I’m not a healthcare provider but I can point you to good, reliable info online on your question.
I’m breaking my hiatus to point out that this is exactly what it looks like when states value the fetus’s potential for life over the consent, expressed wishes, and bodily autonomy of women.
In her husband’s words:
Though Mr. Muñoz did not speak at the hearing, he said in court papers that it has been painful to watch his wife deteriorate from the woman he knew to what he described as a corpse being kept alive against his wishes.What Texas is doing to this woman, to her family, in order to forcibly use her body as an incubator for her fetus while denying her wishes about her own death - it’s stomach-turning, cruel, and utterly predictable.
"Over these past two months, nothing about my wife indicates she is alive,” he said in an affidavit.
"When I bend down to kiss her forehead, her usual scent is gone, replaced instead with what I can only describe as the smell of death. As a paramedic, I am very familiar with this smell, and I now recognize it when I kiss my wife. In addition, Marlise’s hands no longer naturally grip mine for an embrace. Her limbs have become so stiff and rigid due to her deteriorating condition that now, when I move her hands, her bones crack, and her legs are nothing more than dead weight."
Recent news in the case of Marlise Muñoz, being kept on life support against her and her family’s wishes because she happened to be pregnant: Judge Orders Hospital to Remove Pregnant Woman From Life Support
The capitalist drive to convince us that female body hair is unnatural and unclean has been alarmingly successful. The removal industry is worth millions, and uncountable women are ashamed of and distressed by their post-pubescent hair.
Before the first world war, virtually no American woman shaved her legs. By 1964, 98% of women under the age of 44 did so.
Also, Lily Potter would have never wanted an abortion, because she was a financially well-off white woman starting a family in a happy marriage with a secure place at the top of wizarding society.
The question you should be asking is what if Merope Gaunt, an impoverished and uneducated single woman who escaped from a severely abusive family only to become pregnant with the unwanted child of a man who wanted nothing to do with her, had had access to an abortion and not had immense social pressure brainwashing her into carrying to term?
Perfect commentary is perfect.
it got better
just reblogging this because it should be reblogged always and it was relevant
The Neville comment made me laugh, but the Merope comment is serious business.
I suffer from that syndrome where your neutral expression makes it look like you’re a angry serial killer
Interesting completely predictable that it’s almost exclusively women who seem to have “bitchy resting face.” Men just have faces, and aren’t expected to look happy and approachable all the damn time.
I usually find BMJ’s silly Christmas issue amusing, but not every article is as funny - or benign - as the rest.
Being right or being happy: pilot study
"…It was decided without consultation that the female participant would prefer to be right and the male, being somewhat passive, would prefer to be happy."
"The intervention was for the male to agree with his wife’s every opinion and request without complaint. Even if he believed the female participant was wrong, the male was to bow and scrape."
"The data safety monitoring committee stopped the study because of severe adverse outcomes after 12 days. By then the male participant found the female participant to be increasingly critical of everything he did."
The full text and fact that it’s supposed to be “funny” hardly matters; it simply reinforces the stereotype that women in man/woman marriages are nagging harpies who have to always be right, and men are patient, long-suffering dears who try to accommodate those nagging, hypercritical ladies who are really insufferable and probably wrong a lot.