To recap the past week: Game of Thrones has ended, but we’ve regressed to dark and brutal times.
In the past week or so, Ohio and Georgia approved legislation that will ban abortions after six weeks (before many women even know they’re pregnant), without exceptions for issues like rape, incest, or maternal age. Missouri’s Senate passed legislation that bans abortions after eight weeks. And Alabama took it a terrifying step further and bans all abortions, and criminalizes those who perform or receive an abortion.
Are chills running down your spine yet? Because we are living a real life horror show right now.
As if the terror of it all weren’t enough, there’s the hypocrisy of the pro-life movement that makes us want to rip our hair out as well. Because let’s be clear, it was never about abortions.
Because if were about life, you wouldn’t actually have the death penalty. Yet here we are.
And oh yeah, dead bodies have more bodily auto many than a pregnant person.
While Alabama talks about “life,” we all know where their priorities lie.
#47 in annual income
#46 in education
#45 in health care
#7 in crime
#5 infant mortality
#3 in poverty
#2 worst state in the nation in 2018
1 of the top 5 worst states for working mothers
But #1 in regulating women’s bodies.
Alabama politicians, get your priorities straight. https://t.co/1IQlzBkwi7
— illuminally (@b0wlingally) May 15, 2019
Because if folks were really about reducing the number of abortions, there are a whole lot of better, safer, less oppressive, and more effective options.
And then once that baby they fought so hard to protect is actually here, they don’t give a shit what happens.
And god forbid, you actually try to feed said offspring in public.
If they are so concerned, couldn’t they just really on their same approach to gun control?
All over social media and IRL conversations, we’re sharing our deepest secrets about miscarriages and abortions and rape just to convince people to, you know, TREAT US LIKE ACTUAL HUMANS.
Oh hey yay it’s that time again for women to open up all their wounds and secrets to persuade you that we are humans deserving of basic rights.
— Amy Westervelt (@amywestervelt) May 15, 2019
When what we really want to say is this…