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Tue Apr 7, 2020, 08:53 AM

Red States Are Exploiting Coronavirus to Ban Abortion

Last week, a 24-year-old woman living in Arlington, Texas, filed a court declaration describing what she’s gone through since the governor, Greg Abbott, used the coronavirus crisis as a pretext to essentially ban abortions.

A college student studying to be a teacher, she’d lost her part-time waitressing job at around the same time she found out she was pregnant. She knew without question that she wanted an abortion, but even before Abbott signed the executive order that temporarily outlawed the procedure in the state, she had a hard time finding a clinic that could see her.

Eventually the woman, who opted to remain anonymous, was able to make an appointment in Fort Worth on March 20. Because of social distancing rules, she wasn’t able to bring her partner. According to her declaration, after signing in she had to wait for two hours in her car, while protesters waved their signs and screamed at her. Once inside, she decided to have a medication abortion, but because of Texas’s 24-hour waiting period, she couldn’t get the pills that day.

The next available appointment was on March 24. But before she could return, Abbott declared abortion a nonessential procedure that could not be performed during the coronavirus pandemic, ostensibly to save personal protective equipment needed by doctors and nurses. Frantic, the woman began calling clinics in nearby states.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/06/opinion/abortion-covid.html

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Zorro Apr 7 #5
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treestar Apr 7 #7

Response to Zorro (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 09:00 AM

1. A Trump win in November means another SCOTUS appointee.

The appointee will be anti-choice.

You must GOTV for Biden.

We must control the courts.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 11:08 AM

2. K/R Tx for posting, kudos to the young woman for her determination

during this difficult time. Monstrous, outrageous measures.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 12:00 PM

3. Red states would exploit the Second Coming of Jesus in order to ban abortion.

Even though Jesus never said anything about it.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 12:46 PM

4. Of course.

Haven't you noticed?

(R) are exploiting the pandemic to achieve pre-pandemic goals. (D) are exploiting the pandemic to achieve pre-pandemic goals. Businesses, where possible, are exploiting the pandemic to achieve pre-pandemic goals.

"Never let a crisis go to waste."

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 12:56 PM

5. What I would like to see

is someone polling anti-abortion protestors to find out how many are foster parents or adoptive parents.

IMHO they should demonstrate a great willingness to serve as such if they want to force women to carry every pregnancy to term.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 07:18 PM

6. A big, fat K&R!

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 07:29 PM

7. Just like they did with 911

Used it to justify things they had wanted before but couldn't get.

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