At least until the Supreme Court decides whether or not to overturn Roe. Wink. Wink.
Also, too, the Nancy bashers, complaining how ineffective she was because she wouldn't do anything on their schedule.
Let us be clear. Abortion bans are about denying the pregnant person access to an abortion that is LEGAL and SAFE. That the USA could see the return of the back alley abortionist disgusts me.
Couldn't they have made a shitload of microchips or something out of that and get our cars and refrigerators back on the road?
I don’t disagree, but medication abortions are already the most popular option for 1st trimester abortions, and they come with a ticking clock. Basically, medication abortions are only considered safe and effective through the 1st 10 weeks* of pregnancy, which is still a pretty limited time frame.
*10 weeks counting from the date when last menstrual period began (when a person I’d definitely not pregnant), which means - at best - within 6 weeks after 1st missed menstrual period, but usually a shorter time frame.
Oh, but have I told you about SB4 that went into effect in Texas at the beginning of December 2021, and which the 5th Circuit COA & SCOTUS allowed to take effect? SB4 makes it a FELONY for anyone to deliver abortion medications via delivery anywhere in Texas, meaning a pregnant person has to have the drugs administered in person (which sort of defeats the point). Plus, it is also a FELONY for a provider to administer the drugs after more than 7 weeks* (same conditions apply), even though such drugs are safe & effective through 10 weeks.*
Welcome to the hellscape of being a pregnant person in Texas.
Technically, SB8 prohibits abortions after “embryonic cardiac activity “ can be detected via a transvaginal ultrasound, which typically occurs 6-7 weeks into pregnancy (keeping in mind that the start date is calculated from the start of a woman’s last menstrual cycle, when she is most definitely NOT pregnant).
Of course, while Texas has required (for a number of years) any pregnant person to receive a transvaginal ultrasound before receiving an abortion, said ultrasound is not medically required before performing an abortion. Just one more way that Texas and other GQP states have of making the process more complicated and uncomfortable than it needs to be.
It’s fucking infuriating to be a woman sometimes.
People often vote against their own self interest. Rich white liberals, for example, and poor rednecks who think they might get rich someday.
Other states have jumped on that bandwagon. It’s almost like the FDA ruling that abortion meds can be delivered by mail reminded them to prohibit abortion drugs being delivered by mail.
The second thing.
Well, if they live in east Texas that's pretty much par for the course anyway, so they shouldn't be surprised.
And with that Ben Lujan has a stroke and even with VPKH it's 50-50. The Universe hates us.
Prior to 2000 there was a chance the news was positive. We were making some decent progress until the Republicans swept into the majority in 2000 and got to gerrymander the districts so much that they've had a super-majority since.
Nashville is home to a significant population of Kurdish immigrants and many Iraqis settled there.
This right here. It's all about "owning the libs". They're literally taking horse dewormer to own the libs.