STFU Anti-Choicers
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?

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.

What should be done is to give back the human proportion to the abortion issue, and when we see it as such we may be able to have much more understanding for the woman who chooses it. Women who choose abortion are consistently labeled killers, and I personally have been compared to Hitler and called a great murderer.

A woman who feels she cannot go on, and with pain and despair she decides that she has to give up her child, is this woman a killer? Really really. But look, you cannot let these words hurt you. You have to be strong not to pay any attention because those who do that call you a Hitler and relate it to the Holocaust prove that they do not know what the Holocaust was.

Elie Wiesel, famous author and Holocaust survivor on abortion compared to the Holocaust in a 1991 interview :”I Am Against Fanatics”: A Dialogue Between Elie Wiesel and Merle Hoffman on Abortion, Love and the Holocaust

(via mimidigi)

"Partial birth abortion", or IDX makes up .17% of abortions in the U.S. but is almost entirely all the anti-choice movement ever talks about.
Volunteers needed - Please reblog to spread the word

prochoicejacksonville:

Beginning Sept.28, A Woman’s Choice of Jacksonville will be under siege by a large number of protesters, possibly hundreds, for the 40 days For Life Campaign. We need your help. We are seeking pro-choice volunteers to help escort our patients safely into our clinic and to assist us with any other duties we may need during this time. To find out more, contact us @ awcjax@yahoo.com


Followers in Jacksonville, get out there please!

brieana90:

This is from The Cider House Rules and he’s talking about a woman who had her uterus punctured by a crochet hook.

I’ve said it before, and I’ll continue to say it: If Roe is ever overturned here in the US, I’m applying to med school in Canada, becoming an OB/GYN, and coming back to give women safe abortions in my top-secret basement clinic. And this shit is why: real, live, breathing adults are mutilated and die when abortion is made illegal in the name of “life.”

propaganda-for-life:

[Image: a fervent pro-life protester over an eight-piece blue background. A sticker on his shirt reads, “Abortion Isn’t Healthcare.” He is pointing upwards with both hands. Top text: “I’M SO PRO-LIFE” Bottom text: “I HOPE YOU DIE OF ABORTION COMPLICATIONS”]
For this lout.

propaganda-for-life:

[Image: a fervent pro-life protester over an eight-piece blue background. A sticker on his shirt reads, “Abortion Isn’t Healthcare.” He is pointing upwards with both hands. Top text: “I’M SO PRO-LIFE” Bottom text: “I HOPE YOU DIE OF ABORTION COMPLICATIONS”]

For this lout.

[Trigger warning for graphic descriptions of self-induced/illegal abortions and gore] Methods of Illegal Abortion

bebinn:

I’ve written about the methods of legal abortion: procedures performed by licensed medical professionals in a clean, sterile environment, with clean, sterile tools. But what about illegal abortions?

Those who push for more restrictions on abortion access - really, those who push for abortion to be made illegal - seem unwilling to acknowledge the disastrous alternatives. Many who are anti-choice have no memories of what life was like before Roe v. Wade in 1973. We know abortion rates stay fairly steady, regardless of legality. How are these illegal abortions procured? What options are there for those without the money or connections to a discrete physician?

To answer these questions, I’ve compiled a list of methods of illegal, or “back-alley” abortions.

Waldo L. Fielding, M.D. wrote an article for the New York Times in 2008, describing what he saw while working as a gynecologist in New York City from 1948 to 1953.

The familiar symbol of illegal abortion is the infamous “coat hanger” — which may be the symbol, but is in no way a myth. In my years in New York, several women arrived with a hanger still in place. Whoever put it in — perhaps the patient herself — found it trapped in the cervix and could not remove it.

Almost any implement you can imagine had been and was used to start an abortion — darning needles, crochet hooks, cut-glass salt shakers, soda bottles, sometimes intact, sometimes with the top broken off.

Another method that I did not encounter, but heard about from colleagues in other hospitals, was a soap solution forced through the cervical canal with a syringe. This could cause almost immediate death if a bubble in the solution entered a blood vessel and was transported to the heart.

The worst case I saw, and one I hope no one else will ever have to face, was that of a nurse who was admitted with what looked like a partly delivered umbilical cord. Yet as soon as we examined her, we realized that what we thought was the cord was in fact part of her intestine, which had been hooked and torn by whatever implement had been used in the abortion. It took six hours of surgery to remove the infected uterus and ovaries and repair the part of the bowel that was still functional.

A case report from 1911 describes a self-induced abortion using a knitting needle.

In the afternoon the day before her admission she had attempted to pass into the uterus a bone knitting needle…During the attempt the needle broke off short, leaving about half of it inside her body…During the next four days the temperature gradually rose, until on the fifth day after admission it was 102.2 F, and the pulse rate 100. On the evening of this day uterine hemorrhage occurred…and at 6:30 next morning the patient aborted, a fetus some 4 in. in length…The needle had just missed the right border of the rectum, the wall of the bowel being slightly torn superficially…

A case study from 1972 goes into greater detail about the use of a soap solution.

A case report from 1964 describes a woman’s attempt to self-abort with turpentine.

Believing herself to be pregnant she had, on the afternoon preceding admission, injected into her uterus the contents of a rectal syringe filled with turpentine and water. Immediately thereafter, she experienced a sharp burning sensation which “went all through me up to my chest.” This was followed by a convulsive seizure. Two hours later she began to have paroxysms of coughing productive of a bloody sputum.

A case history from 1961 describes two women’s attempts to self-abort with Lysol. One woman survived. The other did not.

The second patient was a 26-year-old French Canadian woman, married, but separated from her husband. She was…3 1/2 months pregnant. She had used a vaginal douche of concentrated Lysol solution 25 hours before admission…On examination there was erythema of the thighs and vulva. Pieces of placental tissue were passed but the abortion remained incomplete. The day after admission renal shut-down became apparent…A full-blown picture of lower nephron nephrosis [acute renal failure] developed rapidly in this case…The patient’s condition deteriorated rapidly and she died on the sixth day in acute pulmonary edema [fluid in the lungs].

Those who got them done by others didn’t fare much better (PDF). (1964)

…this 21-year-old single girl…went to an abortionist who inserted a catheter and wire into her cervix. The wire was removed after four days when chills, fever, crampy lower abdominal pain, nausea, and vomiting developed. Symptoms persisted until she came to the emergency ward with a temperature of 103 F (39.4 C) and a shaking chill…Her abdomen was rigid, with diffuse tenderness and absence of bowel sounds. There was tenderness, also, on pelvic and rectal palpation, the uterus was enlarged with necrotic [dead] tissue extruding from the cervix…She was discharged to her home after 17 days, only to return 10 days later with a temperature of 105 F (40.6 C)…Two days later…a laporotomy was done…and total hysterectomy [removal of the uterus]…She was…sterile at the age of 21.

…this 25-year-old married woman was given a soap-and-bleach douche by an abortionist. Following the douche, fever and chills developed with vaginal bleeding and crampy lower abdominal pain. On admission she had a temperature of 103 F (39.4 C), which rose to 106 F (41.4 C)…an emergency hysterectomy was done, following which she had a cardiac arrest. She was resuscitated, but arrested a second time and did not respond to resuscitation.

Some women attempted to induce miscarriage by drinking poisons such as aloe, ergot of rye, savin oil (derived from a juniper plant), teas made from tansy, pennyroyal, rue, and nightshade, high doses of vitamin C, and other naturalremedies.”

Dr. Garson Romalis, who survived two attempts on his life, gave a speech in 2008 in which he described what he saw in med school.

The first time I started to think about abortion was in 1960, when I was in second year medical school. I was assigned the case of a young woman who had died of a septic abortion. She had aborted herself using slippery elm bark…The young woman in our case developed an overwhelming infection. At autopsy she had multiple abscesses throughout her body, in her brain, lungs, liver and abdomen.

I have never forgotten that case.

I will never forget the 17-year-old girl lying on a stretcher with 6 feet of small bowel protruding from her vagina. She survived.

I will never forget the jaundiced woman in liver and kidney failure, in septic shock, with very severe anemia, whose life we were unable to save.

Some women were also told that they could induce miscarriage by undergoing physical stress, such as vigorous exercise, jumping off tables, bellyflopping onto a hard surface, receiving punches, kicks or other blows to their stomachs, or throwing themselves down the stairs.

None of these methods were guaranteed to work. Women would be left injured, ill, sterile, or dead.

Was that hard to read? It should be. That was the reality of pre-Roe America, and for some, it is still their reality. Those who can’t afford abortions, can’t get to clinics, or can’t tell anyone about their situation, turn to these methods, and worse. In countries where abortion is illegal, this is what people are offered.

Lysol, carbonic acid, coat hangers, stairs, and fists are not surgical instruments. Back alleys, kitchens, and motel rooms are not operating rooms.

Regardless of your opinion on abortion, this is what happens when abortion is no longer available. Keeping abortion legal is the only moral option.

This is why outlawing abortion will NEVER be a “pro-life” move. This is why we fight for the rights of uterus-owners.

accordingtosami:

kandacelee:

love this

Anti-choicers: Teaching little girls that they don’t have control over their own body since…. Ever.

accordingtosami:

kandacelee:

love this

Anti-choicers: Teaching little girls that they don’t have control over their own body since…. Ever.

pansymandy:

Do it, I dare you. Abortion is WRONG. Pass it on pro-lifers.

SPOILER ALERT
Here’s what comes up in the first frame of Google Images:
Several political cartoons (both pro-and anti-choice)
This infographic about the dangers of unsafe abortion in countries where it is illegal
This BAMF
2 images that could possibly be of an actual first trimester abortion (90% of all abortions).
6 images that are of late-term abortions (<2% of all abortions), which are only legal in cases to preserve the woman’s life/health or in cases of severe fetal abnormality.
I’m still pro-choice.
Now it’s your turn. Google for “back alley abortion.” But don’t click on images this time- I want you to form an informed opinion based on facts.
Click the first link. Read about all of the women who died pre-Roe and all of the women and girls dying now because of restrictions on safe and legal abortion.
Click the second link. It’s an article that cites a peer-reviewed source, confirming what you just read on Wikipedia.
Click the third link. It’s the recollection of a woman who had a pre-Roe back-alley abortion. It’s horrific, and she was one of the lucky ones.
Are you satisfied, or did you bother reading at all? Ok, go ahead and click images. That second picture is of Geraldine Santoro's lifeless body. (Trigger warning for images in that article). She died when she attempted to induce abortion in the fear that her estranged husband would murder her for being pregnant with another man. She hemorrhaged to death, alone in a seedy motel room. She left behind two daughters to be raised by their abusive father.
So what about now? Are you pro-choice, or are you still clinging to the idealogical dogma of sacrificing real, breathing, feeling women for unconscious, unfeeling fetuses? Which of us is truly “anti-life?”

pansymandy:

Do it, I dare you. Abortion is WRONG. Pass it on pro-lifers.

SPOILER ALERT

Here’s what comes up in the first frame of Google Images:

I’m still pro-choice.

Now it’s your turn. Google for “back alley abortion.” But don’t click on images this time- I want you to form an informed opinion based on facts.

Click the first link. Read about all of the women who died pre-Roe and all of the women and girls dying now because of restrictions on safe and legal abortion.

Click the second link. It’s an article that cites a peer-reviewed source, confirming what you just read on Wikipedia.

Click the third link. It’s the recollection of a woman who had a pre-Roe back-alley abortion. It’s horrific, and she was one of the lucky ones.

Are you satisfied, or did you bother reading at all? Ok, go ahead and click images. That second picture is of Geraldine Santoro's lifeless body. (Trigger warning for images in that article). She died when she attempted to induce abortion in the fear that her estranged husband would murder her for being pregnant with another man. She hemorrhaged to death, alone in a seedy motel room. She left behind two daughters to be raised by their abusive father.

So what about now? Are you pro-choice, or are you still clinging to the idealogical dogma of sacrificing real, breathing, feeling women for unconscious, unfeeling fetuses? Which of us is truly “anti-life?”