This is exactly why abortion should be only a medical procedure, as it is in Canada, not a morals test. And now this sad and ugly story is being followed by bombastic boasting and strutting around from red state AGs about how they're going to pass this law and that law and some other law, all of them against women.
Every conservative thought experiment about the pregnant 10 year old rape victim is more disturbing than the one before it. Maybe you guys should just admit that there’s no world in which a child should have a child?— Molly Jong-Fast (@MollyJongFast) July 16, 2022
I know this person is already a main character today but “it’s liberals’ fault for warning women gop governments will prosecute them even though gop governments literally wrote the laws that way and openly brag about it” is an indescribably deranged take pic.twitter.com/SasBBddiTp— kilgore trout, death to putiner (@KT_So_It_Goes) July 17, 2022
:It was a glimpse into what we can expect in a post-Roe America: Real life suffering shrugged off as rumor or political fodder, and the picking apart of any experience that might make abortion bans look bad. ...It’s clear that traditional journalism—and male reporters, in particular—are not ready for the complicated stories that will come out of states where abortion is illegal. Consider The Washington Post’s fact-checking columnist Glenn Kessler, who defended his piece by calling the abortion provider an “activist on one side of the debate.” Why would a police officer’s account, or a state official’s, be more reliable than a doctor’s? Are we to believe that in a state where abortion is criminalized, law enforcement and government officials are objective?The American system is not set up to believe women or girls—in fact, it’s designed to do just the opposite. Our experiences, especially those having to do with our bodies or sexual assault, are disbelieved, maligned, or relentlessly picked apart for ‘biases’. In a misogynist country, all women are suspect.So we know what will happen now: Whenever a child is raped, a woman dies, or someone is arrested for a miscarriage, conservatives will deny any of it is happening. They will try to gaslight us into submission. If that doesn’t work, they’ll go on the attack; those who dare to shine a light on the horrors of abortion bans will be targeted. (Right now, for example, conservative media is focusing on the provider who gave the 10 year-old an abortion, posting her picture on Fox News and calling for her license to be revoked.)None of this is new, but it is about to get a lot more awful.
it took three weeks from overturning roe to arguing that actually it’s okay for a 5th grader to be pregnant— Marisa Kabas (@MarisaKabas) July 17, 2022
The fact that a 10-year-old girl has been raped makes every inch of your eyes water eternally. But the fact that we have an entire party in this country forcing her to take that baby to term… That is some Isis shit right there!— Ron Perlman (@perlmutations) July 16, 2022
If you’re shocked to learn that there are men in power who believe that little kids can consent to sex I’d like to remind you that we are a country that sent toddlers to immigration hearings on their own.— Dr. Elizabeth Sacha Baroness Cohen (@alixabeth) July 15, 2022
This is what Americans think about each other now - Thanks SCOTUS!:
I mean, this whole notion of preventing interstate travel for abortions idea is complete lunacy. How about Amtrak? Or airports? Before the train or plane leaves a red state....what? A bunch of state troopers get on board and yell "PAPERS, PLEASE," and then look for baby bumps?— Tom Nichols (@RadioFreeTom) July 16, 2022
Thanks to the Supreme Court's abortion ruling, we are back to free states and slave states... or at least states where fertilized eggs have more rights than women do. https://t.co/XC6WzncPdD— David Horsey (@davidhorsey) July 13, 2022
I sincerely hope that this November the women of this country politically castrates every single one of these crusty old geriatric Republican fucks who think they can pass laws to control their bodies.— Abraxsys (@Abraxsys) July 16, 2022
Moving on, here are some actual facts about Canadian oil production and I thought this was pretty interesting:
Seems like overturning Roe has truly returned peace and civility to American political discourse and turned down the temperature just like the people who wanted it overturned said it would— Adam Serwer 🍝 (@AdamSerwer) July 16, 2022
It’s amazing how many smart, successful people don’t know the most basic facts. I know so many private sector leaders who think Canada’s oil production has been “crippled” by something or other: Trudeau, red tape, indigenous people, ENGOs etc. Meanwhile, Canada’s oil production: pic.twitter.com/UuPGjLsebf— Gerald Butts (@gmbutts) July 16, 2022
And finally, my personal favourite: Canada should be consuming more of its own oil. Why do we import so much oil from places like Saudi Arabia when we can produce our own? Meanwhile, oil imports are at 30 year lows and come from: pic.twitter.com/PUZ1WBNUso— Gerald Butts (@gmbutts) July 16, 2022