I had a patient in the clinic who really did not want an abortion but who had no resources to cover the costs of prenatal care or childbirth. She was single and without insurance coverage but made just enough money to be ineligible for state assistance. She already had outstanding bills at the hospital and with the local ob-gyn practice. No doctor would see her without payment up front.

We were willing to do the abortion for a reduced rate or for free if necessary. But she really didn’t want an abortion. Once I understood her situation, I went to the phone and called the local ‘crisis pregnancy center.’

"Hello, this is Dr. Wicklund."

Dead silence. I might as well have said I was Satan.

"Hello?" I said again. "This is Dr. Wicklund."

"Hello," very tentatively, followed by another long silence.

"I need help with a patient," I said. She came to me for an abortion, but really doesn’t want one. What she really needs is someone to do her prenatal care and birth for free."

"What do you expect us to do?"

I let that hang for a minute.

This Common Secret, Susan Wicklund

Crisis Pregnancy Centers often disguise themselves as medical facilities, with advertisements offering “help” with an unplanned pregnancy. Their main goal is to keep the pregnant person from having an abortion at all costs. Usually, all they’ll give you is a free pregnancy test, some baby clothes, and maybe a box of diapers.

The patient referred to in the quote was given free prenatal care and did not have to pay the financial cost of childbirth by a local anti-choice doctor. She would often stop by Dr. Wicklund’s office to let her know how she was doing:

"He always moans and groans about being tricked into [doing this]," she says. "Then he goes off on these tirades against abortion."

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largelabiaproject:

This is a diagram showing part of the internal structures of the clitoris and penis. Fascinating.

largelabiaproject:

This is a diagram showing part of the internal structures of the clitoris and penis. Fascinating.

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j5h:

catholicnun:

Can we stop pretending guys with beards are hot

Obviously this person has never seen a lumberjack

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blackhaireverywhere:

crimsong19:

consultingpiskies:

Jessica Williams speaks with Sgt. Jasmine Jacobs about Army regulation AR 670-1

Jessica Williams and Travon (one of the staff writers) do it again!

This is why white women can’t be in the natural hair movement

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did-you-kno:

The creator of Powerpuff Girls, the creator of Dexter’s Laboratory, and the creator of Johnny Bravo were all roommates in college.
Source

did-you-kno:

The creator of Powerpuff Girls, the creator of Dexter’s Laboratory, and the creator of Johnny Bravo were all roommates in college.

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My patient got bumped for an emergent case. Sitting in the OR  with a prepped patient under spinal. Tick tock.

My patient got bumped for an emergent case. Sitting in the OR with a prepped patient under spinal. Tick tock.

Ready for a great day on L & D!!!!

So sleep deprived but it’s okay because I just remembered how amazing getting my maters is going to be and now I’m in a great fucking mood.

stormydaeny:

Contrary to popular belief, the morning-after pill does not abort a fertilized egg. Instead, it is more like a mini Gandalf shielding the egg from the oncoming wave of sperm, holding a giant STOP-sign while yelling: “YOU SHALL NOT PASS!”

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didyourmomjustcallmeababydyke:

Oh man I love it

givebirthtothesound:

fandoms-are-my-one-true-love:

All my favorite Harry Potter bad lip reading gifs I have collected 

I will reblog these every single time.

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gnashingteeth:

Bella
30cm x 42cm
Acrylic and Pencil on paper
Commission 

mydaywasworsethanyours:

When we have an inservice, they ask us if we understand the new product, and we all say yes so we can get back to work.

My hospital bribes us with chocolate. I love in-services.

mydaywasworsethanyours:

When we have an inservice, they ask us if we understand the new product, and we all say yes so we can get back to work.

My hospital bribes us with chocolate. I love in-services.

Emergency vet with my child. 
It’s never easy.

Emergency vet with my child.
It’s never easy.