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."
The nation’s third housing development complex specifically for low-income LGBT seniors is officially open.
John C. Anderson apartments officially opened late last month in Philadelphia, making it only the third facility of its kind in the country. The complex features 56 one-bedroom apartments designed to be safe for senior citizens, and there’s already a waiting list.
“Being an LGBT friendly community, the largest development of its kind in the United States of America clearly shows Philadelphia as leading the way on human rights and LGBT rights issues,” Mayor Michael Nutter said of the $19.5 million development, which was spearheaded by LGBT activist Mark Segal.
“If we don’t take care of our LGBT seniors, we’re not taking care of our community,” says Segal, who believes the housing development should be a national model, “and that’s what real community is about.”
We don’t pay enough attention to the needs of older members of our communities, who have faced many of the same challenges we do but had fewer resources available. This is a fantastic way to start.
This is legitimately fucking rad.
I LOVE HOW HE JUST WALKS BY AND TAKES HER CLOAK OFF WITH SUCH A STRAIGHT FACE.
“‘SCUSE ME, BABE, GONNA NEED TO BORROW THIS.”
CYBORG’S LIKE, “UUUUUH, WHAT JUST HAPPENED.”
ROBIN’S JUST LIKE, “BB WATERUDOIN.”
STARFIRE HADN’T EVEN MOVED.
AND RAVEN’S LIKE, “DID YOU JUST.”
I’m sorry I keep reblogging this but robin just looks TERRIFIED when beast boy takes ravens cloak
Taurus: Artsy Kids
Gemini: Debate Club Captain
Leo: Drama Club
Capricorn: Advanced Placement Scholar
Aquarius: Band Geek
A thorough collection of the best of the best creepy or just unsettling things I’ve found from over four years trawling the internet for every last spooky thing out there.
(NO screamers, but beware of the videos/games for loud audio.)
- Marble Hornets
- I Feel Fantastic
- DyE - Fantasy
- Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared
- Shaye St. John
- No Through Road (2, 3, 4)
- The Woman Who Jumped Off
- Rubber Johnny
- Interview with a Cannibal
- Aokigahara Suicide Forest
- Suicide Mouse
- The Dawn is Your Enemy
- Still Life
- The Fallen Angel
- Ted the Caver
- Face All Red
- Dionaea House
- The Holders Series
- Vox and King Beau
- The Rake
- BEN Drowned
- The Russian Sleep Experiment
- The Difference
- Normal Porn for Normal People
- The Books of Sand
- My Father’s Long, Long Legs (audio warning)
- SCP Foundation
- Candle Cove
- I Am Unreal
- Junji Ito’s Complete Work
- Taman Shud Case
- Dyatlov Pass Incident
- One Man Hide-and-Seek
- Robert the Doll
- The Bloop
- Rat King
- Gef the Mongoose
- Devil’s Footprints
- The Jersey Devil
- Mad Gasser of Montoon
- The Hum
- Toynbee Tiles
- Phineas Gage
- Dnepropetrovsk Maniacs
- Number Stations
- Solway Firth Spaceman
so every year after the juniors finish reading The Great Gatsby my high school english teacher throws a Gatsby party at his huge house and everyone shows up in period clothing and Charlestons to 20s music and my english teacher just wears a suit and stands off to the side staring wistfully out the window the entire night
you guys think I’m joking??
I’VE WAITED 8734 YEARS FOR THIS GIFSET
IT TOOK ME 11 YEARS TO REALIZE HE WAS SAYING “TABLE FOR HOW MANY”
OMG ITS BEEN DISCOVERED
Parrot caught singing let the bodies hit the floor
I was so done when it whispered…I would shit bricks if I heard that when I got up to get a drink in the middle of the night…
“Let the bodies hit the….FLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOR!!!”
oh my god he’s so into it