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So I noticed a few pro life blogs following me/liking some of my posts. People are free to share my blog as they please, and like everything I write, but I cannot stress enough that this is NOT pro-life blog. This is a pro women, pro choice, pro do whatever the hell makes you happy blog.
Adoption is an option, but not always the RIGHT option for every pregnant woman who doesn’t want to be pregnant. Adoption is not and never will be the alternative to pregnancy. It is an alternative to parenting and that’s it.
If I ever got pregnant before I was ready too again, despite having a very positive experience (mostly) with adoption, I would have an abortion. Adoption was the choice I made because, and if I’m being completely honest, it was the only option available to me at the time.
This is not and will never be a blog about condemning those who chose to have abortions, to scare girls into making an adoption plan instead of having an abortion.
So feel free to like my stuff, reblog my posts, but know what you are getting yourself into here. I am fiercely pro-women in the aspect I want every woman to be able to choose what they want to do with their bodies. I am pro choice purely because I don’t think anyone else has the right to tell someone how to live their lives. If someone wants to parent their child, great. If someone wants to make an adoption plan, great. If someone wants to have an abortion, great.
And if that’s not what you’re here for, please feel free to leave. Because I’m telling you the second that I see some anti-choice ‘pro-life’ bullshit reblogging my stuff, and taking it out of context, I will lose. my. shit. I’ve made other people delete their blogs over stuff like this.
Just a friendly warning :)
Just in case you stumble across my blog from seeing a post from a pro-choice blog and start trolling for shit to use for your propaganda filled, anti choice bullshit :) I don’t mind sharing my story and helping educate, but I will never condone someone using my words to take away someone else’s choice.
Thanks for celebrating the International Day of the Midwife with me! If you liked what you read today, here are some more online resources for midwives:
You can always check back on my #midwife tag for more updates!
If you or someone you know is carrying regret and grief of a past abortion, please invite them to visit AbortionMemorial.com where they can post a tribute to their unborn child and begin the healing process.
"This is a safe place for mothers, fathers, grandparents, and other family members to remember children who were lost to abortion. Share your story, thoughts, and prayers in words, pictures, or video. Abortion Memorial is a place to honor children lost in the womb, and provides a place for healing and encouragement."
I went through this website for 15 minutes trying to decide if I thought it was safe enough. Its clearly geared towards people who feel a sense of loss after abortion, but also seems like a place to post any message to a child/pregnancy/fetus etc. that is real for you. Many times I’ve offered to people to write a letter to their child/pregnancy/fetus etc if they are feeling any number of reactions, this is an online way of doing that. Enjoy.
We — and you! — did it!
WE SO TOTALLY DID IT!
We met the minimum goal we needed to to avoid a strike and having to shut down any of our services. A strike will now NOT be happening.
We can’t thank the 1,000+ of you enough who have given a donation to help us do this, and who have made it possible for all the young people who need and use our services to keep on using them without interruption. same goes for all of you who retweeted, reblogged, wrote appeals and invested your time and energy and heart into helping us do this. We appreciate all of you so much.
Better still? A generous donor who wants Scarleteen to have more than the minimum to work with, and do what they can to get us past surviving and into thriving, has offered up a $10,000 match for all donations given from April 15th to May 1st! So, anything you give now through May 1st will be matched, dollar for dollar, for up to $10,000 worth. If we can meet that whole match, that would shuttle us well out of our current crisis and into a better position financially than we have ever been. Thanks so much to everyone who has already given to support us; thanks to you in advance for your gift, too!
Please keep donating! Scarleteen does so much on so little - if they had more funding, just think of the possibilities!
Today, I blogged about doulas who work in all kinds of reproductive experiences. If you want to learn more about doulas and labor support, here are some blogs and people to follow:
Be sure to search for doula services and organizations in your area! There are too many to list here, so some of these are examples of local groups.
@BADPtweets (Bay Area Doula Project)
I’ve blogged about doulas before, so my #doula tag is full of more information posted before today!
I knew when I decided to blog about abortion rights activism that there was no way I could even begin to cover everything. So much affects access to abortion - income, location, race, sexuality, past experiences and trauma, family structure, stigma, education - there’s no end to what we can do to improve it!
If you want to know more about activism, get involved, or keep up with ongoing campaigns, here are some places to start:
I started this blog about a year ago and have since gained almost 430 followers. Many of you have had abortions, and we’ve talked, I see you like some of my posts, and I think of you all often. Others of you run Pro Choice blogs and were curious about my approach, you’ve reblogged my posts for the post abortive followers you know you have. Some of you are interested in Pro Voice, this blog makes you feel good, and you too believe post abortion support is crucial. Whatever the reason, thank you for choosing to keep these messages on your dashboard. Thank you for liking the personal experiences shared here, and offering your own support.
Everyone interested in reproductive justice should be following this person and learning about Pro Voice!
I hope you all enjoyed my day of clinic escort blogging! If you want to keep learning about escorting, here are some more resources.
JadenFitz (more escorting posts toward the first pages)
Find more pro-choice blogs here
Finally, join in the Abortion Chat tomorrow, February 18! Follow the hashtag #AbortionChat on Twitter to learn more about clinic escorting, protestors, and clinic access!
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