Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Hand out birth control, feel you up and refer you elsewhere for breast health issues, test you for STIs, and abort your unwanted babies; occasionally refer out for adoption and sometimes prenatal care. Anything having to do with other than your ladybits? Forget about it. That's all you are-a uterus with legs. Nevermind that heart disease is the number one killer of women in the US-it doesn't even merit a mention from feminists. 'Women's health care' is below the belt only. Pun intended.
— Caroline Winfield (@mydoggyruss) July 27, 2012
@cpl_jasoncox See the Hyde Amendment, please. It specifically prohibits federal funds from paying for abortions. Somehow, ppl forget that.
See Title X, Planned Parenthood's million-dollar-a-day sugar daddy that funds abortions with taxpayer dollars. See Medicaid, which funds abortions through taxpayer dollars. See all the abortion lobby's other entitlements, which pay the property tax, power bills, staff and abortionists, equipment and everything else that goes into running an abortion mill, then get back to us about how effective the Hyde Amendment is. It's a smokescreen. It will be even more so when/if Obamacare goes into effect.
Yep. And also because they're inconvenient, parasites, blobs, clumps of cells etc etc. Your words.
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Hello! I am a person who is training to become an abortion provider. As you can imagine, it is really fucking weird to be one of me, especially lately! I think maybe you have some questions?
1st question: Why?
I can pretty safely assume you have not socially encountered one of us before. No, not because I think you’re not cool enough! Let me explain. I went into healthcare in general because of a bunch of shitty gynecologists growing up who told me, for instance, that “when you” (me) “have sex with so many people” (I, like, halved the real number) “so young” (18) that “none of them care about you” (me). I figured the most direct way to ensure that there wasn’t a total asshole at the bottom of the table was to do it myself.
But why abortion, then? State-of-abortion fact storm forecasted for this paragraph. How many providers do you think there are in this country? Like, total. 30,000? 10,000? Nope, fewer than 2,000. Here’s a quote I read today: “Now only 2 percent of ob-gyns perform half of all abortions. Many are approaching retirement. Others are weary of stigma, threats and violence. The number of providers has declined by 37 percent since 1982.” Fewer providers in practice mean fewer people to train from. And other factors — like how only 12% of ob/gyn residency programs require training in abortion — also contribute to our dwindling numbers. So, this time, it was seeing that the most direct way to ensure that anyone — anyone!! — was at the bottom of the table was to do it myself.
There was also a personal reason. On the way to providing abortions (president!) I became a person who has had one (also a member!). In December 2006, at age 20, some wayward jizz from a guy who was still a virgin put me up the stick. That’s right — CONTACT PREGNANT — the statistic, 1 in 1000? Whatever. Let’s just say I took one for the team. Hearing those sighs of relief, first 999 of you reading this! Everyone else: you are at risk. The whole thing went well with no complications and a lot of support from the people around me. The only hitch in the procedure was when I told the doctor about my long-range dream to become a gynecologist and how I had wanted to volunteer there and now, ha-ha, I was a patient. She listened with all of her heart minus the part that governs word choice and then told me that she was proud of my aspiration. What oh. Aspiration like goal! My goal. Of becoming a provider. Not aspiration like an abortion! An aspiration abortion. The kind I was getting.
I was able to move on quickly. The dude forgave me for my method of breaking it to him, which was asking “So, do you want to see what a positive pregnancy test looks like?” and stuck with me. We got engaged this past November. I finished college, got into a grad program to become a nurse practitioner, and four years to the very day of my own abortion I assisted for the first time on another person’s. I have no regrets, and although I’ll never know what could have been PSYCH I do know what could have been! The dude and I would have broken up and I would have not finished college let alone grad school, and I would have been a fucking disaster of a mother, because even now the best I can promise to a child is to be convincing enough that they can't tell I secretly wish they were an adult instead.
I speak of my abortion as a positive experience, not to secure the “most awesome abortion” prize (hello judges…?) but to save a seat for the possibility that this doesn’t have to be the worst thing that ever happened to you in your whole life. I don’t want it to in any way represent anyone else’s experience or make them feel disavowed of their own. So let me say: this is my personal experience with abortion! It was positive in every respect. It made me want to help other people also have as positive an experience as possible, so I went into the business. If you think that’s a bullshit line, or it makes you uncomfortable to think about abortion as something that could possibly be positive for a person, think of why you're a person who doesn't want someone to do the best that they can under the circumstances they're in.
2nd question: What’s it like?
Abortion training in this country is basically done by “apprenticeship” — if you’re an MD/DO, you’re supposed to learn in residency, but as we saw that doesn’t happen so often, so there are organizations like Medical Students for Choice to connect people to training or fellowships like the Ryan that you can take on in your own time. As a nurse practitioner (or a PA, or a midwife) what we’re allowed to do depends on where and when we’re practicing. We can provide medication abortion (mifepristone and misoprostol) in 15+ states but surgical abortion in far fewer, even though the actual procedure is exactly the same as other ones (like completing a failed miscarriage) that are solidly within our scope of practice almost everywhere. This is basically because the world is a vampire, sent to jail. The actual hands-on training is straightforward, because first-trimester surgical abortion is a very technically simple procedure. Completing 100 to 300 procedures is considered achieving competency, and the reason it takes that many procedures is because complications (like infection) happen so infrequently that it takes that many to see even a single one.
When I started I knew intellectually that half the country wished I hadn’t gone to work that day and a smaller percentage probably wished I hadn’t even woken up, but pro-life was never part of my life until I actually took on the job. The idea of “sin” had eroded out of my parents’ Catholicism so that the only part they passed on was the punishment style (“I want to let you know that if you have sex you can get a yeast infection in your eyes and you would deserve it”). I am lucky to be training in a liberal Northeastern state: the biggest impact of "antis” on my training is that I have to bring my lunch every day because it’s not really a good idea to go outside more than you have to. The protesters only figured out that I was a clinician-in-training and not a nightmarishly fertile young woman by my 3rd or 4th visit, and when they called me “babykiller” I was like “No way, I’m still working on ultrasound technique!” A couple weeks later I finally got my shit together to look directly at them and I saw that they were (a) a scraggly group of five or so and (b) all old white dudes, historically the least likely demographic to spiritually or morally lead me. Relief!
I had spent most of my life thinking that “following politics” was like being the sports fan who makes sure to watch every game her team plays and always wears the jersey on gameday. Yeah, I want us to win too, duh, but you know, does it really matter if I’m sitting there? I’ll check it out if they get to the playoffs or whatever. But now that the news is me I understand the value of a stupid tie with team colors. I saw that South Dakota bill and I cried. I wanted to call up my friends and say, “Hello! So, at least a couple people in South Dakota want to make it so that it kind of wouldn’t be illegal to kill an abortion provider. Like, me, your friend who does abortions. I’m an abortion provider and I’m your friend. So it would become legal for someone to kill me, your abortion-providing friend. So please, please, please help me do something about this.”
Up until recently I’d come out of any closet I found myself in — queer, non-monogamous, I fucking love Tool still, whatever — not that I live to hear the drink-choking sound, but because, to me, coming out was just one of the ways I could pay back the privileges that had been arbitrarily bestowed upon me (educated! white-appearing! “normal!”). My responsibility to normalize as much as I could. But training as an abortion provider is the first thing in my life that I hold back on spilling about. At the core of it, there’s a huge gap between saying “I had one” and saying “I do them.” I don’t want to alienate people. And nothing else I’ve ever done or been has felt like a direct invitation to a motivated someone out there to kill me and get away with it.
3rd question: What about the patients? Like, who are they?
I can confidently say that not a single one of my patients wants to be there. If we somehow removed the emotional content and just looked at everything else, abortion is an experience that is at least a little physically painful, and expensive both financially and in time investment. The process of obtaining one is full of bullshit even under the best of circumstances. Please see hilarious Onion articles “I’m Totally Psyched About this Abortion!” and “New Law Requires Women to Name Baby, Paint Nursery Before Getting Abortion.”
Nobody wants a fucking abortion or at any point in their lives thought, “Oh, who cares, I’ll just take care of it.” Not even the woman on her tenth who said to me when I came in the room, “Hm, I haven’t seen you before! You must be new.” I am going to tell you that having 10 abortions is extremely rare, but I am also going to tell you without even starting another sentence that it doesn’t matter how rare it is because there should be no hierarchy of abortion. On demand, without apology? Great, I’m glad we all agree. It all breaks down to this: no one is immune to mistakes, whether it’s a mistake of their own making or (more likely) an end effect of the system, especially our fucked-up broken medical system I hate representing. (Sorry, system! Had to say it.) If you think I am making too many excuses for my patients, I will let you know that I am often one of the first people to make excuses for them in their lives and am happy to do so for no fee whatsoever. I would juggle speculums if they asked. I have not yet been asked to do this.
Additionally, the women who come to terminate their pregnancies at my clinic and in general are disproportionately poor. Is this because poor people are disproportionately stupid and can’t use a condom or don’t believe it works or whatever? Nope! It’s because poor people are disproportionately fucked by the system. I could tell you things that would make you SO MAD but I won’t. OK fine, I will, just one thing.
If a patient who has just gotten an abortion wants an IUD — the most effective form of birth control, little chance for user error, good for five or 10 years depending on which kind you get — they have to come back for it, not because there’s any clinical reason to wait, but because Medicaid doesn’t cover two procedures in one day. Most of the time the way this ends up breaking down is they come back for their follow-up appointment, then again for a pap smear/pelvic exam to “clear” them for the IUD, then one more time for the insertion. All to make sure it gets covered. And also please don’t get pregnant at any point in that month-long process where you don’t have your preferred method of contraception because then the process repeats. Man, are they ever stupid not to pay for it themselves with the five hundred dollars they allotted that year specifically for that purpose! I wonder what else they’re dumb at.
But “the remorseful patient” is the only patient whom your nice-but-then-surprisingly-conservative aunt is going to be like, “Well, I mean, I don’t believe in it, but if she was really sorry. And if she was married and it was crazy how it happened.” If you need help recruiting your aunt and others who are not quite on board with us no-hierarchy-of-abortion people yet, try my favorite fact for this situation: 65% of women who get abortions in this country are already moms! Smile, there’s a 65% chance your mother chose abortion because she wanted to make sure she could take care of her already-existing children, i.e., you. If that doesn’t work, take the “trend” angle and say how more evidence is showing that contraceptive sabotage is part of domestic violence. And just as no one is immune to contraception just straight up not working, no one is immune to those probably-apocryphal “I Didn’t Know I Was Pregnant” stories, so encourage their recounting and then bring it on home. Should these women be forced to have a baby, too? I’ll be seeing both of you at the potluck next week!
4th question: What is the craziest thing you’ve encountered?
Every day I have gone into the clinic I cannot help but feel I'm working with the heavy shit — high drama. Not just the threat of violence and the content of the work but the fact that the news has a way of showing up in your waiting room pretty much daily. I shall call this place that is so dense with significance “Nightmare Town.” Which includes pro-life patients! Yes! They too get abortions! I will tell you the story of the one who was my patient.
I was with the doctor I train with doing the initial steps of an intake — an ultrasound to date the pregnancy and a full history.The patient says to the doctor, “I should not be here today. I agree with the people out there.” Gestures out window to street. The people at the bus stop???? “The people who are protesting. I think what you are doing is wrong. I think you should be killed.” Oh. Whoaaaa!
Dr. S does a clinical version of “Werewolf-ing Yourself” which consists of extensively documenting this woman’s ambivalence in the chart, alerting the counseling staff to a patient who would require a lot of support and quickly peacing out of the room before she voiced any of the many justifiable but possibly hurtful words that could come in response to someone looking you in the eye and telling you that you should die for what you do. The only thing that she did say before closing the door was to me, and it was “Your turn!” This is because my secret healthcare superpower is invulnerability to other people’s cognitive dissonance, no matter how profound.
So I told my patient what I truly believe, which is: “I’m so sorry that you feel that way because feeling that way has got to make this an even harder decision than it already is. I imagine it must really feel awful to think that you have to do something that goes against your own beliefs.” (Secret inspiration: my own feelings about the situation!) “I know there is no way you're going to go home feeling you did the absolute right thing no matter what happens today. We are not going to do any procedure until you are absolutely certain that this is what you want. I do not want you to have an abortion. The only that I want you to do is the thing that is most right for you, whether it’s continuing this pregnancy and becoming a parent, or adoption, or abortion.” Then we brought her with her boyfriend to the counselor who talked with them for hours about the spectrum of resources available for not just abortion but adoption and parenting. At my clinic, we joke that we turn away more patients than the protestors do. And although she did end up terminating the pregnancy, the procedure went well, there were no complications, and she told the staff we had been the “most supportive!” I personally thanked her and told her it was an honor to be there for her and still get teary when I think about it. Ice burn, Lila Rose!
Another visit to Nightmare Town. One week, on a Monday, I read about the Burris Amendment, which was an amendment to the defense bill that would have let soldiers have abortions in military facilities overseas. I read “Current law bans abortions in most cases at military facilities, even if women pay themselves, meaning they must go outside to private hospitals and clinics — an impossibility for many of the estimated 100,000 American servicewomen in foreign countries, particularly in Iraq and Afghanistan.” It was struck down. Couple days later one of our patients was a soldier from Afghanistan. Hey, I was just reading about you guys.
No contraception around (she was stationed pretty far out) meant that she got pregnant. "Regulations require that a woman be flown home within two weeks of the time she finds out she’s pregnant, a particular stigma for unmarried women that ends any future career advancement." Ends any future career advancement. For my patient, that meant that she had to figure out how to make it back to the states on her own. Even if she had chosen to “go straight,” it wouldn’tve been much better: “Servicewomen who make the decision to have an abortion must first seek approval from their commanding officer to take leave from their military duty and return to the United States or a country where abortion is legal.” (Guttmacher.) Ask your boss if you can please take off a while for your abortion. And no matter what, she had to pay for it all herself. So even though she knew she was pregnant almost immediately, it took eight weeks to make arrangements, travel plans and raise all the money. That means by the time she walked in our door, she was beginning her second trimester, which is a way more expensive and invasive procedure. She also had to spend eight more weeks than she had to miserably pregnant. In Afghanistan.
Her procedure went well with no complications (notice trend) and before she left, Dr. S took her hand and said, “Thank you for saving us out there.” She responded, “Hey, thanks for saving me over here today.” As I watched them the thought that someone somewhere had to be scripting this appeared and then immediately burst. Here's the policy that you can get pissed about, and now here's the person you were pissed for. I see a lot of people get frustrated and huffy about stuff, and you can, but then you have to promise to actually do something about it. I have the privilege to be reminded that this is someone’s life, not the New York Times Most Emailed Article. And it is an honor to be reminded. It makes me work harder. Being an abortion provider has meant that I drive home from work knowing I did something, actually everything in my power, to support people who needed it. It’s a privilege and it’s fucking awesome.
Too bad you didn't have the privelege of being reminded that it was someone else's life you were ending. If your patients 'didn't want to be there', they wouldn't be. If abortion is such an acceptable and moral choice, why do they insist women don't get there on their own? If we're all such victims, why bother calling it a choice and a right? I despise the victim feminist mentality, because this is the end result.
It's all good to use deadly force to 'solve a problem', then shriek about war and the death penalty as if you had any credibility. Comedy gold.
The moonbat answer to the lack of taxpayers-get a job? Why, of course not-let's import more illegals, wait for the older generation to die and abort our own children, because it takes too long for them to grow up and become productive citizens (and if they follow mommy's example, they might not be productive citizens anyway). They've got it all figured out as they nonchalantly decide who's worthy of life and who isn't. Yes, they really are this arrogant-and this stupid.
Why has it been 20yrs since a woman moderated a Prez debate when women consistently vote in greater numbers? Be heard @ bit.ly/QZLQMs— Sandra Fluke (@SandraFluke) July 30, 2012
The women meant to moderate were probably aborted.
Not in attendance: 25 million aborted females.
Monday, July 30, 2012
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I laughed so hard when I read this pathetic whine my stomach hurts. In her zeal to hate on and silence others, the only one Melissa Brewer has managed to silence is herself. Her witchhunts for others continue on Twitter, including numerous fake accounts stalking and harassing several people (as she shrieks and incessantly accuses others of having fake accounts and whines about how dishonest it is-ROFL) what an impotent, ineffectual loser. Forced to concede defeat because of her own bigotry and hate while still hiding behind a front of phony philanthropy. What a total cretin. If you're curious about some of her other exploits, just type Twitler into the search engine here.
Even her minions are bailing:
Wow, a certain cat lady is a shitty friend. Shouldn't have trusted that one.— Feminazi Slut (@FeminaziSlut) July 30, 2012
Sunday, July 29, 2012
(CNSNews.com) - Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D.-Ill.) said she was “unaware” that the preventive services regulation that Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has issued under the Obamacare law requires health care plans to offer free sterilizations to girls as young as their teens.
However, back in March, Schakowsky did acknowledge that the mandate offers sterilizations free of charge to college-age women, stressing at that time that the HHS rules were designed to “protect the health of women, women of all ages.”
The HHS regulation, which takes effect on Aug. 1, requires nearly all health care plans in the United States to provide, without cost sharing, “all Food and Drug Administration approved contraceptive methods, sterilization procedures, and patient education and counseling for all women with reproductive capacity,” which means all women who have begun ovulating, including teenagers.
At the Capitol on Wednesday, CNSNews.com asked Rep. Schakowsky, “The HHS preventive services mandate requires all health plans to offer free sterilizations, including to girls in their teens. Do you support the mandate as it applies to teens?”
At that point, Rep. Schakowsky started to walk away without answering but, while walking, she said, “I don’t--I’m unaware that it says that sterilization including teens is in that. I’ll check that out.”
“I will check that out,” she said.
CNSNews.com then followed up, “It says all women of ‘reproductive capacity,’ and it defines it as from menarche to menopause.”
“I’ll check that out,” she said.
HHS Secretary Sebelius proposed the regulation last August as part of the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, popularly known as Obamacare. It was finalized in February 2012.
The regulation was recommended by a federally funded committee at the Institute of Medicine (a part of the National Academy of Sciences), which explained in making its recommendation that “women with reproductive capacity” meant women “from the time of menarche to menopause.” Menarche is a young woman’s first menstrual cycle.
It stated: “Unintended pregnancy is defined as a pregnancy that is either unwanted or mistimed at the time of conception … and affects women with reproductive capacity, that is, from the time of menarche to menopause.”
The National Institutes of Health says that young women usually start to menstruate “around age 12.” Thus the HHS-mandated insurance coverage providing sterilizations without cost-sharing would apply to girls as young as 12.
The IOM report’s recommendation for the HHS mandate comes from an 8-page section entitled, “Preventing Unintended Pregnancy and Promoting Healthy Birth Spacing,” where it states, “Unintended pregnancy is highly prevalent in the United States.”
“Although 1 in 20 American women has an unintended pregnancy each year, unintended pregnancy is more likely among women who are aged 18 to 24 years and unmarried, who have a low income, who are not high school graduates, and who are members of a racial or ethnic minority group,” the report reads.
The section concludes: “The committee recommends for consideration as a preventive service for women: the full range of Food and Drug Administration-approved contraceptive methods, sterilization procedures, and patient education and counseling for women with reproductive capacity.”
Schakowsky, a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, which has oversight over the Affordable Care Act, had said the HHS mandate was designed to “protect the health of women, women of all ages.”
The Obama Administration announced in March that the preventive services mandate would also apply to college and university health plans, “to ensure students enrolled in these plans benefit from important consumer protections in the Affordable Care Act,” an HHS Fact Sheet stated.
CNSNews.com previously asked Schakowsky if she supported the regulation that requires health insurance companies to provide free sterilizations to college-age women who want them, during a conference call on March 19.
“This isn’t about promoting sterilization,” she said. “No one--there aren’t college girls lining up to become sterilized because they feel like it. And we’re talking about medical procedures.”
Schakowsky added that “there may be situations where for medical reasons and in consultation with the doctor that sterilization procedures are warranted for the health of a young woman.”
“Contraception and related procedures, contraception was declared one of the top 10 preventive health services of the 20th century by the Centers for Disease Control," she said.
“And the reason for these regulations is to protect the health of women, women of all ages, so that they can afford to get the preventive care that they need.”
A mother, or a murderer? Your choice.
You can't. Which is why real women don't take you seriously.
We reduce our unborn children to the status of property to be disposed of. They are erased, silenced and sold by abortion. We are the ultimate hypocrites.
Too young for motherhood, but always old enough for abortion.
'Human life is not as special as it seems'. I'm guessing if I had a gun to her head and I was about to pull the trigger, life would become very special indeed.
Yep. Animals pay other animals to kill their young in the womb all the time. Yes, they really are this stupid.
Unless you're a Supreme Court justice voting yes on Roe V. Wade, or a prochoice Senator voting against legislation prohibiting abortion for frivilous reasons, or...
Sometimes there just aren't enough rocks.
Life begins at conception (and ends at Planned Parenthood if you're prochoice) if life were not already present at conception, nothing would happen after conception. If unborn babies aren't alive, you don't need abortion to kill them. This is not difficult.
Rabble blows it again...
'Yeah it's a heart-but not really, no, it's just tissue'! Only in the world of prochoice could scientific fact be construed as a 'misleading claim'. LMAO. It's disturbing that anyone would be asking a moron like this for any kind of advice.
"We now record fetal heartbeats at 14 days post-conception. We record fetal brainwaves at 39 days post-conception ... We have this schizophrenic rule of the law where we have defined death as the absence of those, but we refuse to define life as the presence of those." - Sen. Tom Coburn, speaking to Supreme Court nominee Judge Sonia Sotomayor, confirmation hearing, July 15, 2009
Overheard on inept prochoice Tumblr page FuckYeahChoice:
“How come it’s a baby when there’s [a] miscarriage, but it’s not a baby when someone has an abortion?” - CommunismKills, on the hypocrisy of pro-“choice” people (via leftybegone)
Because one is a tragedy that they didn’t want and the other was a choice they made. It’s the same fetus, you’re right. But it’s literally all about the pregnant person. You project onto your pregnancy exactly what you want it to be. You can coo at your tummy and rub it and call it by it’s future name or if you for whatever reason don’t want to be a parent you can dehumanize it as much as makes you comfortable or grieve as much as you need.
The fetus doesn’t care. It doesn’t feel. It doesn’t think. It has no idea. It doesn’t regret not being born and it doesn’t write poems about how it’s so scared of being aborted.
As someone who has had 2 miscarriages, I must say I’m a bit offended that you’d compare them to an abortion. What kind of a monster could say that? To compare a voluntary medical procedure to someone who is completely and utterly attached and in love with the future person growing inside of them. Then to lose it?
So, it's ok (and expected) to dehumanize the unborn if your 'choice' is to kill them, but you're a monster if you dehumanize the ones she wanted. Could she contradict herself any more? This is an excellent example of feminist supremacism, and how they truly believe even their most heinous choices should be respected and never questioned.
Saturday, July 28, 2012
In response to this latest load of tripe from Kushie the Moonbat, troll in residence over at Abortion Gangstah:
There has been a lot of talk about sex-selection and abortion in the news lately. Anti-choicers have created misleading videos to lie about Planned Parenthood’s stance on sex-selective abortions, PRENDA (a bill that would outlaw sex-selective abortions) was facing a vote, and some twitter users have begun using the term “gendercide.”
But the real issue here isn’t sex-selection. The real issue is that anti-choicers don’t believe that women and girls are capable of taking care of their own lives.
While this extreme level of obsession with female fetuses is new, anti-choicers have long used the female fetus as a symbol for “someone in need.” Their own version of a “damsel in distress,” if you will. The thinking goes like this: people want to take care of those whom they believe are helpless. For a long time, women and girls were thought to be weaker than men and boys, incapable of taking care of themselves. That’s why women in decades past were not allowed to own property, or were themselves property of their fathers and husbands. If anti-choicers can convince you that women are still incapable of taking care of themselves, they might be able to convince you to step in and “help.”
We’ve come a long way since women were property in America. We now know that women and girls are just as capable as men and boys. Anything men can do, women can do. We can own property, vote, and even run for President if we like (whether we can win is another story).
But anti-choicers haven’t caught up with us, and they’re hoping they can bank on that historical sense of “need to help the helpless” people might still feel. And because they believe girls are weak and helpless, they use that to their supposed advantage. This is why sidewalk harassers tell women that their “baby girl” needs them to choose life, or why every anti-choice fetus is a “she” with “her” this and that. It’s even why those creepy stories written to be seen from the point of view of a fetus to their “mommy” is a written by a female fetus.
It’s also why many anti-choicers say that the women who choose abortion shouldn’t be punished, because they were mislead and ignorant and didn’t know what they were doing.
Anti-choicers aren’t worried about sex-selection because they value women and girls; on the contrary, they are worried about sex-selection because they think it will help them take away more rights from women. I find it hard to believe that any anti-choicer would actually care if girls are aborted for their gender, with how little respect they often show for women. Instead, I see this as another slap in the face. Anti-choicers are pretending to care about my gender so that they can hurt my gender more.
This type of behavior must be recognized, called out, and stopped. We must show that we value, respect and trust women and girls to make the correct, moral choices for their lives. Only by valuing women as capable moral agents can we teach others that women are of value.
Any woman who is capable as a moral agent isn't going to take the life of her own child. So, why do proaborts hate it so much when we refer to unborn babies as 'she'? Simple. Because it puts a human face on abortion, and proaborts can't afford that. They've spent the last 40 years dehumanizing the unborn and reducing them to the status of property to be disposed of at will-they can't afford the humanity of the fetus. Funnily enough, Kushie the Moonbat has no issue with re-tweeting the garbage from Twitter accounts posing as-you guessed it-a female fetus.
Prochoice also hates the recent spotlight on sex selective abortion because it's bad PR for their 'for the women' stance when baby girls are slaughtered in favor of boys and proaborts are afraid to speak against it and betray their abortion-for-any-reason agenda, and the sisterhood that promotes it. They simply can't answer the growing outrage against sex-selective abortion, so they rely on the good old 'blame the patriarchy' while touting abortion (including for gender selection) as exclusively a woman's choice-quite a quandary from which they can't extricate themselves with any credibility while still calling themselves 'feminists'. The only ones who believe girls are 'weak and helpless' are feminazis like this one, who encourage killing over motherhood because women are obviously too weak for the latter. It's very telling that the only response they can come up with when called out for the deaths of unborn girls is to lay blame elsewhere-whip out the victim card to justify victimizing others. In the world of radical feminism, business as usual. Half the babies slaughtered by abortion are female. If prochoice gave a shit, they'd speak up for them. Yeah, that's gonna happen. Real women are capable of taking care of their own lives AND their children. Whiny, spoiled little feminists? They run to the abortionist to 'take care' of their children's lives-by ending them.
We've all heard this canard before. How many doctors are eliminated along with those serial killers? Scientists? Best friends forever?
Further proof that feminazis hate any women that don't agree 100 percent with their fucked up agenda? They are all busily hating on the former Komen exec who tried to stand up to Planned Parenthood. Prochoice could care less about breast cancer research or charities, and their recent witch hunt of Komen before they caved is just...further proof. Extra moron points to this tweeter with the 'NoH8' icon, which has lost any meaning it might have once had, having been used so often in libtard hate campaigns.
Doesn't Obama have a quality voter base? Lots of values. Giggle.
literally wearing an abortion shirt right now & you bet your fat ass if I wasn't sick I'd be eating donuts twitter.com/saturniinae/st…— miss (^._.^)ﾉ andry (@saturniinae) July 27, 2012
I'd be sick too if I had to wear that shirt.
What's an abortion zealot to do when all her pro-babykilling shirts are in the wash? It's a hard life for a pimp these days.
Friday, July 27, 2012
According to Planned Parenthood’s most recent Fact Sheet, it served 7,021 prenatal clients in 2009 while committing 332,278 abortions and making only 977 adoption referrals.
This means that 97.6% of pregnant mothers who come to Planned Parenthood get abortions, while only 2.1% get prenatal care and only .3% get adoption referrals. You were saying?
But only insofar as it can be used as a weapon to shill for abortion, otherwise it merits no mention. I've lost track of how many times we've offered to adopt while sidewalk counseling. The fact is, adoption isn't a valid choice to abortion zealots. How many proaborts have you seen promoting adoption, except in this context? Yeah, me neither. If you don't regard your own child's life worth protecting, somebody's else's is bound to be pretty low on the list of priorities, eh?
Before then? Just clumps of cells, unrecognizable as human. See for yourself:
Love to see this 'medical research' that 'proves' we are not human beings until 15 weeks. Please feel free to post links to this stellar research. I'll just go and watch a couple civilizations rise and fall while I'm waiting.
Such horrible trials as "I was too lazy to get out of bed and take the pill". Boo fucking hoo. Gotta love the top comment, coming from someone who looks like the ass end of a myopic donkey. Proaborts certainly are obssessed with the sex lives of others-probably because all they can do is talk about it (especially when they look like that one.
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Deathscorts hate it. I've had mine for a while now, and what a difference it makes when doing sidewalk counseling when some indignant boyfriend tries the 'it's just a blob of cells' routine in order to assuage his conscience. Being able to give women a peek inside their womb before they go through the clinic doors makes it more than worth the year it took me to save up enough to buy this invaluable device. It's also come in really handy at the CPC where I volunteer, and of course for midwife work. The best weapon against abortion is the truth of fetal development.
Trolled from Jezebel
According to a new government report, American women, as a population, are not awesome at taking birth control. Okay, I'm not being fair — it's not American women in general who are bad, it's unmarried women who live with their significant others who are exceptionally not awesome at taking birth control. In fact, they fucking suck at it. What gives?
Over the last decades, keeping the VACANCY sign lit outside of your uterus has gotten progressively easier — now, in addition to the Pill (of which there are approximately a bajillion varieties for a bajillion different types of women), we've got The Ring, and The Patch, and The Shot and The Implant and The IUD. Some allow women to only have their period four times a year. Others may cause a woman's period to stop completely. Some occasionally end up hilariously around the end of your partner's penis after doing it, like a ringtoss. All are completely reversible and mostly safe and much more effective than the old "pull out n' pray" method . So why are 1/3 of births in the US still the result of unplanned pregnancies? Are women just really, terribly bad at reading and following directions?
The report highlights some stark contrasts between the birth control habits of married women, single women living with a partner, and single women living separately, in addition to differences between women's levels of education and age. And, as you might expect, the young, the poor, and the uneducated are much more likely to experience unplanned pregnancy than the older, the wealthier, and the more highly educated — as we've discussed, only about 23% of births to married women were the result of unplanned pregnancies, whereas half of births to unmarried women who (as my grandma would say) live in sin were the result of surprise pregnancies. And among women between the ages of 15 and 24, almost 79% of births were the result of unplanned pregnancies.
NBC refers to them as "oopsie babies," but the repercussions are much less cute than a thing a babysitter says when a toddler poops in the dog's dish. Unplanned pregnancies, as a general rule, occur when a family isn't prepared for a child — they're not planned. Additionally, women who plan their pregnancies are much less likely to accidentally harm their pregnancies by smoking, drinking, or engaging in other unhealthy activities because they're unaware that they're eating/smoking/drinking for two. Kids aren't cheap, either, and having an unplanned baby can have pretty dire financial effects on a family, especially if the child's mother is young, uneducated, and poor and the child's father is statistically unlikely to stick around. We're pregnanting ourselves right out of the middle class.
So, with all sorts of birth control available, what's keeping women from using it? A cocktail of ignorance, misinformation, and overblown concern. A full 35% of sexually active women who ended up unexpectedly pregnant say they didn't use birth control because they didn't think they could get pregnant, which means that there are hundreds of thousands of women in the US who have ovaries and uteruses and vaginas and vulvas who think that somehow they are Touched By An Angel that keeps those functioning body parts from doing what they're supposed to do. It's like sticking your hand in a garbage disposal, flipping the switch, and then acting all surprised when you lose a pinkie. Abstinence only education, y'all! Catch the spirit!
The second largest group of unplanned births came as the result of women who didn't use birth control because they didn't mind if they got pregnant, the third largest group reported that they didn't expect to have sex, and the fourth largest group said they were worried about the side effects of birth control. A full 13% of women who ended up having unplanned babies became pregnant because their partner didn't want to wear a condom, or their partner didn't want them on birth control. Ew.
On August 1st, a provision of the Affordable Care Act that will make copay-free birth control available to women will kick in, but it will only affect women who are already insured through their employers. Women who qualify for Medicaid are also able to access birth control without paying anything at the pharmacist. But for a third group, women who are neither insured by their employers nor qualified for Medicaid, no-copay birth control won't be available to them until 2014. It remains to be seen whether Obamacare will give women a better handle on their fertility, or if it will give women who don't understand contraception access to the information they need to make the right choice for themselves.
It's still 9 bucks at WalMart. Quit the propagandizing. Obamacare isn't gonna come to your house and remind you to take the pill. The majority of unplanned pregnancies in this country are due to improper use of birth control. If you can't be bothered to use the shit properly, stop whining about how the rest of us should pay for it. If your partner doesn't want to step up and at least use a condom, you know what to do. Say no. I'm so fucking sick of feminist excuses.
I literally hate the creepy baby hats on the abortion crosses outside St. Isadores. It's effing creepy and weird. #prochoice— Anya Zdanowicz (@AyySZee) July 26, 2012
Right? It's not like aborted babies were human beings or somethin'.
Exercise your right to choose! Abort! If you die, well that's your tough luck! It's prolife's fault! Don't expect any sympathy from prochoice. They're happy to get you through the doors of the abortuary. After that-you're on your own.
Trolled from Salon (ow, my eyes)
Her name was Tonya Reaves; she was 24, from Chicago and pregnant. Last Friday, she died of a hemorrhage at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Because her death, ruled an accident, occurred hours after she had an abortion at Planned Parenthood and was rushed to the hospital, it was almost instantly seized upon by opponents of abortion rights as an example of the dangers of abortion. That’s despite the fact that, according to the most recent data, a woman is 14 times more likely to die in childbirth than from abortion-related causes.
On Tuesday, Cliff Stearns, the Republican congressman from Florida who is already attempting to bring down Planned Parenthood via investigation, told Fox News, “I would like to put them under oath. I would like to find out how they spend our half a billion dollars, and I would also like to explore some of the safety aspects, particularly in light of this death, of this tragedy.” When, the same day, Barack Obama reiterated his support for Planned Parenthood on the campaign trail – “Mr. Romney wants to get rid of funding for Planned Parenthood. I think that’s a bad idea. I’ve got two daughters. I want them to control their own healthcare choices” – Operation Rescue saw an opening that involved exploiting a woman’s death and racial politics.
Troy Newman, the group’s president, told LifeNews that the president had “disrespected Tonya,” adding, “We have to wonder how Mr. Obama would have felt if that had been Malia or Sasha bleeding to death on that abortion table.” Then he threw in Trayvon Martin for good measure: “Apparently for Mr. Obama, a black man who is killed by a white man is worthy of justice, but a black woman killed by a campaign contributor is something that we should give no regard.”
According to the Illinois Maternal and Child Health Coalition, during the most recent five years (2000-2004) for which there is data, 27 black women in Illinois died of pregnancy-related causes, a period in which only one white woman died of the same causes. So far as I could learn, no one called a national investigation into their tragic deaths or made them into a campaign issue.
Planned Parenthood issued a statement saying, “While legal abortion services in the United States have a very high safety record, a tragedy such as this is devastating to loved ones and we offer our deepest sympathies.” Reaves’ family has hired a lawyer with the intention of finding out what happened after the cervical dilation and evacuation – a term that generally denotes a rarer, second-trimester abortion – and whether Planned Parenthood or Northwestern Memorial could be held responsible.
Oddly, the ABC News report about the case took the time to interview two doctors, who correctly pointed out how rare abortion-related deaths are, but left as conjecture the following statement from one of them: “It probably happens less often than people dying just having full-term childbirth.”
Not “probably” – demonstrably.
A study published in February in Obstetrics and Gynecology drawing on CDC data and Guttmacher Institute surveys concludes, “The pregnancy-associated mortality rate among women who delivered live neonates was 8.8 deaths per 100,000 live births. The mortality rate related to induced abortion was 0.6 deaths per 100,000 abortions.” While there may be some underreporting on either side, that’s a pretty dramatic difference. (Guttmacher says that “fewer than 0.3 percent of abortion patients experience a complication that requires hospitalization.”)
One of that study’s co-authors, David Grimes, told me this week, “Childbirth remains much riskier; that has been the case since the CDC started gathering data on it.” He says the ratio has been growing: “Abortion has gotten very safe, and childbirth remains quite risky still.”
And those figures are just counting the pregnancies that end in childbirth or termination. Grimes co-authored another study, in 2006, that looked at pregnancy-related deaths in general. It found that abortion and miscarriage together were “associated with the lowest risk, live birth intermediate risk, and ectopic pregnancy and fetal death the highest risk” to a pregnant woman’s life.
According to the most recent estimates from the World Health Organization, unsafe abortion, largely in countries where the procedure is illegal for “pro-life” reasons, accounts for 47,000 women’s deaths annually. And, of course, there’s a reason the coat hanger is iconic in the United States. Before New York state decriminalized abortion in 1970, a quarter of childbirth-related deaths among white women in New York City in the early 1960s were due to abortion. Among women of color, the figure was one in two. A more recent example of the impact of legal abortion services on reducing death comes from Romania, which banned abortion in 1966. During the two decades that abortion was illegal, abortion-related mortality shot up sevenfold, to 148 deaths per 100,000 live births. In 1989, the ban was lifted; by 2002, the mortality rate was nine deaths per 100,000 births.
None of this will comfort the Reaves family, of course. And no amount of evidence will stop conservatives from using her death for baseless political posturing that ultimately shows a profound contempt for women’s actual lives and safety.
Prochoice response to presumed politicizing of this woman's death is to politicize it further. Typical. I'm sure the long record of the National Abortion Federation protecting butchers like Gosnell will be truly comforting to Reaves' family. Abortion zealots continue to show contempt for women who die from their 'safe and legal' sacrament with shrill screeds like this one. Every time they oppose any kind of regulation on abortion, they continue to prove they couldn't care less about women's lives. Reaves is just collateral damage to them. How many proaborts are stepping up to help this woman's family? That's right-NONE. From the feminist echo chamber:
Tonya Reaves is an inconvenience prochoice can't afford. They'll marginalize her as quickly as they can, then it's back to business as usual-shilling for the abortion lobby.
Because the facts are on their side. LOL. Pathetic the reactions of people coming to this joke of a church.
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
By NBC News wire services
A Russian fisherman made a gruesome discovery Sunday when he stumbled upon four barrels of human fetuses in a forest in the Ural Mountains, police said Tuesday.
The fetuses were found several miles away from a highway linking the region's capital, Yekaterinburg, with another big city, Nizhny Tagil. Officials believe that they may have come from four local hospitals and have started an investigation.
"It seems the company responsible for disposal of the bio-medical waste did not carry out its duties," the deputy head of the regional government, Vladimir Vlasov, said on state television.
Police said the 248 fetuses were preserved in formaldehyde. Photographs from the site showed fetuses with tags scrawled with numbers and inscriptions that Russian media said were family names. The fetuses have since been placed in a local morgue.
Resident Sergei Tvritinov told state television that his friend spotted the barrels while fishing.
“He ran into some water canisters and wanted to take them home, but when he came closer he saw little baby bodies," Tveritinov said.
The Health Ministry said it had ordered a check of local hospitals to prevent such incidents occurring again.
"The rude violation of medical ethics causes indignation," the ministry said in a statement. "It's inadmissible from both the moral and legal viewpoint."
The Russian Orthodox Church used the incident to emphasize its opposition to abortions.
We'll remember you said this the next time you use rape as a weapon and a political tool...
Prochoice needs rape victims to use as political bargaining chips they can trot out when their arguments for abortion as birth control fail. They don't give a damn about rape victims. Remember Live Action's recent sting operation, in which Planned Parenthood was caught on tape aiding and abetting pimps to make the abortion sale? Yeah, so de we.
Good thing, because it never was. Too bad ACA doesn't cover dumbass as a preexisting condition. Oh, that's right, prochoice doesn't believe in the pre-existence of anything, including babies. Does that mean we're off the hook for their abortions and birth control?