning point for me was when Texas State Senator Wendy Davis, who is pro-abortion, filibustered for 11 hours against state legislation to regulate abortion facilities. 

I had been on Tumblr for a couple years, but I had always stayed out of politics. When I started seeing stuff on my dashboard about Wendy Davis, and realized a lot of people I followed were supporting her, it kind of woke me up. I did some research into the bill and started engaging people in discussion over the bill and abortion in general.

Now, I didn’t have the extensive pro-life apologetics training that I would later receive from multiple pro-life organizations, so my early arguments were awkward at best. But the more I engaged people on the issue, the more I realized how necessary it was. As I received training on pro-life apologetics and tested arguments on tumblr (I always say that if you want to find the weaknesses in a pro-life argument, just post it on tumblr and the pro-choice people here will find them), I got better at defending the pro-life viewpoint. 

Early on, I saw a lot of pro-choice people talking about women “needing” abortion because of a lack of resources. I knew there had to be resources out there, so I did some research and compiled a list. That was when I started to really get reactions, both from pro-life people who cheered me on and from pro-choice people who attacked me. 

There were two other incidents that solidified my determination to keep this blog running.

One was someone who followed me and who I’d interacted with a few times. One day he messaged me and told me that, partially due to my posts, he had not only become pro-life, but questioned all of his other beliefs and radically changed from a liberal to a conservative on basically all issues. I was kind of amazed by this, and I learned that yes, it is possible for people to change their minds on idealogical issues because of tumblr. 

The other was a woman who chose life. By this point I had offered pregnancy resources for several people who came to me for help. I often don’t hear back from them, and sometimes i don’t know if they chose life. This woman told me that she chose life because of a link I posted to Tiny Blue Lines, a blog about a woman’s journey through an unintended pregnancy. The person who messaged me had read the blog and chosen life for her own preborn child because of it. She contacted me a year later to thank me for posting the link, and to tell me about her little boy who had been born a few months earlier. 

That not only encouraged me, hearing that someone had chosen life because of something I posted, but also challenged me to really think about how any given post I make could influence someone’s life or death decision for their child. 

Those are the two stories that I look back to when I’m discouraged by anon hate or by difficult discussions with pro-choice people. They’re also the two stories I tell people when they ask me why in the world I would willingly debate people on the internet :)

I could very well carry her for one, two, three, four more months, my body continuing to stretch, strangers continuing to excitedly comment,…my husband silently suffering as he watches both his girls struggle, my face continuing to belie my grief, my heart continuing to break.
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Last week, Ohio lawmakers passed legislation that would ban abortion after a fetal heartbeat is detected, which can happen as early as six weeks into a pregnancy. The bill’s fate is now in the hands of Republican Gov. John Kasich. Ahead, Alexis S.* shares her very personal appeal urging the governor to veto the proposal.

“I Carry My Grief In A Visible Bump” — Don’t Ban Abortion For Women Like Me

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Protect Women's Right to Choose: Oppose Bill HR 586

On January 17, 2017, bill HR 586 was introduced to the U.S. House of Representatives which would assert that human life begins at fertilization. This would mean that after intercourse when a woman’s egg becomes fertilized up to 6 days after sex, weeks before most women would even be able to realize they are pregnant, that the pregnancy would be considered a human life therefore preventing the option of abortion.

This bill is a direct threat to women’s rights everywhere. If passed, not only would this bill prohibit a woman from making her own choices for her body, but it would also replace safe, regulated abortions with risky back-alley abortions. In contrast to what many pro-life advocates believe, it has been found that banning abortions has no impact on actually reducing abortions, but instead forces women to perform risky “at-home” procedures.

We call on the trusted leaders in the US House of Representatives to vote against this bill to protect women’s rights and to advocate for the health and safety of all women.