Only pro-lifers would want to be considered “hijackers.” (Terrorists, much?)
So, I thought this wasn’t until September 1st, with live-tweeting during PBS’s airing of After Tiller. Unless pro-lifers want to simply trash the hashtags with their garbage, before that date.
For those of you who don’t know, Dr. Tiller was a doctor who openly performed late-term abortions. He was assassinated thanks to pro-life terrorists and a vigilante. (Operation Rescue had ties to Dr. Tiller’s assassin, the constant stigma against abortion reaffirmed the the assassin’s violent intentions.)
After Tiller is a 2013 documentary that concerns the only four doctors who still perform late-term abortions in the U.S after Dr. Tiller’s assassination.
This kind of shit, this attempt to silence abortion support, is why abortion stigma exists. This mob-like attack on abortion scares people away from the subject and from abortion as a choice. They are scaring people away from freedom of choice.
So, what can we, as pro-choice advocates, do? Well, during pro-life “hijacking,” make sure you don’t let them have the whole tag! Post, counterpost, spam up Twitter with your support (you can connect your tumblr to your twitter, fyi.) Why? Even if there’s pro-life garbage in our tags, enough posts make the tag trend. If it trends, people see. Even if there’s pro-life garbage in the tag, seeing pro-choice support and abortion support is massively important!
No, I don’t believe so. The pro-life movement is extremely misogynistic.
It’s important to be inclusive of everyone who can get pregnant, but we can’t forget where these beliefs stem from. It’s about controlling women, and even though people who are not women can get pregnant, this remains true.
Many pro-lifers will not even acknowledge the people who aren’t women and can get pregnant.
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Instant reblog! Reminder: anti-abortion laws do nothing to protect human life.
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!
"Stop racism against blacks!" Said the female liberal, raising a sign in Johnathon’s face. She happened to be wearing a white pro-choice shirt supporting abortion.
Intrigued by this, Johnathon decided to smile and converse with the lone protester.
"I quite agree with you, ma’am. Racism is a very serious issue." Johnathon said calmly, "Do tell me, ma’am, do you believe that abortion is a correct practice?"
"Yes, of course!" The female replied happily, "Pregnant women have the right to abort. Why, do you disagree with me?"
Johnathon, who did not like arguments, shook his head. “I agree with you wholeheartedly. I’d like to ask you something, to make sure, ma’am, so that I can fully understand what we support.”
The protester looked suspiciously at the man, nodding slowly. “Go on…”
"Well," Johnathon started, "It’s quite clear that as our economy and society is moving forwards thanks to your contributions, other things such as technology are also progressing."
The woman nodded, letting Johnathon continue.
"Let’s say that one day, advances in the medical field will eventually allow us to know more and more details about the unborn baby and what it will become, such as facial features, eye colors, and skin tone. Would it be racist, perhaps, if a mother aborted their child because they found out that it was going to become born with a, excuse me for saying, ‘Black’, skin color?"
The Protester gave a knee-jerk reaction. “But that’s racist, just because it’s going to be black!”
"Ah," said Johnathon, "but don’t we both agree that the mother has every right to abort their child?"
"Racism is wrong!" cried the pro-life person, "Which is why I like to use people of color as props in ridiculous strawman arguments I use to push my misogynistic agenda!" they shouted proudly.
But seriously, the problem in this situation is not abortion itself. It would be racism. Are you against abortions based on the fact that the reason an imaginary person has for one might be racist? If so, why is this an argument against all abortion?
|Pro-choicers:||Richard Dawkins, stop.|
|Seculars:||Richard Dawkins, stop.|
|Conservative Anti-Choice Religious Fanatics:||DO YOU SEE THIS SHIT?! DO YOU SEE WHO THE LEFT LENDS THEIR SUPPORT TO?!?!?1|
So if anti-choicers keep saying that Richard Dawkins is somehow the mascot of the pro-choice movement can we pick someone from this page to be their mascot? Or maybe even this gem:
There’s lots for them to choose, actual murderers, arsonists, vandals… so go ahead. Pick one.
Another NYC billboard…
This one is messed up!
It IS messed up that that billboard is stating a FACT. The fact that over one half of all African American pregnancies end in abortion. The fact that 80+% of abortion mills are in minority neighborhoods.
It IS messed up.
And yet WE are the racist ones.
yes, you are the racist ones.
where are you after those brown babies are born? do you speak up when they’re hunted down and beaten by the police? do you speak up against a system that systematically works to oppress them, making the decision to have a child so much harder because having a child is so much more than giving birth? are you going to help pay for their healthcare? schooling? housing? food? Where are you when it comes to discussing why the fuck is the system made so that PoC have less access to a better education, financial aid, work etc.
Don’t pretend to care about brown babies when they’re beaten and killed every day and you people are no where to be found.
Racist piece of shit.
Reblogging for trrruuuth
latinagabi dropping them truth bombs
reblogging for that paragraph ^^
A few years ago, I read an article where the mother of this child was actually upset at how her daughter’s photo was used.
Reminder that the claim that 80% of abortion clinics are located in minority neighborhoods is a complete and utter lie propagated by anti-choicers. The real percentage of abortion clinics located in predominantly black neighborhoods is 9%.
63% are located near neighborhoods that are made up of mostly non-hispanic white people. [x]
But of course instead of maybe taking a look at the reason many PoC seek out abortions, anti-choicers would rather make up statistics and cry “I’m not racist! Pro-choicers are racist because they let PoC make their own decisions!”
(I also love that these kinds of statements come straight from people who will appropriate tragedies like slavery, genocide, or the murder of PoC and pretend they’re equivalent to abortion. So not racist.)