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Sat Jan 4, 2020, 11:00 AM

The new year starting bell on the very real, very scary war on reproductive justice

This is appalling. In a new year starting bell in the war on women, over 200 republican lawmakers, involving 39 Senators, have signed an amicus curie brief requesting that SC overturn Roe v. Wade and permit states to ban abortion. If (when) they get their way (mostly poor) women can forget having agency at all over their bodies and reproductive choices for a long long time to come.

These fuckers have got to push hard and push fast if they want to succeed in stealing women’s agency. Trump’s articles of impeachment are making this very real for them. They do not know when this will land in the senate, they do not know what other evidence gathering, of further wrong doing, is going to take place for potential further articles, all of which is happening in the year of the 2020 election. For them this is an end game run before the window of hate filled far right rhetoric potentially closes for at least another election cycle. Having brought the soul of the republican legislature, they have forked out an awful lot of mullah to hijack the judiciary at the highest levels and they certainly don’t want to waste such an expensive investment.

I fear Roe v Wade will be R.I.P. before we see this year out. For the last 50 years they have been trying to get back to a state of female subjection, power over female agency and the ability to punish women for choices they have decided are immoral. For poor women in the bible belt states, when they win this argument, this will catastrophic. I speak as a woman who grew up in a country who until recently had the most restrictive abortion rights in the EU, where even if women met very strict criteria for an abortion (un-viability of the foetus, risk of death for woman), it was near impossible to find a doctor willing to perform the procedure as they feared prosecution by the state, because the medical evidence requirements where so very difficult to meet. It is almost like they wanted to make it impossible to access any type of abortion at all, irrespective of circumstance. Heh. This meant that middle class women got a plane to the mainland UK. Poor women went to term pushing them further into poverty…

…coming to a State near you in 3…2…1…

In fact, I think it will worse in the States because once States have the right to abolish abortion, I am very sure they will criminalise women attempting to go to other States to access abortion, and criminalise anyone helping them in that endeavour.

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hedda_foil Jan 2020 #1
Soph0571 Jan 2020 #2
bullwinkle428 Jan 2020 #3
LastLiberal in PalmSprings Jan 2020 #4
CousinIT Jan 2020 #5

Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sat Jan 4, 2020, 11:04 AM

1. Oh Lord, Soph, I hadn't thought about States criminalizing women who go to other states.

Of course they will.

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Response to hedda_foil (Reply #1)

Sat Jan 4, 2020, 11:13 AM

2. It only occurred to me when I was writing this esssay

I thought how much worse can it get? and bingo...they will do this, because it is cruel and they can.

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Response to hedda_foil (Reply #1)

Sat Jan 4, 2020, 11:36 AM

3. The "party of states' rights".

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Response to hedda_foil (Reply #1)

Sat Jan 4, 2020, 12:29 PM

4. Georgia's HB481 does just that.

In article in Slate, it states that in May of last year Governor Kemp (R-naturally) signed a bill that came into effect this year which provides that, "[A] woman who travels out of state to obtain a legal abortion may have engaged in a conspiracy to commit murder (penalty: 10 years in prison)." This law is just sitting there cocked and ready to fire the instant the SCOTUS overrules Roe.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sat Jan 4, 2020, 01:31 PM

5. One solution to this: deny men sex. Invest in vibrators instead.

Get educated. Get jobs. Be financially independent. NEVER depend on any male for anything.

American women must massively make it clear to males that they will NOT. BE. CONTROLLED. by them.

Get divorces, refuse to marry.

Women don't have to stand for this. Why do they?

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