Because Most Women Will Have an Abortion & Give Birth

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 07:57
Submitted by Carlin Ross

This is a picture of a patient room at the new Buffalo WomenServices Birthing Center in upstate New York.  Not only do they offer gynecological and obstetric services, but they also offer abortions up to 22 weeks. 

This is the nation's first birthing center and abortion clinic under one roof.  F*cking finally.  It may seem like there would be some sort of conflict but understand that 1 out of 3 women will have an abortion and 82% of women will give birth.  They're just addressing the needs of the average woman - no judgment.

I've had several abortions and I plan on having a child in the next year or so.  I would never give birth in a hospital and get MRSA or some flesh-eating virus.  My choice would be a birthing center and my choice would be a birthing center that also addressed the needs of my younger self.

It's all about intentional motherhood.

Editor in Chief & Keeper of All Things Betty Dodson

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Planned Parenthood

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 11:05

Carlin, It's very exciting to think that you may try for a child in the next year or two.

Why do you think birth is such a very divisive subject for women? Surely there really can't be a right or wrong way to give birth. The best advice I received (and all pregnant women get lots, entirely unsolicited so I'm getting in early here) was to be kind to myself. Be kind and generous with yourself!

I had two planned homebirths so am very positive about the whole homebirth and maternity/birthing centre route but pregnancy and labour can be such a rollercoaster ride. Please plan for your best outcome but have a back up and don't beat yourself up if it doesn't quite turn out the way you wanted.

& obviously a good birth partner makes an incredible difference.

And the entire experience fades immediately when you are faced with the reality of a child at home. Get lots of sleep (and sex) whilst you still have the energy.


Mon, 05/26/2014 - 12:41
Old Geezer (not verified)

Dear Lady,
I would like to urge you not to have children at your age. I estimate that the population of the earth one hundred years from now will be less than one tenth of one percent of what it is now. That means that presently this planet will be littered with billions of corpses, victims of famine and violence. It would be outright cruelty to add another baby to the pile.
Certainly we must continue to make babies. If everyone stopped reproducing until our overpopulation problem is solved, then propagation of the species would be left to the geriatric set. That would be disastrous, even aside from the matter of menopause and senile male impotence. I have read that children born to old men are less intelligent than those sired by young men. Propagation of the species ought to be left to those biologically best suited to it, namely the young. Reproduction is still the ultimate miracle, but you can celebrate other people's pregnancies instead of your own.
Every childless woman panics when her biological clock begins to run out. That does not mean that you should impulsively give in to every biological whim. I never had children and decided in my forties that I didn't want to spend my old age raising kids. Children deserve parents who are at the peak of their vigor, to cope with the stress.
You needn't worry about extinction. Your genes are widely distibuted, not only among your near and distant relatives, but throughout your race and the whole planet. You can contribute to the future of the species through wisdom rather than childbearing. When the earth again becomes hospitable, perhaps thousands of years from now, fecundity will again be a blessing.
In closing, I must say that I have admired you two broads for many years, despite your little ways. In Betty's case that dates back to "Sex For One". Sorry if that gives away her age.