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"Suggesting that abortion be “safe, legal, and rare,” and crowing that “no one likes abortion,” accomplishes nothing for women’s rights. Pandering to the anti-choice movement by implying that we all find termination distasteful only fuels the fire against it. What good is common ground if it must be achieved at the expense of women who have had or will have abortions? Those women need advocates like us more than we need support from anti-abortionists. Rather than trying to cozy up to the forced-birth camp, women who value their freedom should be proud to say that they like abortion. In fact, they should venerate it whole-heartedly. Abortion is our last refuge, the one final, definitive instrument that secures our bodily autonomy. What’s not to love?"

I Love Abortion: Implying Otherwise Accomplishes Nothing for Women’s Rights | RH Reality Check (via greaterthanlapsed)

THIS!!! This is why I so deeply dislike the “abortion is shitty but necessary I guess”/”i’m pro-choice but not pro-abortion!”/”abortion is OK but not when sluts use it for birth control” approach that a lot of otherwise pro-choice people take. How often have we heard the line about “a woman wants an abortion like a trapped animal wants to chew off its own leg”? An anti-choicer coined that phrase. And it’s not true. I know women who were thrilled to have their abortions.

(I wrote about this same topic last year for Persephone Magazine, if you want to know more about it.)

-Jess

(via stfuconservatives)

Hm…I say those things, but not to cozy up to any forced-birth believers or anything. I just think we know enough about how to not get pregnant at this point that abortions should be rare. Birth control should be free, abundant and acceptable. Accidents still happen, rape (unfortunately, terrifyingly, unacceptably) still happens- abortions will still happen. I just think preventative care is always preferable, when possible. I think our right to not get pregnant is as important as our right to terminate an unwanted pregnancy.

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— 2 years ago with 620 notes
#abortion  #reproductive rights  #birth control  #women's health 
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In what can only be called an astounding move by an Administration that pledged on inauguration day that medical and health decisions would be based on fact not ideology and for which women are a major constituency, today Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services overruled a much-awaited decision by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to make emergency contraception available over-the-counter to women of all ages.

According to the New York Times, “no health secretary has ever [overruled an FDA decision] before.”

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In Astounding Move, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius Overrules FDA Recommendation to Make Plan B Over-the-Counter (via somerset)

I remember the one time I’ve used Plan B. It was in college and was an accident I had with my then boyfriend. I went to a pharmacy, where I was told they didn’t have it and I’d have to go to Planned Parenthood (there was a lot of stank on that when they said it, too). I think PP was closed and I had to go there the next morning. Way too much panicking. It would’ve been great to just go to a pharmacy and buy it.

(via loveyourchaos)

— 2 years ago with 84 notes
#*sigh*  #women's health  #reproductive rights  #plan b 

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loveyourchaos:

missgingerlee:

timekiller-s:

itsthemusicpeople:

Rachel Maddow schools Mitt Romney in her man cave on how babies are made and how birth control prevents that because clearly he missed health class thirty years ago, or he’s too busy with the pursuit of his ego to to think about something that affects 51% of the people he “wants” to represent

This is beautiful.

I just need to say that I love her.

Too many thoughts to share.

(Source: mknmv)

— 2 years ago with 4598 notes
#rachel maddow  #birth control  #reproductive rights  #mitt romney 
Rick Santorum Says Contraceptives "A License To Do THINGS" →

stfuconservatives:

hamsterpantsworld:

A License.  To Do THINGS.

Holy mother of pearl, we’re on the CrazyTrain to Asshat City, Population:  Rick.

[Sex] is supposed to be within marriage. It’s supposed to be for purposes that are yes, conjugal…but also procreative. That’s the perfect way that a sexual union should happen…This is special and it needs to be seen as special.”

These are the reasons you’re synonymous with shitty lubey buttfucking byproduct, I hope you realize that Rick. These are the reasons.

-Joe

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When people are against contraceptives, I get angry beyond words.

(via stfuconservatives)

— 2 years ago with 334 notes
#women's rights  #reproductive rights  #birth control  #rick santorum 
John Boehner Is Now America’s #1 Boner Killer

ancelstierres:

feministmedia:

The “Let Women Die” bill has indeed passed tonight. I am at an entire loss for words.

In case you do not know what this bill is let me run it down for you: any hospital that receives a single penny from the federal government (yes $0.01 USD) can now legally refuse to give you and/or any other woman the right to an abortion to save your life and hence the name let you die.

It’s a sad day when you don’t feel safe in your own country.

Today is that day for me.

Seconded. I just started to tear up a little. 

(via formerly-vaginawoolf)

— 2 years ago with 1687 notes
#reproductive rights  #women's rights  #America's continuing war on women 
http://www.votenoon26.org/get-the-facts

theblackcity:

Everyone needs to know about the Personhood Amendment and its possible repercussions. I refuse to live in a state that tries to control what persons with uteri choose to do with their body concerning conception.

Read this. Research it anyway you can. Even if you don’t live in Mississippi, or the south, or even the United States, spread the word. Get news of this outrageous amendment out there, so we can fight properly to retain our reproductive rights.

Fucking. Terrifying.

(Source: sandyfrank)

— 2 years ago with 48 notes
#initiative 26  #mississippi  #women's health  #reproductive rights