wade vs roe

Evangelicals: “We love Donald Trump!” Me “Um, you pro lifers know how many abortions this admitted womanizing thrice-married billionaire probably paid for on the side, right?”

He took his mistress on a family vacation once.  Let’s think about that for a second. 

I an not being cruel. I am not being nasty.

But you can’t ignore reality, either. 

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Doctor’s 1974 Testimony Shows Just How Dangerous It Is When Abortion Is Illegal

Fusion editor Taryn Hillin recently unearthed a 1974 testimony from a congressional hearing on the possibility of adding a Human Life Amendment to the Constitution. The amendment would have essentially reversed the historic 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling protecthing a woman’s right to choose, instead valuing a fetus over a woman’s health and safety. Thankfully, the amendment never passed. 

“I have seen women die from illegal abortions; many women die.”

(SOURCE: ABORTION: HEARINGS BEFORE THE SUBCOMMITTEE ON CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS OF THE COMMITTEE ON THE JUDICIARY, UNITED STATES SENATE)

This may be a little far-stretched, but I believe “pro-life” groups should be categorized as terrorist groups.
No matter how peaceful they may be, pro-lifers terrorize American women (people with uteruses - for the sake of simplicity I will be using PWU in this post) by either using physical force or psychological abuse such as manipulation, intimidation, and blatant lies. They work off of vulnerable PWU, pretend to take them in and care for them, while they really strip them of all bodily autonomy and choice, guilting them into carrying to term and giving them false medical information.

In addition, they are trying to pass laws that could be viewed as a security threat to people of our nation (I’m talking within the US only). If abortion is criminalized, it will become a national security threat to PWU all around the nation (and maybe in other countries as well). We will see death rates go up, whether it be through childbirth or back-alley abortions. The pro-life movement, with what they’re advocating, WANTS this.

If you look at all the facts, anti-choice groups are TERROR groups.

We are the Pro-life generation.

Today, I marched through the streets of DC along with thousands of other young adults to show America that it isn’t just rich old white men who support the Pro-life cause; we are the main supporters, we the future leaders of America.

I saw young people, old people, rich people, poor people, males, females, whites, blacks, Hispanics, Jews, gays, and straights all out on the streets, lifting their signs, and raising their voices in prayer and song. I even saw the Pro-life bikers. All marching for the sake for the thousands of innocents who have no voice of their own.

And it was beautiful.

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Protesting outside of the St. Paul Capital on the 42nd anniversary of Roe vs. Wade. We are there for the vulnerable babies, the broken families, and especially, the women who are constantly lied to, and given only the option of abortion.

We are done being lied to.

We are done being used.

Women are beautiful people who deserve to be loved and respected.

Women deserve more than abortion, which allows them to be used by horrible men who use them as sex objects.

We are the pro-life generation.

We survived Roe vs. Wade.
Roe vs. Wade will not survive us.

TW for abortion

Raquel Reichard on Instagram:

“On the 42nd anniversary of Roe v. Wade, let’s not forget how policies like the Hyde Amendment disproportionately impact low-income women and women of color in their ability to access and pay for legal and essential healthcare - women like Rosie Jiménez. Rosie, considered the first victim of the Hyde Amendment, was a young Chicana and single mother living in Texas in the 1970s. With a scholarship and six months away from obtaining her teaching credentials, Rosie realized she was pregnant. Unable to afford a safe abortion, as the amendment barred federal funding, she later died in an illegal procedure.”

TW for abortion

Marco Rubio: Roe v. Wade Was ‘Egregiously Flawed Decision’

“Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) laid out his strong anti-abortion views in a speech on Friday, calling the Supreme Court’s landmark abortion rights decision in Roe v. Wade a “historically, egregiously flawed decision” that “has condoned the taking of innocent life on a massive scale.”

“It is fundamentally impossible for America to reach her destiny as a nation founded on the equal rights of all if our government believes an entire segment of the human population doesn’t have a right to exist,“ the 2016 presidential candidate said at the National Right to Life Convention in New Orleans.

The Supreme Court legalized abortion in the 1973 decision, ruling that states cannot prevent women from obtaining the procedure up until the fetus would be viable outside the womb, around 22 to 24 weeks of pregnancy. In the years before abortion was legal, it was common for women to land in the hospital after seeking illegal, "back-alley” abortions or attempting to self-induce. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that in 1972, the year before Roe v. Wade, 130,000 women obtained illegal or self-induced procedures, and 39 of them died.

Republicans in Congress are currently trying to chip away at Roe v. Wade by banning abortion at 20 weeks of pregnancy. Rubio and nearly every other Republican presidential candidate has endorsed the legislation. Ten states have enacted similar abortion limits, and anti-abortion advocates hope one of the laws eventually makes its way to the Supreme Court and overturns Roe.”

Read the full piece and watch the video here

PRESIDENT RUBIO?!?

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Stance on abortion

Just to clarify (see my last text post), I am completely pro-life.  I only think abortion is excusable if and only if carrying the child to full term would certainly kill the mother, and it’s sad still then.  

When people find out that I’m pro-life (not like it’s something I hide), they’re always telling me that some people can’t afford to have a child, what if it’s rape, and some people have other plans, and some people don’t want to go through the pain of childbirth, et cetera, et cetera, what if, excuse, blah blah.  

First of all, to all of you who think that women should be able to get abortions if they can’t afford a child, not only is there financial help out there for low-income families with children, but there is also the option of adoption, which is definitely better than killing your unborn baby.  If it’s rape, that’s rough and I understand that it would be emotionally painful to carry the child of a forced sexual relationship, but there is still no reason for abortion.  That will, if anything make feelings worse from the guilt of ending a life.  Even if the rapist is guilty, the baby is still an innocent little life.  In this case, one can either choose to put the baby up for adoption, or keep it and care for it.  The baby isn’t guilty, the rapist is.  

I also understand that women may have plans, like college or a dream career, but killing to pursue your interests is just plain selfish.  First off, if you have a future in mind that doesn’t include a baby, abstain from sexual intercourse.  It’s the only way to be sure that a pregnancy will not ensue from your relationship.  Relationships in this culture are over-sexualized, but in reality sex doesn’t make anything “official” and it doesn’t mean that it’s true love.  True love is somebody who is willing to wait and be with you even if they know that you aren’t interested in sex.  Second, again, there is adoption.  A relative of mine adopted children when she couldn’t have her own and not only do they love her and she them, but she can’t imagine a better life for herself.  She once mentioned how long the wait list for adoption is, and how rigorous the procedure.  If you don’t want a baby, a loving person will be more than glad to adopt him or her.  You don’t have to kill the baby.

I have to admit that I really don’t understand the women who abort because they don’t want the physical woes of pregnancy.  So what if childbirth hurts?  So what if your feet swell or you get stretch marks?  If you’re killing a little unborn baby for your own comfort, you are one shallow person.  Yes, it’s scary, I admit that I’m scared for the distant day when I become a mother, but it’s scarier that people can end lives as casually as they do.  

For all other excuses, think about it this way: abortion isn’t a procedure to get a knee replaced or a tumor removed, it’s the actual murder of a human.  People argue that fetuses can’t feel pain and they aren’t born yet so they won’t be upset, but when it all comes down to it, it is the killing of a child.  

I encourage you to find out more about pro-life views.  These aren’t people who oppress women, these are people who discourage killing.  If the situation presents itself, spread the pro-life view point. Everyone deserves a life, it is guaranteed by America’s constitution.