"At 16 weeks we found out the baby I was carrying had Trisomy 18, a chromosomal defect that is incompatible with life.  It was after much soul searching and with a heavy heart that after talking with my husband, family, rabbi and doctor that I decided to have an abortion. I thought long and hard about that decision, but once it was made my will never faltered.  An additional 72 hour wait, extra ultrasounds, mandatory videos would not have changed my mind, they would have just caused me more pain than I was already going through,” said Liz Read-Katz of Mid-Missouri. 

Let’s be clear: This is about politics, not about women’s health.HB 1613 is an extreme bill that forces women to endure a mandatory ultrasound and receive inaccurate medical information, as well as triple Missouri’s mandatory waiting period, senselessly forcing abortions later in pregnancy and putting women’s health at risk. It’s political intrusion at its worst.
Tell your legislators that you’ve had enough: http://bit.ly/1efUdeF

Let’s be clear: This is about politics, not about women’s health.

HB 1613 is an extreme bill that forces women to endure a mandatory ultrasound and receive inaccurate medical information, as well as triple Missouri’s mandatory waiting period, senselessly forcing abortions later in pregnancy and putting women’s health at risk. It’s political intrusion at its worst.

Tell your legislators that you’ve had enough: http://bit.ly/1efUdeF

Video from April 8, 2014 Missouri House of Representatives Hearing on HB 1613.

We can’t believe we actually have to say this, but just to clear it up: Women’s personal, complex decisions about abortion are NOT like buying a car or carpeting.

Missouri, tell your legislators that enough is enough: http://bit.ly/1efUdeF

wombastic:
rhrealitycheck:

halftheskymovement:

Whether it takes place in the Central African Republic, India or the United States, it is always the right time to speak up about violence against women.

Yes.

rhrealitycheck:

halftheskymovement:

Whether it takes place in the Central African Republic, India or the United States, it is always the right time to speak up about violence against women.

Yes.

plannedparenthood:

A thousand times YES. Everyone deserves to make their own decisions when it comes to their sexual health. Unfortunately not everyone has control in their relationships. Learn more here »

plannedparenthood:

A thousand times YES. Everyone deserves to make their own decisions when it comes to their sexual health. Unfortunately not everyone has control in their relationships. Learn more here »

(Source: fawnthefeminist, via righttochoose)

Volunteers are hard at work making signs for tomorrow’s #rally4MOwomen in Jeff City. Are you ready?
 #reprohealth #reprorights #womenarewatching

Volunteers are hard at work making signs for tomorrow’s #rally4MOwomen in Jeff City. Are you ready?
#reprohealth #reprorights #womenarewatching

(Source: ppadvocatesofny)

safequeersex:

 

 

pro-choice-or-no-voice:

Abortion statistics and facts! All information, charts and bar graphs are sourced above! A few sources accidentally left out: [x] [x] - Paige

(via safersex)

reproductivejusticeforall:

Talk to friends, teachers, and/or parents to get support to leave an unhealthy relationship. If you cry more than you laugh, it’s time to go.

reproductivejusticeforall:

Talk to friends, teachers, and/or parents to get support to leave an unhealthy relationship. If you cry more than you laugh, it’s time to go.

(Source: mentalmentalhealth)

outforhealth:

Nor should you.

outforhealth:

Nor should you.

(Source: trapgodsmagazine, via ppmw-connected)

ppaction:

A truly incredible crowd turned out to the rally for reproductive rights at the Supreme Court, and together we sent a message loud and clear: Our personal health care decisions are ours to make, and we won’t stand for attempts to restrict our rights and access to health care.

Here are some of our favorite photos!

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… a group of Republican senators … made it clear to their colleagues that they would filibuster any attempt to help Missouri’s growing numbers of working poor obtain health insurance.

“This is done. It’s not happening. Go find something else to do,” said Mr. Lamping.

Here’s what is really happening:
Like the little boy in M. Night Shyamalan’s thriller “Sixth Sense,” Mr. Lamping and his friends see dead people.

They see the 700 or so Missourians who, statistically speaking, will die next year if Missouri continues to be one of the states unwilling to expand its Medicaid system. …

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— From the Editorial Board at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch