Babies are strapped into airplane seats enroute to LAX during “Operation Babylift” with airlifted orphans from Vietnam to the US. April 12, 1975.
This looks dangerous as fuck 😒
ikr? I was thinking how they would not have been secure if the plane crashed only to find out that one of the planes in the operation did crash.
Most of the babies taken to the United States by “Operation Babylift” were not orphans in the first place; they were children from refugee camps who were fraudulently designated as orphans by American relief workers — most of them with religious affiliations — who believed they’d be “better off” being raised by white Americans.
Operation Reunite is an amazing nonprofit run by Babylift victims which seeks to use DNA testing to find and reconnect with their real families back home in Vietnam.
“Nine months from now the only thing I’m expecting is to be more awesome.”
We’re absolutely in love with these illustrations done by Kate Bingaman Burt for Bedsider.org as part of the Thanks, Birth Control campaign. The National Campaign is challenging the nation to have an open, honest conversation about birth control.
Why? Because, in a recent survey, 55% of sexually active women ages 18-22 said that they’d feel more comfortable using contraception if more people talked about it in a positive way.
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