It’s near official. The rogue United States Supreme Court is likely to overturn Roe v. Wade. If Texas women and men who support women want to ensure that Texas women are not relegated back to coat hangers and back-alley abortions, they must vote in huge numbers in 2022. Most importantly, they must only support Progressives and non-neoliberal Democrats.
The following Houston Chronicle piece should be a catalyst to get Texans voting. As soon as the court overturns the ruling, Texas’ trigger laws that ban abortion immediately go into effect.
Texas ready with near-total abortion ban if Roe v. Wade tossed
Texas is set to impose a blanket ban on abortions under a so-called trigger law that takes effect if the U.S. Supreme Court strikes down Roe v. Wade — as the court is poised to do, according to a draft opinion published Monday evening by Politico.
The Texas law, passed by the Legislature and signed by Gov. Greg Abbott last spring, would prohibit abortions within 30 days of a court decision granting states authority to outlaw the procedure. The ban would apply to abortions beginning with conception, extending beyond the six-week threshold established by Texas’ more widely known abortion law, Senate Bill 8.
A woman’s control of her body is a moral issue and an economic issue. And we now have a Supreme Court that has enslaved women to an ideology that will have a material impact on their lives as we advance.
Our country is a failure in providing effective and valuable social services that make the lives of families easier. The party that claims to support family values and make abortion illegal hates social policies to make the lives of families better. Where are family leave, child care support, livable wage, and healthcare? They want you to bring a child into this world at all costs without any guarantee that forcing a woman to bring a child into this world would be met with good social services if needed.
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Patricia Kunkel says
The Progressive Left must become more forward in speaking the message of what the loss of Abortion Rights does.
The abortion issue is not about abortion. It is the loss of rights for women. It is the loss of a woman to have the right to choose what happens in her life. It is the introduction to lose the right to receive an education, lose the right to work outside of the home, to earn a pay check, to have a credit card in her own name.
We must realize who these people are that are making these laws — the Christian Right Evangalcan. These men and women are in concert of women being under the domain of a man with no ability to have a bank account or to sustain a quality of life on her own.