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We have to say, this whole quarantine thing is REALLY making us think about what is IMPORTANT in life and the world. And healthcare, man, healthcare is what is important. And it’s a good time to remember that just because things might not directly affect you, doesn’t mean they won’t eventually and that’s why we have to take care of each other.

LOL did that last sentence make sense or have we become bad philosophers in our little time away from society? Here’s what we mean. So, let’s say you are really holier than thou, a true bitch, and you think “Well I don’t believe in abortion because *I* would never allow myself to get in that situation.” And then like, later if your condom breaks or you forget your birth control or say, idk, you just wanna fuck and you don’t think about it… WE WILL NOT JUDGE YOU IF YOU NEED AN ABORTION.

And OK this is not a one-to-one on coronavirus but … we’re all realizing now that we have to protect people that are more vulnerable than us… partially because we never know when the tables could turn.

So … what we’re also saying is that if YOU’VE benefited from having an abortion, maybe don’t say “well I had one but now I think no one should!”

Life is a complicated mess, is what we’re saying. And everyone deserves healthcare, free of judgment. 

A few quick hits on reproductive rights news, in case you haven’t had time to read the blog this week:

  • Utah passed a trigger law abortion ban if Roe gets overturned. A TRUE FUN USE OF EVERYONE’S TIME IN THIS UNCERTAIN TIME, JUST MAKING SURE THAT IF A HYPOTHETICAL THING HAPPEN, WE’RE ALL PREPARED, SOME TRUE GOP FAN FICTION! 
  • Wyoming is trying to pass one of these “Born Alive” bills after abortion a thing that DOESN’T HAPPEN. This is some more anti-abortion fan fiction that we’re just … letting doctors deliver healthy babies and then… idk, leaving them to die? This would be ILLEGAL Y’ALL! Also Wyoming has no late term abortion clinics so… a fucking 8-week old fetus is not gonna be “born alive” FOR SURE! It sucks that our side is reasonable and isn’t just yelling through the streets yelling “THIS IS NOT A THING YOU FUCKING MONSTERS!” 

Missouri’s last abortion clinic has effectively closed, with only three people receiving abortions in February this year. But honestly, shoutout to those three people, getting it in. Oh also, this fucking sucks because Missouri has already basically become the first state SINCE ROE to have zero abortion clinics but it has happened so slowly people aren’t noticing!