against-abortion

Listen

If your argument for abortion is


-I can’t afford a baby


-I shouldn’t be forced to have it


-it will ruin my life/body


-I don’t want to be a parent


-putting up for adoption isn’t free


-I made/have no money


-my body my choice


-I really don’t want to have a baby

-I don’t want to be pregnant


-stop taking my rights


Then that’s okay and we completely support you because those are all 100% very valid.

Everyone deserves to be treated with respect

Even if they’re cisgender
Even if they’re heterosexual
Even if they’re gay
Even if they’re transgender
Even if they’re white
Even if they’re black
Even if they’re Mexican
Even if they’re Asian
Even if they’re male
Even if they’re female
Even if they’re progressive
Even if they’re conservative
Even if they’re old
Even if they’re young
Even if they’re smart
Even if they’re dumb
Even if they have mental illnesses
Even if they don’t have mental illnesses
Even if they have physical disabilities
Even if they are perfectly healthy
Even if they’re a single mom
Even if they’re a single dad
Even if they’ve had an abortion
Even if they’re against abortion
Even if they’ve contemplated suicide
Even if they love animals
Even if they hate animals
Even if they’re vegan
Even if they’re vegetarian
Even if they love meat
Even if they’re fat
Even if they’re thin
Even if they’re in shape
Even if they aren’t in shape
Even if they’ve had an eating disorder
Even if they’ve never struggled with weight
Even if they’re religious
Even if they’re atheist
Even if they’re cultured
Even if they’re very sheltered.


Everyone deserves to be treated with dignity and respect.

I’ve said this before, and I’ll say it again: Any Pro-Lifer who argues that they just want to ‘save babies’ but makes an exception in rape cases is lying.

If they were truly against abortion because they believe that a fetus is entitled to full rights, enough to deny the bodily autonomy of the person carrying it; if they truly believe that the fetus has a soul and is a baby or however they say it: then they wouldn’t make exceptions for rape. 

A pregnancy created through sexual assault would not make that fetus less human. It wouldn’t make it “not a baby.” Being conceived through rape wouldn’t make that fetus not have a soul. Either a fetus has a soul, is a human, is a precious baby, or it isn’t. 

What the “rape exception” means is that they want to control women. That women who have consensual sex should be punished, should “have consequences” for having consensual sex, for not being “responsible” enough when they have sex. It says “You are a woman who had consensual sex, and to punish you we will take control of your body away from you.” They HATE that women can have sex for recreation, and want to take that away from us. 

You see that bullshit argument? You call them on it. Don’t let the point go. If they make an exception for rape- ask them why. Make them explain the logic. (They know how fucking awful it sounds when they don’t make an exception for rape too. There’s no moral high ground for them there.) 

Enemies with Peter Parker (Headcanon)

Okay so @mr-and-mrs-prongs was the first to request so here it is!! thx for requesting!:) (not my gif)

masterlist


- okay it was surprisingly super simple

- peter parker was a fucking asshole

- before anyone says anything, YES HE IS AN ASSHOLE

- it was as if his seemingly sweet and innocent demeanor was just an  act around everyone but you

- the two of you just rolled your eyes at each other whenever you would catch gazes in the hallway

- “but peter is like, the cutest person ever!’

- fucking lies

he was such a headass god you hated his cocky ass

- it all started when he would begin to compete with you in every subject

- every day in chemistry he would shoot his hand up quicker than yours, head shooting you a sly smirk at his quick intelligence

- he was just a headass for NO REASON

- your eyes would squint slyly into the others as he would catch your seething stare

- sometimes it was as if you were at each other’s throats

- “peter if you shut the fUCK UP IN THE NEXT TEN SECONDS”

- ‘what are you gonna do, Y/N? Hit me?”

- his scratchy tone was sending a chill of hatred and nerves up and down your spine as his hot breath hit the shell of your ear

- the close proximity of hatred was enough to cause your cheeks to flush and your teeth to grind together

- his thin lips would push up into a smirk as he stared eye to eye with you, his brown orbs scattering themselves across your scrunched features

- the tension built in the room quickly as your eyes hut in anger

- “Bite me, Parker”

- “Love to, Y/L/N”

- your knuckles cracked as his heart beat rapidly in his chest

- as your anger derived from what you thought was hatred from him, his teasing tone and competitive ways were an act

- peter parker craved the attention from you

- his heart would jump as your eye met his in the halls

- he only started the whole competitive manner to earn your attention

- see, h e a d a s s

-annoying him was probably one of your favorite things to do

- “Y/N why in the hell would tell Liz that?”

- “Because, you didn’t want me to? Seriously Peter I thought you’d be a lot smarter to figure out that one.”

- the line being draw between enemies and lovers was growing extremely thin

- the hatred being built inside of you was growing to be your hormones acting out

- his raspy voice sent a wave of chills up your veins

- those deep brown eyes would cause your face to burst with color as they started into your Y/E/C ones

- the days when it was hot outside and his slicked back hair would sneak out of place to curl around his face softly cause your hormones to act IN A RAGE

- as much as you hated to admit it, the line was wavering and you couldn’t stop it

- and you didn’t want to

- the sharp gazes in the hallway slowly turned into quick, flushed gazes at peter’s handsome stare

- the tension and hormones between your bodies were FLYING

- as your interest seemed to escalate, so did peter’s

- he caught your flustered demeanor and wanted to explode out of happiness

- so, his ass decided to act on it

- “I can see the looks you give me in the hallway”

- ACT COOL ACT COOL ACT LIKE YOU DON’T GIVE A SHIT

- “what the hell are you talking about, parker? You mean the looks of hatred?”

- “cut the bullshit, Y/L/N”

- “what bullshit, peter? I honestly don’t have fucking time for-”

- ANGST ANGST

- PETER’S LIPS WERE NOW CRASHING AGAINST YOURS

- ABORT ABORT ABORT

- but wait

- the books in your hands clattered to the floor as his muscular hands grabbed your heated face towards his

- your mind blanked as your arms wrapped themselves around his waist, pulling him close to your ignited body

- the feeling of his chapped ips upon yours caused the hatred in your veins to completely fade

- your bodies collided against one another, the feeling sparking something in the pit of your stomach

- enemies my fuckin ass

- you broke for air after several seconds, the soft skin of his nose rubbing against yours

- well, looks like that line as been crossed

- “I knew it”

- “parker shut the hell up and kiss me again”

- the END WOW TEEN ANGST AT ITS FINEST


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You want to talk about terrorist attacks in the U.S. by misogynistic groups? Okay.

Anti-abortion terrorists have as of 1977 committed the following:

11 murders

17 attempted murders

153 incidents of assault/battery

383 death threats

655 anthrax threats

619 bomb threats

41 bombings

3 kidnappings

173 arsons

91 attempted bombings/arsons

1264 incidents of vandalism

And this is just against clinics that provide abortion services. This also doesn’t include the daily intimidation campaigns against these clinics and anyone who even comes near them.

anonymous asked:

Yo if you're against abortion then don't get an abortion but there's no reason to try to limit what other women can do with their uteruses.

I love people who think this argument makes any logical sense whatsoever.

Abortion is not ice cream. It’s not about my preference versus yours.

If I believe abortion kills an innocent human child, why on earth would I agree to just “not get one” and let other people kill innocent human children if they want to?

How does that make ANY sense?

“If you don’t like it, don’t get one” works with ice cream, pizza, and smartphones. It doesn’t work with issues of human rights and human life.

NEWSFLASH: You can be pro-choice and be a mother. You can be pro-choice and support adoption. You can be pro-choice and never get an abortion/be against abortion for yourself. You can be pro-choice and think abortions are gross and scary. Pro-choice does not automatically mean you have to love abortions and treat it as your only option. That’s why it’s called pro-CHOICE. YOU ARE PRO PEOPLE GETTING TO CHOOSE WHAT THE FUCK THEY WANNA DO WITH THEIR OWN FUCKING BODIES.

The 5 biggest lies/misconceptions about the pro-life movement:

1. That we’re filled with old, white, republican men. Not that there’s anything wrong with old, white, republican men but our movement is filled with such a diverse group of people, of all ages, race, creed, and political backgrounds.

2. That we care more about the child than the mother. We care equally for both and only want what’s best for both mother and child. We see the wrongness of abortion and how horribly it can possibly effect the mother while always harming the child. There are better options available and some “choices” should never be legal or made.

3. That we are anti-women or misogynistic. This is such a broad and completely baseless assumption. There are actual pro-life feminists in our movement. Women also make up a good, large portion of our movement as well. Let’s not forget that gendercide amongst unborn females is something that is going on right now as we speak. Abortion has allowed sexism against females to flourish in countries such as China, India, and even our own. Our position on abortion has nothing to do with some “hatred” against women and everything to do with the fact that abortion unjustly takes the life of an innocent human being.

4. That pro-life arguments stem from religious beliefs. There are currently 6 million secular, agnostic, and atheist pro-life Americans right now. This is a huge and ever growing number. I, myself, am an atheist pro-life female and I don’t need religion to tell me that ending life is wrong. Actually, most arguments against abortion that I’ve ever read are completely secular and make no mention of religion at all.

Science tells us that life begins at conception, it also tells us that once egg and sperm unite a new human with it’s own set of unique DNA is now in existence and growing.

5. That once the child is born we stop caring. The pro-life movement doesn’t just want to protect the mother and child from abortion but also improve the quality of life and make sure every basic need is met before, during, and after pregnancy. We do this by donating our time or money to charities, becoming sidewalk counselors, volunteering at CPCs, etc. I’ve even seen the pro-life tumblr community come together and support pregnant mothers in need through donations. It just wouldn’t make sense for someone to be pro-life but be insensitive towards a new mother in desperate need of support.

Being pro-life doesn’t just mean caring for unborn life, it means caring for ALL life in every stage.

My Saviour - Six

A/N: I know I said I would be posting Thursday or Friday, but I’m not going to be able to do that, so I’m posting today instead. A huuuuge thank you to all that has commented, liked and reblogged this, it means so incredibly much to me. Special thanks to my beta @thorne93 and also a shout out to @torn-and-frayed for helping me figure some stuff out for this part. READ THE WARNINGS ALL!!!

Characters: Dean, Reader, Alex, Bobby, Dr. Crowley.

Warnings: Angst, Pregnancy, Physical abuse, A little fluff in the middle (if you squint).

Wordcount: 3606.

Catch up HERE

Dean was restless at work the next afternoon. Sleep hadn’t come easy the night before, and you were constantly on his mind as he was trying to think of how he could make things up to you.

He was barely two hours into his shift when his boss, Dr. Crowley, pulled him into an empty exam room.

“What’s going on?” Dean asked, confused by the sudden action.

“I’ve called in Dr. Matthews and she’s on her way in to cover your shift,” he explained, giving Dean a stern look.

Dr. Fergus Crowley was a man that just oozed respect. It was something about the way he carried himself, or maybe it was the British accent… whatever it was, people just instantly respected him. He was also a fair boss who treated all his employees with the same respect they gave him.

“What?” Dean stupidly questioned.

“I can tell you’re not on your A game today, Winchester, and I need my doctors to be on their A game,” he said. “I don’t know what’s going on, but I want you to take tonight off and then come back well rested for your morning shift tomorrow, can you do that?”

“Yes, sir,” Dean said, still a little confused about what just happened.

As soon as the conversation ended, Dean made his way to the nurses station to give them some updates and some notes to pass on to the doctor who was coming to cover for him. The nurses were all gathered around the computer to look at picture of one of their grandkids when the phone rang. All of them looked up at Dean and he instantly reached for the phone and answered, introducing himself as he picked up.

“Hey, this is Bobby Singer calling, do you have a patient by the name of (YN) (YLN) there?”

Dean recognized the man as your boss, and as soon as he heard your name chills went down his spine as dread filled his entire body. “No, she’s not here. What’s going on? I’m a friend of hers.”

The line went quiet for a bit before Bobby spoke again. “How good of a friend are you?”

“Good enough that I know what’s going on at home,” Dean answered boldly.   

“Okay,” Bobby dragged. “She didn’t come into work today, which never happens, she always let’s me know, and I can’t reach her on her phone.” He sounded worried.

“Have you called her house?”

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Against Abortion

A worried woman went to her Gynaecologist and said:

‘Doctor, I have a serious problem and desperately need your help! My baby is not even 1 year old and I’m pregnant again. I don’t want kids so close together.’

So the Doctor said: ‘Ok and what do you want me to do?’

She said: 'I want you to end my pregnancy, and I’m counting on your help with this.’

The Doctor thought for a little, and after some silence he said to the lady: 'I think I have a better solution for your problem. It’s less dangerous for you too.’

She smiled, thinking that the Doctor was going to accept her request.

Then he continued: 'You see, in order for you not to have to take care of 2 babies at the same time, let’s kill the one in your arms. This way, you could rest some before the other one is born. If we’re going to kill one of them, it doesn’t matter which one it is. There would be no risk for your body if you chose the one in your arms.’

The lady was horrified and said: 'No Doctor! How terrible! It’s a crime to kill a child!’

'I agree’, the Doctor replied. 'But you seemed to be OK with it, so I thought maybe that was the best solution.’

The Doctor smiled, realizing that he had made his point.

He convinced the mom that there is no difference in killing a child that’s already been born and one that’s still in the womb.
The crime is the same!

Feminists be like:

I’m all about women’s choice to do whatever they want unless those things are:

-wanting to have kids

-voting republican

-being right-leaning

-wanting to be a housewife

-not wanting to be a feminist 

-wanting to stay at home

-not being a socialist/communist

-wanting to be married

-wanting to be fit

-liking thing I deem “misogynist”

-being against abortion

-wanting to be feminine

-being conservative

-wanting to be traditional

nature.com
How an abortion saved millions of lives
In 1962, Leonard Hayflick created a cell strain from an aborted fetus.

The woman was four months pregnant, but she didn’t want another child. In 1962, at a hospital in Sweden, she had a legal abortion.

The fetus — female, 20 centimetres long and wrapped in a sterile green cloth — was delivered to the Karolinska Institute in northwest Stockholm. There, the lungs were dissected, packed on ice and dispatched to the airport, where they were loaded onto a transatlantic flight. A few days later, Leonard Hayflick, an ambitious young microbiologist at the Wistar Institute for Anatomy and Biology in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, unpacked that box.

Working with a pair of surgical scalpels, Hayflick minced the lungs — each about the size of an adult fingertip — then placed them in a flask with a mix of enzymes that fragmented them into individual cells. These he transferred into several flat-sided glass bottles, to which he added a nutrient broth. He laid the bottles on their sides in a 37 °C incubation room. The cells began to divide.

So began WI-38, a strain of cells that has arguably helped to save more lives than any other created by researchers. Many of the experimental cell lines available at that time, such as the famous HeLa line, had been grown from cancers or were otherwise genetically abnormal. WI-38 cells became the first ‘normal’ human cells available in virtually unlimited quantities to scientists and to industry and, as a result, have become the most extensively described and studied normal human cells available to this day.

Vaccines made using WI-38 cells have immunized hundreds of millions of people against rubella, rabies, adenovirus, polio, measles, chickenpox and shingles. In the 1960s and 1970s, the cells helped epidemiologists to identify viral culprits in disease outbreaks. Their normality has made them valuable control cells for comparison with diseased ones. And at the Wistar Institute, as in labs and universities around the world, they remain a leading tool for probing the secrets of cellular ageing and cancer.

I want to delve into a dangerous topic. I want to talk about abortion and eugenics.

Even when abortion was illegal, it was sometimes performed legally in hospitals if the pregnant person was at risk of death, or if they were disabled. People with Down Syndrome sometimes found themselves forced into hospitals to have their pregnancies terminated, often against their will. Then abortion was legalized and I will say, flat-out that this was a good thing.

I believe in free, unlimited access to legal, safe abortion. Whether you believe life begins at conception or at birth, you still have no say over somebody else’s bodily autonomy. It is abhorrent to force somebody to carry a pregnancy to term if they don’t want it. Especially considering what a toll pregnancy has on a body. Also, legislating abortion only increases the number of unsafe, back alley abortions, with more and more people becoming injured or dying by coat hangers and knitting needles. Abortion needs to be safe and legal and accessible, full stop.

Over the last few decades there has been a rise in availability of pre-natal testing. Sonograms and amniocentesis leads to pregnant people finding out sooner and more frequently if their fetus has an impairment or a genetic disorder. Since genetic testing has become more available, the number of abortions due to “defect” are on the rise. Fetuses that are screened and found to have Down Syndrome or spina bifida are being aborted more and more, with promises from doctors and nurses that the parents can always “try again.”

Over the past few decades more and more money is going into genetic autism research, in the effort to create a test to reveal whether or not a fetus will become an autistic person.

Aborting a fetus simply because of impairment or disease is eugenics.

Pro-choice advocates often say things like “forcing a woman to carry a disabled fetus to term is abuse,” with emphasis placed on the idea that disabled children are burdens on their parents and society. They talk about “quality of life” of both the parents and the potential child, but usually weighted more to the parents. This is all ableist rhetoric. To be entirely honest, all children are “burdens” in that they need to be taken care of and protected and housed and fed and clothed without being able to contribute to society. But we don’t usually tell parents that all their healthy, able-bodied kids are burdens, do we? We call children “gifts” and “treasures.”

Anti-choice advocates often say things like “Disabled children are a gift from God! They’re a blessing!” But this is ableist rhetoric too. It dehumanizes disabled children, turns them into objects and life lessons. Disabled children are human beings just like everyone else, with gifts and faults.

When a pregnant person is told by the doctors that their fetus is disabled or has a genetic disorder, they hear a lot of ableist rhetoric. They’re told by doctors that their future child will have no quality of life. That they’ll be a burden. That they’ll suffer. That their life is basically worthless. Doctors often urge and wheedle and even bully pregnant patients into terminating disabled fetuses. They are told that even if they follow through with the pregnancy but give the baby up for adoption–because they can’t afford to take care of a special needs child–the child will likely not be adopted because “nobody wants a broken child.”

So where do we draw the line? Do we make it illegal to terminate a disabled fetus? No. That sets us down a slippery slope and then it’s only a short trip from “some fetuses can’t be terminated” to “no abortion for anyone,” which leads us right back to back-alley knitting needle abortions.

Do we limit access to pregnancy screenings? Maybe. In India, when more and more couples were aborting fetuses determined to be female due to institutionalized sexism and misogyny, they made it illegal, as of 1994, to find out the sex of your child during pregnancy. But that could also lead us down a slippery slope. After all, parents are entitled to be prepared for what’s coming next right? And especially in regards to genetic diseases like Tay-Sach’s, where the child will be in excruciating pain and suffering, and then die by age four, isn’t it sometimes kinder to know? I’m not sure, this is an ethical discussion that I’m not sure I’m qualified to make a definitive ruling on.

Here’s what I think should happen. I think that when a pregnant person discovers their child has an impairment or genetic disorder, they need to be immediately educated. They should be given research into the condition, and introduced to living adults who have the condition in question. Not just parents who believe their disabled child is a burden, but living adults who can tell their own stories about growing up with the condition in question, and give voice to their own quality of life. Pregnant people should be encouraged to make informed, educated decisions, not just jump at their doctors suggestions uninformed.

Also, we need increased access to support systems and services. It should be a lot easier than it is to take care of a “special needs” child and raise them to be an independent adult.

We need to destroy the systemic ableism that tells us disabled people are burdens, disabled people are pitiable, disabled people suffer, disabled people can never be healthy and happy and live long successful lives. We also need to destroy the idea that quality of life is determined by accomplishment and productivity.

Also, please remember that doctors are not the be-all, end-all definitive voice of what is. A doctor’s opinion is an educated OPINION. Feel encouraged to get a second opinion and to do your own research.

Our enemy is not disability. Our enemy is not abortion. Our enemy is ignorance and oppression and a society that benefits from racist, sexist, ableist exploitation and oppression.

theverge.com
An artificial womb successfully grew baby sheep — and humans could be next
Inside what look like oversized ziplock bags strewn with tubes of blood and fluid, eight fetal lambs continued to develop — much like they would have inside their mothers. Over four weeks, their...
By Rachel Becker

Inside what look like oversized ziplock bags strewn with tubes of blood and fluid, eight fetal lambs continued to develop — much like they would have inside their mothers. Over four weeks, their lungs and brains grew, they sprouted wool, opened their eyes, wriggled around, and learned to swallow, according to a new study that takes the first step toward an artificial womb. One day, this device could help to bring premature human babies to term outside the uterus — but right now, it has only been tested on sheep.

Instead, the point of developing an external womb — which his team calls the Biobag — is to give infants born months too early a more natural, uterus-like environment to continue developing in, Flake says

 Apparently there’s some confusion about my stances on abortion.  So I figured I’d take this article as a clear example of my hopes and to clarify confusion.

Currently, I am pro-choice.  I am in favor of a woman’s rights to control her body and her bodily autonomy.

In a few years where the technology described above is commonplace and practicable for the average woman to access and utilize, I will switch to being against abortion in favor of putting the fetus in an artificial womb to develop normally.

The woman is no longer pregnant and can choose whether to keep the fetus or put it up for adoption.  In the latter case it would be put into the adoption pool.  But the pregnancy, sex, and parenthood are related but not dependent processes.

You have the right to bodily autonomy and to support, or not support, any fetus or child you wish.  However, you do not have the right to unnecessarily kill that person or person-to-be.

Fees and minutiae I have no particularly feelings on, but that is my view of Abortion and the future of abortion.