It should be common knowledge that pregnancy is risky and there are plenty of people who can and do die from it. Now it's come out that, surprise surprise, lack of access to affordable reproductive health services like PLANNED PARENTHOOD are causing more deaths!
Globally, only a few countries have seen a rise in the rate of maternal deaths in recent years. Those include Afghanistan, El Salvador, South Sudan and the United States of America. While at one the US had all but eliminated deaths associated with childbirth, things have changed in recent years, with maternal death rates climbing from 14.5 per 100,000 to 17.8 per 100,000 between 2007 and 2011. As of 2014, the number of women who die during pregnancy and childbirth in the US has risen to 28 deaths per 100,000.
USA. USA. USA.
The entire article [trigger warning for cissexism] is horrific. How the FUCK can pro-lifers and opportunistic conservatives pretend that this is about life when the state of Mississippi tops the pregnancy-related death rates of countries stricken with extreme poverty. How the FUCK can these vile assholes try to say that abortion is a form of genocide against black people when black people are much more likely to die in childbirth than white people?????
I'm fine with anyone who wouldn't want to get an abortion if they themselves got pregnant. It's an entirely personal choice. But when you try to take that choice away from others when that lack of choice literally kills, and when you're FUCKING RACIST EXPLOITATIVE SHITS ABOUT IT, then, well, see above gif.
I may just go around throwing this into the face of every anti-choice asshole I can find to make myself feel better. Ok bye.