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I am a disabled woman.

I am pro choice.

But every time someone on MY side opens their mouths and tells stories about people aborting their disabled fetuses in order to show why we NEED abortion, I feel sick. I feel betrayed. I feel like my life isn’t worth considering.

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Pro Choice Should NOT Mean Ableist

h/t Girl with the Cane

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thebicker:

theawesomesauce93:

ellydwerewolf:

hidden-agender:

And before people are like “lololol North Dakota who lives there anyway?”

You know what particular population North Dakota is higher than most in?

Native Americans.

And Native women have astronomical rates of violence and rape against them.

So basically people who dismiss North Dakota don’t give a fuck about these women.

i’m speechless.

Shit.

The lawmakers voted to pass it, but it will be up to the voters on the 2014 ballot before it becomes the law. North Dakotans: THIS IS THE TIME TO GET INVOLVED with your state’s pro-choice organizations. Educate, educate, educate everyone you know.

(Source: think-progress, via sansmerci)

Tags: abortion

acceber74:

antiprolife:

skye-graye:

I just wish Planned Parenthood would do MORE to prevent pregnancy & LESS to end pregnancy

3% of Planned Parenthood’s services include abortion, while contraceptive services take up 32%. [x]

So, uh, they kinda do.

I wish people like OP would do a little research before complaining about something they obviously know nothing about. 

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How do I pay for an abortion?

plannedparenthood:

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Someone asked:

Do you do like a payment plan for an abortion? I know having an abortion is between $300-$950 depending on trimester. Or do I have to pay in full when I show up?

Your local Planned Parenthood health center may be able to work out payment with you, and many provide services on a sliding scale (meaning that the less income you have, the less you need to pay). It’s best to contact your local Planned Parenthood and ask them directly what their policies are; you can look them up by typing your ZIP code in here

Good luck and take care.

-Mary at Planned Parenthood

stfusexists:

bebinn:

thepoliticalfreakshow:

Well, that escalated quickly. On Monday, Ohio Gov. John Kasich threw away any hopes of ever being on a Republican national ticket and usedThis One Weird Governor Trick to expand Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Care Act, in defiance of the state’s Republican-controlled legislature. In response, six members of the legislature and two anti-abortion groups have sued to prevent the expansion, because tyranny, zygotes, and slut pills.

By going around the full legislature and sending the proposal to the Controlling Board, the suit argues, Kasich acted beyond his authority:

“The Ohio Controlling Board’s expansion of Medicaid violates the clear limits on its own authority, and accordingly, also violates the clear limits of the Ohio Constitution,” the court filing states.

And what does that have to do with “pro-life” groups? They have a very clear reason:

Cleveland Right to Life and Right to Life of Greater Cincinnati Inc. joined them because they oppose the use of federal funding for expansion and wanted the chance to debate the issue with the Legislature, according to the filing.

That seems pretty directly related to their core mission of stopping abortion, and it’s certainly a compelling reason to keep 300,000 people from getting access to healthcare. After all, they’re all certain that Obamacare magically repealed the Hyde Amendment and that the day-after pill does abortions (neither of which is true…do we still need to say that? Of course we do), so Medicaid expansion will undoubtedly Holocaust all the babbies.

In any case, even if Kasich’s maneuver survives court challenges, it will only expand Medicaid through 2015, which is when the federal government will begin requiring states to begin chipping in for a portion of the expansion — after that, it’s up to the state to approve any continuation. Then again, if Ohio Republicans continue to make denying medical care to people their central reason for being, maybe they won’t control the Legislature by then… yes, sorry, that was more wishful thinking on our part, now wasn’t it?

[TimesUnion.com via ThinkProgress]

Here’s your daily installment of “pro-life” hypocrisy.

Because nothing says “pro-life” like making sure 300,000 people don’t have access to affordable health care.

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stfusexists:

thepoliticalfreakshow:

District Judge Lee Yeakel wrote Monday that the regulations violated the rights of abortion doctors to do what they think is best for their patients and would unreasonably restrict a woman’s access to abortion clinics.

Lawyers for Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers brought the lawsuit, arguing that a requirement that doctors have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of the abortion clinic would force the closure of a third of the clinics in Texas. They also complained that requiring doctors to follow the Food and Drug Administration’s original label for an abortion-inducing drug would deny women the benefit of recent advances in medical science.

The Texas attorney general’s office argued that the law protects women and the life of the fetus. Attorney General Greg Abbott was expected to file an emergency appeal of Yeakel’s order to the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans.

Mississippi passed a similar law last year, which a federal judge also blocked pending a trial scheduled to begin in March. Mississippi’s attorney general asked the 5th Circuit to lift the temporary injunction so the law could be enforced, but the judges have left it in place signaling they believe there is a legitimate constitutional question.

Unlike the Mississippi case, Yeakel’s order is a final decision, setting the groundwork for the 5th Circuit to review the merits of the law, not just an injunction against it.

The proposed restrictions were among the toughest in the nation and gained notoriety when Democratic state Sen. Wendy Davis launched a nearly 13-hour filibuster against them in June. The law also bans abortions at 20 weeks of pregnancy and beginning in October 2014 requires doctors to perform all abortions in surgical facilities.

The filibuster forced Gov. Rick Perry to call a second special legislative session for the Republican-controlled Legislature to pass the law. Davis is now running for governor on a women’s rights platform. Since Perry is retiring, Abbott is Davis’ likely Republican opponent, adding a political layer to the legal drama.

During the trial, officials for one chain of abortion clinics testified that they’ve tried to obtain admitting privileges for their doctors at 32 hospitals, but so far only 15 accepted applications and none have announced a decision. Many hospitals with religious affiliations will not allow abortion doctors to work there, while others fear protests if they provide privileges. Many have requirements that doctors live within a certain radius of the facility, or perform a minimum number of surgeries a year that must be performed in a hospital.

SOMETIMES THE SYSTEM WORKS.

(Source: thepoliticalfreakshow)

Tags: abortion

hidden-agender:

And before people are like “lololol North Dakota who lives there anyway?”

You know what particular population North Dakota is higher than most in?

Native Americans.

And Native women have astronomical rates of violence and rape against them.

So basically people who dismiss North Dakota don’t give a fuck about these women.

(Source: think-progress, via feminishblog)

territorialcreep:

watson-i-am-your-turtle:

aliencupcake:

azzandra:

fuckyeahsexpositivity:

sexartandpolitics:

Study: Free birth control leads to way fewer abortions - CBS News
Way fewer.

NO. WAY.

—BB

Weird. It’s almost like people who do not get pregnant don’t even need abortions.

IN OTHER NEWS WATER IS WET

IN RELATED NEWS: SCIENTISTS HAVE PROVEN THAT THE EARTH REVOLVES AROUND THE SUN.

NOW OVER TO JIM WITH THE SPORTS REPORT
“WELL BOB IT APPEARS BASKETBALL IS INDEED PLAYED WITH A BASKET. AND A BALL.”

territorialcreep:

watson-i-am-your-turtle:

aliencupcake:

azzandra:

fuckyeahsexpositivity:

sexartandpolitics:

Study: Free birth control leads to way fewer abortions - CBS News

Way fewer.

NO. WAY.

image

—BB

Weird. It’s almost like people who do not get pregnant don’t even need abortions.

IN OTHER NEWS WATER IS WET

IN RELATED NEWS: SCIENTISTS HAVE PROVEN THAT THE EARTH REVOLVES AROUND THE SUN.

NOW OVER TO JIM WITH THE SPORTS REPORT

“WELL BOB IT APPEARS BASKETBALL IS INDEED PLAYED WITH A BASKET. AND A BALL.”

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