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Woman Live-Tweets Her Abortion 160

Posted by samzenpus
from the making-mom-proud dept.
27-year-old Angie Jackson has decided that it isn't inappropriate or in any way distasteful to live-tweet about her experience taking RU-486, also known as the abortion pill. According to Jackson nothing is off-limits on Twitter. "I don't feel like I'm doing anything different from what I do every day," said Jackson. "But now I have people calling me a killer; it's surreal."

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Woman Live-Tweets Her Abortion

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  • every day? (Score:3, Funny)

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday February 26, 2010 @03:08PM (#31289094)

    She has abortions every day? Wow, someone needs to teach that girl how to close her legs....or swallow.

    • Re: (Score:2, Funny)

      by Anonymous Coward

      The most efficient contraception is this: an aspirin.

      the trick is to use it this way:
      place between the knees
      press very hard

      • by plastbox (1577037)
        My grandfather uses this joke but with a game piece (Ludo) in place of the aspirin. And honestly, I'd expect even my somewhat religious and rather proper grandfather to understand that keeping your knees together in no way stops you from having sexual intercourse..
    • someone needs to teach that girl how to close her legs....or swallow.

      Or to lie on her front.

  • RU-486 (Score:5, Funny)

    by ichthus (72442) on Friday February 26, 2010 @07:16PM (#31292014) Homepage

    Ask your doctor if RU-486 is right for you.*

    *Side effects may include freaky, hoochy mamma eyelid discoloration.

    • Re: (Score:1, Funny)

      by Anonymous Coward

      I'm waiting for RU-586 to come out. It will apparently work twice as fast, but every once in a while there will be a rounding error: 5% of the brain will be left and your baby will come out as a teabagger.

      • by skelly33 (891182)
        The fact that RU-586 works with dual pipes more than makes up for the 95% effectiveness rate.
  • "I don't feel like I'm doing anything different from what I do every day,"

    You take RU-486 every day?

    • Re: (Score:1, Insightful)

      by Anonymous Coward

      Her clientele isn't into using condoms.

    • No I am waiting for the RU-x86_64
  • As Austin Powers, international man of mystery would say.
  • by mdf356 (774923) <mdf356.gmail@com> on Sunday February 28, 2010 @06:35PM (#31309468) Homepage

    While RU-486 terminates a pregnancy, it only does so during the early weeks, before the embryo becomes implanted in the uterus. At that time of gestation, the spontaneous abortion rate (i.e. miscarriage) is 33% to 50% -- we don't really know the number exactly because that early in a pregnancy many women don't realize they are pregnant.

  • sick

  • her abortion? (Score:5, Insightful)

    by frovingslosh (582462) on Monday March 01, 2010 @09:59AM (#31315152)
    If she really tweeted her abortion I would be very impressed, but I suspect that she really tweeted her child's abortion.
    • by StikyPad (445176)

      If she really tweeted her child's abortion I would be very impressed, but I suspect that you are using the word abortion in a manner inconsistent with its definition.

  • When I think of all the emotional, religious and social responses that run through me when I watched that was, LOL!
  • Just imagine... (Score:1, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward

    once she starts having kids, and one of her kids looks up his/her mommie's old tweet threads.

    "So you're saying I could have had an older brother??"

    • by Ihmhi (1206036)

      And she can reply about how it's irresponsible to try to raise a child (or even go through a pregnancy) when you are not prepared for it.

    • Re: (Score:2, Informative)

      by Anonymous Coward

      RTFA. She already HAS a kid, almost died delivering him, was told another pregnancy would kill her, and had an IUD, which failed, resulting in the pregnancy she just terminated.

      • If the consequences of her giving birth are that serious, it makes me wonder why she didn't elect to have a tubal ligation, instead of relying on a less perfect form of birth control.
        • by McBeer (714119)

          If the consequences of her giving birth are that serious, it makes me wonder why she didn't elect to have a tubal ligation, instead of relying on a less perfect form of birth control.

          The Marina IUD is actually 0.3% more effective then a tubal ligation, the Paraguard on the other hand is 0.1% less. Really about the same though.

          As fun as it is to blame women for getting pregnant, the fact is there are always going to be a non-trivial number of women who get pregnant through no fault of their own. Even if every woman in the country got a tubal ligation and didn't have willingly have sex, we'd still see about 450 pregnancies from the 92,000 rapes that happen each year combined with the

          • by McBeer (714119)
            It ocurrs to me that the numbers I gave in that post are misleading. The failure rate is for an average woman in the first year. I suspect the average woman has a lot more sex then just once... All the same, my point about many women getting pregnant through no real fault of their own remains valid.
            • Understood. I assumed the success rate for tubal ligation was higher than an IUD, but apparently I should have googled it. Plus, I figured that tubal ligation would offer a permanent solution.
    • by Xamusk (702162)

      She clearly stated that she aborted her late pregnancy because it was dangerous to her, and that she already has a boy. This means she won't have any more.

      So, the only thing that could happen is him asking her if he could have had a younger brother.

      Anyway, he probably won't be as bitchy about abortion as some other people around these days.

    • Actually the christ-heads would have to explain to her current kid that his mother died because of them. Feel the love of the Christian faith!
  • the new, improved RU-Pentium
    • by EkriirkE (1075937)
      I don't know if that'd be a step up; the Pentium has problems properly creating floaters...

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