Picture made in response to this:
Yeah, I hate AHA with enough burning, fiery passion to fuel a million stars.
I do not own the original pictures, I don’t know who does, I just found them on Google Images. I’m not making money from the poster, if the original creators want me to remove it, it will.
“This is a Catholic country,” was what Irish doctors told Savita Halappanavar after she learned she was miscarrying her pregnancy and asked for an abortion to avoid further complications. She spent three days in agonising pain, eventually shaking, vomiting and passing out. She again asked for an abortion and was refused, because the foetus still had a heartbeat.
Then she died.
She died of septicaemia and E Coli. She died after three and a half days of excruciating pain. She died after repeatedly begging for an end to the pregnancy that was poisoning her. Her death would have been avoided if she had been given an abortion when she asked for it – when it was clear she was miscarrying, and that non-intervention would put her at risk. But the foetus, which had no chance of survival, still had a heartbeat. Its right to life quite literally trumped hers.
Jill Filipovic on the heart-rending story of Savita Halappanavar, who died after she was refused an abortion. The procedure is illegal in Ireland.
Photograph: Irish Times
CC: everyone who says “wahhhhh i don’t want to pay for your birth control”
After an emotional 14-hour workday that included fist-fights between lobbyists and a walk-out by women Democrats, the Georgia House passed a Senate-approved bill Thursday night that criminalizes abortion after 20 weeks.
The bill, which does not contain rape or incest exemptions, is expected to receive a signature from Republican Gov. Nathan Deal.
HB 954 garnered national attention this month when state Rep. Terry England (R-Auburn) compared pregnant women carrying stillborn fetuses to the cows and pigs on his farm. According to Rep. England and his warped thought process, if farmers have to “deliver calves, dead or alive,” then a woman carrying a dead fetus, or one not expected to survive, should have to carry it to term.
I live in Georgia. I’ve had an incomplete miscarriage. This horrifies and sickens me.
Tell me again how there’s no War on Women. I dare you.
Click on the image to watch the documentary!
The two sides of the abortion debate in America literally face one another in this documentary from filmmakers Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady. In Fort Pierce, Florida, a women’s heath care center is located at the corner of 12th and Delaware. On the same corner, across the street, is another women’s heath care center. However, the two centers are not in the same business; one provides abortions along with a variety of other health services, while the other primarily offers counseling to women considering abortion, urging them to keep their babies. In 12th and Delaware, Ewing and Grady offer a look inside both offices, as pro-life counselors give women a mixture of concern and disinformation about terminating their pregnancies and the pro-choice medical staff struggles to work under the frequent threat of violence against them. The film also examines the handful of protesters who stand outside the abortion clinic, confronting both patients and staff as they enter and exit.
- You’ll be made to wait while the site verifies your request.
- Click continue. (As well as exit out whatever window pops up.)
- If there isn’t a video, refresh and try again.
- Press play.
- Wait for it to load.
- Hit fullscreen.
I once linked this documentary to my blog before but I feel that it’s important to bring it back up. I really recommend this for everyone to watch. It’s only 80 minutes long so grab a snack and/or some friends. Enjoy!
Anyone know of a way to get that advertisement to stop blocking a third of the screen?
“This is My Abortion.” One woman documents her abortion with cell phone pictures, for the purpose of demystifying the sensationalist images propagated by the religious and political right on the matter.
Lining the street in front of the clinic were a dozen or so protesters. They held up large banners with anti-abortion slogans, religious iconography, and images of dead babies.
Just past the bulletproof security doors, the graphic nature of that imagery haunted me in the waiting room. What would my abortion look like? I decided to secretly document my abortion with my cell phone.
My intention in documenting and sharing my abortion is to demystify the sensationalist images propagated by the religious and political right on this matter. The perverse use of lifeless fetus photographs are a propaganda tool in the prolife/prochoice debate in which women and their bodies are used as pawns to push a cultural, political, and religious agenda in the United States.
At 6 weeks of pregnancy, my abortion looked very different than the images I saw when I entered the clinic that day.
More at the link above, the author of this posts encourages everyone to share these photos.
Words fail me. Posted within an hour of each other by an acquaintance on Facebook.
Because, as we all know, a person cannot POSSIBLY be pro-choice and have a child. Everyone knows that pro-choice is actually just about killing babies and if you’re pro-choice you can never actually have a baby.
OP, just shut up.
I know tons of pro-choice mamas. That’s why we call it pro-CHOICE. We want people with uteruses to CHOOSE when they have a baby, if they choose to have one. On a related note, that’s why we call your side “pro-forced-birth.”
This is Gisella Perl, a a successful Jewish gynaecologist in Sighet, Romania in the 1930s and 40s. She was taken to Auschwitz in 1944, where she treated women with kindness and compassion. She was asked to report all pregnant women to Josef Mengele- better known as the Angel of Death. When she discovered what was done to them (medical experimentation and torture, ending with often being thrown alive into the crematoriums) she vowed that there would never again be a pregnant woman in Auschwitz. So she began the abortions.
In her time in Auschwitz, Dr. Perl performed over 3,000 abortions in spite of her professional and religious beliefs as a doctor and an observant Jew. Any babies born alive in Auschwitz were usually drowned, despite Mengele’s orders to allow them to starve to death. Because of Dr. Perl’s brave actions in performing these abortions, many women made it out of Aschwitz alive, able to go on and have families after the war.
Although she was vilified by many for her actions, there is no doubt that she is not the monster abortionists are made out to be. This woman, this doctor, this abortionist was a hero. Despite her personal beliefs, she understood what had to be done. If you click the photo, you can go to a more extensive biography of her- she was a true hero.
And this is why the next person who tries to Godwin’s Law the abortion debate is getting punched in the mouth.
Abortion is a Satanic Ritual of Blood Offering.
There is something very important in the blood of babies. Little children from time of conception to the age of reason are innocent. And these are the victims that Satan is targeting. He wants their blood. Blood is life, it’s the source of life. And if it is pure and innocent, he wants that blood to darken it, to corrupt it. By obtaining the blood of innocent he gets power.
are you even trying anymore
what the fuck
I want to say something but words are failing me.