Your Culture of Death is My Culture of Choice.

Open to all discussions regarding reproductive rights.

Anonymous asked:

cultureshift./tumblr./com/post/91911179817/no-one-uses-clump-of-cells-arguments-on-pc-side-am-p#notes ugh do something please.

silvadavid:

pro-choice-or-no-voice:

culture-of-choice:

Wow. I must be tired, because both the ask to Cultureshift, AND his response, were difficult to read.

Anyway, I’ve sort of committed to not reblogging anything from Cultureshift in an attempt to not expose him to any new followers.

As you probably are aware, he’s been shadow-banned. Nobody can see if he reblogs something, nobody can see his thoughts, and he cannot submit any questions. What this means is that if were to reblog say, a positive abortion story, for the sole purpose of harassing the OP, the OP wouldn’t even know he reblogged it unless they went out of their way to go to his site. By not reblogging anything of his, we can slow down his toxic, poisonous spread on Tumblr.

I second that^^

We get a lot of ‘look at cultureshift’ messages as well, but it’s honestly best to not engage, because no matter how many facts or real people’s stories we bring to the table, nothing changes.

He is absolutely vile and if we stop giving him attention he will continue to fade away. -cylina

how does one get shadown banned? Is that an actual thing that tumblr does?

Yes.

A pedophile was shadow banned. A new Nazi was shadow banned. And Cultureshift.

It just takes enough harassment and threats and complaints from users.

Anonymous asked:

cultureshift./tumblr./com/post/91911179817/no-one-uses-clump-of-cells-arguments-on-pc-side-am-p#notes ugh do something please.

Wow. I must be tired, because both the ask to Cultureshift, AND his response, were difficult to read.

Anyway, I’ve sort of committed to not reblogging anything from Cultureshift in an attempt to not expose him to any new followers.

As you probably are aware, he’s been shadow-banned. Nobody can see if he reblogs something, nobody can see his thoughts, and he cannot submit any questions. What this means is that if he were to reblog say, a positive abortion story, for the sole purpose of harassing the OP, the OP wouldn’t even know he reblogged it unless they went out of their way to go to his site. By not reblogging anything of his, we can slow down his toxic, poisonous spread on Tumblr.

Anonymous asked:

What age does a fetus feel pain? I'm going to have an abortion this week and have had some different answers from as early as 10 weeks to as late as 9 months. The pain issue is what keeps me hesitated, I want an abortion but it would hurt me to know it felt pain. Oh...I'm 9 weeks.

The fact of the matter is, there is no medical evidence whatsoever that suggests fetuses feel pain.

Before the absolute minimum of 24 weeks, the brain simply does not have the necessary connections formed yet to process pain. Even after 24 weeks, the science is still very fuzzy. There is absolutely no evidence to support the theory that fetuses feel pain.

It is widely thought that the fluid in the uterus is actually a sedative to a fetus either way. Also, the anesthesia given to the mother during the abortion will also effect the fetus, so even if pain were felt, it would not be an issue; however, it is more important to focus on the lack of capacity to feel pain.

At nine weeks you have absolutely nothing to worry about. I support your decision, and I’ll support your decision if you change your mind as well. I wish you the best of luck and please let me know if there is anything I can help you with (information, resources, etc).

Anonymous asked:

Same person who works at planned parenthood in that other ask. I also want to mention how often we receive personal letters from pro-lifers begging us to quit providing abortions. We've even had a few pretty nasty letters that seemed quite threatening. Just the other day a memo was sent out to the staff about how important carrying pepper spray was.

That’s just awful.

People at medical and health clinics should absolutely not have to worry about keeping pepper spray on them. This world is so out of order.

And yet another reason to be infuriated with SCOTUS.

Anonymous asked:

I'm really concerned with my friend. We've been friends since we were little, she's been sexually abused in the past and is still trying to get past it. Anyway, she's having her 5th abortion this week. She's very sexually active and it's progressively getting more out of control? Any advice would be appreciated.

I’m sorry. I fell asleep early last night and missed this. I know I’m allowed to sleep, but I still hate putting asks like this off. Things like this should be addressed ASAP.

Now, your question leaves a lot to be desired - how was your friend abused (rape, family molestation, etc) and how old was she when this happened? Has she since sought therapy? Are her parents aware of the situation? How old is she now? A lot of these are factors in determining the best way to handle a situation like that.

I’m guessing, and I apologize if I’m wrong, that this girl is probably high school/college age. It is not only possible, but highly likely, that her abuse in the past has led to her “promiscuity,” (I hesitate to use that word because of its negative connotations, but I think it works here). I speak from personal experience. After I was raped, I found that the easiest way to deal with it was to sleep with many people. I know that sounds odd, but what happens is you start to look at sex as not that important and then subsequently what happened to you wasn’t as big of a deal. I know that seems like a stretch, but honestly, anything that helps reduce the impact of trauma is something you will reach for. It’s very possible your friend is doing something similar.

Sadly, with the limited information, the only thing I can do is give you two pieces of advice. First, if she is in school, try to talk to her about counseling options. Universities and high schools both have counselors and they are rarely utilized - these are trained professionals and they can be enormously helpful.

Second, this girl is clearly not using birth control at all, or at the very least, completely ineffectively. What you can do is tell her that the money she is spending on these abortions should be directed towards a solid method of birth control. If money/health insurance is an issue, she needs to seek out a local Planned Parenthood immediately and discuss options. If she isn’t good with pills, have her consider the shot (I find it to be particularly useful since I am forgetful).

There are options out there for her that she needs to be exploring, for the sake of her own health and well-being.

Anonymous asked:

I work at a planned parenthood and we had to report the authorities because a 14 year old was pregnant by her father. I'm the counselor there and it was heartbreaking, she had the abortion, and her father was arrested. Of the 3 years I've worked there this was really heartbreaking for me. This young girl was abused by her father, the last thing she needed was a pregnancy.

Wow.

Well, this is an important story for many pro-lifers to see.

Pro-lifers seem to love this rumor/idea/theory that Planned Parenthood supports rapists by providing abortions and not reporting anything.

Well, here’s some news for you. Things obviously ARE reported.

I’ve never dealt with anyone at Planned Parenthood who made me feel like they wouldn’t care about a fourteen year old girl’s situation. They obviously do.

I agree that that is completely heart wrenching. To have that kind of damage done to you at that young of an age is just unthinkable. I really, truly, honestly cannot even begin to fathom what it would feel like to have the spawn of my rapist father’s seed sitting in my uterus - I think I would just feel used, dirty and ill until it was removed.

Thank you for sharing this. This kind of thing is important.

Anonymous asked:

I'm sorry! That wasn't directed towards you but to the anon!

Hah! I gotcha.

No worries.

Anonymous asked:

Excuse me for seeing the sass as completely junior high and annoying. I do check out their blogs at times but I cannot bring myself to follow them because it really just bothers me. It's not my style and I feel like it makes the prochoice community on tumblr seem immature. That is all.

I think that’s absolutely fine.

I have not condemned you for feeling that way whatsoever. I received an ask that did, but read my response and you’ll see that I very much understand not wanting to read that kind of thing.

This is a very, “to each their own,” subject. Whatever you like to follow is your decision entirely and really that’s all there is to it.

Anonymous asked:

"They cannot experience, or feel, or do anything other than simply gestate." Gestate simply means the time between conception an birth. That sentence seemed really undermining to fetal development. They do feel, they do experience, just in different ways.

Gestating means, “to develop slowly.”

Things like spasms, contractions, stretches, etc, are part of gestation.

There is absolutely no medical evidence whatsoever to support the theory that fetuses feel pain. They simply do not have the brain function developed yet in order to feel physical stimulation like pain.

Also, the fluid in the uterus is a sedative. So draw your own conclusions.

Anonymous asked:

"I just can't stand how some of the other choice blogs actttt." wow. tone policing much? their loss. missing out on a lot of great blogs that bring the sass.

I personally love all of the blogs I follow (though, frankly I do not follow many because I like to keep my dash uncluttered). I dig the sass and I dig the gifs and I dig the occasional verbal ass-whoopings.

It’s definitely not for everyone though. Some people really are just uncomfortable with swearing or negative conversation of any kind.

I certainly have seen pro-choice blogs that go a little over the top with the insults (though nothing compared to pro-life blogs). Some of them were a little too immature for me, so I can kind of see where that anon was coming from. But I do agree, the sass is fun.

Anonymous asked:

My sister recently ha an abortion. As a pro-choicer who has also had an abortion and is still coping with it, I pleaded with my sister not to do it and even offered help financially and emotionally. Afterward I realized that that may have been just like someone who tries to coerce someone into having one. What are your thoughts on this?

Okay. Well, I mean this in the most constructive-criticism-like way possible (I know sometimes it is hard to tell through text if someone is being rude or not).

I definitely do not think it’s okay to plead with anyone to have or not have an abortion. The only thing that I think is acceptable in this situation is, “What can I do to help you?”

If advice is solicited, that is one thing. But pleading with someone to make a decisionyou want them to make is definitely manipulative.

I am against trying to coerce someone into or out of an abortion. I believe in support, information and understanding, no matter their decision.

I think it’s pretty great that you’re understanding that perhaps you went around it the wrong way. Either way, I really do hope that you and your sister are both coping in a healthy way.

Anonymous asked:

Regarding my ask about fetuses developing in the womb: I realized I used terms of endearment (baby, child, and womb, I believe?) anyway, I am just used to using words like that instead of scientific words. Just clarifying.

It’s okay.

I understand that people interchange “scientific” terms and “terms of endearment.” Honestly, the usage of either does not impact my stance on the issue, so either is fine.

The only one that TRULY irritates me is “birth canal.”

Anonymous asked:

Your over simplification of a fetus only gestating is incorrect. When I was pregnant my baby was stretching, having hiccups, it could hear, suck on it's thumb, etc. it's actually quite amazing the way a child develops in the womb. Fascinating even. Anyway, I am pro-choice and just wanted to point that out. I love your blog, and mean no disrespect.

I am very aware of fetal movements.

The topic was about personhood, not fetal development. I definitely never said that it just sits there, perfectly still. In my opinion, part of “gestating” is those movements and stretches.

Anonymous asked:

Your blog is the only prochoice blog I follow...I just can't stand how some of the other choice blogs actttt. Are there any other choice blogs you can recommend? Preferably ones that don't sling insults or curse a lot? I like straight up facts and intellectual debates.

Thank you for the support! It’s always so appreciated.

Now, it’s hard for me to say, because most of the pro-choice blogs I follow definitely get passionate about their topic (I love all of the blogs I follow and I am not throwing you ladies and gentlemen under the bus here).

The first one that comes to mind is a-better-cultureshift (http://a-better-cultureshift.tumblr.com/); however, the blog author is highly inconsistent with blogging. The responses are polite, factual and very intellectually stimulating - but don’t come in very often. Either way, it is worth a read-through.