I’m really hoping this week will be better, because this week wasn’t exactly great. But the thing is, I said that at the beginning of last week, and the week before that
- Undocumented immigrants paid $10.6 billion in taxes in 2010, and those in California paid $2.2 billion
- Immigration reform would cause the deficit to shrink by $197 billion over the next decade
- Undocumented immigrants have limited healthcare options and don’t *leech* off of healthcare since they fear deportation and don’t have documents to obtain health insurance, which puts millions of people without insurance because of their immigration status
I bet you can tell I’m a woman,” she said, “and I suspect the rest of the world can, too.”
She said she was all too aware that if she was selected, she would represent several hundred male athletes in the NBA; she would deal with league officials and agents who were nearly all men; she would negotiate with team owners who were almost all men; and she would stand before reporters who were predominantly men.
She did not flinch. “My past,” she told the room, “is littered with the bones of men who were foolish enough to think I was someone they could sleep on.
Sadness, sadness, and sadness
So tonight was the last time I’ll see my cousin before he leaves for Alaska again for the Air Force. Thankfully, he won’t be away for too long, as he’ll be back in December for a week. It is a surprise, however, and he and I are keeping it on the down low so that we can surprise his parents when he comes back. However, after that I won’t see him until late 2016 at the earliest, so it’s a bit of a scary thought, and one I don’t really want to think about at the moment. It’s honestly been a blast having him back, having both a family member and a great friend to just chill and hang out with. He’s helped me stay grounded these last few weeks, and I’m really gonna miss him.
I saw my girlfriend yesterday, albeit for a short amount of time due to the fact that we both didn’t know she would be coming back until the night before. Still, it was an incredible time, filled with long hugs, loads of catching up, and just a bit of ice cream thrown onto my face. For all my croning about being alone, it was nice to be together again, if only for a little while.
Today, on the other hand, I scrolled through my feeds, on Facebook and Twitter, and was bombarded with all sorts of college-related crap. People posting pictures from their move-in week, or their new fraternity/sorority, or just getting pumped up for what would be a considerably ‘wild’ day of college football. It was depressing, again, to see so many people having all sorts of fun as they get acclimated to their new environments, and I long for the day where I can scroll through all of this and not feel a pang of sadness rush through me. I really do hope that day comes soon, because it feels like all I’ve been able to do is mope, and it’s a horrible feeling
monobeartheater said: aah, you're right, sorry just relaying what I heard, should have fact checked
Yes, of course pro-choicers don’t like seeing the ugly truth displayed in front of them.
100,000 flags are kinda hard to ignore, they need to resort to fabricated lies to discredit.
Mourning 100, 000 lives lost each year in Canada.
i literally just admitted my mistake and you turn it around and essentially call me a lying blind idiot
so here’s my turn to lay into you jackass
You want a law? We have one, it’s called the Canada Health Act.
In 1969 Pierre Trudeau’s Liberal government ruled that abortion would be legal in the event that the pregnancy endangered the well being of the mother.
in 1988 in R. v. Morgentaler the supreme court ruled that the current law was unconstitutional and ruled that abortion would be legal for any woman who desired one by simply talking to her health care professional
their reasoning is incredible simple when you think about it. See we in these first world countries have a thing called bodily autonomy.
What’s it mean?
”Bodily integrity is the inviolability of the physical body and emphasizes the importance of personal autonomy and the self-determination of human beings over their own bodies. It considers the violation of bodily integrity as an unethical infringement, intrusive, and possibly criminal.”
Essentially no one can do anything to your body without your consent, this includes taking organs which is why you signed or did not sign the forms donating your organs to science or to people in need on the event of your death. It’s optional because, again, bodily autonomy. You decide.
Notice that key phrase there? Even in the event of your death they cannot take your organs because you do not consent to it.
No one can live using your body without your consent. This is written in the Ontario Health Care Consent Act in the Charter of Rights and Freedoms
furthermore this is highlighted in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.
What’s my point?
Forcing a woman to carry a child violated her bodily autonomy, her decision to choose what or who uses her body when.
You are saying a woman has less right to her body THAN A CORPSE.
So that’s still probably not enough for you.
So what about rape? Woman is impregnanted without her consent? Would you let her get an abortion then?
If the woman was guaranteed death due to her health during the pregnancy would you let her get the abortion then?
The baby will be born but she will die it just replacing her life is that good enough for you?
Why don’t you focus on the ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY THOUSAND HOMELESS CHILDREN IN CANAD RIGHT THIS SECOND?
Or do you only want to help people who won’t be aware of your involvement for 15 years after you do anything so they can’t say anything?
The fetus is not a baby, pro lifers do not seem to get that, it’s a bunch of cells until it is biologically considered alive. Killing those cells means nothing, Right this second I am killing thousands and thousands and thousands of my skin cells as I move my hand to type, they fall off into my keyboard and die.
Where’s my pro-skincell life movement?
So when is the baby considered alive? Biologically science decides a baby is alive when you can apply this acronym to it
M oving -can/does it move?
R espiration -does it respire?
S ense -does it have senses?
G row-does it grow?
R eproduce -can it reproduce?
E xcrete -does it excrete or emit waste of some kind?
F ood -does it need food/nutrition?
Babies do not have full senses until THIRTY TWO WEEKS INTO GESTATION
Finally what do people like me call our movement?
not pro Abortion.
We call it pro CHOICE
I can have an abortion if I WANT TO, again bodily autonomy. My friend across the hall can decide she doesnt want to have an abortion, HER CHOICE. BODILY AUTONOMY.
It’s not pro abortion, it’s pro “IM NOT THE BOSS OF EVERYONE”, or do you need to return to kindergarden to learn these basic life skills again?
AND JUST IN CASE YOU FUCKING DARED TO PULL RELIGION ON MY ASS
CHRISTAIN GOD IS OMNICIENT
1 John 3:20
For whenever our heart condemns us, God is greater than our heart, and he knows everything.
“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations.”
IF GOD DOES NOT DO ANYTHING ABOUT ABORTION THAN WHAT DOES THAT SAY? IT SAYS HE KNEW IT WOULD HAPPEN AND ACCEPTED IT
/FINALLY/ IF FOR WHATEVER REASON YOU THINK YOU CAN STILL TRY AND FORCE A WOMAN TO CARRY A BABY
THEN PLEASE REMEMBER IN GRADE ONE WHEN YOUR TEACHER EXPLAINED THE SEPERATION OF CHURCH AND STATE IN HISTORY CLASS
shit son, that was awesome
Oh man I can’t wait for the NFL to don pink-everything in support of breast cancer awareness, and show just how much they respect, and more importantly, support women
What is coming is better than what is gone.
Today I spent the evening/night having dinner with my two cousins, one of whom is back from being stationed in Alaska as part of the Air Force, but will only be here for about another two weeks before he has to head back. We hung out, explored Convoy, and ate to our hearts content. It was a joyous and fun-filled time, but now I look back at it and feel nothing but sadness. After my cousin leaves again for the Air Force, I won’t see him again until 2016, around May. And my other cousin is older, and works full-time while being a hardcore gym fanatic, which is great for him, but makes for a difficult time planning hangouts. With seemingly everyone leaving, I’ve been clinging to these moments with my family, but it’s hard to ignore that this too has a timer on it. I just feel so alone and sad all the time, waiting for January to come so I can finally put my time to use. This awkward transition period is horrible, cause while I’m working and doing my best to keep myself occupied, I can just never lose the feeling that I’m doing nothing, and that everyone is off doing great things, while I’m still here at home, trying to put my life back together.