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Polish doctor that refused to perform abortion named a “hero”

Dr Bogdan Chazan was visited by an expecting mother (32 weeks into pregnancy), who already had 5 miscarriages before and was worried about her health. It turned out that the fetus had hydrocephalus, undeveloped brain and was missing many bones from its skull. The Doctor refused to perform an abortion and didn’t send the woman to another hospital which could do so (according to polish law, if a doctor doesn’t want to perform an abortion, he has to choose another hospital which will agree to do so). Chazan was named a “local hero” and “true warrior of Jesus in the name of life of the unborn” by many polish politicians and catholic activists. He used conscience clause as an excuse for his actions.

The woman gave birth to the child through a C-section. She and her husband spent 10 painful days watching their deformed child die a horrible death. When she finally decided to speak out, she said:

During these 10 days, no priest, no pro life activist or even dr Chazan came to see the child, to ask if they can help. It was really hard to look at our child. We knew what was coming, but it was still very hard to cope with

Congratulations, pro-lifers - another “life” saved, another “happy” child and “happy” family. 

As some of you know, my grandmother passed away this week. To remember her, my family has been asking everyone they know to wear yellow, her favorite color, on the day of her funeral (July 21). This is just a simple attempt to celebrate a fierce woman, who lived a rather hard life. So, I thought I’d extend the invitation and ask people online to try and wear yellow tomorrow. Even if it’s just a ribbon around your wrist, it’d be nice to know that people around the world are wearing yellow for Lorraine.

If you do decide to wear some yellow, feel free to message me/tweet me/send me a picture and I’ll share it with my family. They would absolutely love to know that she is being thought of, even in the smallest of ways.

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gildasdeliciousambiguity:

This is Angela with her family a few months ago. Many of you have seen my initial post about her bills and struggle with breast cancer. This is an update. Most of you know that as of recently she has been back in the hospital while going through her chemo. She had a double mastectomy and recovered some months back and was on the road to recovery. She has been placed into a medically induced coma because of infection and fevar. We are all rallying behind her family, gathering money, food whatever we can to help. She is only 36 and I am convinced she can beat this. I appreciate the support and donations you all have given. I am hoping we can push through and do more. I am just….in shock I suppose. I’m grief stricken. He girls need her the community needs her and wants her. I just know that some money would help relieve some stress and when she wakes but she can concentrate on recovery not bills. So I am pleading with you. If you can give, even 1 dollar, it will be so appreciated. Also please reblog. Thank you Tumblr family, community, friends. I do think so much of you and am truly glad I have found a place not only for me to fit it and enjoy myself but also to reach out to in times of need. Thank you all. Below is where you can donate. https://www.giveforward.com/fundraiser/m1s4/lindsay-sharp#

gildasdeliciousambiguity:

This is Angela with her family a few months ago. Many of you have seen my initial post about her bills and struggle with breast cancer. This is an update. Most of you know that as of recently she has been back in the hospital while going through her chemo. She had a double mastectomy and recovered some months back and was on the road to recovery. She has been placed into a medically induced coma because of infection and fevar. We are all rallying behind her family, gathering money, food whatever we can to help. She is only 36 and I am convinced she can beat this. I appreciate the support and donations you all have given. I am hoping we can push through and do more. I am just….in shock I suppose. I’m grief stricken. He girls need her the community needs her and wants her. I just know that some money would help relieve some stress and when she wakes but she can concentrate on recovery not bills. So I am pleading with you. If you can give, even 1 dollar, it will be so appreciated. Also please reblog. Thank you Tumblr family, community, friends. I do think so much of you and am truly glad I have found a place not only for me to fit it and enjoy myself but also to reach out to in times of need. Thank you all. Below is where you can donate. https://www.giveforward.com/fundraiser/m1s4/lindsay-sharp#

She is still fighting but the progress is slow. Her life seems to be up in the air right now and I hate that. I am still wanting to be able to give her and her family something to help ease the financial tension so I am asking again…please reblog or donate or both. Thanks to you all for the kind words and encouragement. I love my Tumblr family.

tank-grrl:

hello-missmayhem:

cptprocrastination:

doomhamster:

belcanta:

nikkidubs:

attentiondeficitaptitude:

belcanta:

Guaranteed basic income to every citizen, whether or not they are employed to ensure their survival and that they live in a dignified, humane way, preventing poverty, illness, homelessness, reducing crime, encouraging higher education and learning vocations as well as helping society become more prosperous as a whole. 

Wow. Forget raising the minimum wage. This is much much better idea.

The minimum wage could actually drop if we had basic income.

But Americans would never go for it. Miserably slogging through 12 hour days and having businesses open 24/7 is too engrained in our culture.

"BUT WHERE WILL THE GOVERNMENT GET THE MONEY?" screamed Joe Schmoe, slamming a meaty fist onto the table and getting mouth-froth all over the front of his greying tank top. "You libt*rds all think money grows on TREES!! HAHA!"

"But where will people get the incentive to work?!" Mindy Bindy cried, flapping her hands in front of her face. She’d had a fear of the unemployed lollygagging about ever since she was a child and her mother told her to be afraid of the unemployed lollygagging about. "You think people should get paid for nothing? I work hard for my money!”

"But who will serve me?" grumbled Marty McMoneybags. "Who will make me feel important? Who will do my laundry and cook my food and stand in front of me wearing a plastic smile while I take out all my stress—because I do have a lot of stress, you know, being this rich is stressful—on them?” He paused and straightened out the piles of hundred dollar bills on the desk in front of him, then raised his two watery, outraged eyes up to the Heavens. “Lord, if there are no poor people, how will I know that I’m rich??”

I laughed. This is perfect! Well said!

The thing is, while I’m sure you could scrape up a few people who’d be willing to just float by on a guaranteed minimum income? For most people the choice to work would be a no-brainer. “Hmmm. I can get by on 33k a year, or I can take that part time job and make 48k… enough to move to a better apartment, maybe take the family on vacation. Sold.” Hell, most people would want to work simply because it gives one a sense of dignity and something to do with one’s time. (Speaking as someone who’s been unemployed, on extended sick leave, etc. in her time, the boredom and sense of isolation that comes with not having a job is almost as bad as the humiliation of having to depend on other people for one’s survival.)

And with this system, part-time jobs and “non-skilled” jobs would be much more readily available because nobody would need to work two or three jobs just to stay afloat!

Which would ALSO mean that employers and customers couldn’t shamelessly exploit employees the way they can today, because if losing a job weren’t necessarily a financial disaster, more people would be willing to walk out on jobs where they weren’t being treated with dignity.

And if this also applies to students (and it should) then student loans would become much less of a problem, and fewer people would flunk out of school because of having to juggle studies and work.

Far fewer people would be forced to stay with abusive partners, parents or roommates because they couldn’t afford to move out.

And the thing is, all those people who suddenly had money? They’d be spending it. They’d be getting all the stuff they can’t afford now - new clothes, books, toys, locally-produced food, car repairs - and with each purchase money would flow BACK to the government, because VAT, also income tax.

The unemployed and/or disabled wouldn’t need special support any more - which would also mean the government could fire however many admins who are currently engaged in humiliating - *cough* making sure those people aren’t getting money they don’t deserve. Same for medical benefits and pensions. And I’m no legal scholar, but I somehow imagine less financial desperation would lead to less petty crime, and hence less need for police and security everywhere?

TL;DR Doomie thinks this is a good idea, laughs at those who protest.

reblogging for more top commentary

They tried something like this out in Canada as a sort of social experiment, called Mincome. What they found was that, on the whole, people continued to work about as much as they did before. Only new mothers and teenagers worked substantially less hours. 

But wait, there’s more. Because parents were spending just a little more time at home and involved with their families, test scores increased. Because teens didn’t have to work to support their families, drop-out rates decreased. Crime rates, hospital visits, psychiatric hospitalizations and domestic abuse rates all dropped, as well. More adults pursued higher education. Those who continued to work reported more job flexibility and more opportunity to choose employment they preferred.

Basically, now you can go prove to your asshole family members that society won’t collapse without poor people for you to feel better than.

The picture is awesome, but read the commentary, that’s what I’m reblogging for.

officialkrudd:

brendanwtf:

moonfalora:

theboyofcheese:

thenewavengers:

paper-snow-a-ghost:

This, ladies and gentlemen, is what you get when you stand up to a man who beats his young girlfriend in public. Not the black eye, not the broken nose, but the sense of being a fucking great human being.

I’m sorry but I don’t think this story is true.

I’d like to believe it’s true! Trust me! I’d love a nice feel good story to make me feel good about the human race, but sadly, there are way too many things wrong with this story.

  1. Either you were headbutted by a man with the smallest head in the world, or a Legoman. Your “black eye” should be swollen, your eyelids should be somewhat closed and your temple on the side of your head should be swollen too. A black eye is a serious thing, man. Your body doesn’t let that slide. I know people who’ve hit their eye and within an afternoon it’s ballooned up.
    The purple around your eye is the most suspicious part. Blood vessels don’t really adhere to one singular colour. There are yellows, reds, violets, and finally, purples. Your black eye looks like a very bad make up job.
  2. You claim that the police got DNA from the headbutt to your nose. I’m not well versed in the practise of forensics, and I bet not a lot of people on Tumblr are, but a few things immediately stand out from your story:
    • Your nose (and in extension, your face) goes through a lot of contaminates every day. Your face is exposed to the elements. Now, say you did have DNA on your face, who’s to say that wouldn’t be rubbed off by the rain? Or the wind? Or when you take off your clothes? How much DNA can you REALLY swab from a headbutt? Don’t you wear make up? Wouldn’t that contaminate it?
    • Why are the police getting a DNA sample if there was a witness right there? Surely a witness is enough to convict this guy? DNA samples are also really expensive, and take a lot of time! Why would they use on you when there are rape cases, murder cases, etc.
    • If you got hit in the nose, and this is my main point, wouldn’t you touch where you’d been hit, and therefore rub the DNA away? I don’t know about you but if I got hit, I would touch where I got hit to protect it. It’s a natural instinct.
  3. Looking at your previous photos, the most jarring thing occurs.

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    The top photo is taken merely FIVE DAYS after your broken nose post. Now, I’m pretty sure you’re not Wolverine, and you can’t heal a broken nose within five days.
    As you can see, I’ve placed the broken nose picture over a recent one, and there is honestly no difference in your nose.

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    For something so prominent, it looks exactly the same. Where are the bandages? Where are the plasters? You’ve apparently broken your nose! Where’s the medical attention? 

  4. I don’t like the look of your court letter.

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    Why is such a serious document scrunched up so much? That’s a legal document that you need to keep hold of in your records, why does it look like you’ve ran it through your pocket a hundred and fifty times?
    There’s also no official seal, and no signature on the document, which means…
    Anyone could’ve written this.
    Fire up Microsoft Word, select Helvetica, and off we go…
    I understand you live in Weston Super Mare, and I know it’s a rough area, but still…

  5. You’ve linked newspaper articles that are related to you.

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    But, why are the police appealing for witnesses? If they have his DNA, if the woman in question was right there, if you were right there, they have enough to convict him. That’s two witnesses and straight up DNA evidence, right?
    Then again, the newspapers you’re in aren’t exactly the BBC. You can submit stories to them with little to no evidence.

  6. After talking to my medical student friend, she has the following to say on your “injury”. Please bear in mind that she’s going to become a doctor one day and has far more training that you and I.

    Me: Is that a real black eye?
    Her: No, not at all! It would be swollen. Not as even in colour, they start out red. Her nose is def not broken, she’d probably have two black eyes if it was. Bruises start red because it’s blood pooling, then as the iron in the blood changes it turn bluish black, then green, then yellow 
and not all at the same time - you get varying stages of colour. She wouldn’t even be able to open her eyes if someone headbutted her and broke her nose.

    So, there we go. Someone who will one day look after us all, and reads medical books has deemed this a fake injury, nice one.
  7. But let’s move on from what is, or what isn’t and onto the post itself.

    Look, I get it. You’re a feminist, you want to fight for woman’s rights, you want to take down us men because we rule the world or whatever, but your post reeks of “Women are weak, I just stood up for a woman! I’m a woman! I fight! Men shouldn’t hit women! I sacrificed my body to prove a point!”

    Here’s a much better message you could send to the world:

    “How about no one hits anyone?”

    It’s all well and good saying women shouldn’t hit men, but if Tumblr has taught me anything it’s that gender is entirely fluid and therefore the bodies we find ourselves in may not be the ones that we wanted, and as a consequence, a woman hitting a man may actually be a woman identifying as a man hitting a man and now we’re onto a huge debate onto who is what in what body doing what with who, but let me focus:

    This story is false. The injury isn’t real. I’m highly doubtful of the events in question, and even if they did occur, screwing up your court letter and lying about what the police can do is not the way to make a name for yourself.

    Surely preaching equality through, “Can we all just not hit each other?” Rather than, “Men are pigs and they hit women!” would be a better way to go, but then again, you did put make up on your face and fabricate a whole story…

Holy shitdicks, I’ve just witnessed online detective shiznit.

Everytime I see this post on my dashboard, without the debunking, I make it a goal to find it and reblog it.

i can’t fucking stand people who go to such stupid lengths to fake a story for notes, especially for internet praise like jfc it’s one thing to fake a story because the scenario was funny. But fabricate a whole story to make believe you’re some kind of hero???? fuck u havent ya ever seen Sharktale????

dear followers, here’s the debunking!!

(Source: rememberyourbones)

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