I’m just going to say this:
Abortion. Is. Healthcare
That’s it. It’s basic healthcare for uterus owning individuals. No-one should be forced to carry a pregnancy to term if they don’t want to.
That’s it. End of.
I might not have a uterus anymore but this does not change my opinion.
According to a certain subset of humans out here, my hysterectomy means I’m no longer a woman. And that I’m certainly not supposed to have an opinion on this issue any more.
I have a daughter. A daughter who stands a non-zero chance of inheriting my medical conditions. As such she may:
- Struggle to conceive.
- Be in extreme physical pain.
- A seriously increased risk of an ectopic pregnancy. Which could kill her.
And if we were living in Texas right now, would. Because Texas has banned abortions and all relevant drugs. You cannot seek an abortion in Texas beyond six weeks of pregnancy.
That’s right. None.
- Been raped? Nope.
- Sexually assaulted in another way that resulted in pregnancy? Nope.
- Victim of incest? Nope.
- You will die if you continue the pregnancy? Nope.
- Your baby has a condition that is incompatible with life? Nope.
- Contraception failure? Nope.
No abortion for you.
But that’s OK right? I mean, you can give the baby up for adoption yes? Oh wait you mean there’s no additional services there?
OK, but there will be an additional commensurate increase in social programmes to support these mothers and babies yes?
Because it’s not about the baby. It’s about controlling and punishing women.
The lawmakers who created the bill have a stated publicly that Women should simply practice abstinence if they don’t want to get pregnant.
That’s right ladies – we should just keep our legs crossed.
Which, you know, won’t backfire on us at all will it now? That won’t increase risk of rape – by strangers or by someone we know at all right?
I have an idea. If pregnancy is God’s will? So is erectile disfunction. So no abortion for people who need them? No Viagra for men who need it.
I’m done arguing about this.
There were marches today across the whole country. As I still have kiddos who are too young to get vaccinated, I couldn’t risk marching. But I’ve campaigned. I’ve supported. I’m keeping my information current.
The DOJ is actually suing Texas thankfully but this is the thin edge of the wedge. Other states agree. And the Supreme Court desperately wants to try and overturn Roe vs. Wade.
We cannot allow this to happen!
Because make no mistake. Banning abortion doesn’t stop abortion. It just prevents safe abortions.
Women. Will. Die.
And all those Republican men whose wives, mistresses and unwed teenagers (daughter’s or otherwise) will still be able to obtain them.
This is a disgusting piece of legislation designed to target and punish poor women and BIPOC women and other uterus possessors.
I’m angry and I firmly believe that we should all be.