Fetus is Not Like a Toenailvia Pro-Life Humanists
The Toenail that Became a Human Being
Once upon a time there was a toenail that grew on a woman and magically developed eyes, ears, arms and legs until nine months later it fell off and became a little girl. And that’s comparable to the way babies are made. Apparently.
Ok, so that wasn’t quite what my friendly twitter comrade said to me this morning, but it may as well have been. A toenail, as I understand her claim, is analogous to a fetus growing inside a woman. Just as the woman is justified in cutting off an unwanted toenail, so she is perfectly justified in cutting off a fetus who is just as much a part of her. “My body my toenail.”
To some degree, I agree with my twitter friend. That’s why I believe the question of the nature of the fetus has utmost relevance when discussing matters like abortion. After all, there’s no discussion needed if the fetus is not a human being. W
Why back-ally abortions are a bullshit argumentThat's right bitches, I'm going there. I haven't posted a journal on a controversial topic in a while, so I figured it's about time to cause trouble again. ;DWhy back-ally abortions are a bullshit argument10 months ago in Personal Journal More Like This
Anyways, regardless of what side you're on, you've all heard this argument at least ONCE I'm sure: That abortion should be kept legal to keep the number of back-alley abortions down. After doing a little research, I've discovered that what a lot of the "facts" that people know about back-alley abortions are a load of bull. There's more common misconception than anything. Being the little trouble-maker I am, I'm going to break them all down for you and explain why they're a load of horseshit. :3
Misconception #1: Illegal abortions were done in unsanitary alley-ways by fake doctors.
Sorry but, that's not how it was at all. Actually, before it was legalized, about 90% of illegal abortions were performed by licensed physicians. The term "back-alley" didn't refer to abortions literally being performed right there in an a
Rape Doesn't Define Who I Amvia Live Action NewsRape Doesn't Define Who I Am4 months ago in Personal More Like This
My birthfather is a rapist, but that doesn’t define me
As a firefighter and medic, I’ve pretty much seen it all. Seeing these emergencies and catastrophes in the field brings emotions also. But the biggest emotional roller coaster of my life came when I heard that I was conceived during a despicable act.
I never thought I would hear the words “conceived in rape” when I reconnected with my birthmother a few years ago. Sitting in her living room and holding my husband’s hand, we heard the horrible details of a dark night back in 1972.
My birthmother was 17 years old. She was leaving a steakhouse when she agreed to a ride with a man and his friend. This man didn’t take her home, but rather took her to a dark road a few miles outside town and violently raped her. Afterwards, he left her to find her own way home. Bloodied and hurting, she walked home and went to her room and cried. This night was the start of my birthmother
Pro-Abort Screamed at 11 Yrs Old Girl11-yr-old pro-life girl brought to tears by pro-abortion activists outside DNC ConventionPro-Abort Screamed at 11 Yrs Old Girl1 year ago in Personal More Like This
September 4, 2012 (StandTrue.com) - I want you to meet my friend and fellow abortion abolitionist, 11-year-old Zoe Griffin. In a world when grown adults ignore, deny or just don’t care about the abortion holocaust that has claimed over 55 million of Zoe’s generation, she is willing to take a stand no matter what people think. Zoe joined her mother and friends to lay thousands of roses outside the site of the Democratic convention and pray for the babies, the politicians and this generation.
While Zoe was praying, pro-abortion activists who claim to stand up for women began to belittle and scream at Zoe for her stand for life. What is so sad is that one of the women who did this to Zoe, Sunsara Taylor, is a well know anti-porn activist who claims to be against the degradation of women. I guess just not 11-year-olds who believe that women should not be de
Who is Worthy?Often times you hear Pro-Life advocates use reasoning like this to speak against abortion:Who is Worthy?3 months ago in Philosophical More Like This
"That child could have been a doctor or discovered the cure to cancer!"
"How do you know that child couldn't have been an important person? Like a teacher or scientist?"
And lately, I've been hearing some Pro-Choice folks saying things like this:
"Oh come one, the fetus could be a murderer too."
"More than likely the thing won't be anyone important, so who cares?"
I have heard much worse things, but I won't repeat them here.
However, these phrases and points being said is disturbing to me. Obviously, it is true you are potentially killing a future chef, scientist, parent, etc when you have an abortion. Did you know Steve Jobs himself was an unexpected pregnancy, and what would be called an "inconvenience"? Instead, he was set up for adoption by his mother, and he was very grateful for that. And he isn't the only example!
But what bothers me is that say
Teen Moms Need Support, Not Slamvia Policy MicTeen Moms Need Support, Not Slam7 months ago in Personal More Like This
Teen Moms Are Not Doomed, So Stop Treating Them Like a Punchline
It’s Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month, and young parents are on my mind. There’s my 34-year-old cousin who watched with pride last week as her 18-year-old daughter graduated. There’s my former student who was a junior in high school when she found out she was pregnant. Now she has a 7-year-old son and a B.A. from Ohio State University. She’s studying for the GRE.
I know of other success stories, but much of the teen pregnancy prevention messaging would have us believe these families don’t exist. Sure, it's not all rosy, and these young women relied on supportive adults along the way. But no one needs to figure my student’s son into calculations projecting how many prison or group home beds the state of Ohio should plan to have on hand. No one should have assumed that my cousin’s daughter would drop out of high school. And I don’t trust claims that the OS
The Study of Fetal Psychology and BehaviorA woman’s womb is a private and mysterious cocoon, a place shared from a mother to her offspring. To some men and women it may seem like an automatic process, a way of producing a new life. To some others it’s something short of mere inconvenience and nowhere close to a “miracle”. Regardless of the modern science and technology we have today to help us understand what goes on inside this strange part of humanity’s life point, people still believe that a baby is only active once it is out into the world. In reality there is so much happening we just can’t see with our eyes alone. In only a brief span of years, science and technology has unlocked secrets and discoveries of a baby’s nine-month journey that could change perspectives and inspire us to formulate a new viewpoint about both unborn and newborn fetuses. However, the old view that unborn babies have always been inactive and nothing short of insignificant growing clump of humanThe Study of Fetal Psychology and Behavior6 months ago in Academic Essays More Like This
A Fetus Sends Stem Cells to Repair Mom's Organvia Circulation ResearchA Fetus Sends Stem Cells to Repair Mom's Organ1 month ago in Personal More Like This
Fetal Cells Traffic to Injured Maternal Myocardium and Undergo Cardiac Differentiation
[...] Methods and Results: We report that fetal cells selectively home to injured maternal hearts and undergo differentiation into diverse cardiac lineages. Using enhanced green fluorescent protein (eGFP)-tagged fetuses, we demonstrate engraftment of multipotent fetal cells in injury zones of maternal hearts. In vivo, eGFP+ fetal cells form endothelial cells, smooth muscle cells, and cardiomyocytes. In vitro, fetal cells isolated from maternal hearts recapitulate these differentiation pathways, additionally forming vascular tubes and beating cardiomyocytes in a fusion-independent manner; ≈40% of fetal cells in the maternal heart express Caudal-related homeobox2 (Cdx2), previously associated with trophoblast stem cells, thought to solely form placenta. [...]
Attacks on March for Babies in Australianvia Life Site NewsAttacks on March for Babies in Australian2 months ago in Personal More Like This
Australian March for Babies turns violent: U.S. pro-life activists, MPs assaulted by pro-abort mob
Bryan Kemper sits on the ground praying while waiting for the police to clear a path for the pro-life march get past the mob of pro-abortion counter-protesters. According to Kemper, the police took no steps to help the pro-life activists, or protect them from violent pro-aborts.
MELBOURNE, Australia, Oct. 12 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – American pro-life activist Bryan Kemper says he is bruised and sore, but recovering, after a mob of pro-abortion counter-protesters attacked him and his team of pro-life activists during the March for the Babies in Melbourne, Australia.
Kemper, the founder of Prolife Stand True Ministries, told LifeSiteNews.com today that he was thrown to the ground and repeatedly kicked. Several other members of his team were also roughed up.
Pro-life Victoria Member of Parliament Bernie Finn also told the press that he was “belted in th
The Health Risks of Homosexuality HomosexualsThe Health Risks of Homosexuality1 year ago in Academic Essays More Like This
-are 50% more likely to suffer from depression (study done in the UK)
-are twice as likely to commit suicide
-live on average 24 years less than heterosexuals A (published in International Journal of Epidemiology)
-have 78% of their relationships lasting less than 3 years (study published in Homosexualities: A Study of Diversity Among Men and Women)
-are ranked as less happy than heterosexuals by the American Psychiatrist Association B (study published in Sexual Survey Number 4: Current Thinking on Homosexuality, Medical Aspects of Human Sexuality)
-pursue more counseling. 75% of lesbians reported seeking counseling in a study in 2000 (published in the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology , National Lesbian Health Care Survey: Implications for Mental Health Care, and cited in Health Implications Associated with Homosexuality)
-are more likely to have domestic violence issues (among gay men) (publi
So... What are you?((Before anyone blows me up, this is not mainly about supporting my beliefs, but telling everyone to chose what they think is right, and to not just pick a side because it "best matches them." Morals are yours to keep, and you don't have to fit exactly into any of these categories.))So... What are you?3 months ago in Personal More Like This
What am I? What is my stance?
I would be a Republican,
but I support less spending.
I would be a Democrat,
but I believe in equal taxation and am for lax gun control.
I would be Conservative,
but I support legalizing gay marriage.
I would be Liberal,
but I support the death penalty.
I would be Feminist,
but I'm anti-abortion.
I would be anti-government,
but I don't want chaos.
No matter which of these "clubs" I try to fit into, they always kick me out.
So I stand alone, by myself, and decide not to be a part of any of it.
I can do without a label, what matters are my beliefs.
Same goes for everyone else.
Don't alter your beliefs just to fit into some category.
Believe what you think is right, not w
Abortion in American Sign Language (ASL)This tonight, I notice a few pro-life pages on FB: The Abortion "Sign" For The Deaf: A Two-Second Video Tells A Thousand Words.Abortion in American Sign Language (ASL)5 months ago in Personal More Like This
I want to explain something about the ASL word for abortion.
Yes, yes... it's true that some Deaf people sign that way. But, it's really depend on where Deaf people live in a region or state. Those signs are like voice accents, so I sign just different from others. Here's what I mostly sign: http://www.aslpro.com/cgi-bin/aslpro/aslpro.cgi
First, select "A", and then, select "abort". You'll see how the man sign "abortion".
Also, there is an another similar sign for abortion, which I am still not able to find. It's just like you remove the baby off of your womb. From those sites, see above-- to use the same sign you already see-- to close your hand and to touch on your belly with your fist hand, move your hand while your fingers spread out as if you throw something. I'm no
Refuses to Kill the Baby with Birth Defectsvia SF Gate BlogRefuses to Kill the Baby with Birth Defects4 months ago in Personal More Like This
Surrogate mom refuses to abort fetus with birth defects
When a Connecticut couple learned their surrogate mother was carrying a fetus with developmental disabilities, they offered her $10,000 to have an abortion, reported CNN.
Crystal Kelley, 29, demanded $15,000 to undergo a procedure that she claimed went against her religious beliefs.
The unnamed couple refused and a legal battle over the surrogacy contract and the child’s fate followed.
In August 2011, Kelley had signed an official contract with a surrogacy agency saying that she’d agree to abort if the fetus had a severe abnormality. Now she was carrying a disabled child, but she didn’t want to honor the agreement.
Determined to give the fetus a chance at life, Kelley fled Connecticut for Michigan, where under state law the surrogacy contract would be disregarded and she would be recognized as the legal guardian.
What's a Few Dead Women Between ...via RealChoiceWhat's a Few Dead Women Between ...7 months ago in Personal More Like This
I get angry every time the Democrats do this -- and they do it on a regular basis -- but it's in particularly poor taste to do this so soon after the Kermit Gosnell trial. They're attacking prolife pregnancy centers again.
Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.), has sponsored the so-called "Stop Deceptive Advertising for Women's Services Act" (H.R. 2030), designed to protect women "at an extremely vulnerable time in their lives" from prolifers who might offer them food, shelter, medical care, and friendship instead of selling them an abortion.
Jessica Arons Calls Abortion Survivors a Mythvia Secular Pro-LifeJessica Arons Calls Abortion Survivors a Myth7 months ago in Personal More Like This
I am not a myth
"This idea of an infant being born alive in the process of a botched abortion and people not making efforts to resuscitate -- I think that's a myth they like to propagate. It's just not something that really happens." So said Jessica Arons, an abortion advocate at the Center for American Progress, in Sunday's CNN piece on Kermit Gosnell.
The next day, Gosnell was convicted of three counts of murder in the deaths of born-alive infants at his "clinic."
Abortion survivor Melissa Ohden
“The type of abortion where an infant would be delivered, those only happen in hospital settings and they’re incredibly rare,” Arons said. I’ve heard statements like those of Ms. Arons from the abortion industry and their supporters more often than I can count. I’ve also received her statement in the form of a question, by people around the world, more times than I can count. “Late term abortions only happen in hospitals a
Abortion Groups Don't Care - Women's Health (Edit)Edit: Apparently, Facebook tried to censor the images shown in the article below by removing them from the Women on Web facebook page, and pro-choice activists were none too happy about it, questioning whether or not Facbook "has an anti-choice agenda" (because you clearly need an "agenda" to want to make sure women don't take dangerous medicine to abort and lie to doctors and pharmacists about it). Read the full story here: http://www.rhrealitycheck.org/article/2011/12/30/facebook-censors-information-on-misoprostol Facebook later put the images back up, claiming the removal of said images was an "error", but whether that's true is anyone's guess, since they didn't give any clear reason other than that.Abortion Groups Don't Care - Women's Health (Edit)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Abortion advocacy groups have always stated that they fight for women's rights and women's health the world over. They sometimes put a lot of emphasis on "health", but not Women on Waves (among others). They will give you instructions on how to lie about
Pre-Born Children's Spirits and Songsvia The God Molecule, TumblrPre-Born Children's Spirits and Songs7 months ago in Personal More Like This
here is a tribe in Africa where the birth date of a child is counted not from when they were born, nor from when they are conceived but from the day that the child was a thought in its mother’s mind. And when a woman decides that she will have a child, she goes off and sits under a tree, by herself, and she listens until she can hear the song of the child that wants to come. And after she’s heard the song of this child, she comes back to the man who will be the child’s father, and teaches it to him. And then, when they make love to physically conceive the child, some of that time they sing the song of the child, as a way to invite it.
And then, when the mother is pregnant, the mother teaches that child’s song to the midwives and the old women of the village, so that when the child is born, the old women and the people around her sing the child’s song to welcome it. And then, as the child grows up, the other villagers are taught
BIG movement in Pro-Life Development!http://www.deviantart.com/users/outgoing?http://liveaction.org/blog/how-some-kids-with-a-van-are-changing-the-pro-life-movement/BIG movement in Pro-Life Development!6 months ago in Personal More Like This
I just found this on facebook and I have to share it! It is an amazing story about the pro-life movement and how it's changing!
Another Reason for Be Pro-Life and Feministvia Riot Grrls for LifeAnother Reason for Be Pro-Life and Feminist2 months ago in Personal More Like This
Feminist pro-chociers being open to the fact that feminists are diverse in every way, except not abortion
While I will always consider myself a feminist, it seems to have been taken over by a pro-abortion stance, with some people claiming that if you are pro-life, you can't be a feminist, as abortion rights is what feminism is about. Yet feminists usually tend to agree that you can be feminist and have a wide array of stances on a wide array of issues.
We know that feminists can be sex-positive, sex-negative, pro-porn, anti-porn, pro-BDSM, anti-BDSM, choose to wear makeup, choose to not wear makeup, choose to shave their legs, choose to not shave their legs, choose to wear dresses, choose to not wear dresses, choose to be mothers, choose to never have kids, choose to get married, choose to never get married, choose to be housewives, choose to be career women, more concerned with feminism in the workplace, more concerned with intersectionality, choose to g