No one has ever presented a cohesive argument as to why the government should be at all involved with any individual’s decision to have a private medical procedure, a fact that enrages me to no end. But here we are, on the precipice of watching A CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT TO PRIVACY being taken away from anyone with the capability to grow a baby inside their body.
Again, I stress that there is no law on the books anywhere controlling the reproductive choices of the person who naturally manufactures sperm. Funny how there are no pregnancies without it, yet there’s no accountability for how careless men are with it. But it’s fine, let them rape a 12-year-old and then demand custody of the baby produced by a traumatic assault, that’s way better than the safe medical removal of unviable cells to allow a child to grow into adulthood without having a child of their own. Sounds extreme? Yeah maybe, but so is taking away a person’s basic bodily autonomy. The GOP wants to erase America’s best chances for a decent future, which is to say, everyone who’s not white and Christian.
The Red states are essentially salivating over the chance to control women from womb to tomb, and they’ve already lined up the most restrictive abortion legislation possible to have it all good to go when the unbalanced and possibly compromised (resign, Clarence Thomas). And they’re not waiting for the full SCOTUS ruling: reports reveal some states around the country have already stopped providing abortions altogether, such as Oklahoma and South Dakota.
Some Republicans don't like me tweeting from the Senate floor. Well I don't like them trying to limit our rights to abortion, putting dangerous weapons on our streets, trying to take away people's health care or refusing to admit they lost an election. So I guess we are even.
— L. Louise Lucas (@SenLouiseLucas) June 17, 2022
Conversely, Blue states are already preparing to be sanctuary states for people seeking reproductive care, while some Democratic lawmakers and prosecutors within Red states have promised not to enforce the new legislation. Conversely, some Republicans are also threatening legislation that would make crossing state lines to get an abortion illegal, with prison sentences of up to 10 years.
The Supreme Court has erected fencing in preparation for their decision striking down #RoeVWade. The right wing court are anti abortion, anti choice, anti freedom, and without doubt Anti American. If Roe falls, they are coming for your rights next.See Also
— FreshVoicesRise (@FreshResists) June 18, 2022
The ramifications of the SCOTUS decision would impact generations of young people seeking to end a pregnancy, but in the short term, it will continue to separate the side in a nation already so divided.