“One in three pregnancies end in miscarriage. As a woman who miscarried in the fall of 2009, I cannot tell you how utterly disgusted by the thought that someone would even consider proposing such a bill. Many women after miscarriage already blame themselves, wondering if they had done something wrong that accidentally caused them to lose a very wanted child. This bill would treat every woman as a potential criminal at a time when they are already at their most emotionally vulnerable. But that’s just another day in the war against women for the country’s Republican party.”—
Walk for Choice will be an international demonstration of outrage over the GOP’s recent attacks on people’s rights to abortion and basic medical care.
The “Protect Life Act” (HR3) in Congress seeks to limit federally funded abortions. In the past, abortions were only paid for by the federal government in cases of rape and incest, or if the pregnancy threatens the mother’s life. This act essentially changes the definition of rape by adding the word ‘forcible.’ This means if you were on a date, or drugged, or drinking, or married and your spouse rapes you, or are of ‘limited mental capacity’, and you get pregnant as a result and can’t afford your abortion, you’re out of luck.
HR3 also seeks to free health care providers from penalty if they refuse to abort a pregnancy, even if it means the mother dies.
Recently in South Dakota a bill has been introduced that would legalize the murder of abortion providers “while resisting an attempt to harm” that person’s unborn child or the unborn child of that person’s spouse, partner, parent, or child. If the bill passes, it could in theory allow a woman’s father, mother, son, daughter, or husband to kill anyone who tried to provide that woman an abortion—even if she wanted one.
In the House of Representatives, we also have H.R.217 and H.R.358 which propose to cut all federal funding to organizations under Title X, such as Planned Parenthood, because they provide abortion services. Nevermind that Planned Parenthood’s federal funding does not go to abortion services, but rather vital medical services such as pap smears, STD testing, pregnancy testing, contraceptive, and more. If Planned Parenthood loses federal funding, centers will have to be shut down and people who can’t afford these services will have to go without.
Indiana Planned Parenthood is facing similar attack, with Republican representatives proposing to prohibit all state contracts and grants toward Planned Parenthood, again, because they provide abortions.
Get out in the street and show your outrage at this gross intrusion upon the rights of human beings everywhere.
I follow your tumblr, live in Atlanta, too, etc. Anyway, I know you're a design student. One of my friends is doing kickstarter to start a student design mag. I thought maybe you could look at it, and if you like it, post the link or tell your friends about it. If not, no harm done.
Thanks for letting me know! 101 Student Design Magazine is geared specifically at graphic designers, illustrators, and photographers, and its a really amazing opportunity for students - getting published for FREEEEE!
I recommend the upgrade; it’s fun and not crazy expensive (plus there’s this 2-for-1 thing going on now, so I essentially upgraded for a whole year for only $10). If I didn’t already have so very many other internet things, it would be a perfect all-in-one homepage/portfolio/etc. for me. We’ll see. Pretty sure my internets will be evolving a lot soon. And maybe I’ll start writing real sentences!
just a tip new grads— it’s great that you have a blog. Seriously! But it’s not a portfolio. It tells me nothing about your professional experience, what your work means, what it was for … etc. And when you send that to me as the only example of your work, it makes you look lazy and totally unaware of how important it is to present work with a story.
And since that’s a big part of what designers do, I need to know you can do that too.