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(TRIGGER WARNING: Rape, Suicide, Violence) Suicidal Rape Victim Denied Abortion at 8 Weeks, Forced to Have Caesarian Birth at 25 Weeks

A young woman forced to give birth by caesarean section after being denied an abortion in Ireland became pregnant after she was raped, a friend has said.

The woman, who cannot be named, was refused an abortion when she demanded a termination at eight weeks, saying she was suicidal.

The case is the first proper test of Ireland’s 2013 Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act, which allows for abortions in Irish hospitals in limited circumstances.

Those include the woman’s life being in danger if the pregnancy went to full term and where she is suicidal in such instances as rape and incest…

A friend of the woman told the Irish Times the woman, an immigrant, became pregnant after being raped in her own country. She discovered she was pregnant a few weeks after arriving in Ireland this year and told her friends: “I do not want this. I am too young to be a mother. I am not ready.”

Her friend said the woman was not given information on how to obtain an abortion, and as the pregnancy continued she became increasingly distressed.

The friend said the woman was advised to go to a local doctor, which she did in mid-July. The GP gave her a letter for a hospital, the friend said, and she was admitted. She was told in hospital on 22 July that an abortion was not possible as the pregnancy was too far advanced.

Her friend confirmed that the woman had first asked for a termination when she was eight weeks pregnant.

After the woman threatened to go on hunger strike to protest against the decision, local health authorities obtained a court order to deliver the baby prematurely – at about 25 weeks, according to some reports – to ensure its safety. The infant has been placed in care.

"After the woman threatened to go on hunger strike to protest against the decision, local health authorities obtained a court order to deliver the baby prematurely – at about 25 weeks, according to some reports – to ensure its safety. The infant has been placed in care.”

"deliver the baby prematurely – at about 25 weeks, according to some reports – to ensure its safety.”

to ensure its safety

and nobody considers the safety of the woman, the one who was actually conscious and hurt and in danger

(ignoring the fact ripping a fetus from the womb this prematurely is far from ensuring its fucking safety)

ppaction:

1. Restricting access to safe and legal abortion doesn’t make abortion go away, or make women safer. It puts women in danger.
2. We’re not done fighting for Iowa women.

ppaction:

1. Restricting access to safe and legal abortion doesn’t make abortion go away, or make women safer. It puts women in danger.

2. We’re not done fighting for Iowa women.

sorayachemaly:

NOT A JOKE: Photos from Personhood for Women

Also, check out National Advocates for Pregnant Women, org that stands up for the rights of women (often the ones with the least means) who have no way of  debunks bad science and challenges religious lunatics in courts. 

ppaction:

A federal judge just blocked a medically unnecessary “Texas-style” law in Alabama that would have severely restricted access to safe, legal abortion by forcing all but 2 health centers to stop providing abortions. 

Laws like these place onerous restrictions on doctors and health centers, are politically motivated, and do nothing to advance patients’ health — instead, they put women in danger.

Remember, a lot of these health centers do more than provide abortions - they provide reproductive and sexual healthcare, including pregnancy and childbirth care, to people in areas that would otherwise have no access to affordable care. These laws that shut down these small time clinics put people in danger because it forces them not just to go to extreme lengths to get an abortion but also to go to extreme lengths to get healthcare in general.

thebicker:

foryoursexualinformation:

createourownlight:

cosmopolitanmagazine:

The heads of Planned Parenthood, NARAL, and the Center for Reproductive Rights spoke to Cosmopolitan.com about why Congress needs to pass a law protecting women’s rights »

In case anyone wondered why this needed to happen - a new Planned Parenthood that has never and won’t be providing abortions, but provides women’s healthcare in an under-served area to low-income women, is facing a concerted campaign against them because supplying contraceptives is claimed to be anti-life. The Minnesota Clinic is facing the same protests as ones providing abortions, this time on the grounds that “contraceptives are dangerous”, “destroy families” and “promote sex without limits”.
It seems the success over Hobby Lobby has moved them from “we can’t be involved in supplying contraceptives” to “nobody should be allowed to obtain contraceptives.” How shocking and unpredictable. Oh, wait.

This is very true about the new clinic. I could not believe that they were doing it first! I was very upset also because the clinic is also a Spanish speaking focused clinic, and it is important to have resources for those who speak Spanish as a first/main language. Racism is blatant on the protesters side. There is a clinic similar to this one in a “nicer” part of Minneapolis that is not protested whatsoever, yet does the same services.

^ As always, the “pro-life” movement hurts low-income women of color the most.

thebicker:

foryoursexualinformation:

createourownlight:

cosmopolitanmagazine:

The heads of Planned Parenthood, NARAL, and the Center for Reproductive Rights spoke to Cosmopolitan.com about why Congress needs to pass a law protecting women’s rights »

In case anyone wondered why this needed to happen - a new Planned Parenthood that has never and won’t be providing abortions, but provides women’s healthcare in an under-served area to low-income women, is facing a concerted campaign against them because supplying contraceptives is claimed to be anti-life. The Minnesota Clinic is facing the same protests as ones providing abortions, this time on the grounds that “contraceptives are dangerous”, “destroy families” and “promote sex without limits”.

It seems the success over Hobby Lobby has moved them from “we can’t be involved in supplying contraceptives” to “nobody should be allowed to obtain contraceptives.” How shocking and unpredictable. Oh, wait.

This is very true about the new clinic. I could not believe that they were doing it first! I was very upset also because the clinic is also a Spanish speaking focused clinic, and it is important to have resources for those who speak Spanish as a first/main language. Racism is blatant on the protesters side. There is a clinic similar to this one in a “nicer” part of Minneapolis that is not protested whatsoever, yet does the same services.

^ As always, the “pro-life” movement hurts low-income women of color the most.

Working moms have new breastfeeding rights under the ACA

fuckyeahsexeducation:

Awesome!

Massachusetts To SCOTUS - In Your Face

stfuprolifers:

FUCK YES, MASSACHUSETTS.

ppaction:

Last week, the Supreme Court opened the door for for-profit corporations to deny employees birth control coverage just because their boss doesn’t approve of it. Now, champions in Congress are taking action to fix it.
Ask your lawmakers to go on the record now: Do you side with bosses, or do you support putting birth control coverage back in the hands of people who need it?

ppaction:

Last week, the Supreme Court opened the door for for-profit corporations to deny employees birth control coverage just because their boss doesn’t approve of it. Now, champions in Congress are taking action to fix it.

Ask your lawmakers to go on the record now: Do you side with bosses, or do you support putting birth control coverage back in the hands of people who need it?

The Supreme Court Has Already Expanded Its 'Narrow' Hobby Lobby Ruling

fuckyeahsexeducation:

Sigh, so as this piece says, “On Tuesday, the Court indicated that its ruling applies to for-profit employers who object to all twenty forms of birth control included in the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive mandate, not just the four methods at issue in the two cases decided on Monday.”

It’s not about abortion, it’s about the right to have sex safely.

It’s not about the right to have sex safely, it’s about the right of DFAB people to not have babies when they don’t want to. It’s about the fact they can’t stand people with uteri not becoming mommies. It’s about the fact they can’t stand people with vaginas actually using them for the same reasons people with penises do. 

And a little bit about finding ways to undermine Obama because fuck black people especially those who expressing caring for marginalized people.

Today, five men on the Supreme Court said that women’s reproductive health care is less important than a woman’s boss’s superstition-based prudery and moral trepidation about fornication for female pleasure. They ruled that it doesn’t matter if birth control actually causes abortions; it only matters if business owners sincerely believe that birth control causes abortions. They ruled that it’s okay for a corporate person to discriminate against a female semi-person and dictate that she not spend her compensation on stuff that might possibly be enabling sex without consequences, if they believe that God thinks they should.

Why Women Aren’t People (But Corporations Are)

(Source: lauraolin)