The modern GOP is now poised to empower and reward a rapist and his family if it means they can take control of a woman’s body, end abortion rights and implement minority rule for women. white Christian men.
You might think that’s an odd and exaggerated statement, but then again you probably haven’t read Idaho’s SB 1309 bill, which will be signed by Republican Governor Brad Little. It will go into effect 30 days after signing, and there are many copycat bills underway, such as the one in Oklahoma.
This latest bill from hell is modeled on Texas SB8’s “heartbeat bill,” which makes it illegal to have an abortion after six weeks – even if most women don’t even realize they’re pregnant. Pregnant. That is exactly the problem. The Supreme Court, which has an extreme majority has been deliberately examined and singled out by Republican activists to overturn Roe v. Waderefused to intervene in the Texas case, thus signaling the end of abortion rights and triggering imitation bills throughout the red states.
Idaho decided to take the baton from Texas and conduct the GOP death march. It sweetened the pot, allowing vigilantes to sue abortion providers and win a lucrative $20,000 bonus plus legal fees—double the Lone Star State reward, proving that things aren’t always bigger in Texas. The Idaho Republican Party is also allowing the father and relatives of the “infant child” to veto an abortion, allowing a father to force his adult daughter into an unwanted pregnancy.
Dahlia Lithwick and Mark Joseph Stern of Slate brilliantly broke the bill and the profound ways in which it further victimized. In order to get a legal abortion, a rape victim must file a police report, something many women avoid for fear of reprisal by their abuser, potential embarrassment, and possible legal system failure. don’t believe them. . If a woman terminates the pregnancy without alerting the police, the rapist’s family, including up to 10 relatives, can still sue and claim a $20,000 reward for each relative. That’s $200,000 that a rape victim would have to pay to her rapist’s family. This is “professional life.”
For modern GOP, it is necessary to be soft on rape, but tough on women’s rights. According to Lithwick and Stern, “Idaho is not only null and void [Planned Parenthood v. Casey’s] protections for victims of abuse, even before the Supreme Court declares Casey died. It also empowers the families of those denied a veto in Casey cash award for the exercise of that veto. ”
I asked Emily Halverson, press officer for state media campaigns for Planned Parenthood of America, if it’s fair to conclude that this GOP measure protects rapists and their advocates. he’s more than protecting vulnerable women or not.
“I would not say that this law protects anyonebut it certainly does not provide any protects pregnant women seeking abortion, and will especially threaten rape survivors and those experiencing domestic or intimate partner violence,” she replied. In addition to allowing the rapist’s family members to sue on behalf of the rapist, Halverson said that Idaho’s SB 1309 would “allow an abuser to sue a service provider as long as the pregnancy is not a result of a rape”.
But don’t worry. It got worse.
Moving from Idaho to Missouri, we have HB 2810 introduced by Republican State Representative Brian Seitz, which would make abortion after 10 weeks of pregnancy a felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison. year to life.
One would argue that Republicans giving women 10 weeks instead of six weeks to end a pregnancy is a form of compassion and enlightenment, but not in this case, not even in the case of an ectopic pregnancy. also not allowed. These pregnancies, which are not viable, are the leading cause of death for women in the first trimester because the fertilized egg implants outside the uterus and often leads to bleeding if not treated. abortion. But Republicans will never let science and women’s health get in the way of their passionate and receding crusade. If this measure passes, the only choice a woman will have is: prison or death.
Rep. Seitz, without sarcasm or self-awareness, said, “This bill is about saving lives.” Whose life did he give up, but we all know women aren’t one to have many options. Unfortunately, he is not an exception.
In 2019, Ohio Representative John Becker, a Republican (surprise!), proposed a bill that “would prohibit insurance companies from covering abortion services but providing a exceptions for doctors to ‘re-implant’ an ectopic pregnancy into a woman’s uterus.” Congressman Becker later admitted that he had not researched whether such a procedure was possible (it was). no), but why should reality and the laws of nature get in the way of women?He was advised by Barry Sheets, a lobbyist for Ohio’s Right to Live Action Coalition. Science, facts, data, and studies are not a strong fit for anti-abortion advocates, and they certainly don’t seem important to Republican lawmakers anymore. .
With the upcoming midterms expected to be a road map for the Republican Party, it looks like any attempt to save Roe v. Wade bleak and the GOP’s latest assault against women’s rights will only accelerate — even though abortion rights are supported by a majority of Americans.
“Advocates need to have their say,” Halverson told me. “Community abortion funds, health care workers, and field organizers are leading this fight in states across the country — as they have for years. Abortion rights advocates need to support those organizations and donate to them to help patients get care outside the state.”
In fact, Missouri Republicans are now considering it illegal to “aid or abet” abortions out of state. It seems Republicans find remarkable ways to be creative and effective when it comes to creating new ways to control women’s bodies, even if they can’t come up with any resolution to their grievances. income equality, COVID relief, health care, climate change and child poverty. The modern GOP is pro-fossil fuels but opposed to renewables, pro-free speech but anti-racist Theory, and staunchly pro-family but staunchly anti-women.
But, don’t worry, they’re still supportive – as long as the baby is still in the womb – and to demonstrate their fervent commitment to their extremist base, they’re even supporting the rapists. erotic.
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