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yugijesus:

Abortion in action. Do you want this to be you?

Weird how my abortion was nothing like that, isn’t it?  I got mine in a sterile, hospital environment and the physician performing was funny and kind.  He knew that I didn’t much want a man doing the operation because I didn’t want a strange male seeing my female parts, but I got over it because hey, he’s a doctor.

They placed down a towel and there was very minimal blood.  Maybe as much blood as you’d get if you sneezed while on a light period?  Not a whole lot.  They just gave me a maxi pad to wear to help with it.  And the entire thing was done in about two minutes.  It only hurt when I got the anesthetic injection, (But hey, shots hurt!), and when it was finishing up.  It felt a lot like my usual period cramps.

It was over before I knew it!  The nurses talked to me the whole time about my life, my job, my fiance, and asked how I was feeling and if there was anything I needed to be more comfortable.  They made sure the lights weren’t too intense and that I was properly supported so that I was settled in alright.

Afterward they let me stand up and asked if I felt dizzy.  They also gave me an ultrasound to make sure they got everything out! I told them I felt alright and that I was relieved that it was finally over.  The pregnancy, I mean.  The abortion was over before I even really realized!  They walked me into the recovery room where I got to lay in bed wearing comfortable slippers, and they gave me Pepsi to drink and Ritz crackers to eat while I read a magazine and relaxed.

The recovery time was required, but I didn’t really need it?  I got an Ibuprophen after telling them that I was alright to take them, (They needed to know if I was allergic.)  I was alright to leave soon after but they made me lay down and relax for about twenty minutes while my fiance waited for me in the waiting room.  He met me at the door on the way out, we bought some condoms for a very great price, and got on the road to go home.  And we ate KFC that night, which was awesome!

So no.  My abortion wasn’t anything like that.  This is not what legal abortions look like.

This is what it will look like if you make us go back to getting illegal, unprofessional abortions in unsanitary environments and performed by back-alley butchers.


Look.  I can tell you are serious about your conviction and that the pro-life cause means a lot to you.  Why can’t you just back yourself up with non-biased sources, real photos that have reputable, medically-accurate information to back up their reliability, and scientific facts?

I mean it? Literally, what is stopping you from doing those things?  We would listen better to you if you could source everything to scientific and medical journals, or to sources that do not have a stake in the pro-life/pro-choice debate.  That way, they won’t be biased toward either side.  Please?  Can’t you guys just do that stuff?

I mean, I can literally tell you from experience that this is not what legal abortion looks like.  It just isn’t.  Please try harder.

I like the condescending touch at the end :L

nuclearbummer:

this is my new favorite video

Hercules reads his script entirely wrong
(reads the word disappointed, when he was supposed to sound disappointed)

New favorite thing to say when disappointed. 

Lolwhat

thelonelyscarecrow:

castiels-time-traveler:

nintendocanada:

mapsontheweb:

Map of the World by Natural Skin Color

i’m really dumbfounded that i never realized skin colour is literally just caused by being closer to or farther from the equator and the resulting sun exposure and skin darkening

actually, its an adaptation. natural selection. people with darker skin are selected for in areas near the equator, where the melanin that causes the darker color protects them from radiation and protects them from skin cancer and other health defects, and because they are healthier they can pass on that trait more. people near the poles have lighter skin because it allows them absorb more of the limited sunlight to convert to vitamin d. 

THIS IS THE THING SOME PEOPLE HATE OTHER PEOPLE OVER.

Evolution of melanin levels based on geographical location.

Another reason why racism is bull? Hah, thanks internet :)

ungratefullittleshit:

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ghostsneverleave:

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my-infinite-catharsis:

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mh-things:

californiaexpatriate:

drugsandanarchy:

mh-things:

Unfortunately true.

It’s a bit unfair to compare something life threatening to something not immediately life threatening.

Also, psychiatric care is really just a nice way of saying, “mind-altering drugs”. 

Not life threatening? You’ve clearly never experienced or known someone with a severe mental illness. Up to 90% of people who commit suicide have a mental illness.

Eating disorders, mood disorders, anxiety and self harm have many life threatening effects on the body, e.g. malnutrition, gastrointestinal complications, increased risk of cardiovascular disease, risk of wounds becoming infected, nerve damage. People struggling to get the mental health care they need find themselves in ER’s, jail cells and psychiatric hospitals for their immediate safety.

The risk of this can be minimised with proper treatment, which can consist of medication but also includes psychotherapy, occupational and social work, emergency care and other treatments as appropriate for each patient.

Kidney patients can be kept alive on dialysis for years while awaiting a transplant.

Also, your “mind-altering drugs”? These are part of why I can go to school, have an internship, maintain friendships, and be a reasonably responsible family member. Meds are a complement to therapy and make it work better. Honestly, if I were not taking prescribed medication, I would probably be taking some “mind-altering drugs” that had worse side effects than dry mouth.

Mental illness is in part both caused and reflected by physical/chemical disturbances in the brain. In physical illness, medication is often used to aleviate symptoms or address causes. Psychotropic drugs do the same thing. They are a medical response to a medical problem. 

People need to stop thinking mental illness isn’t serious

They also need to stop thinking psychiatric drugs are all useless.

Bolded for A+ commentary, this bullshit that physical medical issues are more valid than psychological medical issues needs to end now.

Also, depression raises the risk or osteoporosis, making even young adults exponentially more likely to get osteoporosis BECAUSE IT LITERALLY LOWERS YOUR BONE MASS.

Can we please stop acting like mental illness isn’t serious?
Can we please stop acting like mental illness is less valid than physical illness?
CAN WE PLEASE STOP ACTING LIKE MENTAL ILLNESS DOESN’T CAUSE DEATH AND SERIOUS PHYSICAL COMPLICATIONS?

CAN WE PLEASE STOP ACTING LIKE MENTAL ILLNESS IS ONLY IN THE BRAIN EVEN THOUGH IT SHOWS UP IN THE BODY?

CAN WE PLEASE STOP ACTING LIKE MENTAL ILLNESS DOESN’T REQUIRE TREATMENT?

CAN WE PLEASE JUST RECOGNIZE THAT MENTAL ILLNESS IS VERY REAL, AND SERIOUS, THAT NEEDS TREATMENT TO GET BETTER… AND STOP ACTING LIKE IT’S A COP-OUT (BECAUSE IT’S NOT).

Society literally pushes people to AVOID treatment (and use it only as a last resort), while we stress early intervention for physical illnesses - and then tells people they’re weak because it got worse because they didn’t seek treatment - even though all of science has proven it exists an REQUIRES TREATMENT TO GET BETTER.

All you people who think it’s not serious, who think it doesn’t need treatment, who think that therapy and medication are unnecessary… need to go do some damned research because your ignorance is an astounding example of societal BRAINWASHING.

Friendly reminder I almost died of paranoia, When I get in a really bad state my body shakes, I throw up and my heard pounds rapidly.

I had to go to the E.R, and when they couldn’t ‘find a cause’ for it they said I was faking it and sent me home.

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Tldntr (too long didn’t need to read because people should and have been put in their place over the issue of mental illness :3)

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