Jeanna Park was hiding underneath the tables in the library when the Columbine High School Massacre took place. She was hiding withValeen Schnurr, Kelly Flemming,
Lauren Townsend, and Lisa Kreutz. At one point, she tried to leave her hiding place to reach to her sister, Kathy Park, who was a freshman at the time hiding underneath the computer tables with Jessica Holliday. It wasDiwata Perez that held her back, telling her that Jessica Holliday would take care of her.
Later on, Jeanna Park would be shot by Dylan Klebold. She was shot from behind, leaving her right knee, right shoulder, and left foot, critically injured. She lay on the floor until she noticed other people exiting the library, not seeing her sister there any longer, she left alone.
She was released from the hospital on April 26, 1999. Jeanna returned to Columbine and graduated with honors on May 23, 1999.
After Columbine, Jeanna Park began studying at the University of California at Berkley and graduated from the University of California at San Francisco School of Medicine, and is now working as a doctor.
It was the first week of June 1981, and I was reading the first report from the CDC [about this disease] seemingly only affecting homosexual men, and I found it really puzzling, so I cut it out and kept it. And then about a month later, The New York Times ran an article about it.
I met with a dermatologist at the University of California San Francisco, and he wanted to talk we me because he knew that I worked for the Democratic Leadership, and he was predicting that we would need to raise significant sums of money to combat this. He told me that he thought it was a new virus, sexually transmitted, that attacked the immune system and could lay dormant for a long time before it attacked. And the way he said it, it cut through to my heart.
And I said, “We’re all dead.”
And he said, “Maybe.”
He took me to meet a young man who was dying at the UCSF hospital. His name was Simon. He was in an isolation ward, and it was… it was pretty horrifying to see close up what the disease had done to him.
That was June 1981. By the Fall of 1985, almost everyone I knew was dead.
[Do you think the AIDS epidemic helped people realize the importance of gay marriage?]
Absolutely. When I was young, marriage was just one on a long list of civil rights denied to us. But, a lot of us, because the movement was born out of the feminist movement, we at first weren’t too occupied with marriage. We were from the feminist movement, and so we saw marriage as this patriarchal institution going back to the days when women were viewed as property. So many of us didn’t think it was important, and we dismissed it as just a piece of paper that was not needed to validate our relationship.
Then came AIDS. And that little piece of paper began to mean the difference between life and death. I knew people personally who were denied medication because their partnership was not recognized, and they weren’t allowed to get insurance. I knew people personally who cared for their partner for 20 years, and after he passed away, the family swept into town and sold the house, the furniture, and threw the partner out in the street, because he had no legal rights as a spouse.
So yeah. We realized how important that little piece of paper was.
- Cleve Jones, AIDS and LGBT activist, founder of the San Francisco AIDS Foundation, and founder of the AIDS Memorial Quilt
Thanks to a lot of lovely people, Virtual College Visits can officially start!
What is this post?
This post is a way to connect students who are unable to visit a certain college with someone who has visited that college.
There are so many things about a college that can’t be learned by looking at their website, or comparing statistics. Yet, at the same time, it is impossible for most students to visit every college that they’re interested in. This is a tool that will hopefully help bridge that gap!
How do I use this?
Think of a school that you’re interested in that you probably won’t be able to visit. Then, scan this (alphabetical) list of schools to see if it’s listed. If it is, congrats! The url(s) listed next to it belong to a person/people who have visited that school. They have contacted me saying that they are willing to talk about their experience at that school with other potential students. Feel free to shoot them a message explaining that you saw their url on this post and want to learn about x school (You should probably specify what school because most of the contributors have visited more than one school).
This is cool! Can I contribute?
Absolutely! Send me (appblrgirl) a message with the schools you would be willing to talk about with others. I will continue to update this post periodically.
Unfortunately because of school and various life things, I won’t be making any more updates to this post for the foreseeable future.
The school I want to visit isn’t on this list!
That sucks. Keep checking back as the list gets updated, you never know when your potential school will show up!
You can also message me with additional questions if you have any.
A huge thank you to everyone who has contributed so far, and good luck to all of you!
P.S. To avoid a large number of schools in the ‘U’ section, any schools starting with ‘University of’ have been reformatted. e.g. Virginia, University of
American University - success mess, biochemstudy
Amherst College - stickynotestudies, successmess, mxifu, irblr, cornelldiary, thecollegecollage
Anna Maria University - sarahblogsaboutstuff
Arizona State University - cancerbiophd
Arizona, University of - cancerbiophd, justhitthosebooks
Arkansas, University of - arkansassy-girl
Assumption College - serendipityinboston
Auburn University - drivenstudy
Austin College - college-journey, nap-or-study
Baltimore Rowan University - biochemstudy
Barnard College - rightwingrepublican, firstyearviolet, momochrissy, graduationbound, thecollegecollage
Bath, University of - pigrescuer
Baylor University - college-journey
Binghamton University - cornelldiary
Boston College - gotocollegebutnevergrowup, serendipityinboston, betting-onyou, pensandtea, prepared4theworst
Boston University - rightwingrepublican, university miracles, stickynotestudies, gotocollegebutnevergrowup, serendipityinboston, morpheusorpheus
Bowdoin College - assof2016
Brandeis University - pensandtea
Brigham Young University at Provo - academicsandperformingarts
British Columbia, University of - perdurabimus
Brock University - thecanadianundergrad
Brown University - university miracles, stickynotestudies, chasingcollegedreams , studylikewillowrosenberg, skyclarke, cornelldiary, serendipityinboston, fiendishly-nerdy, graduationbound
Bryn Mawr College - thecollegesearch, success mess, blaizedzabini, doctortatertot
Bucknell University - bos-bound
California at Berkley, University of - future collegiate, chasingcollegedreams, claryjsimmons, collegeappadventure, resarciating, tyffanyblews, thecollegecollage, messin-w-the-message-man
California at Davis, University of - resarciating, thecollegecollage, superminino
California at Irvine, University of - thecollegecollage
California at Los Angeles, University of - chasingcollegedreams, acca-demic, tyffanyblews, thecollegecollage, study-blurry
California at Riverside, University of - booksmrts
California at San Diego, University of - last-constellation, cornelldiary, resarciating, pcrkjimin, tyffanyblews
California at Santa Barbara - embues, studyprn
California at Santa Cruz, University of - resarciating, tyffanyblews
California Institute of Technology - chasingcollegedreams, mocha-study
California Polytechnic State University - redlipstickpremed, classical scientist, coffeeforstudiers
California State University at Northridge - redlipstickpremed, spunkylittlebookworm
California State University at San Diego - redlipstickpremed
California State University at San Francisco - redlipstickpremed
California State University at Stanislaus - redlipstickpremed
Cambridge University - study crush
Canisius College - gallyd
Capital University - dontworryjuststudy
Carleton College - mraemb
Carleton University - pencilcandy, crimandcoffee
Case Western Reserve University - firstyearviolet
Carnegie Mellon University - drowninginmediocrity, privateschoolstudent, betting-onyou, mvths
Central Connecticut State University - czardex
Central Florida, University of - itscassielouwho
Centre College - theoryofbelle
Chicago, University of - future collegiate, the-college-quest, skyclarke, tyffanyblews
Clark University - sarahblogsaboutstuff
Clemson University - asaprocket
Colgate University - cornelldiary, darbysdiamonds
College of the Holy Cross - serendipityinboston
College of William & Mary - thecollegesearch, success mess, theoryofbelle, worldaccordingto
Colorado College - tumblr-illiterate
Columbia University - studylongandprosper, rightwingrepublican, stickynotestudies, chasingcollegedreams, appblrsandoranges, skyclarke, cornelldiary, momochrissy, thecollegecollage
Connecticut College - last-constellation
Connecticut, University of - london-elephant, foreverayoungblood
Cornell University - cornelldiary, bos-bound, alistaircriesduringsex
Curry College - sarahblogsaboutstuff
Dartmouth College - brinkerhadleyapologist, neildegrassetyson, collegemania
Davidson College - thecollegesearch, pensandtea
Denison University - ready-aim-study, dontworryjuststudy
DePaul University - pineappletroye
DePauw University - theoryofbelle
Dickinson College - thecollegesearch, darbysdiamonds
Drexel University - drowninginmediocrity, gotocollegebutnevergrowup, sleepswithtextbooks
Duke University - future collegiate, pensandtea
Elon University - iwhaleyouva
Emory University - mxifu, caffeinatedsuccess
Florida State University - collegedreamss, iwhaleyouva, studyingsamantha
Florida, University of - collegedreamss, fruity-tuna
Fordham University - rightwingrepublican, appblrsandoranges
Fort Lewis College - andstraight-on-tilmorning
Franklin & Marshall College - thecollegesearch
George Mason University - studyingsamantha
Georgetown University - success mess, privateschoolstudent, betting-onyou, pensandtea, thecollegecollage
George Washington University - successmess
Georgia Institute of Technology - mxifu, study hacked, iwhaleyouva
Georgia, University of - mxifu, polyglotdawg
Gettysburg College - thecollegesearch
Glasgow, University of - revolution-avec-un-grantaire
Grinnell College - strawberryshortcakemurder
Grove City College - yourguidetostudy
Hamilton College - cornelldiary
Harvard University - studylongandprosper, universitymiracles, stickynotestudies, chasingcollegedreams, mxifu, tyffanyblews, thecollegecollage
Hawaii, University of - memorizing-microbio
Hollins University - firstyearviolet
Ithaca College - cornelldiary, bos-bound
Illinois at Urbana-Champain, University of - the-college-quest, eashmere
Iowa, University of - university miracles, chasingcollegedreams, karalee-untersucht, 2016studies
Indiana University - pineappletroye
James Madison University - desperatesammy
Johns Hopkins University - collegeapps2016
Juniata College - theoryofbelle
Kent State University - studyinguntil5am
Kenyon College - starsfallover
King’s College - pigrescuer
Kutztown University of Pennsylvania - studysesh
Lake Superior State University - prepre-nursing
La Salle University - gotocollegebutnevergrowup
Lawrence University - mraemb
Lehigh University - london-elephant
Lock Haven University - bos-bound
Loyola Marymount University - thecollegecollage
Loyola University Chicago - acca-demic, biochemstudy
Lubbock Christian University - arkansassy-girl
Marist College - darbysdiamonds
Marquette University - imawhiteblankpage
Maryland Baltimore, University of - biochemstudy
Maryland, University of - sleepswithtextbooks
Mary Washington, University of - thecollegesearch
Massachusetts Amherst, University of - sarahblogsaboutstuff, universityofsassachusetts, the-man-and-the-mouse, eatsleepsciencerepeat, bos-bound
Massachusetts Institute of Technology - studylongandprosper, stickynotestudies, chasingcollegedreams, mxifu, skyclarke
Meredith College - firstyearviolet
Miami University - future collegiate, morganstudies
Miami, University of - music studying, hella–bella
McGill University - pencilcandy, theoryofbelle
Michigan at Ann Arbor, University of - the-college-quest, therunningfox, momochrissy, tyffanyblews, monochromeonsienna
Michigan State University - studying-with-bri, college mania, pineappletroye
Michigan, University of - study hacked, cardiolotea, sleepswithtextbooks, collegemania
Mills College - tyffanyblews
Minnesota, University of - 2016studies
Missouri at Columbia, University of - messin-w-the-message-man
Montclair State University - unafraid–eponine
Mount Holyoke College - rightwingrepublican, last-constellation
Mount Ida College - sarahblogsaboutstuff
Mount St. Mary’s University - biochemstudy
Muhlenberg College - thecollegesearch, studylikewillowrosenberg
New Jersey Institute of Technology - fire-on-the-girl, doctortatertot
New York, State University of - revolution-avec-un-grantaire
New York University - stickynotestudies, firstyearviolet, appblrsandoranges, momochrissy, sleepswithtextbooks, yungblkfem
New York University at Abu Dhabi - mraemb
North Carolina at Asheville, University of - firstyearviolet
North Carolina at Chapel Hill, University of - london-elephant, pensandtea
Northeastern University - rightwingrepublican, university miracles, success mess, applestoappblrs, gotocollegebutnevergrowup, espressoprep
Northwestern University - future collegiate, stickynotestudies, momochrissy, tyffanyblews, assof2016
Northern Arizona University - justhitthosebooks
Notre Dame, University of - appblrsandoranges
Ohio State University - messin-w-the-message-man, systemsandsewing
Ohio University - engineeringmyowninsanity
Oregon State University - chasingcollegedreams
Orgeon, University of - chasingcollegedreams
Ottowa, University of - pencil candy
Oxford Brookes University - thescienceofracing
Pacific Lutheran University - emucat95
Pennsylvania State University - pensandtea, prepared4theworst, bullshitsandbravery, borasayshi
Pennsylvania, University of - studylongandprosper, drowninginmediocrity, stickynotestudies, chasingcollegedreams, applestoappblrs, privateschoolstudent, the-college-quest, bos-bound
Pittsburgh Technical Institute - mvths
Pittsburgh, University of - drowninginmediocrity, studylikewillowrosenberg
Portland State University - gunplagirl
Princeton University - stickynotestudies, the-ivyprep, cardiolotea, cornelldiary, universitize-me, thecollegecollage
Providence College - serendipityinboston
Puget Sound, University of - last-constellation
Purdue University - cupcakehinch, pineappletroye
Queens University - freshstudythoughts
Ramapo College - unafraid–eponine
Reed College - fiendishly-nerdy
Regent University - iluthientinuvielfan
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute - cupcakehinch
Rhode Island College - withloveandstrength
Rhode Island, University of - espressoprep
Rice University - appblrsandoranges, fiendishly-nerdy, thehenchmansociety
Richmond, University of - pensandtea
Rochester, University of - drowninginmediocrity, heartbeats-becoming-slow, darbysdiamonds, aestudyblr
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology - ahlltimelow
Rutgers University at Camden - doctortatertot, starkbannr
Rutgers University at New Brunswick - gotocollegebutnevergrowup, callmeglados, doctortatertot
Salve Regina University - serendipityinboston
Scranton, University of - gotocollegebutnevergrowup, pleasegivemealcoholanddiamonds
Scripps College - mraemb
Simmons College - stickynotestudies
Southeastern Louisiana University - studyingsamantha
Southern California, University of - study-blurry
Southern Oregon, University of - chasingcollegedreams
South Florida, University of - fruity-tuna
South Carolina, University of - jwuuuu
Smith College - rightwingrepublican, success mess, fiendishly-nerdy, cranberry geese, inkdrunk
Stanford University - future collegiate, chasingcollegedreams, collegeappadventure, graduation bound, messin-w-the-message-man
St. Andrews, University of - iwhaleyouva
State University of New York at Geneseo - half-neversure
St. Bonaventure University - briel
St. Edwards University - thehenchmansociety
Stephens College - studylittleliongirl
Stevens Institute of Technology - biochemstudy, doctortatertot
Stevenson University - biochemstudy
Stonehill College - sarahblogsaboutstuff
Swarthmore College - chasingcollegedreams, privateschoolstudent
Texas A&M at Corpus Christi - arkansassy-girl
Texas A&M University - universitymiracles, arkansassy-girl, college-journey, theoryofbelle
Texas at Arlington, University of - appblrsandoranges
Texas at Austin, University of - studylongandprosper, university miracles, appblrsandoranges, college-journey, asaprocket, thehenchmansociety
Texas at Dallas, University of - theoryofbelle, thehenchmansociety
Texas at San Antonio, University of - university miracles, thehenchmansociety
Texas at Tyler, University of - arkansassy-girl
Texas Christian University - asaprocket, thehenchmansociety, mighty-bull-discovers-universe
@frankie-blue-sq Just thinking of our conversation about why Max and Chloe are meant to be. This is from the alternate (San Francisco) timeline– you might miss if it you forget to check the journal while in San Francisco or on the airplane.
Max just wants Chloe to live a happy life and to be there for her bae. A great life is the best revenge.
So, one of the characters I’m currently roleplaying is a doctor and I found while trying to do research for her background that there are almost no guides to playing doctors or medical students. So, this is a guide that focuses on characters that are doctors or are studying to be doctors. It has a lot of information that could be used in a characters background and current situations.
I would like to say that I am not a doctor nor a medical student (I’m actually a film studies major rn), however, I did put a lot of research into writing this guide. I do have the help of google and two parents in the medical field. Also, I’m not American but this is the American system since 80% of characters are American and it was the system with the most information. However, there is a tiny bit of information about the Canadian system at the end.
If you find it helpful it would be nice if you could give a like or reblog! If you would like to request a guide or anything my ask is here
The LA Galaxy’s Miguel Aguilar, believed to be the first of 861,000 DACA recipients to become a professional athlete, could also become MLS’s first player to be deported.
Aguilar is among the more than 861,000 undocumented immigrants who received protection from deportation under President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). The executive order provides work permits for people brought to the U.S. as children, provided they meet certain conditions.
What it doesn’t provide is a path to lawful, permanent status in the U.S. And with President Trump aggressively expanding immigration enforcement policies, Aguilar is now apprehensive about his future.
“He’s targeting people like myself,” Aguilar said. “I think that’s grounds to be concerned.”
A first-round pick of D.C. United in the 2015 MLS SuperDraft, Aguilar is believed to be the first DACA recipient to become a professional athlete. And though that temporary status allowed him to work, get a driver’s license and graduate from the University of San Francisco with a finance degree and a 3.7 grade-point average, if the new administration rescinds DACA, Aguilar could find himself the first MLS player to be deported.
“The field, for me, is a bit of a sanctuary,” he said. “Definitely at times watching the news and reading different stories and articles, it is something that gets me thinking.I get angry sometimes. There’s no empathy there, especially for kids.”
Of the four Aguilars who came across the border together in 2004, Miguel was the only one young enough to qualify for protection, even temporarily, from deportation. As a result he won’t speak publicly about the others, saying only that they remain in this country without legal status.But it’s clear the difficulties his single mother endured, first rescuing her children from blood-soaked Juarez, then trying to provide for them in a new country where she wasn’t welcome, has colored Aguilar’s world view.
“You’re telling me just because she was born on the wrong side of this border, that doesn’t make her a human anymore? That pisses me off,” said Aguilar, who hasn’t been able to see his father since he left Mexico. “The fact that a piece of paper is more important than humility and helping each other? I can go on and on about it.“Just that fear of separation of families again. That’s my biggest issue with this whole immigration stuff.”
A late flight, an ESL Uber driver, and a simple mistake are all it takes for Stiles to have his most… memorable… Christmas yet.
Note: In this one, Stiles spends the night at what he thinks is his boyfriend Jackson’s house but turns out to belong to the Hales.
I spent most of the build up to the reveal half laughing and half trying to prepare myself for the inevitable second-hand embarrassment utter mortification, but thankfully, it remains humourous - and cute - throughout. I really love how the Hale family interact!
(For anyone wondering about the background Stackson, they’re not in love, Jackson is a dick (and doesn’t even appear in the fic) and Stiles’ attraction to Derek is instant (of course).)
Medical woodblock prints from 19th-century - Japan
University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) maintains a collection of 400
health-themed woodblock prints from 19th-century Japan. The collection – which
includes drug advertisements, illustrated instructions for treating and
preventing contagious diseases, and visual guides to the human body – offers a
unique look at Japanese medical knowledge in the late Edo and early Meiji
Illustration : 1885 “Ten realms within the body” by Utagawa Kuniteru III 三代
歌川国輝 active from 1886 to 1895
Illustration : 1880 “Pregnancy guide“ by Hamano Teisuke
IIlustration : 1881 “Pregnant women playing in summer heat (5 heads, 10 bodies)“ by Utagawa Kunitoshi
Lupin has an easy life. He manages his University studies and his
chronic illness, and lives comfortably with his flatmate Regulus
Black. Then one day he meets Regulus’ older brother and his entire
life gets turned upside down when he’s offered an opportunity to make
his life just a little bit easier. It was supposed to be just a
business transaction between friends. Feelings were never supposed to
is being dragged into the modern century by his son in the form of a
brand-new smartphone. He means to text Teddy, and ends up
accidentally meeting, and sharing his plight with another person in
the same boat as him. Though Remus thinks it’s just a passing moment,
little does he know what wheels have been set in motion.
Hail the Outlaws (Wolfstar – Jily – Dorcas/Peter)
of Remus Lupin’s three jobs happens to be working maintenance for
their flat building. He gets to meet all sorts, most of whom he would
rather have nothing to do with. Until James Potter and Sirius Black
move in across the hall. Engineering students and self-proclaimed
geniuses, the pair set out to make their neighbours new best friends,
and everyone’s life is turned upside down, but in the best way
Parents, mentors, curiosity inspire passion for science
For Black History Month, we asked NSF Graduate Research fellows “Why a career in science?” Here are more of their answers.
“I study new technologies for making fertilizers and disinfectants from human urine. Why? Because making value out of urine can avoid water pollution and increase access to toilets. I use electrochemistry and ion exchange to capture nitrogen in useful forms. Science has always been exciting to me because of the model of asking and figuring out how to answer questions. I am thankful for lots of mentors and opportunities that pointed me to where I am today: combining my love for problem solving with improving the health of overlooked people and our environment.”
William A. Tarpeh, Ph.D. student, Department of Environmental Engineering, University of California, Berkeley
“Early in my scientific career, the NSF’s Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) supported my research project at University of California San Francisco (UCSF) identifying pharmacological regulators of cilia length. This experience inspired me to join the Physiology program at Yale, which allows me to pursue similar interests and apply my basic science training to a medically relevant disease.”
– Lindsey Stavola, Ph.D. candidate, Yale School of Medicine
Carrier, a subsidiary of United Technologies, moved ahead in 2017 with plans to send hundreds of other jobs at the Indiana plant to Mexico.
Morgan Stanley said it planned to save as much as $1 billion through a combination of technology and offshoring jobs to lower-cost cities, such as Mumbai and Budapest, USB and Goldman Sach is planning similar moves.
Sears announces the closure of an additional 100 stores beyond the original 250.
AT&T lays off 1000 employees for Christmas 2017. Trickle down?
Macy’s is laying off 5,000 employees and closing 7 stores. Trump tax breaks are really creating jobs.
IBM employees have been laid off because their jobs shifted to countries, including Costa Rica, Egypt, Argentina, and Brazil, according to Public Citizen’s.
Lowe’s, which is headquartered in Mooresville, North Carolina, laid off 125 tech workers in June 2017, the Charlotte Observer reported. Those jobs would be done by workers in Bangalore.
80 tech workers at the University of California, San Francisco learned they’d be losing their jobs to workers in India.
GE plant in Waukesha, Wisconsin, learned their factory would be closing and they’d soon be unemployed as their jobs head to Canada.
Batesville Casket Company in Batesville, Mississippi, learned they’d be out of work when the company’s factory shut its doors for good. The wooden caskets previously made in the U.S. will now be assembled in Chihuahua, Mexico.
Pacific Gas & Electric plans to send 70 IT jobs to India.
Illinois-based Mondelez International announced it would be moving production of Oreo cookies from a factory in the Chicago area to one in Salinas, Mexico, 600 jobs lost.
Verizon is using workers in call centers in the Philippines who are making just $1.78 an hour and are sometimes forced to work overtime without extra pay.
In Wilsonville, Oregon, in July 2017, Microsoft announced it was closing its two year old plant. More than 100 workers and contractors will lose their jobs when production shifts to China.
Wisconsin-based Rexnord said it would close its Indianapolis ball-bearing factory in summer 2017 and move production to Mexico.
QVC announced it would lay off roughly 100 people at its headquarters in West Chester, Pennsylvania. The company intended to move those jobs — as well as dozens in the U.K., Germany, and Italy — to Poland.
Illinois Tool Works used to employ 60 people to make filtration products at a factory in Mazon, Illinois. Not anymore. The company announced the facility would close. The jobs moved across the border to Ciudad Juarez.
Don’t forget that the Trump’s European Golf Courses are in the deep financial trouble. In Scotland, for instance, Trump’s golf courses at Aberdeen and Turnberry reported to the British government that their losses had doubled in 2016, to more than $24 million combined. Trump significantly increased the amount of money he loaned those clubs, to more than $200 million, according to those government filings. President Trump’s golf course in Ireland lost about $2.3 million in 2016, according to new documents filed with the Irish government — the latest in a series of Trump golf clubs that have recently reported losses or declining revenue. In California, Trump’s golf course outside Los Angeles has reported unusually low revenue from greens fees and cart rentals: At last count, the totals for 2017 were the lowest since at least 2011.
And in the Bronx, Trump’s new course at Ferry Point also reported declining revenue. This year, the club’s revenue from the busy summer season — from April to September — was down 14 percent from its first summer in 2015, according to city figures.
And don’t forget that he has been such a failure that American banks refused to lend him any more money – thus, as Eric put it, “we get all our money from the golf loving Russians”. Can you say “Money Laundering” as payback???????
Here is my response to people who suggest that pregnant women, under any circumstances, should carry out a pregnancy because ‘many families would love to adopt that baby’.
A 2014 study by the University of California, San Francisco found that hospital charges for an uncomplicated vaginal delivery ranged from $3,296 to $37,227, depending on the hospital. This is not including the price of ultrasounds and doctors visits leading up to the birth. Completing a pregnancy could cost tens of thousands of dollars to someone uninsured. A woman could be in debt for the rest of her life for having a baby she didn’t even want. Now let’s say a woman was raped and impregnated. This woman could end up in unbearable financial debt for the rest of her life that will be an extra reminder of a horrible trauma.
Now, there are currently 400,000 children in foster care without families. No, 'many families’ would NOT love to adopt this hypothetical baby. This baby would likely end up in the brutal foster care system, living in horrible circumstances where they may be on the receiving end of abuse, and where they will likely have no guidance to help them create a financially stable life for themselves upon being kicked out of foster care.
So when you say women should not be able to have an abortion early into pregnancy, you are saying a bundle of cells is more important than a woman being in immense debt for the rest of her life. This bundle of cells is so important to you, until it becomes an actual child who will have no family and have a life full of hardships. You care more about CELLS than you care about REAL, LIVE PEOPLE.
THIS is an issue. THIS is a problem.
So many of you are so incredibly naive when it comes to the right to have an abortion. You all claim that pro-choicer’s are savages who want fetuses ripped violently from the womb at 6 months. NOBODY FEELS THIS WAY. THIS IS NOT A REAL THING. Late-term abortions are only legal in situations where the child is severely disabled and will not have a chance. IT IS THE HUMANE THING TO DO. Should a woman, who is told at 6 months into pregnancy that her baby will die within moments of birth, with their brain on the outside of their skull, be forced to remain pregnant for the next three months, dragging out her terrible loss? Absolutely not. Doctors induce a pregnancy, and allow the woman to give birth to her child and hold it. Or they inject the baby through the womb to stop its heart and then remove it. NOBODY IS TEARING APART LIMB FROM LIMB A LIVING BABY. And NOBODY DECIDES AT 6 MONTHS THEY NO LONGER WANT A BABY! Late term abortions are done to WANTED babies. DO NOT SHAME GRIEVING MOTHERS FROM A DECISION THEY HAD TO MAKE.
Please, open your eyes. Educate yourselves. Do research. Listen to the DOCTORS who are sharing this information, who are far more educated than you on the subject.
Our people are living in poverty, our people cannot get jobs regardless of tens of thousands spent on degrees, our people cannot afford the healthcare they need, our soldiers are being sent to die in illegal wars, our people are paying high taxes while the rich are paying less than the poor, our people are being jailed for smoking a harmless plant while rapists get parole. THESE ARE ISSUES. THIS IS WHAT MATTERS.
Palestinian children in Gaza are exposed to more violence in their lifetime than any other people, any other children, anywhere in the world. If you look at children right now who are 10 years old, they’ve been through Cast Lead in 2008 and 2009, the invasion in 2012 and now the invasion and destruction in 2014, in addition to the siege. If you look at the statistics, for example, even before Cast Lead, 80 percent of Palestinian children in Gaza have witnessed some sort of violence against them, a friend or a family member. And now you’re getting to the point where probably close to 99 percent of children in Gaza are being exposed to a level of violence where they have seen family members be killed, murdered, burned alive. There’s nothing like the levels of traumatic exposure that any child in the world has ever been exposed to on a chronic and daily basis.
Dr. Jesse Ghannam, clinical professor of psychiatry and global health sciences at the University of California at San Francisco School of Medicine