Directly after an abortion, the products of conception are carefully assessed to make sure that everything was removed. It can be very dangerous to have a small piece of tissue remaining in the uterus after a birth or an abortion.
After the assessment, the products of conception are carefully sealed and sent to the lab for further analysis. They are checked for many things, such as chromosomal abnormalities or infections. Once the lab report is complete, the remaining products of conception are incinerated as medical waste. It is the same process that everything coming from a clinic or hospital must go through. Removed organs, amputations, blood soaked bandages, etc, must all be incinerated in a very specific way to prevent possible disease transfer.
If someone is 20-24 weeks pregnant and either they have an Intrauterine Fetal Demise (the fetus dies) or they elect to terminate a pregnancy with anomalies incompatible with life, they have two choices. Either they can have a surgical removal of the pregnancy - the same procedure as an abortion - or they can have a “stillbirth induction,” in which labor is stimulated and they deliver a non-viable fetus. After a stillbirth induction there is the option for an autopsy if the parents elect it, and the fetus can be claimed for burial by the family. Otherwise it too will go to medical waste to be incinerated.
I hope this clears things up.
Here’s some terminology about gender that many people get wrong! To learn more, go here: www.transstudent.org/gendergrammar
I think this is really good information to know for anyone who was unsure about which words to use.
Another resource for folks who either won’t or can’t ask those around them for proper wording about trans* issues.
Have you ever come across a homeless individual and felt totally uncomfortable?You see them and you know they are in need, but you are not sure what to do. You know that handing them money is not the best thing. But, you also see that they clearly have some needs. Their lips are chapped. They are hungry. They are thirsty. They are asking for help.How can you help?Here is a simple idea - blessing bags.
This was such an easy project. We are now going to keep a few “Blessing Bags” in our car so that when we do happen to see someone on the streets who is homeless, we can hand them a Blessing Bag. I first learned of these bags from my friend, Julie. I am using the picture of her bags (see above) because the ones we took were taken in horrible lighting and turned out really grainy and hard to see what is inside of them.If you’d like to make your own Blessing Bags, this is what you would need:Gallon size Ziplock bagsitems to go in the bags, such as:chap stickpackages of tissuestoothbrush and toothpastecombsoaptrail mixgranola barscrackerspack of gumband aidsmouthwashcoins (could be used to make a phone call, or purchase a food item)hand wipesyou could also put in a warm pair of socks, and maybe a Starbucks gift cardAssemble all the items in the bags, and maybe throw in a note of encouragement. Seal the bags and stow in your car for a moment of providence.This would be a great activity to do with some other families. Each family could bring one of the items going into the bags (ex: toothbrushes). Set up all the items around a table and walk around it with the ziplocks and fill the bags.
oh man i wanna do this
mee tooo. im bout to go to the dollar tree and rack up or a wholesale store.
All these reblogs make me so happy to see. So many amazing people on tumblr
random acts if kindness
please include a couple pairs of socks actually! Socks are among the most highly desired clothing item for homeless individuals
"Elmo is with his good friend, Lupita. They are talking about all the great things about their skin. For example, Elmo’s skin just happens to be very ticklish. Lupita’s skin happens to be a beautiful brown color. Skin can come in all different shades and colors. Isn’t skin just the best? However, ticklish or smooth or black or brown or white or tan, be sure to love the skin you are in."
I love this. I LOVE THIS. I love this. Children need to see this. Adults need to see this.