Dr. John C. Willke, a general practitioner with obstetric training and a former president of the National Right to Life Committee explaining how a rape victim prevents a pregnancy.
Never trust a pro-life doctor. They lie, and get paid to do it.(via justjasper)
Republicans only bother to acknowledge women when they’re reasserting our status as second class citizens. Sure, they occasionally feign outrage over supposed attacks on stay-at-home moms (while nary a word of paid parental leave is spoken) and they trot out their wives to assure us how much their hubby respects women. But we know the truth - that this “respect” is conditional. It’s not based on a belief that women are deserving of human rights, but on a very specific set of rules and roles we are expected to adhere by.
Republicans can spin all they like, but what they don’t understand is that women can recognize dehumanization from a mile away. We live it every day. We know what it is to talk to a person and suddenly realize they believe us stupid because of our gender. We listen while people mansplain topics we’re experts in. We watch media that presents us as little more than masturbation fodder and walk down the street feeling lecherous stares on our back. We know what you mean when you say “legitimate” rape. We know exactly what you’re thinking when you pretend to give a shit.” —My latest at The Nation, Fantasy Women of the GOP (via jessicavalenti)
This is an incredible and important post about abortion funds, restrictive legislation on abortion, and the harsh realities of living in the USA right now.
[NB: more people than just cis women want and need access to abortion care.]
This is how the woman who died wound up at Gosnell’s. There was no one near her that performed abortions, got too far along for the reputable guys, and wound up coming all the up to Philly from Maryland to see Gosnell. And then she died.
Had she had access to good, affordable reproductive care, she would still be alive. And Gosnell never would have had a practice.