Public outrage in the #US after the Supreme court overturned Roe v. Wade and ban #abortion
Posted @withregram • @lindaikejiblogofficial The U.S. Supreme Court has officially overturned Roe v. Wade on Friday, June 24, declaring that Americans no longer have a constitutional right to abortion. In the court’s most closely watched and controversial case in years, a majority of the justices – all of whom were appointed by Republican presidents – held that the right to end a pregnancy was not found in the text of the Constitution nor the nation’s history. The court, in a 6-3 vote, upheld a Republican-backed Mississippi law that bans abortion after 15 weeks. Writing for the court majority, Justice Samuel Alito said: “Roe was egregiously wrong from the start. “Its reasoning was exceptionally weak, and the decision has had damaging consequences. And far from bringing about a national settlement of the abortion issue, Roe and Casey have enflamed debate and deepened division.” The court’s three liberal justices dissented. In a joint dissenting opinion, Justices Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan heavily criticized the majority, saying: “With sorrow — for this Court, but more, for the many millions of American women who have today lost a fundamental constitutional protection — we dissent.” “After today, young women will come of age with fewer rights than their mothers and grandmothers had,” Associate Justice Stephen Breyer added in a dissent joined by the court’s two other liberal justices. “The majority accomplishes that result without so much as considering how women have relied on the right to choose or what it means to take that right away.” Roe v. Wade was centered around ‘Jane Roe’, a pseudonym for Norma McCorvey, a single mother pregnant for the third time, who wanted an abortion. She sued the Dallas attorney general Henry Wade over a Texas law that made it a crime to terminate a pregnancy except in cases of rape or incest, or when the mother’s life was in danger – arguing that the law infringed on her constitutional rights.Read more on www.lindaikejisblog.com
Posted @withregram • @inclusive_idaho This means that the constitution no longer protects the right to an abortion. It also marks the first time in history that the court has taken away a constitutional right. The right to choose is fundamental to the freedom, health, and safety of those who bear children. This decision is what happens when the religious beliefs and the perceived morality of some are forced into the lives of everyone. The right to choose is not simple and is not just about abortion. In 1973 Rowe v. Wade ushered in 50 years of fundamental healthcare rights. Many states have placed into their restrictive abortion laws no hope, no exceptions, and no alternatives no matter the circumstance or threat to the child-bearer. This decision will significantly impact people of color and those without the financial access to travel outside of restrictive states. It will have a devastating effect on the health and privacy of folks throughout the country. Today is heavy in an immeasurable way. Our collective rage, sadness, and fear is justified and necessary.Now more than ever, we must direct our anger into action.Donate and support the organizations providing access to reproductive healthcare. Local & Regional Orgs@nwaafund @ppgnhaik @ppallianceadvocates National & State Orgs@plannedparenthood @ppact @yellowfund @nyaafund @westfundtx @moabortionfund @indigenouswomenrising @mrff_funds_abortions @utabortionfund @whoohio @neworleansabortionfund @roefund @lilithfund @janesdueprocess @abortionfundsofarizona @dcabortionfund @mariposafund @chelseasfund #inclusiveidaho #abortionishealthcare #reproductiverights #prochoiceisprolife #roevwade #roevswade #humanrights #scotus #reproductivehealth #prochoice#womensrightsarehumanrights #reproductiverightsarehumanrights
Posted @withregram • @hillcrestsandiego The U.S. Supreme Court overturned the landmark #RoeVWade case on Friday (June 24), eliminating the constitutional right to abortion. The news comes on the heels of a wave of right-wing opinions from the conservative majority court, and #LGBTQ rights could be next. In his opinion, Justice Clarence Thomas pointed to specific cases Obergefell v. Hodges (legalizing marriage equality) and Lawrence v. Texas (eliminating sodomy bans on same-sex sexual conduct) should be reconsidered. In their dissent, Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Elana Kagan rang the alarm bells that the court will not stop at this case: “No one should be confident that the majority is done with its work. The right Roe and Casey recognized does not stand alone.” The decision is expected to have grave consequences for health care rights for people across the country, including LGBTQ+ people, particularly as they seek to exercise bodily control. As @aclu_nationwide lawyer and activist @chasestrangio tweeted: “States will be criminalizing health care for #trans people long before Obergefell or Lawrence are overturned. So hold a full #queer analysis in this moment. And center the fight for bodily autonomy and reproductive justice.” If you need help accessing abortion care, call the National Abortion Hotline at 1-800-772-9100. Via @logotv
Posted @withregram • @officialmuterkelly It’s a sad day in America for all women, but women in abusive relationships have just had an important tool of self-liberation taken from them – and by 2 known sex offenders at that!
Because #DomesticViolence violence is about abuse of power, abusers often try to further control women’s lives by making their reproductive decisions for them. Often, women experiencing domestic violence do not have the freedom to make all their own decisions.
The new wave of anti-choice laws — with or without #rape exceptions — dismiss women as autonomous and capable decision makers, fail to recognize the exceeding commonality of intimate violence, endanger women, and impose severe burdens that turn back time.
In one survey, 34% of domestic violence survivors report that their abusive partners limited their childbearing decisions, including pressuring or forcing them to become pregnant, and research shows that domestic violence can escalate during pregnancy. Sometimes, a reason for seeking an abortion is a woman’s desire to not be tethered to an abusive partner.
Abortion can be a tool for women in these situations to keep from further tying their life, their finances and their future to their abuser. It is often used to stop having more kids – that may also be being abused – by the abuser.
If you are as pissed as we are and looking for a way to help women, donate to your local abortion fund today, and make sure to show up and vote out every politician that supports this assault on reproductive rights.
Follow the lead of organizations like these to get involved in actions near you:
Black Feminist Future: http://lil.ms/hds4/7yncau
Sister Song: http://lil.ms/hds6/7yncau
New Voices for Reproductive Justice: http://lil.ms/hds7/7yncau
Harriet’s Wildest Dreams: http://lil.ms/hds8/7yncau
This is not the will of the people. It’s the political maneuvering of the sexists right. We must #Resist!
Posted @withregram • @anoushkalucasmusic I was going to post about it being our penultimate day on @oklahomabway.When I got this part, I was worried Laurey Williams was written as a sweet and demure virgin. I didn’t know if I could play that. I thought, well, she was written by two men as a romantic ideal in 1943. Sure, she was sassy – but her value lay in her lack of sex, and her arc was to be passed over from her caring aunt to her strong and loving husband who could save her from the very bad men.@feinbyme & Daniel Fish said play her as a real woman. Play her as yourself. So I’ve been having a go. And in the same script I found a Laurey who wants the freedom to be sexual but can’t quite find it. A woman who is bid on by all the men in the community in a long-ass auction where she has 2 lines, and not one person acknowledges a word of them. A Laurey whose only visible choice is between two men relentlessly coming at her like a freight train. A woman who is totally trapped by the context she exists in. So tonight I’m going to be sprinkling an extra dash of rage for Laurey Williams and for all of us all over the world. Because it turns out @rodgersandhammerstein knew exactly what being a woman meant, in 1943 and today, and it’s an absolute delight to sit in her skin & belt the Fuck out of these perfect songs. Huge huge huge love and tears and power to all with wombs around the world today. 💞 Tomorrow I’ll be back to happy posting I promise. #roevwade #dontbanabortion #takeyourhandsoffmywomb #fuckoff #womenwomenwomen
Posted @withregram • @katherineschwarzenegger Resharing this from my mom because I am in disbelief we are here. This is a terrible day for women and for our country. @mariashriver: I’m heartbroken by this decision. It makes millions of women unsafe, unseen, unprotected as we now are. It makes me feel as though all of our progress has been rolled back in an instant. Make no mistake, this is a devastating blow to women’s rights. #roevwade
Posted @withregram • @the_decolonizing_christian Today’s U.S. Supreme Court overruling of Roe v. Wade immediately brought to mind this quote from @oberyhendricks about what it truly means to be “pro life.”This ruling is not pro life. We know for certain that abortions will continue. All this ruling does is make access to *safe* abortions harder—especially for marginalized communities (as well as access to reproductive health care in any capacity)..Did you know that the majority of evangelicals originally supported Roe v. Wade? It’s true. Their logic at the time: The Bible clearly says that life begins at birth.So what happened?After the Civil Rights Movement brought forth legislation that ended segregation, Bob Jones University (a private Christian college) sought the right to maintain segregation on the basis of “religious freedom.” They were clearly losing their court case, so in a bid to “unite the right” in order to bolster their so-called “freedom,” a team of white fundamentalist men created what became known as the “Moral Majority.” They knew that racist Jim Crow segregation laws wouldn’t work to unite the “Christian” right, so they chose something else: Abortion. Throughout the 1980s and 90s this movement gained increasingly more support and political power, often using coercive means to do so (from films, bad theology, and falsifying science). The inevitable result? 81% of white evangelicals voting for Donald Trump in 2016–whom they claimed was the most “pro life” president in history.This is the complex history of abortion in America that evangelicals must grapple with. It has more to do with power, patriarchy, and maintaining systemic racism. Trump fully knew this as he claimed “Make America Great Again”—a clear reference to decades past filled with white patriarchy and segregation..Regardless of our individual views on abortion, we must consider the harm this overturning has on those who cannot afford access to safe abortions and reproductive healthcare in states that won’t provide them. Many women will die as a result of this. And this should break our hearts. This is not pro life at all. This is white men maintaining control over women’s bodies. It’s disgusting. It’s anti-Christ.
Posted @withregram • @themeteor 🚨Missouri has become the first state to officially ban abortions, and at @PlannedParenthood of Little Rock, Arkansas, all scheduled appointments today have been cancelled.Those states are among the 13 expected to immediately ban abortion in the wake of #SCOTUS’s #Dobbs decision today, per @GuttmacherInstitute—meaning clinics will be forced to immediately turn away patients. If you want to help, abortion funds in each of those states are working to provide travel, funding and logistics, and they need our support. Tap the tagged abortion funds in this post and head to their pages to donate. You can also visit the link in our bio for funds that don’t have tags, and visit the National Network of Aboriton Funds (@abortionfunds) to support additional travel, lodging and doula care in these states.#Roe #RoevWade #Abortion