A.C.A.B. around the world.
We are facing a crisis in the world, and sadly, it’s become the elephant in the room.
First Rule of GOP Fight Club: completely f#ck something up, blame someone else.
people keep acting like PBO is a king and not the head of one of the threeeee branches of government
I don’t call them rethuglicunts for no good reason, kids.
How To Identify Crisis Pregnancy Centers
Crisis pregnancy centers, or pregnancy resource centers, disguise themselves as medical facilities, but usually have no licensed doctors, nurses or counselors. They often appear under “Abortion Alternatives,” and may have names similar to abortion clinics nearby in order to confuse patients into entering their buildings instead of the real clinics.
Once you enter a CPC, their mission is to prevent you from getting an abortion at any cost. They will use misleading language, delay tactics, emotional manipulation, intimidation, and outright lies to either persuade you against abortion or to make you miss your appointment. The worst part? It’s all completely legal and funded by federal dollars.
CPCs do their best to appear as legitimate abortion clinics, so how can you tell which is which? Here is a list of red flags for CPCs:
- The words “crisis” or “resource” appear in the center’s name
- Their ads use language like “Pregnant & Scared?”
- They offer free pregnancy tests and ultrasounds
- When asked if they provide abortions or contraception, they will not give a direct answer
- The waiting room has biased pamphlets, sometimes with graphic pictures labeled as abortions
- They attempt to make you feel guilty about considering abortion
- They offer baby items, such as diapers and formula
- They downplay the effectiveness of contraception and emphasize abstinence
- They emphasize the dangers of abortion (Fact: fewer than 0.3% of patients experience complications requiring hospitalization)
- They discuss the false connections between abortion and breast cancer, infertility, or mental illness, often referred to as post-abortion stress syndrome
- Regardless of how you talk about the pregnancy, they refer to “your baby,” the “preborn child,” “post-abortive women,” and say that you are “already a mother.”
A list of licensed abortion clinics in the United States can be found on the Abortion Assistance Blog.
Most people think that these clinics are rare, but they are NOT. Odds are, if there is a Planned Parenthood (regardless of if they perform abortions) on a street, look around, because there will probably also be at least ONE of these. For example, at my Planned Parenthood, there are TWO. And at an abortion clinic in a nearby city, there are THREE of these within site of the abortion clinic’s building (which thankfully has ABORTION AND CONTRACEPTION painted on the side of it in enormous block letters which they did because of these CPCs).
Another little fact about these places: Because there are often no licensed or certified medical professionals that work at these clinics, they are not obligated to maintain patient confidentiality. And, in fact, they use this as a way to scare and manipulate the people who enter their “clinics” into doing what they want by threatening to call the person’s family or parents.
When people who work at or support these places and tell you this is not true, they are lying or they are not aware of the tactics the staff use. The above post by bebinn is very accurate. These places lie, they blackmail people, they harass people, they trick people into thinking they are legitimate medical facilities, and they do so with very little interference because the victims that enter are often too scared after their encounter to report what happened to them.
There have been stories reported by women who have gone into these places and been harassed. Such as one woman who went to a CPC and was then sent a birthday card splattered with red paint in the mail for YEARS after her abortion to remind and shame her for it.
There’s a CPC in Laramie that gives out baby supplies in exchange for attending thinly-veiled Bible study sessions. They give out false information regarding adoption and abortion. Also, they’re expanding on to the University of Wyoming campus with an RSO dedicated to being “warriors for life” — here’s their newsletter.
Disgusting and thoroughly evil. These god-bothering morons all forget it takes two to tango. The worst are the places which offer free pregnancy tests AND DELIBERATELY GIVE FALSE NEGATIVE RESULTS TO PREGNANT WOMEN. I found one of those in S. California.
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It takes me back to my childhood, six or seven years old, watching the daily Watergate hearings.
I remember the day nixon’s crooked ass abdicated. I watched it at my Grandma’s house, cheering and jeering at the bastard, then went outside and most cheerfully played.
I was confused that none of my friends were discussing it, and had no interest when the subject was broached.
April 25 (Reuters) - Heavy use of the world’s most popular herbicide, Roundup, could be linked to a range of health problems and diseases, including Parkinson’s, infertility and cancers, according to a new study.
The peer-reviewed report, published last week in the scientific journal Entropy, said evidence indicates that residues of “glyphosate,” the chief ingredient in Roundup weed killer, which is sprayed over millions of acres of crops, has been found in food.
Those residues enhance the damaging effects of other food-borne chemical residues and toxins in the environment to disrupt normal body functions and induce disease, according to the report, authored by Stephanie Seneff, a research scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Anthony Samsel, a retired science consultant from Arthur D. Little, Inc. Samsel is a former private environmental government contractor as well as a member of the Union of Concerned Scientists.
“Negative impact on the body is insidious and manifests slowly over time as inflammation damages cellular systems throughout the body,” the study says.
We “have hit upon something very important that needs to be taken seriously and further investigated,” Seneff said.
Environmentalists, consumer groups and plant scientists from several countries have warned that heavy use of glyphosate is causing problems for plants, people and animals. …
A crunchy, natural food company marketed to liberals discreetly sues to stop covering employees’ contraception
a male celebrity can literally beat his girlfriend half to death and still enjoy a successful career with millions of adoring fans
a female celebrity can gain a few pounds and she’s shunned, mocked, and ridiculed by thousands of people over many different media
do you see the problem with this
No, that’s not Margaret Hamilton…
“Ding Dong the Witch is Dead” made it to No.27 in the UK iTunes chart this morning due to a Facebook campaign to make the cheerful, death celebrating ditty a #1 after the passing of Margaret Thatcher.
Elvis Costello’s bitterly anti-Thatcher song “Tramp the Dirt Down” made it to #93 and the Iron Lady’s passing certainly hasn’t hurt sales of Morrissey’s “Margaret on the Guillotine,” Robert Wyatt’s “Shipbuilding” or Billy Bragg’s “Between the Wars.”
Crass should expect to have at least a couple of dozen songs to licensed for documentaries, I should think… …
… My favorite quip about Thatcher kicking the bucket is this bust-a-gut funny YouTube comment, for the below clip from The Wizard of Oz, left in the past hour by linkieloos:
When I realised Thatcher was dead, I did a double fist pump and shouted “Fucking brilliant!” Everyone around me was disgusted. Looking back, I suppose it was out of order… especially as I was the first paramedic at the scene!!
Either someone in the art department at CNN has got a terrific sense of humor, or else they have no idea who the bug-eyed kiddy fiddler is in this photograph with the late Baroness Margaret Thatcher.
Why it’s Sir Jimmy Saville, a man she called “friend.” CNN showed the photo four times in five minutes today when they announced Thatcher’s death on Starting Point today. BRAVO!
Via Raw Story:
Wall Street Journal Social Media Editor Neal Mann noted on Twitter that CNN “obviously didn’t get the memo” when it ran the photo of Thatcher with Savile.
Or did they get the memo, Neal?
“That is the picture CNN chose to run for Margaret Thatcher’s obituary? A pedophile?” Michelle Malkin’s Twitchy website asked, accompanied by a list of tweets by conservatives slamming CNN’s decision.
“Whoever’s doing the Thatcher montage on CNN is either an idiot or a sly lefty. Repeated images of Thatcher with Pinochet and Savile…” David Tumilty wrote.
I’d vote for sly lefty.
Film director Ken Loach gives his assessment of Margaret Thatcher, and offers a suggestion for her funeral.
Margaret Thatcher was the most divisive and destructive Prime Minister of modern times.
Mass unemployment, factory closures, communities destroyed – this is her legacy. She was a fighter and her enemy was the British working class. Her victories were aided by the politically corrupt leaders of the Labour Party and of many Trades Unions. It is because of policies begun by her that we are in this mess today.
Other prime ministers have followed her path, notably Tony Blair. She was the organ grinder, he was the monkey.
Remember she called Mandela a terrorist and took tea with the torturer and murderer Pinochet.
How should we honor her? Let’s privatize her funeral. Put it out to competitive tender and accept the cheapest bid. It’s what she would have wanted.