I know exactly who needs to hear this, and they probably don’t read this site, but I’ll lead with it anyway: NOBODY SHOULD BE REGULATING ANYONE ELSE’S REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM. And yet, the Supreme Court is poised to turn over Roe v Wade and allow states to take away any rights they feel like taking away. Super fair and super American, amirite?
The government has no place making these sorts of personal decisions for other people. And before you’re all “But the vaccines,” tell me about a time anyone caught a pregnancy from sitting next to a pregnant person. Where are the laws governing the sperm-makers, I ask you? Those of us with a uterus can’t spontaneously reproduce no matter what your Bible made up about Jeebus and his mom. Tell me more about how “all life is sacred” when you’re controlling the person with the uterus but not the person who impregnated them? A person with a uterus could have sex with a hundred men yet can only conceive once, but a man could make a hundred babies if he had sex with one hundred women.
There’s no way of knowing what went down with SCOTUS when they got together on Wednesday, but after that draft ruling leak and Clarence Thomas having the complete inside skinny on his wife’s January 6th treasoning, I’m sure there wasn’t a dull moment. I hope Chief Justice John Roberts gave Samuel Alito hell. Too bad it wasn’t televised, because I wonder if they’re aware that lawmakers in Louisiana are considering making abortion akin to homicide, and are now discussing charging the mother with murder if her pregnancy doesn’t make it to full-term. The sperm donor, tho? Nah, no consequences for that literal mother-effer, because the one with the wang is the one with more rights.
NEW: President Biden just warned that if the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade, they won’t stop there: “The opinion basically says there’s no such thing as the right to privacy. If that holds, mark my words: They are going to go after same-sex marriage [and contraception].”
— No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen (@NoLieWithBTC) May 12, 2022
Thankfully, cooler heads seem to be prevailing, as traditional supporters of abortion rights and longtime foes of legal abortion are opposing the extreme bill. Louisiana’s anti-abortion governor said he’d veto it, and Louisiana Right to Life and the Louisiana Conference of Catholic Bishops are against it. “To suggest that a woman would be jailed for an abortion is simply absurd,” Gov. John Bel Edwards, a devout Catholic and a Democrat who has long broken with his party on the abortion issue.
New: Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards, a Dem who has supported antiabortion legislation in the past, pledges to veto a bill that would classify abortion as homicide and criminalize patients.
The bill is "patently unconstitutional," Edwards says.
— Caroline Kitchener (@CAKitchener) May 11, 2022
Pregnant people aren’t criminals. A fetus less than 20 weeks old cannot survive outside of a womb. The government has no place in our bodies. Blue states will now be sanctuary states for women living in Red states, and other protections will also be lost if Democrats can’t increase their Congressional majority.
SCOTUS overturning Roe not only means women’s rights don’t matter, but in action it means you can only get a safe abortion if you’re privileged enough to have the money and time off work to travel.
— Kate 🤍🇺🇸🌻🇺🇦 (@ImSpeaking13) May 12, 2022