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My mother is #OneInFour women who has had an #abortion. Her abortion story is also my story, which is why I am sharing it now.

My mom, brother (6 yrs old) + I (3 yrs old) came to the USA to be reunited w my father who had come a few months earlier.
A typical immigrant story. We left behind all of our family to start a new life in the USA.

Our story stops being typical the morning my father told my mom he was going to work and he never came back. My father abandoned us with no money, no family, no education + no English.
My mom did what millions of mothers have done before her, she made miracles happen every day. She found food when there was none, she found a home on a park bench when we got kicked out of our apartment, she made the darkest moments of our lives exude love and hope.
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THREAD: Body Language Analysis No. 4314: Donald Trump, The Supreme Court, Abortion, and Punishment - #Nonverbal & #EmotionalIntelligence#BodyLanguage #BodyLanguageExpert #AbortionRights #Abortion #Punishment #SupremeCourt #RoevWade
1/ In the light of Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy's announcement of his retirement from the Supreme Court, the interview included here is profoundly important. In March 2016, Chris Matthews spoke with then-candidate Trump in a town hall type setting.
2/ One of the questions Mr. Matthews pressed Mr. Trump on was that of abortion - and specifically, because Trump believes abortions should be illegal - what was his view on the issue of punishment for women who undergo abortions?
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What if, when a woman died during an unsafe #abortion, the man who got her pregnant died too?
2/8 No warning, just suddenly died? Had sex, got a woman pregnant, she died because of a coathanger abortion, and dropped dead immediately?
3/8 I bet we would have a lot more men screaming in the streets to keep abortion safe, legal, and accessible.
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Last night I promised a thread about #abortion before Roe v Wade legalized it nationally. Until the mid-1800s, common law allowed abortion until "quickening", when fetal movement can be felt. Toxic abortion remedies & doctors competing w midwives led to… 1/
laws outlawing abortion except where pregnancy was likely to be fatal spreading across the country. Bottled abortion remedies could be and were fatal, and doctors, almost all white and male, didn't want midwives competing with them for pregnancy care. 2/
"In the late 1920s some 15,000 women a year died from [illegal] abortions…In 1971, the year after decriminalization, the maternal-mortality rate in New York State dropped 45%." 3/
theatlantic.com/magazine/archi…
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Story time, #emptythepews edition.

Warning: suicidal ideation, depression, conversion therapy, unsupportive parents, Christian fundamentalism.

You have been warned.

Story begins in the next tweet.
1: Once upon a time in the late 90s, there were common websites, basic cable and magazines that put out various hotlines you could call in a crisis. If not, there were search engines where you could find the numbers to places like BoysTown and the Suicide Prevention Hotline etc.
2: My parents were SUPER controlling. So much so, that we felt the control in every little way, and suspected other means of control that we did not verify until we had all moved out.
Raised in the QF/ATI-adjacent communities, you can guess at what levels there were,.
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How gender identity politics is endangering #WomensRights masquerading under the guise of “progressivism”- or in other words, as I said to this @notokyriarchy fatherfucker, an #MRA’s dream come true
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I shouldn’t have to explain the realities of sex-based oppression in 2018! #Female is a biological sex. #Gender is the roles and norms that are imposed on those with female bodies to subjugate them to males for free sexual, domestic, and reproductive labor.
No matter how many genders a given culture had or recognized, somehow, the half of the group with a cock and balls (males) knew which other half of the group to forcibly impregnate (“#NonMen”, according to some). 🤔🤔🤔
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We really need to talk more about #abortion as an option for women.
It's hard to say this and hard to hear it for many, but just because you discover you are pregnant doesn't mean you must carry that pregnancy to term. Your decision will last the rest of your life--and the rest of the life of any child you decide to carry to term.
#abortion
And no, I am not advocating #abortion.
I'm advocating thinking about parenthood & all it entails.
Because once you have a child, you can't just walk away from that life.
And women/girls are talked into maintaining pregnancies every day.
More discussion would change that.
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In Delhi a 11 month old girl died because the hospital refused to treat her without an #Aadhaar card.

#AadhaarFemicide
#AadhaarWarOnWomen
#AadhaarKills
#DestroyTheAadhaar

amarujala.com/amp/delhi-ncr/…
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In Chandigarh, a woman was refused #abortion because she did not have an Aadhaar. She sought a back alley abortion and suffered extreme bleeding and complications.

#AadhaarWarOnWomen

#AadhaarFemicide

#AadhaarKills

#DestroyTheAadhaar

dnaindia.com/india/report-a…
3/n. HIV+ women in India have stopped their treatment as hospitals demand the biometric Aadhaar. The women fear loss of anonymity & social stigma on them and their families. newindianexpress.com/states/karnata…

#AadhaarWarOnWomen
#AadhaarFemicide
#AadhaarKills
#DestroyTheAadhaar
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Except you don't have the consciousness to do that- only what you've, perhaps, been programmed to register, process, or maybe transmit/emit. Here in #Ireland on the other hand there are 💚s everywhere hoping to #repealthe8th #LISTENUP #Focus on #Caring #Now to ensure #legislation
2/ to #repealthe8th or/& make #abortion in #Ireland a #legal #safe #clinical #option for women, regardless of socio-economic circumstances.
3/ Think you want to **Repeal the 8️⃣️th** 💚s? This is a sane quote from here, Ireland, today:"The dissolution of the Dáil would see the simultaneous dissolution of all Oireachtas Committees. ---
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I stayed off Twitter for 24hrs to try &reclaim my personal time &prioritize writing, finishing this next book,since my health is so dire.
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But also,Saturday I was utterly disgusted by the overt racism of white women claiming to be Dems/progs/left in my mentions.It was awful.
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#Cancer makes you both more patient & less so. I never curse or name-call on here, but I don't sit back & watch WOC being shafted by WW.
3/
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#DyingIs
Being sick in America.
Being poor in America.
Having your healthcare stolen in America.
#GrahamCassidy
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#DyingIs
Having the Speaker of the House lie to America repeatedly & no one hold him accountable.

2/
#DyingIs
Knowing if I were screaming "Help me! I’m dying!" SOMEONE would try to save my life, but people will let #GrahamCassidy pass. 3/
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