Texans for Reproductive Rights


Texan pro-choice blog. Information on Texas news, events, and politics. Anything that we feel falls under the heading of "reproductive rights" (including abortion facts, sex education, and sexual health information)

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liesantichoicerstoldme:

"I’ve been told that many people who get abortions suddenly fall into a spiral of depression, guilt and regret. I’ve been told that this phenomenon is so common that there is a named syndome for this - post abortion stress syndrome. Is this true?"

While every individual reacts differently in…

cosmopolitanmagazine:

The heads of Planned Parenthood, NARAL, and the Center for Reproductive Rights spoke to Cosmopolitan.com about why Congress needs to pass a law protecting women’s rights »

Undaunted by the absence of compelling evidence associating abortion with a woman’s risk of developing breast cancer, opponents of safe and legal abortion insist on making the connection anyway

A long list of resources!

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It’s summertime - do you have your pro-choice gear ready to go?

Proceeds go to The Lilith Fund.

Excellent resource from Planned Parenthood, aimed at parents, guardians, and educators who will be teaching sex ed. 

A sampling of sections:

  • What is Comprehensive Sex Education?
  • Why is Sex Education Necessary?
  • How is Comprehensive Sex Education Effectively Implemented?

realtalksexadvice:

kabutocub:

Ok, so I figured that perhaps not everyone is aware that this is available to use now, especially the younger folk out there.

This is OraQuick, and it is an FDA-Approved, in-home HIV test that provides results in about 20 minutes. I’m not sure about the availabilty of this product (or similar ones) in other countries, but in the U.S. you can purchase these at Walgreens for a mere 35 bucks, and you can even have them delivered to your door for complete anonymity.

Reading the results is easy. One line you are negative, two lines you are positive.

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Why is this important? Well I know for a fact that a lot of guys say they are HIV negative without really getting tested, or they base that on some really old test result. There is no excuse now. You can get this in the mail if you want, and know for sure in the comfort and privacy of your own home. Its good peace of mind. And if you meet someone new and you are planning on playing around, its an easy and cheap thing to do to know where you guys stand. It builds trust right off the bat. Being safe is not just about wearing a condom. Its a combination of many things like trust, knowing the person, closeness, and being a good judge of character. Now on top of that you can keep up with your HIV status on a regular basis. :)

Guys, GUYS! This is a total game changer as far as STD/STI screening and safe sex are concerned. Like, a “we’re living in the future!” kind of game changer.

(via pro-choice-or-no-voice)

thewinsight:

7 in 10 Americans are pro-choice, but anti-choice politicians have overrun congress, governors’ seats and state legislatures. They aren’t listening to the people they represent - but we can change that by closing the gap. (via prochoiceamerica)

(via liesantichoicerstoldme)

Asker Anonymous Asks:
As someone who almost couldn't afford their abortion recently- donating to abortion funds is SO important. And it's one of the most pro choice things you can do. There are so few available and most are state specific and they are hard to find in a rush- where people choose to put their money is up to them. The people buying your products wanted it to go to abortion funds. Yeah there are other charities but if that person wants money to go to the other charities maybe -they- should do that?
texansforreproductiverights texansforreproductiverights Said:
Asker Anonymous Asks:
Hi there! My friend and I were talking about pro-choice vs pro-life and she said that since I am pro-choice I must be pro-abortion. I said this wasn't true because that would mean that I want all fetuses to be aborted and that isn't what pro-choicers are about. So is there a difference between pro-choice and pro-abortion or are the terms interchangeable?
texansforreproductiverights texansforreproductiverights Said:

oh-snap-pro-choice:

Hi!

Pro-choice can also mean pro-abortion. If you’re pro-choice, then you’re pro-parenting, pro-adoption, and pro-abortion. It’s just easier to say pro-choice ;)

Some people think being pro-abortion means pro-everyone-must-abort, but that’s not true. I personally don’t mind calling myself pro-abortion because I do support that choice and I want to end the negative stigma that surrounds it.

I hope that makes sense! -Kendra

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