I stand firmly against any action by any individual, family, group, religion, court, legislature, state, country, or any other entity that creates an atmosphere of fear, humiliation, or isolation coercing the individual to self destruction.
The Anti-abortion movement creates an atmosphere of fear, humiliation, isolation and coercion along the lines of race and class. This shows no respect for the Constitution of the United States.
The rich have been able to access clinics both inside the US and off shore for the purpose of obtaining safe termination of pregnancy. Anti-abortion laws have always applied to the poor only.
Americans are protected from tyranny of Government, tyranny of the majority, and tyranny of a minority by the US Constitution. The US Constitution says what the US Supreme court interprets it to say. Roe v Wade attempted to balance the argument of when life begins and the practicality of the ability to legislate control of a woman’s body.
Mississippi governor Phil Bryant falsely brags that they are nearing the end of abortion in Mississippi. The constitutionally mandated access to health care by the poor is all but eliminated. Woman’s health clinics are still available if a woman can pay.
Any women with health insurance or other financial means can, in the state of Mississippi or any other state, can go to a private doctor and legally, privately, make the choice to terminate her pregnancy without government or heckler interference and harassment.
Even when abortion was illegal, women with money could, in the US, obtain an abortion in a hospital or clinic.
A women with the means to travel outside the US may obtain competent medical care to terminate a pregnancy regardless of US law.
Illegal Abortion was the number one cause of maternal fatality in the Post WWII era America. Since class and race are tied, the vast majority of fatalities from abortion are Black or Hispanic. Most White women find a way to afford safe medical care.
Fact: Prohibition did not stop abortion. Prohibition only oppresses and further disenfranchises the poor.