You Will Have Your Rapists’ Baby

Building A Better Theocracy

I think we all know that once you give a theocrat an inch, they take a cubit. Axios(!) morning email thingie takes a look at what’s next from the he-man woman-haters. Click the link and look at the graphic, it is stunning; also I’m a bad blogger, here’s the item in full:

As the Supreme Court signals a potential end to Roe v. Wade, abortion rights activists are heralding abortion pills as a potential option in places where clinics may have to close.

  • But several red states are already cracking down on the pills, Axios’ Oriana Gonzalez, Ashley Gold and Jacque Schrag report.

Zoom out: Almost half of U.S. states have banned or tightly restricted abortion pills — two medicines named Mifepristone and Misoprostol — and more could soon follow.

  • Prior to the pandemic, the FDA said patients seeking abortion pills had to get the drug from hospitals or medical facilities in person.
  • In April, the Biden administration lifted that requirement, opening up access through telemedicine. The FDA is expected to decide next week whether that option will remain in place.

Zoom in: A new Texas law went into effect last week that completely bans the use of abortion pills after seven weeks of pregnancy.

  • Indiana bans the pills after 10 weeks.

What’s next: Some activists have been pointing to newer options that skirt certain telemedicine restrictions and operate in a legal gray area.

  • An online provider, Aid Access, founded by a Dutch physician in 2018, will mail abortion pills internationally.

The other side: “Pro-life groups are encouraging states to … install safeguards for women that will ensure they are aware of the risks when undergoing a chemical abortion,” said Prudence Robinson, of Susan B. Anthony List, an anti-abortion advocacy group.

  • South Dakota is the only state that prohibited the mailing of abortion pills via executive order instead of legislation. Gov. Kristi Noem (R) directed the state’s health department to set up a rule banning telemedicine for the pills.
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6 Responses to You Will Have Your Rapists’ Baby

  1. Oh c’mon…is it really rape if all you did was impregnate a vessel?

    Next up Plan B is declared illegal. They clearly have Griswold in their sights.

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  2. purplehead says:

    Yep, the Confederacy never went away. That particular distribution of states shows up time and time again on any kind of map regarding regressive, fascist, racist, misogynist, religio-faux christist, gundamentalist policies/tendencies.

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  3. Infidel753 says:

    It’s going to be rather difficult enforcing a ban on receiving a product in the mail which is legal in much of the country. What are they going to do, open and check every parcel that arrives from out of state? Does a state government even have the manpower to do that? Is the mail, UPS, etc even set up in such a way as to make that practical?

    There’s also the issue of women traveling to another state for an abortion. When abortion was banned in Ireland, women routinely used to travel to the UK for it, even though that meant crossing an international border and not a mere state line. They can make it inconvenient in various ways, but desperate people will still do it.

    There is always a problem with laws which are excessively intrusive, that they become so onerous to enforce that it’s practically impossible. Alcohol prohibition could never be strictly enforced in practice. Even in totalitarian states like the USSR a lot of laws were routinely flouted and people mostly got away with it. What they end up doing is eroding respect for the concept of law in general.

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    • tengrain says:

      The enforcement is absolutely the weakest link.

      Aside from having some kind of blocking mechanism so no one can find a provider (and good luck getting that past a First Amendment challenge), it seems likely this will just be more ratting out family, friends and neighbors for a cool $10K bounty.

      But it shows us that the theocrats intention is absolutely going to be after any form of birth control and ultimately it will be about Privacy. It’s the whole ball of wax.

      Rgds,

      TG

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  4. Sirius Lunacy says:

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