Prior to state legislators banning or severely restricting access to abortion after the Dobbs decision was handed down, women and their doctors sat before committees in state houses, and in public meetings, and explained what would happen if abortion were banned or restricted.
They spoke about girls being forced to carry a baby to term after rape or incest. They spoke about the dangers of ectopic pregnancies. They spoke about medical conditions that put a mother’s life in danger. They spoke about forcing women to carry a rapist’s baby to term. They spoke about medical conditions that would result in terrible pain to the fetus.
And what they got back was a bunch of utter bullshit. Like this:
GOP candidate for Michigan governor Tudor Dixon (again) rejects an abortion exception for a 14-year-old rape victim: “I’ve talked to people who were the child of a rape victim and the bond that those two people made… out of that tragedy there was healing through that baby.” pic.twitter.com/dARIjqYTpw
— Heartland Signal (@HeartlandSignal) August 21, 2022
Indiana state Rep. John Jacob (R): "The body inside of the mom's body is not her body. Let me repeat that: The body inside of the mom's body is not her body. Not her body, not her choice.“ pic.twitter.com/p9OYCYyv9c
— Heartland Signal (@HeartlandSignal) August 5, 2022
IN state Rep. Engleman (R) introduces an amendment to eliminate rape and incest exceptions in the new anti-abortion bill. Rep. Fleming (D) asks if that would prevent a 5th grader (10-year-old) rape victim from getting abortion care.
Engelman sighs: "It… It does." pic.twitter.com/LutSbldJ5n
— Heartland Signal (@HeartlandSignal) August 4, 2022
Remember: we told them so:
Ohio OB-GYN Tani Malhotra warns Indiana's WTHR about the future of their state's abortion ban:
"We're waiting for someone to actively be dying in front of us, we've already made their outcome worse … We took an oath to do no harm, now we're waiting for enough harm to occur…" pic.twitter.com/YvXTRQGCoB
— Heartland Signal (@HeartlandSignal) August 8, 2022
And then I saw this:
I’m haunted by this South Carolina Republican, Rep. Neal Collins, realizing that the anti-abortion bills he supported are now forcing women and girls to carry nonviable pregnancies at risk of sepsis, death, and loss of the uterus. All these outcomes were inevitable and predicted. pic.twitter.com/w9z3qbvTNI
— Mark Joseph Stern (@mjs_DC) August 23, 2022
Here’s the thing: I don’t feel haunted. I feel anger. I was furious when I saw that. His arrogance about his own willful ignorance led to this situation. Fork him and his much-too-late buyer’s remorse for his own actions.
He literally was told what could happen:
Sen. Brad Hutto (D-Orangeburg) invited several speakers including doctors, lawyers, and activists.
“Losing the right to an abortion will create More barriers for the disability community. People with disabilities– we deserve the right to access the medical treatment we need,” said Able South Carolina Director of Community Outreach Dori Tempio.
“Denying access to critical healthcare including abortion care, increases the danger the victims in and decreases their ability to seek safety or leave their abusive partner,” said a representative from the South Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault.
A young woman had to suffer because of the sheer arrogance of his sexist willful ignorance. His useless tears mean nothing unless he now begins the process of restoring rights to women. We told you so. And so did Aimee:
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Back in the day (the early 90’s, I believe), my friend attended a protest at here school when GHWB came to visit. She carried a sign that said “Bush stay of out mine”
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