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 argument2 years 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
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 Girl2 years 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
The Health Risks of Homosexuality HomosexualsThe Health Risks of Homosexuality2 years 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
Webcam AbortionsAbortion is a topic I have trouble understanding why it is even debated. What makes me more perplexed is the same people who are 'ultra-pro-abortion' are the same people who are exploiting the deaths of Sandy Hook.Webcam Abortions2 years ago in Personal More Like This
First of all, Obama's Science Czar supports Eugenics, Abortions up to the age of 2(I have even seen 3) as well as forced abortions and population control http://www.pop.org/content/president-obamas-bizarre-science-czar--dr-1958 http://www.examiner.com/article/science-czar-john-p-holdren-s-disturbing-beliefs-about-america-capitalism-and-humanity
The liberals don't care about those kids who were killed in Connecticut. They were salivating at the mouth the moment it happened as this would give rise to the final straw in their anti-gun agenda. Infact, after the Aurora Movie Theater shooting, Bloomberg was already preparing propaganda for the next mass shooting, and the shooting that followed Aurora was Sandy Hook http://politicker.com/2013/03/after-aurora-how-m
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)2 years 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
Teen Moms Need Support, Not Slamvia Policy MicTeen Moms Need Support, Not Slam2 years 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 worst gay rights argumentsAs the title implies, I'm going to look at the "gay-rights" arguments that really scrape the bottom of the barrel. I hope that whatever side of the debate your on, you can agree that these arguments don't hold water. To emphasize this, I'm going to try to sound as neutral as possible.The worst gay rights arguments1 year ago in Personal More Like This
1. Separation of Church and State is in the Constitution. So you can't use Christian morality to outlaw same-sex marriage.
This argument stems from a misunderstanding of what Separation of Church and State is. The phrase appears nowhere in the Constitution. It was in a letter from Thomas Jefferson to a church that was worried Jefferson would force his Deism on the churches. Jefferson assured them the first amendment would protect their freedom. So the question is, what does the first amendment do? It prevents the government from establishing a state religion. Outlawing same-sex marriage does not establish a religion. It doesn't for
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)3 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
Do I Have To Explain Why Killing Babies Is Wrong?!There is plenty of room for gray area in morality. But sometimes, some things are black and white with no ounce of gray in between. One of those things is infanticide, which is clearly black. And while one should always have a well-reasoned constructive argument against something, as blogger Matt Walsh explains, sometimes, no argument is needed:I don’t know how else to explain this. Can I really formulate an argument that will explain why we shouldn’t murder disabled children? If you don’t immediately recognize the eugenic slaughter of handicapped babies as something severely troubling, I’m not sure that I can offer any insights to help you understand.Do I Have To Explain Why Killing Babies Is Wrong?!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
You see, this is the problem. This is why we can’t come to any agreements. This is why our arguments are fruitless. They don’t have to be — arguing could be a rather worthwhile activity.
A Fetus Sends Stem Cells to Repair Mom's Organvia Circulation ResearchA Fetus Sends Stem Cells to Repair Mom's Organ1 year 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. [...]
Rape Doesn't Define Who I Amvia Live Action NewsRape Doesn't Define Who I Am1 year 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
The Hypocrisy of AtheismI speak purely from my own experiences.The Hypocrisy of Atheism3 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
I have atheists complain about my "How I Know God Exists" journal. They tell me they are offended by it. Yet when I do my own research on their profiles, they have journals talking about atheism being the only correct belief.
I have atheists complain about Christian signatures, stamps, and deviations. Yet they have faved or created their own in support of atheism.
I have atheists complain to me, saying they don't like me talking about God and telling them about Him. They don't want to be converted. Yet they also spend their time trying to convince me that atheism is right and I see them talking to others and trying to convert them to atheism.
I have atheists tell me that Christians are rude and mean. Yet I've only had atheists cuss me out, personally insult me, give me condescension, quite literally stalk me around DA, give me links to pornography, and bombard me with vulgar sexual comments.
I cannot count the times atheists complain that Christi
Pregnancy Scare; Unity; Hyper-Sexualizationvia Secular Pro-LifePregnancy Scare; Unity; Hyper-Sexualization10 months ago in Personal More Like This
How a pregnancy scare affected my pro-life views
While a stereotype out there about pro-lifers is that we’re prudish virgins who all hate sex, that’s not true. You can be pro-life and still have sex. Plenty of us have, myself included. But I always have sex with the thought in the back of my mind that I may end up pregnant. And I wouldn’t punish an innocent unborn child for my decision.
A few months ago I found myself faced with dealing with the possible consequences of having sex involving having a baby. Having an irregular cycle, the waiting game was even more difficult with timing. Though a woman is more likely to become pregnant at certain times of the months than either, pregnancy is always a possibility.
I knew that I would always give my hypothetical baby life, but thinking I could be pregnant caused me to think a little about pregnancy, privacy, and pregnancy centers.
Here are a few things which ran through my mind during this time
Rape Culture, or Something More?I have heard arguments before on the subject of "teach men not to rape". One side, predominately feminists, claim that we live in a society that supports "rape culture", and our sons (and even daughters) are learning that it's okay to treat other people as property if it means taking advantage of them sexually. On the other hand, people claim that we already teach our boys not to rape: so trying to drill the lesson into the heads of men who already wouldn't rape won't help lower rape and other sexual assault rates.Rape Culture, or Something More?11 months ago in Editorial More Like This
I feel that both sides are looking at the issue wrong. Speaking as a first wave, pro-life feminist, I think both sides of the argument are missing key points on the issue of rape and the society we live in that deals with it.
Firstly, rape is a problem. We have all heard too many stories of students not getting the justice deserved when sexually assaulted by their peers, where the school they attend either ignores their calls for help or does l
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 Behavior2 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
A Silent TragedyYesterday, I watched the March for Life rally in Washington D.C. on EWTN. Over 500,000 people marched through our nation's capital, proclaiming the Gospel of Life to a culture of death. I sat amazed, on the verge of tears, as I always do when I hear about abortion. I saw guest speakers who were personal victims of abortion: women who held signs saying "I Regret My Abortion"; a man who had been conceived out of rape but was given up for adoption and speaks against this oft-cited justification for abortion; members of the US government who courageously spoke against abortion despite an administration that is the most pro-abortion our country has yet seen; families with children who had been born with disabilities, testifying to the great love and joy they experienced as a result of giving their special needs child a chance to live; and so many thousands of others, from all ages and backgrounds, uniting to stop abortion.A Silent Tragedy2 years ago in Personal More Like This
As I watched and listened to this, it struck me how absurd the pro-l
New Data 4 Teen Pregnancy; Child SupportIs '16 And Pregnant' An Effective Form Of Birth Control? The U.S. teen birthrate — one of the highest in the developed world — has been dropping in recent years. There are a number of reasons for the decrease, and a new study attributes a portion of the decline to an unlikely cause: MTV's 16 and Pregnant, a show that takes a brutally honest look at what life is like for pregnant teens.New Data 4 Teen Pregnancy; Child Support1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Melissa Kearney, an associate professor of economics at the University of Maryland and co-author of the study, walks NPR's Audie Cornish through the findings. (Read more...) [via NPR]
DarkCougar555: Hmm... What do you think of that?
Teen pregnancy rate drops by half when Planned Parenthood leaves town A study across the Texas Panhandle, using government statistics from 16 counties, found tha
Who is Worthy?Often times you hear Pro-Life advocates use reasoning like this to speak against abortion:Who is Worthy?1 year 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