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.
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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)
“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?
The Oklahoma rep behind the state’s most recent abortion bill thinks it’s time men were allowed a little more say in what women do with their bodies — because women are mere “hosts” who don’t always treat their wombs responsibly.
“I believe one of the breakdowns in our society is that we have excluded the man out of all of these types of decisions,” Oklahoma Rep. Justin Humphrey told The Intercept.
His bill, HB 1441, would require women seeking abortions to first obtain the father’s written permission.
“I understand that they feel like that is their body,” he continued, referring to women. “I feel like it is a separate — what I call them is, is you’re a ‘host.’ And you know when you enter into a relationship you’re going to be that host and so, you know, if you pre-know that then take all precautions and don’t get pregnant.” Read more (2/14/17 8:00 AM)
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.
My name is Carrie. I’m from Nashville, TN and I was 18 when I had an abortion. My entire extended family called me a baby killer. My mom held me and cried and prayed and spoke in tongues and begged for the devil to give back my soul. My aunt called my cell phone repeatedly and harassed me on the way to the clinic. My father begged God to forgive me for murdering a poor innocent soul.
The doctors at the hospital were not permitted to give me any information on abortion clinics. They were actually required to “congratulate” me and book appointments for ultrasounds 4-5 weeks out. Planned Parenthood was even required to council me for a week before I “made up my mind”. At the actual abortion clinic, I wasn’t allowed to be fully sedated because they said “they want you to be fully aware of what you’re doing”.
I felt so alone and shamed. But I didn’t understand the convoluted bullshit even back then because I thought having an abortion is “killing a baby” as much as shooting a load of your sticky white goo all over my tits is “killing a baby” as much as pulling out is “killing a baby” as much as birth control is “killing a baby”.
There shouldn’t have to be “a good reason” for someone having an abortion. It shouldn’t take “The pregnancy could damage me” or “I am homeless” or “I was raped” to be ‘a good reason’ to have an abortion.
You have an abortion because you fucking want to. Hands down. You don’t have to try to validate your choice to anyone, even your parents, or your boyfriend or husband. It’s your fucking body and your fucking business.
And by the way, never once have I ever regretted it. I’m still so proud of myself for doing it. I was brave. My boyfriend at the time was brave. He supported me and even split the whopping $600-$700 abortion bill with me. We paid it out of our own pocket while waiting fucking tables at Waffle House.
10 years later and I haven’t really ever told my story because, again, it was nobody’s business but mine. 10 years later and my now ex-boyfriend is now my best friend in the world and one of the closest friends I have.
But my heart goes out to ANYONE who gets pregnant and scared of what others might think. Please be brave. Make the choice that is right for you. Fuck all the other voices trying to drown out your own. Much love. Inbox me if you ever need any support.
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.
New bill requires father’s permission for a woman to have an abortion in Oklahoma
February 8, 2017
By Rhiannon Poolaw
Digital Content Manager
OK (KSWO)- A new bill looks to make terminating a pregnancy harder for Oklahoma women by requiring the father to sign off on an abortion. House Bill 1441 was introduced by Republican Representative Justin Humphrey.
In addition to needing the father’s sign-off, the woman would also have to identify the father to a doctor. The bill does have exceptions for rape, incest, or when the mother’s safety is at risk.
The Public Health Committee tabled the bill today but it is expected to be back on the agenda next week.
YES!!! Talk about inequality between the sexes. A man has no right in the life or death of his child and this is a beginning.
Finally Oklahoma is pulling it’s head out of its ass and getting back to its moral roots.