As a full spectrum doula and childbirth educator for the last 15 years, I am not OK.
I know too much.
As a [repeatedly] abandoned child and teen mom who ended up in foster care and group homes with many other abandoned, abused, and neglected children (who just aged out of the system like I did - most ending up repeating the generational patterns that got them there), I am not OK.
I have lived through too much.
When I heard what SCOUTUS was up to, I cried so hard you woulda thought my own child died or something.
I could physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually, energetically....all the "ally's" you could feel - I could, and still can, feel it. I knew what it meant for women and pregnant capable people.
I knew it meant men would take advantage and feel emboldened to take even MORE from us.
I knew it meant women already grieving a miscarriage would now also be given the third degree about it and potentially convicted of a felony because of it.
I knew that doctors would hesitate to take on high risk, ectopic, or miscarrying clients out of fear they could lose their license or also be charged with a felony.
SO many variables...
I instantly had so many previous cases pop up in my heart. Remembering clients who wanted that baby SO MUCH and lost it and needed a D+C to remove it. The clients who ALREADY had a hard time accessing birth c0ntr0l and ab0rti0n. The fertility client who paid thousands of dollars out of pocket with each try only to be told they "needed a life saving ab0rti0n.....buuuut, you can't get one here" (catholic hospital). Which made me think about how all along Michigan's western lakeshore women have been loosing rights and privileges for years. We started noticing when Grand Haven got rid of all CNM rights in their hospital. Then Muskegon did the same thing while simultaneously running Planned Parenthood out of town and buying up all the medical game in town, leaving the entire area with ONLY a catholic hospital to use. Making access to tubals, vasectomies, and abortions nearly impossible.
And, that's WITHOUT the ruling.
From there my mind went to the children.
Have you ever seen a 10 year old give birth?
You don't want to.
The pregnancy itself often all but rips the underdeveloped child open...but the birthing....anyone who thinks that forcing a child (or anyone) into that disgusts me beyond all measure. I can't even.
These people refuse to accept that rape happens every time they spout off about "taking responsibility".
(Abortion IS taking responsibility).
They act like "rape and incest and medical need are soooooo rare" - basically implying that women are simply whores who were too stupid to keep their legs closed or use birth control.
But - then they rely on late term abortion to justify their views - which account for less than 2% of all abortion and are STRICTLY done ONLY with medical necessity. Literally otherwise you are just forcing women to carry around their dead/dying or potentially life threatening baby until the body rejects it or the child is born only to die. It is cruel and unusual punishment to want to force this onto anyone.
None of it makes sense.
So, I'm done crying about it and trying to make it make sense.
It just doesn't. People ARE actually this ignorant and "they" ARE out to get us.
It's time to get proactive.
We've Let Them Disrespect & Abuse Us LONG ENOUGH.
T.his is our OPPORTUNITY to RISE.
These entities exist because we believe that they do and we give them our fear and power.
Why do you think they want us to have children?
Do you think there is any coincidence that there were record low birth rates?
Obviously, this mostly effects poor people as the elite and people with financial resource will always have access to safe ab0rti0n. Soooo, WHY do they want to force babies onto poor people is the real question.
Especially during a housing crisis.
Especially fresh off a pandemic (oh, wait - babies = money and more consumers)
Especially during a formula shortage.
etc etc etc etc.
Probably because every single one of us actually fall into one or more of the following categories which directly puts us on a wheel that moves and makes people rich and powerful. They COUNT on us to be one of the following:
WORKER | SOLDIER | PRISONER | CONSUMER
Without us, where would they be?
Poor families and generational pain and trauma directly feed into this as well.
This IS the actual "American Dream".
We are like free range chickens.
We can roam the whole yard, but.....we're still for dinner.
SO WHAT DO WE DO NOW?
I have some ideas I'm working on.
More than anything I think we need to focus on these things:
RADICAL SELF RELIENCE
Let's get stronger and ready to fight for ourselves and others. I am currently seeking self-defense instructors who are willing to offer at least ONE free class to high risk individuals a month in the name of reducing that risk.
Let's start truly building community. We need to find ways to feed and care for ourselves and each other. The less we need these systems in place - the less power they have.
STOP BUYING SHIT.
You are directly sponsoring all of this.
Become an INFORMED CONSUMER and know what you are buying, why, and who it *actually* benefits.
Face your consumeristic habits. Ask yourself how much of this sht you actually even need. Try to live on LESS.
Learn how to read labels and trace manufacturers.
(Check out ETHICALBARCODE)
It is so important to remember that they NEVER stopped ab0rti0n. They never will.
What they stopped was protection and access...but, as I previously stated - IT WAS ALREADY HARD.
What we are going to need is to better understand our bodies, our fertility and the fertility of the person we're intimate with. We will need to learn how to try our best to prevent pregnancy and actively try NOT to get pregnant at a time when they can not ensure proper healthcare for us.
This will resort in underground ab0rti0ns and we will need to build a network for people to access their safest options. We will need to safeguard others from those who don't do this from a place of compassion for women and pregnant capable people and instead simply want to turn a profit at the risk of people's lives.
Right now I am working on a Fertility Awareness course that will be available on a donation basis.
I have created a short series of videos currently available for free on my YouTube, TikTok, and Clapper accounts.
We are also starting a ZINE that will be available to print for free from anywhere to help us get out important and empowering information.
If you want to get involved, please contact me.
If you want to help me stay alive while I make this my life's work and purpose, dollars are always helpful.
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