This is a big deal. This isn’t like one of those times where North Carolina, Alabama, or Kentucky tampers with a constitutional right only to have a court step in and slap it down. This infringement on a constitutional right in Texas will probably stand. No, it’s not going to stand because it’s right. It’ll stand because it’s wrong and we allowed a racist orange idiotic imbecile installed by a Russian dictator to have three picks for the Supreme Court. We even let the Republican Party and the orange idiot steal two of them.
Do you see now why liberals need to vote?
Texas has basically ended abortion in Texas. The new law bans all abortions after six weeks, even in the case of rape and incest. It even allows punishment and lawsuits against anyone who aids in an abortion, from the nurse, to an activist handing out pamphlets, or an Uber driver who takes a patient to a clinic. And most women who become pregnant don’t realize it until AFTER six weeks. It’s going to be just nearly as hard to get an abortion in Texas as it is to find decent dental work.
The Supreme Court weighed in last night without weighing in. All three Trump/McConnell selections voted with the other two conservatives to let this infringement stand, even though the Supreme Court ruled nearly 50 years ago that abortion is a constitutional right and states can’t be allowed to infringe on that right. Fuck precedent, right?
What happens now? Rich women in Texas will simply travel to blue states for abortions…even the conservative blonde ones (this isn’t a slap on blondes, but have you been to Texas? It’s like a Fox News panel). Poor women will be forced to travel to Mexico (where legal standing varies state-by-state) or into back alleys in Texas. Other yee-haw states will follow Texas’ lead and outlaw abortion.
We won a battle by defeating Republicans and Trump in 2020, but the war continues. We are still in the Trump era. The Trump/McConnell picks could be on the highest court in the land for the next 30 years.
And women, I am so sorry. If you think attacks on your rights stops here in Texas, you’re wrong. This will only embolden white conservative Christian men. If you are a woman in the United States, you are under attack.
This truly sucks.
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