Sam Alito: At Your Cervix, Ladies

(AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

According to FiveThirtyEight, the Dobbs decision to take away rights from women has resulted in at least 10,000 FEWER legal abortions:

But nationwide, the movement of abortions from states with bans and restrictions to those with fewer restrictions on access wasn’t enough to make up the shortfall. Between April and August, the number of abortions declined by 6 percent, and it’s likely that the decline in abortions represents thousands of women who sought abortions illegally or didn’t get one at all. If these trends persist, there could be at least 60,000 fewer abortions in the next year as a result of the Dobbs decision.

The alert reader probably noticed that I italicized the word legal in the intro, because I am sure that some women sought unsafe abortions in probably dangerous and most likely now-illegal ways.

The #WeCount data suggests that thousands of Americans traveled long distances to obtain abortions in July and August. In just those 15 states where abortion was either banned or became illegal after six weeks in the wake of Dobbs, there was a reduction of approximately 21,000 abortions relative to April and May. In some states with total bans, like Alabama and Mississippi, the number of abortions fell to zero in July; in others, the numbers were drastically reduced but clinics were able to serve reduced numbers of patients due to court orders or slightly less stringent restrictions. Clustered together across the South and Upper Midwest, these states formed blocs where obtaining an abortion required leaving the region, rather than crossing a single border.

That’s 10,000 real-life people, not theoretical people, who against their will have been forced to take dramatic action that just months earlier was unthinkable. This is an outrage.

It’s not an exaggeration to say that notorious Witch Burner Sam Alito has reshaped America, but it is also not an exaggeration to say that he has made life for American women much, much worse. If he had any sense of shame, he would resign and seek penance.

I cannot emphasize this enough: everyone needs to stand in solidarity with women. If we vote in big numbers, and if we get two at least 52 Democratic Senators, we can fix this travesty and restore women’s rights from the Opus Dei, er, illegitimate Supreme Court.

 

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7 Responses to Sam Alito: At Your Cervix, Ladies

  1. w3ski4me says:

    21,000 kids growing up with the idea that they should have been aborted. 21,000 women raising kids they didn’t really want and or couldn’t/can’t afford. With Republicans, the cruelty is the point.
    I was adopted 4 months after birth. I grew up with 2 kindly adopted parents but there was always this thing in my mind that my own mother didn’t want me around. I understand it more now as an adult, but that was a heavy load to carry as a teen, and again after my divorce. There were too many times I wished I had been aborted, so I would certainly not wish that kind of loneliness on any other child. So now the Rethugs have created another 21,000 soon to be damaged kids to a mean world.
    I really do hate the rethugs, on many levels.
    w3ski

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    • ali redford says:

      Well-spoken.

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      • w3ski4me says:

        I’ve been trying to put that into words for my almost 69 years. I may get it right someday. Trying for not too much hostility, but it’s still there.
        w3ski

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      • ali redford says:

        Well, it’s good you’re here now. Myself, I got no hostility, just a plain-spoken explanation of how this law affects people who were brought into situations that medical privacy used to help prevent. No one asks to be born, and I mean no hostility with that.

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    • tengrain says:

      w3ski4me –

      I had no idea of your back story, and I’m seriously humbled/flattered that you shared it with us. It’s not a perspective I’ve much considered before, though I’ve always found the position of the Coney-Barrettses (“have the baby, drop it off at the fire station, what’s the big deal?”) to be flip and dismissive, but I’ve not thought about what that must feel like for the child.

      Thank you, you’ve opened my eyes.

      Rgds,

      TG

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    • Jimmy T says:

      It’s a heavy load to carry, but there is hope. My dad was a navy pilot who got stationed in Japan where my family adopted two Japanese/Americans. Yeah both Japanese mothers willingly gave up their children, not because they didn’t love them but because at the time there was no pathway to becoming a full citizen under Japanese law. So the reasonable choice was to adopt them out, and let them grow up in America where citizenship wasn’t an issue. And yeah both my adopted brother and sister felt some serious resentment towards their birth mothers. I haven’t spoken to my sister in many years, she just disappeared, but my brother teaches college in the Great State of Washington and seems to be doing well. Good luck to you w3ski…

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  2. pagan in repose says:

    Ok, it is time to re-remember this: “If men could suddenly become pregnant, there would be abortion clinics on every street corner, in every state in the country by the end of business on the day it happened.”

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