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14th November 2012

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queerhairyvag:

 17-week pregnant Indian migrant woman, Savita, was killed because she was denied access to an abortion that would have saved her life.

She developed blood poisoning due to miscarrying but when Her and Praveen (husband) begged Galway University Hospital to grant an abortion as her health was rapidly fading, doctors denied and told them ‘this is a catholic country’.

HuffingtonPost: He said his wife vomited repeatedly and collapsed in a restroom that night, but doctors wouldn’t terminate the fetus because its heart was still beating.

When the fetus’s heart stopped beating that was when the fucking doctors surgically removed the remains but it was too late; Savita died a couple of days later. 

This is the country I live in. This country says women can only have abortions if their life literally depends on it but women are still being denied an abortion any fucking way. This is the same country that also a while ago, forced a terminally ill woman to travel all the way to the UK to have an abortion because Ireland is too fucking cowardly to allow her abortion here. 

Please please please contact the Irish embassy in your country and let them know what a disgusting disgrace it is that people are denied abortions here. Enough with the bullshit stereotype that Ireland is welcoming and sweet-natured; this country prefers people to die rather than have even a life-saving abortion.

Tagged: reproductive rightsabortionirelandracism

8th August 2012

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South Dakota ruling forces doctors to lie to patients

myplannedparenthood:

“Thanks to an 8th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling this week with far-reaching implications, doctors performing abortions [in South Dakota] will now be legally mandated to mislead their patients.” By requiring that doctors talk about (the unsubstantiated) link between abortion and suicide, legislators are putting correlation ahead of causation. And, once again, women lose.

Tagged: fuck thiswomen's rightsfuck everything about thisSouth Dakotaabortion

Source: dailybeast.com

27th June 2012

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Kansas Board of Health Revokes License of Doctor for Not Forcing Ten-Year-Olds to Give Birth →

jagadamba5ever:

abaldwin360:

christiantheatheist:

In a continuing effort to both curb access to abortion and reiterate their own opinion that there is never any situation where abortion could be necessary for a patient’s well-being, the Kansas State Board of Healing Arts has decided in favor of revoking Dr. Ann Neuhaus’s medical license. Neuhaus, a colleague of Dr. George Tiller, assisted him by providing second opinions for mental health exceptions for late abortions.

According to the Associated Press, Neuhaus was hoping to have her full medical license restored after spending years only allowed to provide limited medical care for charity work. Instead, an ongoing investigation into 11 patient cases obtained by Operation Rescue became the center of a movement to have her license stripped all together.

The cases all involved girls who sought abortions due to mental health issues from depression to suicide, with an age range from 17 years old to as young as 10. The board alleged that Neuhaus’s exams were not thorough enough based on the available records provided, and that her follow up care was inadequate, as she did not recommend counseling or hospitalization afterwards.

Neuhaus called the accusations ridiculous. She said she refused to put too much identifying information in the records because she knew that they could eventually end up in the hands of outsiders and violate the patients’ privacy. As for abortions not being necessary, Neuhaus found that laughable as well.

“To even claim that isn’t medically necessary qualifies as gross incompetence,” said Neuhaus. “Someone’s 10 years old, and they were raped by their uncle and they understand that they’ve got a baby growing in their stomach and they don’t want that. You’re going to send this girl for a brain scan and some blood work and put her in a hospital?”

Sadly, the findings of the board were nearly inevitable. One of anti-choice Governor Sam Brownback’s most recent appointments to the board was Richard Macias, a former Operation Rescue attorney, showing the Governor’s obsession with getting anti-abortion activists key administrative spots for regulating the procedure. “I’m more concerned about the standard of care, particularly the aftercare,” Macias told the AP. “That’s the issue that bothers me the most.”

Standard of care is a pretty loose term for a group that believes that later abortions were being used as “birth control.” Offering their own expert witness during the board hearing, the witness claimed repeatedly that there is never any case in which providing an abortion could be seen as beneficial to a patient’s mental health.

On cross-examination by Neuhaus’ attorney, Robert Eye, questioned Dr. Gold about standard of care for mental health evaluations for late-term abortions. Gold replied that there is no such thing. She explained, “Late term abortion is not a treatment or intervention for any psychiatric condition.” That statement was initially stricken from the record at Mr. Eye’s request, but Dr. Gold continued to repeat her opinion on the record when asked.

When questioned about whether she had ever admitted a patient to the hospital for a late-term abortion Dr. Gold responded, “It would be inappropriate for a psychiatrist to admit a patient to a hospital for abortion services.” That comment was also stricken from the record.

When asked if an unwanted pregnancy put a teen at risk for developing psychiatric disorders, Gold was emphatic.

“Teen pregnancy is not a risk factor for psychiatric disorders,” she said.

Neuhaus will appeal the ruling. If she loses, she will not only have her license permanently revoked, but also nearly $100,000 in court costs.

Can you believe this?

Unfortunately I can believe it. Pro-lifers are fucking disgusting. 

this is making me physically ill

Tagged: abortion

Source: christiantheatheist

22nd April 2012

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Birth control advice via vintage pins in Leesburg a few weeks ago. (Taken with instagram)

Birth control advice via vintage pins in Leesburg a few weeks ago. (Taken with instagram)

Tagged: lolfeministfeminismbutton pinsabortionbirth controlreproductive rights

14th April 2012

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Tagged: rick santorumcampaignabortionfeminismlol

Source: letfaithcarryyou

2nd April 2012

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provocatoria:

The Genocide Awareness Project has graced the GMU community with their presence today. Phenomenal start to my day. Time for a beer.

Those fuckers.

Tagged: GMUGeorge Mason UniversityGenocide Awareness ProjectPro ChoicePro LifeAbortionRight to ChoiceFeminismPatriots for Choice

3rd March 2012

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#feministfriday @MasonWGST (Taken with instagram)

#feministfriday @MasonWGST (Taken with instagram)

Tagged: feministfridayfeministfeminismabortionprochoiceracismNOWFeminist Majority

22nd February 2012

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afternoonsnoozebutton:

Moderator: “So you spoke about the dangers of contraception. Can you talk about why contraceptives are dangerous?”
Santorum: “What we are seeing is a problem in our culture with respect to children being raised by children, children being raised out of wedlock, and the economic impact and the impact on society.”
PRO TIP, BRO: BABIES HAPPEN WHEN YOU DON’T USE CONTRACEPTION, NOT WHEN YOU DO.

afternoonsnoozebutton:

Moderator: “So you spoke about the dangers of contraception. Can you talk about why contraceptives are dangerous?”

Santorum: “What we are seeing is a problem in our culture with respect to children being raised by children, children being raised out of wedlock, and the economic impact and the impact on society.”

PRO TIP, BRO: BABIES HAPPEN WHEN YOU DON’T USE CONTRACEPTION, NOT WHEN YOU DO.

Tagged: rick santorum is a dumbasspoliticsabortionbirth controlcontraceptionrick santorumfeminismoy vey

Source: afternoonsnoozebutton

30th January 2012

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To protest a bill that would require women to undergo an ultrasound before having an abortion, Virginia State Sen. Janet Howell (D-Fairfax) on Monday attached an amendment that would require men to have a rectal exam and a cardiac stress test before obtaining a prescription for erectile dysfunction medication.

Huff Po (via rachelfershleiser)

This is the most beautiful thing. Can we send her flowers?

(via jaimealyse)

She’s from my area! Fuck yes! I think my school’s Women and Gender Studies Center needs to host her sometime soon since she’s our local representative and kicking ass.

Tagged: feminismfeministVirginiaNorthern VirginiaFairfaxJanet HowellabortionNoVA

Source: The Huffington Post

25th November 2011

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Tagged: Eddie VedderMTV Unpluggedpro-choiceabortion