In some states, this precious girl could have still been aborted without a second thought. Born at 35 weeks, she was just a “clump of cells” according to Planned Parenthood. But years later, this former “clump of cells” loves her older sister, the family bulldog, and napping in any and all places. What would have been a few hundred dollars to Planned Parenthood’s bank account is a vibrant, young spirit who continues to bring her family joy every day. This is why we fight to end abortion. All lives matter.

anonymous asked:

Saw your recent post on Gravity Falls and prolife. Must say it s spot on when it comes to politics. You obviously disagree with Hirsch and his proabortion political opinion, yet you still admire him as an excellent storyteller and animator and even think that he s still a nice guy. This should be the way we interact with our secular entertainment at large as Catholics. Knowing what we believe and not letting our secular culture influence us through entertainment.

Thank you, anon, that’s very kind.

I read a quote the other day that stuck with me, courtesy of another Alex, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn: “If only there were evil people somewhere insidiously committing evil deeds, and it were necessary only to separate them from the rest of us and destroy them. But the line dividing good and evil cuts through the heart of every human being. And who is willing to destroy a piece of his own heart?”

As a longtime fan of Gravity Falls, I feel like Alex is an old friend. I’ve read his interviews, been to his panels, listened to his podcasts. As a writer I’ve been inspired by his thoughts on characterization, by his knack for drawing humor from life (particularly from his relationship with his sister, which speaks to me as a member of a large family), by his hard work in pursuit of an idea and by the success that hard work achieved for him at such a young age. And so it disappoints me deeply that he supports Planned Parenthood, especially in light of everything that happened last year. But, without seeming to trivialize a matter of life and death, I think it’s important to recognize that people are probably trying to do the right thing just like I am, and to try to take the good from their work even while unequivocally opposing their views–to draw the line through the heart of the individual instead of through the entire human race. There were a lot of deeply misguided characters in Gravity Falls who undertook a lot of evil actions, but in the end the enemy was only the demon, who embodied evil itself. And while that kernel of truth was effectively hidden in the kettle-corn veneer of cartoon silliness, it reflected what I believe to be a spiritual reality. We can always find an element of truth in a human story, even though its creator is human too.


Stop Patriarchy mobilized forces to come out and STAND UP against the so called ‘March for Life’ yesterday in DC, and demonstrated what righteous resistance against those who want to bring women back to the dark ages should look like! Their march was brought to a halt, for nearly 40 minutes, with 8 people arrested. Bold, inspiring, courageous, and necessary, Thursday’s action need to be part of bringing forward a whole new wave of resistance to the attacks on women! Abortion on Demand and Without Apology!


Yesterday, in the Bay Area, long time Revolutionary Carl Dix, a front line fighter against Mass Incarceration, Police Terror and Murder, and the Criminalization of a Generation, joined up with members of Stop Patriarchy and others to confront the racist woman-haters of who spread the LIE that abortion is the equivalent of a black genocide. 
Check out this video of Carl, debunking this vicious lie, and speaking to the REAL slow genocide going on in this country, of Black and Brown people.

We were acting for millions...

-from Riley Ruiz, an Abortion Rights Freedom Rider

On August 13th, 2014, I along with ten other Abortion Rights Freedom Riders, got arrested for engaging in nonviolent civil disobedience, blocking traffic, in front of Rick Perry’s mansion.

As we walked across the street and took our positions, I thought about all the women who have died, all the women forced into motherhood, all the women shamed for having abortions, all the women kept silent. I remembered the story of a woman from San Antonio, who was raped, and forced to bear a child against her will, then forced into prostitution to survive, suffering for 35 years. I remembered the story of a woman who traveled to Europe alone, and was raped, became pregnant, and considered suicide as a reasonable way out. These stories were just some of the many that were told at our People’s Hearings; they represent the huge stakes in this fight over whether half of humanity will be free to determine their own futures, and they will stay with me forever.

As cars began to pile up, and people on the sidewalk gathered and filmed, I felt more and more emboldened. The cars began honking, and we chanted louder. People came out of their cars shouting at us, one car nearly hit one of us, but we were not deterred. We stood strong for nearly 10 minutes. Many people watching from the sidelines were in awe, and some were moved to tears. People participated in all kinds of ways, giving us water as we sizzled on the hot pavement, talking to and filming the police to make sure they didn’t get totally out of line, and doing interviews responding to the action. It was so compelling, what we did, that people stayed and watched the entire thing unfold, until every single one of us was put into the police trucks.

When the cops gave us a countdown before they began their arrests, not one of us flinched. It took them quite a while to cuff all of us, and all the while we did mic checks, talking about the dark ages agenda that Rick Perry is fighting for, the fact that if HB2 holds it will result in the foreclosure of women’s lives as well as women dying from self induced abortions, and chanted things like “1, 2, 3, 4 Abortion is worth fighting for! 5, 6, 7, 8 Women’s lives are what’s at stake!” and, “Come on, come on and join the fight! Abortion is a basic right!” Our voices were giving out, the pavement was searing hot, and the police dragged us away one by one, but there was NEVER a moment where we lost our energy and determination. We were charged the entire time, knowing we were acting for millions.

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Photos from Stop Patriarchy protests in Seattle, WA, Berkeley and UCLA in CA, and New York, NY this past Friday and Saturday, against the outrageous HB2 ruling that has forced all but 7 abortion clinics in Texas to shut down. 


On August 13th, the Abortion Rights Freedom Riders took the resistance to a whole other level. 11 people were arrested, for putting our bodies on the line, committing a civil disobedience in front of Gov. Rick Perry’s mansion, because women’s lives and futures are at stake in this abortion rights emergency and we REFUSE to sit by as women are slammed back. 
Stop Patriarchy firmly holds that people everywhere can and need to step up. 
We are determined to fight this through. We were brutally arrested, and in jail we were separated and harassed, but we will NOT be cowed. 
August 25-September 1st we are calling for a national week of defiance. This week needs to model the kind of uncompromising resistance it is going to take to defeat this assault on women’s lives. Things like what we did a few days ago, and much more. 


Can everyone just understand this already?

Anti-Abortion As far as the eye can see.

Today in the City of Melbourne Australia, thousands marched against laws which make it legal to kill unborn and born children. To End abortion, To End abortion at birth, To end murder.

Victoria Police stood on the side of the Pro-Life protestors and prevented a recurrence of the anti-life assaults, terrorism against the elderly, children and others that occurred last year.

Stand for life. Stand for whats right. End abortion.

"Pro choice, not Pro abortion!"

Idk man, I’d say I’m pretty proabortion. I would rather a woman never have to make that choice, but If she has to, I think a lot of time it’s the better one of the 3 choices.

When people say “prochoice, not proabortion,” I feel like they’re saying, “I don’t think it’s the best choice, but I’ll allow it.”
And I don’t like that.
It feels judge-y.
It feels like they’re saying it’s an option for the weak or those with extreme circumstances.

And I think Abortion is a great choice for anyone that wants it. It’s most certainly just as valid as parenting or adoption.

PROTEST THE POPE!  Thurs NYC 11a.m. - Join the Procession of Unrepentant Women!

On Thursday, right before Pope Francis is scheduled to speak at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, join us for a powerful protest procession against the shaming, blaming, and vicious violence against women carried out by the Catholic Church.

11 am, Thursday, Sept 24
Herald Square (Broadway and 34th Street)

Procession of Unrepentant Women to St. Patrick’s Church to deliver a People’s Indictment
(men welcome)

Some people are celebrating Pope Francis’ “gracious” gesture of allowing women who have had abortions one year to repent.

This is total bullshit!  Women who get abortions have NOTHING to repent about.  Fetuses are NOT babies.  Abortion is NOT murder.  Women are NOT incubators.

In reality, it is the Pope and the Catholic Church who have committed great crimes. 47,000 women die each year for lack of access to safe, legal abortions.  8 million women are injured.  Their blood is on the hands of the Pope and the Catholic Church.

What about the 9-yr-old who was raped by her stepfather in Brazil.  Those who helped her get an abortion were excommunicated by the Catholic Church, but the rapist was not.  Now, this young girl is supposed to “repent”!?

Hell no!

We will deliver a People’s Indictment for the Pope and the Catholic Cathedral – calling out :

  • The Church’s condemnation of birth control, abortion, and divorce which has trapped millions of women for centuries in abuse, forced motherhood, degradation and humiliation
  • Condemning use of condoms with genocidal implications in AIDS-ravaged Africa
  • Condemning the right of gay people to marry
  • Pope Francis’ decision to canonize Junipero Serra, the enslaver of indigenous people in California
       and more…

Join us in taking a stand for women and oppressed people worldwide.  We will have bloody pants, bloody coat-hangers, and chains to wear – representing the Church’s enslavement of women.  We will have the faces of women who have died from illegal abortions.  We will have an indictment of the Pope to pass out.  

Join us.



Sounding the alarm on the abortion rights emergency in NYC, calling on people to sign up for the ride, donate, and send a message on a coat hanger down to the women of Texas! If you are in the NYC area and do not want to see women’s lives foreclosed due to forced motherhood, JOIN US! We will be out every weekend leading up to the Abortion Rights Freedom Ride which kicks off August 1st!