Chronicling the follies of religion and superstition, the virtues of skepticism, and the wonders of the real (natural) universe as revealed by science. Plus other interesting and educational stuff.

"Tell people there’s an invisible man in the sky who created the universe, and the vast majority believe you. Tell them the paint is wet, and they have to touch it to be sure."

-George Carlin

“If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed”.

-Albert Einstein

“Skeptical scrutiny is the means, in both science and religion, by which deep thoughts can be winnowed from deep nonsense.”

-Carl Sagan

The person who is certain, and who claims divine warrant for his certainty, belongs now to the infancy of our species. It may be a long farewell, but it has begun and, like all farewells, should not be protracted.

-Christopher Hitchens

 

skepticalavenger:

There is almost NOTHING in the Bible that can be taken to be in the least on the side of the anti-choicers.  Even the most cursory reading of the Bible quickly leads to the conclusion that Thou Shalt Not Kill is the most hypocritical commandment of them all.
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skepticalavenger:

There is almost NOTHING in the Bible that can be taken to be in the least on the side of the anti-choicers.  Even the most cursory reading of the Bible quickly leads to the conclusion that Thou Shalt Not Kill is the most hypocritical commandment of them all.

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academicatheism:

cultureshift:

7 Reasons Why the Pro-Life Movement is Winning on Abortion…

Learn more.

Together, we can change the world.

Dude, this isn’t even a credible source. This is no different from a creationist citing pro-creationist websites. It’s propaganda. And of course we have less clinics; you idiots firebombed some of them! Give us a credible source to work with or just admit to your propagandist garbage.

And the ones the extremists haven’t firebombed, their counterparts in congress have staged a coup to defund. With fewer legit clinics around there is a slim chance we’d ever get accurate or complete stats on how many are taking place. It just gets pushed to the back allies. If abortion rates are dropping though, I’d put my money on increasing access to contraception and sex education before I’d bank on the twisted and myopic prolife movement.

skepticalavenger:

Really, there isn’t a single passage in the Bible that clearly supports the pro-life cause, and there are a number of passages that very clearly do not show a great deal of respect toward the unborn.
via Michael Sherlock:Author

skepticalavenger:

Really, there isn’t a single passage in the Bible that clearly supports the pro-life cause, and there are a number of passages that very clearly do not show a great deal of respect toward the unborn.

via Michael Sherlock:Author

xander-the-hotdog-slayer:

misandry5life:

sunshineuncertaintyprinciple:

antichoicescreencraps:

An anti-choice graphic.

I always enjoy when anti-choicers produce propaganda that shows how they really feel about women*: they view us as inanimate, inhuman vessels. We don’t even incubate, because incubation assumes a far more active role than anti-choicers would allow us to have. No, to them, we are tupperware. Hollow, unfeeling, storage containers for preshus widdle babbys that will one day burst forth and, having been born, no longer require any concern from the forced birth movement.

So fucking happy I didn’t give birth to a fucking toddler!!

oh my fucking actual god


Seriously, that’s like  a 14 month old.

xander-the-hotdog-slayer:

misandry5life:

sunshineuncertaintyprinciple:

antichoicescreencraps:

An anti-choice graphic.

I always enjoy when anti-choicers produce propaganda that shows how they really feel about women*: they view us as inanimate, inhuman vessels. We don’t even incubate, because incubation assumes a far more active role than anti-choicers would allow us to have. No, to them, we are tupperware. Hollow, unfeeling, storage containers for preshus widdle babbys that will one day burst forth and, having been born, no longer require any concern from the forced birth movement.

So fucking happy I didn’t give birth to a fucking toddler!!

oh my fucking actual god

Seriously, that’s like a 14 month old.

(Source: antichoicescreencaps)

"pro-life"

lalondes:

okay so there’s this facebook page called “life begins at conception,” right, and it bills itself as an “informative pro-life" page.

and one of the page’s mods posed this question to its followers, defenders of life

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so what do these pro-life activists have to say

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"pro-life"

"pro-life

North Carolina House Republicans sneak abortion rules into motorcycle safety bill without notice

cognitivedissonance:

fortheloveofgop:

thepoliticalfreakshow:

North Carolina House Republicans have, without notice, inserted sweeping changes to the state’s abortion rules into a motorcycle safety law. Effectively, they’ve reintroduced the abortion bill that Governor Pat McCrory had threatened to veto.

“It is a disgrace to North Carolina that legislators have again resorted to sneak attacks to move their anti-women’s health agenda forward,” said Melissa Reed, a lobbyist for Planned Parenthood Health Systems said in a statement. “Once again there was no public notice that this bill would be heard. The public and even many legislators on the committee only learned this was a possibility at 9:57am — three minutes before the committee was to meet — when a political reporter was tipped off and posted it on Twitter. This is outrageous and not how the people’s business should be conducted.”

Without notice, NC House rushes forward new abortion bill

Nothing to see here…. just making major decisions about your lives and your reproductive freedoms in secret…. no big deal.

WTF?

What was it I just said that republicans spend like 80% of their time doing? That’s right, sneaking abortion legislation into everything! Especially in NC. If it wasn’t so fucking serious it would be down right comical.

(Source: thepoliticalfreakshow)

cognitivedissonance:

romancingthelookyloos:

tranarchistbitch:

Rachel Maddow shares a clip from an Al Jazeera documentary featuring an Ohio State Legislator who is advocating extreme anti-abortion legislation.

Hey wow yeah all the anti-choice politicians summed up.

How do you NOT ask yourself that question…?

I just…

what?

No Ohio. Full stop. Now.

What a disgrace.

(Source: rachel-duncan)

yellow-dress:

teratomarty:

one-angry-liberal:

sonofbaldwin:

The so-called “pro-life” movement’s philosophy.

One of the best political cartoons that I’ve seen. 

You know what pisses me off about this?  Really, REALLY pisses me off?  That’s George (H.W.) Bush holding that umbrella.  He was president 1981-1989.  Do you get that?  
It means that the right have not budged an inch on their ridiculous pro-foetus, anti-actual-persons position in THIRTY GODDAMN YEARS. We should not still be having this argument! Thirty year old political cartoons should be bafflingly opaque, not crystal clear!

^ Reblogging again for that comment.


Well, if it’s one thing conservatives hate, it’s progress. It just frightens and confuses them.

yellow-dress:

teratomarty:

one-angry-liberal:

sonofbaldwin:

The so-called “pro-life” movement’s philosophy.

One of the best political cartoons that I’ve seen. 

You know what pisses me off about this?  Really, REALLY pisses me off?  That’s George (H.W.) Bush holding that umbrella.  He was president 1981-1989.  Do you get that?  

It means that the right have not budged an inch on their ridiculous pro-foetus, anti-actual-persons position in THIRTY GODDAMN YEARS. We should not still be having this argument! Thirty year old political cartoons should be bafflingly opaque, not crystal clear!

^ Reblogging again for that comment.

Well, if it’s one thing conservatives hate, it’s progress. It just frightens and confuses them.

abaldwin360:

terfbored:

2spooki4u:

choosechoice:

marriedtomybestfriend:

4 month premature #baby #life #prolife

This is a load of crap… the youngest preeme born to survive was born at 21 weeks- that’s a little over 5 months gestation. 

Yeeeep, load of crap. 
The most premature baby ever to have survived birth was delivered at 21 weeks after her mother suffered severe complications (x)
What’s more, babies born at 23 weeks or under have little chance of surviving, and if they do, are often severely disabled.  ”All the organs are extremely immature. The critical issue is the lungs. Even with machines, it’s impossible to get oxygen in because the lungs are almost solid. Trying to keep the baby alive may involve inflicting a very high degree of irretrievable damage. The skin is often very thin, and the kidneys underdeveloped. The brain is extremely immature, and very prone to injury, especially bleeding. Furthermore, follow-up studies suggest that babies who survive below 23 weeks have a very high chance of developmental or neurological problems.” (x)
I can’t say I’m surprised at the pro-life crowd using yet more emotive, poorly researched shite as propaganda though. Truly shameful. Fuck you.

plus i’m tired of the whole “well if the baby can survive at the point you want/need an abortion, just give birth to it and it will be your little miracle!” like fuck you that’s not the goddamn point and you know it

Pro-life? More like, Pro-lie!

abaldwin360:

terfbored:

2spooki4u:

choosechoice:

marriedtomybestfriend:

4 month premature #baby #life #prolife

This is a load of crap… the youngest preeme born to survive was born at 21 weeks- that’s a little over 5 months gestation. 

Yeeeep, load of crap. 

The most premature baby ever to have survived birth was delivered at 21 weeks after her mother suffered severe complications (x)

What’s more, babies born at 23 weeks or under have little chance of surviving, and if they do, are often severely disabled. 

 ”All the organs are extremely immature. The critical issue is the lungs. Even with machines, it’s impossible to get oxygen in because the lungs are almost solid. Trying to keep the baby alive may involve inflicting a very high degree of irretrievable damage. The skin is often very thin, and the kidneys underdeveloped. The brain is extremely immature, and very prone to injury, especially bleeding. Furthermore, follow-up studies suggest that babies who survive below 23 weeks have a very high chance of developmental or neurological problems.” (x)

I can’t say I’m surprised at the pro-life crowd using yet more emotive, poorly researched shite as propaganda though. Truly shameful. Fuck you.

plus i’m tired of the whole “well if the baby can survive at the point you want/need an abortion, just give birth to it and it will be your little miracle!” like fuck you that’s not the goddamn point and you know it

Pro-life? More like, Pro-lie!

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

lipsredasroses:

stfuprolifers:

bebinn:

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.

Who could have seen this coming?

Reblogging as a reminder.

Things like this happen because politicians don’t give 2 fucks about women. We are nothing more than incubators to them. You would think the Handmaids Tale is their Bible.

the-hunger-festivities:

magicalorphanboy:

bronzebasilisk:

ryunwoofie:

sonneillonv:

autumn-and-eve:

erinsmomma:

How can someone stand behind abortion, when you have a life inside of you that God created for you? How can you say that this life isn’t worth it? If you can’t take care of the baby for whatever circumstances than there is always adoption available to couples who can’t conceive, but still want the joy of being parents. OPEN YOUR EYES! God has bigger plans for us all that we don’t even realize the picture.

Excuse me but it appears your baby is actually upside downDid you take Sex Ed freshman year because babies come out headfirst

Hi, OP!  As someone who was given up for adoption, allow me to call bullshit on your little post there!  You see, when I was adopted, I was a white-skinned, healthy, neurotypical infant, which basically put me at the top of the list, right underneath white-skinned, healthy, neurotypical MALE infants!  There’s only one kind of infant people wanted to adopt more than me!  I was SOOO lucky!  But if you actually bothered to look at the information readily available on the interwebs, you would be aware that the majority of people who are forced to rely on abortion for family planning are poor people and people of color.  Of course, those two demographics intersect, thanks to the institutionalized racism of our society!  Neat huh?!
Of course, even babies of color are not in high demand with couples looking to adopt.  Many who do want to adopt outside their race choose to go outside the country, where laws are less strict and the process is often less expensive.  Of course, most of the infants adopted this way are obtained in unscrupulous fashion, but who cares about that when you’re saving a little Korean or African baby from the horrible fate of growing up in Korea or Africa???  And all those children who have birth defects, are born with diseases or disabilities, or have other issues… WELL.  Who wants to invest that kind of expense and time?  Why would you adopt someone broken, LOLOL?!
Granted, there are some wonderful people who understand the system a little better, and make it a point to try and give POC and disabled children a good home.  But they make up a very small fraction of potential adopters!  This difference in supply and demand leaves a lot of children stuck in the foster system, where their chances of being adopted diminish with every passing year, and their chances of being physically or sexually abused INCREASE!  Isn’t that wonderful?
And of course, we haven’t even talked about the person who is giving birth to the baby!  I know you probably think pregnancy is a wonderful, happy time, and for some people it is, but it is also one of the greatest health risks a person can take. I love my son very much, and from the day I found out I was pregnant with him, I wanted him!  But I also nearly died giving birth to him.  You see, I had pre-eclampsia, the most commonly fatal birth complication in the world.  My blood pressure was 180 over 130!  At twenty-two years old, I was actually headed for a stroke, hah hah!  How funny is that?  And all it took was missing a single pre-natal appointment during which my blood pressure rose to dangerous levels and my body tried to kill both me and my son.  Those seizures sure were fun, as was the emergency c-section performed without anesthetic!  And being chained down while the operation was performed, because I was delirious and wouldn’t stop trying to fight off the doctors, that was a BLAST!  It was great for my husband too, since he almost lost his wife and child in just forty-five minutes.  You can imagine how thrilled he is at the prospect of me ever getting pregnant again.  Babies are certainly cute, but pregnancy can have massive health complications, and I know it’s such a bummer, but they are PERMANENT.  :(  My abdominal muscles never recovered from being hacked through with a scalpel, and the flood of hormones caused by late pregnancy have changed things from heartburn (never used to have it, now, all the time!) to my emotional reactions (I cry when I see pictures of kittens now.  I used to be tough).  These are changes I did not ask for, cannot control, and cannot fix!  And many people go through worse!  I know, right?  Unbelievable, but go look up the word ‘episiotomy’ and then look up ‘birth rape’ and I’m afraid you’ll find some stuff that just isn’t very shiny.  Plus, the studies actually show that people who carry a baby to term, give birth, then give it up for adoption suffer HIGHER rates of post-pregnancy complications like post-partum depression and post-partum psychosis, general depression, and other mental health issues.  Adoption actually isn’t good for the person giving birth at all!
I’m afraid the picture you chose to use there is also pretty disingenuous.  I know, I know, it seems like nitpicking.  I’m not trying to be mean!  :(  But that picture shows a fully developed, viable infant, and most abortions are performed when the fetus isn’t even a fetus - it’s a blastocyst.  That’s just a clump of cells.  Seriously! You can totally find pictures on the interwebs and they’re not even gross, LOLOL!  Later-term abortions are usually performed because of health complications, though some of our intrepid state legislators are trying to change all that!  They care so much about people who are pregnant, you see, that they want to force them to carry dead or dying fetuses inside them until their body either becomes infected while it rots in their tummies (this is called sepsis, and it makes people very sick, and can even kill them!), or forces it out naturally in a gush of blood and fluids!  Isn’t that so caring of them?  I’m so glad they’re around to make those decisions for me!  And if a pregnant person is not allowed to terminate an unviable fetus, in some states, they have to carry the child to term, give birth to it, and then watch it die in their arms because its lungs weren’t developed, or its brain formed outside its skull, or any of a million possible birth defects that will kill you just as quick as lickity-split!  Isn’t that wild?!  Of course, these people go through terrible grief, and as I mentioned, some of them may get sick and die from not being able to abort dead or dying fetuses.  But I guess that’s just A-okay with you, huh?
Basically, I think before you suggest adoption as a universal alternative, you should actually go do some research on adoption.  And before you condemn abortion, you should do some research on abortions - not the stuff your church is giving you, the stuff the real doctors are saying.  Go to Planned Parenthood (if they haven’t all been closed down, ROFLMAO!) and request whatever information they have on the process, the statistics of who has abortions and why… and actually, all of that is on the interwebs!  Isn’t technology AMAZING?
And in closing, since I’ve been asked this question many times and I know it’s coming?  Yes, I realize I am here talking to you because I was not aborted.  But the thing is, if my mother had chosen abortion, I wouldn’t know the difference, so it wouldn’t matter to me.  And if she decided that choice was best for her, then that choice would have been best for her, and I would never want to take that choice away from her.  As it is, since I was given up for adoption, and since I have seen the statistics on how badly people who give their children up for adoption suffer, I have spent much of my adult life worrying about her, whether she’s healthy, whether she’s okay, and feeling that if she did suffer from any of the common post-birth symptoms, it is at least partially my fault, even though she made that decision on her own.  Which is silly, I know, but at some point, all children have to stare down the consequences of their parents’ having them.  For some, that’s poverty.  For others, a life-time of their parents struggling to treat and care for a severe illness or disability.  For others, it’s wondering if their mother ever got over giving them away, and wishing you could reach out and assure her that it’s okay, she doesn’t have to be haunted.
May your birth control never fail!

Pro.

Sonneillonv deserves a mother fucking standing ovation here.

Slow clap.

this is my favorite post because i think it’s the strongest argument for how abortion isn’t wrong and adoption is not always a solution so people should start researching and not just believing what ever is being shoved down their throats at church. This is not a slow clap this is thunderous boom of people all over the world saying thank you

the-hunger-festivities:

magicalorphanboy:

bronzebasilisk:

ryunwoofie:

sonneillonv:

autumn-and-eve:

erinsmomma:

How can someone stand behind abortion, when you have a life inside of you that God created for you? How can you say that this life isn’t worth it? If you can’t take care of the baby for whatever circumstances than there is always adoption available to couples who can’t conceive, but still want the joy of being parents. OPEN YOUR EYES! God has bigger plans for us all that we don’t even realize the picture.

Excuse me but it appears your baby is actually upside down
Did you take Sex Ed freshman year because babies come out headfirst

Hi, OP!  As someone who was given up for adoption, allow me to call bullshit on your little post there!  You see, when I was adopted, I was a white-skinned, healthy, neurotypical infant, which basically put me at the top of the list, right underneath white-skinned, healthy, neurotypical MALE infants!  There’s only one kind of infant people wanted to adopt more than me!  I was SOOO lucky!  But if you actually bothered to look at the information readily available on the interwebs, you would be aware that the majority of people who are forced to rely on abortion for family planning are poor people and people of color.  Of course, those two demographics intersect, thanks to the institutionalized racism of our society!  Neat huh?!

Of course, even babies of color are not in high demand with couples looking to adopt.  Many who do want to adopt outside their race choose to go outside the country, where laws are less strict and the process is often less expensive.  Of course, most of the infants adopted this way are obtained in unscrupulous fashion, but who cares about that when you’re saving a little Korean or African baby from the horrible fate of growing up in Korea or Africa???  And all those children who have birth defects, are born with diseases or disabilities, or have other issues… WELL.  Who wants to invest that kind of expense and time?  Why would you adopt someone broken, LOLOL?!

Granted, there are some wonderful people who understand the system a little better, and make it a point to try and give POC and disabled children a good home.  But they make up a very small fraction of potential adopters!  This difference in supply and demand leaves a lot of children stuck in the foster system, where their chances of being adopted diminish with every passing year, and their chances of being physically or sexually abused INCREASE!  Isn’t that wonderful?

And of course, we haven’t even talked about the person who is giving birth to the baby!  I know you probably think pregnancy is a wonderful, happy time, and for some people it is, but it is also one of the greatest health risks a person can take. I love my son very much, and from the day I found out I was pregnant with him, I wanted him!  But I also nearly died giving birth to him.  You see, I had pre-eclampsia, the most commonly fatal birth complication in the world.  My blood pressure was 180 over 130!  At twenty-two years old, I was actually headed for a stroke, hah hah!  How funny is that?  And all it took was missing a single pre-natal appointment during which my blood pressure rose to dangerous levels and my body tried to kill both me and my son.  Those seizures sure were fun, as was the emergency c-section performed without anesthetic!  And being chained down while the operation was performed, because I was delirious and wouldn’t stop trying to fight off the doctors, that was a BLAST!  It was great for my husband too, since he almost lost his wife and child in just forty-five minutes.  You can imagine how thrilled he is at the prospect of me ever getting pregnant again.  Babies are certainly cute, but pregnancy can have massive health complications, and I know it’s such a bummer, but they are PERMANENT.  :(  My abdominal muscles never recovered from being hacked through with a scalpel, and the flood of hormones caused by late pregnancy have changed things from heartburn (never used to have it, now, all the time!) to my emotional reactions (I cry when I see pictures of kittens now.  I used to be tough).  These are changes I did not ask for, cannot control, and cannot fix!  And many people go through worse!  I know, right?  Unbelievable, but go look up the word ‘episiotomy’ and then look up ‘birth rape’ and I’m afraid you’ll find some stuff that just isn’t very shiny.  Plus, the studies actually show that people who carry a baby to term, give birth, then give it up for adoption suffer HIGHER rates of post-pregnancy complications like post-partum depression and post-partum psychosis, general depression, and other mental health issues.  Adoption actually isn’t good for the person giving birth at all!

I’m afraid the picture you chose to use there is also pretty disingenuous.  I know, I know, it seems like nitpicking.  I’m not trying to be mean!  :(  But that picture shows a fully developed, viable infant, and most abortions are performed when the fetus isn’t even a fetus - it’s a blastocyst.  That’s just a clump of cells.  Seriously! You can totally find pictures on the interwebs and they’re not even gross, LOLOL!  Later-term abortions are usually performed because of health complications, though some of our intrepid state legislators are trying to change all that!  They care so much about people who are pregnant, you see, that they want to force them to carry dead or dying fetuses inside them until their body either becomes infected while it rots in their tummies (this is called sepsis, and it makes people very sick, and can even kill them!), or forces it out naturally in a gush of blood and fluids!  Isn’t that so caring of them?  I’m so glad they’re around to make those decisions for me!  And if a pregnant person is not allowed to terminate an unviable fetus, in some states, they have to carry the child to term, give birth to it, and then watch it die in their arms because its lungs weren’t developed, or its brain formed outside its skull, or any of a million possible birth defects that will kill you just as quick as lickity-split!  Isn’t that wild?!  Of course, these people go through terrible grief, and as I mentioned, some of them may get sick and die from not being able to abort dead or dying fetuses.  But I guess that’s just A-okay with you, huh?

Basically, I think before you suggest adoption as a universal alternative, you should actually go do some research on adoption.  And before you condemn abortion, you should do some research on abortions - not the stuff your church is giving you, the stuff the real doctors are saying.  Go to Planned Parenthood (if they haven’t all been closed down, ROFLMAO!) and request whatever information they have on the process, the statistics of who has abortions and why… and actually, all of that is on the interwebs!  Isn’t technology AMAZING?

And in closing, since I’ve been asked this question many times and I know it’s coming?  Yes, I realize I am here talking to you because I was not aborted.  But the thing is, if my mother had chosen abortion, I wouldn’t know the difference, so it wouldn’t matter to me.  And if she decided that choice was best for her, then that choice would have been best for her, and I would never want to take that choice away from her.  As it is, since I was given up for adoption, and since I have seen the statistics on how badly people who give their children up for adoption suffer, I have spent much of my adult life worrying about her, whether she’s healthy, whether she’s okay, and feeling that if she did suffer from any of the common post-birth symptoms, it is at least partially my fault, even though she made that decision on her own.  Which is silly, I know, but at some point, all children have to stare down the consequences of their parents’ having them.  For some, that’s poverty.  For others, a life-time of their parents struggling to treat and care for a severe illness or disability.  For others, it’s wondering if their mother ever got over giving them away, and wishing you could reach out and assure her that it’s okay, she doesn’t have to be haunted.

May your birth control never fail!

Pro.

Sonneillonv deserves a mother fucking standing ovation here.

Slow clap.

this is my favorite post because i think it’s the strongest argument for how abortion isn’t wrong and adoption is not always a solution so people should start researching and not just believing what ever is being shoved down their throats at church. This is not a slow clap this is thunderous boom of people all over the world saying thank you

goodreasonnews:

cheesecakeczar:

bagginshires:

The things I find on Facebook.  This picture doesn’t even make any sense. The fetuses of those three animals cannot even be compared to the fetus of a human because all of those animals are endangered.  The human race is already past 7 billion.  Aside from that, abortion is meant to be a states rights issue, not something that is protected or otherwise by federal law.  I, for one, am all for abortion - I, as a male, am incapable of becoming pregnant, and I don’t feel as though I, or anyone else for that matter, should be able to tell a woman what she can and cannot do with her own body.  This picture, though, is pure ignorance.

They are also individual beings, able to breath and digest on their own.

Human fetuses are protected by law in the exact same way those other fetuses are. If the mother of Loggerhead Sea Turtle crushes one of her eggs, she is not arrested. If a third party comes along and crushes that egg, that person is arrested. If a mother human gets an abortion, she is not arrested. If a third party comes along and forces an abortion on her, that person is arrested. Flaw identified. You may now commence your apology. (is what you can tell whoever posted this)

goodreasonnews:

cheesecakeczar:

bagginshires:

The things I find on Facebook.  This picture doesn’t even make any sense. The fetuses of those three animals cannot even be compared to the fetus of a human because all of those animals are endangered.  The human race is already past 7 billion.  Aside from that, abortion is meant to be a states rights issue, not something that is protected or otherwise by federal law.  I, for one, am all for abortion - I, as a male, am incapable of becoming pregnant, and I don’t feel as though I, or anyone else for that matter, should be able to tell a woman what she can and cannot do with her own body.  This picture, though, is pure ignorance.

They are also individual beings, able to breath and digest on their own.

Human fetuses are protected by law in the exact same way those other fetuses are. If the mother of Loggerhead Sea Turtle crushes one of her eggs, she is not arrested. If a third party comes along and crushes that egg, that person is arrested. If a mother human gets an abortion, she is not arrested. If a third party comes along and forces an abortion on her, that person is arrested. Flaw identified. You may now commence your apology. (is what you can tell whoever posted this)

cognitivedissonance:

jackpowerx:

the1janitor:

preciouscreativeminds:

purifyed:

the-lottie-project:

well-loki-here:

thatdudedevin:

No. You had sex with a girl when you were a child. It ended in pregnancy. You are attacking the morality of a 14 year old girl who terminated a pregnancy that would have resulted in a child that neither you or her had the capacity to care for. A girl that preserved your and her own youth, and stopped a child being raised in circumstances that are not fit for any child. You really should be assessing your own morality. What kind of 14 year old boy fucks a 14 year old girl, without protection, gets her pregnant and then runs an online smear campaign against her for doing what was best for her, her family and you? What? You think you had the capacity to raise a child at age 14/15? How would you feed it or look after it? You wouldn’t. You were going to dump it on her or your own parents, live like the carefree little shit you are and occasionally play with the child when you could be bothered and think “Wow, what a good, brave young father I am.” You made the mistake, she went through the trauma of saving your youth for you. You owe her so much better than this. You absolutely disgust me. Less than forward-slash three, you’re real fucking remorseful. That’s poetry that is. You’re breaking my heart kid. That girl should have every right to decide what she wants to do to her body. The idea that you should take responsibility and give birth implies that you are responsible to this fetus and you owe it something. A pregnant person does not owe a fetus anything any more than they owe you an apology for being alive. Try again, pro lifers. Pro-Choice.

^ said it like it is. 100% right.

I really hope he sees this.

oh yeah i especially love how he says ‘my son’ rather than ‘our son.’ what an self-entitled fucking asshole.

I agree 1000000%

get wrecked

Perfect commentary is perfect


All of this.

cognitivedissonance:

jackpowerx:

the1janitor:

preciouscreativeminds:

purifyed:

the-lottie-project:

well-loki-here:

thatdudedevin:

No. You had sex with a girl when you were a child. It ended in pregnancy. You are attacking the morality of a 14 year old girl who terminated a pregnancy that would have resulted in a child that neither you or her had the capacity to care for. A girl that preserved your and her own youth, and stopped a child being raised in circumstances that are not fit for any child. You really should be assessing your own morality. What kind of 14 year old boy fucks a 14 year old girl, without protection, gets her pregnant and then runs an online smear campaign against her for doing what was best for her, her family and you? What? You think you had the capacity to raise a child at age 14/15? How would you feed it or look after it? You wouldn’t. You were going to dump it on her or your own parents, live like the carefree little shit you are and occasionally play with the child when you could be bothered and think “Wow, what a good, brave young father I am.” You made the mistake, she went through the trauma of saving your youth for you. You owe her so much better than this. You absolutely disgust me. Less than forward-slash three, you’re real fucking remorseful. That’s poetry that is. You’re breaking my heart kid. That girl should have every right to decide what she wants to do to her body. The idea that you should take responsibility and give birth implies that you are responsible to this fetus and you owe it something. A pregnant person does not owe a fetus anything any more than they owe you an apology for being alive. Try again, pro lifers. Pro-Choice.

^ said it like it is. 100% right.

I really hope he sees this.

oh yeah i especially love how he says ‘my son’ rather than ‘our son.’ what an self-entitled fucking asshole.

I agree 1000000%

get wrecked

Perfect commentary is perfect

All of this.