Exactly. Someone who is unsure of what they want to do should absolutely be presented with every option they have, but the decision has to lie with them in the end.
Just because alternatives exist and work for some people doesn’t mean they’re the end all to abortion.
For example, if there were programs that offer free or low cost day care on college campuses, or even dorms that cater to students with children, or that offer career placement, welfare that actually covers food, rent etc, do you find those legitimate alternatives to abortions for those scenarios? I’m interested in your opinions.
Of course those are legitimate alternatives to abortion for the people who want to use them. Saying someone can’t have an abortion because these things exist would be silly.
It always has to be up to the pregnant person.
The only safe at-home abortion is done with misoprostol, which can be done up until 12 weeks of gestation. Here is a guide from Women on Waves on how to take misoprostol safely and effectively. Mega doses of vitamin C can be harmful to you, so please, just don’t. If you’re not able to access a clinic in your area or able to afford the procedure, there is help for you, please look into an abortion fund, they’ll be able to help. Please stay safe and strong. - Paige
This is how it should be.
Rape is another case to be debated
Why can’t you say you don’t want a baby in both instances? Most people who have become unintentionally pregnant didn’t say “I want a baby!” in the bedroom.
Sometimes shit happens. Literally any method of contraception you’re using can fail [x].
Someone’s reason for an abortion is not my business. I support people who have abortions because they know themselves best.
The issue with sex-selective abortions is the sexism and misogyny, not the abortion itself. If sex-selective abortions are banned, that puts an undue burden on people from ethnic groups that may practice sex-selective abortion. (This post explains it nicely; pardon the asterisks, it’s an old post and I haven’t had time to update it quite yet).
We should fight the root of the problem (misogyny), not abortion.
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This is such a giant step that barely any people know about it seems, so amazing to see progress in the treatment of HIV
"So she can party."
While Bailey’s GoFundMe was still up, it read: “Bailey is currently unemployed, completely broke, in debt, and in no position to hold down a job due to severe symptoms of a rough, unplanned and unexpected pregnancy.”
Being unemployed? In debt? Experiencing horrible pregnancy symptoms? What a party! I sure wish I were invited!
tryna find a pro choice blog that actually has the guts to use the word woman instead of “people who get pregnant” or “uterus bearers” tumblr needs to fucking get it together gender cultists ruin everything
A pro-choice blog that has the guts to erase trans and non-binary people, like the vast majority of society does?
You might have a hard time because most of the people in the pro-choice tumblr community aren’t jerks, but you could always go outside where nearly everyone shares your view.
dude, there are women who are unable to have children because of biological reasons but you don’t see them trying to make feminists stop using the word woman to refer to females. it’s not erasure of trans people, it’s acknowledging that pro choice issues are women’s health issues and you ignoring that to validate people who refuse to accept reality (read:biology) doesn’t help any women anywhere
Dude, women who can’t have kids due to biological reasons are still women.
You are erasing trans people when you refuse to acknowledge that they are too a part of the discussion. People who are not women can get pregnant. You erase them when you refuse to acknowledge their existence.
No one is ignoring that pro-choice issues are women’s health issues. It’s just that they are not just women’s health issues.
Reality is that trans people and non-binary people are impacted by anti-choice legislation just as much as cis women are. Transphobia is not a good way to help anyone.