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The Cracked Crystal Ball II: On "Matters Of Conscience"

So, one of the Roman Catholic Archbishops thinks that Justin Trudeau’s recent implementation of party policy needs a rethink. Collins pointedly mentioned that there are two million Catholics in his diocese. He said he encourages them to get involved in politics as both voters and candidates. 

“It is not right that they be excluded by any party for being faithful to their conscience.”

Let’s get something absolutely clear here.  Abortion (which is what this is primarily about) is a matter of individual conscience.  That is to say, if you object to abortion on “conscience” grounds, then don’t have (Read more…)

The Cracked Crystal Ball II: Decision Making and Pregnancy

Think that the Harper Government doesn't have an anti-woman agenda? Think again.

From LifeSite: Conservative MP Kyle Seeback openly admits that he was once “fairly comfortable” with the viewpoint that a pregnant woman should have the option to abort in the case of rape. He also says that even though he saw abortion as okay for rape and incest, he still thought of himself as “pro-life.”

But all that changed one day when Seeback was invited by Campaign Life Coalition in 2006 to attend a talk by Rebecca Kiessling, a woman who was conceived in rape and (Read more…)

Dead Wild Roses: Pro-Life Mendacity Kills Women

So as it turns out women, mysteriously, don’t fall into the category of “life” that needs protection or saving. ‘Pro-life’ is anti-woman from snout to spade.

 

“Unsafe abortion is responsible for 13% of maternal deaths worldwide and represents one of the four major causes of pregnancy-related mortality and morbidity”

— WHO, Safe Abortion: Technical and Policy Guidance for Health Systems, second ed., Geneva: WHO, 2012.

Filed under: Feminism Tagged: Abortion, Abortion Facts, Anti-woman propaganda, Feminism, Pro-life

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Dead Wild Roses: Medical Facts keep getting in the way of Pro-Life Argumentation

Nice to have a handy reference poster to deal with our anti-choice, forced birth friends.

Filed under: Education, Feminism Tagged: Abortion, Anti-Choice is Anti-Woman, Anti-Choice Zealotry, Pro-Choice, Pro-life, Pro-life fail

Dead Wild Roses: Dear Forced Birth Advocates…

Filed under: Education, Feminism Tagged: Abortion, Feminism, Forced Birth Advocates need to know, Pro-Choice, Pro-life

Dead Wild Roses: Christian Pro Life Anti-Woman Bullshitters on Display

It is amazing the fuck-wittery that metastasizes when you combine religion and anti-choice thinking. I’m so disgusted and anguished over the deceptive practices at these so called Crisis Pregnancy Centers that I’m reproducing the entire article by Caitlin Bancroft written on the Huffington Post Blog. A big hearty frak-you goes out to our anti-choice christian friends. Read on about how the work of good christians in action.

“I wasn’t considering abortion. I wasn’t considering adoption, or parenting, or childcare. I wasn’t even pregnant, and I definitely wasn’t scared — at least not at first.

When I (Read more…)

Dead Wild Roses: Again, “Pro-Life” is Death for Women – Beatriz in El Salvador

How many more examples do we need of the lethal nature of the supposedly “pro-life” position? Let’s clear this up by naming them correctly, for the record, when you hear the term “Pro-life” you need to replace that with “anti-woman forced birth advocate”. Why? Because what forced birthers are about is stripping women of their rights and of their bodily autonomy. Beatriz, like Savita Halappanavar, is being put in mortal peril because where she lives the forced birth brigades ideas are reality, and women really do not have rights.

“The 22-year-old woman suffers from severe and (Read more…)

The Ranting Canadian: Canada’s annual protest against women’s rights was…

Canada’s annual protest against women’s rights was held at Parliament Hill on May 9, 2013, drawing thousands of right-wing busybodies who can’t keep their authoritarianism in their pants.

The name of the yearly “March For Life” is misleading, because most of the religious fanatics who attend these events are very selective about their concern for life. They almost exclusively focus on unborn fetuses, and spare almost no thought for actual human beings who have left the womb. Causes of premature death such as war, capital punishment, poverty, pollution, depression and unsafe working conditions are barely on their radar, if at (Read more…)

Dead Wild Roses: Clarification for our Anti-Choice Friends: Life at Conception? Err..No.

One of the cheap rhetorical tricks that forced birth advocates often use is the idea that somehow “Science” (ya know science, that vast shadowy monolithic structure) supports their crappy arguments and thus lends weight to their assault on women and their rights. One of the easiest tells illustrating the rhetorical, rather than scientific vein of this particular argument, is that idea that we have a definite grasp of when “life” begins. Unsurprisingly, the anti-choice position relies on a gross simplification of what the bio-medical position actually is on when life begins. The irony is very rich as

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Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday PSA – This Is My Body

 

Ah, the forced birth lobby has finally pissed off enough women to start the inevitable slapdown of their deplorable, retrograde fundamentally anti-woman position. Let’s keep this video in the “abortion” feed for a long time, in light of that goal, I encourage everyone to share and repost this clip on their blog, so our anti-choice friends know exactly what they are up against.

Filed under: Feminism Tagged: Abortion, Feminism, Pro-Choice, Pro-life

Dead Wild Roses: Forced Birth Advocates – Anti-Woman all the Time

It is nice when the anti-woman, fetus-fetish brigade starts getting worked up. The thin veil of “protecting life” is torn away leaving only the desperate misogyny that is so typical of the anti-choice zealots. This from the Feel that pro-life love! Tumblr.

damnsoprochoice:

jojobear11:

damnsoprochoice:

jojobear11:

Lol, people who think bodily autonomy is more important than the right to life.

Lol, people who think it’s okay to use someone’s body against their will and think that anyone will benefit from forced pregnancies and birth. Lol, people who think think that an embryo is

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Dead Wild Roses: The Fetus is Not A Person, So Sayeth the Catholic Church

Well. I’m glad to see the Catlicks coming around on an important issue to women and their rights. This is an object lesson for the deluded pro-life movement. Your fetus worshipping is useful for whipping up the frenzy and getting people all frothy, but when serious issues come its time for you to sit the frack down and shut the frack up on cue while the adults talk about the serious issues.

From the Alter.net article -

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And all of this—all of it—goes back to the Church’s insistence that life begins with your very

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Dead Wild Roses: DWR PSA – Abortion Facts

 

Go to the Guttmacher Institute website for more information.

 

Filed under: Feminism Tagged: Abortion, Feminism, Pro-Choice, Pro-life

Dead Wild Roses: Evidence in Action – Plug your ears now Anti-Choice Advocates.

The Guttmacher Institute is all about giving women the rights to control their reproductive future and of course their bodies. The pro-woman, pro-choice position is based on evidence and facts that no amount of prayer, handwaving or appeals to emotion can over come.

Being that your position(my beloved anti-choicers) is almost always a combination of those three factors it has come time to admit you’ve lost and now its time to move on. I’m sure there are other worthy causes that require your nuanced attention – perhaps trying to get creationism into the school science curricula, or getting

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Dead Wild Roses: Savita Halappanavar’s Death – Victory for the Irish Catholic “Pro-Life” Murder Brigade

I needed some time to digest this story… Sorry folks but that is a lie. I needed some time to come back to a (relatively) coherent state before I could write reasonably about what went down with Savita Halappanavar. A post filled with nothing but white-hot rage and invective against the pustulant ass-pimples known as [...] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Savita Halappanavar’s Death – Victory for the Irish Catholic “Pro-Life” Murder Brigade

Dead Wild Roses: Pro-Life is Pro-Ignorance as well – Ottawa School Trip Cancelled.

You would think that here in Canada we would have at least few more moments of sanity. Apparently not.

“A trip for students from two Ottawa Catholic high schools to observe the U.S. presidential election has been cancelled because of an article on an anti-abortion website, leaving students and parents confused and disappointed.”

The Fetus Fetishists along with their religiously deluded supporters are curtailing childrens’ education because their nose slipped a notch out of joint.

“Scott Searle, a teacher at St. Peter, organized the trip to give them a first-hand glimpse of the American presidential election

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Dead Wild Roses: The Religious Antagonist – Ultrasounds and Abortion

 

The RA doing what he does best, getting in the face of people who seek to strip people of their status as human beings.

Filed under: Politics Tagged: Abortion, Anti-woman legislation, Pro-life, Pro-life fail, Ultrasounds

Dead Wild Roses: Abortion Worldwide – What the Anti-Choicers deny and don’t want you to know.

Need fetus porn and bullshit arguments? Look up your local, if you’re unlucky, pro-life chapter. This video illustrates the basic lie that hovers below the surface of much of pro-life land. Being pro-life is *not* about preserving life it is about removing choice from women, thus in reality anti-choice is a much more appropriate moniker for this particular subset of deluded people.

An estimated 40 million abortions will take place in the developing world in 2012. Most of these procedures will be clandestine and unsafe, taking a terrible toll on women’s lives. Reducing the number of unsafe abortions

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Dead Wild Roses: Since when does the GOP make sense on Womens Issues?

Who would have thunk?

Filed under: Politics Tagged: Abortion, Decent Republicans, Politics, Pro-Choice, Pro-life

Canadian Progressive: PETITION: Mayor of Kelowna Must Rescind Anti-abortion Proclamation

This petition is sponsored by the Abortion Rights Coalition of Canada / Coalition pour le droit à l’avortement au Canada. It calls on Walter Gray, the Mayor of Kelowna, B.C., to rescind his recent proclamation of September 23-30, 2012, as the “Protect Human Life Week”. Dear Mayor Walter Gray, The signatories to this letter object to the proclamation you issued on July 3 declaring September 23-30, 2012 as “Protect Human Life Week.” This proclamation, issued at the request of the Kelowna Right to Life Society, is highly inappropriate and should be rescinded immediately. When the city states: “It is

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Dead Wild Roses: Abortion Saves Women’s Lives – Anti-Choice really is Anti-Woman

This is a snippet from the Raw Story. Go there and read the full article about how the republican party of the US want to happily join impoverished nations in destroying female autonomy. The fetus-fetish crew never seem to key on the fact that women are alive and are actually fully human being with the full status we accord to autonomous individuals. Facts I guess, get in the way of screaming “what about the baaaaaaaaabeeeeeeee!!1!!!”, till either they or their opponents are rendered unconscious.

“A study published in The Lancet last January shows that the countries

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