TODAY at UT Austin, 5 Abortion Rights Freedom Riders, including intiator of Stop Patriarchy, Sunsara Taylor, were singled out and arrested when they joined with dozens of others in protesting the impending closure of abortion clinics in Texas, on the first official day of classes outside of UT Austin. 

Thousands of students gathered as the freedom riders blocked traffic for over half an hour. About a dozen people joined in the action on the spot, incredibly inspired by what was happening. Hundreds took videos and photos, and watched on in awe. 

There were many different reactions, both positive and negative. A few cars nearly hit some of the protesters, frustrated by not being able to get to lunch, or to work on time, etc. Yes, some people were inconvenienced today, but this is so much bigger than the day to day grind.

As we await the result of HB2 in Texas, it is still the case that most people do not even know that this law is scheduled to shut down all but 6 abortion clinics in the state. It is still the case that people think this is just a question of opinion, meanwhile this right is being stripped away, and affecting real women every single day. 

It is long past time that students, not only understand what’s going on nationally with this abortion rights emergency, but actually understand the implications of this, to half of humanity, and fight back. It is long past time that this complacency be challenged, that these lowered sights be raised, and that students throw in on this fight. 

Today, students were confronted with the reality of what it means when abortion is illegal or inaccessible. The question that poses itself in a moment like this: What will your life be about? What will your college career be about? Throughout history, students have always played a major role in movements against injustice. That needs to be the case today, in this abortion rights emergency.

Every single student, who does not want to see women forced to bear children against their will, who does not want to see women dying from self-inducing abortions due to inaccessibility, who does not want to see women’s rights be slammed back, and this backwards view of women be codified into law, needs to act NOW. It is not too late, we have not lost this battle. This is one of those moments in history where what we do really matters, and could have society wide impact. 


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.

Occasionally I see pro-choicers who say that they aren’t pro-abortion, and I find it to be a bit contradictory. If you’re pro-choice, you need to also be pro-abortion.

Just because you’re pro-abortion doesn’t necessarily mean you’d have an abortion. It just means you support abortion as an option. 

So, “anti-abortion” pro-choicers, stop saying you aren’t pro-abortion. If you’re truly pro-choice, you’re pro-all of the options.


Stop Patriarchy July 1st National Protests Against Attacks on Abortion Rights!

photos from LA and the Bay Area

full reports coming soon!

Abortion, where are you?

Pro-life- Believes abortion is murder and should be illegal. They not only think women shouldn’t have access but they typically condem those who do. Insisting that it’s murder and they should “take responsibility for thier actions”  whether that be adoption or raising the child.

“Personally pro-life” pro choice- Believes abortion is wrong and immoral but doesn’t believe that society shouldn’t be held to their personal standard. They support keeping abortion legal. “I personally think it’s wrong and would NEVER have one, but your body your choice.”

Pro-choice- Believes abortion is unfortuante but nessisarly and because of that, should be available to anyone who wants one. People who are pro choice often stress the idea of leaving the decision entirly up to the pregnant person, that you shouldn’t stress one option over the other.

Pro-abortion- Believe abortion should be legal and the negative stigma removed. Believes abortion isn’t “bad” at all but rather empowering. They stress abortion to ANY unwanted pregnancy or pregnancy with birth defects. People who “hate children and think they should all be aborted.” are under this catigory but don’t account for everyone.


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. 


First photo-set of today’s protest at Rick Perry’s mansion. We stood outside the governor’s mansion, with locals who we had met while doing outreach in different neighborhoods, and some who were compelled to take part on the spot, to oppose this governor’s woman-hating agenda, which will drive women back to the dark ages. We shared stories of women who died from illegal abortion; stories of women who today, face the shame and stigma that is heaped on women for obtaining this most fundamental right; and stories of women who were forced to have children against their will.There is nothing legitimate about his position on abortion, and unless the people rise up, he will get away with driving women backwards, to the days of illegal abortion, where an estimated 5,000 women died every year from botched illegal abortions.
Utah Requires 72 Hour Waiting Period Before Abortion

On Tuesday, Utah Governor Gary Herbert ® signed a bill requiring that women undergo a 72 hour waiting period before having an abortion. Once the law goes into effect on May 7, Utah will have the longest waiting period in the country. Currently, Utah law requires a 24 hour waiting period.

Marina Lowe, an attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union of Utah, noted that the law does not make an exception in instances where the pregnancy is nonviable. She stated, “It’s just sort of cruel to tell a woman that” she must carry a nonviable fetus for 72 hours. “It also raises the question of: What is the state’s interest in requiring a woman to wait 72 hours if there’s no chance of the pregnancy resulting in a baby?”

In South Dakota, a similar law was signed in 2011 requiring a 72 hour waiting period; however, Chief Judge Karen Schreier of the U.S. District Court for South Dakota issued a preliminary block because she believes that it poses an “undue burden on women.” She stated that low-income women seeking abortions might not be able to go home and return 72 hours later to obtain an abortion.

I can’t even believe it’s up for debate whether abortion should be legal in some states in America. It is beyond belief that a country that already has flawed healthcare and justice systems would then seek to ensure that women in incredibly tough situations are made to have children they can in no way fully support, and if they do so, will struggle incredibly financially, physically and mentally. Life is about choice and to take choice away from people is just wrong as a government.

ALWAYS pro-choice

anonymous asked:

What's one thing you'd like to see change within the pro-choice movement?

The notion that pro-abortion is synonymous with supporting forced abortions or antinatalism. It’s not. It means you support abortion rights. Part of being pro-choice is being pro-abortion. I consider myself primarily pro-abortion, because I focus on abortion rights more than anything when it comes to reproductive rights. 

It makes us seem like we think abortion is a dirty word or a bad thing when we get offended about being called pro-abortion or deny that part of being pro-choice is being pro-abortion. Like we have to skirt around it to make it seem acceptable. It weakens us.

If there is really nothing wrong with abortion, there should not be anything wrong with being pro-abortion.  

Feel free to disagree, these are just my thoughts.