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Pro-Choice and Pro-Voice

Posts tagged propaganda

Jun 22 '14
Jun 7 '14
abortstigma:

oregonrighttolife:

You can’t #AbortStigma when abortion HARMS so many. #1in3 #TakingBackTheDiscussion #LettsInspired #MyBodyMyChoice
Don’t forget about the Twitter storm tomorrow. Tell abortion advocates the truth about abortion and stand for the rights of ALL women—including those in the womb! 

Some pregnant people feel sad after their abortion, but this is usually only in the cases where the pregnant person has wanted a child, but needed an abortion for medical or financial reasons. However, to say that the majority or pregnant people feel regret and sadness after their abortion is incorrect. In fact, a 2013 study has shown that 90% of pregnant women reported feeling relief after their abortion (source: http://thinkprogress.org/health/2013/08/06/2418181/study-abortion-emotions/ )-asha

Why are they so determined to make sure people feel horrible? To plug their ears against the millions of people who are telling them the truth, and insist those people are wrong about their own lives?
This attempted takeover is really sad. Not pathetic-sad, just sad. There is so much they could learn, if they just listened. I hope they do someday.

abortstigma:

oregonrighttolife:

You can’t #AbortStigma when abortion HARMS so many. #1in3 #TakingBackTheDiscussion #LettsInspired #MyBodyMyChoice

Don’t forget about the Twitter storm tomorrow. Tell abortion advocates the truth about abortion and stand for the rights of ALL women—including those in the womb! 

Some pregnant people feel sad after their abortion, but this is usually only in the cases where the pregnant person has wanted a child, but needed an abortion for medical or financial reasons. However, to say that the majority or pregnant people feel regret and sadness after their abortion is incorrect. In fact, a 2013 study has shown that 90% of pregnant women reported feeling relief after their abortion (source: http://thinkprogress.org/health/2013/08/06/2418181/study-abortion-emotions/ )
-asha

Why are they so determined to make sure people feel horrible? To plug their ears against the millions of people who are telling them the truth, and insist those people are wrong about their own lives?

This attempted takeover is really sad. Not pathetic-sad, just sad. There is so much they could learn, if they just listened. I hope they do someday.

May 22 '14
"People spend millions of dollars to make you feel bad," Taft explains. "And when you feel bad enough, you stay quiet…and then it looks like the only people who are speaking are the women who regret their abortions."
May 16 '14

Here’s one thing I don’t get about all of these “pro-choice to pro-life” speakers

So one of the anti-abortion movement’s very favorite things is redemption narratives, right? Stories of abortion providers and clinic workers who, after years of doing the same work day in and day out, suddenly “saw the light” and became anti-abortion. Now they spend their days confessing their sins over and over, basically telling people that we’d all be pro-life, if we only really understood.

But here’s what confuses me. These confessions nearly always detail how the speaker used to lie to people for a living. Like performing abortions on people who weren’t pregnant, or manipulating people into believing abortion was their only option, or this new story of the sex ed-to-abortion conspiracy.

These people supposedly lied and manipulated people every day, and now that they’re part of the pro-life movement, we’re supposed to believe their every word?

I don’t buy it for a fucking second.

May 16 '14

I think the reason I’m so angry about the upcoming Gosnell movie is that it’s bound to perpetrate one of the nastiest, lowest anti-choice lies: that all abortion clinics are horrific butcher chambers.

It’s so despicable because even believing these lies, people still go. Even believing they’ll be mutilated with scissors and knives, assaulted with suction 29 times stronger than a vacuum, without anesthesia, surrounded by blood on the walls and dirty instruments, left sterile or traumatized, and shoved back out into the street without so much as a “goodbye,” they still seek abortions.

Abortion didn’t start with Roe v. Wade. People have always sought a way not to be pregnant, no matter the cost. Antis cry about the lasting trauma of abortion, never stopping to think their lies, their shaming, their manipulation, and their harassment and terrorism has a single thing to do with it.

May 2 '14

http://www.lifemattersoutreach.org/

^ I just now found the website and oh my goodness it’s kinda scary; check out the SELF Control tab - just, no. -_-

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I don’t even know where to start with that website. This is horrible. How can anybody think this is okay?

It would be funny if I didn’t think children and young people were reading these things and believing them. I just want to take all those poor kids by the hand and show them the wonders of Scarleteen and Bedsider and Planned Parenthood. They deserve so much better than this.

Apr 28 '14

legally-bitchtastic:

your-lies-ruin-lives:

abolishabortion:

Students for Life of America team members made sure to greet Planned Parenthood’s Big Pink Bus Tour (http://bit.ly/RmF66v) when it stopped in Richmond, VA yesterday. We held a 10 foot banner that listed the names of women who have been killed by legal abortion in the U.S., including Tonya Reaves (http://bit.ly/STcQfV), the woman killed this year by a Planned Parenthood in Chicago.

Before the rally even began, Planned Parenthood supporters were asking about the names listed. One of the main talking points that Planned Parenthood supporters use is, “we will never go back to back-alley abortions.” So what does one say when confronted with the list of 347 women who have died after abortion became legal? It was almost ironic when a woman carrying a coat hanger with “never go back” written on it came up to us stating that she refused to go back to the days when women died from abortions performed in alleyways. She ignored any statements we made about how she was looking at the names of women were killed while a legal abortion was taking place.

Tina Whittington, our Executive Vice President, explained to one woman, who tried to block our banner, how Planned Parenthood enables both the death of babies and women. The woman would not concede to the fact that while Planned Parenthood actually does some (albeit little) good for women, they do kill pre-born babies and women. The woman insisted that the little good the organization did was reason enough to overlook the deaths.

I came away from the event feeling empowered. We are on the side that is truly fighting for the lives of both women and babies while Planned Parenthood is busy trying to keep their right to kill.

While Students for Life of America fights for the lives of mothers and their pre-born babies, Planned Parenthood enables the death of both.

The complete list of women who have died from legal abortion, which experts estimate is much higher since many abortion deaths are never reported as such, can be found here:http://www.lifedynamics.com/Pro-life_Group/Pro-choice_Women/

So… where’s the list of the 650 pregnant people who have died a year in America, every year.. due to pregnancy and childbirth related complications? If you’re going to pretend death matters to you, you should probably get that info.. otherwise you look like you only care about the deaths of people did what you didn’t want them to do.. and not the ones who died doing what you want them to do. ;) 

The statistical likelihood of a woman going through serious complications due to a first trimester abortion (which is when 88% of abortions are preformed) is roughly 0.1%. The likelihood of dying is less that 0.01% That number does go up for later term abortions, however, such abortions are almost always preformed because the fetus is not viable and/or the mother’s life is in danger.

If you are going to ban a procedure due to a 0.1% complication rate, than let’s get on:

Kidney donation: 0.2%

Cesarean sections 0.24%

Colonoscopy: 0.35%

Liposuction: 0.7%

Tubal Ligation: 0.9%

Appendectomy (before rupturing): 3%

Gastric bypass (laparoscopic): 7%

Hysterectomy: 9%

Liver donation: 10%

Hysterectomy (abdominal) 10%

Liver transplant: 13%

Hysterectomy (vaginal): 13%

Kidney transplant: 14%

Gastric bypass (open incision): 14.5%

Skin graft: 15.6%

Appendectomy (after rupturing): 59%

Heart Transplant: 65%

Apr 28 '14

victorianaaa:

howtobeterrell:

shhlindsey:

literallysame:

what the fuck did I just watch

anti-abortion people are wild

just

wild

Lmao

holy shit

Randall Terry founded Operation Rescue and is so extreme, even most pro-lifers don’t like him.

Just some context.

(Source: stoicsilence)

Apr 24 '14

Common Lies Told By Crisis Pregnancy Centers

expose-cpcs:

Crisis pregnancy centers are sometimes called fake abortion clinics because of their tendency to locate themselves near real clinics and use deceptive names and advertising. Their real goal is to prevent clients from having an abortion, even if this means lying. These myths are perpetuated on CPC websites, advertisements, materials in the center, and in person.

1) Lie: Abortion causes breast cancer

Truth: Every reputable cancer institute and OB/GYN organization has said this is false and based on poor research. [source] [source]

2) Lie: Abortion causes infertility

Truth: While complications with abortion, just as with any other reproductive procedure, can have an effect on future fertility, abortion does not have a unique negative effect on fertility. [source] [source]

3) Lie: Abortion causes mental health problems

Truth: Sometimes referred to by anti-abortion activists as “Post-Abortion Syndrome” or “Post-Abortion Stress Syndrome,” these effects aren’t supported by the American Psychological Association or the American Psychiatric Association. [source] [source] [source]

4) Lie: Abortion is dangerous

Truth: Abortion is one of the safest medical procedures, with a risk of less than 0.05% of major complications that may need hospital care. The risk of death associated with abortion is 1/1,000,000 before 8 weeks and 1/29,000 at 16-20 weeks. [source]

5) Lie: Birth control and condoms don’t work

Truth: The effectiveness of birth control depends on how well it’s used. Condoms have a 98% effectiveness rate when used perfectly, but that goes down to 82% with “typical” use. Long-term methods, such as the IUD and implant, are over 99% effective.

Birth control works best when multiple methods are used together, such as consistently taking the birth control pill and using condoms, or having an IUD and using the pull-out method. [source] [source] [source]

6) Lie: Emergency contraception is abortion

Truth: Emergency contraception, also known as the “morning after pill” or by one brand’s name, Plan B, works primarily to stop the ovary from releasing an egg that can be fertilized by incoming sperm. This prevents a pregnancy from occurring in the first place, and EC will not work if a fertilized egg has already implanted in the uterus. There is no evidence to suggest that EC prevents a fertilized egg from implanting. [source] [source] [source] [source]

7) Lie: The abortion pill doesn’t work on ectopic pregnancies

Truth: This is a half-truth. The medication typically used in medication abortions, mifepristone, has no effect on an ectopic pregnancy. However, methotrexate is also sometimes used in medication abortions, either in pill or injection form, and it can treat an ectopic pregnancy. [source]

8) Lie: Embryos and fetuses can feel pain during an abortion

Truth: The current research finds that fetuses likely cannot perceive pain or distinguish it from touch until the third trimester of pregnancy. Nearly 99% of abortions happen before this point. [source] [source] [source]

Apr 22 '14

protego-et-servio:

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Well, there goes a wasted million dollars.

How many starving people could have been fed with that? How many healthcare bills could that have paid?  How many people could be housed with a million dollars?  How many pregnant people could’ve been helped with that money?

The pro-life movement would rather spend money on stigmatizing abortion, than actually helping born, suffering people.

#checkyourpriorities

I had really hoped this would be a good documentary on how illegal and unethical abortion providers thrive in certain communities. There are very clear reasons why patients went to Gosnell instead of the other safe clinics in Philadelphia, and they’re the same reasons people were maimed by butchers before Roe v. Wade, and the same reasons people get illegal abortions now. This is something everybody should care about, regardless of their beliefs.

It’s blatantly dishonest to compare Gosnell’s murders and mutilations with safe, legal abortion, and anybody who knows the first thing about abortion realizes that. Killing newborn babies isn’t even abortion to begin with, it’s infanticide. He was also performing extremely late-term “abortions,” which represent just 1.2% of abortions in the U.S. and are only performed because the fetus is dead or dying, or the pregnant person’s health or life is in danger.

Just disappointing all around.

Apr 18 '14

You can’t make this shit up

expose-cpcs:

From the Durango Pregnancy Center in Colorado:

It is important to remember that when you are in a sexual relationship with someone you are also having sex with whoever they have had sex with previously. For example: If you and your partner have each had sex with 5 other people you both have had sex with 31 (thirty-one) people. This number grows considerably with the increase of sexual partners (i.e. if you and your partner have been with 12 other partners you are literally having sex with over 4,000 people).

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Can someone do this math for me? Pro-life math and science were never my strengths.

(Screenshot for posterity, even though it’s tiny)

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This is by far one of my favorite things I’ve found on a crisis pregnancy center’s website.

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Apr 15 '14

youngmarxist:

So if we have to show women what the baby looks like in their womb and tell them how the process works before allowing them to get an abortion, does that mean we should teach our soldiers about the culture of the lands we’re invading, and explain to them that the people we want them to kill have families and feel pain, just like Americans?

Apr 14 '14

thebicker:

homohustle:

glowcloud:

whythatsbullshit:

misandry-mermaid:

protego-et-servio:

my-unashamedly-antiabortion-blog:

Survivors of the Abortion Holocaust

"We are going to lay down to join our dead brothers and sisters from the womb, rather than donate this time and effort into helping the sentient and suffering."

Again, none of you were at immediate risk to be aborted. You’re not survivors.

Also, don’t you fucking dare appropriate the word ‘holocaust’ for your own selfish, ignorant “activism” you disgusting, anti-Semitic, misogynistic garbagebags.

I have a real problem with people appropriating the words “holocaust”, “slavery”, “genocide”, things like that. It’s just so disrespectful to actual survivors. 

Also, lol, nice protest. I’m sure pregnant women everywhere are seeing this and thinking “Y’know what, these morons lying down on the ground in red sheets…maybe I should listen to them”

hopefully u can all just lay there and never get up again

Open the door

Get on the floor

Everybody join the scumbag corps

Why are pro-lifers such unbelievable failures at any form of activism or awareness? If they aren’t performing some meaningless gesture they’re appropriating terms that don’t belong to them. You all should be embarrassed 

Statistically speaking, a number of those lying on the ground will someday get (or have already had) an abortion. I hope they find the strength and support they will need. I can’t imagine how hard it must be when the reality of your life conflicts with your moral values, and I mean that sincerely.

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 6 '14
rcsolstice:

Wouldn’t want kids growing up knowing that fetuses don’t have right over their bodies now would we? Gotta brainwash them early 

They’re basically saying that if you don’t drill your dogma into them from infancy, they might observe the reality of the world and people around them, think critically and empathetically, and come to their own conclusions.
Sounds about right.

rcsolstice:

Wouldn’t want kids growing up knowing that fetuses don’t have right over their bodies now would we? Gotta brainwash them early 

They’re basically saying that if you don’t drill your dogma into them from infancy, they might observe the reality of the world and people around them, think critically and empathetically, and come to their own conclusions.

Sounds about right.

(Source: faithful-in-christ)