WI Planned Parenthoods will resume abortions—even though the state ban stands
Pleasantly surprised about Planned parenthood’s decision to start providing abortions in Wisconsin. And admire the courage of Phillips of bringing the lawsuit against Tennessee. Maybe it will have an impact in the Virginia elections if people realize how horrific a 15 week abortion ban can be. Sad that the bar is so low in Louisiana that only one candidate for governor does not want to force rape victims to have their rapists babies.
I've mentioned before that I'm disabled with multiple invisible illnesses and that, while it happened way later than I needed, I finally got sterilized last year. The article about disabled people really hit me hard. I need to vent about how anti-abortion extremists talk about people with disabilities like it's a monolith. It isn't. "We want to force children to be born with disabilities because of course that's the right thing to do" makes me absolutely enraged. Choice is critical, period.
Every disabled person is different, but since puberty I've been depressed, have ADHD, am constantly in enormous amounts of pain, have a ton of difficulty standing, and extreme hypertension is currently shaving years off my life. I have always known that I would kill myself before potentially inflicting this on another human being. People sometimes tell me that sounds monstrous or misguided or ableist, or doctors whine platitudes at me about how my feelings are so tragic and I want to tell all of them to fuck off. I am a person who does their best to change their mind based on new information (a trait I thought was a lot more common, tbh), but my situation is not new, nor will it change. My sterilization surgery came 10 years late, but it was one of the best days of my life. My bloodline curse will end with me, whether extremists like it or not. However, I was able to afford care because I got married to someone who could take care of me, and I'm privileged now. That part still haunts me and that's why I'll always care about expanding access and countering the bullshit narrative about what you're 'supposed' to do and how you're 'supposed' to feel.
I wouldn't be surprised if women in blue states are declining to get pregnant because of concern of a national ban.
I know I shouldn’t expect rational behavior from republicans, however, it really enrages me that they cherry pick science to try to use it for their gain. Science shows that there is no heart at 6 weeks? Ah, ignore THAT. Science has enabled us to detect small concentrations of metabolites in various matrixes (blood, urine, etc.)? Let’s use THAT!
Their arrogance and hypocrisy is…. What is the word: enraging, disgusting, disturbing, horrible…
It's interesting that the Republican party has over the past seven years purged itself of independent thinking so successfully that we're not hearing what you would expect to be hearing: stories of dissent and rage at the faction that's sinking their party. It's actually quite unsettling. They're not (yet) doing the normal thing, which would be to tear each other apart. I'd feel better if they were. They're behaving like very well disciplined robot Nazis.
The more names and faces whose stories we have come out for us, the worse it's going to get for them.
Wisconsin always seems to be in the middle of things, for better or worse, and that's especially going to be true over the next 14 months. 🤞
President of Wisconsin Family Action, Juliane Appling left out the most important part of her point!
I’ll amend it for her: “what the governor and Planned Parenthood are doing is promoting an illegal activity BECAUSE WE BELIEVE WOMEN ARE THE PROPERTY OF THE STATE”.
There, corrected, Juliane. Let’s call a spade a spade.
It is really rich anti-abortion claims to care about "fetal pain" in later abortions but will force babies to be born without lungs or brains or kidneys to suffocate to death shortly after birth. These people *do not give a flying fuck* about babies in pain.
I’d *like* to think that anyone reading the politico article would put two and two together about how anti-family these bans are, but I strongly suspect that the GOP response will just be to double-down on banning birth control.