5hadowfax asks ‘why does the national sperm bank in the UK presently have only nine sperm donors’?

33 year old Indiana woman Purvi Patel was just sentenced to 41 years, 20 of them in prison, 10 suspended, remainder probation, FOR HAVING A MISCARRIAGE (no abortion drugs were found in her system, no evidence of her buying abortion pills exists other than a message of her inquiring about them, no actual proof the fetus was alive at birth, yet she was convicted for both feticide and child neglect even though those two charges are completely contradictory). They’re saying feticide laws were made to protect women. It is clear now they were actually made to punish them. Yet no word on most mainstream media about this - do we really have to wait for a white woman to become a victim of this witch hunt for it to finally matter?

REMINDER: The judge in Patel’s case, Elizabeth Hurley, was the first superior court appointee by Indiana’s conservative governor, Mike Pence. Judge Hurley allowed the jury to view a video of police interrogating Patel in post-operative recovery, despite defense arguments that Patel’s Miranda rights were ignored and she was recovering from sedation and severe blood loss during the questioning (she was questioned right after receiving medical help).


5 Planned Parenthood services that aren’t the least bit controversial

Every few years or so, in their fight against reproductive rights, activists refocus on Planned Parenthood as enemy #1. People who are against abortion hold it up as the representation of all that is wrong with America: “An entire medical practice set up to give women abortions! They must be stopped!” But what most of them don’t admit is this really important fact:

Only a measly 3% of their services are actually abortion-related.

Do they know that? Did you know that? Well, in an effort to combat the “big bad abortion wolf” narrative, here are five facts you should know about what Planned Parenthood really does. (via chescaleigh)


“If you live in Indiana and are pregnant, don’t ever tell or text anyone that you are ambivalent about being pregnant or thinking about an abortion” ~ Dr. Jen Gunter, OB/GYN

you are not prolife if you kick your queer child out on the streets

you are not prolife if you want the government to cut welfare systems

you are not prolife if support sentient children getting bombed to bits

you are not prolife if  you abandon your transgender child

you are not prolife if you rely on manipulative bullshit and lie to pregnant people 

you are not prolife if you actively agree with a movement with a history of murdering abortion doctors and bombing clinics

you are only pro-forced birth and should stop deceiving other people by calling yourself prolife 


People are sharing the incredible power of birth control with #BirthControlHelpedMe 

Planned Parenthood launched the hashtag #BirthControlHelpedMe Monday to show the real impact of birth control. Countless people are participating, sharing the ways access has informed and benefitted their lives. Two tweets even point out how birth control makes better parents.


It’s a mission unlike any other. On June 27, a collective of European abortion advocacy groups say they’re going to send a drone out of Frankfurt and into the small border town of Slubice in Poland — and its cargo is a supply of abortion pills to distribute to local women. The drop is being organized in part by the Dutch nonprofit Women on Waves, which works to bring abortion services, contraception and counseling to areas with restrictive abortion laws.

The group “receives more than 10,000 emails a month from women across the world who cannot access safe abortions.”
Ruth Bader Ginsburg Calls 'Choice' An Empty Concept For Poor Women
WASHINGTON -- Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said the concept of "choice" is an ephemeral one for low-income women who live in states that pass laws limiting access to abortion, as they may

“Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said the concept of “choice” is an ephemeral one for low-income women who live in states that pass laws limiting access to abortion, as they may not be able to afford to travel to a state with less onerous restrictions.

The lack of reproductive freedom is a remaining barrier to gender parity, the justice said at a Duke Law event Wednesday evening. Advocacy organizations and groups that fund abortions have pushed the idea that being “pro-choice” includes fighting to end the decades-old Hyde Amendment, which bans federal funds from going toward Medicaid coverage for abortion except in limited circumstances. One in four women on Medicaid who would have abortions if the Hyde Amendment didn’t exist instead carry an unwanted pregnancy to term because of the prohibitive cost of the procedure, the Guttmacher Institute notes.

The justice alluded to this new reality as Mississippi’s last clinic fights to remain open and providers battle restrictions that could close all but nine or 10 clinics in Texas:

“There’s a sorry situation in the United States, which is essentially that poor women don’t have choice. Women of means do. They will, always. Let’s assume Roe v. Wade were overruled and we were going back to each state for itself, well, any woman who could travel from her home state to a state that provides access to abortion, and those states never go back to old ways … So if you can afford a plane ticket, a train ticket or even a bus ticket you can control your own destiny but if you’re locked into your native state then maybe you can’t. That we have one law for women of means and another for poor women is not a satisfactory situation.”

Read the full piece here

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