BREAKING: House of Horrors: Reps Vote Today on Blatantly Unconstitutional Nightmare Abortion Ban We Can’t Wake Up From
It CAN happen here! And you need to know how. TODAY the House of Representatives passed “The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act,” an almost total abortion ban after 20 weeks into a pregnancy. The law is based on the lie that a fetus that young can feel pain. But this bill will certainly bring pain to American women—especially low-income and minority women.
Here is a set of links detailing what you need to know—what this bill does, who it impacts (hint—YOU!), who is pushing it now and why, and how the backing of the Trump White House means the danger of this becoming law is very real. Get informed—and then get involved!
The Hill: Trump administration backs 20-week abortion ban
CNN: House to vote on abortion ban after 20 weeks of pregnancy
Rewire: Who is the ‘Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act’ Protecting?
Think Progress: Why is the House planning to introduce a 20-week abortion ban?
Jezebel: White House Backs Bill Banning Abortions After 20 Weeks
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Oh, and speaking of a ban on later abortions—STOP using the term “late term abortion!” It’s really important and this fantastic Cosmo article by Robin Marty explains how anti-choice activists have invented that medically meaningless term to take control of the debate. It’s an example of how the insidious antis try to get into your minds and your mouths as well as your uterus! Words Matter.
Three Waiting Days Keeps the Doctor Away From Helping Patients in Iowa
In the wake of Tom Petty’s death, IOWA reminds us that the waiting is the hardest part—especially if you’re trying to exercise your constitutional rights. A judge has actually upheld Iowa’s absurd 3 DAY waiting period for an abortion! Congrats, Iowa—you just tied Oklahoma (among others) for the longest wait period! Check out this Iowa newspaper article for the ugly details.
Anti-Choice Scum Blame Las Vegas Shootings on Abortion. Yes, This is Who Has the Mic.
Every time there’s a mass shooting, rightwing flapjacks say this “isn’t the time” to talk about gun control. BUT- These same gun fetishists have NO PROBLEM saying IT IS the time to talk about ABORTION, and why Roe v Wade is the cause of gun violence, not guns! (Really! Check out this from the American Spectator!) “Thoughts and prayers” are all they EVER offer shooting victims. Why aren’t just “thoughts and prayers” good enough for fetuses?