All these lovely ladies weigh 154lbs. We all carry weight differently, don’t live your life by an outdated chart. Find a number that looks and feels good.
TAKE A GOOD LOOK. WEIGHT COMES IN DIFFERENT SHAPES AND SIZES.
THIS ^ OH MY GOD the amount of times i’ve tried to get through to people about this!!! LEARN IT FOR HEAVENS SAKE.
This is the perfect visual.
this is perfect!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Baldwin explained that when that did not quiet her, he used drugs: “I mean he slapped her and that didn’t work, then he would medicate her and put her under.”
According to Baldwin, some women returned to complain and ask why they had slap or hand marks on their thighs.
One woman, for example, was left lying in place for hours after Gosnell tore her cervix and colon while trying, unsuccessfully, to extract the fetus. Relatives who came to pick her up were refused entry into the building; they had to threaten to call the police. They eventually found her inside, bleeding and incoherent, and transported her to the hospital, where doctors had to remove almost half a foot of her intestines.
On another occasion, Gosnell simply sent a patient home […] without telling [her] that she still had fetal parts inside her. Gosnell insisted she was fine, even after signs of serious infection set in over the next several days. […]
A nineteen-year-old girl was held for several hours after Gosnell punctured her uterus. As a result of the delay, she fell into shock from blood loss, and had to undergo a hysterectomy.
One patient went into convulsions during an abortion, fell off the procedure table, and hit her head on the floor. Gosnell wouldn’t call an ambulance, and wouldn’t let the woman’s companion leave the building so that he could call an ambulance.
(from page 2) His emergency exit was padlocked shut.
This is Karnamaya Mongar. She was 41. A refugee from Nepal with three children and a husband, she died at the hands of Dr. Kermit Gosnell during a late-term abortion. In some sources you will read that it was an illegal abortion, but this is not so. At 19 weeks, she was beneath the term-limit for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Additionally, Gosnell’s practice was well-known and respected within the community. He practiced openly and was not running a back-alley clinic.
The staffers at his clinic used the same dosage for anesthesia, regardless of weight, age, or height. One of his staff members was a teenage girl.
Karnamaya Mongar was in severe pain, turned gray and went into cardiac arrest during her abortion procedure, according to the woman who administered her medication that day.
According to testimony, the staff member was ordered by Gosnell to give four doses of anethesia, in addition to a labor-inducing drug.
After the fourth dose of anesthesia, Mongar’s breathing became labored and she began to turn gray. It was not until after the entire abortion procedure was complete that they notified 911.
She is one of several women who died at the hands of Kermit Gosnell, who is currently on trial for murder.
Clinic regulations would have shut down Gosnell were they not considered a “barrier” to women. Clinic regulations would have saved Mongar’s life.
If you believe in women’s health, you would want women to have a safe and standardized environment to receive their reproductive care.
I don’t understand why literally EVERYONE EVER isn’t enraged about the Kermit Gosnell case.
Feminists and pro-choicers should be pissed because women died and were harmed due to sub-par medical care that was not investigated by the state Department of Health because women’s health is not important enough to spend time and money investigating these malpractice claims. Not to mention he forced an abortion on a girl against her will by hitting her, tying her down and lethally sedating her. No “choice” there.
Pro-lifers should be pissed because he was delivering babies, who take their first breath and kick, and then KILLED them by cutting their spinal cords.
Women of color should be pissed because he had racially-separated waiting rooms where wealthier, white patients were treated betterand in better conditions than minority patients.
Like, how is everyone ever not freaking about about this?
A documentary on Kermit Gosnell.
Disclaimer: this is shown through an anti-abortion lens.
That doesn’t discredit the testimonies of the victims or the District Attorney and the State Senate. If you don’t have a strong enough mind to openly consider that of an opposing viewpoint, why are you on the internet?
You want to talk about the war on women?
Let’s talk about the numerous women who had botched abortions, reported it to the Dept. of Health, and NO ONE INVESTIGATED. Women died, and no one investigated.
That’s sexism of the worst kind.
The only reason anything happened was because of a drug raid.
Kermit Gosnell saw himself as a medical missionary in the blighted neighborhood where he worked and lived for 40 years. His Women’s Medical Center treated the poor, immigrants, teens and women with late-stage pregnancies who could not get abortions elsewhere.
“I feel in the long term I will be vindicated,” Gosnell told the Philadelphia Daily News in a March 2010 interview. “I aspire to perfection, certainly for my patients.”
“Many times people have not been able to fully pay me for my services,” Gosnell said. “As a principle, I have not refused to provide them care.”
BUT WAIT! Is he really a “good” guy, providing the “lesser of two evils” for the poor women of Philadelphia?
No! He is being charged with multiple counts of murder.
Patients were left with infections, perforated bowels and other injuries after barbaric abortions were performed by untrained, unlicensed staff, according to numerous lawsuits and a lengthy 2011 grand jury report.
Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams called Gosnell’s macabre medical clinic — where agents found filthy and blood-stained patient rooms in addition to fetal body parts in glass jars and staff refrigerators — a “house of horrors.”
Unlicensed doctor Steven Massof told the grand jury that he used scissors to snip the spines of more than 100 babies born alive. He worked for Gosnell for a few hundred dollars a week. He pleaded guilty to third-degree murder in the deaths of two babies allegedly stabbed by Gosnell while Massof assisted with the abortions.
In addition to seriously harming and killing women [and obviously children] with his practice, let’s talk about how:
- He tied down a teenage girl who DIDN’T WANT AN ABORTION, BEAT HER, RIPPED OFF HER CLOTHES, GAVE HER A LETHAL DOSE OF SEDATIVES, AND PERFORMED THE ABORTION AGAINST HER WILL
- [Same source] Sucked out fetal remains his messy abortion left inside a woman WITHOUT ANESTHETIZING HER FIRST
- His staff is unliscensed.
- His workplace is filthy, they keep jars of fetuses in the staff refrigerator where they keep their lunches. Apparently it reeked of animal urine [?] and his instruments were not sterilized.
- They didn’t meet health inspection codes for a clinic, but since abortions are “safe, perfectly standard” procedures, clinics don’t get checked - it’s seen as a barrier for obtaining reproductive healthcare.
- While he is a doctor, he is not certified in obstetrics and gynocology.
- Planned Parenthood “heard rumors” of his low-quality services and just told women to “write a letter to the Department of Health,” doing nothing beyond that.
- The Pennsylvania DoH did nothing when they found out about it. Said former Democrat governor Ed Rendell, “The Department of Health did not think their authority to protect public health extended to clinics offering abortion services”
- The National Abortion Federation KNEW of his terrible conditions, but didn’t report it. They say he “put on a show” for their inspection when he asked to join, which STILL didn’t meet their standards, yet they failed to report him.
- It was a multi-million dollar practice. He had the money to hire licensed, trained workers. He had the money to buy top of the line equipment, but he didn’t.
What I want to know is, why do pro-choicers fight clinic regulation and standards? It makes things safer for the woman getting an abortion. But they’ll lobby against this, and guess what? Without regulation and standardization, this happens. You have lunatic sick fuck doctors killing women and keeping severed baby feet in jars. That’s some serial killer shit right there. But routine inspections are seen as “a barrier” between women and obtaining their health services.
Perhaps those “barriers” could have saved some women’s - and babies’- lives.
*I say babies because they were viable outside the womb, delivered and had their throat slit or had their spinal cord snipped. I think that it is beyond debate- that is morally reprehensible.
These women are steeped in a worldview in which sexhas no inherent connection to the creation of life. They are part of a horrific society-wide experiment in which, for the first time in human history, women are given two entirely different lists of conditions for when it’s acceptable to have sex and conditions for when it’s acceptable to have a baby. They are told that it’s just fine to go ahead and engage in the act that creates babies, even if they’re in absolutely no position to have a baby. Under these circumstances, normal, morally upright women who seek to do the right thing and live responsible lives end up engaging in sex under a variety of conditions in which being pregnant, giving birth, and raising a child would be a crisis. And when those two lines pop up on the pregnancy test despite their best efforts to be “safe,” as happens more frequently than anyone wants to admit, they feel trapped. They’re terrified and often alone, facing consequences that they had never prepared for, because they live in a society whose most sacred ideals rest on pretending that these consequences don’t exist.
Under these conditions, babies become the enemy. And there are two ways to justify killing an enemy: To dehumanize him, or to plead self-defense. For decades, the pro-choice movement has gone with the former option; now that modern technology has made that intellectually impossible, they’re switching to the latter.
Mind-numbly bad tumblr arguments aside, this is accurate. I’ve seen this more times in non-internet conversations recently than I care to count. The basic premise is that premeditated murder is acceptable as self-defense.
This is a drastic departure from the basis of the majority of self-defense philosophy and law, but the new pro-abortion intellectual honesty is, as usual, only partial, and refuses to acknowledge the difference.
That’s why Jennifer’s war analogy (see the full article for details) is so accurate. The circumstances and justifications of taking human life in war time are drastically different from any other - and those are the terms that abortionists have adopted. They’ve turned pregnancy into a war against children and motherhood.
I used to breeze by the cliche-sounding assertion that Christ’s call to serving others is “radical” compared to contemporary culture, but that apparent cliche should bring us up short. That’s exactly what this is about. The disappearance of the “safe, legal, and rare” sham should tell us that much. The demand is for elective abortion on demand, without question or check. Because the culture of death is radically self-serving: anything that threatens the solitary autonomy of the “I” is the enemy. And there’s nothing that requires serving others more than parenting.
Abortionists frequently tell pro-lifers to “leave religion out of it,” but this has always been a battle between two mutually exclusive claims to truth, to which all the science is just supporting footnotes: either you believe that you have the right to subordinate the lives and wills of other human beings to your own selfish agenda—or you believe in the equal dignity of all human beings and in pursuing whatever it takes to help and honor them all equally.
If you really want to help desperate women in crisis situations, don’t tell them to kill their children. Help them and their children to a better life.