my lifer

All those “pro choicers are so mean, pro lifers are always calm and polite uwu” posts are so ridiculous, because 

first of all, they aren’t even true, a pro lifer called my genitals a “festering axe wound” then basically called me a slut, and secondly

pro lifers are advocating for us to lose the right to our own bodies. So yeah, maybe we might get a little snippy sometimes, that doesn’t make us the “mean” ones, and besides, when you’re someone who thinks they’ll never need an abortion it’s easy not to get emotional, but when someone is telling you that loss of bodily autonomy should be your “punishment” for having consensual sex, you might feel some type of way about that.

need a little sweetness in my life
rated T
word count: 3, 344
ship: shiro/keith (sheith)
prompt: “trick-or-treat meet cute with pining shiro”

this piece here is for the @vldexchange sheith halloween exchange!! my original recipient dropped out, so this fic is now dedicated to @illstickuinawormhole !! hope you like it even tho i didn’t have time to tweak it 😅


Keith sat in front of his propped open door, lazily flicking some lint off his shirt. All down his dorm hall, doors were propped open, the freshman residents in varying states of excitement. Some students had gone all out with their costumes and even had decorations around their door. Others, like Keith, just wore black and sat on a plain chair in front of their door. The silliest part of this all was that it wasn’t even Halloween yet. So why was he being forced into this?

This, meaning, his college dorm’s apparent Halloween trick-or-treat tradition. Every year on the weekend before Halloween, the dorms would coordinate a trick-or-treat event on the first two floors of the building; aka, the freshman dorm rooms were required to hand out candy while the upperclassmen dressed up and reaped the rewards. Keith couldn’t wait until next year, so he could just stay in his room and not participate at all.

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Dear followers, dear fellow Destiel lovers,

I know I haven’t posted a rec list in forever and I’m deeply sorry. HOWEVER, I am now posting a super duppper epic fic rec list, including ALL the fics I’ve bookmarked during this semester. (They are listed in chonological order)

I only bookmark things that make me squeel with joy or squirm because I’m just SO turned on.  Sooooooo.. get yourself ready, make some tea, or hot chocolate, pour some wine..and enjoy these beautiful fics ;)

You Were Something I Never Expected Title: Do What Feels Good

Rating: Explicit
Word Count: 13k
Summary: Castiel learns to love alone time in the shower. And then he learns to share.

Title: Enemy Mine

Rating: Explicit
Word Count: 3k
Summary: Demon!Dean wants to team up with an angel of the Lord.

Title: He Saw it in a Film Once

Rating: Explicit

Word Count: 5k

Summary:Dean, who may or may not have left a knife on his person, is nervous about being caught with contraband by the smoking hot TSA agent, so he demands a private pat down. Thing is, the TSA agent doesn’t know the proper procedure to give a private pat down. Except for what he saw in that film once…orWhere Dean needs a pat down and Cas doesn’t know what to do so he bases it off a porno.

Title: What was Lost Still Leaves its Mark

Rating: Explicit
Word Count: 5k
Summary:Demon Dean captures Castiel and forces him to play out a few of his fantasies. Cas soon finds himself willing because Dean still retains many of the good qualities of his human life. It starts out with dubious consent but consent is given early on. There is a confrontation where Dean makes Cas strip. If you love Dean’s panty kink this figures prominently. This is from Cas’ POV and gets romantic and hopeful toward the end. Castiel is powered down but not sick and has human drives like sex and sleep. Dean dominates him but is not cruel and does not hurt him. This was written a while before the season 10 premiere and is canon compliant up to the season 9 finale.

Title: Watch Over You

Rating: Explicit
Word Count: 1k
Summary:“I didn’t know this what you meant when you said you’d watch over me,” Dean jokes lightly.(“I guess I could get used to it,” he whispers.)

Title: Closer

Rating: Explicit

Word Count: 3k

Summary:Dean was the best secretary Castiel ever had. Now if only he could get the man to stop turning into a stuttering, stumbling mess every time Castiel talked to him.

Title: The Beast You’ve made of me

Rating: Explicit
Word Count: 11k
Summary: Cas finds Dean bound to the headboard of a motel room, where the corpse of an incubus that suspiciously resembles the angel lies on the floor. They take off, but Dean refuses to talk about what happened. Incubi toxin pumps through his veins while Cas spends the drive reconsidering their relationship. The toxin takes its’ hold as Dean begins to panic and Cas beseeches him to pull over.

Title: Like only a best friend could

Rating: Mature
Word Count: 22k
Summary: The awesome thing about high school is that you can be a little bit gay without being all the way gay.

Title: Hush

Rating: Explicit
Word Count: 105k
Summary:He’d heard all he needed to know about Dr. Novak, really. Straight-laced academic, prioritizes punctuality, favours the smartest students; it doesn’t bode well for Dean.

Title: Honeydew

Rating: Explicit
Word Count: 4k
Summary:Dean Winchester is a girl who is used to disappointment, so her crush on Castiel should be no exception.
Fem!Dean x fem!Cas.
AKA: Girl on girl smut.

Title: 18 and Life

Rating: Explicit
Word Count: 3k
Summary: Dean Winchester has just been tossed into jail for doing something dumb. Which is pretty much his M.O. but this time, his actions have real consequences.
Castiel Krushnic is his new cellmate with his own agenda that Dean isn’t really privy to until it’s too late.

Title: I know what you like

Rating: Explicit
Word Count: 4kCastiel agrees to help Gabriel out by being a production assistant at his porn company. However, when porn star Dean Winchester comes onto him on set, who is Cas to say no, especially when Dean seems to know all the things that turn Cas on most?
Summary:

Title: Treasured

Rating: Explicit
Word Count: 1k
Summary:  Castiel is a towering dragon capable of tearing asunder entire kingdoms, but for his treasured human, he shifts form and becomes all the things Dean could ever want. Anything Castiel can’t become, he acquires, showering Dean in riches and finery unlike any other. He tends to every one of Dean’s needs, including the less innocent and more primal urges that arise between them.

Title: Dean and Cas make a Porno

Rating: Explicit
Word Count: 2k
Summary:Porn stars Dean and Castiel get their first chance to work with each other. “I’ve seen your work, Angel. Very nice.” “Call me Cas.” “Dean.” Smut

Title: One Does Not Simply Ship Destiel

Rating: Explicit
Word Count: 30k
Summary: Sam is finally starting to figure out why Dean and Cas are so intense around each other. It makes sense, really. Granted, nothing is going to come of the longing glances and secret pining unless somebody does something. Sam takes it upon himself to do that something. Buy as it turns out, getting Dean and Cas together is more difficult than he imagines.

Title: There’s Nowhere I’d Rather Be Than Here With You

Rating: Explicit
Word Count: 5k
Summary: Dean’s had a long day at work, so what better way for him and Cas to celebrate their two year anniversary of their marriage proposal than some lazy sex at home on their couch in their living room. Though, that wasn’t the only thing going on in the den…

Title: A Case for Evolution

Rating: Mature
Word Count: 9k
Summary: Somehow an easy-going plumber and an awkward anthropologist can find a way to meet right in the middle.

Title: The Registy

Rating: Teen and Up Audiences
Word Count: 1k
Summary: In an alternate universe where soulmates have matching marks, Dean is having zero luck finding his. Luckily, The Registry exists to help people just like him. This is the story of the day he met his match.

Title: Change

Rating: Not Rated
Word Count: 3k
Summary: When Dean was younger, he had a friend called Cas.

Title: Roots

Rating: Explicit
Word Count: 37k
Summary: “After the apocalypse, Dean, Sam and Castiel settle into a gentler life, and Dean starts to make peace with the things that plagued him before 2009. Tentatively, carefully, he starts getting better.
But something lives in the woods, in the house; something calls to him in his dreams that crosses the lines between waking and sleep. Whilst trying to reconcile himself with himself, Dean finds himself wondering if the things he’s managed to build are really slipping away, or if the whole thing is just in his head.”

Title: Special Relativity

Rating: Explicit
Word Count: 66k
Summary: Dean Winchester is one of the best Time Jumpers the Agency has. When the mysterious, never seen Director sends him to 2008 with only a name and a death date, Dean has one month to find his target and complete this solo mission. Finding the target was easy enough, Castiel Angelus ran right into him. Now if he could just keep Castiel alive until the death date without damaging the time line, Dean will complete this mission.

Title: Five Times Sam almost Caught Them (and one time he did)

Rating: Teen and Up Audiences
Word Count: 5k
Summary: Sam and Cas are roommates. Dean is a selfish jerk who can’t clean up after himself or listen to anyone. Especially when Sam said “don’t try to screw my roommate, Dean.” Cas is so frigid Sam didn’t even think it would be an issue. Clearly he underestimated them both.

Title: Own a Bee Hive with You

Rating: Teen and Up Audiences

Word Count: 1k
Summary:Dean takes Cas out on a not-date and things get merry.

Title: The Demon’s Progress

Rating: Mature
Word Count: 5k
Summary: Dean is embracing the more fun aspects of this whole demon thing. Now he and Cas are at each others’ throats and Sam is sick of it.

Title: Day 7 – Morning!Sex : “Freckles”

Rating: Explicit
Word Count: 2k
Summary: A lazy sunday morning in the life of Dean and Cas.

Title: 32 Seconds

Rating: Explicit
Word Count: 11k
Summary: Castiel wakes up, but he knows he’s still in the wrong place.

Title: Making Breakfast

Rating: Mature
Word Count: 11k
Summary: The lazy morning after Sam and Jessica’s drunken engagement celebration. Everyone’s crashed at Dean and Cas’s house so it’s up to the hosts to make breakfast for everyone. (Really just an excuse for shameless kitchen fluff with a bit of smut thrown in for fun.)

Title: The Tighter the Ropes, the Closer We Are

Rating: Explicit
Word Count: 6k
Summary: Five. He wanted five rounds. Dean had started to tremble again from the anticipation as Castiel explained it to him. There would be four denials before he would be allowed to come. Four times he would have to go through the settings of their favorite vibrator without release. There were ten small buttons on the small remote control, each with a number beside it, each designed to take Dean apart gradually, at the pace determined by whoever held it.

Title: Ink Stains

Rating: Explicit
Word Count: 15k
Summary: Dean stops at the dilapidated exotic pet store and ends up taking home more than he bargained for.

Title: Chasing Normal

Rating: Mature
Word Count: 17k
Summary: Dean reevaluates his definition of an ‘apple pie life’ and what that means for him, personally.

Title: Some People Would Call This Romantic

Rating: General Audiences
Word Count: 5k
Summary: Castiel enjoys sunsets, long walks on the beach, and Dean.

Title: A Broken Man & The Dawn

Rating: Explicit
Word Count: 45k
Summary: After his brother dies in a car accident, Jensen is left to take care of his newborn nephew - and he’s in over his head. Also, he has the feeling that the guy who just moved into the apartment next door hates him because of the crying baby that keeps him up all night. As it turns out, Misha not only has that set of mesmerizing blue eyes, but also a lot of intuition when it comes to fussing, cranky babies.

Title: In my Life

Rating: General Audiences
Word Count: 1k
Summary: Dean Winchester wriggles his chubby, bare toes in the cool grass, little hands fisting his green blanket cape as he stands next to his mother. At four years-old, he’s no stranger to grown up things. He knows all about love and paper money and sharing.That’s why he’s asked Cas to marry him.

Title: The Doctor Will See You Now

Rating: Explicit
Word Count: 7k
Summary: Dean has a medical kink. Castiel is more than happy to oblige. Starring Castiel as the slightly unorthodox Dr. Novak who enjoys prescribing enforced chastity and daily tease and denial sessions, and Dean as his needy, submissive patient who will do anything for a chance to come.

Title: “The Novikov Self-Consistency Principle”

Rating: Explicit
Word Count: 8k
Summary: Dr Jacob Glaser, astrophysicist and truth-seeker, has two unexpected visitors – one from several years in the past and the other from several years in the future. Copernicus never had to deal with this sort of crap.

Title: What You Paid For

Rating: Explicit
Word Count: 29k
Summary: Castiel is an omega whose body has begun to reject suppressants after twelve years of continuous use. Faced with a hysterectomy or using an alpha service, he chooses the latter as much as he loathes the thought.

Title: Backup Generator

Rating: Explicit
Word Count: 3k
Summary: After a last minute change of plans, Cas comes home from a business conference in the middle of the night. Extremely tired, Dean encourages him to sleep in the car on the way home. But apparently after a short nap, Cas has much more energy than Dean presumed.

Title: When The Need Strikes

Rating: Explicit
Word Count: 1k
Summary: Sometimes it doesn’t matter where you are, you just have to go for it.

Title: The Summer of Cas’ Discontent (Or: How Cas Got a Hot Lawn Boy & Lost His Mind)

Rating: Explicit
Word Count: 29k
Summary: Cas is a well-off book editor who just wants someone to do his lawn work and landscaping. He gets more than he bargained for in the hunky 19 year old Dean Winchester and suddenly Cas is having trouble concentrating on much of anything else during a record heat wave.It’s going to be a long, hot summer.

Title: Hoarding Instincts

Rating: Explicit
Word Count: 6k
Summary: In which Dean finds a homeless dragon at Starbucks and takes him home with him.

Title: When The Tension Breaks

Rating: Mature
Word Count: 2k
Summary: Cas and Dean need to do less intense staring and more stupid giggling.

Title: Giving You What You Need

Rating: Explicit
Word Count: 6k
Summary: It had taken a long time to track Dean down, but now that Castiel was facing him, he wasn’t sure what to say.Sam was locking Crowley up in the trunk of the car, and Castiel was, momentarily, alone with Dean.He said the first thing that came to mind, “We can fix this.” His voice more strained than he’d prefer.“Who said it needs fixing?” Dean turned up the corner of his lip, smirking as he walked closer.

Title: First Risen

Rating: Explicit
Word Count: 2k
Summary: Kieren awakens to a thumping sound, the sensation of touch, and his first erection in almost six years. Naturally, he panics.

Title: Your Eyes Look Like Coming Home

Rating: Explicit
Word Count: 16k
Summary: Dean and Cas are two single men with pasts of heart ache and disappointment, neither believing that he is ready to enter a new relationship. But then Fate comes knocking, determined to prove them wrong, and creates a year of moments through which Dean and Cas meet and fall in love. In which there is a one-night stand that really isn’t a one-night stand, a field trip, baking, and a couple of guys who are just trying to figure it all out.

Title: Smells Like Roses

Rating: Explicit
Word Count: 54k
Summary: Dean’s life is beautiful. He wants for nothing, has the pleasure of his family and friends, and is desperately, irrevocably in love with his husband. Everything is perfect, just as it should be.Then he wakes up.

Title: The Best Years of Our Lives, My Ass

Rating: Explicit
Word Count: 111k
Summary: AU after Season 8, episode 6, “Southern Comfort.” Dean goes to sleep in a motel room in Texarkana, and he wakes up 17 years old, in his childhood bedroom in Lawrence, Kansas, 1996. He has no idea how he got there, why his parents are still alive, why his brother is an adorable freshman with no memory of his adult life, and why the only ally he has in this place is the angel he left behind in Purgatory – somehow also 17 years old. They have to get out, that’s the important thing. Only, falling in love with his angel wasn’t a part of the plan….

Title: Uninvited But Deeply Craved

Rating: Explicit
Word Count: 74k
Summary: At 35 Castiel Novak is a successful professor, firmly established both in the academic world and a sought after voice in many recent gender debates. After a failed marriage he spent almost 15 years striving to get somewhere in life and there simply had never been time or an interest for romance. Not having a partner wasn’t something that ever bothered Castiel, but he can no longer shake the feeling of something lacking in his life. He decides that maybe it is time to have a child of his own. What he doesn’t want though is the hassle of a relationship. Egged on by his mischievous cousin he publishes a personal ad in a newspaper, looking for a young man to help him out.

Title: You Were Something I Never Expected

Rating: Explicit
Word Count: 52k
Summary: Winchester familiars were extremely powerful and sought after, but Dean had always swore up and down that he would never be bound to a witch. Everything changes when he meets Castiel. Injured in his familiar form, Dean gets taken in by an out of touch witch. A whirlwind surrounds them as the shit storm that is Dean’s life begins to catch up with him, but there is no doubt in his mind that they will make it out in the end.

Title: There’s Only One Sure Thing That I Know

Rating: Explicit
Word Count: 20k
Summary: Dean doesn’t even get halfway through explaining before Bobby starts laughing. When he lets himself think about it for more than five seconds, Dean can almost see Bobby’s point: he’s faced down demons, witches, vampires, werewolves, ghosts, angels, andSatan himself and now he’s been defeated by the God damn Midwest.

Title: Second Take

Rating: Mature
Word Count: 6k
Summary: "Jensen had been dreading this since the moment he read through the script.Destiel or DeanCas or whatever the fans called it nowadays was actually happening.He was going to have to kiss Misha fucking Collins.“***Wherein Destiel becomes canon, and Jensen and Misha face the consequences of their first kiss.

Title: Never Have I Ever

Rating: Explicit
Word Count: 79k
Summary: When Jo drags Dean along to a game of "never have I ever” with her friends, he finds himself getting caught up in a lot more than just a game.

“Never have I ever hung out with such an asshole,” Dean countered, positively shocked at his own sass. Cas smirked again.“Oh, are we hanging out now?”

Title: A Practice In Improvisation

Rating: Teen and Up Audiences
Word Count: 16k
Summary: "Castiel decides the best way to go about this is simply to be direct. So he looks straight at Dean and asks him “Dean, how can I be sure that I have sufficient prowess in varying forms of sexual activity?” Castiel might be an angel again but he hasn’t forgotten certain human curiosities. Which can be inconvenient. Until Dean offers to help him “practice.” Destiel. Season 9.

Title: Intimite Spaces

Rating: Mature
Word Count: 8k
Summary: Dean and Castiel are finally on their third date, and Castiel knows what is expected of them to do. Namely, each other. But the problem is: as much as Castiel loves his boyfriend, he has no interest in becoming sexually intimate with him.

Title: Convergence

Rating: Explicit
Word Count: 270k
Summary: Dean’s pretty content with his life. He has his family and a really awesome group of friends. He has a son he would die for in a heartbeat. What more could he possibly want? Well, that’s going to change when a certain blue eyed angel comes into their lives.

Title: Heat

Rating: Explicit
Word Count: 10k
Summary: When Dean - beautiful, strong, and next in line for Chief of the Earth Clan Dean - presents as an extremely rare male omega, he’s devastated. He’d trained all his life to inherit his father’s leadership role, but now due to old traditions he must choose between the right to bear and raise his own children or lead the clan. Beyond that, heats for unmated omegas are dangerous and often deadly, so he must choose a mate before his next heat. Castiel, in love with Dean since they were both little dragonlings, fights for the chance to fill that dire need.

Title: The Path of Fireflies

Rating: Mature
Word Count: 60k
Summary: After his humanity is restored, Dean wakes up in bed with Castiel, a wedding ring, and no memory of the past twelve years.

Title: What to expect when you didn’t expect anything

Rating: Mature
Word Count: 46k
Summary:Dean’s life had not been easy, but now he had started transition, was back in school and even had gotten himself a boyfriend he thought the hard part was over. Then a doctor told him he was pregnant.

Title: The Way You Do

Rating: Mature
Word Count: 3k
Summary: Without preamble, Cas blows a breath right over Dean’s lips and then raises his eyebrows, as if to say ‘see, nothing special, just air over skin, and the dice are stupid.’"I said if you do it right,” Dean says flatly. “And that was not right.”

Title: Heat Wave

Rating: Explicit
Word Count: 40k
Summary: There’s an old cabin in the woods, a worn and weathered thing, tucked away from prying eyes and unwanted responsibility. Officially, it’s the Novak family’s summer vacation home, but for a few days during the summer after graduation, Cas and Dean make it their own, spending their days dozing and swimming and hunting for snipes. The heat is relentless, the mosquitoes even more so, and it’s the perfect place for Dean to settle into a niche he never thought he could fit.

Title: I’ll take that as a yes

Rating: Explicit
Word Count: 14k
Summary: Dean’s a nude art model at KU and has loans to pay off before graduation. Castiel’s a photographer looking to finish his photography exhibition with a kinky hobby and a lifetime supply of hemp rope.

Title: Can’t Fight This Feeling Anymore

Rating: Explicit
Word Count: 52k
Summary: Attempting to help Castiel embrace his newfound humanity, Dean embarks on a mission to finally get his friend laid. Plot derails quickly and some shenanigans and awkward sexual tension ensue.

Title: Shared Skies

Rating: Teen and Up Audiences
Word Count: 10k
Summary: As the Southern Kingdom takes action to conquer the Four Kingdoms, it is up the Dean of Winchester, Alpha Prince of the West, to return order to the kingdoms. Is marriage to the Omega Prince of the North enough to stop on coming war, or will unknown forces bring about the end of peace between the four nations forever?

Title: Weddings Are Boring

Rating: Explicit
Word Count: 9k
Summary: Dean meets Castiel at a friend’s wedding reception, and his boring-as-hell night turns out to be better than expected.

Title: Future Plans and Other Dumb Ideas

Rating: Explicit
Word Count: 23k
Summary: Dean and Cas, college juniors, are quietly and deeply in love. With no worries bigger than passing their exams, their future together looks bright. Dean’s status as ChildBearer-Positive isn’t something either of them worries about; he’s on birth-control and they’re both conscientiously safe and sensible. One night of drunken celebration, however, proves that accidents can happen to anyone. After’s Cas’s casual revelation that he doesn’t want kids, a panic-stricken Dean hides the truth from himself as much as Castiel. An action that threatens his health and their relationship.

Title: Bottom Night

Rating: Explicit
Word Count: 2k
Summary: Castiel is forced to use a female vessel until his usual one heals; Dean is a bit of a whiny guy because he misses having a cock up his ass… How does Cas handle this situation? Strap-Ons.

Title: Behind the Mask

Rating: Explicit
Word Count: 5k
Summary: Castiel isn’t exactly sure how Anna convinced him to come to this party. He hasn’t really been one for frat parties since he was a freshman. He adjusts his plastic devil horns and sips his drink until a bare arm slings heavy around his shoulder, prosthetic feathers jammed up against his side. “Guess we’re sticking together tonight,” the angel says with a beaming grin, and Castiel is falling.

Title: Kiss With a Fist

Rating: Explicit
Word Count: 3k
Summary: Cas decorates the bunker. It doesn’t go well. Until it does.

Title: Unintended

Rating: Explicit
Word Count: 83k
Summary: Castiel is a successful defense attorney beginning to doubt the integrity of the work he does. After winning a date with a firefighter named Dean at a charity auction, Cas decides that he needs to make a change in his life. He just has one more case to take care of, but his involvement has devastating consequences.

Title: Somethin’ About Wild Horses

Rating: Explicit
Word Count: 11k
Summary: “Guys, please,” Gabriel says. “This video has been requested literally thousands of times, by both of your fans. All of our viewers know how much you two hate each other, and everyone wants to know how that will affect a scene. Personally, I think you could both learn a thing or two from one another. You’re gonna have to put the bad vibes on hold for, like, three days, okay? Just until we finish shooting the scene. And then, if you still wanna rip each other’s throats out, I’ll film that, too.”

Title: Unknown Quantities

Rating: Explicit
Word Count: 9k
Summary: No one ever tells Dean anything.(or: Dean Winchester and the not-relationship crisis of 2014)

Title: Sleepless in Lawrence, Kansas

Rating: Explicit
Word Count: 50k
Summary: “Um, yes, hi. My name is Sam and I’m calling from Lawrence, Kansas.”A new voice… Castiel loved new voices. They always had new stories to tell.“Kansas… well, it’s not really midnight down there, is it? What keeps you up?” he asked.“I’m worried about my brother, Dean.”

Title: Operation Queer Things Up

Rating: Explicit
Word Count: 14k
Summary: When Castiel is forced to return to her homophobic family’s home for her brother Michael’s wedding, her best friend and roommate Deanna offers to go with her as her pretend girlfriend to shield Cass from her mother’s attempts to set her up with a man. Which is totally selfless on Deanna’s part, of course. Because she is totally and completely straight and not at all in love with her best friend. Right?

Title: The Red Dragon

Rating: Mature
Word Count: 8k
Summary: Castiel lived on top of a Chinese restaurant. One day a deep rumbling voice drifted from the vents from downstairs, prompting Castiel to consume a copious amount of Chinese food just to find out who that voice belonged to.

Title: Butterbeer And Broomsticks

Rating: Explicit
Word Count: 7k
Summary: Dean, Flying Instructor extraordinaire at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, has fallen head over heels for Castiel Novak, the criminally gorgeous Herbology professor. It’s definitely the most hideous man crush to ever grace the hallowed castle, and for Merlin’s sake Dean hopes that he’ll be able to bloody do something about it one of these days.

Title: All Worked Up

Rating: Explicit
Word Count: 1k
Summary: Castiel’s tongue; Dean’s ass. No, seriously, that’s the whole story.

Title: That Summer

Rating: Explicit
Word Count: 17k
Summary: Ten years ago Dean spent the summer working on Castiel Novak’s farm to earn some extra money. That was the most memorable three months of his life, and now that he has an opportunity to go back to that small town, he’s hopeful that he’ll meet Castiel again and maybe see if the old flame can be rekindled.

Title: Who Said You Could Waltz Off with my Heart?

Rating: Explicit
Word Count: 24k
Summary: Dean isn’t excited when Lisa informs him they’re taking dance lessons for their upcoming wedding. Little does he know that everything in his life is about to change.

Title: The Cool Kids

Rating: Explicit
Word Count: 24k

Summary: "He thought being dragged round the country most of his life was the worst. But growing up the way Cas did sounded like the real hell.“Dean and Sam lived a nomadic life thanks to their father who put his quest for vengeance in front of his children. Finally able to settle in with their Uncle Bobby, the boys can attempt to achieve some normalcy. What the boys didn’t expect was to be dumped into a town in the middle of nowhere where everyone knows everyone and being more "worldly” keeps you from being one of the cool kids.

Title: Dean Is Not a Brony

Rating: Mature
Word Count: 30k
Summary: There’s only one table left at the cafe, and Dean really really wants it, despite the guy that’s already heading for it.Wherein Dean makes an ass of himself to get the table, Cas is gracious, there’s a dog with an unfortunate name, and these two dorks figure out a relationship.

Title: Beautiful Loser

Rating: Explicit
Word Count: 30k
Summary: Dean is an alpha, married to a beta. They have a good comfortable life that Dean loves, until a man pulls into Dean’s work and turns his world inside out.

Title: Castiel Gets a Lap Dance

Rating: Mature
Word Count: 3k
Summary: Castiel has been planning his sister’s bachelorette party for months. He’s ready to enjoy the evening from a comfortable distance. That is, until a freckled Adonis is suddenly straddling his lap.

Title: What Was Missing

Rating: Explicit
Word Count: 6k
Summary: Castiel asks Dean a question that leads first to a long-overdue conversation about sex vs. love, then to some realizations on both their parts about the nature of their own relationship.(In which Dean and Cas talk about feelings, then stop talking to each other for a while, and finally, uh, talk with their bodies. Because fanfiction.)

Title: Funny Peculiar

Rating: Explicit
Word Count: 5k
Summary: Castiel holds the mic to his mouth and says, in a rough, sly voice that hits all of Dean’s buttons and then some, 'I look like a fucking nerd, don’t I.’
It’s such a bald statement of fact, it gets a laugh. Castiel’s lips curve upwards, and without quite meaning to, Dean leans forward to listen.
'I mean that literally, by way: I look like a fucking nerd, like a nerd who fucks. What! Don’t laugh at that, you judgemental prick,’ he says, grinning so there’s no sting in it as he points the mic at a chuckling guy in the front row, 'you think a guy in sweater vest can’t get some cock if he wants it? I’ll have you know, I had one whole boyfriend in high school. Yeah. I was hot property. You wanna talk about band geeks getting it on in high school, forget that American Pie flute insertion bullshit; ask a fucking gay hornist where he gets his embouchure.’

Title: Dancing in the Dark

Rating: Explicit
Word Count: 70k
Summary: Technically, Pamela had introduced them. It was a bit of a twisting of the facts to look at it that way, but it was how Cas always told the story. Explaining what had actually happened usually led to a list of questions he preferred not to answer, that list growing longer depending on who was doing the asking, and it was just easier to say that Pam had been the catalyst. Generally, he left it at that. Dean, on the other hand, thought the real story was much more interesting.

Title: Cocoa

Rating: Explicit
Word Count: 2k
Summary: " So yeah. Castiel is perfect. With him, Dean can see how stupidly mundane things like, putting frosting on cookies, wrapping gifts, Hell even buying those gifts. It feels awesome, because being with Cas’ always makes him feel lighter, happier. Right now he’s sprinkling glitter all over a christmas card he’ll give aunt Ellen for christmas, and even if it pains him to say so, he feels completely okay with the idea of spending the week-end playing with stickers and ribbons.“

Title: Long Time Coming

Rating: Teen and Up Audiences
Word Count: 5k
Summary: He still has his towel wrapped around his hips, and just happens to look over to the mirror, frowning in confusion as he notes the way his belly kind of squishes up a little bit, forming a slight roll that he can’t remember having before. He straightens back up, and the roll immediately stretches back out until it’s all just normal looking skin. Without thinking, he turns sideways and pokes at the little pooch that seems to have taken up residence.

Title: In the Deep Midwinter

Rating: Explicit
Word Count: 13k
Summary: Dean wrenched open the door to the cabin and stopped dead in his tracks. Sam had explained the situation to him on the phone, so Dean had known it was going to be bad, but this … this was pretty bad. The angel was naked to the waist. He wasn’t struggling and he was sort of breathing, and that was where the good news ended.Hunter AU. If there’s one thing a good hunter knows, it’s to stay away from angels.

Title: Traffic Jam

Rating: Explicit
Word Count: 5k
Summary: When Cas got stuck in the snow-induced traffic jam from hell, he never could have guessed he’d be in the warm heaven that was Dean’s bed by the end of the day. Yet, here he was.

Title: Rebecca - French Toast (written by my beautiful friend <3)

Rating: Teen and Up Audiences
Word Count: 7k
Summary:People are going missing. The bodies that show back up are labeled as animal attacks by the local papers. But there’s something off about it.
Rebecca is on the case, and ends up needing a temporary partner.

Title: Finger Foods

Rating: Teen and Up Audiences
Word Count: 7k
Summary: deanhugchester: I want fics about Dean and Cas eating each other’s food.

Title: Santa Baby

Rating: Explicit
Word Count: 2k
Summary: Sequel to "Perks of Working in a Costume Store”. Cas asks Dean to come over, and it’s not what he was expecting. He’s not complaining, though.

Title: A Study of Anatomy

Rating: Mature
Word Count: 6k
Summary: Cas only wanted to study for his midterms.

Title: Cherry Lips (Go Baby Go)

Rating: Explicit
Word Count: 5k
Summary: A gratuitous smut fest featuring Cas in lingerie and other traditionally feminine clothing, and Dean fucking loves it.

Title: The 10th Day of Christmas: “I Don’t Want a Lot for Solstice”

Rating: Explicit
Word Count: 23k
Summary: The tree catching on fire, Dean would maintain to the end of his days, had clearly been started by the squirrels. Or outlet overload, or outdated breaker boxes; possibly a frayed extension cord, or maybe a malfunctioning string of fairy lights. Not to mention Kevin Tran.It most definitely had not been caused by him and Cas.•In which Dean drives out to Palo Alto to stay with Sam over winter break, and meets Sam’s new co-op housemates, including comparative literature PhD candidate, fundamentalist cult survivor, and practicing witch Castiel Milton—which would all be confusing enough, if Cas weren’t also unfairly gorgeous, especially in cowboy boots.

Title: Big Hands, I Know You’re the One

Rating: Explicit
Word Count: 2k
Summary: Me: You have the wrong number.
(785) 555-4217: SAM don’t b like this. In done with your ducking games man
Me: I assure you, I am not Sam.***Wherein Dean Winchester accidentally sends some drunken New Years texts to a dude named Castiel.

Title: The Blood of the Covenant

Rating: Explicit
Word Count: 10k
Summary: In the candlelight, Dean remembers how he came to be a vampire’s consort.

Title: Every Color in the World

Rating: Explicit
Word Count: 135k
Summary: Dean Winchester wasn’t a hipster. He just really really liked thrift shops.(Or)Once again the new kid in school, Dean is immediately noticed by the hipster crowd, who like his quirky clothes and bizarre personality. He’s not interested….until he catches sight of the blue-eyed stranger he’d met at a tag sale the day before.

Title: Puzzle Piece

Rating: Teen and Up Audiences
Word Count: 571
Summary: In a world where your soulmate’s first words are imprinted on your forearm at birth, sometimes life can be confusing.Luckily for Dean, it’s not very hard to distinguish who his soulmate is.

Title: Snow Place Like Home (But My Home Is With You)

Rating: Explicit
Word Count: 48k
Summary: It’s Christmas Eve, and Dean, Sam and Castiel are snowed into a small town with a big festive spirit. They splurge on a fancy room in a B&B – hey, they deserve a treat. There’s a tiny plastic tree and a working TV, so they could perhaps overlook the lack of hot water and Dean having to bunk with Sam. Sleeping arrangements soon reach a happier equilibrium: Dean’s just cuddling Cas to keep him warm, he swears – the tingly feeling means nothing! Christmas Day arrives, and Cas still doesn’t have a gift for Dean. Dean doesn’t know what to give Cas, either. Sam has a few ideas, but will the other two truly understand what he means?

Title: Against, Into, Under

Rating: Explicit
Word Count: 3k
Summary: "Oh, uh,“ he said. "Yeah. I’m Castiel. Cas, if you like.”“Cas,” Dean drawled. “I do like.” He stuck out his hand. Cas raised an eyebrow, but he reached out to shake. “I’m Dean Winchester.”“I’m aware,” Cas said dryly. “You’ve something of a reputation.”“I’m aware,” Dean agreed with a bright grin. “So which parts have you heard, good or bad?"Cas shrugged. "Some of both, I suppose.”

Title: Pine Fresh

Rating: Explicit
Word Count: 2k
Summary: Castiel is stuck in the rain, depleted of his powers, and needs a bit of comforting. A hot shower is just the thing.

Title: Pink Panties

Rating: Explicit
Word Count: 3k
Summary: After Cas shows an interest in the Rhonda Hurley Incident, Dean allows Cas to experience the kink with him.

Title: Nowhere Else

Rating: Explicit
Word Count: 10k
Summary: Between Cas’ lost grace, and Dean’s accidental confession to Sam, it’s been the same overbearing concern - that Dean really,really does not need - for weeks. He can focus on Cas and do his job at the same time. This is not the first case the two of them will work together, it’s not even the first case Cas has worked as a human. It may be the first case the two of them have worked alone since the whole 'I’m in love with Cas’ fiasco, but Dean’s a professional, he knows what he’s doing. They’ll be fine. Cas will be fine.

Title: A Little Patience

Rating: Explicit
Word Count: 290k
Summary: It sometimes feels a little wrong thinking debauched things about a guy who could very well be one of Sammy’s teachers. But then those wrong feelings go up in smoke when the downright sinful fantasies kick in just from thinking the word ‘teacher’. Those are always pretty darn amazing and Dean has a very vivid imagination.

Title: Guest Bed

Rating: Explicit
Word Count: 6k
Summary: Dean needs a place to stay to avoid listening to his brother have sex all night, so he crashes with Gabriel. Things get awkward when he ends up having to share a bed with Cas, and then suddenly, it’s a whole lot less awkward.

Title: Paper Hearts

Rating: General Audiences
Word Count: 1k
Summary: It’s the Thursday before Valentine’s Day, and Dean is putting paper hearts up around the school for his school’s Gay-Straight Alliance club. He and Cas are the only two left in the hallway. Fluff ensues.

Title: #ThankYouSammy

Rating: Teen and Up Audiences
Word Count: 10k
Summary: @honeybeeinatrenchcoat:
First official date with Dean! Sam made spaghetti bolognese! I don’t eat, but Dean does :-P #ValentinesDay2015 #ThankYouSam

Title: The Word

Rating: Explicit
Word Count: 3k
Summary: The horrible thing was, Cas had figured it out as soon as the word had come out of his mouth, startling Dean and stuttering the conversation to a halt.

Title: Race You

Rating: Explicit
Word Count: 4k
Summary: There was another car sitting under the red light. Dean had seen probably less than ten other cars on the road since leaving the city limits behind. It was a wide blocky gold car, a Lincoln Continental, and as Dean pulled up next to it he could feel his teeth rattle from the way too loud rap music blaring out of the open windows. Glancing over, there was a guy with messy dark hair in a white button down shirt sitting in the car looking forward. He had on a tie, his sleeves rolled up to the elbow, one tan forearm hanging out the window.The music changed to a new song, someone screaming “Turn down for what”. The hell was that phrase even supposed to mean. It made literally no sense. Dean scowled and cranked up his own music, Metallica’s “King Nothing” screeching out into the night to clash with this dude’s rap music.

Title: Buy Me a Drink First

Rating: Explicit
Word Count: 57k
Summary: Dean wasn’t sure how he got roped into being Jo’s “bodyguard” for her bachelorette party. Maybe it had something to do with being promised a wild night of drinking? And he could do wild nights of drinking. But he hadn’t taken into account that bars in Chicago didn’t close until 4 or 5am, and Chicago was their destination. He also didn’t take into account shots of ‘Kinky’ at 7pm, monitoring nearly a dozen bridesmaids, and accidentally starting cat fights at a gay bar. Oh, and then there was a tall, dark and mouthy Russian named Castiel, or something, at the end of the night. Awesome.

Title: Oh, the Fun to be Had at a High School Reunion

Rating: Explicit
Word Count: 4k
Summary: Castiel Novak attends his 10-year class reunion only to run into Dean Winchester, who apparently still remembers him even though they never spoke in the few classes they had together.

Title: Harbor in the Tempest

Rating: Explicit
Word Count: 20k
Summary: Ever since Dean bought Turner’s Tavern, he’s kept his doors open every night - rain, snow, whatever. After all, you never know when someone’s gonna stumble in needing shelter, right? Well, tonight, it’s a soaking wet, trench-coated stranger. Who also happens to be incredibly hot.

Title: It Only Leads to Trouble

Rating: Explicit
Word Count: 3k
Summary: The door slammed, signaling Cas’ arrival. Dean smirked from his place on the living room couch, feeling more than a little pleased with himself. Looked like his plan to rile Cas up had worked perfectly.He jumped as Cas suddenly appeared in front of him. Cas looked pissed, glowering down at Dean, and for one moment Dean was sure that he was about to either punch him or pin him down to the couch and fuck his brains out.

Title: The Morning After

Rating: Explicit
Word Count: 4k
Summary: Dean blurts out some choice words during his and Cas’ first time.Sam and Cas have to deal with the fall out.

Title: First Comes Marriage

Rating: Explicit
Word Count: 9k
Summary: In which Dean is crown prince of Winchester, and a political marriage is arranged.

Title: OH! Darling!

Rating: Explicit
Word Count: 6k
Summary: Now that Castiel has fallen, Dean wants to let him know how much he cares about him. And if it takes two or three (or eight) tries to get it right, then so be it. Or, the seven times Dean tried to tell Cas he loves him and the one time he actually got it right.

Title: Hunting a Dragon

Rating: Explicit
Word Count: 56k
Summary: Dean is hunting a creature no one has seen since the Old World. Even in those stories they were fables. Now he believes he’s found one in Castiel Novak. When he takes Castiel’s hospitality, his wine and food, the world loses as much meaning and his fragile grip on reality begins to slip.

Title: New Kitten

Rating: Explicit
Word Count: 5k
Summary: A package Castiel ordered as a surprise for Dean arrives, and they have fun trying it out for the first time.

Title: Layover

Rating: Explicit
Word Count: 4k
Summary: Human/No Monsters AU. Dean and Cas, New Year’s Eve, and the dreaded holiday flight.


sooooo here it is guys! I hope you have fun with this. I will be posting another fic rec soon and there will be a new system. 

PS: Feel free to request specific rec lists :)

destieldrabblesdaily :)

if i see that fucking anti abortion blog in the ninjago tag one more time im gonna lose my shit because

1. pro lifers arent opressed like if youre egging vulnerable women (a lot of whom are probably sexual assault victims) youre an asshole, youre not opressed, you dont need representation

2. kids go in this tag, and anything and everything in this tag has the potential to show up in a google result for the show or movie, which are marketed to kids as young as 7. And since abortion (and therefore: being pro-life) is linked to sex by nature, you have created the potential for 7 year olds to know what sex is, which is at its worst, dangerous, and in a best case scenario, probably going to get the kid in trouble with their parents (and not everyones parents are nice about this kind of thing)

3. Claims to be Pro-Life; Dies Anyway

To my fellow pro-lifers out there. Let’s please remember that simply making abortion illegal will not solve the much bigger issues real people are facing in their daily lives. We have to dig deeper. People who are pregnant need access to good healthcare. They need support during the pregnancy and beyond. They need assurance that we won’t abandon them when the baby is born. They need resources. They need understanding, not condemnation. Let’s ban together to build up people who are pregnant and in challenging circumstances. That’s what it means to be pro-life. Every single life is valuable!

anonymous asked:

Why do pro lifers get so much hate? I recently posted a post about my views on abortion (literally a personal statement) and suddenly got virtually RAPED by all these pro choicers telling me about their experiences and how pro lifers are basically the bad guys. I'm not even a pro lifer My whole intention of that post wasn't even meant for this pro life/choice debate. My message was basically to consider the life first. Abortion shouldn't be the first thing that comes to mind when finding out.

Yeah it doesn’t really make much sense to me either. Try not to let others get you down

anonymous asked:

How is that post 'encouraging'? It is just people polluting a fandom with whatever crap their stupid little brains are vomiting, spamming with their oc's. It's just stupid. This is why no one can enjoy anything in peace, there are people like you and others that have to destroy everything with their so called 'imagination'. Find another way to ease your frustration, you scums, and stop ruining the characters for everyone, okay? Grow up, low lifers

My first hate mail :o nice!
I’m sorry if everybody else is too busy having fun with their OCs to pay attention to you tho, anon! Seems like you’re starved for it and all

PS: might wanna try to sound a little less like a villain from an animated kids film next time you talk with me 😉

It's to save my own life

As a longtime fertility patient, I have learned so much about pregnancy and prenatal development. Much more than I had being a biology major. I think if pro lifers were educated, they would change their ways.

In order to have a live birth, often abnormal embryos have to be destroyed. Even if an embryo is normal, most likely it will not survive anyhow. That’s just how it is. Before it reaches the fetal stage, it has a decent chance of dying as well. The embryo is so primitive, cannot feel pain or think. In the first few weeks, the embryo cannot be seen and often actually is a ball of cells. The pro lifers who view primitive life as more important than a fully grown mother are ludicrous. 

Knowing this gave me a tiny bit of comfort during my miscarriages. Pro-lifers think once you have two pink lines on a pregnancy test, you have a child. The truth is, only if you are lucky. 

Back to the subject of miscarriages, pro life propaganda made my miscarriages so much worse! I know a lot of facts and pictures they use are lies, I just have to keep telling myself that, or feel much sadder again.

 

Because my HCG levels are monitored closely, I had a few ectopic scares. I would HAVE to have an abortion if I wanted to save my fertility or even my life. And the pro life community wants to take that right away! I can’t support people who don’t care about my health or my desire to have children.

While undergoing fertility treatments, I was at risk of multiples. Quite often in order to have a live birth, aborting some of the embryos is needed because multiples can be very risky. 

I’m currently pregnant and having all sorts of complications. If I didn’t want this baby so much I don’t think I could do it. It’s like I have a chronic illness. I’m nauseated, dizzy, ditzy and too tired to do much anything, but I can rarely get comfortable. I have to use the bathroom a million times a day, yet am constipated. I have to take tons of expensive meds including several injections to stay healthy. I was on bedrest and lost my job, if I can even manage to work at all. Pregnancy isn’t easy, at least for me. I’d hate to think of someone being forced into it who didn’t have the family support I do.

My point is, even someone who wants nothing more than to have a child can still be pro choice. It’s because I’m educated and know the truth.

Let’s Talk About Certain “Libertarians”

You got your Ron Paul, Julie Borowski, Libertarian Girl, etc. 

Ron Paul is heavily pro life. He even made a fucking bill to counter Roe v. Wade. Basically, guns, fetuses, and troops all have rights and amendments should uphold that. 

Fuck you if you are a woman though. 

Julie Borowski made a video last summer about how everyone should be pro-life.

NOPE. 

NOPE.

NOPE.

You cannot be a “Libertarian” if you are pro-life. Can we just admit that? Can we agree that you cannot pick and choose what rights other people get to have? 

No. The fetus is not innocent because you cannot be innocent without the ability to be guilty. Since the fetus is capable of neither, it is neither. 

Being a human being does not mean your “right of life” trumps other people’s body autonomy. Why arrest rapists? Why arrest organ harvesters? Why are they crimes at all? Aren’t those criminals human beings as well? 

Being pro-choice=/=pro abortion. Nobody is pro abortion. I have not seen one person going around town forcing pregnant women to get an abortion (besides the Chinese government). Pro choice=/=I don’t think fetuses have no right to live. 

Abortion is legal the same reason that I cannot force one of my parents/friends/family member/teacher/anyone to donate blood, organs, or body parts that they do not want to donate. Abortion is legal for the same reason that you cannot take a dead body’s organ if it is not previously consented in the will. 

Body autonomy. 

Abortion is a last reserve. Banning it does not stop it. 

Childbirth is 14 times more dangerous than abortion. The pain of it equals to breaking 20 bones in your body simultaneously. What is it called when you force someone to go through that? Oh yes. Torture. What is forcing someone to carry out a pregnancy called? Forced labor/Involuntary service aka reproductive slavery! A direct violation against the 13th Amendment. 

I care about children. I love children. I even plan to start my own family in a few years. 

I love and care about children in the sense that every child should be loved, cared for, and wanted. Can someone be a good spouse to you if you forced them to marry you? Can someone be a good friend if you force them to? Now, can you expect someone to be a good mother if you forced them to? 

Libertarians are all about individual freedom. Motherhood is a choice. It is never an obligation or “responsibility.” Making it a requirement is spitting freedom in the face. 

Long live freedom. Long live choice.

anonymous asked:

as much as I respect your right to believe what you want about abortion, sometimes it's necessary. there are certain diseases where going through with a pregnancy would kill the mother, or the baby is already dead. plus, a lot of pro lifers really don't care what happens afterwards. you do, of course, which is why I respect you a lot more than them.

Thank you for your message, Anon. 

First things first. Regarding life-threatening circumstances in pregnancy, there are none that necessitate abortion as we know it–by which I mean the deliberate dismemberment or poisoning of an unborn child in the womb. There are plenty of circumstances in which medical treatment intended to save the mother’s life may have the unfortunate secondary consequence of ending the other life within her. (Chemotherapy, for instance, and removal of etopic pregnancies, in which implantation occurs outside the womb, where the developing fetus cannot survive but will kill the mother if it continues to grow.) These situations are often referred to as abortions in the same sense that a miscarriage is referred to as a spontaneous abortion. But to call them abortions in the more mainstream sense of the word would be akin to describing an accidental killing by friendly fire in an effort to rescue another person as a murder. It’s a tragic loss, caused indirectly by lifesaving efforts, and cannot be likened to a direct and deliberate destruction of the growing infant. 

Secondly–thank you for your respect, but for the sake of my fellow pro-lifers I have to say that this whole idea of pro-lifers don’t care what happens to the mother or the baby after birth is propaganda. That’s really all it is. It’s an assertion that’s repeated often, a lot of people believe it, and it’s simply not true. I volunteered at a life center once and saw firsthand all the resources they provided for women and their babies: donations of food, onesies, diapers, baby wipes. The place I volunteered at served over 250 local women a month. (These centers are demonized by Planned Parenthood, but you’ll never see Planned Parenthood do what they do. It would be terrible business, for one thing.) 

I used to follow a popular religious page on Facebook, and one day the guy who ran it asked for prayers and supportive messages for a friend who was pregnant and scheduled to get an abortion. A short time later, he announced that she had decided to keep her baby. Hundreds of people commented on both posts, asking if there was any way they could donate money to the mother and providing links to organizations who would offer help. Some offered to put her in touch with couples they knew who were looking to adopt. What I saw was an unwillingness to leave it at “I’m praying.”

One of the comments always stuck with me: “Better yet…what does she need? Help with a couple bills? An advocate in her education? How can we help support her beyond prayer? I was an unwed teenage mother. What kept that life inside of me was knowing I’d have help. Pray to that end, too.”

And another, from the second post: “Wonderful, now what are some concrete ways we can assist … ? Maybe we can donate to her local pregnancy center or something, or your parish?” Almost an impatience there. Good, good, she kept the baby, thank heavens, now what else can we do? How can we help? 

And above all, so much love. If I quoted all the beautiful words of love that these people offered, this post would be too long to read, but I urge you to click through and read them for yourself. Where’s the hatred that our culture has taught us to expect from pro-lifers, religious ones in particular? I see nothing but sympathy and kindness and respect here. This woman didn’t decide to keep her baby because she was shamed. That wouldn’t have done anything; that would have driven her straight into the abortion clinic. (And, if the commenters truly didn’t care about her or her child, they wouldn’t have minded.) No. She kept her baby because she saw that she was loved, that she had options, that she would find a way. That’s the message our culture fails to give–it’s too busy saying you’ll never finish school, everyone will think you’re ignorant, you’ll never do anything significant, here, watch these reruns of Teen Mom and see how laughable and hopeless you’ll be. That culture–every woman for herself, no support, no kindness–is the only kind of culture in which a business like Planned Parenthood can thrive. 

These are personal examples from my own observation, and I cannot convince you with them. But understand this: the reason that so many people say pro-lifers don’t care about the mothers is that it’s easier. It’s far easier for abortion proponents to believe, as many sincerely do, that those who oppose abortion care nothing for mothers–just as it’s often easier for pro-lifers to believe that their opponents lack humanity. (Deb Nucatola, known for sipping wine and discussing the prices of fetal organs, stood out to the pro-life movement as a vampire-like portrait of evil. How far more disturbing to watch the full video and know that she initially intended to go into pediatrics–“I really liked babies, believe it or not”–and, when a woman bled to death in front of her after a botched abortion, decided to provide abortions herself to prevent such things from occurring. Her love for children and her urge to save lives led her to that restaurant table. She could be any one of us.)

The abortion industry offers us a choice between a mother and a baby, urging us to decide which of two valuable human lives has more value. The pro-life movement refuses to make that decision. It embraces a life with one arm and a second life with the other. Love them both.