Monday, October 15, 2018

How Are Pro-Lifers Being Pro-Life Today?

So this is the kind of response that Republicans, including Republican politicians, have had to the confirmation of Brett Kavanagh as a Supreme Court Justice:


The whole thing about the coathangers is that it's a particularly brutal example of how women attempt to abort their pregnancies themselves using unsafe, potentially deadly methods. Because women and other people who can become pregnant will do what they need to do in order to maintain their bodily autonomy. Comments like the one from Councilman Eric Barber here prove that so-called "pro-life" people understand this.

They know that outlawing abortions won't stop abortions. The embryos and fetuses that they insist on calling "babies" don't actually matter to them, as you can see by how they are encouraging "liberals" to abort them anyway by using incredibly unsafe methods. What they really want is for poor people to die.

If Roe v. Wade is overturned, safe abortions will still be available in many states and outside the country, but only people with money will be able to access them. Meanwhile, us poorsies will have to resort to methods that have killed many, many pregnant people. And many of us will die. And Republicans are happy about this. Because they want us to either be utterly subservient or dead. That's all they've ever wanted.

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