sometimes i get sad because i think i’m going to have to stop having pink hair and take out my nose ring one day but guess what nope i can be hella rad til the day i fuckkin DIE
I had a patient in the clinic who really did not want an abortion but who had no resources to cover the costs of prenatal care or childbirth. She was single and without insurance coverage but made just enough money to be ineligible for state assistance. She already had outstanding bills at the hospital and with the local ob-gyn practice. No doctor would see her without payment up front.
We were willing to do the abortion for a reduced rate or for free if necessary. But she really didn’t want an abortion. Once I understood her situation, I went to the phone and called the local ‘crisis pregnancy center.’
"Hello, this is Dr. Wicklund."
Dead silence. I might as well have said I was Satan.
"Hello?" I said again. "This is Dr. Wicklund."
"Hello," very tentatively, followed by another long silence.
"I need help with a patient," I said. She came to me for an abortion, but really doesn’t want one. What she really needs is someone to do her prenatal care and birth for free."
"What do you expect us to do?"
I let that hang for a minute.
This Common Secret, Susan Wicklund
Crisis Pregnancy Centers often disguise themselves as medical facilities, with advertisements offering “help” with an unplanned pregnancy. Their main goal is to keep the pregnant person from having an abortion at all costs. Usually, all they’ll give you is a free pregnancy test, some baby clothes, and maybe a box of diapers.
The patient referred to in the quote was given free prenatal care and did not have to pay the financial cost of childbirth by a local anti-choice doctor. She would often stop by Dr. Wicklund’s office to let her know how she was doing:
"He (the doctor) always moans and groans about being tricked into [doing this]," she says. "Then he goes off on these tirades against abortion."
"This Common Secret" is such a phenomenal book. And yeah, crisis pregnancy centers are generally evil, so there’s that.
i vaguely remember a post about a girl longboarding in heels and i needed to doodle to get my hand back in practice ugh
MY COMIC IS ON MY DASH, EVERYTHING HAS COME FULL CIRCLE.
the non binary petition has only like jjust over 2 weeks and only has nearly 22,000 signs, but i dont think people realize that 22,00 is not enough and we need to get to 100,000 immediately
you are being depended on to sign this to help non binary peole and give them basic rights
cmon do it
here is a link to the petition, please please please sign/signal boost!
Some things to consider/talk about for Bisexual Health Awareness Month:
- Forty-five percent of bisexual women have considered or attempted suicide.
- Bisexual women are twice as likely to have an eating disorder than lesbians.
- Bisexual women have the lowest levels of social support.
- Bisexual women have the highest rates of depression and anxiety.
- Bisexual women report the highest rates of alcohol use, heavy drinking and alcohol related problems when compared to heterosexual and lesbian women.
- Bisexual women report higher risk sexual behavior than heterosexual women. Compared to heterosexual women and lesbians, bisexual women have the highest rates of combining substance/alcohol use and sex, which can be associated with higher risk sexual behaviors.
For real though, only 2-8% of rape accusations turn out to be false (depending on where you get your info). And keep in mind that it’s estimated that at least 95% of rapes go unreported. And in many situations, women recant their accusations because of threats, or disrespectful treatment from the justice system. So when you sit in front of me and say “false rape allegations are just as bad as rape itself!” and “I have no reason to believe her so I’m not going to” I hope you know what you’re saying. Because you’re saying that it’s just as bad that a handful of (mostly) men are falsely accused of rape each year as it is that one rape will happen every two minutes in the US alone. You’re saying that you’re just as angry about the ~2% of false accusations as you are about the ~97% OF RAPISTS WHO NEVER FACE ANY KIND OF JUSTICE FOR THEIR CRIME(S). And, worst of all, you’re saying that if a woman or girl you know tried to confide in you that she was raped, instead of supporting her you’d be just as concerned that she might be lying. And that makes you a shitty, dangerous person who supports rape culture.
"all opinions are valid" only applies to subjective shit like ice cream flavours, when it come to whether or not certain types of people are allowed to live safe and comfortable lives, I’d say objectivity was pretty fucking important.
Kevin Smith on the his ideal film rating board from This Film is Not Yet Rated
the thing to realize here is that conservatives find the idea of paying workers a livable wage so absurd that they make hyperbolic comparisons like this
because fifteen dollars and hour and a hundred thousand dollars an hour both mean the same thing to them; more than you deserve
^That commentary is very important.