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bebinn:

beautyofgrea:

prochoiceamerica:

Courts keep striking them down, yet states keep passing 20-week abortion bans. Mississippi might be next.

Can someone explain to me, in a nonviolent or attacking manner, why a twenty week ban on abortion is unacceptable?
You have twenty weeks, half of your pregnancy, to find out and decide on whether you want a child. Between 17-20 weeks, you can normally feel the child moving inside of you.
Why is a time limit unacceptable?
I am pro-choice but when you’ve chosen to let the child develop to a certain point, you don’t get to decide last minute to just evacuate it.

There are lots of reasons someone might get a later abortion! I have a list written up somewhere:
Denial of pregnancy (especially powerful after rape or incest, or in abusive situations)
No symptoms of pregnancy
No recognition of pregnancy symptoms
Raising money (look up “chasing the fee”)
Arranging transportation
Arranging care for dependents
Getting time off work (if it’s even possible)
State-mandated waiting periods
Misinformation and delays by crisis pregnancy centers
Dealing with the physical and psychological aftermath of rape
Obtaining parental consent or getting a judicial bypass
Unexpected life changes (losing a job, a home, insurance, a significant other)
Health concerns in the pregnant person or fetus that aren’t detected until later in the pregnancy
Any one of those on their own is an obstacle, but most of the time you’ll find more than one in play. So it’s not that people are just ambivalently twiddling their thumbs for 20 weeks, it’s a combination of a lot of different problems and holdups.

bebinn:

beautyofgrea:

prochoiceamerica:

Courts keep striking them down, yet states keep passing 20-week abortion bans. Mississippi might be next.

Can someone explain to me, in a nonviolent or attacking manner, why a twenty week ban on abortion is unacceptable?

You have twenty weeks, half of your pregnancy, to find out and decide on whether you want a child. Between 17-20 weeks, you can normally feel the child moving inside of you.

Why is a time limit unacceptable?

I am pro-choice but when you’ve chosen to let the child develop to a certain point, you don’t get to decide last minute to just evacuate it.

There are lots of reasons someone might get a later abortion! I have a list written up somewhere:

  • Denial of pregnancy (especially powerful after rape or incest, or in abusive situations)
  • No symptoms of pregnancy
  • No recognition of pregnancy symptoms
  • Raising money (look up “chasing the fee”)
  • Arranging transportation
  • Arranging care for dependents
  • Getting time off work (if it’s even possible)
  • State-mandated waiting periods
  • Misinformation and delays by crisis pregnancy centers
  • Dealing with the physical and psychological aftermath of rape
  • Obtaining parental consent or getting a judicial bypass
  • Unexpected life changes (losing a job, a home, insurance, a significant other)
  • Health concerns in the pregnant person or fetus that aren’t detected until later in the pregnancy

Any one of those on their own is an obstacle, but most of the time you’ll find more than one in play. So it’s not that people are just ambivalently twiddling their thumbs for 20 weeks, it’s a combination of a lot of different problems and holdups.

(via your-lies-ruin-lives)

#reproductive rights

If you could be any animal for a day, but still be able to think and remember things as yourself, what animal would you pick?

mythril-knight

kateordie:

#funny #Godzilla

overlypolitebisexual:

"if you were polite and nice with your activism we’d listen" no you wouldn’t you fucking liars

(via pardonmewhileipanic)

#social justice #tone policing

pardonmewhileipanic:

but then why isn’t his suit overexposed

OH WAIT

*eye rolls so hard* fuck this magazine

#representation matters #neil degrasse tyson #racism #white washing

frogmanslightschool:

Crooked Haze
Taken with the 5DmkII + 50mm 1.8
[F1.8 | 1/6400th | ISO100]
Photos by Iain A
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Welcome to Frogvale

frogmanslightschool:

Crooked Haze

Taken with the 5DmkII + 50mm 1.8

[F1.8 | 1/6400th | ISO100]

Photos by Iain A

[ Flickr | Tumblr | Instagram | Wishlist ]

Welcome to Frogvale

#art #photography #sunset #beautiful #rainbow

fuckyeahsexeducation:

Image via Tumblr user crusherccme, found in 1996 Cornell Women’s Handbook.

fuckyeahsexeducation:

Image via Tumblr user crusherccme, found in 1996 Cornell Women’s Handbook.

#consent #sex education #condoms #come backs

wanderthewood:

Taal Volcano after sunrise, Luzon, Philippines by R.u.d.y

wanderthewood:

Taal Volcano after sunrise, Luzon, Philippines by R.u.d.y

#island #ocean #vacation #phillippines