This piece is so good.
Ziegler says that all that has changed is that conservative justices have the majority. Nothing about the country has changed. There's no reason whatsoever for the six Republican justices to take away rights that a previous court said belonged to us. (I'd amend that with, there's now a majority of justices appointed by presidents who lost the popular vote. Justices appointed by presidents that a majority of Americans didn't pick, foisting upon us a decision that a majority of us disagree with.
If they can take away the right to an abortion, they can take away any rights they want, and they are coming for other rights that we exercise now.
I just heard a German feminist's analysis of the overturning of Roe v. Wade. It was clear to me that the social upheavals in America were also having an impact on Europe. Yet I was shocked at the confirmation of my fears. I am a social worker. I know the danger that overburdened parents pose to children and how traumatizing bad conditions can be for them.
These damn pro-life fanatics and their churches have no idea what suffering they cause with their delusion.
It is important to remember that safe options are still out there no matter where you live, including ways to get abortion inducing medication and how to safely self manage an abortion at home, abortion funds to help you travel to a clinic out of state if needed, resources to make sure you find legitimate clinics, and hotlines if you are concerned about something while self managing an abortion or making sure you stay under the legal radar when planning or having an abortion.
Here are some good resources for anyone in need of an abortion, regardless of where you live in the U.S.
A website that gives you reliable sources for where to find abortion medication regardless of where you live: https://www.plancpills.org
An international aid group that delivers abortion medication through the mail to people in the U.S. They will even send them to you if you are not pregnant, so that you can already have them on hand if you ever need them: https://aidaccess.org
A website that has a lot of information about abortion, the different procedures, and how to get one. It especially has a lot of useful information about medication abortion: https://safe2choose.org/safe-abortion/abortion-pills/
A list of abortion funds by state. Abortion funds can help cover the costs of an abortion and transportation and lodging needed for the procedure: https://abortionfunds.org
A hotline that can help you find help funding an abortion: https://prochoice.org/patients/naf-hotline/
A website that helps you find legitimate abortion clinics in the US: https://www.abortionfinder.org
Another website that helps you find legitimate abortion clinics in the US: https://prochoice.org/patients/find-a-provider/
A website that can help you find an abortion provider and can link you to resources in your area and answer questions you might have: https://www.ineedana.com
A link to the list of Planned Parenthood clinics that provide abortions and also information on what happens during in clinic and medication abortions: https://www.plannedparenthood.org/learn/abortion
A hotline that is run by a group of medical providers; they can help answer any questions you might have when self managing an abortion: https://www.mahotline.org
A hotline that offers peer-based, trauma-informed emotional support to anyone having an abortion at home with pills: https://reprocare.com
A site that can help make sure you don’t end up at a anti-choice Crisis Pregnancy Center meant to talk you out of an abortion or report you for desiring an abortion: https://reproaction.org/fakeclinicdatabase/
A document with current best abortion practices from the World Health Organization including the typical protocol for abortion using the medications misoprostol and mifepristone or misoprostol alone up to 12 weeks and a protocol for medication abortion from 12 to 24 weeks. This is for medical professionals but does have a lot of helpful information: https://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/handle/10665/97415/9789241548717_eng.pdf
A group of pilots who fly patients out of state for abortion and transgender healthcare services: https://elevatedaccess.org
A site that can help you stay under the legal radar and guard your digital privacy when considering abortion or procuring/self-managing an abortion: https://digitaldefensefund.org/ddf-guides/abortion-privacy
A site that offers legal help for anyone aborting or experiencing pregnancy complications: https://www.reprolegalhelpline.org
Another site that offers legal help for anyone aborting or experiencing pregnancy complications: https://reprolegaldefensefund.org
Another site that offers legal help for anyone experiencing a negative pregnancy outcome (miscarriage, stillbirth, or pregnancy or birth complication) https://www.nationaladvocatesforpregnantwomen.org
Let’s spread awareness and resources and support those resources during this dark time for America. Many need our help.
Jane Elliot on Banning Abortion and Racism - A MUST WATCH! 👀 https://youtu.be/WD0kIFp_zzI via @YouTube
Republicans stole two Supreme Court seats for Trump and another two were appointed by a president (Bush) who only took power because that Supreme Court stole an election for him. And together they're taking what's left of our democracy.
Conservatives on the Supreme Court don't just oppose abortion and want guns everywhere. They oppose democracy, because in a functioning democracy there wouldn't be a conservative Supreme Court majority right now.
If you aren't terrified by how the Supreme Court is now controlled by a bunch of Mitch McConnell installed, Christo-fascist right wing authoritarians as democracy hangs in the balance, you haven't been paying attention to the GOP's hard turn in recent years.
I don't much care how or why people voted or didn't in the past. That doesn't really matter now.
What matters now is how and where we show up today, tomorrow, and every day after that.
The Supreme Court’s new gun ruling means virtually no gun regulation is safe-
Justice Thomas: "[W]e should reconsider all of this Court’s substantive due process precedents, including Griswold, Lawrence, and Obergefell...SCOTUS has "a duty to 'correct the error' established" in landmark cases on the rights to contraception, same-sex relationships and same-sex marriage."
Just for people who think they'll stop with abortion or any other right that isn't enshrined in hyper-conservative, hate-filled Christianity.
They won't stop with gutting anyone's rights, even their own voters.
Get yourself involved.
The Supreme Court is no longer legitimate. They're historically low in polls.
People are talking about simply disregarding their decisions.
All Democrats for office in November need to make this a central point of their campaign so people know what’s at stake. It’s not just an abstract threat - Thomas is putting it out there in plain sight.
It needs a check. It needs a revamp. They're an unelected body with far too much power.
What else are they lying about?
What the Trump-appointed Supreme Court justices previously said about Roe's precedent-
Comments made by the recent conservative additions to the Supreme Court on abortion rights are under fresh scrutiny.
I'm sad today for the people this will hurt but more than that, outraged.
I'm outraged by the Supreme Court's decision. I’ll never back down from this fight. Women must be able to make their own health care decisions, not politicians. I will make it my MISSION to VOTE every last REPUBLICAN out of office!!
And we wonder why they just beefed up security for justices. Otherwise people could march outside their houses with signs make chalk drawings on the sidewalks outside their houses.
Guns & abortion rulings are clearly aimed at destroying Blue America. THE most political Supreme Court in history and a destructive force for our country.
This world has dodged catastrophe for now. We must remain vigilant and active to save it completely. #AvengersAssemble Black not African.
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