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Mar 17

Let’s do a roundup! What states have proposed/enacted bills interfering with abortion rights since the 2010 elections?

prolongedeyecontact:

14kgoldnyc:

Proposed:

  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • Georgia
  • Indiana
  • Kentucky
  • Wisconsin

Enacted:

  • Mississippi
  • Oklahoma
  • Pennsylvania
  • Texas
  • Virginia

States that had absurd anti-choice laws prior to the recent war on women:

  • Alaska
  • Kansas
  • North Dakota
  • South Dakota
  • Utah

States where women can obtain an abortion without jumping through (most) hoops:

  • California
  • Connecticut
  • Hawaii
  • Maine (limits on public funding)
  • Maryland (parental notification)
  • Massachusetts (parental notification)
  • Nevada (limits on public funding)
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Washington

Please reblog and add! I can’t possibly think of everything offhand…

*Pregnant people, not just cis women.

From my post yesterday:

Over the course of 2011, legislators in all 50 states introduced more than 1,100 provisions related to reproductive health and rights. At the end of it all, states had adopted 135 new reproductive health provisions—a dramatic increase from the 89 enacted in 2010 and the 77 enacted in 2009.1 Fully 92 of the enacted provisions seek to restrict abortion, shattering the previous record of 34 abortion restrictions enacted in 2005 (see chart). A striking 68% of the reproductive health provisions from 2011 are abortion restrictions, compared with only 26% the year before.

Also, NARAL has a pretty good map and so does ThinkProgress.

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Mar 12

That awkward moment when antis tell me that if I’d just look into fetal development I’d change my mind about abortion.

prolongedeyecontact:

[Image: animated gif of a hyena from The Lion King laughing in hysterics. End description.]

Been there, done that.

Embryonic/fetal development:

I’m informed and more prochoice than ever before. How’s the anti-science propaganda treating you?

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Mar 9

Abortion Procedures

stfuprolife:

bebinn:

These posts are graphic, but there are no pictures. I’m not a medical professional, and individual physicians and clinics may do things a little differently, but these will give you a general idea of what to expect.

Medication Abortion

…and how to take care of yourself during one

Suction Aspiration

Comparison of Abortion Pill and Surgical Abortion

Dilation and Curettage (D&C)

Dilation and Evacuation (D&E)

Induction Abortion

Intact Dilation and Extraction (IDX)

More information about abortion procedures.
Thanks, Bebinn. 

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Feb 7

sunshineinyourface asked: I’m a senior in high school, my teacher is wonderful, you could ask any of her students and/or other teachers. She doesn’t grade based on what she believes and no, I don’t go to a catholic or private or pro-life school, I got to a very pro-choice, public school.

pixyled:

Strange, since most of the information you posted was flat out wrong and biased.  In college, you would have had a zero.  Even in my high school you would have had a zero.

Seriously, just check all of this out:

These are legitimate, impartial sources.  Government/Scientific/Medical 


http://www.chsourcebook.com/articles/waxman2.pdf 

http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm200607/cmselect/cmsctech/1045/1045i.pdf

http://www.parliament.uk/documents/post/pn094.pdf

http://bham.academia.edu/StuartDerbyshire/Papers/9488/Can_fetuses_feel_pain

http://www.childwelfare.gov/systemwide/statistics/adoption.cfm

http://www.womenshealth.gov/pregnancy/you-are-pregnant/pregnancy-complications.cfm

http://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/bhcv2/bhcarticles.nsf/pages/Abortion_in_Australia

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/abortion.html

http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/Risk/abortion-miscarriage

http://www.census.gov/compendia/statab/cats/births_deaths_marriages_divorces/family_planning_abortions.html

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/ss5212a1.htm

http://birmingham.academia.edu/LisaBortolotti/Papers/70735/Stem_cell_research_personhood_and_sentience

http://www.ithaca.edu/faculty/cduncan/230/adoption.htm

http://www.guttmacher.org/pubs/gpr/09/3/gpr090308.html 

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Ok anti choicers we nee dto talk for a second.

You, of course, believe all the bad sources you use.

When we say “hey can you maybe use some sources from this fucking century and maybe from unbaised legitmate places”, you come up with SO MANY excuses like “OH NO ITS NOT WRONG JUST CUZ YOU SAY IT IS IT OLD PYTHAGOREAN THEORUM RABBLE RABBLE RABBLE”


ok.
here’ sthe fucking thing.

if you honestly, truly believe this stuff is true.

then this shouldn’t be threatning to you.

If the stuff you say is 100% true YOU SHOULD NOT HAEV A SINGLE ISSUE FINDING SCIENTIFIC UNBIASED ORGANIZATIONS THAT SHOW THE RESULTS ARE TRUE!

WHY are you so threanted by using sources from around the year 2012? Why do you cling to sources from the fucking 60’s and 70’s? Why do you get stuff from obviously biased places?

IF ITS TRUE IT SHOULDNT BE HARD TO FIND LEGITAMATE ACADEMIC, UNBIASED AND RECENT SOURCES!

the fact you can’t find these things just show’s that it isn’t fucking true.  


Feb 4

Unbiased Information Sites Regarding Abortion (and other relevant topics)..

mirandaadria:

For those who apparently don’t have the time to look for them, here is a quick reference guide. Seriously, bookmark and PDF this fucking post, please.

This is what I could find that is as recent as possible (2009 and up) except for those that deal with Bible verses (which don’t really need to be as recent considering when the Bible was created). Hopefully, people will find this links informative and educational.

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Jan 19

11 Facts From 2011

think-progress:

1. The CIA is monitoring up to 5 million tweets per day

2. Income inequality in America is worse than in Ancient Rome.

3. Twenty-three straight polls find Americans overwhelmingly want to raise taxes to pay down debt.

4. 68% of millionaires support raising taxes on millionaires. 

5. Wall Street’s recession cost 1.5 million times more than securing Occupy Wall Street protests. 

6. Six Walmart heirs have the same net worth as the bottom 30% of all Americans.

7. Reagan’s ‘82 and ‘84 deficit reduction plans were 80% tax increases.

8. Since 2009, 88% of income growth went to corporate profits, just 1% to wages.

9. Average Bush tax cut this year for the 1% will exceed average income for the 99%.

10. Planned Parenthood Facts: 4 million STD tests, 1 million screenings for cervical cancer, 830,000 breast exams every year. Receives no federal money for abortion.

11. DEAD: Bin Laden, Quaddafi, and Kim Jong Il. OUSTED: Mubarak, Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali, and Ali Adullah Saleh.

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Jan 15

Dec 30

Choice Stories Mega Post

I love these master list and want to keep creating them. I’m going to tag them all with “quick reference” so they’re easier to pull up when you’re in a debate. So here’s a collection of stories/articles about people’s reproductive choices/those who witnessed them, and how they felt:

People happy/relieved about their abortions.

"I would like to be kept anonymous, not because I am ashamed, but because of the fact that when I have previously been open and honest about my situation I have been ostracized to the point where I genuinely feel my life was threatened…I don’t want my child to be a punishment, and no matter how hard I would’ve tried, you cannot fake being a mom without failing miserably at it."

"I am not a victim of my choice"

"I had a friend die from an illegal abortion… I happily paid for the abortion my daughter needed…"

My Journey Through Abortion [full blog]

A woman is a living, growing human being

Abortion Fund has Five Available stories on people seeking abortion in different situations.

[TRIGGER WARNING ON SOME OF THESE STORIES] Thanks, Abortion! has a lot of stories from people who are thankful for their abortions,

Abortions due to Fetal Abnormality or Health Conditions [Trigger warning on these]

"A Heart Breaking Choice"

"Between a Woman and Her Doctor: A Story About Abortion You Will Never Forget" [The truth behind “Partial Birth Abortions”]

"Confronting Life" [Man stands up to anti-choice protestors who were protesting outside the clinic where his wife was getting an abortion to prevent a stillbirth]

"Abortion Saved My Life"

"Catholic Bishop Castigates and Threatens Hospital that Saved Woman’s Life"

"…the [parent] is going to have to pay out of pocket for the procedure that consisted of removing [their] already dead baby from [their] body before [they] could die with it because for whatever… reason people consider this the same as getting a regular abortion."

"BACK THE FUCK OFF: One woman’s abortion story and why politicians need to leave women alone"

Abortion-Six Months Pregnant

Anti-Choice Abortions & Choices

"The Only Moral Abortion is My Abortion"

"OUR ABORTION WAS DIFFERENT: WHEN THE ANTI-CHOICE CHOOSE"

"I marched against abortion rights and was adamantly pro-life…until I got pregnant." [also speaks about racism in the adoption industry]

PostSecret Secret: "I yelled at her for weeks about how wrong her abortion was. / and she still held my hand when I had one."

I used to be a pro-life Republican.

Still Pro-choice

[Trigger warning forced abortion] "I was forced to have an abortion, and I am PRO-CHOICE!!"

"Before my wife and I made Charlie, I had a condition. Going into the deal, I needed assurance. I told her that no matter what she felt then, no matter what she thought in that terrible moment, she couldn’t hate me for choosing her over any of our unborn children."

"When abortion was a crime, I would have sought one"

TRIGGER WARNING Forced Pregnancy

"I was forced into nine months of pregnancy, and word spread fast in our tiny town that little Samantha Johnson was pregnant, and oh, the things I heard said about me."

Nebraska mom carried non-viable pregnancy due to law [link 2] [link 3] [video]

Other Stories

Inconvenient Dreams

What Kind Of Woman Has A Second Trimester Abortion?

If you guys have any add them! I will keep adding as I find them.


Dec 27

Because y’all liked my abortion mega bible list, here’s one on abortion and health/saftey

TRIGGER FOR MISCARRIAGE, STILL BIRTH, ABORTION DUE TO FETAL ABNORMALITIES. THERE’S ALSO SOME CIS-SEXISM IN SOME OF THE LINKS.

On abortion an mental health:

So the fact that [people are] more like to feel postpartum depression from actually having a child than post abortion stress syndrome means nothing? [In fact studies show that abortion doesn’t increase mental health risk but having a baby does, a more recent study that says the same thing (link 2)] Let’s not forget how much emotional stress adoption can cause on both ends (the adoptive parent[s] and the one who put it up for adoption). And if the pro-life sde cared so much about a [people]’s mental health while going through an abortion don’t you think they would beg their comrades to stop protesting outside abortion clinics? I mean, getting called a “slut” and a “murderer” before an abortion isn’t exactly the best thing for a person’s mental health, y’know?

[Not to mention the fact that pro-life groups, protestors, organization, and individuals use triggering images (late term abortions and images of miscarriages and stillbirths) and phrases (“abortion is murder”) for people who got their abortions done to save their life, to avoid having a still birth, to avoid giving birth to a child that would die moments after, and people who miscarried and went through still births]

Post Abortion Stress Syndrome doesn’t exist! There’s absolutely not proof of it’s existence. The APA doesn’t think so [PDF]. The Guttmacher Institute doesn’t think so. Psychology Today doesn’t think so. The Archives of General Psychiatry don’t think so. Oregon State University doesn’t think so. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders doesn’t recognize it on it’s list of mental disorders. The Johns Hopkins University doesn’t think so. [The University of California doesn’t think so] There isn’t one reputable unbiased institution that will support it’s existence. In fact the only doctors that DO think so usually have a very obvious pro-life biased (The Eliot Institute anyone?).

From this entry on my other blog.

In addition to all of that:

The most common feeling experienced after an abortion is that of relief and confidence in the decision. Few [people] may experience feelings of grief and guilt, and these feelings usually pass within days to weeks in most cases and do not lead to mental health problems.” (Source) Also, 80% of [people] who terminate do not regret their decision. (Source)

On abortion and breast cancer:

[This statement that abortion causes breast cancer] … ignores that the breast cancer risk is increased for a short time after a full-term pregnancy- this is bringing a child to term and then birthing it- and other natural things like menopauseThere is no link between abortion and breast cancer. I mean, unless they want to argue National Cancer Institute [PDF], the American Cancer Society, and The Guttmacher Institute. The evidence that supports the breast cancer link is either biased, outdated, or inconclusive

From this post.

On abortion safety in general:

Fewer than 0.3% of abortion patients experience a complication that requires hospitalization.”

Abortions performed in the first trimester pose virtually no long-term risk of such problems as infertility

[Abortion is] actually one of the safest procedures in existence, and it’s actually safer than pregnancy, carrying to term, and delivery.

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) has found that abortion is safer than birthing a child.

For every abortion related death in the USA, 10 people die in childbirth  (via AGI & CDC)
On abortion safety and legality:
Abortion rates do not decrease in places where abortion is illegal

70,000 people die every year from unsafe illegal abortions

An earlier study says “In Peru alone, an estimated 50,000 [people] a year either die or suffer serious complications after an illegal abortion.”

Facts and Consequences: Legality, Incidence and Safety of Abortion Worldwide
Dangerous abortions ‘on the rise’, says WHO
Higher abortion rates where it’s illegal
Entire post original from this entry.


And in case you missed it here’s a link to the big ol’ list of the health hazards of pregnancy.

propaganda-for-life:

nillabearajh:


[Image: Two Tweets. @cherokee_automn tweets, “My uterus is NOT public property. Decisions regarding my uterus are mine and mine alone to make. #prochoice #prolife #atheist #feminism”. @bostonhibernian replies, “@cherokee_autumn The life of the baby should be spared; your uterus will endure the inconvenience. #prolife”. End description.]
Inconvenience? You hear that people capable of getting pregnant? This is all merely an inconvenience:
Normal, frequent or expectable temporary side effects of pregnancy:
exhaustion (weariness common from first weeks)
altered appetite and senses of taste and smell
nausea and vomiting (50% of women, first trimester)
heartburn and indigestion
constipation
weight gain
dizziness and light-headedness
bloating, swelling, fluid retention
hemmorhoids
abdominal cramps
yeast infections
congested, bloody nose
acne and mild skin disorders
skin discoloration (chloasma, face and abdomen)
mild to severe backache and strain
increased headaches
difficulty sleeping, and discomfort while sleeping
increased urination and incontinence
bleeding gums
pica
breast pain and discharge
swelling of joints, leg cramps, joint pain
difficulty sitting, standing in later pregnancy
inability to take regular medications
shortness of breath
higher blood pressure
hair loss
tendency to anemia
curtailment of ability to participate in some sports and activities
infection including from serious and potentially fatal disease(pregnant women are immune suppressed compared with non-pregnant women, andare more susceptible to fungal and certain other diseases)
extreme pain on delivery
hormonal mood changes, including normal post-partum depression
continued post-partum exhaustion and recovery period (exacerbated if a c-section — major surgery — is required, sometimes taking up to a full year to fully recover)
Normal, expectable, or frequent PERMANENT side effects of pregnancy:
stretch marks (worse in younger women)
loose skin
permanent weight gain or redistribution
abdominal and vaginal muscle weakness
pelvic floor disorder (occurring in as many as 35% of middle-aged former child-bearers and 50% of elderly former child-bearers, associated with urinary and rectal incontinence, discomfort and reduced quality of life)
changes to breasts
varicose veins
scarring from episiotomy or c-section
other permanent aesthetic changes to the body (all of these are downplayed by women, because the culture values youth and beauty)
increased proclivity for hemmorhoids
loss of dental and bone calcium (cavities and osteoporosis)
Occasional complications and side effects:
spousal/partner abuse
hyperemesis gravidarum
temporary and permanent injury to back
severe scarring requiring later surgery (especially after additional pregnancies)
dropped (prolapsed) uterus (especially after additional pregnancies, and other pelvic floor weaknesses — 11% of women, including cystocele, rectocele, and enterocele)
pre-eclampsia (edema and hypertension, the most common complication of pregnancy, associated with eclampsia, and affecting 7 - 10% of pregnancies)
eclampsia (convulsions, coma during pregnancy or labor, high risk of death)
gestational diabetes
placenta previa
anemia (which can be life-threatening)
thrombocytopenic purpura
severe cramping
embolism (blood clots)
medical disability requiring full bed rest (frequently ordered during part of many pregnancies varying from days to months for health of either mother or baby)
diastasis recti, also torn abdominal muscles
mitral valve stenosis (most common cardiac complication)
serious infection and disease (e.g. increased risk of tuberculosis)
hormonal imbalance
ectopic pregnancy (risk of death)
broken bones (ribcage, “tail bone”)
hemorrhage and
numerous other complications of delivery
refractory gastroesophageal reflux disease
aggravation of pre-pregnancy diseases and conditions (e.g. epilepsy is present in .5% of pregnant women, and the pregnancy alters drug metabolism and treatment prospects all the while it increases the number and frequency of seizures)
severe post-partum depression and psychosis
research now indicates a possible link between ovarian cancer and female fertility treatments, including “egg harvesting” from infertile women and donors
research also now indicates correlations between lower breast cancer survival rates and proximity in time to onset of cancer of last pregnancy
research also indicates a correlation between having six or more pregnancies and a risk of coronary and cardiovascular disease
Less common (but serious) complications:
peripartum cardiomyopathy
cardiopulmonary arrest
magnesium toxicity
severe hypoxemia/acidosis
massive embolism
increased intracranial pressure, brainstem infarction
molar pregnancy, gestational trophoblastic disease (like a pregnancy-induced cancer)
malignant arrhythmia
circulatory collapse
placental abruption
obstetric fistula
More permanent side effects:
future infertility
permanent disability
death.
In addition, there’s the risk of losing one’s job and, by extension, home; pregnancy/childbirth triggering traumatic experiences due to rape, molestation, or partner/spousal abuse; body or gender dysphoria; missing or dropping out of school; the potential trauma of choosing adoption; suffering from pregnancy related job discrimination; the economic toll of pregnancy and raising a child; and not being able to continue taking important medications or exacerbating pre-existing conditions.
Here’s some statistics:
358,000 people die annually from pregnancy related complications.
20% of people who die during pregnancy are murder victims.
The risk of maternal mortality is highest for adolescents under 15 years old.
Complications in pregnancy and childbirth are the leading cause of death among adolescents in most developing countries.
A person’s lifetime risk of maternal death – the probability that a 15-year-old will eventually die from a maternal cause – is 1 in 4300 in developed countries, versus 1 in 120 in developing countries.
A pregnant person has a 35.6% greater risk of being a victim of violence than a non-pregnant person. The estimated prevalence of violence against people during pregnancy ranges from four percent to eight percent.
40% of all pregnant people have some complications during pregnancy or childbirth. About 15% have complications that are potentially life-threatening.
Tl;dr So in case that wasn’t clear: pregnancy is always life threatening and never merely an “inconvenience”.

Figures, it would be a guy telling her to have an unwanted kid.

Not to mention that one’s uterus might not even survive the “inconvenience” at all. What the fuck, antis?

propaganda-for-life:

nillabearajh:

[Image: Two Tweets. @cherokee_automn tweets, “My uterus is NOT public property. Decisions regarding my uterus are mine and mine alone to make. #prochoice #prolife #atheist #feminism”. @bostonhibernian replies, “@cherokee_autumn The life of the baby should be spared; your uterus will endure the inconvenience. #prolife”. End description.]

Inconvenience? You hear that people capable of getting pregnant? This is all merely an inconvenience:

Normal, frequent or expectable temporary side effects of pregnancy:

  • exhaustion (weariness common from first weeks)
  • altered appetite and senses of taste and smell
  • nausea and vomiting (50% of women, first trimester)
  • heartburn and indigestion
  • constipation
  • weight gain
  • dizziness and light-headedness
  • bloating, swelling, fluid retention
  • hemmorhoids
  • abdominal cramps
  • yeast infections
  • congested, bloody nose
  • acne and mild skin disorders
  • skin discoloration (chloasma, face and abdomen)
  • mild to severe backache and strain
  • increased headaches
  • difficulty sleeping, and discomfort while sleeping
  • increased urination and incontinence
  • bleeding gums
  • pica
  • breast pain and discharge
  • swelling of joints, leg cramps, joint pain
  • difficulty sitting, standing in later pregnancy
  • inability to take regular medications
  • shortness of breath
  • higher blood pressure
  • hair loss
  • tendency to anemia
  • curtailment of ability to participate in some sports and activities
  • infection including from serious and potentially fatal disease
    (pregnant women are immune suppressed compared with non-pregnant women, and
    are more susceptible to fungal and certain other diseases)
  • extreme pain on delivery
  • hormonal mood changes, including normal post-partum depression
  • continued post-partum exhaustion and recovery period (exacerbated if a c-section — major surgery — is required, sometimes taking up to a full year to fully recover)

Normal, expectable, or frequent PERMANENT side effects of pregnancy:

  • stretch marks (worse in younger women)
  • loose skin
  • permanent weight gain or redistribution
  • abdominal and vaginal muscle weakness
  • pelvic floor disorder (occurring in as many as 35% of middle-aged former child-bearers and 50% of elderly former child-bearers, associated with urinary and rectal incontinence, discomfort and reduced quality of life)
  • changes to breasts
  • varicose veins
  • scarring from episiotomy or c-section
  • other permanent aesthetic changes to the body (all of these are downplayed by women, because the culture values youth and beauty)
  • increased proclivity for hemmorhoids
  • loss of dental and bone calcium (cavities and osteoporosis)

Occasional complications and side effects:

  • spousal/partner abuse
  • hyperemesis gravidarum
  • temporary and permanent injury to back
  • severe scarring requiring later surgery (especially after additional pregnancies)
  • dropped (prolapsed) uterus (especially after additional pregnancies, and other pelvic floor weaknesses — 11% of women, including cystocele, rectocele, and enterocele)
  • pre-eclampsia (edema and hypertension, the most common complication of pregnancy, associated with eclampsia, and affecting 7 - 10% of pregnancies)
  • eclampsia (convulsions, coma during pregnancy or labor, high risk of death)
  • gestational diabetes
  • placenta previa
  • anemia (which can be life-threatening)
  • thrombocytopenic purpura
  • severe cramping
  • embolism (blood clots)
  • medical disability requiring full bed rest (frequently ordered during part of many pregnancies varying from days to months for health of either mother or baby)
  • diastasis recti, also torn abdominal muscles
  • mitral valve stenosis (most common cardiac complication)
  • serious infection and disease (e.g. increased risk of tuberculosis)
  • hormonal imbalance
  • ectopic pregnancy (risk of death)
  • broken bones (ribcage, “tail bone”)
  • hemorrhage and
  • numerous other complications of delivery
  • refractory gastroesophageal reflux disease
  • aggravation of pre-pregnancy diseases and conditions (e.g. epilepsy is present in .5% of pregnant women, and the pregnancy alters drug metabolism and treatment prospects all the while it increases the number and frequency of seizures)
  • severe post-partum depression and psychosis
  • research now indicates a possible link between ovarian cancer and female fertility treatments, including “egg harvesting” from infertile women and donors
  • research also now indicates correlations between lower breast cancer survival rates and proximity in time to onset of cancer of last pregnancy
  • research also indicates a correlation between having six or more pregnancies and a risk of coronary and cardiovascular disease

Less common (but serious) complications:

  • peripartum cardiomyopathy
  • cardiopulmonary arrest
  • magnesium toxicity
  • severe hypoxemia/acidosis
  • massive embolism
  • increased intracranial pressure, brainstem infarction
  • molar pregnancy, gestational trophoblastic disease (like a pregnancy-induced cancer)
  • malignant arrhythmia
  • circulatory collapse
  • placental abruption
  • obstetric fistula

More permanent side effects:

  • future infertility
  • permanent disability
  • death.

In addition, there’s the risk of losing one’s job and, by extension, home; pregnancy/childbirth triggering traumatic experiences due to rape, molestation, or partner/spousal abuse; body or gender dysphoria; missing or dropping out of school; the potential trauma of choosing adoption; suffering from pregnancy related job discrimination; the economic toll of pregnancy and raising a child; and not being able to continue taking important medications or exacerbating pre-existing conditions.

Here’s some statistics:

Tl;dr So in case that wasn’t clear: pregnancy is always life threatening and never merely an “inconvenience”.

Figures, it would be a guy telling her to have an unwanted kid.

Not to mention that one’s uterus might not even survive the “inconvenience” at all. What the fuck, antis?

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