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Hi, I'm Alyssa! I'm a 19-year-old nanny and ESE major from South Florida. I also work at the YMCA. I'm a big fan of Disney, sunflowers, feminism, and babies. I like dresses and lipstick and frilly things and Jonathan Groff. My boyfriend's name is Tyler and you'll probably see a lot about him here too.








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“I must remind you that starving a child is violence. Suppressing a culture is violence. Neglecting school children is violence. Punishing a mother and her family is violence. Discrimination against a working man is violence. Ghetto housing is violence. Ignoring medical need is violence. Contempt for poverty is violence.”

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I had a patient in the clinic who really did not want an abortion but who had no resources to cover the costs of prenatal care or childbirth. She was single and without insurance coverage but made just enough money to be ineligible for state assistance. She already had outstanding bills at the hospital and with the local ob-gyn practice. No doctor would see her without payment up front.

We were willing to do the abortion for a reduced rate or for free if necessary. But she really didn’t want an abortion. Once I understood her situation, I went to the phone and called the local ‘crisis pregnancy center.’

"Hello, this is Dr. Wicklund."

Dead silence. I might as well have said I was Satan.

"Hello?" I said again. "This is Dr. Wicklund."

"Hello," very tentatively, followed by another long silence.

"I need help with a patient," I said. She came to me for an abortion, but really doesn’t want one. What she really needs is someone to do her prenatal care and birth for free."

"What do you expect us to do?"

I let that hang for a minute.


This Common Secret, Susan Wicklund

Crisis Pregnancy Centers often disguise themselves as medical facilities, with advertisements offering “help” with an unplanned pregnancy. Their main goal is to keep the pregnant person from having an abortion at all costs. Usually, all they’ll give you is a free pregnancy test, some baby clothes, and maybe a box of diapers.

The patient referred to in the quote was given free prenatal care and did not have to pay the financial cost of childbirth by a local anti-choice doctor. She would often stop by Dr. Wicklund’s office to let her know how she was doing:

"He (the doctor) always moans and groans about being tricked into [doing this]," she says. "Then he goes off on these tirades against abortion."

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"This Common Secret" is such a phenomenal book. And yeah, crisis pregnancy centers are generally evil, so there’s that.

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This is why pro-choice people shouldn’t focus exclusively on access to abortion.  Reproductive justice also requires that we work towards making pregnancy, birth, and child care affordable.  Anti-choice people obviously don’t care about things like this, and someone has to. It’s not a free choice if your only option is abortion, just like it’s not a free choice if your only option is continuing the pregnancy. 

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teenscoolest:

i’m aw you’re ew, there’s a difference.

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#complete #embroidery #rude #medieval #lol

I saw the WIP picture of this and was looking forward to the finished product! It’s perfect.

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mad-inked-gypsy:

#complete #embroidery #rude #medieval #lol

I saw the WIP picture of this and was looking forward to the finished product! It’s perfect.

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vodka-rivers:

Shots fired.. at EVERYONE

vodka-rivers:

Shots fired.. at EVERYONE

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Farewell to you, farewell to you
The charming one who dwells in the shaded bowers
One fond embrace,
‘Ere I depart
Until we meet again

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fedorabow:

Baljeet: Boo! Boo, I say!
Phineas: Baljeet?
Baljeet: Oh, I am not Baljeet. I am the scariest thing known to man: a failed math test.
Phineas: Yeah, right. We’re just gonna move on now.
Baljeet: You can run, but it won’t be to the college of your choice, I tell you!

I used to think that this was an exaggeration

I was wrong

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