Bunny master post
The abortion industry—specifically Planned Parenthood—rakes in nearly a billion dollars from private donations. According to Planned Parenthood’s 2012-2013 annual report, the “family planning” organization performed 327,166 abortions and received $540.6 million in taxpayer funding, or roughly $1.5 million per day. In 2012, it had $58.2 million in excess revenue and raked in over $1.3 billion in net assets. Moreover, as Susan B. Anthony List’s Planned Parenthood fact sheet notes, “abortions made up 93.8% of Planned Parenthood’s pregnancy services, while prenatal care and adoption referrals accounted for only 5.6% (19,506) and 0.6% (2,197), respectively” that same year.
Like other government subsidies, abortion subsidies are unnecessary, wasteful, and most of all, inhumane.
Why is Planned Parenthood—a corporation worth billions—afraid to compete in the free market? Simple. It wouldn’t survive given the high unpopularity of their anti-life services.
Here are three points to make if Planned Parenthood is privatized:
· Abortion advocates will decry the privatization of Planned Parenthood as an “assault” on women’s rights. Remember: abortion is not the only issue concerning women. Women care about life, personal responsibility, responsible gun ownership, paying bills, and reducing the size and scope of government. Women shouldn’t have to bear the burden of seeing their tax dollars pay for products and services they don’t like.
· Abortion advocates will suggest that privatizing abortion excuses rape and incest. These are red herring statements they use to delegitimize the pro-life movement. Rather than being baited into saying ridiculous things like “legitimate rape,” counter this with facts. Planned Parenthood’s primary service is abortion. Even the pro-abortGuttmacher Institutesays rape and incest “account for less than 1.5% of all abortions.”
· Abortion advocates despise alternative options in lieu of abortion being made available to women. (Whatever happened to choice?) Abortion is a medically invasive procedure that has negative implications. Women shouldn’t be bullied into doing something dangerous and harmful to their health and preborn babies. Pregnancy crisis centers are wonderful resources for expectant mothers. These centers are privately-funded, help expectant mothers prepare for birth, and encourage adoption.
Our strides to eliminate abortion must be gradual and incremental. It’s encouraging to see the country trending pro-life, despite living under the most pro-abortion administration to date. Defunding Planned Parenthood has been met with agreement by conservatives, libertarians, and independents who are morally and financially opposed to federally-funded abortion.
Choice shouldn’t be constricted; choice should be unlimited. Choose life and choose how your money is spent!
Can’t say I’ve seen this idea before. I’d rather see it outlawed, y’know, since it’s legalized murder, but if we have to go gradually…
jesus christ, I’m rolling my eyes so hard right now. why not cite directly to Planned Parenthood’s website where it says that abortions count as 3% of their services provided, instead of a “fact” sheet from an obviously biased pro-life site? seriously, they cite everything completely wrong on the sheet if anyone bothers to double-check. not to mention that your precious tax dollars don’t go towards these abortions due to things like the Hyde Amendment. not to mention that most people in the U.S believe that abortion should stay legal, while 61% of Americans oppose a constitutional ban on abortion.
but congrats on wanting to take away services that provide affordable birth control and pregnancy resources to people! seriously, if you want to prevent more abortions, how about you follow Planned Parenthood’s lead in preventing abortions and help advocate for easily accessible birth control instead of denying people necessary health services?
Why, then, does Planned Parenthood say they will have to close down if abortion were illegal? Seems to be their main shtick.
The article I’m linking to doesn’t advocate for making it illegal. I think it should be, but I recognize it probably won’t happen soon. I do think, like the author linked to, that PP should not be federally funded. If so many Americans support legal abortion, and if PP has so many other services that it offers, I guess it will survive in the free market without federal funding. Pro-choice folks can donate to it and keep it afloat, right?
Guess what, birth control and pregnancy resources are already affordable (at least the former) and widely available. Churches and crisis pregnancy centers and charities (religious and otherwise) all provide these things, and as for birth control, you can buy it pretty cheap.
>”Don’t cite an obviously biased source”
>Cites Planned Parenthood to claim they prevent abortions
>When Planned Parenthood is the major abortion provider in the US
Oh yeah, and why are these “necessary health services”? Because of someone’s actions. Unless they were raped - that accounts for 1-3%.
“Why, then, does Planned Parenthood say they will have to close down if abortion were illegal?”
“Guess what, birth control and pregnancy resources are already affordable (at least the former) and widely available.”
also . birth control is unfortunately not readily available to everyone, and due to abstinence-only sex education, not everyone knows their options or how to use them properly. Even though the ACA has helped in making BC more affordable for people, it still doesn’t cover everything; for example, if your insurance comes through a religious institution such as a Catholic hospital, they don’t cover BC. I pay out-of-pocket because of this, but Planned Parenthood makes it more affordable for me.
“Churches and crisis pregnancy centers and charities (religious and otherwise) all provide these things, and as for birth control, you can buy it pretty cheap.”
Crisis Pregnancy Centers lie about the effectiveness of birth control and about abortion. they are not run by trained medical professionals like Planned Parenthood or similar clinics, but by volunteers. and “birth control is still pretty cheap?” again, it’s still not affordable or easily accessible for everyone. but by all means if it’s so “cheap”, you could always fork over the $50+ every 3 months for mine. ;) (down from $200+ thanks to good ol’ PP!)
>”Don’t cite an obviously biased source”
>Cites Planned Parenthood to claim they prevent abortions
>When Planned Parenthood is the major abortion provider in the US
their finances and tax info are literally available right on their website. but they’re totally lying to the IRS about this just to pull the wool over our eyes, right?
"Oh yeah, and why are these “necessary health services”? Because of someone’s actions. Unless they were raped - that accounts for 1-3%."
ah yes, so pro-life, caring about the precious lil fetuses who should have a chance to live because people can’t keep their legs closed*!
*except when someone is raped, apparently those precious lil fetuses are somehow different than the other ones conceived from consensual sex.
seriously, hun, pregnancy is not a punishment for having consensual sex. but anyways. Planned Parenthood doesn’t just provide birth control and abortion services, they also provide prenatal care, cancer screenings such as PAP smears, pregnancy tests, STI tests, family practice services and adoption referrals. [x] I’d say that most, if not all, of those fall under necessary health services. again, have fun actively trying to take away these services from people who genuinely need it.
Abortion clinics close when new restrictions on them appear. You can Google that. Birth control isn’t available to everyone, but what is? Air, I guess. Didn’t say I supported abstinence-only sex ed, but it’s not like people, including teenagers, don’t know about other options (Internet, magazines, relatives, friends, TV, etc.). PP’s medical practitioners are not all legitimate or confirmed by area hospitals, and your sources are also biased (NARAL, huh?).
Birth control is something you want, and something I don’t use, so how about you pay for it yourself, like you should for any service or product, and not call me “hun” since we don’t know each other? I didn’t go into the rape issue, since the post was getting long, but I do oppose abortion in all cases, including rape. Funny that you think you’re calling me out when you support abortion in all cases (you’ve made no distinctions yourself) including when the mother’s pregnancy is simply inconvenient. Pregnancy is not a punishment, it is the intended result of sex. I don’t deny that PP has other services, but I am against abortion, and whatever else they provide doesn’t change that. Not like PP’s the only provider of most of those services or like no one else is willing to help people.
Since your URL indicates that neither of us will be changing our minds, I’m probably not going to respond to you again. Have a good day.
Hey, I’m a grocery robin here, and I kinda just wanted to get this out there about what happened today during the middle of my shift. First of all this isn’t a big dramatic rant like others are, but it pissed me off when my coworker told me.
Ok, so I work in a outlet-type grocery store, surprised that people mistake it for a regular one and still get mad at me. (If you aren’t sure what an outlet is, it’s basically a store that gets its products from overstock or close to date products from other stores) And today a customer came in with a cart full of groceries which came up to like $200 something and this lady swiped her card fine and everything was fine. I also called a coworker up to help me bag.
I gave her her receipt and then she ‘accidentally’ forgot to give me a $3 coupon to use on her purchase, and told me to take it off. I told her that I couldn’t do that since she already made the purchase, and that she could use it another day (since I know she is a regular that comes every couple of days).
But no, she demanded that I call my manager to take it off, I look to the side and see a few customers waiting in line. So I just concede and call up another checker to help out those other customers, and then my manager for customer service. My manager comes up and the customer fakes a nice-lady request of wanting money in exchange for a coupon. Now, my manager is like my usual self, kinda blindly following requests just to appease people, but very nice and smart. He does it, I take the coupon and hand her $3, she seemed pleased and I just tell her to have a good day. She says to me to have a good one too, and it was time for my lunch.
During my lunch, the coworker who helped me bag came into the break room and asked me if I had heard what that customer said after I left. I said no, and apparently my coworker heard her mumble, “heh, sucker.”
Like, seriously, you’re a grown-ass woman, you think you have the right to insult me after the fact of me being kind to you? Ugh, this isn’t much, but I kinda flared up and brushed it aside until I remembered when I got on Tumblr.
why touch her hair though? Dammit…
Reason number 45-60754280865’11B I won’t go on a mission trip.
I am soooo done
Mission trips make me sick
This baby girl is being treated like a tourist attraction or a wild animal and I am not here for this. This picture says so much about the owner of that white hand.
This photo makes me feel so uncomfortable
this photo makes me fucking angry.
and a mission trip? .. yeah, aka colonialism.
Get OUT of our countries with this fucking bullshit, honestly. Missionaries are already fucking so much up in African countries. As a gay Nigerian I LIVE the repercussions of this daily. I’ve been exorcised, had bibles thrown at me, been sent to priests for a “cure”, been given spiritual baths which burn my skin to “wash the devil out of me” you name it. Done by my own family and people at the behest of “our Lord and Savior”. It’s traumatic, and especially hurtful when we understand that general acceptance of same sex love and eroticism and more nuanced, varied understandings of gender were the norm PRIOR to colonization and missionary activity.
And then we have pictures like this to remind us of the OTHER bullshit these missionary fuckers do. They roll up in our countries as “white saviors” and are constantly doing racist bullshit like this. Objectifying us, casting us as “primitive” and in need of being saved from ourselves and our “heathen” ways. Let’s not even start on the rampant sexual abuses priests committed against Africans across the continent. The ways in which they destroyed and suppressed our cultures. Made us hate ourselves to the point that today we call our own grandfathers and grandmothers with traditional beliefs “despicable heathens” and Satanists. Where they have so warped our cultures, identities and understanding of self, to fit THEIR white colonial mold.
We forget that missionaries came as colonizers first and foremost, and in many cases caused far more egregious and long lasting damage than the colonial administrators themselves. And they are still doing it today. Look at the rise of Christian fundamentalism in Africa in the last 30 years and you will see a direct correlation with a rise in hate and animus against same sex loving and trans people in many African countries. Watch the movie “God Loves Uganda” if you don’t believe me: the legacy and impact of missionaries on Africa is DAMNING and is getting WORSE, especially for those of us who identify as LGBTQ.
It makes me sick. This picture makes me sick. Missionaries make me sick. What they have done to our cultures and communities and traditions makes me sick. Their racism cloaked with a smile and their “good Book” makes me sick. The fact that they think that they’re “doing good” while they’re just reproducing white supremacist patriarchal colonial structures of control, domination and subjugation makes me sick. They don’t see us as full people, but as spectacles for their white gaze, as this picture makes so bitingly clear, and they don’t give a damn as long as they make their God “happy”
You have caused so much pain in my life and that of many of my friends. It hurts.
GET THE FUCK OUT OF AFRICA (or wherever this pic was taken) AND LEAVE OUR CHILDREN ALONE!!!!
And a big fuck you to all of the people doing mission “service trips” to ~*aFRicA*~ too.
I’m utterly and completely done.
As a daughter of black missionaries who have taken predominantly white people with them on short term missions to black and brown countries, I can attest that these people are often poorly trained with little to offer except demonstrations of their supposed superiority (as Christians, as white people and as westerners).
It gives them a huge white savior high and then they come back taking abut how the trip changed their lives (nothing much about the people they were going to “help” because you can’t do anything in a week).
Mind you, these are the same Fox News watching republicans who don’t want a penny of “their money” going to healthcare or WIC or homelessness or schools. But these foreign brown and black people are somehow better, more noble and more worthy of their attention than the starving and impoverished people whose gaze they avoid and plight they ignore in their own countries. Not so scary and argumentative and more appreciative. [huge eye roll]
If you attack missionaries, you are an absolutely sick human being. These are people dedicating their lives to actually physically improving the welfare of the people you bloggers keep whining are so impoverished. They’re over there providing food, building homes, giving medical care. It may be only for a week, but that’s because they’re moving on to the next country to provide the care they so desperately need. But you’re complaining that, oh no, a white girl took a photo with an African girl’s hair!
They’re out there doing the work that needs to be done, and you run a Tumblr blog about oppression. Who is really helping these people?
Answer: not you.
"IT MAY BE A POST-SCARCITY WORLD FILLED WITH ABUNDANCE."
THIS IS A FUCKING “LIBERTARIAN ICON” SAYING THIS.
OKAY, I FINALLY RELISED WHY PEOPLE NOW DISLIKE MODERN LIBERTARIANS
WHENEVER I SAID I WAS A LIBERTARIAN, I MEANT IT IN THE ROTHBARD MEANING OF THE WORD
"Ancap" or "Minarchist" is the new "Libertarian".
I just changed my tumblr description to Rothbard libertarian, wow, i didnt realise modern libertarians were THIS stupid. I fucking hate it when people change the meaning of an specific term like libertarian, democrat, liberal, etc…
Oh, honey, it goes much deeper and gets much, much worse. I have more screenshots.
Damn, i need to see that, research time people, i was basically calling myself a communist
Check out my latest post. These people claim they’re libertarians but they’re not. But anyone who witnesses this constantly understands that when people call themselves libertarians, they’re to be viewed with skepticism until proven otherwise.
But actually being a real libertarian is fine. Just don’t get mixed up in this garbage.
in the UK, it takes you a lifetime to get treatment and then you die. in America, you get the best treatment immediately. God I hate the ignorant youth on tumblr.
the government owns you in the UK. the government does not own us in America. “A government big enough to give you everything you want, is a government big enough to take away everything that you have.” -Thomas Jefferson
and universal healthcare isn’t free. it comes out of your huge taxes.
Can’t reblog this quote enough.
I recently saw a post about the blackwashing of Julius Caesar and completely agreed with it. But because of that, and the comments left on the reblogs of that, I felt compelled to make this post because I’ve had it up to fucking here with people who clearly have never stepped a single foot in Italy and yet keep spewing shit out of their ass about Italians being “PoC” and “not white” and “olive skinned”. Don’t you fucking dare say that a black man is appropriate to play someone that is supposed to have Italian heritage. I have absolutely no problem with black men, but they sure as hell don’t look like people who are of Italian heritage.
You people saying that are stupid as fuck, and you need to shut the fuck up. Seriously, olive skinned Italians are a minority, and mainly are Sicilian or Calabrian. Why? Because North Africans invaded those regions a few centuries back and obviously some racemixing happened. (Ps. So much for whites being the only bad people in the world)
That’s two regions out of an entire country. And guess fucking what? Rome isn’t in either of those two regions. And guess fucking what? Julius Caesar was a roman. Julius Caesar was most definitely white, stop trying to claim people from my country’s history as PoC and stop trying to make my country what it’s not because you can’t handle the fact that Italy is white.
You see the man in the photo? That’s Claudio Marchisio, he’s an Italian footballer. Does he look white? I fucking think so. He also looks very Italian, and if you deny it you clearly don’t know much about Italy. If you go anywhere in Northern and Central Italy I can assure you, people will look fucking white. Even in the south most people will look white, maybe some will be tan, but they’re still. fucking. white.
Fucking educate yourself before you start spewing nonsense all over the place, you’re fucking ridiculous (obviously only applies to people who say we are apparently “PoC”).
Same goes for Greece.
David Gilson is a French Artist. In 2007, over being excited for Disney’s Black Princess, he created a plethora of wonderful artwork in anticipation.
Many of them created during earliest production in which the film was then titled The Frog Princess and the heroine was named Maddy the chambermaid. These works since have been passed around as if they were conceptual artwork during production. In part for being well done and existing a year prior to any real art released to the press and public.
As The Princess and The Frog hops towards five years since theatrical release, it it time to identify these great works of art as they are, fan art.
The right column showcases the beautiful pieces by Disney Artists. David Gilson’s fan artwork is used often when talking about natural hair for Tiana. Lorelay Bové, Sue Nichols, Chris Appelhans, Armand Baltazar and Kevin Gollaher have drawn natural hair in their concept art and unfortunately that aspect did not make it to realization.
David was contracted by Disney Publishing and Disney Consumer Products for Tangled in 2010. Hey, who knows maybe all the attention to his Tiana art landed him the job. We wish him the best in all his artistic endeavors!