Why do we have an abortion rate 20% higher than France’s (and more than twice as high as Germany’s), especially considering most doctors here won’t perform them? The answer is any country that has universal health care, where contraception is free, where child care is free or inexpensive, where there is less poverty because people don’t become bankrupt over medical bills — those societies are simply going to have fewer unplanned and unwanted pregnancies.
And there the mask gets pulled off the Bart Stupaks and the “Christians.” If the statistics show that countries with government-provided universal health care and nearly-free abortions are, in fact, the countries with the fewest abortions, then why on earth wouldn’t the Right be the first in line to support universal health care?
Because it isn’t about “universal health care.” It’s about controlling women, period. It’s about sticking your nose in other people’s business. It’s about pushing your religious beliefs on everyone else because voices in your head tell you your Jesus is The One — even though your Jesus never said one single solitary word in any of the four gospels of the Bible about abortion or fertilized eggs being human. You’ve just gone and made it up about “life beginning at conception.” Jesus never said that. The little voice in your head said that, the same little voice that wants your grubby paws on women’s uteruses. You need help. Please get some help and leave the rest of us alone, Mr. Stupak and friends.”
Michael Moore: My Congressman, Bart Stupak, Has Neither a Uterus Nor a Brain (via veruca-assault)
I wish I could reblog this 1,000 times.
The “Pro-Life” movement does not give a shit about you. These people do not care about your welfare. They do not care about your mental or physical health or your happiness. All they care about is punishing everyone with a vagina for having sex. Every single thing they say about sex, pregnancy, and abortion is a lie. They can go to hell. You decide what to do with your body — you and no one else, certainly not a bunch of hateful, bigoted fearmongers who don’t give a flying fuck about your welfare.
Abortion seems to be the only medical procedure that people want to deny you based on how you got in that situation.
Drove drunk, got in an accident and need an organ transplant? No problem.
Messing around with a gun, accidentally shoot yourself in the leg and need surgery? Of course.
Smoke tobacco for most of your life and need treatment for lung cancer? Yep.
Climb a tree, fall out and break your leg? We’ll fix that right up.
Have sex and get pregnant when you don’t want to be? YOU GOT YOURSELF INTO THIS SITUATION AND YOU DESERVE NO MEDICAL HELP OR COMPASSION! THIS IS YOUR FAULT AND YOU WILL DEAL WITH THE CONSEQUENCES!”
Face it. Your stubborn ignorance kills parents, children and friends alike. No, not a fetus. I’m talking about the pregnant person who in desperation seeks an illegal back alley abortion.
It’s almost a certainty that someone you know has gotten an abortion. What if instead they were gone. Another thing you need to ‘face’ is that with a ‘friend’ as judgmental as you, you probably don’t know which of your friends or family has gotten one. They’re not going to tell you. But just imagine it could have been absolutely any of your friends or family that can bear children.
People deserve a safe way out. “Give birth or risk dying” should NEVER fucking be a serious decision someone should have to make. Even if you don’t agree with abortion, can we agree on that?
^ This commentary.
It doesn’t make any sense to say “well yeah I would agree with it if the mother’s life was in danger but other than that…”
Just stop there.
Your rationale behind abortion being “inhumane” is the most tangible form of slut-shaming. You want that person to suffer for breaking the conventional norms of the perfect society you envision; one where all women would copulate for procreation or at the most liberal, only in committed relationships/marriage where the couple desires and/or is ready for a child.
Most of you don’t go all the way. And that’s the fundamental flaw in your logic. If that baby really is what you stood for, then there is no excuse. The women who abort because they are high risk are still killing them.
See you’re not fighting for a humanitarian cause. It is rather far from it. You fight belligerently and blamelessly to keep that sheltered world you continued to build all these years for yourself. One where women know their place. And where the women who do follow the rules are ultimately rewarded for doing so with blissful, privileged acceptance.
That’s all there is to it. You’re afraid of someone breaking the rules you need to follow and going unpunished.
Eight female state senators in Georgia walked out of the Senate chambers on Thursday to protest two bills that hinder access to abortion and contraceptives. All eight female democratic senators left the chambers together after two bills they oppose passed the Republican-led Senate. From Atlanta’s WXIA, the legislation:
- Prohibits state employees from using state health benefits to pay for abortions
- Does not allow employees of private religious institutions to demand that their insurance policies pay for contraceptives
“We stood together to protest what we feel is absolutely a war on women here in Georgia and we want to sound the alert to Georgians,” said Sen. Nan Orrick.
Republican state senator Joshua McKoon said of the legislation, “What I would say is the war that’s being waged is on a relative minority in this country that has strong beliefs that are protected by the First Amendment.”
The bills now heads to the House, where both are expected to pass.
The senators who walked out: Sen. Gloria Butler, Sen. Gale Davenport, Sen. Nan Orrock, Sen. Freddie Powell Sims, Sen. Donzella James, Sen. Miriam Paris, Sen. Valencia Seay and Sen. Horacena Tate. Looks like I’ll be spending my Friday night emailing these senators to thank them for taking a stance on an incredibly important issue.
Look at that fierce HBIC.
This is EVERYTHING.
There’s a reason why so many believe the issue is not important.
It stems from personal privilege. Coming from a more wealthy [true to the definition of a “middle-class” socioeconomic status] family makes abortion and contraception very accessible to begin with. You’d be living in a more liberal minded family/neighborhood where the very education on contraception is possible.
And no surprise here: Having insurance or just being rich makes birth control pills, Depo-Provera shots, and IUD’s very much more affordable.
So enough with the “just don’t do it if you can’t afford it” bullshit. Sex and the exploration of our sexuality is not a goddamn 1% privilege thing. Neither is anything in healthcare to begin with. Because along with the capacity to love and express love, it is a human thing and a natural right.