scegliere

19 year old cis-girl from Canada.
Liberal, inexorably pro-choice, agnostic, feminist.
First year university student, intending on going into law afterward.
If you find something to be offensive (in terms of privilege, discrimination, etc; not big bad swear words), please let me know, it would be very much appreciated. I'm not honestly not seeking to offend anyone, but I'm also not perfect.

This blog also serves as a personal archive of current event issues, so some of the content that is posted may not be recent.
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prolifehypocrisy:

I wish I could have had an abortion

rabbleprochoice:

fortheloveofstockings:

So, pro-lifers, tell me, what good came out of Elijah being born? A few months of happiness? Guess what, it wasn’t worth it, especially not for Elijah. How can you justify me being forced to put him through this? The love of my life is dead, my in-laws will never see their family carried on, my daughter is being robbed of a happy childhood, my mental health is deteriorating every passing minute, and my son is in agony. All of this could have been prevented by an abortion, but my “doctor” manipulated me so I wouldn’t have one.

Is it bad I have no sympathy for this woman? If you know you and your husband are tay-sachs carriers, get your fricking tubes tied. IFV takes eggs straight from your ovaries.  Secondly, if you know your doctor is pro-life, understand that it will be a moral dilemma for him to fight with to tell you to abort your child (not that I agree that he should be a doctor if he has this moral dilemma). Thirdly, maybe you should have wrapped the peen, taken birth control, or whatever you need to do to not get pregnant. I have had a VERY healthy sex life for the last 10 years and with double protection I have never been pregnant.

In this day and age there is no excuse for ignorance. Stop acting like a victim and take control of your own flipping life. People with these sob stories make me mad. The only person I feel sorry for is poor Elijah, who didn’t ask to be born, and is suffering because you couldn’t “man” up and have back up plans.

What the fuck is wrong with you?

The woman who shared this story obviously WANTED to have children with her partner. That would be WHY they were planning on doing IVF. 

Your “solution” to the problem is not a solution at all. Being sterilized would not have solved anything. The couple WANTED to have children, hence their plans for using IVF. Sterilization would just make it so they couldn’t have ANY children at all. How does sterilization make it so they could have a healthy child?

Just because people are carriers for something doesn’t mean they shouldn’t be allowed to have children. Genetic testing allows this to easily be managed, it’s not this woman’s fault that her doctor made the decision to lie to her about the health of her child…something that she had EVERY right to know.

You want to blame someone? It’s the doctor who’s to blame. 

You want to be a giant fucking asshole and tell this woman that she was “being ignorant” simply because she and her partner wanted to have a child and trusted their doctor? How about you just shut the fuck up and get some goddamn compassion?

You disgust me.

Love,

Rabble

This is a response to this post.

i just really don’t understand how someone could be this cruel.

^ Holy fuck.

via prolifehypocrisy / 1 year ago / 6,441 notes / abortion 
prolifehypocrisy:

onthewing:

fromonesurvivortoanother:

[image description: image with text, “If you were born after 1973 you are an…” and then in red block letters, “Abortion survivor”. A large kitchen knife is in the center.]
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.”


[image description: parody image of the one above, which reads, “If you were born after God’s wrath on Samaria…you survived being dashed to death against the ground or being ripped from your mother’s womb by sword.”, with a sword in the middle.]

As a survivor of sexual abuse, rape, and two suicide attempts, I am offended by this co-opting of the word “survivor”. It minimizes my real, lived experience. It’s about as bad as people comparing abortion to murder or genocide.

This is hilarious because I’m pretty sure anyone whose mothers didn’t have an abortion, isn’t considered an abortion survivor because there was no abortion to “survive.” It should be, “If you had an abortion before 1973 and are still alive then you are an abortion survivor” because they were hard to come by safely, and people who wanted to terminate a pregnancy did in whatever way they possibly could.
In fact, I have a book in my hands called The Story of Jane: The Legendary Underground Feminist Abortion Service (by Laura Kaplan). It’s all about a safe but illegal abortion service that was organized in 1969! That’s not to say that they didn’t happen before then, either, and the “Jane” service was established very carefully in order for the abortions to be safe and done by trustworthy people. Anyone who is interested should pick it up.

It’s as if they think abortion was invented in 1973 and nobody ever had one before then.

THIS. ALL OF THIS.

prolifehypocrisy:

onthewing:

fromonesurvivortoanother:

[image description: image with text, “If you were born after 1973 you are an…” and then in red block letters, “Abortion survivor”. A large kitchen knife is in the center.]

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.”

[image description: parody image of the one above, which reads, “If you were born after God’s wrath on Samaria…you survived being dashed to death against the ground or being ripped from your mother’s womb by sword.”, with a sword in the middle.]

As a survivor of sexual abuse, rape, and two suicide attempts, I am offended by this co-opting of the word “survivor”. It minimizes my real, lived experience. It’s about as bad as people comparing abortion to murder or genocide.

This is hilarious because I’m pretty sure anyone whose mothers didn’t have an abortion, isn’t considered an abortion survivor because there was no abortion to “survive.” It should be, “If you had an abortion before 1973 and are still alive then you are an abortion survivor” because they were hard to come by safely, and people who wanted to terminate a pregnancy did in whatever way they possibly could.

In fact, I have a book in my hands called The Story of Jane: The Legendary Underground Feminist Abortion Service (by Laura Kaplan). It’s all about a safe but illegal abortion service that was organized in 1969! That’s not to say that they didn’t happen before then, either, and the “Jane” service was established very carefully in order for the abortions to be safe and done by trustworthy people. Anyone who is interested should pick it up.

It’s as if they think abortion was invented in 1973 and nobody ever had one before then.

THIS. ALL OF THIS.

(Source: missapea)

via prolifehypocrisy / 2 years ago / 210 notes / abortion  pro life  LOL 
Dear Fetus,

3vynn:

You’re awfully mouthy for fetus. As a matter of fact, you’re awfully thumby and articulate for a fetus, too. I don’t know how you wrote this letter, Fetus, but I’m sufficiently freaked out and think that abortion is probably for the best, particularly because I don’t want some unnaturally articulate hellspawn bursting forth from a vagina to bring further havoc and ignorance into the world.

Love,

Rational People Everywhere

(Source: steebiie)

via nnyve / 2 years ago / 1,074 notes / facebook meme  YES  abortion  fetus  delusional 
Rabble: Nope. I've got more to say.

rabbleprochoice:

modelravers:

rabbleprochoice:

I’m sitting here fuming while I think about the state of things in this country.

And I get it. The GOP’s agenda is to get President Obama out of office and instead of putting forward qualified, well-rounded candidates, they’re sabotaging any and all legislation by introducing bills that are a waste of time and energy while the rest of us drown in debt, mortgages, bad loans, or monthly debit card “usage fees” (FUCK YOU BANK OF AMERICA) all while being paid less than a living wage (if we’re even lucky enough to have a fucking job).

I get it. I do.

But what I don’t understand is how stupid this whole thing is. It’s like the republicans are just saying, “I don’t want state-funded abortions.”

And then everyone else is like, “Cool. The Hyde Amend-“

GOP: “No state-funded abortions.”

DEMS: “OKAY. But the Hyde amendment makes sure there aren’t any.”

So the next round of legislation comes around and it’s held up because:

GOP: “No state-funded abortions!”

DEMS: “It says specifically on line 2 of the bill that abortions won’t be state-funded.”

GOP: “No state-funded abortions.”

So then they have to separate everything out into separate bills because the GOP is just blatantly lying bout fucking everything. And they do this with SO MANY bills. The dems could try to pass something that says rainbows and sunshine are a good thing and the GOP would claim it’s trying to sneak in state-funded abortions.

I just CAN’T anymore.

And also, from a medical perspective I am just pissed THE FUCK off.

Letting a patient die in front of you is not an acceptable thing to do as a doctor. Not giving aid to someone who is dying is a crime. And if you go into medicine and refuse to treat someone in the middle of a miscarriage who is dying because of Jesus or whatever then you should get the fuck out of medicine because by that logic helping anyone get better would be against God’s plan.

You came in with an ear infection that could easily be treated with antibiotics? NOPE. FUCK YOU. GOD WANTS YOU TO LOSE YOUR HEARING.

You came in with strep throat?

NOPE. FUCK YOU. NO ANTIBIOTICS FOR YOU, YOU GET TO DIE WHEN IT TRAVELS TO YOUR BRAIN.

You’ve got cancer?

NOPE. FUCK YOU. THAT TUMOR IS A GIFT FROM GOD. SUCK IT UP AND ENJOY HOSPICE CARE, WIMP.

You need an organ transplant?

NOPE. FUCK YOU. GOD WANTED YOU TO LIVE WITH YOUR DISEASED KIDNEYS, YOU INGRATE.

Of course, all of those scenarios would be fucking absurd to turn a patient away when they are in need of treatment. The ONLY case it’s acceptable is when someone comes into the clinic/ER/hospital in need of an emergency abortion.

You’re bleeding to death from a miscarriage?

NOPE. FUCK YOU. HERE’S A PANTYLINER.

Your Fallopian Tube might ruptured from an ectopic pregnancy?

NOPE. FUCK YOU. WE’VE GOTTA WAIT UNTIL YOUR TUBE EXPLODES AND IRREVOCABLY DAMAGES YOUR FUTURE FERTILITY.

If you’re going into medicine and there are scenarios in which you absolutely will NOT treat a patient, YOU HAVE NO BUSINESS GOING INTO MEDICINE AND ARE A DISGRACE TO THE PROFESSION. Your religion should not dictate the medical choices of your patients.

Love,

Rabble

I rarely weigh in on issues because I know I’m in the minority.  To be perfectly honest, liberals are fucking idiots when it comes to money.  They’re all about spreading the wealth and complaining how unfair their lives are.  And that’s exactly what socialism is.. it’s a group of people who say “things aren’t fair” and how everything should be equal.  Sorry but open your eyes.. it’s time to realize NOT everyone is equal.  All these “social” programs are just increasing our deficit.  Liberals, to be perfectly honest, are the ones who are so caught up in the “American Dream” that they can’t see they’re destroying it with their spending programs.

Before I go further I want everyone to know that I’m fiscally conservative, socially liberal, and I’m relatively worldly.  But anyways back to liberal bullshit.. liberals are so disillusioned by the idea of “America” and it being the land of equality and opportunity.  They’re social spending programs that cost the nation trilions are gonna hurt us in the long run.

Here’s where things get a bit fuzzy for me because I don’t know the exact stance or agendas of conservatives, since it’s easy to blame the party in power.  Instead I’ll just phrase my ideas.  I believe that conservative fiscal policies, like most economists or people in the banking industry believe, are the key to free market.  The economic policies that are essentially enacted by conservatives are EXACTLY what this country needs right now.  We are facing uncertain times.  To all those liberals who want your equality.. what are you going to do when the US defaults on it’s loans?  Did you know that the only reason America is the only country allowed to have such a huge debt/deficit is because the Federal Reserve Note (FRN or the USD) is the official reserve currency.  Which means ONLY the US is allowed to print FRN AND all goods in the world are traded using the FRN.  This is just basic economics that you can read up on the internet.

I won’t go into full detail because I’m no expert and I only know the tip of the iceberg when it comes to this.  However I do know that conservative policies tend to work, not necessarily in lowering debt or eliminating deficits, but in jump starting the economy. Open your textbooks and under both conservative and liberal leadership, the debt has risen.  However if you take a closer look, times of relatively prolonged prosperity occur under conservatives.  Conservative policies of small government and lower taxation on the upper class, generally the entrepreneurs and business owners, allows for greater spending, greater hiring, and essentially the “trickle down” effect.

Don’t get me wrong, when it comes to conservative social policies, I think they’re the most culturally backwards people in Western societies.  I’m fully behind equality and giving healthcare to people regardless if they can pay, or LGBT rights, or even pro-choice (I’m pro-life but I recognize other’s rights to do what they want).  But there is a time and place for everything.  Under times of economic hardship, we need a conservative hand to guide our economy; under times of economic prosperity, I believe we need a liberal power to shape our country into a beacon for equality and opportunity.

Just a side-note… to the original post, democrats did the same thing to George W. Bush under his second term.  So don’t think it’s a conservative tactic :P it’s a politician thing..

ALSO you know those monthly debit card fees.. go google Dodd-Frank, it’s covered under that Act and GUESS WHAT?!? Dodd AND Frank, the representative and senator that sponsored the bill, which was signed by Obama are all liberals :P

*Dodd-Frank is the reason why Bank of America is imposing the the monthly fee

Also if anyone hates me then w/e haha. #freespeech

ACTUALLY, Bank of America is making a HUGE profit on the fee and blaming the legislation, but they’re doing it so they can pay their CEOs millions of dollars. They’re basically taking advantage of their customers all over again just like they did in 2008 by giving out loans they knew their customers wouldn’t be able to pay off.

And I’m not going to get into economics with you since you’ve repeated that you are no expert in the area but republican “fiscal conservatism” is what allowed the 2008 recession to happen. The tax rates that the top 1% of earners have right now are lower than the tax rates I pay as a full-time student because I pay sales, gas, and so many other taxes. Warren Buffet should not be paying a lower tax rate than his secretary. The “fiscally conservative” tax rates the top earners are currently paying were meant to be temporary and because they are still allowed, our economy and our country’s deficit have suffered.

We cannot ask the middle class to pay more taxes, like the republicans want to do, without asking the top 1% to pay an equal amount first. And this also has nothing to do with social programs. If the top 1% paid what they should, it would help the deficit more than cutting social programs.

But all of this is irrelevant and you missed the point of my entire post.

I don’t really care about how you view economics or taxes or politics, that’s your view and I don’t care. My point was that there are people who are out of work and don’t have time for congress to waste time with such legislation since it will never be passed by the senate. There are people on the verge of losing their homes, there are people who have been out of work for over a year, there are people who have children that need to be fed and it gets harder and harder for people in extremely dire situations to make ends meet while the republicans in congress spend time voting on legislation that will not only increase the need for social services (more children born into poverty [because 69% of women seeking abortions live 100% or more under the federal poverty level] means that the state will need to assist them in some way via food stamps, health care, etc.) but is just wasting time. There have been no jobs created by the passing of this bill and if it passed the Senate and the President’s desk it STILL wouldn’t make any jobs.

The fact that congress has tried to pass legislation like this multiple times in the past year just shows how out of touch the House republicans are with the state of things in this country. While President Obama introduces bills that ARE fiscally conservative and cut 580 billion dollars in social programs, the republicans refuse to vote for it because they don’t want to raise the tax rate on their main campaign donors. It’s a conflict of interest and it’s unethical.

Regardless, you missed the point of my post which was: There are too many people in this country who are suffering because congress won’t introduce any jobs legislation and things are too serious for those of us who are struggling for congress to be playing a pissing game over abortion rights legislation (because they are butthurt about the HCR bill being passed) that has a snowball’s chance in hell of getting passed through the senate and not vetoed by the President.

And George W. Bush had more support than Obama does right now. The democrats did not hold the nation hostage when it was time to raise the debt ceiling. They raised it because it was in the best interests of the country. 

And free speech allows you to say what you want. It does not exempt you from criticism.

Love,

Rabble

(P.S I didn’t even get into the tax loopholes for major corporations, like BP (who paid no taxes in the US while it’s oil spill destroyed the Gulf of Mexico) that could, literally, add trillions of dollars to the government’s coffers.)

You’re not Pro-Choice, you’re just Pro-Death.

depressingfacts:

You’re not pro-life, you’re just pro-70,000-deaths-a-year-from-unsafe-abortions.

You’re just pro-stripping-people-of-their-bodily-autonomy.

You’re just pro-flood-the-system-with-kids-who-won’t-get-adopted-and-who-we-can’t-afford-to-feed-or-provide-shelter-for.

You’re just pro-fuck-you-anybody-with-a-uterus. 

You’re just a fucking asshole is what I’m trying to say really.

stfuantichoicers:

prochoicejacksonville:

coelestinus:

A Culture of Life: Ann Telnaes

But a fetus is more important, right?

Sluts had it coming.

stfuantichoicers:

prochoicejacksonville:

coelestinus:

A Culture of Life: Ann Telnaes

But a fetus is more important, right?

Sluts had it coming.

Premature baby brains can't tell pain from touch

ellavemia:

The next time you see anti-choice propaganda like “Dairy of An Unborn Child” (sic), She’s a Child not a “Choice”, kids with tape on their mouths that says “Life” who believe they’re making some kind of statement, kids who have no world experience sacrificing soft drinks and candy Until Abortion Ends, or any of the plentiful anti-choice pictures and poems from the fetus’ point of view that clutter our Tumblr dashboards which usually start out with “Dear mommy…” step back and consider this.

New research from University College London has shown that premature baby brains can’t tell pain from touch.Not until 35 to 37 weeks – just before a fetus would normally be born – can the developing brain tell pain stimuli from touch stimuli.

That means as long as a fetus is inside the womb up until just two weeks before its’ due date, a fetus cannot identify pain. It can’t differentiate pain from other stimuli. An aborted fetus cannot wax poetic on being betrayed by its mother. It can’t feel regret for not being born. It cannot know or even feel at the most basic level what is happening to it.

This research is obviously important for the proper treatment and development of preemies, but it also sheds some light on the “pro-life” movement’s greatest weapon; projecting human qualities onto something which is physiologically incapable of having them for the sole purpose of appealing to our emotions.

criticalfeministcorgi:

Critical Feminist Corgi image. Top text: Say you're acknowledging trans people. Bottom text: Call them uterus bearers.

Hi. I’m a trans person who is capable of getting pregnant.

Stop calling women, trans men, and FAAB non-binaries “uterus bearers” as though there’s nothing more to us than our anatomy.

Trans inclusion is important. I know that well. It’s also important to acknowledge that the anti-choice movement is explicitly an attack on women’s rights — anti-choicers think the rest of us are women, after all. Call them out on their cissexism; don’t call pro-choice activists out on “erasing” us when they rightly call the anti-choice movement what it is.

In the meantime, try slightly more humanizing terms. “Women and other people who can get pregnant” is nice; it points out that anti-choice is anti-woman, while also pointing out that trans people exist. “Pregnant people” is a nice alternative to “fetus bearers”. And so forth.

If you really want to be trans-inclusive, don’t act like trans people are just walking uteruses. (You shouldn’t act like cis women are just walking uteruses either, though.)

Thank you for pointing this out, really.  I’ve used “uterus-baring individuals”, but I can definitely see how that’s problematic now, and the last thing I want to do is contribute to the dehumanization/walking-womb-ization of people who are able to get pregnant.

I don’t like abortion

daskannnichtsein:

buttermequeasy:

I don’t like contraceptives, I don’t like anything that lets people have sex and not experience the consequence of it, not that babies are a consequence, but you know what I mean.

For me, sex is something that should be between a married couple, or a couple who has the intention of having a baby. No teenagers, I don’t think it’s appropriate for you to be having sex at this age, but what the fuck am I going to do, it’s your life not mine.

“I don’t like anything that lets people have sex and not experience the consequence”

“not that babies are a consequence”

“you know what i mean”

Holy fuck, how did you string that paragraph together? Literally makes no sense. Yes, by saying that, you ARE saying that babies are a consequence.

And newsflash!! Do you know who cares about what you think sex should be? NO ONE BUT YOU. THAT IS YOUR CHOICE. YOUR CHOICE IS NOT FOR EVERYONE ON THIS GODDAMN PLANET.

Also.

 

In politics, “pro-life” equals pro-governmental control of women’s bodies, so let’s get real here

aneducation101:

Any political “debate” is really a bunch of moralistic posturing. As much as the so-called “pro-life” camp tries to deny it, the crux of the conflict is not about abortion itself, but about governmental control of women’s bodies.

A governmental ban on abortion means that the government is deciding what happens inside of a woman’s body.

It means the woman has no say.

And it means a lot of scary implications.

Birth control could end up being banned as a consequence, since some people seem to think that “life begins at conception” which would make even the birth control pill illegal. Some people, especially a certain patriarchal legacy from the Roman Empire, seem to think every sperm is sacred, which would make even condoms illegal.

But it goes beyond that. Doctors have determined that drinking during pregnancy can have detrimental affects on the fetus. So do we start arresting pregnant women when they have a drink?

What about smoking? Can a woman who miscarries after smoking a cigarette be jailed for manslaughter?

What is to be considered an unnecessary, even reckless, risk? Riding a bicycle, where you could fall and suffer miscarriage?

What if the woman just has “unhealthy” eating habits? Toss her into prison?

Does the government then establish breeding colonies where women’s behavior and diet are strictly controlled, safely protected from the temptations and dangers of the outside world by razor wire and armed guards?

And what if the government decides that certain genetic lines are undesirable — to many health risks, perhaps, or maybe just “the wrong kind of person”? It has happened before, even in our own country, and not all that long ago. If the government decides on what can happen in a woman’s body, and controls the woman’s body by force of law, then the government has the power and right to force abortions and sterilizations as well. Is that what we want? A kind of fascist breeding program?

It may sound silly or outrageous to you, but these are real implications of giving government control of the womb, the result of simply making abortion illegal.

Why do abortions happen? Because pregnancy entails real physical risk, real livelihood risk, real social risk, which makes an unwanted, unexpected or dangerous pregnancy a very real problem to the woman. How do we reduce the number of abortions to near zero? There are so many ways that have proven track records, but what doesn’t work is government occupation of every fertile woman’s body.

If you are really pro-life, then you will see through the false morality of righteous posing that defines the “pro-life” movement, and you will see the falsity of the claim that the pro-choice majority wants to abort babies just for kicks or to pursue some dark satanic agenda.

If you are really pro-life, then you would support:

  • Easy availability of birth control
  • Emergency contraception (which is not the abortion pill, by the way, which is another thing altogether)
  • Real fact-based sex education for all children who are fertile
  • The end of abstinence-only education, which is just wishful thinking (or do you really think that kids pumped full of raging adolescent hormones would not even notice their sex organs if adults did not tell them about it?)
  • Stronger laws protecting women from date rape, marital rape and general violence against women
  • Elimination of all laws that make rape the only felony where the victim’s own testimony is not enough to convict the perpetrator (and here I’m speaking to you “tough on crime” folks)
  • A cultural change to put responsibility for a woman’s pregnancy on the man as well (because she sure didn’t impregnate herself, did she?)
  • Free sterilization for women who opt for it (for whatever reason)
  • Free pre-natal healthcare for women who cannot afford to have a baby
  • Free post-natal healthcare for children and women who cannot afford it
  • Affordable healthcare for all
  • Elimination of all pre-natal coverage exemptions that insurance companies are getting away with right now
  • And many many other policies that empower women to more effectively control their own destinies, rather than empower the government to seize women’s bodies.
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