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moon-momma:

stfufauxminists:

pansymandy:

This practically made me cry. How could this ever be okay?

[Image: An illustration is labeled as a “partial birth abortion”. It shows a person performing an intact dilation and extraction, which is described at the bottom of the image: “The surgeon pulls the fetus into the breech position. He forced scissors into the skull, removes them and inserts a suction catheter through which he suctions out the skull contents.”]
I’m going to tell you a story that my tenth grade biology teacher told me. 
So, my teacher had a friend. She was happily married, a Christian, and pregnant. She and her husband were extremely excited about the pregnancy and they couldn’t wait to be parents. She was pretty far along - probably about 7 month in. She went to get a check-up, and her doctor checked out the fetus. Well, it turns out her fetus had hydrochephalus. In this particular case, the fetus’s head had not and would not form enough to even hold the brain inside the skull. If the woman continued the pregnancy, she would give birth to a dead baby, and that’s if it didn’t die in utero and possibly cause sepsis before she had the opportunity to give birth.
So, and this was before the “partial birth abortion ban” was enacted (not when the story was told, but when it took place), the woman opted to get an intact dilation and extraction procedure (since that’s the proper medical term, “partial birth abortion” is a made up term and has no medical relevance). 
Do you know what that allowed her to do? What that allows a lot of uterus-bearers in the same predicament to do? 
She was able to hold her dead, intact fetus and mourn for it.
Now, she would have to get a procedure that literally rips the fetus apart, since apparently anti-choicers looking for a means to chip away at Roe v Wade think that this is a better alternative to the described procedure above. As the law currently stands, it is now impossible for people like the woman I described to have their fetuses aborted intact so that they can hold them like they wanted to. It is impossible for women like the one I described to have a body to mourn over. 
So good job. Because you’re too ignorant to actually know why uterus-bearers get late-term abortion, specifically intact D & X procedures, you’ve essentially made it much harder for those that are experiencing the difficult choice to end a wanted pregnancy to mourn and move on. 
But hey, go ahead and continue to consider yourself compassionate. I guess ignorance really is bliss, especially when you can hold up illustrations of medical procedures you don’t understand and hide behind them as if they have any meaning in the face of the reality that you refuse to acknowledge.

^^woah

moon-momma:

stfufauxminists:

pansymandy:

This practically made me cry. How could this ever be okay?

[Image: An illustration is labeled as a “partial birth abortion”. It shows a person performing an intact dilation and extraction, which is described at the bottom of the image: “The surgeon pulls the fetus into the breech position. He forced scissors into the skull, removes them and inserts a suction catheter through which he suctions out the skull contents.”]

I’m going to tell you a story that my tenth grade biology teacher told me. 

So, my teacher had a friend. She was happily married, a Christian, and pregnant. She and her husband were extremely excited about the pregnancy and they couldn’t wait to be parents. She was pretty far along - probably about 7 month in. She went to get a check-up, and her doctor checked out the fetus. Well, it turns out her fetus had hydrochephalus. In this particular case, the fetus’s head had not and would not form enough to even hold the brain inside the skull. If the woman continued the pregnancy, she would give birth to a dead baby, and that’s if it didn’t die in utero and possibly cause sepsis before she had the opportunity to give birth.

So, and this was before the “partial birth abortion ban” was enacted (not when the story was told, but when it took place), the woman opted to get an intact dilation and extraction procedure (since that’s the proper medical term, “partial birth abortion” is a made up term and has no medical relevance). 

Do you know what that allowed her to do? What that allows a lot of uterus-bearers in the same predicament to do? 

She was able to hold her dead, intact fetus and mourn for it.

Now, she would have to get a procedure that literally rips the fetus apart, since apparently anti-choicers looking for a means to chip away at Roe v Wade think that this is a better alternative to the described procedure above. As the law currently stands, it is now impossible for people like the woman I described to have their fetuses aborted intact so that they can hold them like they wanted to. It is impossible for women like the one I described to have a body to mourn over. 

So good job. Because you’re too ignorant to actually know why uterus-bearers get late-term abortion, specifically intact D & X procedures, you’ve essentially made it much harder for those that are experiencing the difficult choice to end a wanted pregnancy to mourn and move on. 

But hey, go ahead and continue to consider yourself compassionate. I guess ignorance really is bliss, especially when you can hold up illustrations of medical procedures you don’t understand and hide behind them as if they have any meaning in the face of the reality that you refuse to acknowledge.

^^woah

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Since her death in 1979, the woman who discovered what the universe is made of has not so much as received a memorial plaque. Her newspaper obituaries do not mention her greatest discovery. […] Every high school student knows that Isaac Newton discovered gravity, that Charles Darwin discovered evolution, and that Albert Einstein discovered the relativity of time. But when it comes to the composition of our universe, the textbooks simply say that the most abundant atom in the universe is hydrogen. And no one ever wonders how we know.
Jeremy Knowles, discussing the complete lack of recognition Cecilia Payne gets, even today, for her revolutionary discovery. (via blvckovt)

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out-there-on-the-maroon:

baby-bad:

glowcloud:

seraphknights:

cultureshift:

This is the Memorial to the Missing and contains over 50,000,000 pennies to represent the lives of each American child abandoned to abortion by a society and a culture that has embraced their destruction. We must prevent the need to add to this memorial. Take a stand. Get involved.
 ”How we treat the least of us defines us.”

"should I use this $500k to help struggling parents and pregnant people or should I put it in a glass box"

can somebody break this and give it to some real live kids who are actually starving right now

this is actually a perfect representation of the prolife movement
save the babies! prevent baby murder! we’re gonna put all our efforts into that!! we don’t want our tax dollars going to women for them to have sex!! we would rather put our money towards shaming women for having sex and punish them in every way possible instead of giving that money to already born children or women who are in that position who have chosen to give birth and help them!
shaming/control of women is the most important thing to them, not the actual lives and well being of children and mothers.

 ”How we treat the least of us defines us.”
Ah yes. I see how the so called “pro life” movement treats low-income women, women unable to afford child-care while working two jobs at once, women trapped in abusive relationships, women who have been raped, women who have debilitating health concerns which mean they cannot carry a baby to term without risking their own death.
They yell at them. They stand outside Planned Parenthood and scream in the faces of these women. They try to shame these women. They try to intimidate them with slurs and gory posters. They do not care about these women. They would rather spend their afternoons standing in front of a health center and screaming at women going in for cancer screenings than do something useful. 
And, apparently, some of them would rather fill a glass container full of pennies instead of, y’know, helping actual living children and their parents. 

out-there-on-the-maroon:

baby-bad:

glowcloud:

seraphknights:

cultureshift:

This is the Memorial to the Missing and contains over 50,000,000 pennies to represent the lives of each American child abandoned to abortion by a society and a culture that has embraced their destruction. We must prevent the need to add to this memorial. Take a stand. Get involved.

 ”How we treat the least of us defines us.”

"should I use this $500k to help struggling parents and pregnant people or should I put it in a glass box"

can somebody break this and give it to some real live kids who are actually starving right now

this is actually a perfect representation of the prolife movement

save the babies! prevent baby murder! we’re gonna put all our efforts into that!! we don’t want our tax dollars going to women for them to have sex!! we would rather put our money towards shaming women for having sex and punish them in every way possible instead of giving that money to already born children or women who are in that position who have chosen to give birth and help them!

shaming/control of women is the most important thing to them, not the actual lives and well being of children and mothers.

 ”How we treat the least of us defines us.”

Ah yes. I see how the so called “pro life” movement treats low-income women, women unable to afford child-care while working two jobs at once, women trapped in abusive relationships, women who have been raped, women who have debilitating health concerns which mean they cannot carry a baby to term without risking their own death.

They yell at them. They stand outside Planned Parenthood and scream in the faces of these women. They try to shame these women. They try to intimidate them with slurs and gory posters. They do not care about these women. They would rather spend their afternoons standing in front of a health center and screaming at women going in for cancer screenings than do something useful. 

And, apparently, some of them would rather fill a glass container full of pennies instead of, y’know, helping actual living children and their parents. 

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