At least four states have passed laws in 2019 to protect abortion rights in the event that the landmark Supreme Court ruling Roe v. Wade is overturned. This comes amid a wave of state restrictions on abortion, the aim of which is to work their way through the courts and eventually challenge Roe.
In the photo above, abortion-rights supporters gathered outside of a fundraising event for the Rhode Island Senate Democrats political action committee in May, 2019. The protesters aimed to pressure legislative leaders to support this bill.
Some states, like California and Washington, already had similar laws in place before 2019 to protect abortion rights.
The latest bill signed in Rhode Island, called the Reproductive Privacy Act, says the state (or any political subdivision) cannot restrict an individual from getting an abortion.
The act does not require state insurance to cover #abortion services.
•Someone said to me, “you should really be careful what you talk about because you’re a pastor.”
•Someone else told my Church leadership team that I shouldn’t be as vocal about hot topics since I’m an influencer.
• Someone also wrote (and I deleted) a very nasty comment on one of my posts about my stance on abortion.
But then, this someone. This someONE will live. They will have the opportunity to grow, and thrive and change the world in their own unique way. I will gladly piss off (🤐sorry) 1,000, if it means that 1 gets to live. If it means that someone somewhere is being educated, informed and loved on.
May we trust God over ourselves; May we rise up & fight for life and May we love like never before.
THIS SUNDAY I’m going to TALK about abortion from the Church pulpit! You know why?! Because if we do not, the world will! I’m also going to interview someone who has walked through an abortion & who carries freedom & releases people out of bondage from shame! It’s going to be powerful. Come. Bring your teenagers & your grandmothers and all the men you know.
...and by the way. The more resistance, the more energy I have around it. ❤️🤘🏿
🚨 Au Maroc, 500 à 800 interruptions de grossesses sont pratiquées illégalement tous les jours selon l'Association Marocaine Contre l'Avortement (Amlac).
👉 Dans un pays où l'avortement est puni par la loi d'une peine de prison, les femmes continuent de mourir des suites de ces IVG illégales. D'autant plus depuis que l'Artotec - médicament abortif - a été interdit à la vente, en 2018. "Beaucoup de femmes témoignent avoir été victimes de médecins qui tiennent des propos misogynes, qui ne délivrent pas les bons médicaments ou à des prix exorbitants. C'est un business qui s'épanouit sur la détresse des femmes" rapporte la militante Ibtissam Lachgar dans une interview pour @lemondefr. 🙅
👉 La situation est urgente. Mon corps, mon choix : MAINTENANT 🗣
📷 : @Vudakush // Sources : Via @lemondefr
CW- rape, sexual assault, domestic abuse & violence, self-harm, suicide
Abusers often use pregnancy & children as a means of trapping people in relationships with them. If you're not the pregnant person or their doctor, you don't get a say in what happens. Sure, you can have an opinion. But that doesn't guarantee your opinion a platform. "Pro-life" men - keep it zipped. Ejaculating inside of someone doesn't merit you rights to their body. You're incredibly entitled to think it does. Instead of slut-shaming women, go after your fellow fuckboy dudes. My orgasms will never be able to cause pregnancy. The same can't be said for you, so keep your semen under control and shut the fuck up. *image description- a series of tweets by @ meowmeowmeow07 reading "when I was 17 years old, I had a boyfriend. The second time we ever had sex, he poked holes in the condom behind his back. This resulted in my pregnancy. I was 17 years old. I was terrified. After a store-bought pregnancy test showed I was positive I went to my boyfriends. He screamed with glee and told me that he had intentionally gotten me pregnant so he could 'lock me in' because he wanted to spend the rest of his life with me. I was confused and scared. I was 17 years old. My friend urged me to go to a women's clinic to make sure. Little did we know that this women's clinic was owned by Christians who proceeded to tell me that if I killed my baby, I would be murderer, and murderers go to hell. I was 17 years old. My friend took my hand and dragged me out of that clinic. In order for me to get the procedure as a 17 year old without parental consent, I had to go in front of a judge who would grant me my rights to abortion as long as I wasn't using it as birth control. I was granted my rights. I took the day off school and my friend drove me to the abortion clinic. The procedure took all of 5 minutes. There was no baby to remove and dismantle. There wasn't even a fetus. It was an embryo that took 5 minutes and no bloodshed to remove. I went home and through confusion, a lot of tears and pure support from my friend, I tried to continue on with my 17 year old life."* cont.