Ovary Reacting – Gateway Laws and Gilead

Hey, it’s Jenn from Lady Parts Justice League, I’m just chillin, thinking about how we all assume abortion will become outlawed in America because some creeper takes an extreme anti-abortion law to the Supreme Court…of course in the end it has to be settled between him and RBG with hand-to-hand combat. She looks like she’s gonna win, but in the end he takes her down, and the next day we’re all in Handmaids robes. Red is not my color.

But in reality, losing access to abortion will look a lot more like the laws trying to be pushed through Louisiana this week.

Let me catch you up, all it takes is a quick review of their 50 point plan! First up, the 15 week abortion ban. Masked as, “what? It’s not as horrifying as a 6 week abortion ban” legislators in Louisiana are trying to push this through, but it’s still severely limits a pregnant person’s timeframe to get an abortion.

Then we pile on more laws, like one that prohibits coerced abortion and defines criminal abortion as a crime of violence. Yup, this is a gateway law, leading to putting anyone who performs an abortion on trial for murder!  

Wow these sneaky little bitches!

 

Stay put, I’m not done. There’s another law that doesn’t just limit Medicaid funding but also means that in order to receive any state funding, an abortion clinic must be physically separate from a place where any Medicaid services are performed.

Basically putting such intense financial restraint on clinics that they could be forced to close and all these other laws don’t even flippin’ matter anymore because there is nowhere left in Louisiana to get an abortion.

I see you “safe state” drinking your rosé and thinking you don’t have to worry because you don’t live there. Well 49 of 50 states have enacted abortion restrictions since Roe v Wade, so we may be closer to that RBG Thunderdome than you even realize.

Also let’s go ovary-it again, in every “safe state” , there are vulnerable people who don’t have the means to access abortion (or rosé) so let this be a reminder that there are no safe states.

Ovary Acting: I Know In My Heart That.. the “Heartbeat Bill” Is Unconstitutional

Jenn here, ready to sing-scream into the void with you cause…

I Know In My Heart That.. the “Heartbeat Bill” Is Unconstitutional

Near, Far, Wherever you are…it’s clear that Iowa is pulling some shit that’s worse than making two Titanic references this early on.  Yup, Gov. Kim Reynolds signed a law requiring doctors to perform an ultrasound on pregnant people and if a heartbeat is detected, they can’t perform an abortion.

First of all, a doctor hearing a heartbeat doesn’t mean anything for the viability of the fetus. So really this is a 6-week abortion ban and will basically ban ALL ABORTIONS in Iowa.

Second of all, THIS IS THE MOST RESTRICTIVE ANTI-ABORTION LAW IN THE UNITED STATES AND CLEARLY UNCONSTITUTIONAL. Alabama, Arkansas, Kansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Dakota, Ohio, Texas, and Wyoming have all tried to pass similar laws but they were eventually shot down cause someone was like “psst that’s not gonna fly in the Supreme Court, it’s clearly way before viability and insane to even try.” But now, Pennsylvania is already pushing for their own 6-week abortion ban and legislatures in Iowa are already testing the waters for Gov. Reynolds to pass a law stating that life begins at conception.

Six weeks is so early in a pregnancy most people don’t even realize they’re pregnant yet. It’s also weeks before fetal anomalies show up and oh, what about the wellness of the pregnant person or cases of rape or incest you ask?

A rape must be reported to law enforcement within 45 days in order to be eligible to receive an abortion. HOLY SHIT — FUCK THE ICEBERG BLOW THIS SHIP UP. The level of cruelty in this law is extreme but in no way should come as a surprise considering the insanely hostile history of this ban.

I guess in this Titanic themed piece we just have to hope that the Supreme Court is “Rose” and extreme abortion bans are “Jack” and they make it clear..there’s no room on this floating debris and you need to sink to the bottom of the ocean forever.

WHAT, TOO SOON?