|There are more women in the U.S. than men. How can we oppress you if we are the minority?|
Sure. You’re right. Only numbers matter. Institutional power is meaningless. All of world history doesn’t matter. Women must only be 20% of congress because they’re not cut out to be leaders. Apartheid didn’t happen. Update your textbooks, everybody.
anti-choicers: children are not punishments or burdens don’t talk about them like they are
anti-choicers: if you get pregnant you have to deal with the consequences
Another Sailor Moon redraw. :D
Reminder that there is no scientific evidence to prove fetal pain exists at 20 weeks. Even the scientists behind the studies used by pro-lifers to push this argument have said their work has been misinterpreted and misused.
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists: Statement on HR 3803 (fetal pain unlikely before third trimester)
Fabrizi et al. (2011). A shift in sensory processing that enables the developing human brain to discriminate touch from pain. Current Biology, 21(18), 1552-1558. (fetal pain at 35-37 weeks)
Lee et al. (2005). Fetal Pain: A Systematic Multidisciplinary Review of the Evidence. Journal of the American Medical Association, 294(8), 947-954. (fetal pain at 29-30 weeks)
Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists updates its guidance (fetal pain after 24 weeks)
The proponents of these bans are trying to conflate feeling pain with viability. Roe v. Wade prevents states from banning abortion before viability. I think these heartbeat bills are trying to do the same thing, but it’s much harder to convince even the most ardent anti-choicers that a 6-week old embryo is viable.
Me too, Will. Me too.