forced pregnancy is a crime against humanity
On June 24, 2022, The Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, ending the constitutional right to abortions. 64 million American women of childbearing age now have less power to decide what happens in their own bodies than they did the day before.
Abortion rights will now be determined by states unless Congress acts. Already, nearly half of the states have or will pass laws that ban abortion while others have enacted strict measures regulating the procedure.
26 states have laws indicating that they intend to ban abortions
9 states have pre-Roe bans that can be enforced with the ruling overturned
13 states have "trigger bans" in place, meaning that abortion will almost immediately be banned with Roe no longer in effect.
America has now entered a new era of struggle over abortion laws - an era that will be marked by chaos, confusion and human suffering.
About half the states in the US are expected to enact laws that restrict / make abortion illegal in all or most cases.
Many women may be forced by law to carry pregnancies to term, even, in some cases, those caused by rape or incest.
Some will likely die, esp. those with pregnancy complications that must be treated with abortion or those who resort to unsafe means of abortion because they can’t afford to travel to legal states.
Those who can travel to other states could face criminal prosecution.
They can go even further. They can try to outlaw contraception, in-vitro fertilization, family planning, same-sex marriages & relationships.
Some could go to prison, as could the doctors who care for them.
Miscarriages could be investigated as murders
Without full control over their bodies, women will lose their ability to function as equal members of American society.
1 in 10 women who get abortions are teenagers. This overturn is going to force teen parenthood thus impacting their mental health + education.
Abortion Bans do NOT stop Abortions, only SAFE ones