i’ve been shitty about tumblr recently.
i’ve been exhausted and working all the time.
however i will say the following:
life is awesome right now.
some weird dude at work asked me to play his ex girlfriend in a movie he wrote (WTF?!)
i am currently hanging out with will at my family’s beach house on the cape.
my whole family is coming over tomorrow for my sister’s graduation party.
“If you have to take out a woman’s entire uterus or remove her entire fallopian tube, and there’s a fetus or a fertilized egg in there, that’s ok. But if a woman has an ectopic pregnancy that threatens to burst her fallopian tube — a pregnancy that will never result in a baby — you cannot, under Catholic doctrine, simply terminate the pregnancy. You have to remove the whole fallopian tube, so that the death of the embryo is merely incidental. It is possible, in many ectopic pregnancies, to remove the embryo without removing the tube. It’s preferable, in most cases, because it helps to preserve the woman’s fertility and, you know, doesn’t remove her entire fallopian tube unnecessarily. Catholic doctrine requires doing harm to the woman’s body if she wants to not die. Similarly, if a woman has uterine cancer, you can remove the whole uterus with the fetus in it so that the death of the fetus is incidental, but a doctor could not, for example, remove the fetus in order to operate and preserve the woman’s uterus. Some have even interpreted Catholic doctrine to say that you can’t be treated for cancer if you’re pregnant and the treatment would harm the fetus. Even if that harm is incidental.”
read the rest HERE
i was never into religion as a kid but the thing that really killed it for me as being in CCD (it’s catholic religion classes before you make your confirmation) and i would ask questions about abortion and about different things that the Catholic church believed in. they would get so upset with me for asking questions and for having my own opinions. there would be 3-5 adults crowding around me (at 15) trying to tell me i was wrong but that i could still be saved if i agreed to whatever they thought and changed my views. then when my sister signed up for ccd they told her she only needed to do a year of it because they hated me so much. no kidding…
Pro-Life or Anti-Sex:
It seems to me that most Pro-Life people I know really aren’t Pro-Life at all. They are, rather, Anti-Sex. That is, the abortion debate is often just a cover to wage war on the sexual revolution and the Dawn of the Pill. What many Pro-Life people are angry about is the casual sexuality of our age, an era of “abortion on demand.” Pro-Life advocacy, then, is often (consciously or unconsciously) really a way to get sexually promiscuous people to face the “consequences” of sexual activity. The focus on life is often cover for Puritanical worries about sexuality in modern America.
Why do I draw this conclusion? Because most Pro-Life people I know are only Pro-Life in this one area, and only in this one area. They are not, generally speaking, consistently Pro-Life. For example, most Pro-Life people are…
…not Pro-Life when it comes to gun control.
…not Pro-Life when it comes to preemptive war.
…not Pro-Life when it comes to capital punishment.
…not Pro-Life when it comes to global malnourishment.
…not Pro-Life when it comes to universal health care.
…not Pro-Life when it comes to entitlement programs for the women and children of the working poor (to remove the economic incentives for abortion).
…not Pro-Life in promoting condom usage to prevent teenage pregnancy or AIDS in developing nations.
In short, the only thing many conservatives are Pro-Life about is, well, abortion. Which, incidentally, is the only thing on the list that’s about regulating sexual behavior.
Which kind of makes you wonder…” —by Richard Beck (via colton421) (via fuckyeahabortions) (via brave-slut) (via pluralisms)
I love you more now, Kate.