Skip to comments.Abortion-rights activists brace for new wave of restrictions
Posted on 08/02/2018 3:20:14 AM PDT by Olog-hai
Abortion-rights advocates are intensifying efforts to make it easier for women to get abortions amid a new wave of state-level bans and restrictions expected to occur under a reconfigured U.S. Supreme Court.
The efforts include boosting financial aid for women needing to travel long distances to get an abortion, and raising awareness about the option of do-it-yourself abortions.
The sense of urgency stems from the retirement of Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, who sometimes provided the decisive vote in support of abortion rights, and the possibility that Brett Kavanaugh, nominated by President Donald Trump to replace him, would give the court an anti-abortion majority.
Advocates anticipate new limits on abortion access in red states that are emboldened by the prospect of a more solidly conservative court. The Republican-led states want more latitude in the courts to impose far-reaching abortion restrictions while hoping that a lawsuit on the issue makes its way to the Supreme Court and is the case that ultimately overturns Roe v. Wade the 1973 establishing a nationwide right to abortion. [ ]
Anti-abortion leaders are troubled by the positive talk about self-induced abortion. This kind of effort is dangerous and highly irresponsible, said Carol Tobias, president of the National Right to Life Committee. She evoked the potential difficulties of women who used that method and then suffered serious side effects.
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Planned Parenthood certainly are not counted among anti-abortion leaders.
Blah, blah, blah.
The number of women choosing to have “unwanted” pregnancies drops where abortion is not readily available. I don’t have much sympathy for women who might actually have to be responsible, or for abortionists for whom it is more difficult to profit from exploiting women.
They’s NOT gonna let us kill our Baybeeees NO MO!!!!
Puir, puir wymons!!
(Chuckle, chuckle, snark...........)
Tell liberals you don’t want to ban abortion. You just want common sense abortion control, like they want common sense gun control.
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