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1. I may not finish this whole thread now, but I’m going to at least start giving you all some details from today’s visit to The Creation Museum with @julieingersoll and @QuiverfullTwee1, with whom I also just imbibed a fair bit of white wine. Tomorrow we hit Ark Encounter!
1. Answers in Genesis, the organization behind The Creation Museum and Ark Encounter, is devoted to apologetics for young earth creationism. As a result, The Creation Museum embodies the worst of two American “traditions”—anti-intellectualism and kitschy roadside attractions.
3. Whoops, last tweet should have been 2, not 1. Anyway, The Creation Museum is a pretty surreal place. It falls under what I have elsewhere, with apologies to Rod Serling, called the Jesus Zone. My first #TheJesusZone thread is here:

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If I were to become pregnant, my life would be at risk, and I would choose an #abortion. I lost two years of my life after the birth of my second son because the hormones it takes to create human life make me lose my mind.1/14

#ExForcedBirth #WomensRightsAreHumanRights #PPD
I became crippled with fear, and my thoughts were dark. The thoughts told me I needed to die. They told me this all day long. It took every bit of strength I had to fight them. I could barely leave my house. For. Two. Years. 2/14
I had 2 sons, ages 4 yrs. and newborn. I fought hard to stay alive for them. The energy it took to fight my own brain in order to stay alive took so much out of me; I didn't have much left over to give to them. I kept them alive. It was the best I could do. They deserved more.3/
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1. Thanks for this thread, @jonrog1. For those interested in learning more and amplifying #Exvangelical work exposing the theocratic threat, check out #ExposeChristianSchools and #ExposeChristianHomeschooling. In addition to @PPact, an org that deserves support is @ResponsibleHS.
@jonrog1 @PPact @ResponsibleHS 2. For more on how homeschooling is used by the Christian Right to indoctrinate kids into extremism and what can be done about that, see my latest article:

playboy.com/read/is-christ…

#Exvangelical #EmptyThePews #ExposeChristianSchools #ExposeChristianHomeschooling #ExForcedBirth
@jonrog1 @PPact @ResponsibleHS 3. And if you're interested in the role played by evangelical colleges and universities in incubating future culture warriors, as well as resistance happening within those colleges, see this expose I did for @PRAEyesRight

feature.politicalresearch.org/the-struggle-f…

#ExposeChristianSchools #Resist
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1) Although this thread isn't tagged with the #Exvangelical hash, its sounds the same warnings.
2) I've been following @C_Stroop and other recently because a) I had no idea there was such a large, traumatized community out there struggling to recover and support each other and b) the people who were inside can best explain this moment.
3) Also worth following the #ExForcedBirth hash right now.
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I grew up thinking abortion was straight, cold-blooded murder. It took me years to change that thinking, and I understand it may take others that long too. But I want to document my line of thought in case it's helpful to anyone wrestling with this issue #ExForcedBirth
There was no "aha" moment for me. After realizing I was wrong about a lot of things, I allowed myself to listen to pro-choice advocates and people in my life and began to realize, like most of the things I thought were black + white, this is actually totally grey.
As my understanding of public health has grown, I have come to fully appreciate the toll that forced births can take on women, particularly those who are low-income and/or marginalized. Forced births also lead to poor outcomes for the children. It's a social justice issue.
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Some of you know this but I was taken to screenings of anti-choice films like The Silent Scream before I was old enough to read. My mother organized to get abortion banned in Oregon. I felt I would always oppose abortion. Then I got pregnant by choice.

#ExForcedBirth
I would cry myself to sleep because I was sick all day every day for months on end. I wanted to stop living. And I had a supportive partner! I couldn’t imagine going through that alone without wanting to.

That’s when abortion rights made sense to me.

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No one has the right to force another human being to grow an entire person in their body against their will.

That is functional slavery. Forced birthers believe they have the moral right to demand involuntary labor from pregnant people. Pregnancy is labor. 24/7 for 9 months.
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0. Redoing earlier thread as after discussion with @AngryBlackLady, @memnosoncos, and others I’ve agreed that while the original hashtag speaks to earlier self-definition, it’s better to use #ExForcedBirth as a clear rejection of the false “pro-life” framing.

#Exvangelical
1. When you grow up evangelical, you have the message that “abortion is murder” and “a literal holocaust” pounded into your head from early childhood. For many in the #Exvangelical community, men and women, these extremist lies can be very hard to shake.

#ExForcedBirth #Resist
2. Even the brilliant @rachelheldevans, who recently died far too young, could only bring herself to argue against single-issue voting on abortion and that it was hardly pro-life to support so many inhumane policies while being anti-choice

rachelheldevans.com/blog/pro-life-…

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Five or more years ago, when I was an EC missionary, I came across a web site that offered a quiz to see how much one truly knew about reproduction, abortion, etc... I arrogantly started the quiz.

#ExForcedBirth
#ExVangelicals
#ExProLife
#exvangelical
#becausescience
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I wish I could find this resource again, but haven't been able to. The short of it is that the results showed me that if I truly believed that life began at conception, I should be as horrified about rate of spontaneous natural abortion as I was about abortion.
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It showed me that my motivations were misguided, and that I wasn't nearly as informed as I considered myself to be about the science of reproduction. It made my question how valuable life was if spontaneous abortion was such a normal and frequent part of the process.
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