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luigirovatti's avatar

Roe v. Wade has officially been overturned. Do you have any personal experiences related to it?

Asked by luigirovatti (2609points) 1 month ago

If, for example, someone you know must travel out-of-state to terminate their pregnancy. And even that could be illegal. By the way, even if Congress manages to declare legal abortion nationwide, the Supreme Court could always intervene, and declare it lacks the power. Certainly, if a new Congress was formed, the SCOTUS might rethink it. It’s a tough situation, no doubt about it.

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Caravanfan's avatar

As a former abortion provider I have many personal experiences with it. This is a terrible day.

Next up will be making gay marriage and contraception illegal.

JLoon's avatar

I threw up in my mouth a little. Does that qualify?

gorillapaws's avatar

Two women that I have loved in my life (that I’m aware of) have been the victims of sexual assault. I’m not getting into details, but having access to safe and legal abortions is a basic human right.

SergeantQueen's avatar

@gorillapaws

I can say, as a victim myself, I’d rather kill myself than ever raise that fuckers baby. I would kill myself if I had no choice, full stop.

Contraception being banned will piss me the fuck off even more. You can’t have both assholes, either you give everyone free contraceptives or you don’t ban one of the only ways out

Brian1946's avatar

@SergeantQueen

“I can say, as a victim myself, I’d rather kill myself than ever raise that fuckers baby.”

Why not kill him, instead of you?

SergeantQueen's avatar

I suppose, but then that puts me in prison.

JLeslie's avatar

Yes. I’ve told this story before. A couple that I knew needed an abortion, because the fetus had basically no brain. She couldn’t get an abortion after 14 weeks in Memphis, so they had to drive to Little Rock. It was probably the clinic that my TV keeps talking about that now is closing.

The couple had tried for months to get pregnant, and it was horrible that the fetus had a severe abnormality, and worse that she had to travel far to terminate so she could try again to get pregnant as soon as possible.

This was ten years ago. They were Catholics. Her parents were extremely religious and supported doing the abortion. My guess is they would never tell anyone in their church though. I also assume they all vote for pro-life candidates. They don’t always put two and two together these types of people.

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