Some of these mfers still think women pee and give birth out of the same hole lol
They're weaponizing pregnancy- keeping us under constant threat of forced, unsafe, financially burdensome pregnancy is a great way to roll back lots of women's (and anyone who can get pregnant) ability to be independent and not be trapped in unhealthy relationships for the sake of survival.
I want to be clear- I don't think that every single boots-on-the-ground prolifer is a raging misogynist. I *know* that a lot of them are well meaning, but uninformed people who have not been exposed to or educated on this issue in a nuanced and fact based way.
But the politicians and preachers who stand up on their podiums and push for their laws?
They *resent* women's lib and feminism. They resent the way that divorce laws and birth control and Title IX and increased education and career opportunities for women have led to a culture where it is possible and common for a woman to live a comfortable life without being married, where marriage is a choice among equals rather than an obligation and survival necessity. Where a woman can leave a relationship if she wants to with relative ease. Where being a mother is an option, not a duty. It takes away so much social power that men used to wield as a weapon. It used to be that a man just needed to be a better choice than homelessness and they could get a built in cook and maid and nurse, rather than having to be an actual viable partner. And abortion access is a big part of that.
(And you better believe that they absolutely see forced pregnancy as a way to prove that anyone who CAN get pregnant is obviously a woman and should be treated, poorly, as such. Their transphobia, misogyny, and bioessentialism are deeply entwined.)
I say this often, but the ability to get pregnant makes us a uniquely vulnerable class of people. It opens us up to a lot of potential abuse and risk, physically, financially, in our careers, in our relationships. And the tools we have to control our reproduction, if it happens, when it happens, ways to make it safer when we want it- birth control and abortion and prenatal care and safe c sections, paid parental leave, protections against work discrimination over pregnancy- help us manage and mitigate that.
So of course states with the states with the most horrific anti-abortion laws also have the least support for pregnant people. The *goal* is for people who CAN become pregnant to be increasingly reliant on their husbands (and oh, you better have one of those) by making a potential pregnancy something that is nearly impossible to get through alone with your quality of life in tact.
The cruelty is a feature, not a bug.
(Image description: two square images with rainbow gradient backgrounds, each image has bold white text with a black outline in the center. The text says 1) "separate church and state" and 2) "I don't care what the bible says".)
"Abortion is older than the police, the church, and the state"
Pasteup in New York City
STOP TELLING WOMEN THAT TREATMENT FOR ECTOPIC PREGNANCIES AND MISCARRIAGES ARE NOW ILLEGAL This is WRONG and the fear-mongering misinformation is going to get women killed because they will be scared to seek actual medical treatment for these tragic conditions.
Treatment for ectopic pregnancy is NOT abortion.
Treatment for a miscarriage is NOT abortion.
Abortion is the intentional killing of an unborn child.
ALL recent legislation that has passed restricting abortion explicitly states this, and the arguments regarding similarities in procedural tools and hospital coding are irrelevant because there is the very distinct moral and legal difference between medical care and abortion.
IF YOU THINK YOU MAY BE EXPERIENCING AN ECTOPIC PREGNANCY OR MISCARRIAGE, CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR IMMEDIATELY.
This is not a drill. The pro life movement is actively trying to bring back the Comstock Laws of 1873. They are going to actively bring us back to the 19th century, and raise womens death rates with it:
I want people to understand women & trans people who can get pregnant will die if they are unable to access abortions. They already are. Being unable to access proper abortion care kills women & trans people around the world. Banning abortion doesn’t end abortion, or even lower the rates of abortions, it just makes it more unsafe for the pregnant person.
But this is what they want! A dead woman alongside a dead fetus, and free speech (your ability to share information about abortion care through the phone or online) dead with it!
Oh and before you guys think this is just for certain states, this is their model federal legislation. You know in case you’re thinking it will be fine to skip your vote the next few elections just because you’re in a blue state.
"An AbOrTiOn Is A ViOlEnT PrOcEdUrE AnD PeOpLe WoUlDn'T GeT It If ThEy SaW OnE!"
Sweetie, do you think open heart surgeries, appendectomies, caesarean sections, etc. are pretty? People get them, not because they have a kink for being cut open, but because it is thr best choice for them. Abortions may be gory, but they are necessary.
Andrew Tate is still free after trafficking women and saying how easy it is to get away with abuse and [email protected]
but I could be arrested for abortion? Yeah yeah okay