I’m Finished Being Measured and Calm
Fuck, fuck, fuck, fuck, FUCK, FUCK, FUCK, fucking dipshit assholes who care nothing about women’s dignity and freedom. I have to get that out of my system first thing.
I wrote a nice, sensible, sourced post about some distressing trends in a rational and calm way. I’m done with the calm measured response because there is no reason to give any benefit of the doubt to states that are so fucking preoccupied with controlling women’s reproduction that they give an implicit okay to murder.
I talked about South Dakota previously, but now Nebraska and Iowa have decided to push similar measures that go a step further. (No really) These proposals do not limit the excuse to blood relatives (and similarly attached persons) of the fetus, but extend this to any third party. Which would theoretically have excused Mr. Roeder’s heinous crime in Wichita.
Claims that these laws are merely to protect the pregnant women are bullshit distraction tactics. Laws already exist to allow self defense to prevent bodily harm to yourself (which falls under the category of attacking women whether or not the intension is to terminate their pregnancies). In essence, if this were truly how the bills were written, it would merely make illegal things illegal again.
This is a favorite tactic when proposing laws intended to do much more than their stated scope (see the recent U.S. House’s actions aimed at “preventing tax dollars from funding abortion” which was handily taken care of long before my birth through the Hyde Amendment in 1976.) The whole point of these recent actions in state legislatures is to put such fear and uncertainty into physicians that they stop offering necessary and (theoretically) legal services to women altogether.
I hope these measures fail to become law, but that’s not the point. That individuals who are state officials and representatives dare to imply justifiable murder toward their brave, law abiding medical personnel, we have a fucking problem.