craftylindsey:

lucifers-kittykat:

This is Susan Robinson, one of the last people in the country who can preform late term abortions after the murder of Dr. George Tiller. This is from an awesome documentary called After Tiller, about the last 4 late-term abortion practitioners in the country. It’s a great watch and available on Netflix, would strongly recommend. 

warrior woman

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Pro Choice Documentaries and Books:

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pro-choice-or-no-voice:

Documentaries:

To find more Pro-Choice documentaries, visit Medical Students for Choice’s pro-choice video library! Also there are more pro-choice documentaries listed on the Abortions Rights Coalition of Canada’s webpage!

Neutral or Pro-Choice Books:

Want more pro-choice book recommendations? Check out Pro-Choice Massachusetts’ book list!

Feel free to add more to this list and enjoy! - Paige

My recommendations:

I read The Story of Jane: The Legendary Underground Feminist Abortion Service in high school and it changed my freakin’ life. 

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Someone called in a bomb threat on the clinic I work for today. But I guess we don’t need buffer zones.

Thanks SCOTUS.

ppaction:

The Supreme Court just struck down the buffer zone law in Massachusetts — a commonsense law that protects patient and public safety while balancing free speech rights. This isn’t over. Women deserve to be able to visit their doctor — and make private medical decisions — without being harassed or intimidated.

So as folks who follow my blog know - I’m a clinic escort.
And I just know that I’m gonna have a shit day at work tomorrow and Saturday.
Because the Supreme Court has just emboldened misogynistic bullies and those who would murder clinic workers to continue their assault on the right of patients seeking sexual health services and abortion to be left alone.
There’s a reason my co-workers at the clinic ask me if “the mean ones are still out there”. There’s a reason why the patients I take into the clinic are so happy to see me.
And it’s not because anti-choicers are just exercising their right to “free speech”.
I mean I guess if someone comes to my job every week and calls me a murderer and a whore, that’s just free speech, not harassment.
This SCOTUS decision was a ridiculous, huge mistake that will only put clinic workers and patients at more risk. 

ppaction:

The Supreme Court just struck down the buffer zone law in Massachusetts — a commonsense law that protects patient and public safety while balancing free speech rights. 

This isn’t over. Women deserve to be able to visit their doctor — and make private medical decisions — without being harassed or intimidated.

So as folks who follow my blog know - I’m a clinic escort.

And I just know that I’m gonna have a shit day at work tomorrow and Saturday.

Because the Supreme Court has just emboldened misogynistic bullies and those who would murder clinic workers to continue their assault on the right of patients seeking sexual health services and abortion to be left alone.

There’s a reason my co-workers at the clinic ask me if “the mean ones are still out there”. There’s a reason why the patients I take into the clinic are so happy to see me.

And it’s not because anti-choicers are just exercising their right to “free speech”.

I mean I guess if someone comes to my job every week and calls me a murderer and a whore, that’s just free speech, not harassment.

This SCOTUS decision was a ridiculous, huge mistake that will only put clinic workers and patients at more risk. 

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aboutwhitewomen:

If men aren’t allowed to have an opinion on abortion, then they shouldn’t have to contribute to federal funding of breast cancer research.

"if i cant control a woman’s body, then i want that body to die"

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"Women need abortions and I’m going to do them" - George Tiller

tonsoffuckinsequins:

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Today is the fifth anniversary of the day Dr. George Tiller was assassinated, and this post is scheduled to post today.

Because I can’t write it the day of because I’ll be sitting outside a small purple clinic in my city getting stared at by anti-choice protesters who come to yell at, harass, and offer false promises to patients just trying to access care. 

When I’m out there I often think of Dr. Tiller, actually. Not because I get threatened (I do, but that’s beside the point) or because the antis outside my clinic are particularly violent (other clinics in our network actually get it worse). I think about Dr. Tiller because every time I escort another patient inside who looks like she’s terrified or about to cry, my brain goes to one quote from him.

"Women need abortions and I’m going to do them"

It’s so simple, really, and it shouldn’t need saying. But for Dr. Tiller it needed to be printed on a large sign and posted outside his place of business, because he was determined not to let terrorism defeat him and in turn let down and ruin the lives of the women he served.

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Look, I’m not going to go into the specifics or a history of the harassment and violence that plagued Dr. Tiller’s practice. If you would like to see a great documentary about it, I suggest watching Rachel Maddow’s documentary “The Assassination of Dr. Tiller”. I have also heard great things about "After Tiller", but I have not yet been able to view it myself. I’m not even going to write about the continued harassment campaigns against those who have taken up Dr. Tiller’s work. Those are important topics, and I urge you all to research them if you are not familiar with them already.

I only want to write about this to say one thing.

Like Dr. Tiller, women (and trans men and non-binary people) need abortions and the providers at my clinic are going to do them. And I’m going to walk patients in and comfort them and shield them from the onslaught of anti-choice harassment. 

I think on the five year anniversary of losing such a great advocate for (as he put it) women’s health and well-being, we need to push on with his same bravery and fortitude. We need to push on with his same fervor and his same determination. We need to understand that this isn’t going away, and that as long as this work is needed, we’re going to do it. We’re not going to hide and we’re not going to back down.

It doesn’t matter how many of us they shoot. It won’t stop the fact that women (and trans men and non-binary people) need abortions. And I know for me, it won’t stop my unending support of the ones that do. 

RIP Dr. George Tiller, a champion for women’s health. You are missed. 

misandry-mermaid:

lolatprolife:

conservativebrew:

Baby killing abortionist, threatens elderly pro-life man. Who’d have thought that a man who kills babies wouldn’t hesitate to punch an old man “in the fuckin’ face?”

Oh dearie me, did a misogynist piece of shit get yelled at? Poor him.

I don’t care. He’s old enough now and he should know better.

I’d happily punch him in the face, too. - Leigh

What’s hilarious is that anti-abortion protesters yell hateful, disgusting, abusive shit at people ON THE REG.  But the ONE time a PP worker (who has undoubtedly seen countless instances of abuse hurled at people by protestors) gets pissed and confronts one, all the pro-lifers lose their shit.  THEY LOSE THEIR SHIT.  BECAUSE FOR ONCE.  IT’S NOT THEIR SIDE HURTLING ANGRY THREATS.

Also please remind me which side of the abortion debate literally bombs health clinics and murders grown-ass people?????  I seem to have forgotten :/

No guys, we need to take something like this seriously, because it’s so much worse than what antis have done

And because, as a clinic escort who’s only worked at my job for less than a year, I haven’t already been threatened twice. Once for taking a picture of anti-choice protesters blocking the bus stop outside my clinic, and once for removing the rosaries they were putting on the fence (because hi, private property, douchebags). 

But nah, see, if a man is old and pro-life, he gets a free pass to harass people wherever he wants to, didn’t you know? So clearly we must take this video very very seriously. 

expose-cpcs:

queervashti:

expose-cpcs:

Lighthouse Women’s Center in Denver, Colorado really wants you to come to their center, where they can better manipulate you into giving birth.

The truth is, crisis pregnancy centers usually use the same pregnancy tests you can buy in a drugstore, and they’re all quite accurate a week after your missed period. Only when you take a pregnancy test at a CPC, it may take staff over an hour to give you the results, leaving them plenty of time to give you false information, manipulation, and try to convert you to Christianity.

P.S. Just because a CPC has an ultrasound machine, doesn’t mean they’re qualified to use it or understand the results!

Working at an abortion clinic… everyone has tales from patients who came to us from CPC’s… 

The rule of thumb, Ultrasounds are not free. They cost money because they are performed by qualified individuals and interpreted by doctors and nurses. A free ultrasound is one paid for by the church that supports whatever CPC you are at. 

CPC’s will lie to you about your gestational age in order to prevent you from having an abortion, I’ve had patients think they were too far along at 12 weeks, 12 weeks! (We go up to 24 weeks and 6 days.) 

Ultrasounds are not free, however, your friendly local abortion clinic generally will put the cost of the ultrasound towards the cost of your procedure. Keep that in mind fellow humans with the potential to be pregnant. 

The Knights of Columbus, a Catholic organization, has spent over $8.5 million in four years on 334 ultrasound machines for their ongoing Ultrasound Program.

So yeah. No ulterior motive there. Definitely not.

As some of my followers probably know, I work as a clinic escort three days a week at a local clinic.

Today, the “sidewalk counselor” that stands outside our clinic was shoving “coupons” for “free ultrasounds” through the fence at patients coming into the clinic. 

It’s the way they try to get people to come to their clinics - and let me tell you how desperate these people are to get people in the door at their clinics:

A patient once challenged this same “sidewalk counselor” to give her $200,000 dollars to keep her pregnancy, because she said she couldn’t afford her child. 

He offered her $50 to “come with [him]” to their CPC. Nothing at all creepy about a dude outside of an abortion clinic offering women money to go somewhere with him, right?

They are always asking women coming into the clinic if they’re pregnant. They are always touting the free ultrasounds they provide. They have a bus with an ultrasound machine in it that they park next door to the clinic most days. 

And of course, they’ve got legislation that states that ultrasounds before abortions are mandatory, so women thinking they have to get them would probably prefer to pay $0 to ~$150. It’s a helluva gig they got going, right?

Keep in mind, the ultrasounds given to people unfortunate enough to seek services from these folks are probably given by the woman who stands outside my clinic in scrubs claiming to be a nurse while consistently asking me, out in the open, if I’ve had an abortion (because that’s not medical history and HIPAA isn’t a thing, I guess). 

So yeah, if anyone ever tries to tell you that the “free ultrasounds” isn’t just a gimmick, tell them they’re a fucking turd.

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seraphknights:

cultureshift:

This is the Memorial to the Missing and contains over 50,000,000 pennies to represent the lives of each American child abandoned to abortion by a society and a culture that has embraced their destruction. We must prevent the need to add to this memorial. Take a stand. Get involved.
 ”How we treat the least of us defines us.”

"should I use this $500k to help struggling parents and pregnant people or should I put it in a glass box"

seraphknights:

cultureshift:

This is the Memorial to the Missing and contains over 50,000,000 pennies to represent the lives of each American child abandoned to abortion by a society and a culture that has embraced their destruction. We must prevent the need to add to this memorial. Take a stand. Get involved.

 ”How we treat the least of us defines us.”

"should I use this $500k to help struggling parents and pregnant people or should I put it in a glass box"

(via commiekinkshamer)

bebinn:

Um. WHAT.
Supreme Court Justice Scalia’s wife is on the board of a crisis pregnancy center, a name for organizations that use lies, manipulation, and delay tactics to prevent people from getting an abortion. Their page on the risks of abortion is full of junk science, decades-old studies, and logical leaps, and their resources for pregnant women are virtually all deceptive crisis pregnancy centers.
No wonder Scalia defends anti-abortion harassment masking itself as “sidewalk counseling.” The Supreme Court is currently hearing a case on buffer zones outside abortion clinics, which would keep protestors a respectful (and safe) distance from patients and staff. Justice Scalia is clearly biased and should recuse himself from the case. This is ridiculous.

bebinn:

Um. WHAT.

Supreme Court Justice Scalia’s wife is on the board of a crisis pregnancy center, a name for organizations that use lies, manipulation, and delay tactics to prevent people from getting an abortion. Their page on the risks of abortion is full of junk science, decades-old studies, and logical leaps, and their resources for pregnant women are virtually all deceptive crisis pregnancy centers.

No wonder Scalia defends anti-abortion harassment masking itself as “sidewalk counseling.” The Supreme Court is currently hearing a case on buffer zones outside abortion clinics, which would keep protestors a respectful (and safe) distance from patients and staff. Justice Scalia is clearly biased and should recuse himself from the case. This is ridiculous.

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