This blog is here to defend all reproductive choices, help/support those who need it, provide information on comprehensive sexual education, and help provide people with resources for whatever choice they may choose (including parenting, adoption, and abortion.)
**Our URL is not to say we are against those who are pro-life, it's about those who actively try to strip us of our reproductive rights they should not have a voice in this debate revolving around people's personal health care choices.
**We do not tolerate ableism, racism, homophobia, transphobia, sexism, or any other types of oppression.
"Speaking for myself, I knew it was the first time I had taken responsibility for my own life. I wasn’t going to let things happen to me. I was going to direct my life, and therefore it felt positive."
-Gloria Steinem (on having an abortion)
In lieu of the pro-life movement having a day of silence, the pro-choice community is having a day of support and a day of sharing the voices of those who have had abortions. I’m going to be re-sharing my abortion story today and I encourage other people who’ve had abortions to speak about their experiences today too, if they’re comfortable doing so that is! Whether you feel relief, regret, or a mixture of emotions, today is your day, and we are all here to listen and support you! ❤️
If you want to share your abortion story anonymous, or not, you can send me messages or submit your story to my inbox! Or if you’d like me to reblog it from you, use the #AbortStigma tag as I will be frequenting that tag tomorrow! :D Stay safe and strong everyone, I look forward to reading your stories! - Paige
It can be found on our imgur, located here.
For a quick save, here it is:
(this is the second version, where I changed the premeditated to a “half-check mark.”)
Oh my gosh, that’s awesome! :D Makes me happy to hear! - Paige
Anti-abortionists call themselves pro-life, but what they really are is anti-choice; they don’t save lives by restricting abortions. They just end different ones.
I support people who have abortions.
A big thanks to provoice for suggesting I do this! It’s simple, but I like it! ♥
Like this graphic? You can get it (and others) in sticker and button form in our ProCh0ice store! All of the proceeds will be going towards this abortion fund! Cheers! (Please do not steal and please do not delete caption, thanks!) - Paige
Directly after an abortion, the products of conception are carefully assessed to make sure that everything was removed. It can be very dangerous to have a small piece of tissue remaining in the uterus after a birth or an abortion.
After the assessment, the products of conception are carefully sealed and sent to the lab for further analysis. They are checked for many things, such as chromosomal abnormalities or infections. Once the lab report is complete, the remaining products of conception are incinerated as medical waste. It is the same process that everything coming from a clinic or hospital must go through. Removed organs, amputations, blood soaked bandages, etc, must all be incinerated in a very specific way to prevent possible disease transfer.
If someone is 20-24 weeks pregnant and either they have an Intrauterine Fetal Demise (the fetus dies) or they elect to terminate a pregnancy with anomalies incompatible with life, they have two choices. Either they can have a surgical removal of the pregnancy - the same procedure as an abortion - or they can have a “stillbirth induction,” in which labor is stimulated and they deliver a non-viable fetus. After a stillbirth induction there is the option for an autopsy if the parents elect it, and the fetus can be claimed for burial by the family. Otherwise it too will go to medical waste to be incinerated.
I hope this clears things up.