your-lies-ruin-lives:

It really annoys me when prolifers say that a pregnant person shouldn’t get an abortion to free themselves entirely from an abusive situation since an abusive relationship is better than “killing the child.” 

I decided to poke around on statistics and I found the following. 

"Pregnant and recently pregnant women are more likely to be victims of homicide than to die of any other cause , and evidence exists that a significant proportion of all female homicide victims are killed by their intimate partners." [X]

Around 324,000 women experience partner abuse during their pregnancy. 
26% of pregnant teens report their boyfriends abuse them and that it started or intensified when he was made aware of the pregnancy. [X]

"Pregnancy can be an especially dangerous time for women in abusive relationships, and abuse can often begin or escalate during the pregnancy." [X]

"Pregnant and recently pregnant women are more likely to be victims of homicide than to die of any other cause." [X]

Then I poked around on statistics about abusers reforming. It was dismal. Most of what I found mentioned the only way an abuser can change is if they WANT to change. The problem with abusers is that they don’t think there’s anything wrong with them. They think they are not only justified in their behavior but ALLOWED to since it’s their right. Then I poked around at custody laws with even abusive parents and that was even more grim. 

It’s hard to leave abusive relationships especially in the cases of the finances being controlled by the abusive partner, and the probability that everyone outside of that home thinks the abuser is a fantastic person and couldn’t ever possibly be abusive. So when a person is in abusive relationship and is pregnant, to leave, sometimes they have to cut the ties in any way possible. A judge is less likely to grand a restraining order for them if a kid’s involved unless there’s verified, repeated evidence. And a lot of abusers go to court, and never see jail time. Which just leaves that person in the world to be even more abusive because their character comes into question. 

So, put together the fact the law is hardly on the side of the victims, the custody laws, and the statistics with abusers severely abusing/killing their victims and you have a recipe for a necessity to get out at any cost. 

The whole system needs revamping there. But in the meantime, it is still going to be a necessary thing. To say otherwise is to say “I don’t care if you end up dead to your abuser. You’re staying pregnant.” 

doulaness:

4thwavefeminist:

Banning abortions endangers women’s health. PERIOD.

Unsafe abortion is the fourth leading direct cause of death worldwide according to the WHO.

doulaness:

4thwavefeminist:

Banning abortions endangers women’s health. PERIOD.

Unsafe abortion is the fourth leading direct cause of death worldwide according to the WHO.

(Source: laurenarankin)

thisgingeris-sp00ky:

yugijesus:

draugrr:

yugijesus:

Abortion in action. Do you want this to be you?

That is a motherfucking haunted house picture.

Cursing is not a good way to get your point across. Just shows how unintelligent you are.

Oh my god you’re my new favourite blog.


Heart surgery in action. Do you want this to be you?

thisgingeris-sp00ky:

yugijesus:

draugrr:

yugijesus:

Abortion in action. Do you want this to be you?

That is a motherfucking haunted house picture.

Cursing is not a good way to get your point across. Just shows how unintelligent you are.

Oh my god you’re my new favourite blog.

Heart surgery in action. Do you want this to be you?

Pro-Lifers Ask: What if Your Mother Had Aborted You? Heres My Answer.
frame—focus:

Texas Gov. Rick Perry, on Sen. Wendy Davis (aka filibustering superwoman).
How about every woman must be given a chance to… choose what’s best for her and her family? Without some middle-aged, upper class white man telling her what to do?
I just… I can’t even. Get this fool out of office.

frame—focus:

Texas Gov. Rick Perry, on Sen. Wendy Davis (aka filibustering superwoman).

How about every woman must be given a chance to… choose what’s best for her and her family? Without some middle-aged, upper class white man telling her what to do?

I just… I can’t even. Get this fool out of office.

New Study Shows Anti-Choice Policies Leading to Widespread Arrests of and Forced Interventions on Pregnant Women

stfuprolifers:

•A woman in Utah gave birth to twins. When one was stillborn, she was arrested and charged with criminal homicide based on the claim that her decision to delay cesarean surgery was the cause of the stillbirth.

•After a hearing that lasted less than a day, a court issued an order requiring a critically-ill pregnant woman in Washington, D.C. to undergo cesarean surgery over her objections. Neither she nor her baby survived.

•A judge in Ohio kept a woman imprisoned to prevent her from having an abortion.

•A woman in Oregon who did not comply with a doctor’s recommendation to have additional testing for gestational diabetes was subjected to involuntary civil commitment. During her detention, the additional testing was never performed.

•A Louisiana woman was charged with murder and spent approximately a year in jail before her counsel was able to show that what was deemed a murder of a fetus or newborn was actually a miscarriage that resulted from medication given to her by a health care provider.

•In Texas, a pregnant woman who sometimes smoked marijuana to ease nausea and boost her appetite gave birth to healthy twins. She was arrested for delivery of a controlled substance to a minor.

•A doctor in Wisconsin had concerns about a woman’s plans to have her birth attended by a midwife. As a result, a civil court order of protective custody for the woman’s fetus was obtained. The order authorized the sheriff’s department to take the woman into custody, transport her to a hospital, and subject her to involuntary testing and medical treatment.

 

Seriously though, if “they might have cured cancer!” is an argument against abortion, is “they might have been a serial killer!” an argument in favor of it?

Pro-Lifers Really Don’t Get It

Or they just don’t care if you know they don’t care about what criminalizing abortion would mean for women.

On Monday, a pro-choice blogger called out "the worst marketing decision ever": An Ohio dry cleaner who puts pro-life messages on wire coat hangers.

Springdale Cleaners, a dry cleaning chain with 10 locations in the Greater Cincinnati area, returns laundered clothing to customers on hangers that read “Choose Life” beside an image of the owner’s granddaughter.

“I think it’s the perfect place to advertise a pro-life message,” Springdale Cleaners owner Paul Dehler told HuffPost. The 66-year-old said he printed the images on the hangers to support his sister, who’s opposed to women’s right to choose an abortion.

“I don’t get into all that,” Dehler said of the abortion debate. “I’m just putting the message out there, and doing it for my sister.”

(Source: The Huffington Post)

hatilda:

nextyearsgirl:

livealifethatscompletelyfree:

end-the-republican-mafia:

I don’t care what party you are this is just vindictive bullshit!

stay classy conservatives…no wait…



Wow.

http://lasvegas.cbslocal.com/2012/11/07/vegas-employer-obama-won-so-i-fired-22-employees/

Oh my god. What a maniac.

“Well unfortunately, and most of my employees are Hispanic — I’m not gonna go into what kind of company I have, but I have mostly Hispanic employees — well unfortunately we know what happened and I can’t wait around anymore, I have to be proactive. I had to lay off 22 people today to make sure that my business is gonna thrive and I’m gonna be around for years to come. I have to build up that nest egg now for the taxes and regulations that are coming my way. Elections do have consequences, but so do choices. A choice you make every day has consequences and you know what, I’ve always put my employees first, but unfortunately today I have to put me and my family first, and you watch what’s gonna happen.”

hatilda:

nextyearsgirl:

livealifethatscompletelyfree:

end-the-republican-mafia:

I don’t care what party you are this is just vindictive bullshit!

stay classy conservatives…no wait…

Wow.

http://lasvegas.cbslocal.com/2012/11/07/vegas-employer-obama-won-so-i-fired-22-employees/

Oh my god. What a maniac.

“Well unfortunately, and most of my employees are Hispanic — I’m not gonna go into what kind of company I have, but I have mostly Hispanic employees — well unfortunately we know what happened and I can’t wait around anymore, I have to be proactive. I had to lay off 22 people today to make sure that my business is gonna thrive and I’m gonna be around for years to come. I have to build up that nest egg now for the taxes and regulations that are coming my way. Elections do have consequences, but so do choices. A choice you make every day has consequences and you know what, I’ve always put my employees first, but unfortunately today I have to put me and my family first, and you watch what’s gonna happen.”

(Source: )