emilye:

britishblu:

When pro-‘life’rs say “It’s not a 'fetus', it’s a baby!”
No.
It’s not.
[not only by the words’ definitions but also because science]

You do realize it says "unborn human baby" in the definition of fetus, right?
For the record, “baby” is actually not a medical or scientific term anyway.  A newly or recently born human child is a “neonate.”  Similarly, “fetus” does not describe what it is so much as it describes a stage of development.  Human development goes like this: zygote —> embryo —> fetus —> neonate —> infant —> toddler —> child —> adolescent —> adult.  These are the developmental stages of a human being, and they are conceptual constructions for convenience of description, NOT separate entities.   In referring to “the embryo,” or “the fetus,” we are not referring to something distinct from the human being that each of us is, but rather to a certain stage in the development of each human being. 
And that’s not a matter of opinion, conjecture, speculation or theory. Rather, it’s the expression of reality as determined by scientific observation and analysis.

emilye:

britishblu:

When pro-‘life’rs say “It’s not a 'fetus', it’s a baby!

No.

It’s not.

[not only by the words’ definitions but also because science]

You do realize it says "unborn human babyin the definition of fetus, right?

For the record, “baby” is actually not a medical or scientific term anyway.  A newly or recently born human child is a “neonate.”  Similarly, “fetus” does not describe what it is so much as it describes a stage of development.  Human development goes like this: zygote —> embryo —> fetus —> neonate —> infant —> toddler —> child —> adolescent —> adult.  These are the developmental stages of a human being, and they are conceptual constructions for convenience of description, NOT separate entities.   In referring to “the embryo,” or “the fetus,” we are not referring to something distinct from the human being that each of us is, but rather to a certain stage in the development of each human being. 

And that’s not a matter of opinion, conjecture, speculation or theory. Rather, it’s the expression of reality as determined by scientific observation and analysis.

cultureshift:

howprolifeofyou:

WE KNOW IT’S HUMAN.
WE.
KNOW.
IT’S.
HUMAN.
we don’t think that it’s velociraptors growing in uteruses!
for the love of all that is holy, please stop using this argument. 

You are in the minority. You wouldn’t believe how many asks I receive stating that unborn human beings are not human at all. That they are parasites, clumps of cells, products of conception, or even tumors. You see, these are dehumanizing terms used to devalue the unborn members of our human family in an effort to make their slaughter more palatable.

cultureshift:

howprolifeofyou:

WE KNOW IT’S HUMAN.

WE.

KNOW.

IT’S.

HUMAN.

we don’t think that it’s velociraptors growing in uteruses!

for the love of all that is holy, please stop using this argument. 

You are in the minority. You wouldn’t believe how many asks I receive stating that unborn human beings are not human at all. That they are parasites, clumps of cells, products of conception, or even tumors. You see, these are dehumanizing terms used to devalue the unborn members of our human family in an effort to make their slaughter more palatable.

cultureshift:


A 26-year-old Pennsylvania woman gave birth to a baby boy in the restroom of a sports bar in Allentown, suffocated him, then stuffed his body in a toilet tank before returning to the bar to finish watching a wrestling match in her bloodied clothes. The woman, Amanda Catherine Hein, faces a single count of murder that could attract the death penalty due to the age of the child.
Mark Crutcher (president of Life Dynamics Inc.) calls Hein an abortion industry poster child, and explains why.
“Why are the nation’s pro-choice organizations not rushing to the defense of this woman?  Remember, two of their standard arguments in support of abortion is that (a) women are the ones who get to determine when life begins and (b) the government has no legal right to tell a woman she has to have a baby she doesn’t want.
“Well, if those things are [consistently] true, Ms. Hein fits the pro-choice model to a tee. After all, if she says that her baby’s life had not yet begun, what right does the State of Pennsylvania have to question that? And if she says that she has the legal right to decide for herself whether she wants to have a child or not, how is she different than any other woman sitting in the waiting room of any abortion clinic in the country?” 
[Source]

VERDICT: Amanda Hein guilty of first-degree murder in death of her newborn. Amanda will spend rest of her life behind bars for killing her baby.
Someday, mothers like Amanda who kill their preborn children will face justice as well. Because our value as a human being did not magically change simply because we slipped through our mother’s cervix.
A new dawn is rising. Join the fight to end human abortion.
Unafraid.
Unashamed.
Unrelenting.

cultureshift:

A 26-year-old Pennsylvania woman gave birth to a baby boy in the restroom of a sports bar in Allentown, suffocated him, then stuffed his body in a toilet tank before returning to the bar to finish watching a wrestling match in her bloodied clothes. The woman, Amanda Catherine Hein, faces a single count of murder that could attract the death penalty due to the age of the child.

Mark Crutcher (president of Life Dynamics Inc.) calls Hein an abortion industry poster child, and explains why.

Why are the nation’s pro-choice organizations not rushing to the defense of this woman?  Remember, two of their standard arguments in support of abortion is that (a) women are the ones who get to determine when life begins and (b) the government has no legal right to tell a woman she has to have a baby she doesn’t want.

“Well, if those things are [consistently] true, Ms. Hein fits the pro-choice model to a tee. After all, if she says that her baby’s life had not yet begun, what right does the State of Pennsylvania have to question that? And if she says that she has the legal right to decide for herself whether she wants to have a child or not, how is she different than any other woman sitting in the waiting room of any abortion clinic in the country?” 

[Source]

VERDICT: Amanda Hein guilty of first-degree murder in death of her newborn. Amanda will spend rest of her life behind bars for killing her baby.

Someday, mothers like Amanda who kill their preborn children will face justice as well. Because our value as a human being did not magically change simply because we slipped through our mother’s cervix.

A new dawn is rising. Join the fight to end human abortion.

Unafraid.

Unashamed.

Unrelenting.

I don’t get how pro-aborts think it lines up that “THE FETUS AIN’T SENTIENT SO IT’S WORTHLESS” but at the same time “THE FETUS INVADED MY BODY AND IS USING IT WITHOUT MY CONSENT.” If something isn’t sentient, how is it capable of knowingly “invading your body” (which, by the way, isn’t true) OR asking for your consent? 

duct-tape-and-safety-pins-inside:

A girl I’m friends with on Facebook posted this status and I love it so much.


No, no, no. No.It’s not about HOW you got into the situation. That doesn’t matter. The difference between getting treatment after an accident or accidentally shooting yourself or smoking tobacco or climbing a tree is that none of the treatments involve killing another person. They are done solely for your benefit; the point of an abortion is *to kill another FOR your benefit.* That isn’t how things should work. We don’t argue against abortion (or at least we shouldn’t; if people argue against abortion based on how the pregnancy happened, shame on you) because sex of any kind happened; we argue against abortion because it ends the life of an innocent human. We don’t use our pro-life stance to punish you but instead to keep you from punishing someone else who did nothing wrong. THAT is compassion.

duct-tape-and-safety-pins-inside:

A girl I’m friends with on Facebook posted this status and I love it so much.

No, no, no. No.

It’s not about HOW you got into the situation. That doesn’t matter. The difference between getting treatment after an accident or accidentally shooting yourself or smoking tobacco or climbing a tree is that none of the treatments involve killing another person. They are done solely for your benefit; the point of an abortion is *to kill another FOR your benefit.* That isn’t how things should work. We don’t argue against abortion (or at least we shouldn’t; if people argue against abortion based on how the pregnancy happened, shame on you) because sex of any kind happened; we argue against abortion because it ends the life of an innocent human. We don’t use our pro-life stance to punish you but instead to keep you from punishing someone else who did nothing wrong. THAT is compassion.

(via chasing-creation)

joyfullycatholic:

anti-floreale:

if you’re anti-abortion then your mum should have aborted you sorry but it’s a fact.

I don’t see the argument being made here. Because I support life at all stages I should be killed? Because I support babies from conception my mother should have to suffer the loss of her child? This post is a disgrace to even pro choicers. To win an argument you don’t wish death upon the other side.

If I recall correctly, that was Hitler’s (and the Ku Klux Klan’s) ideology. Don’t like ‘em? Try and exterminate every one of them.

(via mundacormeum)

personhoodusa:

Pro “choice” people treat  pregnancy like a disease or slavery. That’s misogyny. Women don’t need a cure for their bodies. http://ift.tt/1g2xOpa

personhoodusa:

Pro “choice” people treat pregnancy like a disease or slavery. That’s misogyny. Women don’t need a cure for their bodies. http://ift.tt/1g2xOpa

(via cultureshift)

cultureshift:

libertarian-conservative:

The Language of Abortion

-I thought this was very interesting

See this video for what they are trying to hide.

heartallonfire:

The human body is consistently fighting “non-self” invaders—particles, toxins surrounding us, pathogens like bacteria and viruses, other human cells…it recognizes those things that are “non-self” and do not share your DNA and engulfs and destroys them. It is only when a woman becomes pregnant that there exists an exception, for the cells of the fetus. Instead of destroying these “non-self” cells, the body protects the baby with every system of the body it can use. It builds a placenta to protect the baby, an umbilical cord to feed and nourish the baby, and the endometrium to cushion and comfort the baby. It’s really beautiful. We’re destroying the very nature of the human body.

alwaysabeautifullife:

conservative-art:

Don’t lose the fight by ~brunonade
“The message pretty much is, everything thats holding her back and making her think she needs an abortion. It’s just saying don’t lose that fight to keep the child.The blue kid is the child further grown up, the future, what the mother could have.”


As someone that’s been pressured to abort my kids, this is exactly how it feels. I speak to young underage women every single day that were FORCED to abort by their parents or boyfriend.

alwaysabeautifullife:

conservative-art:

Don’t lose the fight by ~brunonade

The message pretty much is, everything thats holding her back and making her think she needs an abortion. It’s just saying don’t lose that fight to keep the child.The blue kid is the child further grown up, the future, what the mother could have.”

As someone that’s been pressured to abort my kids, this is exactly how it feels. I speak to young underage women every single day that were FORCED to abort by their parents or boyfriend.

An Abortion Acrostic

rebeccajgomez:

A violent act of

Breaking still-forming bones

Over and over,

Ripping

Tiny bodies limb from limb.

Indifferent destruction

Of life

Not valued.

(via cultureshift)

cultureshift:

The skeletal structure of an unborn child. How much longer will we continue to deny their humanity?

cultureshift:

The skeletal structure of an unborn child. How much longer will we continue to deny their humanity?

(via alwaysabeautifullife)

If the pro-choice view is correct, women who miscarry are mourning nothing but the possibility of becoming pregnant, not an actual child she just lost. This is a lie, and it is insulting.

Laura Horn (via renovatedheart)

I honestly - I’m not just saying this to be rude or whatever - don’t get why pro-choice people, especially those who follow the scientifically incorrect view that the baby isn’t human/alive/whatever else until they’re born, get so upset when they or friends have miscarriages. If you truly believe that it works out biologically that an unborn human isn’t human or alive until a certain time in the pregnancy or until it’s born, it doesn’t make sense to mourn a baby that isn’t, by your definition, a baby. Wanted-ness (or unwanted-ness) doesn’t affect biology, so even that argument doesn’t work.

Because technically, by the “blob of tissue” argument, you’re not mourning the loss of a baby. It’s just a non-sentient, useless, non-human, non-living clump of tissue. 
Consistency is key, folks.

(via mundacormeum)

'The nurses have to look at the ultrasound picture to gauge how far along the baby is for an abortion, because the larger the pregnancy, the more you get paid. It was very important for us to do that. But the turnover definitely got greater when we started using ultrasound. We lost two nurses - they couldn't take looking at it. Some of the other staff left also.' What about the women having the abortions? Do they see the ultrasound? 'They are never allowed to look at the ultrasound because we knew that if they so much as heard the heartbeat, they wouldn't want to have the abortion.'

Dr. Joseph Randall, who performed over 32,000 abortions

It is not a choice if on college campuses women can only choose abortion. It certainly is not an informed choice when women cant look at the ultrasound. 

(via uchicagostudentsforlife)

(via cultureshift)