abortion is murder
This person is 30 years old. Should they really be able to control WHAT GOES ON IN THEIR BODY?
I read this post on facebook a while ago.
————————-A worried woman went to her gynecologist and said:
‘Doctor, I have a serious problem and desperately need your help! My baby is not even 1 year old and I’m pregnant again. I don’t want kids so close together.’
So the doctor said: ‘Ok and what do you want me to do?’
She said: ‘I want you to end my pregnancy, and I’m counting on your help with this.’
The doctor thought for a little, and after some silence he said to the lady: ‘I think I have a better solution for your problem. It’s less dangerous for you too.’
She smiled, thinking that the doctor was going to accept her request.
Then he continued: ‘You see, in order for you not to have to take care of 2 babies at the same time, let’s kill the one in your arms. This way, you could rest some before the other one is born. If we’re going to kill one of them, it doesn’t matter which one it is. There would be no risk for your body if you chose the one in your arms.’
The lady was horrified and said: ‘No doctor! How terrible! It’s a crime to kill a child!’
‘I agree’, the doctor replied. ‘But you seemed to be OK with it, so I thought maybe that was the best solution.’
The doctor smiled, realizing that he had made his point.
He convinced the mom that there is no difference in killing a child that’s already been born and one that’s still in the womb. The crime is the same!
If this wasn’t a fake pro-life propaganda story that doctor would have their license pulled faster than you can say ‘The crime is the same!’
Here’s how I can flip it towards you:
You’re in an IVF clinic and it’s on fire, you can either save a 2 year old child or 2 frozen embryos.
Eagerly awaiting your reply.
Day 9 of White History Month: Keeping Social Movements White
“In an industry where the income gap between the skilled and unskilled was unusually large, many whites must have known that genuine equality for blacks, based on their ability and seniority, could impose an economic cost on them; it could mean giving up their privileged access to the skilled jobs, higher pay, and better, safer working environment that the wages of whiteness proffered”. - Bruce Nelson
Despite the relevance of many social movements to racism, you might notice that the faces of many social movements are white.
Feminism is often linked to Gloria Steinem, and in recent years, Jessica Valenti has been a feminist icon. Political movements outside of the mainstream (liberalism) are dominated by white men whether you’re looking at Occupy or anarchism. Even anti-racism is often connected to Tim Wise. In most cities, unions are overwhelmingly white. In many cases, social movements have even worsened conditions for people of color or worked against them. This is the legacy of long-standing racism and deliberate exclusion within social movements.
In the 1800’s, the abolitionist movement received a lot of support from white women, particularly white feminists and suffragists who were particularly active within the movement. Once slavery was abolished, however, many of these feminists turned away from civil rights for Black Americans and focused on voting rights for women. Some were bitter that Black people were free but that they were not able to vote.
They neglected Black women and the concerns of Black women, which resulted in racially segregated interests and organizations. Most white women instead began to fight for their right to be equal with white men, rather than face the issue of patriarchy or ally with women of color. Feminists publications focused on issues that primarily applied to white women, such as working outside of the home.
Contemporary feminists often focus on issues such as “slut-shaming”, while ignoring that many women of color are hypersexualized at birth. At “slutwalks”, women have carried signs that say “women is the n****r of the world”. When women of color call attention to issues of race, they are called divisive or called upon to educate white women. Many feminists completely ignore the reality of sexism for women of color.
From the beginning, the labor movement was built to be exclusionary. While labor activists may say that race was used against the working class, it was often a tool used by unions as well. Black Americans, Chinese Americans, Japanese Americans, and women were often excluded by definition. Chinese Americans were considered to be impossible to assimilate, and unions supported legislation that would restrict or ban their migration to the United States. In the North, many unions had membership restrictions that explicitly excluded Black Americans (and early on, “ethnic” European immigrants). Black Americans were depicted as strikebreakers (although in reality most strikebreakers were white) which unions used as justification to exclude them and their “slavelike behavior”.
When the CIO instituted race-conscious policies, some members referred to it as “Jim Crowism in reverse”. Unions were hesitant for support the promotion of union members of color. Even the relatively progressive CIO believed that race was subordinate to class, and Eugene Debs said that socialism has “nothing special to offer the Negro”. It eventually reverted to ignoring race and admitting that they had nothing to offer Black workers.
The issue of discrimination within and by unions was not addressed until Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, The individuals within the Bureau responsible were generally biased in favor of unions and they ignored many complaints that they received. They launched few investigations in response to the complaints received. The only repercussion of their investigations was notifying the unions of the violations. The unions, in turn, simply had to respond saying they were aware and would not do it again. Unions responded to the formation of this Bureau with the creation of new requirements, tests, and interviews that were meant to keep people of color out.
Today, people of color still face exclusion from unions and discrimination within unions. Construction unions have been and remain particularly hostile to Black Americans. In Philadelphia, many jobs are performed entirely by white men. In 2007, a noose was found on a union-only construction site. Intimidation and discrimination are still prevalent.
Regardless of whether it is anarchism, or Marxism, political movements (even outside of liberalism) are not particularly friendly to people of color. Marxists have long neglected intersectional analysis and have instead prioritized class and reduced race to a secondary issue. Marxism neglected to note the racialized nature of colonialism, slavery, and western Imperialism.
Today, people of color who attempted to take part in the Occupy movement were met with racial epithets and exclusion from leadership. Signs sometimes equated student loan debt to slavery, and even legendary leader Congressman John Lewis was not allowed to speak. White privilege was largely ignored, with white people co-opting the struggle of people of color while simultaneously being oblivious to the disproportionate poverty within communities of color. Similar experiences are faced by people of color who attempt to join anarchist communities.
But you’re not a slut?
You’re ALL of those, and every other name including being the mother of a dead child.
Oh please. Preaching and propaganda is getting through to no one but the people who already believe the same shitty things as you. All of your gender based insults and grabbing for shock value isn’t going to do anything.
Not to mention how totally inappropriate it is to equate someone who chooses to get an abortion to someone who has suffered the actual loss of their born child. It’s insulting to the person who lost their beloved and wanted BORN child.
If anyone has questions about abortion message me and let’s dispel some myths and lies. :) The real great thing about being pro-choice is it’s not a side shrouded in holier than thou ‘morality’ arguments it’s a side based in fact.
It’s hard not to get angry. I definitely do. If you don’t want to lose your cool maybe make a sign to hold up whenever you pass them. If they approach you just silently keep walking.
The constant battle of keeping my mouth shut
when my best friend states,
“i could never abort my baby”
when she can not even take care of herself.
There are a lot of resources out there to help her. There’s financial support, educational resources and lots of programs to help her get where she needs to be.
You should be supportive of your friend.
We both hyphenate with the other’s name. Seems like the most fair and I will never understand why people are so afraid of hyphens.