Nona Willis Aronowitz reports from Jackson, Mississippi, where she visited the state’s last remaining abortion clinic:

With an abortion clinic comes protesters. With protesters come harrowing chants and plastic babies and giant gruesome photos of aborted fetuses with missing limbs. Plopping an abortion clinic in a once junkie-addled, now hipster neighborhood produces an uncomfortable iteration of NIMBY hesitance. Would I, a pro-choice feminist, want to live next door to an abortion clinic in Mississippi? At that moment, I wasn’t so sure.

Read her full dispatch here.

Nona Willis Aronowitz reports from Jackson, Mississippi, where she visited the state’s last remaining abortion clinic:

With an abortion clinic comes protesters. With protesters come harrowing chants and plastic babies and giant gruesome photos of aborted fetuses with missing limbs. Plopping an abortion clinic in a once junkie-addled, now hipster neighborhood produces an uncomfortable iteration of NIMBY hesitance. Would I, a pro-choice feminist, want to live next door to an abortion clinic in Mississippi? At that moment, I wasn’t so sure.

Read her full dispatch here.

keepyourbsoutofmyuterus

keepyourbsoutofmyuterus:

The very first time I volunteered on the hotline of my local abortion fund, someone called seeking help to pay for an abortion because they had been raped by a family member. FUCK YOU, Steve King.

You want to know WHO actually get abortions and WHY, GOP? Volunteer for an abortion fund. Knowledge is possible.

Note: As @amaditalks pointed out, Steve King is the same man who said this:

liberals have so devalued life, that a man can rape a young girl, kidnap her, force her to undergo an abortion across state lines, and then “drop her off at the swingset….and that’s not against the law in the United States of America.”

He literally doesn’t know anything about the world, people, laws, etc. 

AND YET

He is creating legislation and voting on federal laws.

Todd Akin was Paul Ryan’s co-sponsor on a sinister House bill just last year that attempted to redefine rape as “forcible rape.” Only in today’s Republican party would sponsoring such a bill make someone a more attractive VP pick. While Ryan allows lesser candidates like Akin to carry the water on extreme views held by the right-wing patriarchy, his equally radical views become mainstreamed as his anti-woman credentials are embraced by the party leadership.

Todd Akin was Paul Ryan’s co-sponsor on a sinister House bill just last year that attempted to redefine rape as “forcible rape.” Only in today’s Republican party would sponsoring such a bill make someone a more attractive VP pick. While Ryan allows lesser candidates like Akin to carry the water on extreme views held by the right-wing patriarchy, his equally radical views become mainstreamed as his anti-woman credentials are embraced by the party leadership.