Plan-B/Protesters/Abor tion Clinics

Plan-B/Protesters/Abor tion Clinics

Miss Anonymous Miss Anonymous
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Okay, so sunday morning at about 4am. Me and the boyfriend had sex, it was
just out of nowhere. We didn't use any protection, and I'm not on any BC.
So on monday, I went to a womens clinic and got PLAN-B. First time ever taking it.

Well, the clinic that I went too, is also an abortion clinic. I knew it was before we went. We went early in the morning so that it was less then 24 hours after unprotected sex (Box says take it within 170hours). This clinic does more then abortions. Its a womens clinic, you can get anything done. So I'm saying all of this to get to the protesters. I just thought you needed a little back story to why we were even there.

So, we walk up to the door and a guy hands me a pamphlet. I didn't think of it, but then I opened it. It had pictures of babies. It was the grossest thing I've ever seen. The guy started yelling how we are going to hell, and God wouldn't want this, and so on. I mean I know everyone can say what they wan't, but I don't like people trying to force their views on me.

I'm pro choice all the way. I feel there are times when shit happends and you CANNOT raise a baby. Its that or have a child and you are barely able to feed him/her. I just think women should do WHAT THEY FEEL IS BEST FOR THEM!!!

I hate religious people who try and force people to agree with their views. Don't try to gross me out or scare me into changing my mind. In the booklet they also think PLAN-B is a form of abortion. I highly disagree. I was pissed, soooo pissed when they just rushed me. I was like I'M NOT HERE FOR THAT AND EVEN IF I WAS THEN ITS NONE OF YOUR BUISNESS!! DON'T WORRY ABOUT MY SOUL! WORRY ABOUT YOUR OWN! WHEN THE TIME COMES I'LL TAKE IT UP WITH GOD. My boyfriend being the guy he is, he was ready to beat someones ass for yelling at me.

My question is, how do you feel about protesters at abortion clinics?

How do you feel about the PLAN-B pill?

Do you think people who are under 17 should need a perscription to get it?

I don't want anyone coming and preaching to me or anyone else. I was just curious to see how you feel about people who try and force you to think their way.

I think it's harassment and it should be illegal. When I went into the clinic I told the women, and she said they are always here. I feel bad for women who are coming here for that (abortion). I mean they are already dealing with enough. The last thing she and her partner needs is someone screaming about how aweful of a person she is.

I can go on and on about this, but I'm not.

SORRY IF I'VE OFFENDED SOMEONE
09/27/2011
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Peggi Peggi
This has several levels which I will be happy to share my views on.

First of all, I don't think it is right for people to stand outside of a clinic like that and protest by saying terrible things to people who are there for other reasons. I understand that if they want to get their point across, direct it where it counts. To the people who run the clinic. Hand their pamphlets out if they must but don't force them on people. That is harassment to force their views on others. The proper thing to do would be to educate people on their view. Tell them what their other options are and how to prevent unwanted pregnancy in the future. Let them know that financially they may have a way out and that there are methods of preventing pregnancy even in cases of rape or if the condom breaks. Educate on birth control and offer help. Don't just say "you're going to hell!" because that won't help anyone. They'll just make their cause look bad, hurt the innocent and the people there for abortions won't give 2 shits about their cause.

THAT being said, I am pro-life. I am not pro-life because of religion. I also don't force my opinions on others. I have gone to one peaceful protest, where I did the above. I handed out papers to women who were there for abortions, explaining that they did have other options, gave information for how to contact facilities that deal with adoptions, and people who are looking for surrogates but couldn't be accepted into actual surrogate programs (such as gay couples who weren't accepted) and needed other options, and financial services. If they refused my papers, I let them walk on by. I've had friends who have had abortions, and family members who have. I am so against abortion that when I got put in a situation where I became pregnant after being raped at 17, I carried the babies so I could adopt them out, and let them have a chance at life. And that wasn't easy. But I am just too against abortion to have had one myself.

Then, that leads me to answer the question about PLAN-B. 100% for it. It is the same as any other birth control, but it just works a little differently. It is stronger, and used in a different manner, but that is all it is: a super-powered birth control pill.

I think anyone should have access to PLAN-B. Being pro-life, I can say that I myself have used this method in the past, and that it is not the same as abortion.
09/28/2011
Breas Breas
That would really upset me too if someone was telling me I'm going to hell. Actually, it would more hurt my feelings. I mean, they don't even know why exactly you are going to the clinic in the first place so that's pretty messed up that they're telling that to you. I mean, what if you were just going in to ask a question? My feelings would be hurt, but then I'd probably be mad.

As for prescriptions for Plan-B under 17 years old.. I'm not sure what I think about that. I think that it should only be used as a last resort, rather than having sex without condoms/protection. I don't think people should have sex without protection unless they are willing to risk the chance of having a child... I mean, of course that's alot easier said then done.. because like you said, you had sex "in the moment" ... but hopefully you usually use condoms or some sort of protection so that you will not have to take the plan b again.

I had taken it before actually, but I probably didn't really need it.... I'm a huge worry-wart and at the time I was taking birth control pills (now i have the ring), and I wasnt taking them at the same time everyday.. and the condom broke. I probably was safe, but I wanted to be sure that i was more safe than sorry.

Sorry to hear you had to deal with that B.S at the clinic!
09/28/2011
ToyGurl ToyGurl
I agree with you on many levels. I am against abortion, but I think it is 100% WRONG to go up to people and try to gross them out into believing otherwise. You would be surprised what I went through during my years working at the clinic and the women's center. I would have to get to the center at 5am to avoid protestors and locking up was a complete hassle when I had the night shift. I've had my car keyed, windows bashed on one occasion (the clinic pitched in to cover that thank God) and our receptionist had her car covered in shaving cream. If you don't know about that little trick, basically, shaving cream reacts with the finish and strips the car of it's color. She had a brand new black cadillac. It was awful.
09/28/2011
K101 K101
Bless your heart. This fires me up so so badly! I can't stand that people choose to live their lives judging, condemning, convicting and shitting (sorry to be so crude) on other people. WHAT DOES IT MATTER TO THEM? Even if you were there for an abortion, that will never affect these protesters or their lives so why do they do that? This is something that bothers me so badly. I've never had an abortion and couldn't do it especially since I've lost 2 of my own babies and could not imagine losing my kids who are alive. That's not the point. I am involved in an organazation that deals with this and fights constantly for women's rights in this area. Yes, it is OUR bodies and we have absolutely every right to do whatever we please. I know it sounds harsh, but the people who protest are the kind that couldn't ever even imagine what it'd be like to walk in the shoes of a woman who feels she has no choice (and more than likely does not have another choice) but to abort. I always say, never ever speak of someone who does something extreme unless you have walked in their shoes. I have a very, very, close fam member who had an abortion because there were so many complications.

Now, some abortion is kind of hard to even read about because of how painful it sounds to the baby, but unless things have changed, a baby does not feel until 21 weeks old? I could be wrong there. Anyways, recently I was working on an assignment for my writing course and it's soon going to be a novella. Anyways, I chose to write a story about abortion. Most people have this one way of thinking and it's "wrong wrong wrong" but they NEVER think about being in the shoes of someone else.

I'm not exactly for abortion, but I have been involved in MANY fights for abortion rights while working with organazations in the area. I'm an activist an women's rights are my main subject. I can't say I'd applaud a woman for it, but I would NEVER think any less of her or judge her for it.

I used to not have such intense feelings in areas like this until I was raped. 5 years ago, raped and to be honest, it affected me badly enough that it took a lot of work to get me back to OK. At times I thought I was crazy. How can anybody expect a woman to carry and raise a child after THAT? Most people believe even rape is not excuse.

In many of the letters, petitions and campaigns I've been included in, my letter often goes out with mentioning that you cannot possibly ever know what it's like unless you're a female who's came close to having to make that decision or did make that decision. I hate when men go on a rampage about how terrible it is! Men should not be allowed to make "rules" they can never possibly know about. I mean, no man will ever be put in a position where he may consider abortion so he should not have the right to make the rule as to whether or not it's illegal.

I also make sure my letters say that I would much rather see women and young girls have the option to abort rather than see the number of child neglect, death such as SIDS, and child abuse sky rocket. Isn't that what would happen? Think about it, there are people who CANNOT provide for a baby and accidents DO happen. I'm all for birth control, but it is not perfect. When people cannot or do not want to have a child to raise for whatever reason (it is their right to have their own wants and needs) and if they are forced to have the child then what do we really think will happen? Do we think that every child will be loved and cared for? No. I believe MANY (not all) would be abused, neglected, etc. because the female did not have the choice or rights to her own body. What's next?

Sorry for the intense ranting. I'm just really... strongly opinionated on this topic. I've seen and know fully well what happens during an abortion and it's devastating enough for most women, why make it harder? Most women will feel guilt why push it and make them go from guilt to self loathing. If you're against it, fine. Don't have abortions yourself, but who is anybody else to take away another female's rights? It pisses me off! Maybe some people aren't careful enough, but I'm sure we can find serious faults in every person, not just those who abort.

I just think it's a very major and tough thing to go through, I've seen my close fam member go through it and I think nobody has a right to say anything judgemental about it. It's not always simple.

For those who are quick to judge and belittle women who make these kind of choices, first think about how awful things may be for the female who's having the abortion. Could you imagine wanting the child, but knowing you have a reason (disease, rape, etc.) that you cannot go through with it? It is NOT up to us or anybody else to choose what reasons are good enough for women and what are not!
09/28/2011
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