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07 June 2011 @ 02:04 am
Back Alley Abortions Return--Along With Criminal Penalties  
This is such a scary and barbaric trend. We've known for years that access to abortion was getting harder and harder for low income women but to imprison them when they respond with such desperate attempts to exercise their freedom of choice is just heinous.
 
 
 
litlebananalitlebanana on June 7th, 2011 10:05 am (UTC)
It really is horrible. Maybe if the money that was used to prosecute these women all the way to the supreme court were directed to financially help destitute single mothers to either support their kids or help with the adoption process, then women wouldn't feel a need to go to such extreme measures. That's what gets me about the pro-life movement... they are so gung-ho about saving these fetuses, yet once the baby is actually *born*, nobody gives a shit about it. Clearly there's nothing pro-woman about this movement and if men got pregnant too, I have this strong feeling that abortion would be completely legal and easy to access.
Mari Adkins: fear the sporkmariadkins on June 7th, 2011 06:22 pm (UTC)
That's what gets me about the pro-life movement... they are so gung-ho about saving these fetuses, yet once the baby is actually *born*, nobody gives a shit about it.

HEAR HEAR

if men got pregnant too, I have this strong feeling that abortion would be completely legal and easy to access.

I've been saying that since I was in my early teens.
Tapatitapati on June 8th, 2011 08:28 am (UTC)
SO TRUE.

Shit, if men had periods they'd take a week off every month and their jobs would be protected by law.
Christinekisekileia on June 7th, 2011 12:32 pm (UTC)
I agree, that is scary. I can't condone a woman trying to abort a healthy fetus in the third trimester, but I'm also not okay with throwing a desperate 17-year-old in jail when she should have been able to abort early on.

Edited at 2011-06-07 12:33 pm (UTC)
Mari Adkins: shrug bunnymariadkins on June 7th, 2011 06:23 pm (UTC)
I can't condone a woman trying to abort a healthy fetus in the third trimester,

this is something that's exceedingly rare. the republicans and other pro-choice people just want everyone else to think otherwise.
Christinekisekileia on June 7th, 2011 08:10 pm (UTC)
I know :). I only commented on that because it's what one of the women in the article was trying to do. I do realize that the vast majority of abortions are first-trimester, and that the few clinics that perform third-trimester abortions in the U.S. do so only in exceptional circumstances. I also realize that that poor 17-year old would probably have gotten an abortion shortly after discovery of her pregnancy if she could have, and I think she should have been able to.
carmy_w: CoExistcarmy_w on June 7th, 2011 03:45 pm (UTC)
I saw this a few days ago and posted it to my FB; it's really sad....