STFU Anti-Choicers
Today is the day of Silent Solidarity in honor of those who have been aborted

bannerofthecross:

Because of that, this will be my only post for the day, I will remain silent during the day and online. Pray for the right to life

Welp, you’ve already fucked up being silent, haven’t you? Those fetuses don’t “just get one post,” do they?

approximately-infinity:

Today, I am silent.
I am in silent solidarity with my brothers and sisters who were not as lucky as I. God blessed me with my parents. Even in an unplanned teenage pregnancy, they saw the goodness in my tiny new life. If I had different parents, my life may have been at great risk of being snuffed out.
I, quite literally, have survived the abortion holocaust. Satan tried to kill me, but he failed. And now, I will stop at nothing to stand where my brothers and sisters cannot and defend the sanctity of all human life, from womb to tomb.
Today, I am alive. But because 1/3 of my generation is not, today, I am silent.

Fetuses cannot type and are not eligible for Tumblr accounts. Silence FAIL.
I’d also like to take a moment to share that I exist because my mother was able to obtain a life-saving abortion before I was born. If abortion had been illegal, she may not have gotten the life-saving care she needed, and she, my sisters, and I would not be here today.
I’m speaking for OUR LIVES. Because we deserve better.

approximately-infinity:

Today, I am silent.

I am in silent solidarity with my brothers and sisters who were not as lucky as I. God blessed me with my parents. Even in an unplanned teenage pregnancy, they saw the goodness in my tiny new life. If I had different parents, my life may have been at great risk of being snuffed out.

I, quite literally, have survived the abortion holocaust. Satan tried to kill me, but he failed. And now, I will stop at nothing to stand where my brothers and sisters cannot and defend the sanctity of all human life, from womb to tomb.

Today, I am alive. But because 1/3 of my generation is not, today, I am silent.

Fetuses cannot type and are not eligible for Tumblr accounts. Silence FAIL.

I’d also like to take a moment to share that I exist because my mother was able to obtain a life-saving abortion before I was born. If abortion had been illegal, she may not have gotten the life-saving care she needed, and she, my sisters, and I would not be here today.

I’m speaking for OUR LIVES. Because we deserve better.

Mitt Romney to woman with a life-threatening pregnancy: “Why do you get off easy when other women have their babies?”

jessicavalenti:

I’ve noticed that some blogs and publications have taken notice of a particular section from this New York Times piece on Mitt Romney and abortion:

Mormons oppose abortion, except in extreme cases like rape, incest or where the life of the woman is in danger — and require that church elders be consulted. In 1990, Exponent II, a Mormon feminist magazine that Ms. Dushku, the Suffolk University professor, helped found, published an article by a married mother of four who recounted her own experience after doctors advised her to terminate her pregnancy when she was being treated for a potentially dangerous blood clot. Her bishop got wind of the situation, she wrote, and showed up unannounced at the hospital, warning her sternly not to go forward.

The article did not identify Mr. Romney as the bishop, but Ms. Dushku later did. Now the woman has come forward, identifying herself in Mr. Scott’s book as Carrel Hilton Sheldon. (Through Ms. Dushku, she declined to be interviewed.) “Mitt has many, many winning qualities,” she is quoted as saying, “but at the time he was blind to me as a human being.”

Dushku may have declined an interview, but Feministing posted about this incident in 2007, linking to an interview with Dushku where she recounted the whole horrible story:

It was in the late 1970s. She was a woman about 40 years old, 3 ½ to 4 months into her sixth pregnancy. We’ll call her woman “X”. She was an active member of the ward where Romney was bishop in Massachusetts, at that time in a neighboring community where I was not a member. The stake president was a doctor named Gordon and was an old friend of X. X and her husband went to the hospital because she had an aching in her leg. Her doctor was alarmed after examining her, telling her she had developed blood clots and could not carry the pregnancy to full term. He said they’d have to give her blood thinners in order to get rid of the clots and that they would endanger the baby. X had lost her first baby; the child was born with many physical problems and died at two or three weeks old. X was already the mother of four teenage children. This would have been her sixth.

…First of all the stake president – Gordon – came by to see X with a friend and said well it looks like you have to do this – terminate the pregnancy. He was perfectly comfortable with X’s decision, since both she and the child were in peril. And Gordon was technically higher in the LDS church hierarchy than Mitt was as bishop.

So then Mitt came in to the hospital. X thought Mitt had come to be comforting because that’s what bishops do. They have a pastoral role. But she said that instead he was critical.

He said – What do you think you’re doing?

She said – Well, we have to abort the baby because I have these blood clots.

And he said something to the effect of – Well, why do you get off easy when other women have their babies?

And she said – What are you talking about? This is a life threatening situation.

And he said – Well what about the life of the baby?

And she said – I have four other children and I think it would be really irresponsible to continue the pregnancy.

X said she found herself arguing with Romney about her medical crisis, said he was very unsympathetic, very critical, and said that under the circumstances in no way did he condone her aborting the child. And he left.

The woman then left the church (can’t imagine why). So there you have it: Mitt Romney’s compassionate counseling. 

Mitt Romney: Pro-life! Unless you’re pregnant!

missatralissa:

Just saw that picture and it made me think…

Hosea 13:16
“The people of Samaria must bear the consequences of their guilt because they rebelled against their God. They will be killed by an invading army, their little ones dashed to death against the ground, their pregnant women ripped open by swords.”

missatralissa:

Just saw that picture and it made me think…

Hosea 13:16

“The people of Samaria must bear the consequences of their guilt because they rebelled against their God. They will be killed by an invading army, their little ones dashed to death against the ground, their pregnant women ripped open by swords.”


tehsunshine:

Just finished counter-protesting the “Life Chain” of Muncie, Indiana.
This lady was the star.
We really wanted to make signs that read “Bad Spelling Kills” and “Denim Skirts Hurt Women,” but we could not locate any Sharpies.
Le sigh.

tehsunshine:

Just finished counter-protesting the “Life Chain” of Muncie, Indiana.

This lady was the star.

We really wanted to make signs that read “Bad Spelling Kills” and “Denim Skirts Hurt Women,” but we could not locate any Sharpies.

Le sigh.

prolifeabortionismurder:

Ironically pro choice people suck at making choices. They choose to have unprotected sex thus choosing to get pregnant. Instead of taking responsibility for their actions and giving birth to the baby like they should, they choose to have an abortion when they should choose to give the baby up for adoption. If you’re going to be pro choice then don’t suck at it. Choose to abstain from sex, choose to use a condom or choose to take birth control and if you’re pregnant and don’t want the baby then choose adoption. 
Note: This post isn’t to the few women who are raped and have an abortion but to the vast majority of women having abortions because they were irresponsible.

Ironically, anti-choicers suck at logic and facts.
Most people who get abortions are on birth control or using protection.
Trust, in the vast majority of cases, it’s a lot cheaper and easier to use protection than it is to get an abortion. People don’t just willingly use abortion “as a form of birth control” as so many anti-choicers like to think.
Also, adoption isn’t an alternative to abortion, it’s an alternative to parenting.
And finally, if you really think “it’s a child” from the moment of conception, then why are “children” of rape less worthy of life than “children” of consensual sex?

prolifeabortionismurder:

Ironically pro choice people suck at making choices. They choose to have unprotected sex thus choosing to get pregnant. Instead of taking responsibility for their actions and giving birth to the baby like they should, they choose to have an abortion when they should choose to give the baby up for adoption. If you’re going to be pro choice then don’t suck at it. Choose to abstain from sex, choose to use a condom or choose to take birth control and if you’re pregnant and don’t want the baby then choose adoption. 

Note: This post isn’t to the few women who are raped and have an abortion but to the vast majority of women having abortions because they were irresponsible.

Ironically, anti-choicers suck at logic and facts.

Most people who get abortions are on birth control or using protection.

Trust, in the vast majority of cases, it’s a lot cheaper and easier to use protection than it is to get an abortion. People don’t just willingly use abortion “as a form of birth control” as so many anti-choicers like to think.

Also, adoption isn’t an alternative to abortion, it’s an alternative to parenting.

And finally, if you really think “it’s a child” from the moment of conception, then why are “children” of rape less worthy of life than “children” of consensual sex?

What is your opinion on those Anti-Choicers who suggest adoption as an alternative to abortion?
Anonymous

This is a response to an anti-choicer who dropped that query into our askbox.

This is a reblog of an excellent post by STFU Conservatives on the matter.

Hi, Mommy! I’m not a sentient being!

urge2kill:

You can go ahead and abort me if you want to. If not, that’s cool, too. I wouldn’t really know because I am just a mass of cells right now and cannot think. So, do whatever you need to do. 

Also, I am not capable of love or pain.

And I’m eating all your food.

And you might die if things get hairy in here.

Also I’m sorry if I incorrectly identified you as mommy. I forgot that pregnant people aren’t always women.

Best of luck, and make the choice that’s right for you.

Always reblog.

Always reblog.

celticthistle:

starlite0816:

The ACLU sued North Carolina for approving a “Choose Life” specialty license plate but “expressly and repeatedly” rejecting a pro-choice plate. The ACLU sued on behalf of four state residents after lawmakers rejected six proposals for plates bearing words such as “Respect Choice” or “Trust Women; Respect Choice.”

Link to article in title. 

Good. That shit is blatantly unfair and unconstitutional.

I want this case to become a precedent so I don’t have to see these license plates up here anymore.

"Feminists" for Life trolling on Facebook

People who follow my personal Tumblr probably saw me complaining about this guy last night. This is a cisman from my intro to Women’s Studies course who feels the need to butt in and express his opinions on what feminism is, should be, and means to women.

He brought up “Feminists” for Life in class, and I took him down. He then posted this link to my FB wall and tried to argue that feminism can include anti-choicery.

(Please note: I was incredibly cis-women-centric in my arguments with this man. Given that he had already expressed transsexist views in class, I felt that demolishing his transsexism was a huge undertaking deserving of its own activism another day. Like today, probably.)

So, a tiny victory. Although I’m still fuming over his “recognizing a woman’s utility as an incubator…” comment.

Mommy, Why Did You Kill Me? ProLife!

theoppressedlittlefetus:

Pretend time is fun.

My favorite is the pumpkin. That poor thing has millions of times more cells than a fetus.

goodbyeomelas:

Anti-choicers, pay attention to how big the human egg cell is (i.e. about 5 times smaller than a grain of salt.) That would be what the ebil, ebil Plan B “kills”.

So where’s the pro-paramecium-life movement?

thedeeface:

[Image description: Tea Party Ted, a bearded older white man wearing a tricorn hat. Top caption reads: Pro guns, pro death penalty, pro war, anti health care. Bottom caption reads: I’m pro-life. End description.]

thedeeface:

[Image description: Tea Party Ted, a bearded older white man wearing a tricorn hat. Top caption reads: Pro guns, pro death penalty, pro war, anti health care. Bottom caption reads: I’m pro-life. End description.]