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POLICY

Here Is What I Am Fighting For

 
 
ABORTION

          Now that the SCOTUS has overturned the decades long Roe v. Wade, prepare to deal with a hot mess of issues and other problems.  To start, think about all the money that many young teenage girls will have to muster up to purchase plane tickets, bus and train fare to travel from their home states to other states where they will be able to have access to a safe abortion and other reproductive care.  I’m not going to even mention how they would get that money.  Also, they’re going to need a place to stay overnight too!  Oh, here is something that may upset you even more: what about those doggy dog men, who don’t want the girls/young women to have the babies, that go out here and kill them because they don’t want to pay child support?  Did anyone think about that?  Especially in many of the low-income communities, particularly black, where women will now be forced to deal with unwanted pregnancies because of lack of funding and terrible disparities in healthcare – I’m wondering does anyone care about that? Or, what about the most desperate women that take matters into their own hands and seek some off-the-grid back-alley motel abortion in an unsafe, stank, non-sterile environment.  Imagine the old rusty forceps and scalpels, reused needles and bloody towels that were used on the previous victim that paid a whopping amount of money for the procedure.  Sounds something like the 1930s, 40s, 50s and 60s, right?  This is what the overturning of this case has done.  It set our country back decades, even centuries.  This decision has now put women in a terrible headspace to the point where they will have to consider the consequences of having sexual intercourse much more than they’ve had to in a very long time.  For the most part, men don’t have to worry at all.  They just stick and go.

 

This video was recorded on April 27, 2022, just before the SCOTUS majority draft opinion document (Roe v. Wade) was leaked on May 2, 2022.