(Closed) this woman is a bad ass

posted 7 years ago in The Lounge
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  • Post # 47
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    @MissCalifornia:  I went to a clinic with a girl who was 17 and on her third abortion. That wasn’t an uncle or an urban legend. That was a close friend, and I was there. She had every access to birth control as well. Her parents were well-educated and well-off and had taken her to get BC before she was ever sexually active. I didn’t shame her for her choice, but it left an indelible impression on me. 

    Post # 48
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Regardless of a person’s stance as pro-life or pro-choice, we as women should stand up and stand against legislators telling us what we can and can not do with our bodies.

    It is unacceptable (IMO) to be forced into a dangerous/life-threatening or unwanted pregnancy. If a child is concieved out of rape and the mother is not afforded the right to terminate and neglects the child later, we are supporting that child through other government funded programs.

     

    Pro-choice is not pro-abortion, it is the idea that women have options.

    Post # 49
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2015

    Nevermind! reposted further down

     

    Post # 50
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    @Mrs.LloydDobler:  A lot of pro-lifers ( myself included ) do not consider an unborn child as part of a woman’s body. I don’t like this analogy, but a parasite is not the same as its host.

    Post # 51
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    @Jellybones:  I found one. About half of women aborting self-reported that they were using birth control. The pro-choice foundation I found this on freely admits, however, that there is a high chance these women were not using birth control properly.

    Post # 52
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    Whether you’re for or against abortion- this woman is calling out the dishonest bullshit going on in her government and that is commendable. Shame on them for trying to silence her. 

    Post # 53
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2015

    @MsW-to-MrsM:  I can’t pull up the site right now because I’m on my phone but the Guttmacher’s Institure reported my stat about the majority of women being on birth control. There are a few more sources that cite the same stats, which I can post later.

    Post # 54
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    @MabelleBliss:  I admire that she went to the legislature and spoke up. I truly do even though I am very much against the things she said. I think more people of all ages should want to have an active voice. I didn’t watch the whole video, but it sounds as though she was not controlling her emotions/conduct and got escorted out. That would happen to anyone no matter their stance on an issue.

    Post # 55
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2015

    @MsW-to-MrsM:  Sorry for the double reply! the fact that so many women incorrectly used birth control is exactly why I feel we need thorough sex education and information regarding birth control options. 

    Post # 56
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    “We need to focus more on bringing up our girls (and boys) to value themsevles and save themsevles for marriage to avoid unwanted pregnancies…not a quick “solution” to a “problem” (aka baby).”

    Are you kidding me? That will do nothing to stop the problem! And I disagree with saving yourself for marriage anywho.  Sex is SO important in a relationship and you need to know before hand that you’re compatible and that you connect etc etc.  But that’s an aside! Education! Access to BC! That’s what will drop teen prego rates!

    Also,  “The majority, however, use it as after-the-fact birth control.”

    Totally not true.  And what a silly thing to assume.  Having an abortion is hard on the body, hard on the mind, hard on the heart.  People don’t have sex flippantly thinking, who cares if i get prego, i’ll just have an abortion!

    Most pro life people are religious, (not all, but everyone i’ve ever talked to), and have religous motivations for being “pro life”. But I don’t believe in God so get your relgioun out of my womb!

    Next point, comparing it to sea turtles? *face plam* Comparing it to suicide!? *even bigger face palm*

    Next point, it’s too funny to me how these “pro-lifers” only care till it’s born, then the baby who is now most likely living in poverty because it’s a teen mum or someone who couldn’t afford access to BC is considered a leech on society. The entitled.  Where’s the help then? 1 in 5 children live in poverty in the US! 
    Also, you’re pro life? Then why doesn’t the mum’s life count? Why shouldn’t the living breathing women (who may already be a mum) get to choose life! Why should she risk her life and then leave her other children, husband, family to mourn her. It’s crazy to me!  

    @MissCalifornia:  + 1 million

    @fishbone:  Also + lots!!!

    @alwaysmsh:  “Basically the facts are that in countries that have legalized abortion have fewer abortions.  Usually because there is more information and better contraceptives.” 

    Yeps!

    Anywho, my last point is about rape. Anti-abortion people are always ” the cases of rape/abuse are so minimal blah blah blah.”

    But it’s not. Something like 1 in 5 women are raped! That’s ALOT! According to RAAIN, someone is being assaulted every 2 mins!  And that’s just what is reported, some women are too emabressed, or know their rapist and so don’t want to rock the family boat etc.  Violence against women is HUGE and prevalent. Esp domestice violence.  This attack on our rights to our body is just one more way that we have to EAT it in this patriarchal society. And I’m tired of it!

    Don’t like abortion? Don’t get one! Easy!

    Post # 57
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2015
    Post # 58
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    @fishbone:  I agree with this.

    I also have to say that if abortion becomes illegal what happens to all the children people have that they don’t want they become foster children or get hurt or killed by allowing abortion it keeps the number of unwanted children down. Threre are so many children in the US that needs families and there are more of them the homes so I think abortion is a persons choice especially when medically needed. There was a lovely bee who posted recently about having cancer and being pregnant and the decision to abort the baby so she could focus on her health then try for a family it broke her heart to do so but they felt it was the right choice and that’s what matters the ability to choose what is right for you and your family not what’s right for the rest of the world.

    Post # 59
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    @MsW-to-MrsM:  You know I think that being a conservative is a bad thing now because they always seem to be ruining lives in the name of their own personal morals. Well, that and their well deserved reputation of being self serving, back pedalling hyocrites. Conservatives bring it on themselves really. 

    Post # 60
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2017

    @Rock Hugger:  +1 Thanks, I was about to say the same thing!

    The
    difference between the one cell bacteria life and the “few cells in a
    womb life” is that one is capable of surviving on it’s own.  (I’ll give
    you a hint.  It’s the bacteria.)

    “But what about babies?” you ask.  “They can’t survive on their own either!”

    Yes, technically, but at that point, they don’t need their mother to survive.  Anyone else could conceivably take care of them.  A few cells in a womb?  They need their one mother, and without her, they would die.

    This is all overly simplified, but much more of an accurate picture than the “one cell = life” idea.

     

    For the record, I think we need to focus more on stopping cases where women feel the need to get an abortion, and focus more on protecting them from rape, giving them proper access to contraceptives, and teaching them about smart sex habits.

     

    And the issue in Texas?  My understanding is that it wasn’t the 20 weeks, it was the lack of clinics that would remain open.  And, even more so, that this was slipped under the table as a last minute agenda item in the hopes that it would go by unnoticed.  And it didn’t, and people are angry about it.  At least, that’s the impression I got.

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