Louisa May Alcott wrote Little Women for the money. And it made her miserable.

As a young writer, Alcott concentrated on lurid pulp stories of revenge, murder, and adultery–“blood and thunder” literature, as she called i–and enjoyed writing very much. She was in her mid 30s when an editor suggested she try writing a book for girls. Alcott wasn’t very interested, but her father was a complete moron with money and had left the family in terrible financial trouble. Alcott wrote Little Women in hopes of some decent sales and a little breathing room and got way more than she asked for. The money in sequels was too good to turn down (and her father didn’t get any smarter with a dime), but Alcott hated writing what she called “moral pap for the young” and longed to return to the smut and violence of her early endeavors. Ten Things You Didn’t Know About Books and Authors You Had to Read in High School  (via newbatteriesforyourhalo)

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Most states require you to wait for an abortion. Most don’t require you to wait for a gun.
The WHO advises within 60 days we must ensure 70% of infected people are in a care facility and 70% of burials are done without causing further infection. We need to do that within 60 days from 1 October. If we reach these targets then we can turn this epidemic around… We either stop Ebola now or we face an entirely unprecedented situation for which we do not have a plan.

Anthony Banbury, head of the U.N. Mission for Ebola Emergency Response

Ebola could become the world’s next AIDS sooner than we think

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When I meet my opposition before the match

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Gisella Perl was forced to work as a doctor in Auschwitz concentration camp during the holocaust.
She was ordered to report ever pregnant women do the physician Dr. Josef Mengele, who would then use the women for cruel experiments (e.g. vivisections) before killing them.
She saved hundreds of women by performing abortions on them before their pregnancy was discovered, without having access to basic medical supplies. She became known as the “Angel of Auschwitz”.
After being rescued from Bergen-Belsen concentration camp she tried to commit suicide, but survived, recovered and kept working as a gynecologist, delivering more than 3000 babies.

I want to nail this to the forehead of every anti-abortionist who uses the word “Holocaust” when talking about legal abortions.