Even though we knew this was coming, we still can’t believe the Supreme Court took away a woman’s right to body autonomy. We can’t believe that when we turned on Hulu today the first suggestion was Handmaid’s Tale. For why would we want to re-watch the Oracle of Delphi right now? We can’t help but wonder if people realize the repercussions of this action. Did the Supreme Court justices who voted for this and the people who advocated for this intend for women to carry their rapists’ children? Are they really okay with women who have had a miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy being treated as criminals? Will they be able to sleep at night knowing that doctors and nurses could be sentenced to prison for helping to save a woman’s life? Who is going to pay for these pregnancies and child care? Because we know that isn’t on the Republican platform!
While running errands today we heard one Pro Life man say that once women are aware of Safe Haven laws in their states they will instead just drop off their babies at their local fire station ! Problem solved!
Every pregnancy puts a woman’s health at risk. Every pregnancy is a personal decision with its own special circumstances that shouldn’t be decided on by a bunch of religious fanatics. This ruling tells women that they aren’t capable of making their own decisions, and we just can’t stand for that!
So after we get over the very understandable urge to burn it all to the ground.
We need to do something.
And that something is vote. We cannot allow this decision to remain. We can’t allow them to come after birth control or same sex marriage. That means we need to get people elected here in MD that will continue to respect our laws. And that also means we need to support Democratic candidates for the House and Senate nationwide. The only way to undo this monstrosity of a decision is to codify the right to an abortion. We also need to make sure that “pro-life” governors do not get into our governor’s mansion. We already know what a nightmare Dan Cox is for a variety of reasons, but let’s not forget about Kelly Schultz. We found a reference to this interview from 2014 on her:
We are also going to drop our post about all of our recent election reporting.
We know today is tough, we all feel sick to our stomachs, but we need to fight back. No crazies on the school board, no out of touch, backwards, anti-women legislators or governors. This is not the year to be apathetic.