College student. Twenty. Georgia. Devout Christian. Pro-Choice and Pro-Voice. Working to create safe spaces for people to share their abortion stories and to erase the stigma and shame that surrounds abortion.

Posted on July 27 at 10:58 pm with 305 notes Reblog

pro-choice-or-no-voice:

Hello! I recently opened up a store on Zazzle.com called ProCh0ice!

The reason why I opened up this store because I wanted to start donating to abortions funds. Abortion funds are deeply important, they help pay for people’s abortions when they cannot afford them themselves. So I figured selling rad pro-choice products would be a great way to raise money for abortion funds and let people show their support!

All the proceeds I make will be going to this abortion fund! (Also, if anyone wants to make a specific product request, feel free to message us! Make sure to include: the quote you want, colors you want, what kind of product you want, shape of the graphic, and anything else you’d like to add!) - Paige


#i love my buttons #go buy something!!!!

Posted on July 27 at 8:05 pm with 184 notes Reblog

themidwifeisin:

More information from my wonderfully brilliant contributor Molly!!  This time it’s a rundown of the most important information about the Mirena IUD.

Check this post for more about the IUD insertion process.

Check this post for information about the non-hormonal Paragard IUD.



Posted on July 26 at 8:59 pm with 988 notes Reblog

themidwifeisin:

Get ready for an awesome birth control series of the basic, necessary facts for each method by Molly!  She has just agreed to help me out, and she’s already making the most useful, interesting posts!  I’m so lucky to have her.

Click here to learn more about the IUD insertion process.


#ParaGard #IUD #contraception

Posted on July 26 at 12:24 pm with 9 notes Reblog

#adoption

Posted on July 25 at 7:36 pm with 35 notes Reblog

What do clinics usually do with the embryo after an abortion? Also, do you know of any good clinics similar to Planned Parenthood that may be open to young volunteers/helpers? I'm 16 and looking for volunteer opportunities but all of the Planned Parenthoods in my area are a bit too far from me for something like that. Thank you!

from skelletonclique


themidwifeisin:

Embryos and fetuses that are terminated during abortions are first sent to the lab for assessment, and to make sure that the entire pregnancy (embryo/fetus, placenta, gestational sac, uterine lining) all were removed.  After that, the lab disposes of the rest of it as it does with all medical waste.  ”Medical waste” is “all waste materials generated at health care facilities, such as hospitals, clinics, physician’s offices, dental practices, blood banks, and veterinary hospitals/clinics, as well as medical research facilities and laboratories.”  It includes body parts, bodily fluids, needles, blood-soaked bandages, discarded surgical gloves, etc.

Most medical waste is incinerated at approved facilities, destroying bacteria and sharp needles or glass, making the resulting ash unidentifiable.  Potentially reusable waste (such as tools and instruments) can be sterilized and reused.  Liquid waste can be combined with approved chemicals to render it benign and then recycled through an appointed sewage system.

I don’t know where you live, so I can’t say necessarily, but there are a lot of great things to look into.  

Good luck!


#good info

Posted on July 25 at 5:39 pm with 5 notes Reblog

Going off your last answer, what do you think should and should-not be followed in the bible?

from Anonymous


Should: love, acceptance, compassion, kindness, helpfulness, and standing up for social justice.

Shouldn’t: That’s not really for me to decide, because everyone is different. Like, the Amish believe women should cover their hair, but that’s not something I do. Of course, my new favorite quote from someone is this: “Literalism has never been, is not, and never will be a theologically sound or intellectually honest approach to reading the Bible. World without end, Amen.

(Reminder that religious questions that don’t deal with abortion are preferred to be sent here).


#personal #Christianity

Posted on July 25 at 5:32 pm with 1,552 notes Reblog

justanothergoodgirlgonebad:

provoice:

Abortion is a good choice.

Adoption is a good choice.

Parenting is a good choice.

If you’re making the right decision for yourself, it’s a good choice.

Dumbest bullshit I’ve ever heard

I’ve heard and seen worse, honestly. Like today, my parents and I were driving through Cades Cove, and a group of people were out of their cars trying to pet a black bear cub. Ridiculous and completely unsafe for those people and the bear. Trusting people to make their own reproductive decisions is no where near that foolish.


#negative stigma #sigh

Posted on July 25 at 5:25 pm with 100 notes Reblog

I'm a genuinely-curious, agnostic pro-choicer. If the Bible explicitly said "abortion is wrong" numerous times, you would still support it (as many Christians do not follow the Bible to a tee), right?

from prochoicehumor


Yes, I would totally still support a person’s right to an abortion.

1 Timothy says that women shouldn’t braid their hair or wear pearls, but I had my hair braided last Friday and I wore pearls to church last Sunday. Oops? ;)


#abortion #prochoicehumor #christianity

Posted on July 25 at 5:15 pm with 29 notes Reblog

Can you get an abortion at an abortion clinic without the knowledge of your parents? My best friend thinks she might be pregnant and is terrified of her mother finding out. I've volunteered to take her to the closest clinic (an hour away) but she's 16, I'm almost 17, and I don't know much about these things considering I've never had sex and never bothered to research the topic.

from Anonymous


themidwifeisin:

It depends on where you live.

Check here for the rules for each state.

Some states there is no parental consent law, in which case it is perfectly legal for you to bring her and she’ll be able to make her own decision.

Some states require that you “notify” one or both parents - usually this requires a signature from them stating that they know it is happening.

Some states require parental consent, which means that one or both parents have to agree to the abortion.

In the situation that you can neither talk to your parents about it or get them to agree to it, you can ask for a Judicial Bypass.  You will go to court and explain to the judge why you need an abortion and why you cannot get parental consent.  If they agree they will rule that you do not need parental consent.  Contact your local clinic to ask if they have support for patients who might need a Judicial Bypass.  Find a Planned Parenthood here.

Your friend knows her family and her parents best, so she should trust her instincts, but I do want to say that a lot of parents will turn out to be much more understanding than you think.  It’s not necessarily a horrible thing for your parents to know that you are pregnant - Remember that 1 in 3 women (people with uteruses) will have an abortion by the time they turn 45.   Think about 3 moms - your mom, your friend’s mom, and one other friend’s mom and know that one of them has had an abortion herself.  Not only does telling one’s parents help one to get the abortion or health care that they desire, but it also opens up the conversation so that they can start to get the birth control or other support that they need.

Good luck to your friend!

If your friend wants to know what goes on during a judicial bypass, I have a few posts that might help:


#judicial bypass

Posted on July 25 at 5:12 pm with 10 notes Reblog

I live in the land of bible bashers a plenty (Ireland) and when I found out I was pregnant I knew I couldn't keep a child that I was forced into making. I went to the U.K. and I felt so much pain and shame. For years I thought it was because of the abortion itself; not the taboo surrounding it. I felt like a criminal because it never really felt like my decision. It felt like my country's decision, and my abuser's body. I wanted to thank you all for helping me see that. Wonderful blog x x

from Anonymous


oh-snap-pro-choice:

Thank you so much for sharing.
-Ash


#abortion story
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