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Sun Jun 21, 2015, 11:56 PM

'Pregnant, Parenting and Pro-Choice': Tumblr blog depicts mothers for reproductive freedom

BBC story here

From the article:

The blog was by a Washington Post profile detailing the disbelieving comments one abortion-rights advocate received on entering a Congressing hearing 36 weeks pregnant. (One anti-abortion advocate reportedly asked, "Is that real?".

The blog offers stories from mothers and pregnant women - some who work in abortion clinics, others who are mothers but had an abortion at some point in their lives, and others who simply identify with the pro-choice movement.

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Reply 'Pregnant, Parenting and Pro-Choice': Tumblr blog depicts mothers for reproductive freedom (Original post)
shenmue Jun 2015 OP
mercuryblues Jun 2015 #1
mopinko Jun 2015 #2
gollygee Jun 2015 #3
ismnotwasm Jun 2015 #4

Response to shenmue (Original post)

Mon Jun 22, 2015, 07:47 AM

1. All about forcing

"We're forced to personalise it because everything about our bodies is contested, including our reproductive decisions and choices," Jacobson said.



Women should not be forced to disclose their medical history to anyone except their DR. But eh, forcing women to do things is all about feeling superior to them. Forcing women pay for the rights they are allowed.

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Response to shenmue (Original post)

Mon Jun 22, 2015, 10:01 AM

2. i never had an abortion. i have 5 kids. but

knowing that i had the choice to continue a couple of those pregnancies or not meant that i was not a slave.
choice is important, no matter which choice you make.

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Response to shenmue (Original post)

Mon Jun 22, 2015, 10:41 AM

3. Some people do think you can't have a baby and be pro-choice

I was at a new mothers' support group after my first baby was born, and someone there made some stupid comment about abortion and followed it with, "Of course we're all pro-life here, I mean we all have babies!" We had a long, and somewhat unpleasant conversation after that. It was weird how she made that assumption and just couldn't understand how someone very pro-choice would have a baby.

Then there's some stupid bumper sticker about "aren't you glad your mom was pro-life?" My mom is one of the most pro-choice people on this planet. I have to roll my eyes at that.

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Response to gollygee (Reply #3)

Mon Jun 22, 2015, 05:14 PM

4. I had two kids by the age of twenty

You bet I've had an abortion!

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