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Pro-Choice and Pro-Voice

Posts tagged christianity

Apr 16 '14

Hurray for pro-choice Christians!

The Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas donated over $440,000 to Planned Parenthood South Texas this year, alongside other generous donations to dozens of healthcare providers. PP South Texas operates eight clinics in three cities, providing general and reproductive care and referrals for all genders.

Since Planned Parenthood has been excluded from Texas’ women’s health program funding, I’m sure this donation was very much appreciated. Bless pro-choice Christians!

Apr 14 '14

provoice:

I know I say this a lot, but I am so so happy to know that there are other religious voices who support choice. And I’m relieved to know that secular voices welcome us with open arms.

So many people are pro-choice not in spite of, but because of their faith, and it’s so inspiring to read their words. I’m not religious, but I truly admire work they do in their communities centering on their faith.

And honestly, what are the numbers? Almost 75% of abortion patients are Christian or otherwise religious. More abortions patients identify as religious than not! Clearly, there’s a huge need for spiritual support and connection.

Apr 12 '14
gehayi:

3ammicrosleeps:

kaiserlouis-philipv:

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"

How much money have you  wasted that could’ve gone to help struggling parents and pregnant women is the better question to ask.

Yeah if i was a struggling parent and I saw that “monument”, you know what I’d do? Break into that fucker and use the money to help my kid get a better life.
Clearly those “charitable” folks aren’t using it on kids that have actually been born.

A few facts that the OP neglected to mention.
a)  The glass box is on the grounds of the Mississippi Baptist Convention building—right across from the Mississippi state capitol. It was placed there deliberately to remind legislators that the Baptist Church—which is very powerful in the South—is staunchly anti-abortion.
b) This wasn’t created by regular people, charitable or otherwise. It was a deliberate and high-profile project of the Convention. Using the services of a construction company that worked free of charge, they erected the glass box in 2006, putting 47 MILLION pennies in it on the day that it opened, thus creating the illusion that many, many people had contributed.
c) Once $500K was collected—back in 2008, by the way, and the photo dates back to 2007—the money was then spent by the Convention, which invested it on a permanent endowment fund for anti-abortion causes, such as assisting with the operations of crisis pregnancy centers.
d) Almost all crisis pregnancy centers are church-sponsored and evangelical in nature.
e) Most crisis pregnancy centers have ties to evangelical maternity homes, adoption lawyers, and private adoption agencies. Any crisis that a woman coming to such a center might be facing would be irrelevant; for the purposes of the center and its affiliates, it is paramount that she have the baby. Babies, especially healthy white babies, are in high demand by would-be adoptive parents, and there is a very small supply.  There are horror stories about women who have been forced continue pregnancies and who have been forced to relinquish, most to evangelical families. Evangelical churches support and encourage this kind of thing. They figure that this way, they win twice over: they save lives AND they get to control how the next generation thinks. 
f) So, to recap.The Baptist Church underwrites the memorial (at least the first 47 million). The funds eventually go back to the Baptist Church, which invests them in businesses that will help produce more goods—babies—for other evangelical businesses, such as adoption agencies and adoption lawyers, AND that will create more religious and political support in the future.
This is NOT a memorial created by heartbroken people, OP. It’s big business. 

gehayi:

3ammicrosleeps:

kaiserlouis-philipv:

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"

How much money have you wasted that could’ve gone to help struggling parents and pregnant women is the better question to ask.

Yeah if i was a struggling parent and I saw that “monument”, you know what I’d do? Break into that fucker and use the money to help my kid get a better life.

Clearly those “charitable” folks aren’t using it on kids that have actually been born.

A few facts that the OP neglected to mention.

a)  The glass box is on the grounds of the Mississippi Baptist Convention building—right across from the Mississippi state capitol. It was placed there deliberately to remind legislators that the Baptist Church—which is very powerful in the South—is staunchly anti-abortion.

b) This wasn’t created by regular people, charitable or otherwise. It was a deliberate and high-profile project of the Convention. Using the services of a construction company that worked free of charge, they erected the glass box in 2006, putting 47 MILLION pennies in it on the day that it opened, thus creating the illusion that many, many people had contributed.

c) Once $500K was collected—back in 2008, by the way, and the photo dates back to 2007—the money was then spent by the Convention, which invested it on a permanent endowment fund for anti-abortion causes, such as assisting with the operations of crisis pregnancy centers.

d) Almost all crisis pregnancy centers are church-sponsored and evangelical in nature.

e) Most crisis pregnancy centers have ties to evangelical maternity homes, adoption lawyers, and private adoption agencies. Any crisis that a woman coming to such a center might be facing would be irrelevant; for the purposes of the center and its affiliates, it is paramount that she have the baby. Babies, especially healthy white babies, are in high demand by would-be adoptive parents, and there is a very small supply.  There are horror stories about women who have been forced continue pregnancies and who have been forced to relinquish, most to evangelical families. Evangelical churches support and encourage this kind of thing. They figure that this way, they win twice over: they save lives AND they get to control how the next generation thinks. 

f) So, to recap.The Baptist Church underwrites the memorial (at least the first 47 million). The funds eventually go back to the Baptist Church, which invests them in businesses that will help produce more goods—babies—for other evangelical businesses, such as adoption agencies and adoption lawyers, AND that will create more religious and political support in the future.

This is NOT a memorial created by heartbroken people, OP. It’s big business. 

Apr 7 '14
Apr 1 '14

What Catholics Talk About When We Talk About Reproductive Rights

forthecatholicgirls:

Recently, I talked with Catholics for Choice about reproductive rights activism. They sent me some information on the state of contraception and abortion among American Catholics. Just how many Catholics in the U.S. use birth control or support legal abortion? Check out some of these statistics:

  • 83 percent of sexually active Catholic women use a form of contraception that’s not approved by the Vatican.
  • Fewer than 2 percent of sexually active Catholic women use a birth control method that’s approved by the Vatican.
  • 69 percent of Catholic women have used the birth control pill, while nearly 90 percent have used condoms. 
  • In 2009, 63 percent of Catholics believed heath insurance plans should cover birth control. 
  • Nearly 70 percent of Catholics believe they don’t have a moral obligation to vote against a pro-choice political candidate. 
  • Almost 60 percent of Catholics support legal abortion in most cases, while 50 percent believe it should always be a decision made between a woman and her doctor. 
  • Nearly 90 percent of Catholics think abortion should be legal when a woman’s life is endangered, while more than 70 percent believe it should be legal when a pregnancy will cause long-term health risks and complications for the woman.

(source: Catholics for Choice, The Facts Tell the Story: Catholics and Choice)

Mar 29 '14
Mar 27 '14

WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES (explosions, bodies, injured people, violent language, self-harm in later videos)

Soldiers in the Army of God [part 1/7]

For anyone keeping count, the number is now eight murders, and the most recent clinic violence was the complete destruction of Susan Cahill’s clinic in Montana.

"Anybody who raises a weapon up against these people who are slaughtering these babies, before God and the entire world right now, I say, ‘You are doing God’s own work.’" - Bob Lokey, Army of God recruiter and convicted murderer

"If God told me to kill, I would kill."

Mar 26 '14
Mar 26 '14
Mar 15 '14
Mar 8 '14

Protestors outside the EMW Women’s Surgical Center in Louisville, KY

lepus1’s Instagram has more videos of what goes on outside the abortion clinic every Saturday morning. This is what patients have to go through to get legal medical care in the United States.

Fucking creepy, invasive assholes.

Mar 8 '14

To follow up on that last post, one of the sources I used in making my (sadly outdated) list of clinics in the US was an anti-abortion hit list. It won’t surprise you to learn they are quite thorough in outlining the location of just about every abortion provider on their website, complete with early-2000s gifs of dripping blood and shadowy images of Planned Parenthood’s logo over a concentration camp.

Pro-lifers say they don’t condone violence, but they know exactly what they’re doing. You can’t call people “cold-blooded baby killers,” “genocidal,” and “deathscorts,” hold gory, manipulated photos and tell grisly lies about the procedure, and label clinics “death camps” and “abortion mills” without expecting someone will take that next step. You can’t hold massive Christian “clinic sieges,” call prayer a weapon in your arsenal, glorify actual murderers,  and encourage people to scream hysterically at patients and clinic staff and expect your more…devoted followers to leave it at that.

The pro-life movement is rampant with misogyny, racism, militant religious extremism, and a martyr complex. It’s the perfect recipe for domestic terrorism. Pro-lifers are unwilling to face the truth about what they unleash on innocent people and until they do, their reputation is justly deserved.

Mar 8 '14

provoice:

The Pro-Life Action League is an anti-choice group that pledges to stop abortion “by any means necessary.” This includes posting the names, locations, and other personal information of people like Katie, a clinic escort.

Stand up against this group of domestic terrorists (because let’s be honest - they are domestic terrorists). I will not stand for their harassment.

Publishing faces and names is an intimidation tactic. The pro-life movement is infamous for its extremists galvanized by the violent, hateful rhetoric used by the movement as a whole. The Pro-Life Action League has put a target on Katie’s and two other activists’ backs, and don’t think they don’t know it.

"They gather all these people up, they fill them with hate and then they stand back when the least imbalanced among them does something; they stand back and say they didn’t have anything to do with it."

-Joan Armentrout, clinic administrator for murdered abortion provider Dr. Tiller

Mar 5 '14

unicorn-rainbow-farts asked:

I swear not all Christians are bad most of us are really cool.

pro-choice-or-no-voice:

bebinn:

What am I supposed to do with this information?

Of course not all Christians are bad, one of the mods on this blog, Emily, is a christian and she’s awesome! - Paige

I just feel like once I acknowledge that obviously not all Christians are “bad,” people take that to mean they get a pass for belonging to an organized religion that has done and continues to do incomprehensibly fucked up things, and even for taking part in those fucked up things. Sorry, but no. I’m not really interested in who’s a “cool” Christian when a not-insignificant number of them are bullying, colonizing, and oppressing people who do things they don’t like.

Like, take it up with them, not me.

Mar 5 '14
provoice:

provoice:

Today starts the 40 Days of Prayer to Keep Abortion Safe and Legal!
Check out Faith Aloud for more information. (You can also visit their Facebook page, which is listed as the source in the right hand corner).

The Lenten season begins today in the Christian church, and with it comes another 40 Days for Life.
But! The 40 Days of Prayer to Keep Abortion Safe and Legal is right there with it, so fear not! So far, it seems like Faith Aloud is using the same images from last time. If that’s the case, I’ll just be reblogging the ones already posted. (Obviously if it changes, I’ll post the new one).
*Also - I am aware that the language may not be inclusive. If I could change it to people, I absolutely would. I apologize for that!

provoice:

provoice:

Today starts the 40 Days of Prayer to Keep Abortion Safe and Legal!

Check out Faith Aloud for more information. (You can also visit their Facebook page, which is listed as the source in the right hand corner).

The Lenten season begins today in the Christian church, and with it comes another 40 Days for Life.

But! The 40 Days of Prayer to Keep Abortion Safe and Legal is right there with it, so fear not! So far, it seems like Faith Aloud is using the same images from last time. If that’s the case, I’ll just be reblogging the ones already posted. (Obviously if it changes, I’ll post the new one).

*Also - I am aware that the language may not be inclusive. If I could change it to people, I absolutely would. I apologize for that!