"In case you missed this story: a Nebraska mother was sentenced to two years in prison for providing abortion pills to her pregnant daughter. … This is the new America our Supreme Court has forced upon us, one in which Republican politicians loom over women in every aspect of their lives."
~ Max Burns
Who Is Matthew Kacsmaryk? Trump Judge Challenging Right to Birth Control
> The plaintiff [..] argues that as he is raising his daughters as Christians, which teaches that unmarried children should "practice abstinence and refrain from sexual intercourse until marriage," the Title X program violates the constitutional right of parents to raise their children
Crisis pregnancy centers, explained
> Many of them are affiliated with national anti-choice organizations, and, across the country, they outnumber actual abortion clinics three to one. In several states, CPCs enjoy generous taxpayer funding. The Associated Press found that, between 2010 and 2022, 13 states gave CPCs roughly $495 million.
https://www.publicnotice.co/p/crisis-pregnancy-centers-explained-dobbs #abortion #abortionrights #womensrights #US
All religions should be made illegal. All Churches, Mosques, and temples closed. I'm tired of these evil fvcks.
"A Nebraska woman who acquired abortion pills that her teenage daughter used to end her pregnancy last year was sentenced on Friday to two years in prison." #abortion #religion #Nebraska #CivilRights #WomensRights #atheism #authoritarianism #fascism #Handmaiden #AmericanTaliban 1/2 https://www.nytimes.com/2023/09/22/us/jessica-burgess-abortion-pill-nebraska.html
13 #Republican lawmakers, including #MikePence & #MarshaBlackburn, who now sits on the #Senate #Judiciary Cmte, went further, calling on Ginsburg to #recuse herself from any future cases related to #abortion. The justice brushed off the criticism: “I think & thought & still think it’s a lovely thing,” she said of the lecture series. (#RBG died in 2020.)
US mother sentenced to two years in prison for giving daughter abortion pills | #Nebraska
> Jessica Burgess, a Nebraska mother accused of helping her teenage daughter use pills to end her pregnancy, was sentenced on Friday to two years in prison.
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2023/sep/22/burgess-abortion-pill-nebraska-mother-daughter #abortion #abortionrights #womensrights #christofascists #farright
A mother in #Nebraska has been sentenced to 2 years in prison for providing #abortion pills to her 17 year old daughter. The daughter, now 19, has been sentenced to 90 days in jail and 2 years parole. It seems to me that providing her with a birth control implant would be more effective than parole, the threat of recidivism is nil. https://www.kmov.com/2023/09/22/mother-sentenced-giving-abortion-pills-pregnant-daughter-nebraska/
I have great sympathy for the Nebraska mother and daughter who both received jail time after the daughter's abortion but if y'all could report accurately what they were charged with that would be better, too. "For giving abortion pills" is burying the lede.
In other news, the majority of Americans agree that Congress needs to make #abortion legal nationwide!
US mother sentenced to two years in prison for giving daughter #abortion pills
> Jessica Burgess pleaded guilty in July to providing an abortion after 20 weeks and tampering with human remains
A woman in Nebraska is going to prison for two years for helping her daughter get #Abortion care at home.
Jessica Burgess, a #Nebraska mother accused of helping her teenage daughter use pills to end her pregnancy, was sentenced on Friday to two years in prison.
Burgess and her daughter, Celeste Burgess, stand accused of working together to end Celeste Burgess’s pregnancy in April 2022. #abortion #WomensRights #WomensReproductiveRights
Good evening. It's 6PM, Friday, 22nd September. The headlines: #Ukraine's hospitals are treating frontline troops. An asteroid dust sample is heading to Earth. #Brazil's Supreme Court is debating #abortion. Police have found a drug stash at a Bronx nursery. President Zelensky has thanked #Canada for its support, and aid is being provided to Morocco's child earthquake survivors. #BBC #News
Jezebel: Sex. Celebrity. Politics. With Teeth: Nebraska Mom Gets 2 Years in Prison After Buying Abortion Pills for Her Teen Daughter https://jezebel.com/nebraska-abortion-case-mom-sentenced-1850864511 #Jezebel #abortionintheunitedstates #abortionrightsmovements #religionandabortion #selfinducedabortion #humanreproduction #sexualrevolution #jessicaburgess #jenniferwhalen #elizabethling #rafakidvai #abortion #roevwade #emmaroth #lawcrime #celeste #wade #roe
"if you are scared to ask a friend or loved one to help you get an abortion, if you know someone coerced into remaining in an abusive relationship because they fear prosecution, if you cannot find an obstetrician in your state, if you have a relative who was left at the edge of death by doctors afraid to risk prosecution by violating an abortion ban—you have Donald Trump to thank."
Adam Serwer warns us not to be fooled by Trump's dishonest attempt to paint himself as a moderate on abortion. He has never had a personal moral investment in the issue, but has cynically used it to drive votes and gain power. With these results:
"If you cannot get an abortion, if you fear leaving your state to get an abortion, if you are afraid to text your loved ones or type abortion into a search bar," (continued at /2)
The anti-choice brigade are crazy. 2 anti-choice organisations are being sued for offering an abortion pill reversal. Firstly no evidence that it works or is even safe. They'd rather potentially put a woman's life at risk, than respect peoples's choices.
Remember the judge who took control of the border and tried to ban medication #abortion? Well he’s back and as bad as ever! Judge Matthew Kacsmaryk said that #drag is “vulgar and lewd” and likely unprotected by the #FirstAmendment. Finding something distasteful doesn’t impact its protections as free expression. He’s wrong and sucks very much. And this decision is pretty clearly about anti #LGBTQ bigotry, not about #law.
@wdlindsy There is never, not ever, some politicians or church proposing draconian or even minimal measures on the men who impregnate women. If a man wants a vasectomy he can walk in and get one - no 3 day wait, no invasive ultrasound, no bunch of religious objectors outside the clinic, no laws to accuse him of a criminal action. Even when men are accused of assault, their victims are suspected and treated as false accusers. #prochoice #mybodymychoice #abortion
"Pro-life" people have consistently refused to hear this argument, because the "pro-life" movement is essentially about controlling women and their reproductivity — not about "saving life." It is about imposing some folks' moral (and pseudoscientific) views on everyone else by force of law. It is impossible to rebrand this movement as "pro-choice," because in its very foundations it is precisely the opposite of that.
And religionists think they know better….
The clear and persuasive argument Will Saletan makes for a pro-choice ethic is one many of us have tried to make to "pro-life" folks to no avail. Saletan notes that no one is closer to the situation than a pregnant person, and if you are going to argue that states should decide how to handle abortion because they're closer to the people, then you must go further and say that a pregnant person is closer than anyone to the situation.
Today in Labor History September 22, 1947: Norma McCorvey, American activist was born. She was the plaintiff in Roe v Wade, the Supreme Court ruling which legalized abortions in the U.S. She later became an anti-abortion activist. However, before she died, she admitted that she had been paid to speak out against abortion. She had also accepted money to renounce her lesbian identity. The video clip, above, is from the satirical film, Citizen Ruth, with Laura Dern portraying a McCorvey-like character.
"..women’s circumstances in Poland are unbelievable.
"State television is now mainly controlled by the ruling party, while independent news media are mostly online. On state television, the formal discussion is so violent, so hostile towards women that nobody dares put their head over the parapet”
Prof Anita Prazmowska on Polish women "treated like “animals” & being reduced to only one purpose, “to give birth.”
#Women #Abortion #Poland #Authoritarianism #CatholicChurch
'Their circumstances are unbelievable': How will women vote in Poland’s next election?
The vote of women in the incoming parliamentary election in Poland could be crucial in determining whether the PiS will hold on to power - or would be punished for restricting access to abortion in the country, experts say.
#California sues anti-abortion organizations for unproven treatment to reverse medication abortions
> “Those who are struggling with the complex decision to get an abortion deserve support and trustworthy guidance — not lies and misinformation,” Bonta said.
https://news.yahoo.com/california-sues-anti-abortion-organizations-193624256.html #abortion #abortionrights #womensrights
The Independent: "Support for abortion rights hits record high in UK"
🔹 "Researchers at the National Centre for Social Research discovered the overwhelming majority of Britons are in favour of a more liberal position than UK laws stipulate"
🔹 "The British Social Attitudes polling, of more than 2,000 people, found 76 per cent of those surveyed support a woman’s right to have an abortion"
🔹 "The new polling discovered an 'almost universal support for abortions being allowed when the woman’s health is seriously endangered by the pregnancy or when there is a strong chance of the baby having a serious health condition'"
🔹 "While almost three quarters of those polled supported abortions in situations when the couple cannot afford to have more children"
Brazil's Supreme Court is to begin voting on whether to decriminalise abortion. Currently, abortion is only allowed in three cases: that of rape, risk to the woman's life and anencephaly - when the foetus has an undeveloped brain.
If the Supreme Court votes in favour, abortion will be decriminalised up to 12 weeks of pregnancy.
Showing Eighth Graders an Award-Winning Adaptation of Anne Frank’s Diary Now a Fireable Offense in Texas
Add this to the long list of things you’re not allowed to do in Texas
In Abbott’s #Texas, there are a lot of things people can’t do. They can’t get an #abortion after six weeks, And, according to recent events, they can’t teach middle school students about the #Holocaust using an illustrated adaptation of Anne Frank’s diary—or, they can, but they’ll be fired for it
Just found out that the outspokenly anti-abortion secretary of state of #Ohio Larose, colluding with the majority-Republican state Supreme Court, rewrote the citizen-lead #abortion amendment summary that will appear on the ballot in november.
This state's #government is a joke.
It is absolutely absurd to see some traditional media reporters letting Trump craft the narrative that he is some sort of moderate on #abortion rights after he along w/ Mitch McConnell hijacked the #SCOTUS enabling destruction of Roe.
Good piece from @CitizenCohn ushing back against the BS of Trump being a "moderate" on this issue. https://www.huffpost.com/entry/trump-abortion-prescription-drugs-extremist_n_650b5373e4b0be7f855f0769
“Unborn child”—uncut forced-birther propaganda—will appear on OH’s abortion referendum in the GOP’s latest move to thwart the will of the people.
But fortunately it won’t work. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2023/sep/19/ohio-abortion-rights-referendum-language #abortion #gop
First it was bathrooms, then it was gay bashing, moving on to trans hate, abortion against women, when racism, xenophobia was not enough?
Republicans Conservative Nazi Family values are so damn obvious. Apparently Working for oligarchs and corps pays well?
A fetus will now be referred to as an ‘unborn child’ on a ballot measure to enshrine abortion rights in the state constitution
With the #abortion "debates" going on, I have an odd question.
Blind date years ago. She would have had trouble pouring water out of a boot if the instructions were on the heel.
I wanted an early exit when she dropped this: late 20s, 13 abortions, all for birth control because she hates condoms. Holy disease factory, batman!
So, "hard no" from me. But about the "abortions as birth control." I can understand accidents, but 13?
(Later learned she was stalking one of my friends)
#BBCNews - #Trump #abortion backlash spotlights a Republican balancing act
Forces in the #Republican-led state came after Dr. Bernard. Though an internal IU Health review CLEARED Bernard of wrongdoing, #Indiana’s medical license board deemed she had violated state & federal privacy laws — including #HIPAA — by discussing the girl’s case publicly. The board fined her $3,000.
“We continue to be disappointed the #Indiana Attorney General’s office persists in putting the state’s limited resources toward this matter. We will respond directly to the AG’s office on the filing, the IU Health stmnt said.
Dr. Bernard told the Indianapolis Star about the girl, who crossed state lines for an #abortion because of #Ohio’s trigger #law. The #TriggerLaw implemented a #ban on abortions after the 6th week of #pregnancy as soon as #Roe was struck down.
The suit centers on Dr. Bernard publicly talking about, but not naming the patient in, the procedure she performed in late June 2022.
By contrast, the left wing of the party has consistently fought monopoly, war, spying, privatized education and elite impunity - but forever in the shadow of the #triangulation wing, who hate the left far more than they hate #Republicans.
#Poland who is as obsessed with controlling women’s bodies as American red states has invented a test to see if women have taken the #abortion pill. They also are amping up enforcement. Where is the #EU? Or do #women not count?
From Human Rights Watch:
It WILL happen here, and soon:
Truly alarming news for anyone needing an #abortion in a state with anti-abortion laws:
“Scientists in Poland have reportedly developed lab tests that can detect whether people have taken abortion pills—and those tests are already being used to investigate pregnancy outcomes under the country’s abortion ban.”
In Poland, Testing Women for #Abortion Drugs Is a Reality. It Could Happen Here
Now there are reports that laboratory tests to detect abortion drugs have not only been created in Poland but are, in rare cases, also being used there to investigate the outcomes of pregnancies
Justyna Wydrzynska, a co-founder of the Abortion Dream Team, a Polish #abortionrights group, was sentenced to eight months of community service for providing abortion pills to a woman
They recently spent $5,000 on 10 IUDs, for which they’ll recoup about $150 each, maximum, if patients are insured. Most are not. (Alabama has not expanded Medicaid.)
They are accepting donations to offset some of this cost, which will help them to keep providing this much needed care. https://givebutter.com/pbQzwS?fbclid=IwAR2mrClcD9HtpCS3AEzi24rjilUxin6J6BsOSXiNVj2rTZsgcN8OKsBvX90_aem_AWJAgDeSt434n_QnGM5Ie4scM0dLl6GBT-j74WJE6PXxJ0RAm1yd3vTALlhky-jYw8s
@MiriShuli @RollingStone not to mention that in the age of #SurveillanceCapitalism, social media giants and search provider’s’ algorithms can identify potential #abortion seekers by monitoring their searches, tracking their movements and even tapping their ‘private’ messages.
Many women, supported by their doctors, are suing 3 states, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Idaho, which have draconian #abortion bans. The women were denied abortion despite having dangerous complications in their pregnancies https://abcnews.go.com/US/women-doctors-announce-legal-action-abortion-bans-3/story?id=103055654
As Abortion Laws Drive Obstetricians From Red States, Maternity Care Suffers:
Some doctors who handle high-risk pregnancies are fleeing restrictive abortion laws. Idaho has been particularly hard hit.
Mastodon thread of article: https://newsie.social/@ZhiZhu/111018660511828211
When the South Carolina Senate voted to ban abortions after roughly six weeks of pregnancy. State Senator Tom Davis (R) remarked:
“At some point in time, the right of the state to see the unborn child born does take precedent over the woman’s right to her body.”"👀 😡
""I think one of the most frightening statements, which was at one of the hospitals, the person was trying to be reassuring and she said,
'Oh, well, you know, in the case of a medical emergency, we would try to use the woman's body as an incubator to just try to keep the pregnancy going as long as possible,'" Heisler says."
😡"use the woman's body as an incubator... as long as possible"😡
"The molar pregnancy Jaci Statton had would never become a baby. It was cancerous, though.
...staff told her and her husband that she could not get a surgical abortion until she became much sicker....
"They said, 'The best we can tell you to do is sit in the parking lot, and if anything else happens, we will be ready to help you. But we cannot touch you unless you are crashing in front of us"
"Statton arrived — bleeding and barely able to walk — at the Oklahoma Medical Center, where she was denied an abortion and instead sent to the Oklahoma Children’s Hospital. There, the complaint says, she and her husband begged staff members to perform an abortion but were told to wait in the parking lot until her condition deteriorated. Statton fled the state on a three-hour drive to get an abortion in Kansas"
"“People completely underestimate how dangerous a #pregnancy can be, even to a healthy person,” said Mae Winchester, a maternal fetal medicine specialist...
Specialists are avoiding practicing in states with bans, she said, which impacts all kinds of gynecological care"
"The testimony also encouraged women in other states to speak out about their experiences...
doctors warned she was at risk for a rare but dangerous condition known as mirror syndrome, in which the mother’s body begins to mimic the fetus’s life-threatening symptoms. But Adkins said they told her the law prevented them from providing an abortion."
The goal, Hearron said, is twofold — to demonstrate that pregnant people are being denied timely medical care wherever abortion is banned, and to give clarity to doctors who he described as “terrified” of providing the procedure."