uspol, abortion, cranky 

I know I extrapolated outward, too, as a member of the affected group as well as multiple others.

But now that we've had time to think, it is extremely upsetting to still getting the laundry list of everything an abortion ban will lead to, as though we're leapfrogging ahead with it already lost, as though the battle is not worth it unless we're protecting all those other things, too, as though this is something small which will lead to bigger, more damaging effects later.

We need to stop doing this every time a group is being hurt. We need to stop quoting Niemöller as though the point is to itemize the list of others which might follow, leaving no one left to speak out, and use it as the call to action it should be to speak at all times for others.

uspol, abortion, cranky 

Also, like... this isn't removing access. We'd not be in this much panic if it just meant safe abortions were no longer accessible.

This is going to lead to felony convictions. Homicide convictions. Charging patients and providers with capital crimes. Potentially executing those who seek abortions in other states or intentionally miscarry. I mean, the guardrails come right the fuck off. This is bad, and everyone should care.

uspol, abortion, cranky 

And, like, don't panic alone. Get involved in something, you'll feel better.

uspol, abortion, cranky 

🤔 If you're outside the US they will just toss your letters to our politicians, but try writing to your church. Or write to our churches directly. I think many of those folks are reachable, honestly. They wanted to stop abortion, but most of the mainstream churches didn't want *this,* this is evangelical misogyny. Lutherans and Presbyterians and such don't go anywhere near this far.

uspol, abortion, cranky 

@pmosetc not just that - the same rules that caused legal abortions caused legal birth control. so uh. yeah. it is definitely hellscape level 5 material

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