Woman Jailed, Ostracized After Resorting to Self-Administered Abortion: What Is This, Puritan America?

In the United States, abortion is technically a legal right, but as these cases show, it’s not functionally a right. . .

Abortion’s long descent from being a true right to being only a technical right began in 1976, when Congress passed the Hyde Amendment, which bars federal funds from being used to pay for abortion. Once you needed to be able to get the cash together to pay for an abortion, it stopped really being a right and instead became a commodity, out of reach of those who often need it the most. . .

In reality, women’s lack of access to affordable, safe abortion hurts all of us . . . In the short term, that means higher costs for Medicaid and other social welfare programs. But there’s also long-term costs to all of us. Having children they don’t feel ready to have often limits women’s employment and educational opportunities, depriving society of their talents and labor. If women can’t have children until they’re ready, they’re often limited in their abilities to educate and care for those children as well as they’d like to, which increases the burden for everyone.

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4 thoughts on “Woman Jailed, Ostracized After Resorting to Self-Administered Abortion: What Is This, Puritan America?

    • 😆 I’ve read essentially the same argument from the slaveholders in the pre-Civil War era. It’s the same attitude, the same beliefs, and has the same cure.

  1. That graphic you have of a fist surrounded by a circle looks to me like a hand reaching into the womb and grabbing something in anger. It is wrong, wrong, wrong to go into the womb of kill an innocent child in the process of being formed by God. It is wrong. Connie

    Daughters of Eve

    Oh, daughters of Eve,
    like mother, deceived.
    Deceived by the Serpent’s lies.

    To display your “rights”,
    your feminine will,
    does the child in your womb
    have to die?

    Does the child in your womb
    have to die?
    Never to look into her
    mother’s eyes?

    Even her funeral,
    you will deny.
    Does the child in your womb
    have to die?

    Constance V. Walden

    The left pretends to be loving and tolerant, while at the same time, the most innocent of beings they seek to destroy.
    http://7thandvine.wordpress.com/

    • There’s no point in talking to abortionists, Ms. Walden. We’re not going to convert them and we’re not going to solve for them with mere words.

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