Fursa Sa'ida فرصة سعيدة

Literally "Happy chance," but it means "Nice to meet you" in Arabic. (I chose the name when I was living in Egypt.)

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Tagged reproductive justice:

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Jul 29

strugglingtobeheard:

speakjustice:

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One woman I spoke to broke down crying when I told her the nearest clinic was ten hours away. I informed her that there was another group who could help arrange travel, and yet another group that existed soley to provide lodgings. It didn’t matter. She couldn’t take that time off work. The call ended with her saying she would find another way. She didn’t mean she would go to a CPC and they would magically help her carry to term (cause they never do, the “help” stops the moment you are too far along for an abortion). She meant she was going to risk her life and her health. She was going to seek out a back-alley abortion, because legislators had systematically taken away all of the clinics she could have gone to in her area a few years ago. I keep hoping this woman calls us back.

The Abortion Fairy

This is an incredible and important post about abortion funds, restrictive legislation on abortion, and the harsh realities of living in the USA right now.

[NB: more people than just cis women want and need access to abortion care.]

(via keepyourbsoutofmyuterus)

I have had to explain this sort of situation to Europeans before and they are always incredulous.