Whenever I hear anyone talk about when/where they/their child/whoever was conceived all I can think is “When I get pregnant I better be having so much sex that it’s impossible for me to narrow it down to a specific romp.”
In response to the anon saying a woman is being spiteful if she still decides to abort even if a dude is willing to raise the kid:
You are welcome to kiss my entire ass.
It’s not just about raising a kid. Pregnancy and childbirth are dangerous medical conditions. Even if a dude wants to raise any resulting child, it would still be the pregnant person putting their health on the line. Let’s also not forget that pregnant people are more likely to be victims of homicide.
Also, while it’s technically illegal, many businesses find ways of firing or letting go pregnant people. Especially lower wage jobs where it would be easier for the employer to get a new hire than it would be to reserve a position for an employee who is pregnant and possibly facing recovery time or increased risk of health problems.
And the final thought: I do not give a FUCK if some dude wants to raise the resulting kid. If a person does not want to be pregnant for any reason, that is their right. It is not spiteful to decide you don’t want to put your body through that trauma or rearrange your life so some dude can be a daddy.
Chances are that dude will get another shot at being a father.
We are not incubators. Fuck off, anon.
(It should be noted that not all people who become pregnant are women.)
I was never as informed or passionate about Choice as I have become since joining tumblr. Whenever you get one of those asks about how posting things online doesn’t change anything, please look at this. Before tumblr my response to this person would’ve been a simple “not your uterus, not your issue.” Thanks to YOU ALL i was able to actually back myself up with facts and stats from a reliable source. Thanks to YOU ALL I know enough about the gender/sex spectrum to know that “person” is a much better description than “woman,” since not all women can get pregnant and not all pregnant people identify as women. Thanks to YOU ALL I will never back down when a person’s reproductive freedom is in question. I LOVE YOU, YOU PRO-CHOICE BLOGGERS.
(Btw, I’m Kathryn, in case you couldn’t tell, and I didn’t block out names, since this was on a public page on facebook)
According to a survey conducted by the Guttmacher Institute, the United States leads nearly all other developed nations of the world in rates of teenage pregnancy, abortion and childbearing. The United States is the only developed country where teenage pregnancy has been increasing in recent years, with the U.S. rate for teens ages 15 to 19 years standing at 96 per 1,000 girls compared to 14 per 1,000 in the Netherlands, 35 in Sweden, 43 in France, 44 in Canada and 45 in England. It is notable that the teenage abortion percentage alone in the United States is higher than the combined abortion percentages in the five previously mentioned countries. Those developed countries with the most liberal attitudes toward sex, and the most effective formal and informal programs for sex education, have the lowest rates of teenage pregnancy, abortion and childbearing