Abortion, adoption, and keeping are all valid choices. Adoption is an alternative to parenthood. Abortion is an alternative to pregnancy. Whatever choice is selected, it should be 100% chosen willingly by the person making the choice. No one else.
There are no “babies” involved in abortion.
“Planned Parenthood’s bottom line is numbers. And, with abortion as its primary money-maker, that means implementing a quota. I know this is true because I worked at one of their Texas clinics for 8 years, two as the clinic director… As a Planned Parenthood clinic manager, I was directed to double the number of abortions our clinic performed in order to drive up revenue. In keeping, Planned Parenthood headquarters recently issued a directive mandating that all of its affiliates provide abortions by 2013.”
- Abby Johnson
Abby Johnson is full of shit. How can abortion be a primary source of money for planned parenthood when it only makes up roughly 3% of their services?
This has been phrased very sneakily
‘Primary money maker’ not primary source of revenue
Primary service that makes money
Well, NO FUCKING DUH-
Because the rest of their services are overwhelmingly free
Abortion quotas my ass
They rely on the state for revenue
Sorry but yet again I have to chime in here.
If abortion accounts for 3% of their revenue, they wouldn’t be shutting down 41 centers where they can no longer legally perform abortions in Texas. NO ONE in their right mind shuts down a business for a 3% loss in income.
I won’t even get into how if a person goes in for a pap smear, counseling, birth control and an abortion, they argue that only 25% of their clients got an abortion even if that one person is their only client.
Fuck Planned Parenthood and their shady shit.
If it looks like a treasure, there are thousands of children in the United States right now who are waiting to be adopted because their parents didn’t want them. Oh but it’s so much easier to defend something that you are not responsible for. Hypocrites. They got you idiots hook, line and sinker. Practice what you preach, be like brad and angelina and go adopt a few kids.. That takes actual time and work though, not like standing outside of an abortion clinic being a cunt..
You presume I don’t plan on adopting. You assume that I don’t do other things. You are wrong.
If you plan to do those thing, then this obviously was not directed toward you…
To the idiot with the 3% income statement, it’s they do not make up 3% of the income, it’s 3% of their services that make a lot more money than their other ones. And PP is getting defunded and clinics shit down because abortion is what conservatives associate with it, or if they don’t they don’t want women to access the other resources they provide. In the end, it’s not about preserving life, it’s about controlling women’s sexual habits.
Let’s get a couple things straight here, since the majority of pro-life/anti-choice people seem to be 100% misinformed about certain things. Planned Parenthood abortion affiliates keep completely different books than the normal clinics. This is why it’s impossible to use government funds for abortion services (as per the Hyde Amendment). Normal clinics are being forced to close because of the enormous loss of state/federal funding that’s happening because of anti-choice legislation. Abortion affiliate clinics are being forced to close for different reasons, namely that they are being regulated out of operation.
I am the generation that refuses to return to the days of people being forced through pregnancy and deaths from botched abortions and people being forced to give birth (although they may have had intense phobias of it) and of people not even considering the circumstances other people might have.
I am the generation that is never going back.
I am the generation of empathy.
Often when trying to debate that human abortion is ethical and should remain legal, pro-choice advocates will resort to the use of logical fallacies in an attempt to make their point. One such fallacy is to draw an illusionary distinction between the term baby and the term zygote/embryo/fetus….
I will reblog this as a link so that my very short response will show up better against this torrent of mis-representation of facts.
Yes. A fetus can be called a baby. But that is colloquial term usually used by the parents. The reason one definition of a baby is a fetus is so that people looking up what the word baby means may realize that the person saying it may have been referring to their fetus as their baby.
That does not mean a fetus is actually the same as an infant.
To claim that a fetus is the same as an infant, is to claim that a child is the same thing as an adult, and that an elderly person is the same thing as a teenager, and that a toddler is the same thing as an adolescent.
Yes. They are all human. No, they are not all the same. They all have differences in mental capacity, physical ability, stamina, legal obligations, responsibilities, and societal requirements.
But a fetus is a distinct and separate stage of life from an infant. That is a fact and using colloquial or slang terms that may share the same meaning as other words does not help your case.
What cracks me up is that even if you pretend that OP isn’t full of shit, this would go both ways, so pro-lifers need to stop getting offended at pro-choicers referring to it as a fetus or embryo.
It is about women’s rights, idiot.
Who do you think is the one who’s pregnant? Who’s giving up their body for nine months?
Apparently not women. They have no right to their life, according to you.
Being pregnant is non synonymous with intentional killing. I am trying to stop the intentional, willful killing of human beings.
You really need to get your head out of the gutters and stop going this route. Even in a perfect world there would still be the need for abortion. ALWAYS. Shaming will do nothing. Passing out misinformation will do nothing.
Do you even know WHY they die when a woman* gets an abortion? It’s because SHE is their sole source of life. Not to bring this up again, since I really hate using this as a comparison - but that sounds a lot like a parasite. When you remove it from her body, IT DIES. She is not fucking obligated to give herself up for something that could very well injure her or even kill her when she doesn’t want to. If she has the option to get out of it, she may take it.
Do you actually think people LIKE abortion? Do you think that women* who go to get one are blissfully happy and so fucking ecstatic and giddy? WELL THEY’RE NOT. It’s a difficult decision, but often times it is the right choice for them.
If you actually wanted to stop abortion from happening, QUIT WHAT YOU’RE DOING. 60% of abortions were avoided in California a few years ago from proper sex education ALONE. Supporting that kind of thing as well as free birth control and condoms, instead of bullying and shaming, will actually be much much much more effective.
And you say that you care about women? HA. That makes me fucking laugh. You’re probably just about the most misogynistic person on Tumblr. I’m
surepositive there are tons of people who would agree.
Nothing you’re doing is helping. You’re putting a non sentient, non autonomous, unconscious, piece of tissue before the living, breathing, human being that it is living off of.
That is the very thing that pisses me off the most when people say shit like this. Evidently, the MOMENT a woman because pregnant, she is no longer a human being, but just a fucking vessel for the fetus developing inside her. Such bullshit.
Though the profile of the victim has changed over time, the idea remains the same. “All humans are not created equal." This twisted mindset remains a staple in the mind of those who would take advantage of the weak for their own, personal gain.
Until those who know what’s right decide to rise up and speak out, nothing will change.
Stand against dehumanization and discrimination. END HUMAN ABORTION.
Did you literally just compare the suffering of thousands of slaves to the non sentient fetuses that are made to cease development before they are even aware of their existence? Slaves suffered and were very aware of their terrible conditions. Fetuses do not suffer. When will anti abortion people stop shitting on slavery and Holocaust survivors in order to justify forcing pregnant peoples to suffer?
When they stop being racist.
Weird. We had a Planned Parenthood at my school a few times. They told us everything. And I do mean everything.
ever considered that the reason young people are pro-life are due to naivety, lack of proper education, being stuffed full with anti-choice proganda and lies, and the fact that they haven’t actually experienced life yet.
Many people turn pro-choice when faced with their own fertility, and have had their own children. Just a thought.
Seriously what world do you live in!? Because none of what you said is even accurate for this day and age!!
Really? What’s inaccurate? That most young people haven’t had a proper education? In 2009, a federal study found that 32 million adults in the USA — about one in seven — are saddled with such low literacy skills that it would be tough for them to read anything more challenging than a children’s picture book or to understand a medication’s side effects listed on a pill bottle.
That young people haven’t experienced life yet? As the vast majority of young people live at home, yes, it’s pretty much true. You don’t experience life until you’re out of school (including college!) and living on your own.
That most young people don’t have their own kids? As the average age at first child for both sexes is now in the late 20s, that’s obviously true.
It’s also beyond question that sex education in this country was basically wrecked by the Bush years, when abstinence-only was all the thing despite study after study proving conclusively that it does not work, has never worked, and only succeeds in making sure that young people know so little about contraception that the odds of an unplanned pregnancy go UP thanks to being told nothing but “don’t.”
As for this “pro-life” crap - it’s nothing of the sort. It’s a way to control women, especially working class women, by denying them the right to something that wealthy women will still be able to get…and if even someone as fanatically anti-abortion as Rick Santorum has no problem having his wife’s pregnancy terminated to save her life, then it’s pretty clear that the issue isn’t the fetus, it’s keeping the woman in line.
In some simple word: No