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Pro-Choice and Pro-Voice

Posts tagged ohio

Mar 24 '14
"We have women tell us they have gone to these [black market] sites and they used this [abortion] pill and nothing happened. They call anonymously and tell us this, because they know self-abortion is illegal so there is a danger in what they did."

Renee Chelian, head of Michigan’s Northland Family Center, which is now getting 30-50 Ohio patients a month, thanks to restrictive abortion laws in that state.

Admitting privileges are the new anti-abortion mode of attack. Hospitals, especially religious ones, are reluctant to offer them to abortion providers, fearing retaliation from anti-abortion protestors or citing a moral opposition to the procedure. Many new restrictions are purported to increase patient safety - even though a legal first-trimester abortion has a serious complication risk of just 0.05% - but are actually designed to shutter clinics and make safe, legal abortion inaccessible. We are now seeing what we knew would happen: People will go to extreme lengths to end a pregnancy they don’t want or can’t have, regardless of the legality of abortion.

Ohio’s Harsh Laws Are Forcing More Women to Cross State Lines to Get an Abortion

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Jul 1 '13

Not only does Ohio’s new budget more or less outlaw abortion, it also includes amendments to defund Planned Parenthood and cut funding to rape crisis centers

rabbleprochoice:

abaldwin360:

In addition, it re-directs state funds from comprehensive reproductive health facilities to faith-based “crisis pregnancy centers”.

Naturally.

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Jun 27 '13
"The bill also requires men who take the drugs to be continually “tested for heart problems, receive counseling about possible side effects and receive information about “pursuing celibacy as a viable lifestyle choice."
Jun 26 '13
Mar 21 '13
"Anyone can be outspoken about Steubenville after the fact. The question is: who will stand up when the next Jane Doe is attacked, without expectation of thanks or acclaim, at risk of derision and ostracism or worse, and speak out about all the other Steubenvilles that are still taking place, and will continue to until enough people say ‘stop’? Well, this is the moment. This is our test. Before another Jane Doe gets hurt, before more young rapists can tearfully claim they “didn’t know”, it’s on us all - men and boys and everyone who loves them - to stand and be counted."
Mar 19 '13

Tw: rape

misassandry:

feminishblog:

thefemcritique:

THE STEUBENVILLE RAPISTS ARE APPEALING THE DECISION OF THE TRIAL ON THE DEFENSE THAT THEIR BRAINS “AREN’T FULLY DEVELOPED ENOUGH” TO BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR THEIR ACTIONS. 

EXCUSE ME WHILE i SET EVERYTHING ON FIRE 

This is absolute filth for the most horrible of horrible reasons, but I wanted to add this less emotive (but equally disgusting) thought for consideration:

Imagine the fucking legal precedent this would set…

This CANNOT happen.

Literally my first thoughts were “holy shit the legal precedents….”

THIS IS WOULD GIVE FUTURE HIGH SCHOOL DATE RAPISTS A GET OUT OF JAIL FREE CARD

Their lawyers should be disbarred.

(Source: theatlanticwire.com)

Mar 19 '13
"I do feel sorry for these boys. And not only because they will be put in cages that will not make them any better. I also feel sorry that two 16-year-olds are capable of the things these boys have been found guilty of doing. That makes me deeply, deeply sad. ​That we have created a world in which, at just 16 years old, and even younger, boys can already hate girls this much. That they can already dehumanize and degrade them. That misogyny is so insidious and so effective as to make 16-year-old boys incapable of respecting this girl, of seeing her as a human being with the right to make her own choices, even when drunk, and the right to remain unviolated, even when passed out. I am sorry for these boys that, at 16, some of their humanity is already gone. The cruelty of kids is not new, and I guess it should not shock me, but this specifically gendered cruelty, at such extreme levels and at such a young age, is shocking to me. And I do feel very sorry for these boys.

Just not as sorry as I feel for the girl they raped."

Mia McKenzie, On Rape, Cages, and the Steubenville Verdict (via sugaryumyum)

I’m sorry that, when they go home, they will be coddled and comforted and cooed over by people who will reinforce the notion that they did nothing wrong. They will learn nothing, and they will do it again.

It’s irresistible to call for their permanent incarceration. Viciously, I would be happy if they never saw the light of day again. But that solves nothing - it doesn’t teach them or any other young men that young girls and women are human beings deserving of respect and humanity. It doesn’t lessen this brave girl’s trauma, or make her community realize what monsters they’ve been and rally to support her.

There have to be alternatives to imprisoning people, I just don’t know what they are. I’m going to be scouring McKenzie’s Resources page for more insight.

Nov 14 '12

The measure to defund Planned Parenthood will now advance to a floor vote in the Ohio House of Representatives.