Banning abortion as did the Supreme Court on June 24, 2021 with its Dobbs decision that killed the national right to abortion under Roe vs Wade has proven widely dangerous to the health of women and legally scary for many abortion providers.
Caroline Kitchener and Dan Diamond’s 10/28/23 Washington Post article entitled “Faced with abortion bans, doctors beg hospitals for help with key decisions” begins by noting “Vaguely worded medical exceptions in abortion bans, and a lack of guidance on interpreting them, have led to some patients being denied care until they are critically ill.”
This excellent piece comprehensively explains Dobb’s massive disruption to privacy and women’s rights!
Read it here.
Since Dobbs, doctors have been left to shoulder life-and-death decisions about abortion care. Many begged their hospitals for guidance — and got nothing.
— Caroline Kitchener (@CAKitchener) October 28, 2023
Ironically it took from 1848 to 1920 for US women to get the right to vote. One of its most ardent supporters was Suffragette Susan B. Anthony whose name now heads the Susan B. Anthony Pro Life America NGO which tells us “SBA Pro-Life America exists to end abortion and the destruction of unborn human life.”
Ironically in 1919, almost the same year that women (but clearly not easily available to African Americans in that Jim Crow era) finally got the vote! Many women were at the forefront in supporting the passage of the 18th Amendment to our Constitution–the Volstead Act–prohibiting the use of alcohol in the US!
This Amendment clearly fueled the rise of illegal Speak Easys and the Roaring Twenties where the women’s lib as Flappers fully blossomed. And it also helped the rise of the Mafia personified by the national prominence of mobster Al Capone.
The Library of Congress web site provides a fascinating and extensive history, but a summary is here:
“The movement to prohibit alcohol began in the United States in the early nineteenth century. On October 28, 1919, Congress passed the Volstead Act, which provided for the enforcement of the 18th Amendment. Prohibition ended on December 5, 1933, with the ratification of the 21st Amendment.”
Read more detail on the Amendment here.
What happened to Prohibition? Short answer: widespread citizen anger and disillusionment at the absurdity of trying to enforce the 18th Amendment by passing the 21st Amendment!
Of course, the plunge of the US into The Great Depression of the 1930’s perhaps made people more in need of a stiff drink than ever!
What will happen to the anti-choice laws now?
“Maga Mike” as Donald Trump calls him, is our new Speaker of the House. He hates gays & women, wants a nationwide abortion ban, to gut Social Security and Medicare, and wants the more guns in America. Will the GOP ever recover from their hateful ways?https://t.co/lofpIOFJKT
— Thom Hartmann (@Thom_Hartmann) October 26, 2023
After nearly 50 years of Roe and the religious zealotry of Trump’s packed Supreme Court, prohibition of safe choice in 14 states will not only influence the possible demise of Trump’s MAGA GOP, but I predict that soon a new national amendment with be passed which will reset a new more liberal national version of Roe which acknowledges that banning Abortions only bans safe abortions and that the government should have no right to invade women’s uteruses!
If Trump and his felonious villains get wiped out in 2024 election with the Democrats regaining control of the House and Senate that happy day for women and their families could come soon.
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— Church and State (@ChurchAndStateN) November 1, 2021
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