thedailywhat:

Say What Now of the Day: In today’s edition of Santorum Santorum Says: Rape victims who get pregnant “have to make the best out of a bad situation.” 

(Also: “I believe and I think the right approach is to accept this horribly created — in the sense of rape — but nevertheless a gift in a very broken way, the gift of human life, and accept what God has given to you.”)

[think.]

Fuck you.

Fuck you, you piece of shit. You are a terrible person. You are a disgusting human being.

It must be nice to sit here and say that people who are raped shouldn’t be allowed to have abortions since you will never be in that position. How dare you say that woman should accept it and carry that child to term. I’ve got news for you. That’s not a child, that’s a sack of cells. How dare you try and force a woman to carry her rapist’s child for nine months because of your fucked up ideas about what constitutes “life”. You do not get to put your religious beliefs anywhere near my body.

This is rape culture at work.

(Source: thedailywhat)

@2 years ago with 1580 notes
#rape culture #abortion #rage 

r3dscarf:

Medical research has shown that when an 8 week old human foetus is pricked in the palm of his hand by a needle, he opens his mouth and pulls his hand away. There is also an increase in heart rate as a result. This shows that an 8 week old foetus can feel pain (Volman and Pearson, “What the Fetus Feels,” British Med. Journal Jan. 20, 1980, ppp233-234.

I’m sorry but the best argument you have for an embryo (because it’s not a fetus until the 11th week of pregnancy) being able to feel pain is a study published in 1980?

Sorry, but I think I’m going to go with much more recent research from 2010 published by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists which states that a fetus does not feel pain in the first 24 weeks of gestation.

Bullshit like this makes it easier for laws that take away women’s autonomy to pass.

(via babestay)

@2 years ago with 39 notes
#pro-choice #abortion #bull shit #women's rights 

2way street*: the absolute SADDEST thing i've ever read :'( 

2way-street:

Hii Mommy.! …I’m your baby. You don’t know me yet, I’m only a few weeks old. You’re going to find out about me soon, though, I promise. Let me tell you some things about me. My name is John, and I’ve got beautiful brown eyes and black hair. Well, I don’t have it yet, but I will when I’m born. I’m…

I’m purposefully letting tumblr cut this off because while I have read the whole thing you shouldn’t have to unless you chose too.

You know what you’re baby is thinking when you’re a few weeks pregnant? Nothing. Because it cannot think, it cannot feel, it is not a person. It is a sack of cells completely dependent on it’s mother for life and with no awareness of itself.

At 21 weeks pregnant you are nearing the end of your second trimester. In the United States that means that you can only legally have an abortion if you or the baby are in danger of dying during the rest of the pregnancy or the delivery. This makes the second half of this “story” even more useless than the first as an abortion would only be taking place at that time if something was terribly wrong.

Regardless this post is ridiculous. It is aimed at shaming women who have had abortions and attempts to sway others using a made up story instead of actual facts. They don’t use facts because then they’d have to admit to all of the problems with the “pro-life” movement.

If this is the saddest thing you’ve ever read I cannot imagine what else you have been reading because the reader’s stories in the back of my sister’s seventeen are sadder than this.

(via 2way-street-deactivated20111129)

@2 years ago with 18 notes
#abortion #anti-choice #bull shit 
thefremen:

hiohmegan:

This is an actual ad from a Christian church down south.  They are advocating to replace the word “rape” with “unwanted sexual experience”  or U.S.E to decrease people terminating pregnancies due to rape.  This is real, this is not a joke.

File under “additional reasons why I am an atheist”. 

I’m shaking form anger right now. If someone EVER calls my rape an “Unplanned sexual event” someone I will explode from rage. 
Repent? Repent for WHAT? Some jackass of a person forcing himself onto me.
I want so badly for this to be made up.

thefremen:

hiohmegan:

This is an actual ad from a Christian church down south.  They are advocating to replace the word “rape” with “unwanted sexual experience”  or U.S.E to decrease people terminating pregnancies due to rape.  This is real, this is not a joke.

File under “additional reasons why I am an atheist”. 

I’m shaking form anger right now. If someone EVER calls my rape an “Unplanned sexual event” someone I will explode from rage. 

Repent? Repent for WHAT? Some jackass of a person forcing himself onto me.

I want so badly for this to be made up.

(via scooterpiebanana)

@2 years ago with 438 notes
#advertising #abortion #jesus #christianity #rape #assault #pregnancy 

"

Let me tell you some things.

I used to investigate child abuse and neglect. I can tell you how to stop the vast majority of abortion in the world.

First, make knowledge and access to contraception widely available. Start teaching kids before they hit puberty. Teach them about domestic violence and coercion, and teach them not to coerce and rape. Create a strong, loving community where women and girls feel safe and supported in times of need. Because guess what? They aren’t. You know what happens to babies born under such circumstances? They get hurt, unnecessarily. They get sick, unnecessarily. They get removed from parents who love them but who are unprepared for the burden of a child. Resources? Honey, we try. There aren’t enough resources anywhere. There are waiting lists, and promises, and maybes. If the government itself can’t hook people up, what makes you think an impoverished single mom can handle it?

Abolish poverty. Do you have any idea how much childcare costs? Daycare can cost as much or more than monthly rent. They may be inadequately staffed. Getting a private nanny is a nice idea, but they don’t come cheap either. Relatives? Do they own a car? Does the bus run at the right times? Do they have jobs of their own they need to work just to keep the lights on? Are they going to stick around until you get off you convenience store shift at 4 AM? Do they have criminal histories that will make them unsuitable as caregivers when CPS pokes around? You gonna pay for that? Who’s going to pay for that?

End rape. I know your type errs on the side of blaming the woman, but I’ve seen little girls who’ve barely gotten their periods pregnant because somebody thought raping preteens was an awesome idea. You want to put a child through that? Or someone with a mental or physical inability for whom pregnancy would be frightening, painful or even life-threatening? I’ve seen nonverbal kids who had their feet sliced up by caregivers for no fucking reason at all, you think sexual abuse doesn’t happen either?

You say there’s lots of couples who want to adopt. Kiddo, what they want to adopt are healthy white babies, preferably untainted by the wombs and genetics of women with alcohol or drug dependencies. I’ve seen the kids they don’t want, who almost no one wants. You people focus only on the happy pink babies, the gigglers, the ones who grow and grow with no trouble. Those are not the kids who linger in foster care. Those are certainly not the older kids and teenagers who age out of foster care and then are thrown out in the streets, usually with an array of medical and mental health issues. Are they too old to count?

And yeah, I’ve seen the babies, little hand-sized things barely clinging to life. There’s no glory, no wonder there. There is no wonder in a pregnant woman with five dollars to her name, so deep in depression you wonder if she’ll be alive in a week. Therapy costs money. Medicine costs money. Food, clothes, electricity cost money. Government assistance is a pittance; poverty drives women and girls into situations where they are forced to rely on people who abuse them to survive. (I’ve been up in more hospitals than I can count.)

In each and every dark pit of desperation, I have never seen a pro-lifer. I ain’t never seen them babysitting, scrubbing floors, bringing over goods, handing mom $50 bucks a month or driving her to the pediatrician. I ain’t never seen them sitting up for hours with an autistic child who screams and rages so his mother can get some sleep while she rests up from working 14-hour days. I don’t see them fixing leaks in rundown houses or playing with a kid while the police prepare to interview her about her sexual abuse. They’re not paying for the funerals of babies and children who died after birth, when they truly do become independent organisms. And the crazy thing is they think they’ve already done their job, because the child was born!

Aphids give birth, girl. It’s no miracle. You want to speak for the weak? Get off your high horse and get your hands dirty helping the poor, the isolated, the ill and mentally ill women and mothers and their children who already breathe the dirty air. You are doing nothing, absolutely nothing, for children. You don’t have a flea’s comprehension of injustice. You are not doing shit for life until you get in there and fight that darkness. Until you understand that abortion is salvation in a world like ours. Does that sound too hard? Do you really think suffering post-birth is more permissible, less worthy of outrage?

“Pro-life” is simply a philosophy in which the only life worth saving is the one that can be saved by punishing a woman.

"

STFU, Conservatives: When I say I’m pro-life…

This is perfect.

(via mis-anthrop-ologie)

And I mean, I believe in stuff like this. 

(via freudianflips)

Well, this made me tear up this morning.

(via tastiejam)

““Pro-life” is simply a philosophy in which the only life worth saving is the one that can be saved by punishing a woman.”

(via damekatharsis)

Always reblog.

(via stfuconservatives)

This. Just all of this.

(via acherontia-atropos-deactivated2)

@2 years ago with 37542 notes
#pro choice #abortion #poverty #help 

Please for the love of earth do not post pictures of dead fetuses without putting it under a Read More and giving an explicit warning.

Seriously. What could have convinced someone that posting that picture was a good idea? I don’t give a fuck what you think of abortion (that child may not have been aborted, it could have been a still born or a premie who didn’t make it judging by how developed it was) posting shit like that with no warning whatsoever is an asshole move. You are blatantly telling the internet that you do not care about the pain of others, you just care about being a jackass.

Well fuck you.

Try and think of the people you could be hurting when you post things like that and act like a kind, decent human being.

@2 years ago with 1 note
#abortion #i'm so pissed off and disgusted right now 
tinfoilandtea:

I’m pretty sure she was going to say “another job”.
When the entire community can give birth to a woman’s child and care for it, then the entire community gets a say in what she does. Until then, STFU and handle your OWN problems, instead of creating ones for others.

tinfoilandtea:

I’m pretty sure she was going to say “another job”.

When the entire community can give birth to a woman’s child and care for it, then the entire community gets a say in what she does. Until then, STFU and handle your OWN problems, instead of creating ones for others.

(via longdivisionnnn)

@2 years ago with 776 notes
#abortion #political #pro-choice #prochoice #republican #welfare #conservatism 

TW for someone comparing abortion to 9/11

thefremen:

inherhipstheresrevolutions:

mystagogy:

With the 9/11 stories going around, here’s one from a priest who was praying outside of an abortion clinic near the Towers at the time of the attack. He later ended up at ground zero. Here’s what happened to him there:

As I prayed the rosary, I closed my eyes and with my eyes closed, I suddenly saw the people in the Tower getting ready for work at 9 a.m. Some were getting a drink of water, others a cup of coffee, all feeling safe and secure inside their office. Then I saw the terrorist plane breaking into their secure quarters and exploding like a great bomb with the people in the office having no place to hide, no place to flee. Then still standing at midnight at Ground Zero, I saw not the people in the Towers, but I saw a womb with an unborn child inside, feeling so safe and secure and suddenly breaking through the wall of the womb was this terrorist object, the instrument of the abortionist, with the child having no place to hide, no place to flee from this terrorist instrument.

The rest of the article is here: Midnight at Midday.

This is one of the sickest fucking things I have ever read. How dare he. How dare anyone reblog this twisted bastard with the intent of supporting/praising him.

Disgusting. 

What the fuck is wrong with some people? You are actually comparing removing what is essentially a sack of cells with no feelings, thoughts, or emotions completely unable to sustain life on its own to a terrorist attack that killed thousands of people and led to the deaths of thousands more in two wars. You are a terrible person.

(via scooterpiebanana)

@2 years ago with 70 notes
#Catholic #lifesite news #abortion #911 #priest #vision 

"

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)

(Source: marpotish, via scooterpiebanana)

@2 years ago with 427 notes
#abortion #anti choice #elie wiesel #pro life #holocaust #pro choice #survivor 

"I really don’t believe in abortion."

Justin Bieber, in the latest issue of Rolling Stone.

When asked “how about in cases of rape,” Bieber responded: “Um. Well, I think that’s really sad, but everything happens for a reason.”

[h/t: ontd.]

(via thedailywhat)

Okay its no big secret I disagree with what he’s saying (especially the bit about rape, wtf?!) but I don’t understand why Rolling Stone asked a 16-year-old guy about abortion. what good could come from this?

@3 years ago with 5700 notes
#abortion #why do we care what justin bieber says? #rape 
2 years ago
#rape culture #abortion #rage 

Please for the love of earth do not post pictures of dead fetuses without putting it under a Read More and giving an explicit warning.

Seriously. What could have convinced someone that posting that picture was a good idea? I don’t give a fuck what you think of abortion (that child may not have been aborted, it could have been a still born or a premie who didn’t make it judging by how developed it was) posting shit like that with no warning whatsoever is an asshole move. You are blatantly telling the internet that you do not care about the pain of others, you just care about being a jackass.

Well fuck you.

Try and think of the people you could be hurting when you post things like that and act like a kind, decent human being.

2 years ago
#abortion #i'm so pissed off and disgusted right now 

r3dscarf:

Medical research has shown that when an 8 week old human foetus is pricked in the palm of his hand by a needle, he opens his mouth and pulls his hand away. There is also an increase in heart rate as a result. This shows that an 8 week old foetus can feel pain (Volman and Pearson, “What the Fetus Feels,” British Med. Journal Jan. 20, 1980, ppp233-234.

I’m sorry but the best argument you have for an embryo (because it’s not a fetus until the 11th week of pregnancy) being able to feel pain is a study published in 1980?

Sorry, but I think I’m going to go with much more recent research from 2010 published by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists which states that a fetus does not feel pain in the first 24 weeks of gestation.

Bullshit like this makes it easier for laws that take away women’s autonomy to pass.

(via babestay)

2 years ago
#pro-choice #abortion #bull shit #women's rights 
tinfoilandtea:

I’m pretty sure she was going to say “another job”.
When the entire community can give birth to a woman’s child and care for it, then the entire community gets a say in what she does. Until then, STFU and handle your OWN problems, instead of creating ones for others.
2 years ago
#abortion #political #pro-choice #prochoice #republican #welfare #conservatism 
2way street*: the absolute SADDEST thing i've ever read :'(→

2way-street:

Hii Mommy.! …I’m your baby. You don’t know me yet, I’m only a few weeks old. You’re going to find out about me soon, though, I promise. Let me tell you some things about me. My name is John, and I’ve got beautiful brown eyes and black hair. Well, I don’t have it yet, but I will when I’m born. I’m…

I’m purposefully letting tumblr cut this off because while I have read the whole thing you shouldn’t have to unless you chose too.

You know what you’re baby is thinking when you’re a few weeks pregnant? Nothing. Because it cannot think, it cannot feel, it is not a person. It is a sack of cells completely dependent on it’s mother for life and with no awareness of itself.

At 21 weeks pregnant you are nearing the end of your second trimester. In the United States that means that you can only legally have an abortion if you or the baby are in danger of dying during the rest of the pregnancy or the delivery. This makes the second half of this “story” even more useless than the first as an abortion would only be taking place at that time if something was terribly wrong.

Regardless this post is ridiculous. It is aimed at shaming women who have had abortions and attempts to sway others using a made up story instead of actual facts. They don’t use facts because then they’d have to admit to all of the problems with the “pro-life” movement.

If this is the saddest thing you’ve ever read I cannot imagine what else you have been reading because the reader’s stories in the back of my sister’s seventeen are sadder than this.

(via 2way-street-deactivated20111129)

2 years ago
#abortion #anti-choice #bull shit 
TW for someone comparing abortion to 9/11

thefremen:

inherhipstheresrevolutions:

mystagogy:

With the 9/11 stories going around, here’s one from a priest who was praying outside of an abortion clinic near the Towers at the time of the attack. He later ended up at ground zero. Here’s what happened to him there:

As I prayed the rosary, I closed my eyes and with my eyes closed, I suddenly saw the people in the Tower getting ready for work at 9 a.m. Some were getting a drink of water, others a cup of coffee, all feeling safe and secure inside their office. Then I saw the terrorist plane breaking into their secure quarters and exploding like a great bomb with the people in the office having no place to hide, no place to flee. Then still standing at midnight at Ground Zero, I saw not the people in the Towers, but I saw a womb with an unborn child inside, feeling so safe and secure and suddenly breaking through the wall of the womb was this terrorist object, the instrument of the abortionist, with the child having no place to hide, no place to flee from this terrorist instrument.

The rest of the article is here: Midnight at Midday.

This is one of the sickest fucking things I have ever read. How dare he. How dare anyone reblog this twisted bastard with the intent of supporting/praising him.

Disgusting. 

What the fuck is wrong with some people? You are actually comparing removing what is essentially a sack of cells with no feelings, thoughts, or emotions completely unable to sustain life on its own to a terrorist attack that killed thousands of people and led to the deaths of thousands more in two wars. You are a terrible person.

(via scooterpiebanana)

2 years ago
#Catholic #lifesite news #abortion #911 #priest #vision 
thefremen:

hiohmegan:

This is an actual ad from a Christian church down south.  They are advocating to replace the word “rape” with “unwanted sexual experience”  or U.S.E to decrease people terminating pregnancies due to rape.  This is real, this is not a joke.

File under “additional reasons why I am an atheist”. 

I’m shaking form anger right now. If someone EVER calls my rape an “Unplanned sexual event” someone I will explode from rage. 
Repent? Repent for WHAT? Some jackass of a person forcing himself onto me.
I want so badly for this to be made up.
2 years ago
#advertising #abortion #jesus #christianity #rape #assault #pregnancy 
"

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)

(Source: marpotish, via scooterpiebanana)

2 years ago
#abortion #anti choice #elie wiesel #pro life #holocaust #pro choice #survivor 
"

Let me tell you some things.

I used to investigate child abuse and neglect. I can tell you how to stop the vast majority of abortion in the world.

First, make knowledge and access to contraception widely available. Start teaching kids before they hit puberty. Teach them about domestic violence and coercion, and teach them not to coerce and rape. Create a strong, loving community where women and girls feel safe and supported in times of need. Because guess what? They aren’t. You know what happens to babies born under such circumstances? They get hurt, unnecessarily. They get sick, unnecessarily. They get removed from parents who love them but who are unprepared for the burden of a child. Resources? Honey, we try. There aren’t enough resources anywhere. There are waiting lists, and promises, and maybes. If the government itself can’t hook people up, what makes you think an impoverished single mom can handle it?

Abolish poverty. Do you have any idea how much childcare costs? Daycare can cost as much or more than monthly rent. They may be inadequately staffed. Getting a private nanny is a nice idea, but they don’t come cheap either. Relatives? Do they own a car? Does the bus run at the right times? Do they have jobs of their own they need to work just to keep the lights on? Are they going to stick around until you get off you convenience store shift at 4 AM? Do they have criminal histories that will make them unsuitable as caregivers when CPS pokes around? You gonna pay for that? Who’s going to pay for that?

End rape. I know your type errs on the side of blaming the woman, but I’ve seen little girls who’ve barely gotten their periods pregnant because somebody thought raping preteens was an awesome idea. You want to put a child through that? Or someone with a mental or physical inability for whom pregnancy would be frightening, painful or even life-threatening? I’ve seen nonverbal kids who had their feet sliced up by caregivers for no fucking reason at all, you think sexual abuse doesn’t happen either?

You say there’s lots of couples who want to adopt. Kiddo, what they want to adopt are healthy white babies, preferably untainted by the wombs and genetics of women with alcohol or drug dependencies. I’ve seen the kids they don’t want, who almost no one wants. You people focus only on the happy pink babies, the gigglers, the ones who grow and grow with no trouble. Those are not the kids who linger in foster care. Those are certainly not the older kids and teenagers who age out of foster care and then are thrown out in the streets, usually with an array of medical and mental health issues. Are they too old to count?

And yeah, I’ve seen the babies, little hand-sized things barely clinging to life. There’s no glory, no wonder there. There is no wonder in a pregnant woman with five dollars to her name, so deep in depression you wonder if she’ll be alive in a week. Therapy costs money. Medicine costs money. Food, clothes, electricity cost money. Government assistance is a pittance; poverty drives women and girls into situations where they are forced to rely on people who abuse them to survive. (I’ve been up in more hospitals than I can count.)

In each and every dark pit of desperation, I have never seen a pro-lifer. I ain’t never seen them babysitting, scrubbing floors, bringing over goods, handing mom $50 bucks a month or driving her to the pediatrician. I ain’t never seen them sitting up for hours with an autistic child who screams and rages so his mother can get some sleep while she rests up from working 14-hour days. I don’t see them fixing leaks in rundown houses or playing with a kid while the police prepare to interview her about her sexual abuse. They’re not paying for the funerals of babies and children who died after birth, when they truly do become independent organisms. And the crazy thing is they think they’ve already done their job, because the child was born!

Aphids give birth, girl. It’s no miracle. You want to speak for the weak? Get off your high horse and get your hands dirty helping the poor, the isolated, the ill and mentally ill women and mothers and their children who already breathe the dirty air. You are doing nothing, absolutely nothing, for children. You don’t have a flea’s comprehension of injustice. You are not doing shit for life until you get in there and fight that darkness. Until you understand that abortion is salvation in a world like ours. Does that sound too hard? Do you really think suffering post-birth is more permissible, less worthy of outrage?

“Pro-life” is simply a philosophy in which the only life worth saving is the one that can be saved by punishing a woman.

"

STFU, Conservatives: When I say I’m pro-life…

This is perfect.

(via mis-anthrop-ologie)

And I mean, I believe in stuff like this. 

(via freudianflips)

Well, this made me tear up this morning.

(via tastiejam)

““Pro-life” is simply a philosophy in which the only life worth saving is the one that can be saved by punishing a woman.”

(via damekatharsis)

Always reblog.

(via stfuconservatives)

This. Just all of this.

(via acherontia-atropos-deactivated2)

2 years ago
#pro choice #abortion #poverty #help 
"I really don’t believe in abortion."

Justin Bieber, in the latest issue of Rolling Stone.

When asked “how about in cases of rape,” Bieber responded: “Um. Well, I think that’s really sad, but everything happens for a reason.”

[h/t: ontd.]

(via thedailywhat)

Okay its no big secret I disagree with what he’s saying (especially the bit about rape, wtf?!) but I don’t understand why Rolling Stone asked a 16-year-old guy about abortion. what good could come from this?

3 years ago
#abortion #why do we care what justin bieber says? #rape