My name is Emily and I am a patient advocate at the Women’s Centers that have clinics in Atlanta, Hartford, Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey.
I mostly serve the Centers in Philadelphia and South Jersey. New Jersey Medicaid covers abortions 100% whereas Pennsylvania Medicaid will only cover the abortion if the pregnancy is a result of rape, incest, or a threat to life. The experiences of these patients are like night and day. Philadelphia patients are subjected to extreme financial and emotional hardships. There care is often delayed for weeks as they seek funds. Abortion Funds make a world of difference. Without these funds, many abortion clinics in non-Medicaid states would struggle to remain open.
I am bowling for Choice on April 29th to raise funds for the Women’s Medical Fund, a Philadelphia funding organization. My goal is to raise $150. Enough to pay for one whole ultrasound! I was wondering if you would be able to post my funding page to your website to help me reach my goal.
Thank You for all you do!
First, what state or country do you live in? Depending on where you are, you may be able to receive an abortion without parental involvement/consent. Also, how far along do you estimate you are? This can affect which type of abortion you can receive as well if you can receive one at all.
If you truly want an abortion (since this choice is entirely yours) and your parents absolutely need to be involved in the process, I would write you parents a pro/con list of every option you have (keeping, abortion, adoption). I would also explain to them your reasoning as to why you want an abortion. Most women* do not regret their abortion; some even feel relief. Good luck and I hope everything works out.
Are feminist really trying to ban the word “bossy”? Apparently the first amendment doesn’t matter anymore because feelings trump everything else.
It’s not a literal ban, oh my god. That’s just the alliterative title.
Well if women want true equality and not special treatment then yes they will have to get a thicker skin and realize that someone calling you bossy doesn’t mean anything. Being called bossy shouldn’t matter to anyone in power because people will always have a problem with people in powerful positions (that’s human nature and you are going to need thousands of years to change that). Men might not get called bossy but they do get called equally offensive words like asshole, dick head, jerk and you don’t see some movement to stop the use of those words.
It’s a movement by the Girl Scouts aimed at young girls to help their self esteem and foster a dialogue among adults about the real actual scientifically observed effects of the way that assertiveness is gendered as a positive or negative trait.
IT’S A MOVEMENT BY THE GIRL SCOUTS AIMED A LITTLE GIRLS AND THE ADULTS IN THEIR LIFE TO HELP FOSTER SELF ESTEEM and to talk about the real actual scientifically observed effects of how assertiveness is treated as a negative among girls.
ITS FOR LITTLE GIRLS TO FOSTER SELF ESTEEM and for adults to recognize micro-aggressions committed against those girls in real observable ways.
You’re just saying that you think it’s ok for LITTLE GIRLS to be bullied because stopping little girls from being bullied is “special treatment.” AKA: You’re an asshole.
Forever rolling my eyes at the “Wanna be equal? You should be ok with people being awful to you” argument.
A Republican elected official in Maine actually said this. But what war on women? (via whitegirlpolitickin)
I think this is something I’m going to point people to when I tell them that the pro-life position is directly related to rape culture.
Thank you so much for sharing your story.