Alabama senate passes bill to ban abortion even in rape and incest cases

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Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2019/05/14/alabama-senate-passes-worst-ab.html

“Alabama is one signature away from enacting a near-total ban on abortions.”

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Alabama Passes Bill Banning Abortion From Moment of Conception
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Has the same title for me, maybe it got edited?

And anyway, ugh. How is passing obviously unconstitutional laws in any way legal? Can’t we execute these lawmakers for treason already?

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" rejected an amendment that would have allowed abortions for pregnancies caused by rape and incest."

Since they are so much about morality and responsibility, did they include mandatory child support or jail time for the father? I’m guessing: “F*ck no!”, b/c it’s not really about responsibility or morality – it’s about using women while giving complicit men a free pass for being monsters.

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They clearly want to force a case before SCOTUS where they believe Roe v Wade will be overturned. IMO, they should hold off until there is a Dem POTUS and congress that changed the number of justices and put the court back in the favor of freedom.

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Another way to go is to argue that it violates the State constitution which would keep it out of the Federal Courts for lack of subject matter jurisdiction. Somehow that worked in Kansas of all places. (Which is like Alabama, only with a slightly shorter history of racist terrorism)

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Wait until you find out that destroying fertilized eggs that aren’t implanted in a uterus is totally fine with them too. It’s all about punishing women. All of it.

Meanwhile…

Some people just can’t stand the pressure of representative democracy.

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“The only exception in the legislation is in cases where the life of the pregnant woman is at risk”

The thing is though, that this law is putting the life of the pregnant woman at risk. Women will seek out abortions no matter what the government says about them – always have, always will. But instead of having access to safe abortions in clean clinics with after-care, women will be dying from infections and perforated uteruses from botched abortions by people who don’t know what they’re doing. Without access to safe abortions and after-care, the life of the pregnant woman IS at risk. And good doctors will put their careers and freedom on the line to give women safe abortions and after-care, because they know women want access to this health care, and they want to keep those women alive and well. Lawmakers really don’t understand that women will die if this becomes law. Women want abortions, always have and always will.

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PREGNANCY PUTS WOMEN’S LIFE AT RISK.

It’s way riskier than not being pregnant. In general.

This is entirely about christian nationalism. The politicians absolutely know that banning abortion will kill women. They don’t care because they believe enforcing christian sharia law is more important than health, safety, wellbeing or personal freedom.

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Alabama state motto:

Last in Freedom

They finally beat Mississippi for the title of “US state most like a 3rd world shithole”

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Let’s see who continues to do business in that shithole state.

Fuck Alabama.

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I’m really looking forward to the op-ed pieces (and probably public comments from shitweasels like Susan Collins) in about a year that chastise the left for being so mean to Kavanaugh during his confirmation process, like not talking about his history of sexual assault would have made him more likely to uphold Roe.

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… how exactly do they spell that exception out? Is it literally just “where the life of the pregnant woman is at risk”? Because, if so, that’s some damn vague wording that you could drive a trruckload of abortion doctors through.

Pregnancy is always a danger - it is historically the #1 killer of women, and still globally averages over 800 deaths per day. If that’s not the definition of “the life of the pregnant woman is at risk” you need to get yourself a better lawyer, because yours sucks at his job, or is a GOP plant.

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How many women who become pregnant from rape choose to have the baby? Is it very many?

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Sadly, I think they do understand that.

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I wouldn’t expect that - in Europe far right conservatives typically take opposite stance. I’ve personally heard some of them referring to fertilized eggs as “children”. That’s why oppose in-vitro fertilization so strongly.

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