“so we are clear, North Dakota just banned abortion less than 2 weeks after a missed period. In a state with 1 clinic. w/24hr wait” - @robinmarty
I think the only appropriate response to this is HOLY FUCKING SHIT.
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The stupidity of this…I mean seriously, there are women who don’t even *know* they’re pregnant until after that deadline. This isn’t about saving unborn babies to these people, this is about controlling sex and punishing women who dare have it without the intent of having a baby.
In other words, they are using children, human beings, as punishment. A child shouldn’t be a punishment, having a baby shouldn’t be something you dread. It should be something you want when it happens, something you’re willing to do.
Do they honestly think this law will stop people who don’t want to be pregnant from ending the pregnancy? Five minutes of research will find dozens of cases from when abortion was completely illegal where women tried anyways and died as a result. A few hours, hundreds, an entire day, you’ll stumble across thousands of stories from around the world, some which could have very well happened yesterday, where woman have died or been rendered infertile from abortions done in a back alley, dirty motel room, or some bathroom somewhere. When an abortion is done in a legal medical setting, it’s been shown to be safer than *giving birth*!
Making it illegal doesn’t get the abortion rate any lower, it existed before Row v Wade. What makes the abortion rate lower is something called “comprehensive sex ed”, making birth control cheap and easy to get also lowers abortion rates. I’ve heard that even economic support for low income families with small children would even get the rate down. Most of the self identifying pro life movement is against. Think about that for a bit.
(Just realized, doesn’t this state also ban weekends and holidays for the wait period?)