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Pro-Choice and Pro-Voice

Posts tagged florida

Mar 4 '14
ufvox:

It may be cold in Gainesville, but it’s HOT HOT HOT at the VOX table! Make sure you’re stocked up for a safe and sexy spring break by stopping by. We’re in turlington from now until three…but supplies are limited! Eat cupcakes, do a condom race, or even do our VOX limbo challenge!

VOX has chapters in colleges all across the country! Planned Parenthood’s page on it has been down for a while, but with a little sleuthing on their website, you can see if there’s one at your college. And if not…start one!

ufvox:

It may be cold in Gainesville, but it’s HOT HOT HOT at the VOX table! Make sure you’re stocked up for a safe and sexy spring break by stopping by. We’re in turlington from now until three…but supplies are limited! Eat cupcakes, do a condom race, or even do our VOX limbo challenge!

VOX has chapters in colleges all across the country! Planned Parenthood’s page on it has been down for a while, but with a little sleuthing on their website, you can see if there’s one at your college. And if not…start one!

Oct 31 '13

ATTENTION TUMBLR ARTISTS! Help an abortion clinic that was recently vandalized!

stfufauxminists:

Hey everyone! I’ve got a request to make of you talented folks out there on Tumblr. I’ve seen some of your work, and gosh golly it is awesome

Before I make my request, let me tell you a little bit about what I do. I blog here at STFU Fauxminists, obviously, but on weekends I’ve also been doing clinic escorting for a local abortion provider down here in Tampa, FL. 

Right before I started escorting at this clinic, they had recently bought really beautiful and welcoming banners to hang on their fences to maintain patient privacy and discourage the counter-protesters that they have outside their gates regularly from yelling at and harassing patients. 

Well, as many people know, vandalism at clinics is a huge problem and this is no exception. 

A couple of weeks ago someone took a knife to these banners. They are entirely unfixable. The clinic really doesn’t have the money to replace them, so now there’s just an ugly blue tarp on the fence to keep the anti-choicers’ bullshit at bay. 

So here’s where I got this neat idea that ya’ll can help me with. 

I want to surprise this clinic with a giant collage of pro-choice, pro-reproductive rights, pro-woman*, etc. art pieces from around Tumblr mounted on a more sturdy board. Obviously nothing is going to be impervious to vandalism, but I still think this would just be a great surprise for the wonderful women that work at this clinic who endure daily harassment and multiple instances of vandalism (just a few months ago they had to replace their entire video surveillance system because someone took a baseball bat to it). They have to deal with all of this on top of the ridiculous standards placed upon them by the Florida legislature, etc. These women are tough and they deserve some appreciation.

So I’m hoping to collect submissions of art from anyone who wants to make it. Whether you think you have talent or not. Whether you think your idea is good or not. I WANT YOUR AWESOME ART.

THE MORE THE BETTER. MULTIPLE PIECES. BIG PIECES. LITTLE PIECES. FANDOM RELATED IS FINE, TOO, AS LONG AS IT’S ALSO PRO-CHOICE THEMED. FUCKING STICK FIGURES ARE FINE. WRITE ME SOMETHING. POETRY. A LIMERICK. ANYTHING. EVEN JUST WORDS OF THANKS OR ENCOURAGEMENT.

JUST GIMME UR ART AND STUFF.

Then I’m gonna put them all together and I’ll put a picture of the finished product on my blog and if you like, I’ll link to your blog and promote you and your art! 

I know it’s not much that I have to offer, but yeah. Please please please contribute if you can. And if you don’t want to/can’t contribute a piece, please reblog this so others can see it!

You can either submit your pieces in my submit box here, e-mail them to me at STFUFauxminists@gmail.com, or message me for details on how to send them via snail mail. 

Thank you for reading this and hopefully reblogging. Thank you to all who plan to submit. I’ll be taking submissions until the end of November! 

*not just women, trans and non-binary inclusivity is also welcome!

What a sweet idea! Will you post pictures when it’s up?

Jun 17 '13

Governor Rick Scott on whether paid sick leave is a good idea:

rabbleprochoice:

think-progress:

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Florida’s governor just signed a bill BANNING paid sick leave.

You know, for as much as conservatives like to bible thump….

I’m pretty sure the Bible says a lot about helping the sick. Wasn’t that one of Jesus’s big points?

There’s one more reason I’m never moving to Florida.

May 28 '13
talesfromthebirthassistant:

(via Speedy delivery! – Boca Raton birth photographer | emilyrobinsonphoto)
Woman gives birth just in front of the hospital with her midwife catching. 

Chills.

talesfromthebirthassistant:

(via Speedy delivery! – Boca Raton birth photographer | emilyrobinsonphoto)

Woman gives birth just in front of the hospital with her midwife catching. 

Chills.

May 8 '13

Anonymous asked:

I'm 19 years old, and although there is only a 0.0001% chance right now that I'm pregnant, I still want to know what I can. If I wanted to get an abortion after having possibly gotten pregnant a month ago, and I live in Miami Florida, about how much would it cost? Also, if I walk into the clinic someday, can I get an abortion the same day? What if I can't go to the follow up appointment? How much does the cost increase every week? Sorry for all the questions!

The price will depend on how far along you are, and whether you decide to have a medication abortion or a surgical abortion. Fees also depend on your blood type, the kind of work done before the abortion, and the types of anesthesia and pain medication used. None of the 9 clinics in Miami list their fees online, though some clinic websites do.

So, what are your options now? You can always call a clinic and ask for an estimate, though they may not be able to tell you exactly until they know what I listed in the above paragraph. Each clinic will charge a little differently, so only they can tell you how much it increases per week. Planned Parenthood prices the abortion pill anywhere from $300-$800, and a first-trimester surgical abortion anywhere from $300-$950. Some clinics will lower the fees depending on your ability to pay, or work out a payment system. You can also look into state and national abortion funds, as well as individuals who’ve offered to help out on the Abortion Assistance Blog.

I haven’t heard of clinics providing abortions for walk-ins. Especially if they are targeted by protestors, they may have very specific times when a provider is in and available to do all the pre-operation work and testing. Even though abortion is generally a minor procedure, you will probably still have to make an appointment.

Follow-up appointments are EXTREMELY important, and you do not want to miss them. The staff need to make sure that you’re healing properly. If you’re not sure you can make it back to the clinic, talk with the staff and see if you can go in somewhere else. The risk of complications from first-trimester abortions is vanishingly low, but that doesn’t mean there are no risks, and I really can’t stress enough how crucial it is that you go to your follow-up appointment.

Hope that answers your questions!

Jul 3 '12

Help Someone Access a Safe Abortion

The lone abortion provider in Mississippi is in danger of being shut down in a little over a week. They are being flooded with calls from people desperate to get the health care they need before it’s too late. Already, many people in Mississippi must travel out of state to get a safe, legal abortion. This requires driving for hours, possibly staying overnight, and finding someone to take care of their children (61% of people who get abortions already have at least one child).

Now’s the time for that famous southern hospitality. Mississippians need help accessing abortion. They may not have transportation, a place to stay, or child care. If you can provide any of these things, even just a ride to the clinic or a couch to sleep on for a night, please contact the Abortion Assistance Blog. Here are some of the clinics people will be visiting:

Mississippi:

Jackson Women’s Health Organization

Alabama:

New Woman All Women Health Care, Birmingham

Planned Parenthood, Birmingham

Planned Parenthood, Mobile

Reproductive Health Services of Montgomery

West Alabama Women’s Center, Tuscaloosa

Arkansas:

Planned Parenthood, Fayetteville

Planned Parenthood, Little Rock

Little Rock Family Planning Services (only clinic that provides abortions after 8 weeks)

Florida:

All Women’s Health Center, Inc., Gainesville

Bread & Roses Women’s Health Center, Gainesville

North Florida Women’s Health & Counseling Service, Tallahassee

Louisiana:

Bossier City Medical Suite

Causeway Medical Clinic, Metairie, New Orleans

Hope Medical Group for Women, Shreveport

Tennessee:

Knoxville Center for Reproductive Health

Memphis Area Medical Center for Women

Memphis Center for Reproductive Health

Planned Parenthood of the Greater Memphis Region

Planned Parenthood, Knoxville

Planned Parenthood, Nashville

The Women’s Center, Nashville

Volunteer Women’s Medical Clinic, Knoxville

If you live near any of these clinics, or have a place to stay along the journey from Mississippi, you could be the one to help someone in need access a safe, legal abortion. Please contact the Abortion Assistance Blog, and make a difference in someone’s life.

Apr 24 '12
Apr 14 '12

Update on Forced Ultrasound Laws

rhrealitycheck:

Virginia is now the 8th state with forced ultrasounds before abortion. When it passed its law, it joined Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas

Texas has the harshest forced ultrasound law currently in effect. As Andrea Grimes reported,

“Texas has the most extreme law that’s being enforced right now,” says the Center For Reproductive Rights’ Julie Rikelman, the lead attorney on the CRR’s lawsuit filed against the Texas legislation. Despite the sympathetic leanings of a federal district judge who initially ruled on the case, the suit has more or less been stalled by a vehemently anti-choice Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, which denied the CRR’s requested injunction against enforcement last month.  Now, that means that all aspects of the law—mandated ultrasounds, 24-hour waiting periods, and forced speech—are now in full force in Texas.

Oklahoma’s forced ultrasound bill, which was similar to TX’s, was struck down by a federal court recently.

North Carolina, which also has passed a harsh TX-style forced ultrasound bill, is unable to enforce their law pending a court decision.

Pennsylvania’s forced ultrasound bill is officially kaput, at least for this year.

And, as Robin Marty reports, Iowa:

What is the difference between a traffic light camera and a mandatory trans-vaginal ultrasound?  One is a violation of privacy, according to Iowa legislators.

Can you guess which?

The Iowa legislature is considering banning traffic cameras due to “privacy concerns.”  And those who are arguing for the ban are the same who think all women should be forced to undergo forced ultrasounds prior to an abortion.

These laws will affect all those with the ability to become pregnant.

Mar 21 '12

This is DAY 44 of TEXAS HAVING MANDATORY TRANSVAGINAL ULTRASOUNDS before abortion

keepyourboehneroutofmyuterus:

While Texas is only state currently forcing people to undergo transvaginal ultrasounds, Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, AND VIRGINIA all have forced ultrasounds before an abortion. 

Oklahoma and North Carolina have passed similar laws to the one in Texas but they are not being enforced due to pending court decisions.

Guttmacher’s updated .pdf of what ultrasound laws are passed and in effect in which states.

Mar 7 '12
Feb 27 '12
prochoicejacksonville:

Sign from Genocide Awareness Project protest in Jacksonville

prochoicejacksonville:

Sign from Genocide Awareness Project protest in Jacksonville

Feb 25 '12
Jan 30 '12
prochoicejacksonville:

Please share far and wide! (note, the image provided is the mugshot from when Jordi was first processed. He may have long beard and longer hair)
Attention all clinics/escorts/etc. in FL: Be aware of this man! STEPHEN JOHN JORDI will be released from federal prison to a half-way house in Miami this February (the 12th). Jordi was incarcerated for pleading guilty to attempted arson of an abortion clinic, distributing information on how to manufacture an explosive device, possession of an unregistered silencer, and other numerous charges that imply dastardly abortion clinic terrorist deeds. Needless to say, we need to keep our eyes peeled and up our security in the southern Florida area, let alone the whole state.
The scariest part? The Army of God abortion terrorist organization has taken him under their wing, and definitely support him and his ways.
This was taken from their website:

(Stephen’s own brother and his church sold him out to the authorities. Another example not tell ANYONE; before, during or after,  if you are planning on taking action. Your family, pro-lifers and your  church ‘friends’ will sell you out in a heartbeat, thinking they are  doing God’s will.) Matthew 10:21 And the brother shall deliver up the brother to death, and  the father the child:and the children shall rise up against their  parents, and cause them to be put to death. 
http://www.armyofgod.com/StephenJordi.html

If you work at a clinic or know someone who does, I do suggest contact the FMN (Feminist Majority Network - http://www.feminist.org/rrights/ncapabout.asp) and getting on their list. They send out Regional Security Alerts whenever someone like the “gentleman” above is a potential threat and they are also available 24/7 via phone, to help if the police are, um, less than helpful.

prochoicejacksonville:

Please share far and wide! (note, the image provided is the mugshot from when Jordi was first processed. He may have long beard and longer hair)

Attention all clinics/escorts/etc. in FL: Be aware of this man! STEPHEN JOHN JORDI will be released from federal prison to a half-way house in Miami this February (the 12th). Jordi was incarcerated for pleading guilty to attempted arson of an abortion clinic, distributing information on how to manufacture an explosive device, possession of an unregistered silencer, and other numerous charges that imply dastardly abortion clinic terrorist deeds. Needless to say, we need to keep our eyes peeled and up our security in the southern Florida area, let alone the whole state.

The scariest part? The Army of God abortion terrorist organization has taken him under their wing, and definitely support him and his ways.

This was taken from their website:

(Stephen’s own brother and his church sold him out to the authorities. Another example not tell ANYONE; before, during or after, if you are planning on taking action. Your family, pro-lifers and your church ‘friends’ will sell you out in a heartbeat, thinking they are doing God’s will.)
Matthew 10:21 And the brother shall deliver up the brother to death, and the father the child:and the children shall rise up against their parents, and cause them to be put to death. 

http://www.armyofgod.com/StephenJordi.html

If you work at a clinic or know someone who does, I do suggest contact the FMN (Feminist Majority Network - http://www.feminist.org/rrights/ncapabout.asp) and getting on their list. They send out Regional Security Alerts whenever someone like the “gentleman” above is a potential threat and they are also available 24/7 via phone, to help if the police are, um, less than helpful.

Jan 6 '12
Jan 5 '12
stfuconservatives:

feministhistorian:

craftychristianmamma:

It’s sickening that they even give coupons.

It’s so sickening the Planned Parenthood helps people who could use 10 dollars off a doctors visit, birth control, STD testing, etc. We should all be appalled that they are willing to help people. /rolleyes

How disgusting that someone would help someone else pay for healthcare they possibly couldn’t otherwise afford. OH THE HUMANITY.

Nice! I didn’t know this was a thing.
This is for Planned Parenthood of Northern New England, serving Vermont, New Hampshire, and southern Maine. You can get the coupon online here.
Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida has a $10-off coupon for your first exam. Check to see if the one nearest you has any sweet deals! It’s usually on the Patient Resources page, if they have one.

stfuconservatives:

feministhistorian:

craftychristianmamma:

It’s sickening that they even give coupons.

It’s so sickening the Planned Parenthood helps people who could use 10 dollars off a doctors visit, birth control, STD testing, etc. We should all be appalled that they are willing to help people. /rolleyes

How disgusting that someone would help someone else pay for healthcare they possibly couldn’t otherwise afford. OH THE HUMANITY.

Nice! I didn’t know this was a thing.

This is for Planned Parenthood of Northern New England, serving Vermont, New Hampshire, and southern Maine. You can get the coupon online here.

Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida has a $10-off coupon for your first exam. Check to see if the one nearest you has any sweet deals! It’s usually on the Patient Resources page, if they have one.

(Source: reflections-of-shadows)