It’s hard to imagine a medical procedure in this country that carries the stigma and judgment that abortion does. Women’s experiences are often seen through the lens of cultural and political battles. If a woman says that she’s relieved after having an abortion, she may be judged for being heartless or unfeeling. If she says that she feels regret, anti-abortion activists use this to push for laws that restrict access to abortion or laws that assume women are incapable of making their own decisions without the interference of others.
So instead, we just don’t talk about it. That’s how abortion came to be discussed as an “issue” instead of an experience.
How can something that one third of women in the United States experience be the focus of intense public debate for decades, with hardly any real firsthand experiences at the center of the discussion? One word: stigma."
We need to talk about abortion. And when we talk about abortion, we need to talk about people’s experiences — not politics.
KUSA News 9 fact-checks the bogus claim that personhood measures will result in investigations of miscarriages. As you watch the report, you’ll notice that the Planned Parenthood baby-killer Cathy Alderman provides no evidence to support the ridiculous claim.
At the end of the report, News 9 Reporter Steve Staeger talks about how this “could” happen. He’s dead wrong. Pro-aborts imagine a dystopia of horribles and then pretend that this invented dystopia has any relationship to reality. There will never be any support for such investigations so there’s no chance of them happening. State Senate Candidate Tim Neville correctly states:
Why would anybody in their right mind try to do something like that?
Mr. Staeger exposes the fact that pro-aborts have no evidence to support this despicable investigation-of-miscarriage claim. Not only do pro-aborts have no evidence to support their claim, there’s solid evidence that the claim is false. Consider these three points:
- When abortion was illegal in the U.S. for over 100 years, were women investigated for miscarriages? No. The plain evidence from the history of our country and our legal system show the miscarriage-investigation charge is bogus.
- Abortion is currently illegal in Ireland, yet women are not investigated for miscarriage. This evidence of how a current western legal system works shows that illegal abortion does not mean investigation of miscarriages.
- Miscarriage is tragic but all-too-common. It does not provide probable cause or even reasonable suspicion of a crime.
It’s reprehensible and shameful that pro-aborts lie about the tragedy of miscarriage to push their baby-killing agenda.
via Personhood USA » Blog http://ift.tt/11D9sP6
Nope no lie! The pro-birth people has clearly missed this is already going on:
I want to see more people actively listening to abortion stories.
I want those same people to abandon all pre-judgments and opinions of abortion.
I want to see people offering a shoulder of unconditional support.
I want to see people changing their language to fit each individual person’s experience.
I want to see more people sticking up for those who regret their abortions. Felt relief after their abortions. Felt all sorts of emotions after their abortions. Who are still feeling regret/relief/everything in between 5 weeks, 10 months, 20 years after their abortions.
I want to see all of this from Christians, atheists, Hindus, Muslims, agnostics, pagans, Jews, Buddhists, those who are spiritual, and those who don’t give a hoot about religion; pro-life, pro-choice, on-the-fencers, no opinion, whatever - open your minds a little more.
Listen. Support. Love.
Love this image from the Repeal Hyde Art Project!
"How can we justify even more thoroughly attempting to strip dfab people of their rights? Oh, I know! We can pretend that birth control is the same thing as abortion!"
Birth control and emergency contraception prevent pregnancies. They don’t end them.
Not only is it ignorant to say that the human being in the photo is a clump of cells, it is also dehumanizing and foolish. http://ift.tt/1D1Fdic
It’s very interesting to me how the empty space around the embryo, where the pregnant person should be, is filled with the “not a clump of cells” text.
Just making a reference for “Double Homicide” and the UVVA in case anyone needs it!
Q: If a pregnant person is murdered and the fetus dies, why is it considered double homicide if the fetus isn’t a person?
Double homicide was put in place by the Unborn Victims of Violence Act (UVVA) in order to further punish the murderer for their crime, that’s it. In the Act itself it says that this cannot be used to punish anyone who may obtain an abortion as it is a legal medical procedure. Furthermore, not every state uses double homicide in cases of a pregnant persons murder, some states practice this, and the majority of the states that do practice it, only consider it double homicide if the fetus was considered viable.
Q: What if the pregnant person is harmed but not killed, but the fetus is killed, is it still considered murder?
A: Well if we look at the Unborn Victims of Violence Act (UVVA) it states: Sec. 1841 subsection (A) 2.C:
”If the person engaging in the conduct thereby intentionally kills or attempts to kill the unborn child, that person shall instead of being punished under subparagraph (A), be punished as provided under sections 1111, 1112, and 1113 of this title for intentionally killing or attempting to kill a human being.” (1111 being that of murder, 1112 manslaughter, 1113 attempt of murder or manslaughter.)
Within the same act, under subsection (C): ”Nothing in this section shall be construed to permit the prosecution—
- (1) of any person for conduct relating to an abortion for which the consent of the pregnant woman, or a person authorized by law to act on her behalf, has been obtained or for which such consent is implied by law;
- (2) of any person for any medical treatment of the pregnant woman or her unborn child; or
- (3) of any woman with respect to her unborn child.”
Hope this helps! - Paige
October 21st is the Pro-Life Day of Silent Solidarity for aborted fetuses.
Don’t let them control the discussion that day! Share facts on abortion, share experiences (within permission) and show your support for people who have had abortions!
While pro-lifers are “silent”, let us be loud!
Don’t let them control the conversation on October 21st!
Our hashtags are:
( Please, do not hijack pro-lifer tags. Let’s not stoop to their tactic of hijacking on important days, but let us aim to get our tags trending. )
Mark October 21st in your calendars and queue up support!
Liberals will condemn conservatives as paranoid idiots and worrywarts for thinking that owning a gun is necessary and in the next breath treat a baby like the coming of Armageddon which must be prevented at all costs.
For some reason I can not begin to see the correlation between owning guns just in case you need to fight off the federal government and understanding that there are people out there who aren’t ready to have babies…
Anyone care to help?