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stfuprolife:

TW: RACISM AND GROSS ANTI-CHOICE PROPAGANDA 
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This poster was posted by 40 Days for Life, a pro-life organization, on the University of New Mexico campus in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  Several Native American students took mobile pictures of the poster and posted them to their Facebook accounts in complete outrage.  Dr. Tiffany Lee, a professor within the Native American Studies department at the University of New Mexico, emailed several scholars and students at the UNM campus to share her outrage.  Several KIVA Club members, the Native American student organization on campus, shared their comments and will put the issue on their next meeting’s agenda.  The poster seems to have been posted by the organization’s Albuquerque chapter, which holds monthly prayers at the local Planned Parenthood.  Several students have commented on the Albuquerque chapter’s Facebook wall but each comment have been deleted.  The Native American students on campus are organizing for a ban of the organization from the campus and a letter drafted to be sent to the university’s student life office, the Albuquerque chapter, and the Daily Lobo.  Native American Students from KIVA Club, Dine of UNM and the Native American Indigenous Research Group have all shared their feelings about the racist and demeaning poster. I am writing to ask that you contact the Albuquerque chapter to share your outrage as well.  This information was taken from the Albuquerque’s chapter website:
40daysforlifeabqnm@unm.eduAl (505) 296-4212Liz (505) 977-6609https://www.facebook.com/pages/40-DAYS-for-LIFE-Albuquerque-NM/267758649915312

This makes me sick , spread the word fellow natives , so ignorant

HOW. FUCKING. DARE. THEY?

And a lynching version to boot… jfc.

these fuckers and their racist ass use of violent racist history 
like they give a fuck about Native Americans. like they give two shits for black people and lynching

stfuprolife:

TW: RACISM AND GROSS ANTI-CHOICE PROPAGANDA 

sunny1:

14kgoldnyc:

nncharlesz:

coastalcharisma:

carrymetoo:

This poster was posted by 40 Days for Life, a pro-life organization, on the University of New Mexico campus in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  Several Native American students took mobile pictures of the poster and posted them to their Facebook accounts in complete outrage.  Dr. Tiffany Lee, a professor within the Native American Studies department at the University of New Mexico, emailed several scholars and students at the UNM campus to share her outrage.  Several KIVA Club members, the Native American student organization on campus, shared their comments and will put the issue on their next meeting’s agenda. 
The poster seems to have been posted by the organization’s Albuquerque chapter, which holds monthly prayers at the local Planned Parenthood.  Several students have commented on the Albuquerque chapter’s Facebook wall but each comment have been deleted.  The Native American students on campus are organizing for a ban of the organization from the campus and a letter drafted to be sent to the university’s student life office, the Albuquerque chapter, and the Daily Lobo.  Native American Students from KIVA Club, Dine of UNM and the Native American Indigenous Research Group have all shared their feelings about the racist and demeaning poster.
I am writing to ask that you contact the Albuquerque chapter to share your outrage as well.  This information was taken from the Albuquerque’s chapter website:

40daysforlifeabqnm@unm.edu
Al (505) 296-4212
Liz (505) 977-6609
https://www.facebook.com/
pages/40-DAYS-for-LIFE-Albuquerque-NM/267758649915312

This makes me sick , spread the word fellow natives , so ignorant

HOW. FUCKING. DARE. THEY?

And a lynching version to boot… jfc.

these fuckers and their racist ass use of violent racist history 

like they give a fuck about Native Americans. like they give two shits for black people and lynching

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Senate Candidate and Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO) told a local television station on Sunday that “legitimate rape” rarely produces pregnancy because “the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.” Akin cited conversations with unnamed doctors for the bizarre claim.

Akin sponsored legislation that would redefine rape in federal law to limit funding for abortion providers and has a long track record of uninformed and extreme views about women’s health. He has a consistently radical anti-choice voting record in the House, wants to ban the morning after pill, and has expressed concern that criminalizing marital rape gives women “a legal weapon to beat up on the husband” during a divorce.

Akin’s crusade against women’s access to medical services fits with his broader worldview, which is heavily influenced by a particularly virulent group of fundamentalist thinkers described as “Christian supremacists” by the Anti-Defamation League. (via GOP Senate Candidate: Victims Of ‘Legitimate Rape’ Won’t Become Pregnant | ThinkProgress)

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Knoxville abortion clinic blames closure on new TN law

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A longtime Knoxville abortion provider closed its doors, blaming a newly enacted Tennessee law that requires doctors performing abortions to hold admitting privileges at local hospitals.

The Volunteer Women’s Medical Clinic had two physicians providing abortions. One died after suffering a stroke within days of obtaining hospital privileges, said clinic director Deb Walsh. Another retired physician working with the clinic has not obtained privileges.

“I’ve been able to keep the doors open and the phone staff working up until this week,” Walsh wrote in a public letter titled, “End of an Era.”

“We’ve been working on legal remedies, injunction, etc., but I was unable to bridge the financial gap of paying the monthly lease and operating expenses without knowing when we could resume seeing patients.”

The clinic’s closure drops to eight the number of abortion clinics operating in the state, down from 16 a decade ago. It also illuminates the challenges facing abortion providers in Tennessee — and in other states that have recently enacted or are considering similar laws — to comply when doctors willing to provide abortions are hard to come by at all.

Clinics in some cases turn to retired physicians or physicians from out of state who may be less likely to be able to meet the criteria for hospitals, which often require doctors to admit certain minimum number of patients to obtain privileges.

The 38-year-old Volunteer Women’s Medical Clinic, however, is the first clinic in the country to close down this year over so-called TRAP laws, a moniker given by abortion advocates that stands for “targeted regulation of abortion providers,” according to Vicki Saporta, president and CEO of the National Abortion Federation.

“These laws are politically motivated and have nothing to do with improving patient care,” Saporta said. “They’re aimed at shutting down clinics.”

Lawsuit possible

Saporta said her organization is working with remaining clinics in the state to assist in finding physicians. Legal challenges may also be possible, she said.

“Whether or not a legal challenge is appropriate is being reviewed and in the meantime clinics are working to meet the requirements,” Saporta said. “The only parties that this ultimately hurts are the women who need to access abortion care and who then have to travel great distances to get the care they need when the clinics that provide the care are not able to meet politically motivated requirements.”

Pro-life advocates, however, say the goal of the laws has been to ensure facilities provide safe and adequate care.

“We’re grateful to the legislators who ensured that the most basic common-sense policies and protections were put in place to safeguard the health and well being of women in our state,” said Brian Harris, president of Tennessee Right to Life, which lobbied for Tennessee’s law, known as the Life Defense Act. “The closure may be a byproduct, but that was not the goal of the legislation.”

In Knoxville, the closure will probably mean the city’s other surgical abortion provider will see more patients who will have to wait longer for appointments — even while that clinic struggles to comply with the new law, said co-director Corinne Rovetti, who is also a nurse practitioner.

The Knoxville Center for Reproductive health shared a doctor with the now-closed Volunteer Women’s Medical Clinic.

In May, Dr. Morris Campbell obtained admitting privileges at University of Tennessee Medical Center. He died five days later. He was both a doctor providing services at the Volunteer Women’s Medical Clinic and the medical director of the Knoxville Center for Reproductive Health.

In addition to losing Campbell, the Knoxville Center for Reproductive Health lost another part-time physician who had stepped forward to help after “she felt intimidated by pro-life protestors,” Rovetti said.

The clinic is relying now on two part-time doctors with their own private practices who already have admitting privileges locally.

“Beyond what it means for us, we are just really saddened by Volunteer having to close,” she said.

Opponents thankful

Knoxville resident Lisa Morris said she has devoted many years to ending abortion, and she is overjoyed.

A former flight attendant, Morris has volunteered nearly full time for five years, praying outside the Volunteer clinic and hoping women seeking abortions will change their minds.

“Right now we are just thanking God for the incredible victory,” she said. “We know there’s still a lot more work to be done. We know there are other clinics and one by one we are going to reach the doctors and clinic workers to share the truth.”

In 2014 Tennessee voters will consider a constitutional amendment that would remove the right to an abortion for Tennessee women, an issue explored in May in a Tennessean special report, “Abortion in Tennessee.”

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Knoxville abortion clinic closes, citing new TN abortion law - StumbleUpon

A Knoxville abortion provider has closed after 38 years, citing a newly enacted Tennessee law that requires doctors to hold admitting privileges at local hospitals.

The Volunteer Women’s Medical Center in Knoxville closed Friday.

In a public letter titled “End of an Era,” Executive Director Deb Walsh wrote that she was unable to keep their doors open in part due to the “Life Defense Act,” which requires physicians to obtain admitting privileges at area hospitals.

"I’ve been able to keep the doors open and the phone staff working up until this week," Walsh wrote. "We’ve been working on legal remedies, injunction, etc., but I was unable to bridge the financial gap of paying the monthly lease and operating expenses without knowing when we could resume seeing patients."

One of the clinic’s physicians successfully obtained privileges but recently died, she wrote.

Walsh’s letter was posted on the website of the Abortion Care Network, whose executive director confirmed the clinic’s closure.

The closure brings to eight the total number of abortion providers in Tennessee. A voice mail at the Volunteer Women’s Medical Center refers women seeking abortions to a clinic in Charlotte, N.C., 240 miles away.

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bibberly:

You’ll probably have to click on these to read them. Abortion ads in the back of Rolling Stone, early 70’s.

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"The state of Connecticut declared abortion an “essential health benefit” last week and, as a result, the procedure must be covered by the state’s health exchange under the Affordable Care Act. A state health panel voted unanimously to consider all abortions - not just abortions in cases of rape, incest, or to save the woman’s life - essential health benefits that must be covered by Connecticut’s insurance plans when the state’s health exchange goes into effect in 2014."

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The Oppressed Little Fetus: rabbleprochoice: indigenousfeminist: “Men’s indifference to learning...

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“Men’s indifference to learning about contraception and to taking any responsibility for it is a theme that emerges from many reports of projects that have attempted, and failed, to reach and educate men. One of the most successful programs of…

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tehsunshine:

I normally ignore these because they’re absolutely inane, but this is a harder fake “fact” to debunk because the article that addresses it isn’t as widely circulated.

As of 2004:

13% of women* seeking abortions cited a fetal health concern as a reason for their decision.

12% of women* seeking abortions cited a concern with their own health as a reason for their decision.

1% of women* seeking abortions were sexually assaulted.

The study did not require single, exclusive answers, so the number of abortions because of medical reasons OR rape falls between 13-26%.

Not 5%.

Source: Finer LB et al., Reasons U.S. women have abortions: quantitative and qualitative perspectives, Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health, 2005, 37(3):110–118.

Just adding to this b/c I’m not sure if it’s mentioned in the article- rape is such a drastically under-reported crime that many survivors never disclose even to friends and loved ones, so there are likely a lot of people seeking abortions due to rape who may not identify themselves as such, even to a confidential study/poll. Meaning that 1% could be much higher. 

Regardless-no one needs an ‘excuse’ to seek a legal medical procedure. 

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Michigan’s Extreme Anti-Abortion Bill Leads the Nation in Batshittery

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stfuprolife:

It must be hard to be a state these days. Everyone around you is always doing crazy stuff to get attention, and you really have to compete to get noticed. Well, not content to be a nice midwestern state any longer, Michigan is now gunning to become one of the cool kids by passing an insanely restrictive abortion law. Yeah, why let Arizona have all the fun? As we speak, they are busily ramming a huge bill up into our collective uterus that, if passed, would basically guarantee that most of the abortion clinics in the state would have to shut down. Hey, go big or go home, right?

The 60-page bill was introduced just last week by Republican Representative Bruce Rendon and contains all matter of horrors. For starters, all abortions after 20 weeks would be criminalized—no exceptions for victims of rape or if the fetus has a severe anomaly, like it is missing a brain or a spine. Wait? Oh, nevermind it’s pointless to even try to understand how that is a good idea because it’s not. There is a very narrow exception made if the mother’s life is at risk, but simply her health and/or future fertility is not reason enough to allow an abortion. Well, how very pro-life indeed. Oh, it’d also make it a crime to coerce a woman into having an abortion. Geeze, make that definition vague enough and you might be able to start prosecuting doctors for being overly enthusiastic in telling patients that it’s totally safe to get an abortion…

This lovely bill would also require that health centers that perform more than six abortions in a month be equipped with surgery rooms, even if they don’t do surgical abortions. Just in case someone needs an emergency appendectomy while they’re waiting, I guess? Makes TOTAL sense to spend a shit-ton of money you don’t have to create a room filled with expensive equipment that you’ll never use and have to jump through a bunch of hoops and pay to have the facility licensed.

There are also a number of provisions that can sadly now be described as typical: Women need to be screened to be sure there’s no “coercion” going on. A doctor needs to be present for medication abortions, and no telemedicine is allowed, so doctors won’t be able to use technology to prescribe medication abortions from afar or even prescribe the morning-after pill. And, just for good measure, the bill also puts in place elaborate new regulations for the disposal of fetal remains.

As you might have guessed, all of these restrictions would make it very difficult, if not impossible, to operate a clinic that offers abortions. You’d have to spend a huge amount of money to install a surgical room that sits empty. You’d need to pay a doctor to be there at all times, even if they weren’t doing anything. And all of your patients would need to come into the clinic to get services, where you’d then have to grill them to make sure they hadn’t been forced into showing up. Of course, that’s assuming they even live close by enough and have enough money to transport themselves to you in the first place.

Of course, doctors and people who are concerned that women be allowed some small measure of control over their own lives are concerned about these draconian measures, and about 90 of them showed up to testify against the bill. But Health Policy Committee chair Republican Gail Haines cut the hearing short after a Right to Life spokesperson and just a few other people spoke—so nobody else got the chance to lodge objections or ask questions. Yay democracy!

As you’ve no doubt surmised, there would be major ramifications if this bill passes. Meghan Groen, spokesperson for Planned Parenthood of Mid and South Michigan sums it up succinctly:

It could shut down most reproductive health centers in the state of Michigan. It’s the most extreme legislation we’re seeing anywhere in the country.

Excellent. Great work, America! We won’t even have to wait long for this shitshow to begin. This piece of crap legislation is going to be voted on by the full House sometime next week, where it is expected to pass and from there the sky is the limit. Aaand SCENE! Just kidding, this is not a hilarious 19-act play entitled “The War on Women,” this is the depressing reality we now find ourselves in.

SERIOUSLY, MORE PEOPLE NEED TO CARE ABOUT THIS.

Michigan peeps, where are you?!

michiganders, PLEASE take action. it scares the shit out of me living in this state anymore and if i could afford it i’d be on the first plane out of here. we can’t let this shit happen.

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Remember? Remember how our president gave speeches shortly thereafter about finding “common ground” on abortion? Don’t you wonder where, exactly, that common ground is? Is it on “Let’s come to a compromise on how many healthcare providers you assassinate per year”? In the wake of a Southern string of 3 targeted burglaries at clinics and 3 women’s health buildings set aflame (some of which don’t even provide abortion care), wouldn’t you really like to know what common ground looks like? “Let’s agree that no one likes fires in the summer; you could at least save arson for the winter months”?

Where’s a libertarian declaring “Those who would trade liberty for security…” when you could actually use one?

Dr. Tiller didn’t fuck around like that. They massed outside his office, and he had a huge sign printed: “Women need abortions, and I’m going to provide them.” No mincing, no equivocating, and no compromising his patients’ care. He went to work every day to protect women’s freedoms. Someone shot him in both arms, and he went back to work the next day. He had a gate at the clinic and wore a bulletproof vest — but his murderer shot him in the head, at church.

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Read the whole thing at The Abortioneers here. (via hellyeahscarleteen)

*Not  just  cis-women

Tiller  is  a  hero.

“He went to work every day to protect women’s  (*Not  just  cis-women) freedoms. Someone shot him in both arms, and he went back to work the next day.”

Read  that,  just  read  those  two  sentences  again.

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