“Keep Abortion Safe and Legal”
Dudebro: Dude, your MANstrual is showing!
Highschoolers: Man, I am flowing heavy today, like, I could drown all the bitches in the class with my flow!
Sex talk: I’m working on a threesome with these two hot bitches. I’ll be getting DP’d in no time!
Rick Santorum: Like everything else in this country, it’s imperative that men have access to all of the best health care, and that includes easy access to birth control and abortion for all my boys out there that got stiffed by some bitch that was too eager to pull a condom over her worn out junk. Why should we suffer because they can’t take responsibility, am I right? They don’t have to carry this baby!
If all men could just sync their flow there would be world peace - Gandhi
What will happen:
What won’t happen:
What will happen:
What won’t happen:
In the wake of the Virginia forced transvaginal ultrasound debate in Virginia, bill supporters have tried to justify their bill by stating that ultrasounds are the “gold medal standard” of pre-abortion care. But are they?
As one midwife explains in an article on The Clinical Advisor, unless a patient presents with an issue that would have a medical practitioner suspect an ectopic pregnancy, often they aren’t used at all.
Robyn Carlisle, MSN, CNM, WHNP, full-scope midwife at University Doctors and Kennedy University Hospital in Sewell, N.J., writes:
I recently saw a patient in the office for amenorrhea, severe left-sided pelvic pain, and a positive home pregnancy test. I ordered blood work and a stat ultrasound to rule out ectopic pregnancy. When I mentioned the ultrasound, the patient balked and confided that she was uncertain whether she wanted to continue the pregnancy.
My patient felt that an ultrasound would just complicate an already painful decision to terminate the pregnancy. I explained to her that while I understood her apprehension, given her clinical presentation, we needed to ensure this was not a tubal pregnancy and move forward with the ultrasound.
Under normal circumstances in New Jersey, this patient would not have needed an ultrasound to confirm her pregnancy, especially if she was considering an abortion. Unfortunately, not all women have this choice.
First trimester ultrasounds are not part of routine prenatal care. Many insurance companies will not cover first trimester ultrasound without a medical indication, such as vaginal bleeding or severe pelvic pain. So why are politicians now requiring this expensive procedure for a woman who plans to terminate her pregnancy?
Despite what some prolife advocates may think, the decision to terminate a pregnancy is never an easy one. Prochoice does not mean pro-abortion. Prochoice means supporting a woman’s legal choices regarding pregnancy and her body. Requiring unnecessary ultrasounds add to the pain women experience when making an already difficult decision, but will most likely not change the decision once it has been made.
Pregnant women who show signs or symptoms of ectopic pregnancies receive ultrasounds. Not every other woman does. Why are legislators insisting that it be different for women wanting to end a pregnancy?
When legislators mandate more “care” for a woman who wants to terminate than is usually given to a woman with a wanted pregnancy, and expensive, medically unnecessary care, how can that be anything but government sanctioned coercion?
Emphasis mine. Pregnant people, not just cis women.
I’m running out of energy on this ultrasound issue but to reiterate:
- They most often are medically unnecessary
- They’re expensive and because they must be paid for out-of-pocket people in poverty will be affected the most, making abortion more inaccessible and in some cases unobtainable.
- There is no justification for legislators to mandate the medical practices of doctors in this fashion. If an ultrasound is necessary in a particular instance for an abortion to proceed, the doctor will do one. But mandating them is nonsensical and removes all consent from the procedure.
Hey Kids: Don’t Use Birth Control. Don’t Have an Abortion. Above All, Don’t Have a Baby You Can’t Afford, Beause We Won’t Help You. xox #GOP
An anon came into my personal ask box the other day saying the same thing with the expression, “You play with fire, you’re gonna get burned.” Even so, if someone were playing with fire and got burned, would you deny them health care because they themselves were at fault? This outlook is nothing short of slut-shaming and cruel.
This should be on Until Anti-Choice Bigotry Ends. XD
(Making this rebloggable on request.)
- The crime of killing a child within a year of birth
- The practice in some societies of killing unwanted children soon after birth
- A person who kills an infant, esp. their own child
- The deliberate termination of a human pregnancy, most often performed during the first 28 weeks of pregnancy
- The expulsion of a fetus from the uterus by natural causes before it is able to survive independently
- The arrest of the development of an organ, typically a seed or fruit
- An object or undertaking regarded by the speaker as unpleasant or badly made or carried out
See the difference?
Sam Harris, Letter to a Christian Nation
Get it through your heads, people. Potentiality=/=actuality, and we don’t hand out rights based on mere potential.
What if the trans* person beaten to death could have cured cancer?
What if the gay teen who committed suicide from bullying could have cured cancer?
What if that young girl sold into the sex trade and died from untreated STIs could have cured cancer?
What if one of those hundreds of thousands of civilians that have been killed in the war could have cured cancer?
What if that African-Canadian woman who was raped and later died from internal complications could have cured cancer?
What if all the people on the planet who can’t afford to go to post-secondary education, and will live and die in poverty could have cured cancer?
They do NOT mean “until abortion ENDS”
They mean “until abortion is illegal,” which translates directly to “until abortion stops being SAFE.”
Abortion will never end. People who don’t want to be pregnant will always go to whatever lengths they have to to terminate said pregnancy. You cannot end abortion, only safe abortion. And if you want to do that, you are a dickhole.
this right here.
[Image description: Tea Party Ted, a bearded older white man wearing a tricorn hat. Top caption reads: Pro guns, pro death penalty, pro war, anti health care. Bottom caption reads: I’m pro-life. End description.]