After my own abortion in 1999, I looked for post-abortion counseling services. While I felt, and still feel, that the abortion was the best decision I could make at the time, I wanted the chance to talk through all my thoughts and feelings about it, and get support. The only post-abortion counseling agencies I found were Christian-religion based and they had a very one-size-fits-all approach. Specifically, their counseling demanded that I acknowledge the abortion as a mistake, seek forgiveness from God and participate in activities to end legal abortion.
This wasn’t the kind of emotional support I wanted. I decided to start Exhale because I wanted to offer women and men what I was unable to find—a truly non-judgmental place to talk about personal experiences with abortion and get emotional support, without the baggage of political or moral agendas."
When did abortions become empowering.
An abortion is whatever the person getting the abortion wants it to be or feels it is.
I would force a Jewish hospital to do an organ transplant if it meant saving a life.
I would force a Jehovah’s Witness hospital to do a blood transfusion if it meant saving a life.
I would force a Muslim hospital to house men and women together if it meant saving a life.
I would force a Catholic hospital to preform an abortion if it meant saving a life.
Why? Because hospitals, places where you go when you are at your most vulnerable, cannot pick and choose what they do simply because ‘it goes against their faith.’ We jail Christian ‘Scientists’ for allowing their children to die.
There is a clear and defined line between keeping to religious tradition and saving a person from death. It’s not okay to let someone die or simply live a life of pain or insufficiency because ‘my god said no!’
Then go to a hospital that believes what you do? Who the fuck are you to force your agenda on anyone else when you pro choice arseholes are the ones who always shout “my body my rules” well if a religious group owns a hospital it’s “their hospital their rules” and you can go somewhere else for your abortions idiot.
Because typically EMTs have an obligation to take you to whichever hospital is geographically closer. And a hospital is full of doctors. Doctors who took oaths to treat patients, to give them the best quality care and help their patient. Who is the one who can tell them where it hurts or has physical presentation of what’s wrong.
Also, pretty sure they swear along with everything else,”I will not permit considerations of gender, race, religion, political affiliation, sexual orientation, nationality, or social standing to influence my duty of care."
Notice that bit? How it says they can’t let their personal preferences interfere with whatever care their patient needs? It’s almost like going into the medical field - you can’t let your own personal beliefs influence how you treat patients. Now.. what’s a hospital? A great big building with a bunch of doctors. So, what’s that?
A building full of people who swore to not let anything get between treating patients and are. So, strip ‘em of their license and let them work at some building that doesn’t require such oaths. Like a McDonalds. ;)
I’m still amazed.
There are people here who are literally advocating that when you’re having a medical crisis, you should have to drive out of your way to have life saving treatment, just so the doctors and nurses can feel more comfortable breaking their Oath.
This is a tough one. I totally understand needing the money, so I don’t blame you at all for wanting to do this contest even if you don’t agree with the topic.
There really just aren’t very many (if any) credible sources that agree with abstinence-only sex education. Scare tactics and courses that discuss abstinence as the only option just don’t do anything effective to delay sexual activity or combat teen pregnancies/STIs at all.
My best suggestion, since you live in the South, is to ask around for people’s opinions. Specifically ask your teachers, and maybe they can help guide you? Check out your school’s library, too. They might have some books that support the subject or books that present opposing viewpoints.
A lot of times when I was in highschool and I had to write a paper on something totally ridiculous that I disagreed with, I would try my best to write it with a sarcastic tone. Luckily my English teachers were pretty chill, but that might not be much of an option in something serious like a scholarship contest.
Do any of my followers have suggestions for this anon?
Women’s Rights, Classism, Reproductive Rights, Media… it’s all a big ole mess.
I posted last week asking people if they knew of some good resources for male victims of sexual assault. Here is the list people came up with:
this is so unfortunately true.
ON WHAT PLANET are anti-choicers actually asked to pay for an individual’s abortions? On what planet are there organizations set up going door to door and holding anti-choicers at gun point to cough up the HUNDREDS of dollars required for each individual’s transportation, job remuneration/compensation, abortion costs, and pre and post abortion care?
this does not happen.
Abortion SHOULD however, be covered by health insurance - something paid for by each individual on their own - because abortion is health care.
Here in Canada health care is free, as it should be, and abortions have minimal range of costs - as it should be.
You don’t get a lot of say in where your taxes go, which is for the best. Until I get to take a stand against my taxes paying for military budgets, then you also don’t get to pass judgment on a small fraction of your taxes going toward reproductive health care.
and the moment people DO have the power to choose where their taxes go, I greatly pity the country who suddenly has the nerve to stop supporting its health care.