The Messy Life

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knowledgeequalsblackpower:

themidwifeisin:

Check in at TheMidwifeIsIn.tumblr.com if you have any other questions.

There is also the Abortion Pill (Mifepristone).  It can be taken up to 9 weeks (but is most effective up to 7 weeks and check the laws in your state). It is comparable to a miscarriage and after getting the intial dosage from your medical service provider, you take the rest at home and go through the process at home.

This is super important, valuable information that I think many people don’t know. Also, when you go to an abortion clinic (I at least know this is true for Planned Parenthood) there’s a counseling meeting where you discuss the alternatives with a doctor and sign a consent form saying that abortion is what you really want. A lot of people who oppose abortion will want to tell you that abortion clinics and reproductive health centers will try to convince you to have the abortion, but that’s just not true. (I mean, only 3% of Planned Parenthood’s services are abortions. Family planning and community health centers like Planned Parenthood are often more concerned with prevention and awareness and other aspects of health. They’re more interested in helping you have options than they are in only giving you the one.)

Nor is it true that any medical center will throw the embryo away in a dumpster after the procedure. I’m sure none of you really thought that, but slander is a vicious thing that spreads and becomes true in the eyes of those who want to believe it because it fits into their agenda.

Additionally: know your rights. When I worked at Planned Parenthood, I learned that protesters are not allowed to be in front of the building or in the parking lot. They have to stay on the sidewalk, further away from the building. They are not supposed to try to convince you not to go into the building, nor can they physically block you from going in or follow you inside. You have to be let in by someone already in the building, which means that any appointment you have there - counseling, a check-up, a mammogram, an abortion, a testing - will be confidential and safe.

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#themidwifeisin 
"What you allow, is what will continue."
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gabbigolightly:

Jessica Lange, 1974 by Antonio Lopez

good lord, woman

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Iggy Azalea interview →

piggyazalea:

"Getting the word racist put on me sucked," she says. “And it’s hurtful for other people to have to hear it (she nods in the direction of the boyfriend, who is buttering a crumpet). And it is hurtful for other people’s families to have to hear it. I think people seriously need to rethink that word. We are very liberal in flinging it around and it is pretty fucking heavy.” - Iggy Azalea, June 2014

You know what’s hurtful? Racism. Saying prejudiced things about various races and ethnicities repeatedly and laughing it off can be hurtful. Instead of apologizing, Iggy blames those who are offended for being offended. She hasn’t changed at all. 

Quick note: I’m still not deleting this blog. If you’re mad about it, butter a crumpet. 

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heroes-get-made:

PTSD and Fireworks

For some, the nightmares of war continue long after returning home. Moreover, sudden, loud noises are often triggering for people with PTSD regardless of military service. The symptoms can be worse at night. Consider talking to your neighbors before setting off fireworks this July 4th.

I’m not sure anyone who sets off fireworks at their house at night has EVER thought of the feelings of their neighbors, but on the off chance you’re considering it, please talk to your neighbors first.

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"Can you see me? All of me? Probably not. No one ever really has."
Jeffrey Eugenides, Middlesex  (via larmoyante)

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"I’d like to believe if I ever were to feel it, that I’d have the courage to seize it."

Claire, Letters To Juliet

I’ve saved all my courage for this moment.

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