Not just Georgia.
So damn scary for women today!
This is in reference to the Georgia “fetal heartbeat bill” that seems ready to pass in both the Senate and House in Georgia. The governor will doubtless sign it.
If it takes effect as law, it will effectively ban abortion in the state.
Of course, court challenges will follow.
With today’s Trump-unbalanced Supreme Court, who knows where this will end?
If this is indeed a nation that prides itself on its equality where are the laws governing the genitalia of men?
Sounds like any GOP controlled state to me.
Moving Georgia backwards 50 years! I thought we liked having fortune 500 HQs and film industry and tourism here in our economy. It is taking from women the right to make decisions about their own future – both medically and morally. Although I did like provision of bill of taking paternity test at the 6 weeks and that the sperm donor was to be responsible for child support and medical support starting then a step towards fairness. If Gov signs this one, I do not think my hubby can talk me into staying in this state any more.
Alabama, Missouri and Mississippi.
She knows a redneck when she hears one!
The GOP (with some help from Democrats) has been all-too-successful in limiting any option for women other than “carry the baby to term and hope you survive.” Their utterly false campaign against Planned Parenthood has removed vital women’s health support — including FOR pregnancy — and now state laws are attempting to eat away at Roe v. Wade while implementing nonsensical “abstinence education” which has been shown categorically to fail in its intent to reduce teenage pregnancy.
If you really want to reduce the number of abortions in this country, it’s a heckuva lot more efficient to prevent pregnancy before it starts. If we had frank sex education and readily available birth control REGARDLESS of employer, the number of unwanted pregnancies would drop like a rock. How do we know? Because it already has in other countries not nearly so constrained by superstition and misogyny.
Instead, we appear to have male legislators who think that the purpose of a woman is to be a “host” for the product of their seed, encouraged by a president who brags of his extramarital affairs and has unprotected sex with porn stars, putting his pregnant wife and unborn child at risk. Where’s the “pro-lifers” when you need them?
Handmaid’s Tale is supposed to be a work of fiction, not a manual for governance.
The Republican ideal:
From Conception to birth, ALL LIFE IS SACRED. From Birth to their 18th Birthday, GO SCREW YOURSELF! NO SNAP benefits, NO School Lunches, NO Adequate Health Care, No Nothing! From their 18th Birthday up, “Great! NOW we can draft you and send you off with the rest of the poor cannon fodder to die in some festering rat-hole to make sure that our donor’s Corporate Profits continue to grow while OUR kids stay home and get rich from our corruption and graft!”
The Handmaiden’s Tale?
A poor rendering of Pence there at his next job..
All right girls, back in the kitchen and take off those shoes.
I hope all those men making those laws reincarnate as women.
That’s Republican Taliban policy.
They hate women’s freedom to decide for themselves.
Abortion by doctors or by pill is the worst crime ever! Abortion by pollution and other ecological destruction, unto the extinction of boatloads of species, is a sign of American greatness.
Probably it’s merely coincidence, but since Trump’s become the Would-be Dictator In Chief, I’ve been re-reading a lot of classic works of dystopian literature. You know, things like “A Clockwork Orange”, “Fahrenheit 451”, “1984”, “Brave New World”, “The Cat in the Hat”……….
Republicans hate abortion because it takes away the fun of getting to watch the kid bleed out from gunshot wounds in a schoolyard.
Its just something else they can hold against people.
You know, lots of women are anti-choice, too. and lots of men are pro-choice (self included). pretending otherwise does not help anyone.
Sorry to say that, because many of you know me as a liberal/leftist, but abortion is not only affecting the woman. But also a fetus/baby. Thus, it is not suppressing the woman to think about the legal limits of abortion, because we have to consider the conflicting interests of two parties. It is a very difficult and delicate question, at which point in time and for what reason one should allow for terminating the life of the fetus/baby. An eight month old is capable to live without the help of modern medicine, a six month old is not, a three month old even not with the newest technology. The unborn has already senses, feelings, and memories. The older one already reacts positive when hearing music which makes the mother feel good etc. Of course, if the pregnant woman is in any serious danger, abortion should be allowed, if there is no other option. But not if the pregnant woman simply doesn’t like to raise a child. That is not different from somebody killing their neighbour because they don’t like to live with him. “It’s my life” is not a valid argument in many other cases, too.
If he was From Georgia, he wouldn’t be pitching it as Fiction.
A Documentary, maybe.
Why don’t right wingers let women make their own decisions?
Why don’t you mind your own business?
If you don’t like abortion, don’t have one.
Otherwise you are sticking your nose into other people’s personal lives.
May 31, 2017