Babies Who Never Cry

anonymous:

What about anencephalic babies? Do you hate women who abort them? Babies who will never cry or feel ANYTHING or even be conscious for crying out loud? Would it really be better for women to carry them to term, get attached and watch the baby die? That is so cruel.

cultureshift:

First of all, I do not hate women. I do despise the depraved act of abortion and by default I despise the fact that some mothers take advantage of an unjust law to kill their children while cradled in their womb.

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A Baby In A Blender

anonymous:

I’m a lesbian. However, I have watched my straight and bisexual friends LOSE EVERYTHING because they were unable to have abortions. Many of my friends were forced to drop out of college. They had to take care of kids and work awful jobs while their ex-boyfriends got to continue school. Women are more important than clumps of cells. I had to watch an abortion for an internship at a health center. It looks like what comes out of my vagina every month (red blood). You are a misogynist and a liar!

cultureshift:

You say your friends lost everything. Did they lose their lives? If they had been aborted, that’s exactly what would have happened. I notice you use dehumanizing terms when referring to your fellow human beings passing through a stage of life you once passed through. You do this to disconnect yourself from the reality of what you support — the destruction of innocent human life.

I’m going to assume you watched a child being killed at six or seven weeks following their conception. The method used to destroy these human beings is called vacuum aspiration. A cannula is inserted into the womb and the living baby is suctioned through a small tube under high pressure. This has the same effect as placing that baby in a high speed blender, resulting in what looks like a thick frothy red liquid.

Protecting little prenatal boys and girls doesn’t make me a misogynist or a liar, it makes me human.

Unthinkable Truth

anonymous:

I’m pro-life and I was wondering what should we (society) do to help unwanted pregnancies not happen because without unwanted pregnancies happening then there wouldn’t be any abortions. I’m asking this because most pro-lifers are religious and they think that remaining abstinent before marriage is the way to go (and it’s not).

cultureshift:

As I suspect you know, I’m not religious in the slightest. I fight the killing of prenatal children for one simple reason: it’s wrong. Everyone innately knows this, but some choose to delude themselves in an effort to avoid responsibility.

I agree with you that abstinence is not the answer. For abstinence to work on a large enough scale to end abortion, human nature itself must be changed and that’s not going to happen anytime soon (evolution is a glacial process). A little known fact is that six out of ten children who lose their lives to abortion are killed by mothers who already have at least one child, and many of those women are married. As you can see, remaining abstinent until marriage isn’t going to help much. Sadly, nearly half of the children conceived in America are unwanted by their mothers, and about forty percent of those children are killed.

Ultimately, you are asking the wrong question. What we should be asking is how do we, as a society, learn to value every human being as an equal, equally deserving of human rights. We will never end unplanned pregnancies, which is another way of saying unplanned children, so we must end the idea that the ‘unwanted’ members of our human family should die. This involves returning to a time when abortion wasn’t only illegal, but unthinkable.

How do we do this? We must fight tirelessly to educate those who have adopted the idea that their lives matter more than their own child’s life. We must push back with the reality of what abortion is and what it does to living human beings. And we must do this with the same passion we would exhibit if these people were advocating for killing their toddlers. In other words, we must shift the culture by speaking the truth, even when that truth is difficult for some to hear.

Preventing Child Abuse

anonymous:

As a pregnant woman, you completely disgust me. I am financially and emotionally ready for my babies, whereas a lot of other girls are not. Who are YOU to say what a woman should and shouldn’t do? I have a stable life to raise my children, but some might not. How do you know that baby will not be abused, or neglected if it was kept? And adoption is a option, but unadopted children who were in the system are four times more likely to commit suicide. You shouldn’t comment on shit.

cultureshift:

As a pregnant mother, you should understand why killing a prenatal child disgusts me. What I can’t understand is how it doesn’t disgust you. How can you tolerate the barbaric dismemberment of children like yours? Children who are utterly innocent and completely dependent on their human family to protect and nurture them.

You raised the issue of child abuse, claiming that because a prenatal child might experience abuse someday that we should instead abuse them to the point of killing them. Abortion either involves poisoning a child, sucking them through a high pressure tube, or manually ripping their arms and legs off before crushing their skull. Abortion is the ultimate child abuse.

Imagine if you were walking by your neighbor’s house and smelled the unmistakable scent of burning flesh. As you walk up to their home you notice through the window that a woman is pressing her toddler’s hand against a red hot stove.

Toddler Burn

Would you feel compelled to tell her what she should and shouldn’t do? In fact, the government would take that child away from her in order to protect that child. You see, it’s every adult’s responsibility to protect children. I work to protect them through every stage of life, not just the stages that occur after birth.

By the way, post-abortive women are six times more likely to commit suicide than women who give birth to their children. Maybe you are the one who shouldn’t comment on things you haven’t thought through.

Killing Art And Literature

anonymous:

i’m an ob/gyn and i professionally perform abortions quite frequently. every time i get my tools or prepare the syringe i whisper inaudibly “this is for you shifty”. all my abortions are 100% dedicated to you, like fine art or literature.

cultureshift:

Have you ever thought about why killing comes so easy to you? Could you kill unwanted puppies as easily as you kill unwanted human beings?

Abortion 6 Weeks

While you relish in helping mothers slaughter their own family members, I fight to save them. While you have something to gain in the form of financial reward, I have nothing to gain. In fact, I have spent thousands of dollars and thousands of hours working to protect people who will never know I saved them. My reward is knowing that there is hope for humanity. Even if I were the only person left in this world who believed in true human equality, there would still be hope.

Someday, people like you will face severe legal consequences for hurting innocent prenatal children. I will continue to work tirelessly to make that day a reality and I’ll think of you while I’m doing it.

Pregnancy And Disability

lindywhiskers:

First of all wanted to say thank you for changing my mind on abortion. I can’t believe I separated “fetus” from “human” for so long.

I wanted to ask you if you have any resources/advice for getting through pregnancy despite disability? I don’t want to take medication that’s not safe for baby but I also don’t want to get sick. I have bipolar disorder and fibromyalgia and almost none of the medications are safe, and the ones that are don’t always work. I’d rather go off my meds completely and risk myself than risk hurting my child, but if I’m sick it’s bad for both of us.

cultureshift:

First, I want to thank you for waking up to the reality that you are carrying your actual child, not some ‘blob of cells’. Incredibly, even in the age of information, it’s difficult to get people to realize this simple truth. And your child is now better off for it.

From the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists guidelines on psychiatric medication use during pregnancy and lactation…

An estimated 500,000 pregnancies in the United States each year involve women who have or who will develop psychiatric illness during the pregnancy. The use of psychotropic medications in these women is a concern because of the risks of adverse perinatal and postnatal outcomes. However, advising these women to discontinue medication presents new risks associated with untreated or inadequately treated mental illness, such as poor adherence to prenatal care, inadequate nutrition, and increased alcohol and tobacco use.

Ideally, decisions about psychiatric medication use during and after pregnancy should be made before conception. The use of a single medication at a higher dosage is preferred over multiple medications, and those with fewer metabolites, higher protein binding, and fewer interactions with other medications are also preferred. All psychotropic medications cross the placenta, are present in amniotic fluid, and can enter breast milk.

Extract from Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates

While the decision around treatment often centers on the risks to the fetus of exposure to a medication, there are additional risks to both mother and child if mental illness is left untreated.  The time during and after pregnancy is a high-risk period for recurring symptoms in women who have had previous experience with psychiatric disorders.

Women must also consider that untreated mental illness, either during pregnancy or the post-partum period, also poses risks to the child.  These risks may include slower fetal body and head growth, pre-term delivery, and increased risk for operative delivery. Pregnant women with untreated depression or anxiety are less likely to have adequate prenatal care and nutrition and are more likely to abuse substances.  For these reasons, even from the point of view of protecting the child, it may not always be the best choice to discontinue psychiatric medications or to withhold treatment during pregnancy.

There are treatment options during pregnancy that go beyond medications.  Psychotherapy, usually in weekly sessions, has been shown to be effective for some conditions.  Increased support from partners, family members, friends, and medical care providers can be important as well.  Pregnancy is also a time to focus on overall health, including exercise, nutrition, and sleep. Speaking with your doctor about improvements you can make in these areas may be helpful for mood and anxiety symptoms.

From WebMD

There are few studies on fibromyalgia in pregnant women. However, a study at Temple University found that women with fibromyalgia had more symptoms of pain during pregnancy than women who did not have fibromyalgia. Also, fibromyalgia symptoms seemed to be exacerbated during pregnancy. Pregnant women with fibromyalgia may experience significant pain, fatigue, and psychological stress, especially in the first three months.

At this time, no fibromyalgia medications are completely safe to use during pregnancy. In fact, doctors recommend that women with fibromyalgia go off of painkillers and antidepressants before they become pregnant. However, be sure you talk with your doctor before you stop any medicines.

To avoid letting fibromyalgia interfere with pregnancy, know what steps you can take to ease the symptoms. Then seek support from your doctors, family members, and friends. Treatments for pregnant women with fibromyalgia may include massage, exercise, yoga, meditation, and rest.

If you suffer with fatigue and ache all over, make sure you rest 20 to 30 minutes at least two or three times a day. To ease the achiness of tender point pain, try moist heat applications twice a day. A warm shower or bath is a good way to apply moist heat. Just make sure that the water temperature is 100 degrees Fahrenheit or lower and limit use to 15 -20 minutes at a time. Water that is warm enough to raise your body temperature to 101°F or higher, may cause birth defects.

Being a mother is full of sacrifices. In fact, there are several examples of heroic mothers who have foregone cancer treatment to protect their children. You have the strength to be one of those heroes. Never give up on your child.

Male Contraception Breakthrough

anonymous:

I would like to know if you have ever heard about Vasalgel and do you support it? I’m Pro-life and I 100% support it.

cultureshift:

Vasalgel is an amazing breakthrough and I also wholeheartedly support it and I’m also 100% pro-life. I support any contraception that doesn’t act as an abortifacient and male contraception certainly meets that criteria. For those wondering what Vasalgel is…

Vasalgel Male Contraception

Vasalgel is a long-acting, non-hormonal contraceptive with a significant advantage over vasectomy: it is likely to be more reversible. The procedure is similar to a no-scalpel vasectomy, except a gel is injected into the vas deferens (the tube the sperm swim through), rather than cutting the vas (as is done in vasectomy). If a man wishes to restore flow of sperm, whether after months or years, the polymer is flushed out of the vas with another injection.”

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