women's health center

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Donald Trump said women should be punished for having an abortion. Here’s what that looks like.

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i really want to try birth contorl and/or testosterone for a few months to see if it levels out my moods

i just

don’t; wanna try talking to a therapist

idk what to talk about

like. yeah. i want to be masculine. he pronouns make me feel batter. but i don’t think i’ll fool anyone, now or ever. and sometimes i’m ok being a lady and i don’t think i could deal with explaining to anyone i’d want to sorta, maybe transition a little??? i’m terrified to call any of these trans/womens health centers in the area because i just. don’t know how to explain my predicament. i wanna be masculine. i go by an andrygonous name. i don’t think i have the spoons to be actually out or change my gender marker or anything

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  • Republicans: "There's no war on women."
  • Republicans: *attempts to shut down women's health centers based in whether or not they provide abortion*
  • Republicans: *attempts to criminalize abortion*
  • Republicans: "If it's a legitimate rape..." "Rape is inevitable, might as well lie back and enjoy it." "If women have the right to an abortion then men have the right to rape." "Rape is a gift from God." "Rape happens for a reason."
  • Republicans: *refused to sign the Violence Against Women act*
  • Republicans: *have not expressed approval of the Pregnant Workers Act*
  • Republicans: *forced transvaginal ultrasounds, refusal to include birth control and abortion in insurance, 'rape insurance law', over 200 bills introduced to reduce women's rights*
  • Republicans: "No, but seriously, there's no war on women."

I strolled into my local pharmacy on January 11, 2013, with my wallet tucked into the depths of my backpack, confidently out of reach: I was picking up my first pack of free birth control (that is, birth control that’s covered by my insurance without a co-pay).

With a smile I turned on my heel from the pharmacy counter—birth control in hand and wallet still untouched—and anxiously shuffled outside to find an isolated square foot of NYC sidewalk and tweet my glory to the world.

I repeated this victorious experience in February, March, April, and May. It wasn’t until June that I left the pharmacy with no smile or glory: For some reason, my “free” birth control now cost me $85.

—  We know there’s a lot of confusion about what types of birth control are covered by health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. We’ve got details–and tips–in our new article “Generic vs. brand name birth control: But, I thought it was all covered?

Senate GOP Fast-Tracks Bill To Defund Planned Parenthood Senate GOP Fast-Tracks Bill To Defund Planned Parenthood

After a group of GOP senators huddled Tuesday afternoon to discuss the recently released undercover “sting” videos of Planned Parenthood, Republicans unveiled legislation to strip the family planning provider of its federal funding.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) fast-tracked the legislation Tuesday night using Rule 14 of Senate procedure, setting up a procedural cloture vote to move the bill to the floor as early as Monday. That all but assures the bill will get a final vote before Senators depart for August recess.

McConnell huddled with Sens. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and a handful of other Republicans Tuesday afternoon to work through details of the bill.

The GOP’s war on women continues apace.

So we got up at like 5:30 and took the puppies to my boyfriend’s parents house. And on the way they both got sick in the car and puked all over me. So that was shitty. And I had three panic attacks on the way down 85 because I was freaking out that I was going to be late and get in trouble.

When I got there, there was a really nice security guard who checked my ID and told me that there was no cell phones allowed in the main seating area. So I went and the lady had me fill out some paperwork, and I sat there and looked around and everybody looked a little jittery. There was probably like a dozen people there. We waited for like twenty minutes and they called me to the back. I had an ultrasound (which was really comforting? Like looking at the screen confirmed for me again that this was the right choice. This is good. This is what is necessary. I opted out of hearing the fetal heartbeat because frankly hearing my own heartbeat makes me very uncomfortable and the entire experience was anxiety ridden enough already.

So then I got blood pressure heart rate blood type all that done. The technician was really sweet. And they test for HIV at the same time, I’m -. So that’s good. Then I went and paid $740. And I talked with a health counsellor about how I was feeling, went over the procedure and aftercare, fun stuff. Then they gave me a xanax and ibuprofen to prepare me for the laminaria insertion. The xanax, holy crap, kicked in in like… Ten minutes? And I talked to another girl about superheroes and trans issues and how her fetus has a chromosomal mutation that means it would only live for three or so days after birth and she already has kids so it’s not worth the trauma. And the whole clinic had signs everywhere about HIV testing and apparently they offer trans resources???? Awesome??? And the paperwork asked me for my preferred pronoun, he/she/ze?? And they had Spanish translators standing by. And domestic abuse resources. And it was awesome. And apparently her older daughter was amab and the clinic helped them out tons with figuring all that out and they were super respectful?? And I’m just overwhelmed by how amazing this clinic was.

and then I went in and they put my feet in stirrups and put in the spectrum or whatever and that actually hurt a lot (I should note that I have some stuff with my cervix that makes most things going in there really painful, like I can’t use tampons even, so most people with uteruses probably would have an easier time) and they had to put in five sticks instead of the two or three I was expecting (and those hurt too, see above parenthetical note) but honestly the pain started easing up like right as soon as the speculum was removed.

And then I left. The whole thing took about 3 hours, much less than I had been told to expect. Everyone was very friendly and helpful. They gave me Tylenol w codeine and some antibiotics just for today. And I’m not really sure what happened. Like I just hit the car and fell asleep. Somehow we ended up at the hotel and I slept there too. But I’ve clearly woken up at some point becauseI’ve been reblogging things???? Yeah. Anyways. Everything’s good so far, Jurassic Park marathon on the TV, pain meds feeling pretty chill, heating pad on my belly. I’ll be back at 9am tomorrow for the actual procedure.

I think when it comes to the issue of women everyone needs to be recognized. The women and girls who’ve been abused - because it takes unimaginable courage to speak up. The women who work at health centers, protective services and rape clinics - because behind the scenes work is just as filthy. And the women who take their time to watch documentaries, to attend talks or run charities - because educating yourself is the first step. Because everyone women deserves what she should have had in the first place.

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Hunters of Artemis running shelters for women and women's health centers and being Girl Scouts leaders and taking tiny demigod girls to sell cookies

I am all about it.