I am una reproductive Justice group and somebody said they thought if there was an injunction in the Washington State case to remove the REMS from the abortion pills that might contradict any injunction from Texas. Does this argument have merit?
Excellent job Jessica! EVERY DAY is the #1 substack I read. Even as a grandmother the issue affects my life as my daughter is in her mid-30's and done with pregnancy after the good fortune of birthing a boy & girl (ages 5 & 2 now). With paying child care she & her partner barely afford food. My wish is to see the Democrats really stand up and if not, we must get out on the streets! In a MAJOR action! Nice to see you and thank you I'm so grateful for your devoted work ♡
So all religious freedom is equal, but SOME religious freedom is more equal than others? Is that how it works?
Jessica- You did a fantastic job in your interview with Alex Wagner. Not everyone who is passionate and knowledgeable about a topic can also present well on a fast moving news show. But you did it all and it was terrific.
"Health secretary Xavier Becerra thinks that maybe he hasn’t ruled yet because he’s “realizing that he may put in jeopardy a whole lot more than just mifepristone."
You mean he's realising he can't pull off more judicial chicanery? There's actually limits? Maybe there's yet hope.
About so-called parental rights: when I was in high school I had really painful and irregular periods, which caused me to miss about one-third of instructional days. My mom didn't believe that I was ill and refused to get me medical care or write excuse notes when I missed school, because I was so obviously "lazy" and "faking." At 17, I ran away to college and the first thing I did was seek medical care. To this day (I'm now 70) I can remember the relief that swept through me when the doctor at the student health center, having listened to my story, said simply, "I believe you." I wept on her shoulder. The age of majority at the time was 21, and my mom expelled me from the family home when she found out that the doctor had prescribed an "evil" medication (birth control pills) to manage my condition. I've never found out why I was so ill, but I do know that the condition has continued to this day. If that doctor hadn't treated me despite my age and my responsible parent's opposition, I firmly believe I would not be alive now. Other kids need to have the same affirming care I got, no matter what their parents think.
I feel like Walgreens is the only thing our side has gotten right since this all started with the Texas laws in 2021. We need to apply that intensity towards everyone and everything involved in this crisis, not just at one big company. Maybe we need the spotlight on specific names and faces and stories because that's what galvanizes public attention, idk.