• are not selfish
• are not less of a woman
• are not weird
• are not immature
• won’t necessarily change her mind
• won’t necessary be a lonely old lady
• “a lonely old crazy cat lady” is a patriarchal asshole stereotype:):):):)
• doesn’t necessarily hate kids
• doesn’t need to give you an explanation
You don’t have to love abortion. You can dislike it. Maybe it even makes you sad. The way you view abortion is up to you. If you don’t like abortion, you can advocate for proper sex education, access to birth control and other things that have been shown to lower unplanned pregnancies. You don’t have to like abortion.
But what you can’t do is disrespect somebody for having an abortion. You can’t take away that choice from women because you don’t like it. Your emotions are not somebody else’s responsibility. Your emotions aren’t more important than anyone else’s bodily autonomy. You don’t have to like abortion, but you have to respect other people’s rights and that includes the right to safe, accessible, abortion.
The Senate is on the verge of voting to demolish health care for millions and cut off Planned Parenthood patients from care. Let’s keep their phones ringing off the hook. Call your senators now and tell them to stop this bill.
The research, led by the National Institute of Psychiatry, interviewed 250 transgender people and found that it is not a mental disorder as once believed. Apparently, distress and impairment are the two essential characteristics of a mental disorder, and they found transgender people can experience some distress but not because they are transgender, but because of social rejection and violence.
Disabled people’s lives are not tragedies. Parents and carers are not “heroes” for loving disabled people. Disabled people’s private moments should not be shared without consent on your “warrior mom” blog. Disabled people are not your pity hires, dates, or friends. Disabled people do not exist to be saved or spoken for by non-disabled people.
Treat disabled people with respect and dignity. Treat disabled people like people.
- Causing purposeful bodily harm to your boyfriend is abuse. 😊
- Slapping your boyfriend or “your man” is abuse. 😊
- Hitting a man for saying something you don’t like is not okay and it is assault. 😊
- Women slapping/hitting/beating up men is assualt. 😊
- Women hurting men physically and/or emotionally isnt funny and it’s not okay. 😊
What the House Vote to Repeal Obamacare Means for Planned Parenthood
Congress Is a Step Closer to Repealing the Affordable Care Act and ‘Defunding’ Planned Parenthood. Here’s What the Bill Actually Does, and How to Fight Back.
On May 4, the U.S. House voted to pass the worst bill for women’s health in a generation: the American Health Care Act (AHCA). This bill not only seeks to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), but also to “defund” Planned Parenthood by blocking Medicaid patients from care at its health centers.
As the bill heads to the Senate, here’s what it actually does — and what it doesn’t do.
What Thursday’s Vote Did NOT Do
It didn’t become law. The ACA repeal bill passed the House by a narrow margin, and now it faces an uphill battle in the Senate. We can expect more changes to the bill that will impact women’s health.
It didn’t close Planned Parenthood. All Planned Parenthood health centers are open as usual, and staff are doing what they’ve always done: getting up in the morning; opening the health center doors; and providing high-quality, affordable health care to all people who need it. That includes patients who rely on Medicaid coverage.
It didn’t cancel your insurance. The benefits of the ACA are still here for you, even if you’re 26 or younger and on your parents’ plan. In fact, the majority of people can still purchase a plan for $75 or less. If you have health care coverage, it is still in effect until there is an actual change in the law, which takes time. So, make your medical appointments, and get the care you deserve and are entitled to under the law.
What the AHCA Threatens to Do to Women’s Health
In particular, the AHCA would:
Take away health coverage for 24 million people
“Defund” Planned Parenthood by blocking people who rely on Medicaid from accessing preventive care at its health centers — including birth control, cancer screenings, and STD testing and treatment
Reduce access to no-cost preventive services, including birth control
End protections that keep insurers from charging people with pre-existing conditions unaffordable rates — allowing insurance companies to once again charge people tens of thousands of dollars a month because they had cancer
Impose a nationwide ban on private insurance coverage of abortion
Undermine Essential Health Benefits — including maternity coverage and prescription drugs, which disproportionately affect women.
Gut the Medicaid program, which approximately 1 in 4 women of reproductive age rely on to access no-cost, critical reproductive health care (such as birth control, lifesaving cancer screenings, and maternity care)
4 Ways to Fight Back Now
Infuriated? You’re not alone. Here are the top three ways to stand up for health care and stand with Planned Parenthood right now.
#1: Call Your Senators This is the most important way to take action right now. Use our easy online form to call your U.S. senators. We’ll give you a script so you can tell them to protect health care and stand with Planned Parenthood.
#2: Tag Your Senators on Facebook Do you notice when somebody tags you on Facebook? Chances are, your answer is “yes” — and that goes for your senators, too. Our simple form automatically tags your senators and gives you time to edit the post.
#3: Tweet at Your Senators If you have Twitter, take a moment to tweet at your senators. Our easy-to-use form automatically finds your senators’ handles. It also gives you a sample tweet if you don’t want to write your own.
#4: Tweet at Reps who Voted Against Women’s Health Click on the link above and scroll own for our list of representatives who voted in favor of this dangerous bill. If you see your House member, tell them you will not forget that they stripped access to care — and will not forgive.