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"Across the theological spectrum, the anti-abortion movement in America is increasingly defined by the belief that women should relinquish all control of their fertility, that birth control of any form besides celibacy is a sin, and that having more children, planned or not, is an intrinsic good. What’s at stake in this fight isn’t just the the morality of abortion, but a more fundamental push to undo the past few hundred years, to go back to a world where gender roles were strictly defined and circumscribed by religion. The idea of finding “common ground” with people who believe this, however high-minded it may sound, is foolishness."
"Why is it people always get so upset about Affirmative Action but not about legacies? For some reason we’re ok with the historically advantaged having a leg-up over the rest of us, but not the historically disenfranchised."
One of the best comment about Affirmative Action I’ve seen (found in response to this article)
because heteronormative capitalism (and white privilege, of course)
I just donated to Texas Equal Access Fund to help low-income women seeking abortions in Texas.
"My first hysterectomy as a resident was on a 16-year-old who had an illegal abortion. Her pelvis was nothing but pus. That’s the sort of thing we saw all the time. I admitted about two or three women like this every night. That’s what we’re headed towards now. We’re heading back to those days. Because of the restrictions lawmakers impose, women will seek abortions illegally, and we’re going to see a rise in septic abortions."
"So when I was 25, I was just leaving my first job and the world was about to change because — and this is embarrassing to say — the Internet became a big thing. My advice to myself then and my advice to you now, is to just be fearless. You can’t screw up so badly that anything you do is irrevocable. It’s so much more interesting to be daring and to try new things and to be the young hotshot who knows stuff that nobody else knows because you have been bold enough to try something new. The best thing about being 25 is that you have endless time and energy to pursue every single interest that you have — even if some of those interests are once in a while binge-watching “Pretty Little Liars” on Hulu. But that’s all really valuable stuff. Don’t feel like you’re locked in. Don’t let anyone else lock you in. You have to resist the idea of being pigeon-holed — because you’ve done this before, you can only do things like that again."
This is what a “Pro-Life” world looks like.
In the early 90s in Washington DC, Angela Carder became critically sick with cancer. She was also twenty-five weeks pregnant. The hospital sought a court order forcing 25-year-old Carder to undergo a C-section, in the hope the fetus could be saved; despite medical testimony that the surgery could kill her, the court privileged the fetus’ rights over Carder’s own life. Carder’s fetus, too underdeveloped to be viable, died within two hours. Carder died within two-days - the C-section was cited as a contributing factor in her death.
Does anyone get super terrified that something like this could happen to you? As a 25-year-old with recently discovered health problems, I am near tears after reading this. This stuff shouldn’t happen!!!
"Is there a reason that we should bully women into pretending that they’re more interested in being selfless and eternally nurturing than they actually are, even at great cost to themselves? Would we be even remotely close to as upset with a man who said he’s too invested in his bachelor lifestyle to consider having a baby?"