Alabama Lawmakers Vote to Effectively Ban Abortion in the State
Sad day for Abortion Rights and Women everywhere… Alabama has reentered the Feudalistic Empire of Unreason:
“This bill just truly confronts Roe versus Wade,” said bill sponsor Rep. Terri Collins, a Republican from Decatur.
One thing: if you agree with the Alabama law then you might as well unfriend me for you are no friend of mine… this is personal, my wife died because of a rape from incest that forced her in those days to seek a back alley abortion due to the Draconian laws of that era… she contracted cancer of the uterus in 1989 due to complications from this… so fuck all you who support such abortion laws.
I say we should confront the right-wing Christian coalitions that sponsored such idiocy with their backward insanity, begin picketing every senator, every church, every political and economic sponsor of this stupidity. Women and men against this should begin writing their governor, writing our Federal Justices and enforcers of current Federal Law for State compliance, demand all Federal funding stripped from Alabama… It’s time to show these White Redneck male chauvinistic political bumpkins in Alabama that the people will not go down without a fight…
For those who are stupid enough not to know this is in direct opposition to a Federal Law:
Roe v. Wade, 410 U.S. 113 (1973), was a landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court in which the Court ruled that the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution provides a fundamental “right to privacy” that protects a pregnant woman’s liberty to choose whether or not to have an abortion, while also ruling that this right is not absolute and must be balanced against the government’s interests in protecting women’s health and protecting prenatal life. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roe_v._Wade
Sadly, they should not have left that idiotic notion of “balanced”… balanced for whom? clause. It’s this inability for the U.S. Supreme Court to ever take a complete stand on something that has brought about this conflict. Time to revamp this law and make it one that has no conflict of interests, but tells every state that its up to a woman to make the choice about her body, her life… and to oppose all such Draconian measures in states like Alabama, Georgia or any other State seeking to impose their bias on Women.
One wonders – hypothetically: if everyone of those 25 White Male Senators who voted for that bill went home and discovered that their (horrendous thought!) wives had all been raped, would those same men allow their wives to go full term (or, would they see themselves above the law, and allow abortions for their wives as the exception), and would they raise those children as their own; or stigmatize those children as men in the old days before such abortion rights were in place?
One of the only things that might come out of this is that hopefully it will wake women and men up everywhere who oppose such things to get this Law revamped and solidified by the Supreme Court so that there can be no confrontations like this ever again…