One of the comments I remember in the Reagan Years was the cynical hope that Roe would never be overturned, because it would be the end of Republican fund raising. It was always about fleecing the rubes, previously.
And so here we are. The Justice from Gilead will outlaw abortion and it will come to pass that the mistresses, wives, and daughters of the rich and powerful will still have access to abortion, and everyone else, well… tough.
I know, I know, this is always supposed to be about powerful men controlling what women do with their bodies, but these powerful men are also the ones who tell their mistresses to get the abortion. It’s never made sense to me why it would be in their own interests to outlaw abortion. And these men rarely do anything that is not in their own interest.
But the evangelicals have blamed Eve for the fall of mankind from the Garden of Eden, and so women must be punished.
The Debutants of the Magnolia Ball, the perky sorority sisters of Ole Miss after entertaining the football team, and the CEO’s secret eff-bunnies will still be able to have their weekend shopping trips to Atlanta, but what is not so clear to me is what is in this for Possum Hollar? What’s going to happen to Ellie Mae when she has to drive 3 states away, or her kid sister who cannot get the permission slip signed? What’s their future
Driving abortion underground is not ending it, it’s making criminals of people who need services. This solves nothing, but it makes life miserable and dangerous for the people who are already miserable and in danger.