Sadly I think many don't learn. They come up with a reason it's "different" when it happens to them or theirs.I very much hope that every single person who supports this travesty is one day forced to reckon with painful consequences of their own damn stupidity. So many people only ever learn to empathize when their loved ones are hurting.
Let them learn.
As with many decisions by our out of touch lawmakers, the impact falls disproportionately on the poor/working class who will have more limited iptions when it comes to reproductive healt overall and may not be able to take that weekend trip somewhere else. If it was really about saving unborn children, pro life advocates would approach the issue with compassion, love, and reslistic options instead of forcing their will down other peoples' throats. Roe v wade was considered a health issue and we're going to pay with women's lives for these fundamentalist shenanigans.I don't know WTF is wrong with some parts of America.
For the vast majority of women, considering an abortion is possibly the hardest thing they've ever done, even if they actually want to do it because of the circumstances surrounding the pregnancy. Removing the option and forcing sane, educated women to go to backstreet clinics or spend money they may not have to take a weekend trip to Mexico (or wherever) seems, frankly, retarded, and guilt-tripping them by calling them murderers seems entirely callous and un-empathetic.
If this sort of decision is (yet another) made off the back of religion influencing state policy, it's one more reason why anyone with at least half a brain should be suspicious of religion, and why state and church should very definitely be separate. The US position is that so-called Islamic State and their desire to drag the world back to the 14th Century should be eradicated, yet apparently educated members of society are proposing to revert to pre-War thinking on gender equality and women's rights. I find it utterly bizarre.
I truly feel sorry for anyone living in the states that have this approach to things.
And in the United States maternal mortality during childbirth among black women is far higher than among white women. But why would anyone be allowed to say, "black lives matter"? Read Serena Williams' story. (No link to it is provided.)Maternal mortality is worse in the US than most other developed countries, i can’t think this new law will make it any better.
You are absolutely correct. Donald Trump is currying favor with white Evangelicals. He is on the record as being pro-choice for most of his life. He is only taking the so-called "pro-life" position to get this segment of the population to support him. His position is particularly disingenuous given that he is so clearly on the record as being pro-choice for many years.Let’s be honest, the lawmakers aren’t passing these laws out of morality. They’re doing this for votes. This is a game of politics. The pawns are women and children.