Truly dystopian and horrifying.— Dr. Amy Tan 譚玉英Racism=Public Health Crisis-she/her (@AmyTanMD) June 24, 2022
"have entered an era not of unsafe abortion but of widespread state surveillance and criminalization—... of anyone who comes into meaningful contact with a pregnancy that does not end in a healthy birth." https://t.co/VBS1xK88A0
... The future that we now inhabit will not resemble the past before Roe, when women sought out illegal abortions and not infrequently found death. The principal danger now lies elsewhere, and arguably reaches further.We have entered an era not of unsafe abortion but of widespread state surveillance and criminalization—of pregnant women, certainly, but also of doctors and pharmacists and clinic staffers and volunteers and friends and family members, of anyone who comes into meaningful contact with a pregnancy that does not end in a healthy birth.Those who argue that this decision won’t actually change things much—an instinct you’ll find on both sides of the political divide—are blind to the ways in which state-level anti-abortion crusades have already turned pregnancy into punishment, and the ways in which the situation is poised to become much worse.
The anger is palpable:
Locating the demand for abortion access in the courts made it a fight waged mostly by lawyers, which in turn pushed the movement—including providers and people who have abortions—to the margins.https://t.co/W7Um5gCwkp— The New Republic (@newrepublic) June 25, 2022
The tyranny of the minority, their glee at banning abortion and expanding carrying guns is nauseating.— Barbara Malmet (@B52Malmet) June 24, 2022
…vote cause they assumed she would win. And most of all James Comey for writing that dumb fkng letter. Congratulations.— Rex Chapman🏇🏼 (@RexChapman) June 24, 2022
Liberals need to be single-issue consistent voters on abortion and guns the way Republicans are.— Markos Moulitsas (@markos) June 24, 2022
Hillary was right about everything.— John Pavlovitz (@johnpavlovitz) June 24, 2022
Supreme Court my ass— Danny DeVito (@DannyDeVito) June 24, 2022
I don't think the anti-abortionists ever expected that corporate America would actually step up to help their employees - will they be considered as "criminals" too?
GET READY, GAYS. YOU’RE NEXT.— bettemidler (@BetteMidler) June 24, 2022
The CEO of Dick’s Sporting Goods on LinkedIn pic.twitter.com/maqYINYSUQ— Matt Lindner (@mattlindner) June 24, 2022
Nor did they expect district attorneys would refuse to prosecute:
Canadian insurance firms in U.S. move to extend health benefits after Roe v. Wade’s fall https://t.co/0cCKa4D3st— The Globe and Mail (@globeandmail) June 24, 2022
And it has vastly expanded the election battlefield in the Unites States:
NEW: 83 prosecutors across the US have pledged to not prosecute abortions. Some are district attorneys and attorneys general in blue states, but the list also includes prosecutors in states with trigger laws and pending abortion bans. via @fjp_org:https://t.co/8IuVyJEgIK— Sam Levin (@SamTLevin) June 24, 2022
Make no mistake, the GOP just lost the American suburbs for a generation.— Tristan Snell (@TristanSnell) June 24, 2022
As a Canadian I'm not sure what's worse. The fact that our neighbours to the south just set civil rights back 100 years by legalizing Christian sponsored reproductive slavery, or the fact that bunch of mutants in my country are applauding it and hoping it'll happen here.— Pat Dubois 🇺🇦 (@patdubois) June 24, 2022
The U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning the right to choose is extremely disturbing. As a Canadian, don't forget that last year 82 Canadian Conservative MPs voted to restrict abortion rights in Canada! Let's not be smug when we should be vigilant.#cdnpoli https://t.co/hrkG7IaWBX— Meanwhile in Canada (@MeanwhileinCana) June 24, 2022
CBC: Today we're joined by a cancer patient and a malignant tumour to get both sides of the chemotherapy issue.— dyke oil salesman (@birlios) June 24, 2022
Just a couple of items of other news tonight -- Trudeau gave an interview which describes the rationale for Liberal government actions on the Emergencies Act, vaccine mandates and related issues:
Abortion is a medical procedure. Abortion is healthcare. We do not have laws around miscarriage. We do not have laws around heart attacks. We do not have laws around facial reconstructive surgery.— Julie S. Lalonde (@JulieSLalonde) June 24, 2022
"Canada needs a law" is treating the US reality as our own. It's not.
Finally, here's good news for Ukrainian refugees planning to come to Saskatchewan:
This is the core of a strong ethical position taken by our PM-why tweets from his opponents are unpersuasive. "You cannot choose to put at risk your co-workers. You cannot choose to put at risk the people sitting beside you on an airplane," @JustinTrudeau https://t.co/vvghlXPDX0— Charles Adler (@charlesadler) June 24, 2022
The Government of Saskatchewan is planning a humanitarian flight from Warsaw to Regina on July 4, with capacity for 230 passengers.— Government of Saskatchewan (@SKGov) June 24, 2022
Displaced Ukrainians can now register for the flight directly through Open Arms at:https://t.co/xNr1WjMAUf.