A few months ago, an Ohio law deemed it illegal to abort a fetus during pregnancies of more than twenty weeks. The same month, they passed a “Heartbeat Bill” that would ban abortions in that state from the moment the heartbeat of a fetus can be detected — which usually occurs about six weeks into a pregnancy (before many women even know they’re pregnant). Gov. John Kasich vetoed the measure, but it was a close call.

Now, the people who voted to enact this, were, guess what?! Men!

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But that isn’t the only problem here….

In fact, a  majority of pro-Trump women were merely swayed by his promise to overturn Roe v. Wade.

I’ve never had an abortion. I attribute this mostly to luck, and partially to the access I’ve been privileged enough to have for birth control. That said, abortion stigma is a real thing. It’s pervasive AF and affects both those who have had abortions and those who have not. Caring about reproductive freedom is a fundamental right. Abortion is an everyday, common, rather mundane thing. It’s shameless, not weird by any means, and has been a procedure that humans have been partaking in for centuries. When we stigmatize abortion, we disallow common discourse to take place about it.

In this post, I will be giving you two lists.

The first will consist of FACTS about abortions as well as their sources.

And If that isn’t enough, I will be giving a list of things YOU can do to truly prove to me that you are indeed as pro-life as you say you are.

 

Here we go, buckle up!

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  1. Most abortions do not, I repeat- DO NOT take place past the 12 week mark. If they do, it is usually because of circumstances that would call for it. Read more about it here.
  2. At 8 weeks, the fetus is literally the size of a kidney bean. It cannot feel pain, it has not developed consciousness.  Read more about it here.
  3. Abortion death rate- .01% making it one of the safest procedures in medicine. In fact, Risk of dying during childbirth is 13% higher!
  4. 20 weeks + is when babies develop a neocortexes and the brain starts showing patterns of waking consciousness.  This is also what people refer to as “when person-hood begins.” Read more here.
  5. Almost 90% of abortions are within the first 12 weeks. These are done with a simple pill. No surgery, no dismemberment. Read more here.
  6. Late term abortions are very hard to get. They require the approval of two different doctors and only in cases of emergencies, are approved. Read more here.
  7. Rape. Sorry, don’t even need a source here. If a woman was raped, an abortion shouldn’t be hard to get nor should her rape be questioned whatsoever.
  8. Younger people getting pregnant – young people are five times more likely to die during childbirth and the baby itself has a 60% chance of dying if the young adult’s body is not ready for the pregnancy. Read more here.
  9. Abortion is a thing. It has always been a thing. It will always be a thing. Let it be safe for the women who need/want it for their well-being.

 

So let’s say these facts can’t convince you. Well, if you consider yourself Pro-Life, I’d like you to prove it. So here’s a list of things you can and quite frankly, MUST,  do to prove to me that you are indeed, Pro-Life:

  1. Make SURE your local schools are teaching comprehensive (and I mean, covering EVERYTHING!) sex-ed and that condoms AND birth control are easily and affordably accessible for E V E R Y O N E.
  2. Free cancer screenings and OBGYN services. Straight up.
  3. Minimum wage? Raise it. If you expect everyone who gets pregnant to be able to provide for their child, a minimum wage job some be more than enough.
  4. Paid family (mom AND dad) leave.
  5. The adoption process costs approximately $10,000.00 to merely kick off- you better be helping these families that want to adopt save up that money anyway you can.
  6. Support public schools- volunteer your time teaching, babysitting the kicks, feeding the kicks, etc.
  7. Volunteer your time at sanctuary cities housing children as well as their families coming from war zones, etc.
  8. (7 continued) One would assume you are very much pro-immigration.
  9. Recycling everything, riding your bike when you can, taking all necessary steps to save the planet from its ultimate climate-change-induced demise. Rising ocean levels have already displaced and killed many.
  10. Don’t get me started on Obamacare – You BETTER be all for it! After all, healthcare = life.

 

If you don’t do all of the above (and then some), then you can claim to be pro-life and come at me with your anti-choice rhetoric.

 If you’re not doing it, then you just want to control women.

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