The Pro-Choice Generation

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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.

http://bowlathon.nnaf.org/nnafbowl/participantpage.asp?fundid=2057&uid=8011&role=1

Thank You for all you do! 

Asker Anonymous Asks:
I just recently found out I'm pregnant and I'm a 15 year old girl. I want an abortion but my family is telling me "you'll be taking a life and you'll never look at yourself the same way". I made them all really stressed and upset about my situation, even though I didn't plan to be pregnant. I don't want people to find out. What should I do please help.
prochoicegeneration prochoicegeneration Said:

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.

- Megan

Progressive podcast Citizen Radio gets a note from a some how anti-choice listener, names him Billy and proceeds to break down all of his anti-choice rhetoric while hitting on rape culture, poverty, the prison system, and making cum jokes. 

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Emily Letts, a patient advocate at Cherry Hill Women’s Center, is the winner of the Abortion Stigma Busting Video contest! Emily let us into the operating room during her first-trimester abortion and told us what it was like before and after making her decision.

Sponsored by the Abortion Care Network and the 1 in 3 Campaign, the contest was launched to push back against the shame and silence that keeps patients from getting the care and support they need.

(Note: This is not a graphic video - the portion in the operating room focuses solely on her face and hands.)

Wow, this is truly incredible. Thank you, Emily to making and sharing this.

While I was pregnant with both of my children, I can’t even guess as to how many birthing videos I watched on youtube, and I can’t even begin to calculate just how big on an impact it was for my births to have been able to watch other woman do what I was getting ready to do. 

I remember being comforted that birth wasn’t all screaming and horror like it is on TV. I remember watching women giving birth as gracefully as making love and wanting that sort of experience now that I knew I could have that sort of experience; that I didn’t have to be scared. 

I’ve never heard of to seen any other abortion videos like this, but I would imagine that if I were to fall pregnant again at this time or at another time in my life when more children still isn’t practical, these videos would be a great comfort to me to know that I could do this with grace. 

Yes! I have a page of written stories, but wish there were more videos, too. Abortion is shrouded in fear and mystery, and it’s not fair to patients who don’t know what to expect.

The sad thing is she’s obviously acting for the sake of this video. You can tell how torn she actually is by the tone of her voice.

What strikes me about pro-lifers is how impossible it is for them to fathom perspectives other than their own. They do these incredible mental gymnastics because they’re literally incapable of believing the words coming out of this woman’s mouth. Everything has to go through this dogmatic anti-abortion filter before they can process it, so no matter what, everything they encounter ends up supporting their beliefs.

This is one of the things that make pro-life abortion counseling so dangerous, even for people who knowingly seek it out. There’s no room for the complexity of human emotions and experience - everything has to come back to “abortion bad.” Are you happy or relieved? Nope, just in denial. Are you amazed by your ability to create life? Obviously regret. Are you glad you had the right to choose, and support it for others? Brainwashing. Are you sad you got pregnant when you didn’t want to? Wrong - you’re sad about the abortion.

It’s unbelievably simplistic, and it really boggles my mind that people can live in the real world and believe it.

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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.

It’s…

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.

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(TW: RAPE) If a woman has (the right to abortion), why shouldn’t a man be free to use his superior strength to force himself on a woman? At least the rapist’s pursuit of sexual freedom doesn’t (in most cases) result in anyone’s death.

A Republican elected official in Maine actually said this. But what war on women? (via whitegirlpolitickin)

I can’t….

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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. 

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ANd for our last Condom Fun Fact… “Double bagging” does NOT make sex safer!!! The added friction causes the condoms to BREAK more often!

THIS IS TRUE. I LEARNED ABOUT THIS IN MY MATERNITY NURSING CLASS.

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Asker Anonymous Asks:
Tomorrow rings in the two year anniversary of the day I officially found out I was pregnant as well as they day I chose to have an abortion. I don't regret the choice I made, but I am sad and I am still grieving the loss. I just want women to understand that no matter their views your feelings still count. Don't discredit what you feel.. it's all a process. Not all prochoice women are heartless.
prochoicegeneration prochoicegeneration Said:

Thank you so much for sharing your story.