April — An Abortion Bill A Day Keeps Voters In Play


When you write daily about abortion laws and restrictions, a funny thing starts to happen.  It becomes so common place, you actually start to lose track of what really is happening.  Oh, don’t get me wrong, I can probably rattle off per state which ones are where in the process of passing each restriction, from “no taxpayer funding of abortions” to “fetal pain” to the ones that are actually trying to ban the whole thing.  I can give you a list of which states have constitutional challenges and which states are about to sue.

But it takes a headline like this to put it all back in perspective for me:

33 Anti-Abortion Laws Enacted in April

Almost three dozen laws.  Over a ban a day.  Almost two a day if you take off weekends.  And, as Mother Jones notes, a majority of those were in 8 states in the Midwest.  Kansas alone passed four.

That’s one bill a week for the whole month.

When you write about these bills one by one, they seem like a lot.  But when you see them all finally lined up, it’s more clear how massive the onslaught against women’s reproductive health truly is.

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  • wensab96

    Well, THANK GOODNESS (I won’t say GOD here because Lord knows I’ll get clobbered with remarks by using that term!) for Anti-Abortion laws being passed!

    You can spin the “onslaught against women’s reproductive health” over-played record as much as you like, but at the end of the day, it all boils down to this: ABORTION is MORALLY, NATURALLY, SPIRITUALLY & INNATELY wrong & reprehensible!

    The act of aborting one’s own child is the closest a woman can ever come to self-mutilization as humanly possible. In fact, women are committing spiritual suicide every time an abortion happens. Think of this: A pregnant woman/teen/child (no matter their age) who is somehow “unwillingly pregnant” – no matter WHAT circumstances her unborn child was conceived under – is STILL that child’s MOTHER. That fact is UNDENIABLE. The thought of then hiring a “hitman/woman” (aka; Abortionist), to kill their child and tear it from their womb should physically sicken even the constitutionally strongest person who truly KNOWS about what abortion REALLY is and what it REALLY does to an innocent, FULLY-FORMED human being – not to mention the horrific and life-threatening and many times FATAL outcomes for the aborting mother! Yes, FULLY-FORMED, even at very early stages in pregnancy, all necessary systems and structures are in place and functioning. The only thing an unborn child needs is time to mature and physically grow just enough to sustain it’s own life without the aid of its mother’s body.

    Pro-Aborts (yes, I write “Pro-Aborts” because if you are for it, you are for it, PERIOD), will now argue that very point: “I have the right to do with “my body” as I wish. And they would be absolutely right! HOWEVER, their body and the bodies of their unborn children are two very SEPERATE & DISTINCT human beings. Yes, the unborn child temporarily resides INSIDE the mother, but her body is NOT her child’s body and vice-versa. They don’t even share the same blood!! That being a FACT – women can’t knowledgably use the “my body, my choice” argument.

    Now what? Most abortions are in fact a matter of “convenience” (or should I say, these children are an “inconvenience”) to their mothers and therefore are killed in order for the mothers to “go on with their lives as planned”.

    How dare ANYONE decide who should live and who should die?? I know I for one certainly wouldn’t want anyone deciding whether or not I should live if for any reason I may be a “burden” or “inconvenience” to them somehow…

    It’s truly frightening how the heinous act of killing unborn children has become so acceptable by so many people. And the abortionists who perform these killings all day, every day, week after week, year after year HAVE to be COMPLETELY & TOTALLY morally and spiritually DEAD inside!!

    Wake up women! It’s time that being “PRO-WOMAN” means embracing our gift of bringing forth life and viewing ourselves as POWERFUL, STRONG and AMAZING! It’s high time we stop allowing irresponsible fathers to lead us to believe that killing our children is “best” – they are being relieved from their inherent responsility with our blessing(!!) and we are being led to slaughter!!!! Are we FOOLS?!?!?!?

    Planned Parenthood and any other abortion providers are simply capitalizing on the fact that women have been brainwashed into believing that they are exercising their “rights” (to kill their babies!) and making a bloody TON (pun intended!) of $$$$$$$$$$ on this LIE that woman have bought into for so many years!!

    NEWSFLASH – The tide is changing, people! Science ALONE (nevermind the whole God “issue”, because “pro-aborts” are clearly not believers in their Maker!), is putting clearer and clearer windows on the womb and fetal development and people are growing more and more aware that abortion is an INTOLERABLE HOLOCAUST that needs to be stopped!!

    No, this world is not a “perfect place” and times are tough for MOST of us, but NO CIRCUMSTANCE warrants the murder of another human being, no matter WHAT stage of development or ability they are in!!

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  • prochoiceferret

    ABORTION is MORALLY, NATURALLY, SPIRITUALLY & INNATELY wrong & reprehensible!

     

    Yes, we figured you’d feel that way about women having bodily autonomy. The horror, that they think they are human beings and not baby vending machines! (“Please insert 1 penis.”)

     

    The act of aborting one’s own child is the closest a woman can ever come to self-mutilization as humanly possible. In fact, women are committing spiritual suicide every time an abortion happens.

     

    I feel the same way whenever someone watches an episode of Jersey Shore. But if they want to make their soul jump off a spiritual Golden Gate Bridge, that’s their prerogative. That is what it means to live in a free country.

     

    to kill their child and tear it from their womb should physically sicken even the constitutionally strongest person who truly KNOWS about what abortion REALLY is and what it REALLY does to an innocent, FULLY-FORMED human being

     

    If you think a fetus is an “innocent, FULLY-FORMED human being,” then you may want to learn about “what abortion REALLY is and what it REALLY does” from someone who actually knows what they’re talking about.

     

    not to mention the horrific and life-threatening and many times FATAL outcomes for the aborting mother!

     

    I think you meant to say “birthing mother,” because giving birth is a lot more risky and dangerous than an early-term abortion.

     

    Yes, FULLY-FORMED, even at very early stages in pregnancy, all necessary systems and structures are in place and functioning. The only thing an unborn child needs is time to mature and physically grow just enough to sustain it’s own life without the aid of its mother’s body.

     

    Great! So if the fetus is “FULLY-FORMED,” has all the necessary systems and structures in place and functioning, and only needs time to mature and grow, then why does it need to stay inside the woman’s body at all?

     

    Pro-Aborts (yes, I write “Pro-Aborts” because if you are for it, you are for it, PERIOD)

     

    Sorry, but we don’t support forcing women to have abortions against their will, because that’s anti-choice. Perhaps you were thinking of the Chinese government?

     

    “I have the right to do with “my body” as I wish. And they would be absolutely right! HOWEVER, their body and the bodies of their unborn children are two very SEPERATE & DISTINCT human beings.

     

    Great! So there won’t be a problem at all “separating” the woman and the fetus (two very SEPERATE & DISTINCT human beings, after all) a little more. After all, it’s just a small increase in distance, right?

     

    Yes, the unborn child temporarily resides INSIDE the mother, but her body is NOT her child’s body and vice-versa. They don’t even share the same blood!! That being a FACT – women can’t knowledgably use the “my body, my choice” argument.

     

    They can, however, use the “my body, my choice” argument to remove a foreign organism (that doesn’t even share the same blood!) from inside their bodies.

     

    Now what? Most abortions are in fact a matter of “convenience” (or should I say, these children are an “inconvenience”) to their mothers and therefore are killed in order for the mothers to “go on with their lives as planned”.

     

    Horrors! Women controlling the course of their own lives! Of course we can’t have that.

     

    How dare ANYONE decide who should live and who should die?? I know I for one certainly wouldn’t want anyone deciding whether or not I should live if for any reason I may be a “burden” or “inconvenience” to them somehow…

     

    Have you met any health-insurance adjusters lately?

     

    It’s truly frightening how the heinous act of killing unborn children has become so acceptable by so many people. And the abortionists who perform these killings all day, every day, week after week, year after year HAVE to be COMPLETELY & TOTALLY morally and spiritually DEAD inside!!

     

    Except they weren’t. George Tiller, when he was still alive, was a very warm and caring person to all his patients. Just ask any of them.

     

    Wake up women! It’s time that being “PRO-WOMAN” means embracing our gift of bringing forth life and viewing ourselves as POWERFUL, STRONG and AMAZING!

     

    I think women would rather be “POWERFUL, STRONG and AMAZING” rather than just pretend they are, and not have any control over what happens inside their bodies. The latter doesn’t sound particularly “PRO-WOMAN” to me.

     

    Are we FOOLS?!?!?!?

     

    Only if we swallow your anti-choice BS. Ptooey!

     

    Planned Parenthood and any other abortion providers are simply capitalizing on the fact that women have been brainwashed into believing that they are exercising their “rights” (to kill their babies!) and making a bloody TON (pun intended!) of $$$$$$$$$$ on this LIE that woman have bought into for so many years!!

     

    I don’t think it’s the women who exercise autonomy over their own bodies who are brainwashed.

     

    NEWSFLASH – The tide is changing, people! Science ALONE (nevermind the whole God “issue”, because “pro-aborts” are clearly not believers in their Maker!), is putting clearer and clearer windows on the womb and fetal development and people are growing more and more aware that abortion is an INTOLERABLE HOLOCAUST that needs to be stopped!!

     

    No, it’s just people feeling more and more openly misogynist lately.

     

    No, this world is not a “perfect place” and times are tough for MOST of us, but NO CIRCUMSTANCE warrants the murder of another human being, no matter WHAT stage of development or ability they are in!!

     

    Good thing, then, that abortion has nothing to do with murder.