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Dear future child
If it’s 3am and you find yourself in a world of complete despair
Please do not turn to strangers on the internet for solace as I did
Please climb onto my bed
And I will hold you until the demons sleep
If it is Thursday morning and you are too sad to move
I won’t force you
I will buy ice cream and we will watch your favourite tv show and I will remind you of your importance
If you feel as if you have no purpose
I will remind you that you were created entirely with love and every pain you feel, I feel too
When you’re sure you can’t go on anymore
I will tell you that when I was 21 I searched for peace at the bottom of a vodka bottle chased by a bottle of pain killers
But that five years later
When you were placed in my arms in the delivery room
I realised that you were why I had been holding on
Without realising it, you saved me, do you know how amazing that is?
So if you ever feel like grabbing that vodka bottle, put it down, we will get in the car and I will drive until the sky turns magenta
I will show you how the sun rises every morning to encourage you to rise too
Sweetheart I refuse to be unaware of your sufferings
As my mother was to mine.
—  Ellis Jayne Edwards

The photo on the left is the day I first brought my one and a half year old daughter home. As you can see, it was the best day of my entire life and I was so full of joy. The photo on the right is of us now, still, just as joyous as ever.

And it can be just as joyous for anyone else, but only if they are READY to make the decision to carry a baby for 9 months. Pregnancy is not an easy stage. I was only 19 in the left photo. I was very scared the day I found out I was pregnant, and made the call to have an abortion. The day of, I decided I was ready and chose not to go. I stand by my decision, and I stand by anyone who does not feel ready and decides not to go through with having a child they cannot give a bright future to. Abortion can be whats best for the child as well.

Proud, pro choice mother.

“Jackie just looked really, really sad; sadder than a 3-and-a-half-year-old should look,” Mary Carter, Jackie’s mother, says. “This weight that looked like it weighed more than she did, something she had to say and I didn’t know what that was.

"So I asked. I said, ‘Jackie, are you sad that you’re not going to school today?’ And Jackie was really quiet and put her head down and said 'No, I’m sad because I’m a boy.’ ”

Continue reading: At Age 3 — Transitioning From Jack To Jackie

My husband and I experienced three painful miscarriages before our son was born. After the third, we visited a counselor. The grief was too much for us to bear on our own. The counselor made a huge mistake during the session. His office was close to a Marie Stopes Clinic. He told us that every morning when he drove to work and thought about all the families dealing with infertility, he wanted to “burn [the Marie Stopes clinic] down.” I was shocked and outraged but too emotional with my own grief to manage more than a comment about how his remark was inappropriate. I’ve thought often since then about what I should have said. My message today is for him. 

I am a mother by choice. I was never certain that I wanted children, but when I met my loving husband, it became clear that parenthood was our path. When it didn’t happen easily, we were devastated. I experienced emotional and physical pain, including severe hemorrhaging and emergency hospital visits. Eventually we were fortunate to have the means for and access to IVF. This picture was taken just hours after our son was born. I had an emergency cesarean because I had developed life threatening HELLP syndrome. 

Looking back, I can honestly say that there is not one moment when I would have begrudged another woman the right to choose to end her pregnancy. Some may find that to be a contradiction, but I see it as the most uncomplicated representation of my belief in sexual and reproductive rights. In fact, claiming to be “pro-life” and stating that a Marie Stopes Clinic should be “burned down” is the real contradiction. 

—Naomi Lince-Deroche

This is the moment when your parents want to split up while working, very fond of children and would like to get together like a family ~ I’m not know what name episode to Penn now in first Part Time Hero I look to photo post in tumblr. Feel is cry huehuehuehue

This picture was taken the very morning my child was born. I chose if to have children, when to have children, with whom to have children, how to deliver them. Those were some most important choices in my life. And I loved making them.  

Even though it was my right to make those choices, we still live in a world where they felt like a privilege. 

Everyday I support women to have safe abortions and help them overcome various obstacles to abortion care. I am proud of my work.  

Everyday I witness suffering because the right to decide if and when to become a parent is taken away from so many people. In many countries the governments have rather people lose their health and lives than give them access to safe abortion. 

I will always continue to fight for abortion access with equal passion as when I made the choice to become a mother. 

I am a mother, I am a feminist, I fight for abortion rights, I am pro-choice. 

Kinga Jelinska, Director, Women Help Women

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Hush, Little Baby

Summary: Dan gets turned into a baby (based off this ask plantboylester got bc i’m trash)

Excerpt:

“Gha.”

Phil freezes, his muscles locking up. He turns around, peeking over his shoulder and oh. Oh no, there’s a baby. There’s a baby on the couch.

Extra tags: Pure fluff, married, de-aged!Dan, parent(s)