1. 11:30 8th Mar 2014

    Notes: 216

    Reblogged from livingtosave

    thehippieconservatarian:

    whenever I see vehemently pro aborts reblog things that are supposed to be inspirational like “you matter” and “everyone is valuable and worthy of respect and love” all I think is what they really think is “you matter (now but you didn’t matter then)” and “you are valuable (now but you were not always)” and its just like how does that mean anything when you have already put conditions on who deserves to live and who has value.

     
  2. 00:02

    Notes: 16

    Reblogged from triggerswithoutacompromise

    cyberpunk-fan asked: Also your statement "is a fetus not a human person?" You can call it a cabbage if you like, it's irrelevant to the issue of a woman being the sole factor in controlling her womb and deciding whether or not to carry a child to term. The whole "is it a person?" issue is entirely philosophical and tangential to the issue: the answer varies by culture and even individual, and it has nothing to do with the deciding factor.

    thehippieconservatarian:

    Im actually going to respond to this even though its been covered. I want it to be in the tag for sure (because Im kind of terrible at tagging everything) so people will stop asking this.

    1. Where did I say “is a fetus not a human person?” I would like to refer back to that. I usually refrain from using the word person in this debate because of this very thing so I would like to know when I said that.

    2. A fetus is a human and the reason its not irrelevant is because the fact that it is a human means abortion has ramifications that come with situations that involve a human life ending. It matters that its a human and not “a cabbage” it matters that its alive. It matters. They matter

    3. You managed, in the midst of a lot of garbage, to actually find one of the few real pro choice points in the debate which is something I agree with on some level. A woman should have control over her body. Now that can go several ways.
    “Her body” okay well what about the body within her body?
    -“well its dependent on her body so it still counts” okay well then you support her if she decides to keep the baby but smokes and drinks and does drugs while pregnant? What if at 22 weeks the child is aborted but alive? Do you support a woman that induces labor on a premature baby because she doesnt want to be pregnant but the baby is still viable outside of the womb? If not do you support abortions up until full term delivery? At any time in those nine months does it become an issue for you to support a womans sole right over her body? What about babies born alive? Do abortionists have a duty to preform life saving care on a child alive post abortion? Does it suddenly become a person at that point? And what about her choice to have sex? What about taking responsibility for that choice without violence?

    Now personhood. Again I usually don’t use that for this reason. It is absolutely alive and human but is it a person? You say it doesn’t matter because a woman should be able to do what ever she wants. I say it doesnt matter also but for me its because the living human deserves to keep living regardless of if you consider them a person or not. Same with the argument that they cant feel fear or pain. My answer is “so?”

    By person do you mean with a soul? Or sentience? The former being highly debatable and the latter coming into play later in the pregnancy. If you mean with a soul do you believe one becomes a person upon birth? Raising the question again do you support late term abortions? And the concept of a “soul” is debatable entirely so what makes a person ever worthy of life? Is it simply the ability to live physically independent of another person? Then again what about when a fetus is viable while in the womb? Is early induced labor okay? Or if you believe its sentience then is there a point during pregnancy that a fetus deserves protection as it becomes sentient?

    If you really mean that absolutely none of that matters at all and the woman should have the right to end the life of her offspring at any point during the pregnancy then I accept your opinion. I would still like to know where you saw me mention personhood and the answers to these questions.

    And on the subject of a woman having the right to her own body. That statement tells me you are speaking to the legality of abortion while as I have said many times takes a back seat to things such as the morality of abortion and the ignorance and culture that drives the prevalence of abortion. If you bothered to ask questions or read a bit you would understand that I dont wish to end abortion through force but rather through education and community building etc. you would also understand that legality does not in anyway equal morality so your focus on the law as the decider of what is right is irrelevant. I am yet to recieve answers to these questions that actually address the issue but I would be happy to have an actual discussion. Your submission leads me to believe that you are incapable of that but I will hold out hope.

    Still this and your submission are both completely ineffective arguments. This is irrelevant to the discussion of my personal views and your submission shows your lack of a grasp on the severity and depth of the issue and frankly makes you seem incredibly shallow and ignorant.

     
  3. 19:02 5th Mar 2014

    Notes: 17172

    Reblogged from andrearoxsox

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    revcleo:

erikawithac: thevitaes:


tw for vagueish description of, um. oh jeez how do i warn for this? ableist assaultish stuff?
sheikofthesheikah: jewlo:


As a person with severe and very frequent seizures, I am constantly in fear of other people’s lack of knowledge about my condition. There are a lot of epilepsy myths and whenever someone has a seizure, there is ALWAYS some self important douche that insists he/she knows what she is doing because they took a semester of nursing school in 1976. I have had seizures in public places many times (my seizures are almost daily) and I have had people try to stick dirty spoons in my mouth, their wallets, rolled up cloth napkins and all sorts of gross and dangerous things. I have had people start praying because they think I am possessed by the devil (seriously), and I have had people put me in their car and drive me to their home (which is terrifying, and sort of kidnap). 
One of the worst parts about having epilepsy in my opinion is having to trust other people, usually strangers, not just because I don’t trust strangers but also because I don’t feel ok about putting a responsibility in their hands that they did not sign on for. Because my seizures are almost daily, I am almost always accompanied by my husband or a friend or assistant who knows how to deal with my condition and has agreed to do so, but I can’t be watched 24 hours a day.
This evening, I went shopping with a friend who is a bit shy and not very assertive. (She is lovely, I adore her, but she is not used to people’s reactions when I have a seizure. She did not know that there is always that one self important douche in every crowd.) I had a seizure. Of course, that one self important douche was there - a man in his late 50’s who insisted on putting something in my mouth; in this case his wallet which had a metal closure and frame that covered most of it. My friend repeatedly asked him to stop and he did not. Unfortunately, my friend was not very assertive (not her fault, she is just sweet and shy) and the guy  pushed her out of the way and took over, even as she explained that you’re not supposed to do that with epileptics. He insisted that in the army in the 70’s, that’s the way it was done. My friend argued that this was not the army, nor the 70’s, but he would not listen and she kind of froze up.
The result is that I now have seven stitches in the side of my left cheek and a chipped front tooth, both caused by the man’s metal wallet cutting my face open. 
Please, if you know someone with a seizure disorder, take a few minutes to learn how to deal with a seizure. It isn’t complicated and your knowing and being ready and ok with helping will relieve a lot of fear. Please take the time to pass this on, as it could save someone’s life, or at least their face.

It’s also important to remember not to hold us down. Seizures look scary (I’ve never seen what I look like having one, but I’m very aware of what happens), but holding someone down while in status epilepticus is dangerous both to you and the fitting person. 
It’s far more safer to let us flail, drool everywhere and pee ourselves as is so flatteringly common, and then comfort us as we come around, explaining what happened to us.
Far too often I’ve come out of a seizure with someone who did first aid in 1980 putting their entire bodyweight on me. Let me tell you, it’s fucking terrifying. I’ve become aggressive when post-ictal, and once gave the first aid officer at my old work a job in the mouth when she wouldn’t get off me. 
Someone coming out of a seizure may be unpredictable. It is far safer for you, as the bystander, and the person fitting, to simply clear the area, make sure their head is protected and then wait for them to come out of it, at which point you can reassure them.


EXTREMELY important knowledge

    revcleo:

    erikawithac: thevitaes:

    tw for vagueish description of, um. oh jeez how do i warn for this? ableist assaultish stuff?

    sheikofthesheikah: jewlo:

    As a person with severe and very frequent seizures, I am constantly in fear of other people’s lack of knowledge about my condition. There are a lot of epilepsy myths and whenever someone has a seizure, there is ALWAYS some self important douche that insists he/she knows what she is doing because they took a semester of nursing school in 1976. I have had seizures in public places many times (my seizures are almost daily) and I have had people try to stick dirty spoons in my mouth, their wallets, rolled up cloth napkins and all sorts of gross and dangerous things. I have had people start praying because they think I am possessed by the devil (seriously), and I have had people put me in their car and drive me to their home (which is terrifying, and sort of kidnap). 

    One of the worst parts about having epilepsy in my opinion is having to trust other people, usually strangers, not just because I don’t trust strangers but also because I don’t feel ok about putting a responsibility in their hands that they did not sign on for. Because my seizures are almost daily, I am almost always accompanied by my husband or a friend or assistant who knows how to deal with my condition and has agreed to do so, but I can’t be watched 24 hours a day.

    This evening, I went shopping with a friend who is a bit shy and not very assertive. (She is lovely, I adore her, but she is not used to people’s reactions when I have a seizure. She did not know that there is always that one self important douche in every crowd.) I had a seizure. Of course, that one self important douche was there - a man in his late 50’s who insisted on putting something in my mouth; in this case his wallet which had a metal closure and frame that covered most of it. My friend repeatedly asked him to stop and he did not. Unfortunately, my friend was not very assertive (not her fault, she is just sweet and shy) and the guy  pushed her out of the way and took over, even as she explained that you’re not supposed to do that with epileptics. He insisted that in the army in the 70’s, that’s the way it was done. My friend argued that this was not the army, nor the 70’s, but he would not listen and she kind of froze up.

    The result is that I now have seven stitches in the side of my left cheek and a chipped front tooth, both caused by the man’s metal wallet cutting my face open. 

    Please, if you know someone with a seizure disorder, take a few minutes to learn how to deal with a seizure. It isn’t complicated and your knowing and being ready and ok with helping will relieve a lot of fear. Please take the time to pass this on, as it could save someone’s life, or at least their face.

    It’s also important to remember not to hold us down. Seizures look scary (I’ve never seen what I look like having one, but I’m very aware of what happens), but holding someone down while in status epilepticus is dangerous both to you and the fitting person. 

    It’s far more safer to let us flail, drool everywhere and pee ourselves as is so flatteringly common, and then comfort us as we come around, explaining what happened to us.

    Far too often I’ve come out of a seizure with someone who did first aid in 1980 putting their entire bodyweight on me. Let me tell you, it’s fucking terrifying. I’ve become aggressive when post-ictal, and once gave the first aid officer at my old work a job in the mouth when she wouldn’t get off me. 

    Someone coming out of a seizure may be unpredictable. It is far safer for you, as the bystander, and the person fitting, to simply clear the area, make sure their head is protected and then wait for them to come out of it, at which point you can reassure them.

    EXTREMELY important knowledge

     
  4. 17:31

    Notes: 59

    Reblogged from prolifeapologist

    glencocoabooty-deactivated20140 asked: A fetus isn't the same as a child. It's a possible child. It's also not your right to tell anyone how to live their lives or make them feel bad for it. Don't want an abortion? Don't get one. It's really that easy, you know.

    prolifeapologist:

    But it’s not that easy. “Don’t like rape? Don’t rape.” “Don’t like stealing? Don’t steal.” “Don’t like murder? Don’t murder.”

    I am not saying I don’t “like” abortion; I am saying it is wrong, the same you would say rape or stealing or murder is wrong. Abortion kills an innocent human. I am against killing innocent humans.

    If someone tries to kill their toddler and you tell them to stop, are you telling them how to live their life? Are you trying to make them feel bad about trying to kill their toddler? Who gave you that right? You are just trying to save the toddler’s life.

    I believe that humans at any stage of life deserve that same protection. God bless

     
  5. 16:03

    Notes: 635

    Reblogged from prolifeapologist

    prolifeapologist:

    Saying that you have to take responsibility for your actions is not “slut-shaming.” It’s asking you to be responsible. You chose to have sex, and a human was created. Privileges come with responsibilities.

     
  6. 14:31

    Notes: 235

    Reblogged from prolifeapologist

    I consider [the battle against abortion] to be part of the battle in favor of life from the moment of conception until a dignified, natural death. This includes care of the mother during pregnancy, the existence of laws to protect the mother postpartum, and the need to ensure that children receive enough food, as well as providing health care throughout the whole length of a life, taking good care of our grandparents, and not resorting to euthanasia. Nor should we perpetrate a kind of killing through insufficient food or a nonexistent or deficient education, which are ways of depriving a person of a full life. If there is a conception for us to respect, there is a life for us to care for.
    — #catholic #Pope Francis (as Cardinal Bergoglio), Pope Francis: His Life in His Own Words  (via myadventuresinoddity)
     
  7. 13:01

    Notes: 1171

    Reblogged from prolifeapologist

    prolifeapologist:

    I am not against abortion because I want to control women.

    I am not against abortion because I want to force women to give birth.

    I am not against abortion because I want to take away women’s choices.

    I am against abortion because I am against killing human beings. It is that simple. I am not forcing you to get pregnant, but if you do, I can’t let an innocent child be killed. It’s just so wrong.

    Killing an innocent human being should never be a matter of “choice.”

     
  8. 11:31

    Notes: 11740

    Reblogged from wonderfulsavior

    Anonymous asked: i just recently had an abortion over the weekend and it was great that i had access to it, without it my boyfriend and i would of had to drop out of college and ruin our lives but apparently abortion is sooo wrong when its not even a baby, its a parasite made of cells that have no feelings that is leaving my body, people like you make me sick‏

    jesusiwillfollowyou:

    alwaysabeautifullife:

    When I first read this post, I thought I would just delete it like the rest. I know your intentions were to cause me suffering, and if causing me suffering means you win, then I guess you have. To be honest, lying in this hospital bed, it is young women like you that I think about the most.

    I was once like you. I was once told that aborting my children was the answer to my life. I was once told that my boyfriend too would have to drop out of the University he attended, and I wouldn’t be able to attend the following year after I graduated from High School. The funny thing was, because of my son, my ex-boyfriend and I qualified for several grants and scholarships. In fact, I’m one of the few people I know that was able to go to school without taking out student loans. Which is probably why I’m a home owner at 26.

    I was once like you. “Its a clump of cells,” they told me. “Its a parasite,” they said. When scientifically speaking, that’s inaccurate. It is a fetus, or an unborn human being. I know a human becomes easier to kill once you label it something else. This is called dehumanization. You don’t need to dehumanize the unborn human being, you can just call it what it is; you aborted an underdeveloped human being.

    As I look into my sons eyes, I don’t see a parasite, or a clump of cells. I see a brown haired, fair skin, goofy 8 year old human being. I see a human being with the exact same body as the one they called a parasite when it was in my womb. His body grows a little more every year, and every year he gets stronger. “Mom, let me help you with that.” he says, as I struggle to carry bags into the house. “Mom, wait, I’ll get it for you,” he says, as he jumps in front of me to reach for the door to open it. His body is more developed, that’s for sure, but it it the same as it was when it was tiny and growing inside me.

    I was once like you. “It will ruin your life,” they said. “You’re a child yourself”, they said. That’s the strangest. As I lie in this hospital bed, at risk of death, I have no fear. I am 26 years old, and have absolutely nothing more that I could ask for to make me happier. If keeping my son ruined my life, then why do I have everything I want? Why am I so content with my short life, if it was ruined the day he was born? The love and happiness I have experienced in my short life, is enough to feel fulfilled, complete. My life is beautiful, and my children were the ones that made it that way.

    When I cry, my children burry their heads on my chest, wipe my tears with their tiny fingers. When I smile, they run to me, wrap their arms around me, lean back and giggle. What have they destroyed in my life besides all that was bitter, hateful and selfish? Besides all those awful parts of me they peeled away with their tenderness, and gentleness.

    I’m sorry that when you terminated your pregnancy, you felt nothing, and I’m afraid that is where we are different. I couldn’t bring myself to dehumanize the tiny human being inside my body, even though it was under developed, dependent and inconvenient. I felt. And I’m the one who feels for you now. I can feel the loss for your unborn human being.

    I know you assume I think I’m “better then you”. But it’s exactly the opposite. As I lay here in this bed, ready to give my life for the child inside of me right now, it isn’t just because its my child. It’s because it is a human being. I am willing to die for an underdeveloped, dependent and inconvenient human being, because that human is my equal. You are my equal, your child is my equal, and I don’t have it in me to view my life as more valuable then anyone else’s. I can’t use any reason to take an innocent human being, dehumanize it, and place it under me. And I don’t want to.

    I’m sorry that people like me make you sick, but I think if you really new me, you wouldn’t feel that way. Maybe if you knew me, you could see that my life is beautiful and wonderful just like yours, and just like every human being. I believe that your life is precious, and you were made for more love then you comprehend, and I’m so sorry you can’t see the value of life.

    Life is precious. It is a divine right, it is so precious that I would be willing to die if that is the cost for another to live.

    Months from now, I hope that you read this and I’m living with my new beautiful child, in my modest house, with the rest of my family, but if I’m not, I want you to remember that it made me happy to risk my life for another human being, and I would gladly do it even for someone who was sickened by me; I would even do it for you.

    Life is invaluable.

    Let’s all pray for both girls. For the anon, that her eyes be opened and for the young mother who gave a perfectly eloquent response, healing.

     
  9. Anonymous asked: I want you to know that you are great! Many people are afraid to speak the truth in this website because angry people beat them down with unfounded attacks! Rock on!

    Thank you so much! God bless :)

     
  10. 23:36

    Notes: 4

    Tags: AnonymousAnswered

    Anonymous asked: Hey! Im pro life and lately Ive been hearing a lot about the people who stand outside the clinics and protest. Its driving me crazy how mean some of us are being. Like, why are we video taping and screaming in their faces? I feel like that is the last thing we should be doing. The women walking into those clinics need love and help and financial support and everything. How do you feel about it? Like is it popular for pro lifers to actually do that or...? Idk sorry I was just upset about it..

    I completely agree with you. It’s the opposite of what we are supposed to be like, and it is also not what the majority of pro-lifers do. Unfortunately, it is portrayed as if that is the majority.

    I do think standing outside and praying and offering to talk is much, much better. We are to do everything in love.