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September 4, 2021

Photo of the Texas lawmakers after effectively banning abortion in their state (plus bonus Mr. Burns).

Photo of the Texas lawmakers after effectively banning abortion in their state (plus bonus Mr. Burns!).

A few comments courtesy Reddit:

“Put the women up front to distract from the fact there’s only eight of them in a room of 65.”

“Not surprising that some of them can’t form a heart with their hands, having never seen one or had one.”

“I hope they’ve all been reported in each district multiple times already. Each time they fail to show up to defend themselves they’re out $10,000.”

“https://www.plancpills.org/

https://aidaccess.org/

r/auntienetwork is also super helpful if you need advice or someone to talk to

These sites offer access to abortion pills, even in Texas. Please be safe and be aware of clinics (e.g. Crisis Pregnancy Centers) that give out dangerous misinformation on abortions and pregnancy.

If you’ve seen me comment this before, hi again! Sorry if this is annoying, but I’m putting this on as many relevant posts as I can to get the information out there. Feel free to join me!”

Context: “A bunch of religious fundamentalists decided that “life begins at conception” and that the moment a sperm bumps into an egg, ZAP there goes a human soul (this idea is nonsense from a biological perspective and doesn’t really even have much of a leg to stand on theologically, but they don’t let that stop them). From there it spread to become a mainstream conservative political position in America that abortion is effectively murder and that banning abortion is a critical priority.

The obstacle preventing Republican majorities from just outright banning abortion is the Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade, which determined that abortion was a constitutional right derived from broader rights to privacy and medical decision making. But now there’s a conservative majority on the Supreme Court, most of them recruited specifically for their anti-abortion views, so they’ve allowed this law to go through (when it would have been struck down by any other recent SC).”

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