from @msjeanettejenkins – Our bodies, Our choice. ❤️I stand strong to protect the rights of ALL WOMEN to choose what they would like to do with their bodies. ❤️If you don’t want to have an abortion then with all due respect don’t have one but STAY OUT of other women’s lives & their privacy & human right to choose. I donate & support @plannedparenthood and you can too. They have been helping women for over 100years. ❤️#WomensRights #ReproductiveRights – #obyorijiblog
Reposted from @washingtonpost – Hours after the Alabama Senate voted late Tuesday to ban abortions in almost all circumstances — including in cases of rape and incest — women’s rights activists and pro-choice advocates said the decision to approve the nation’s strictest abortion measure has energized them. Knowing that the bill was designed to challenge Roe v. Wade, they are gearing up for the fight. Surrounded by posters and signs like “This Clinic Stays Open,” Mia Raven, director of People Organizing for Women’s Empowerment and Rights (POWER) House, called the passage of Alabama’s restrictive bill “totally expected.” “And totally blatantly unconstitutional,” she said Wednesday outside of Reproductive Health Services, one of three clinics that perform abortions in Alabama.
Conservatives and antiabortion activists also were prepared for a battle, celebrating the Alabama vote as a victory for their movement and a step toward a national legal reckoning over abortion.
Though not demonstrating in the streets, Alabama’s antiabortion base — which recently helped define the state as officially pro-life at the ballot box — took solace in the fact that the state’s ban on abortion set a new restrictive standard. Go to washingtonpost.com to read more. (Photo by Elijah Nouvelage/For The Washington Post) – #obyorijiblog
from @abcnews – Abortion rights protesters demonstrate outside the Louisiana House chamber as a proposal to ban abortions as early as the sixth week of pregnancy continues to speed through the state legislature. #abortion #protest #louisiana – #obyorijiblog
from @voguemagazine – The Alabama Senate has approved the most far-reaching anti-abortion legislation in the country—but it won’t stop there. Anti-choice activists and legislators have been outspoken about their ultimate goal: to finally overturn Roe v. Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court decision that enshrined a woman’s right to legal, safe abortion in the Constitution. Yesterday’s Alabama vote is the result of years of anti-choice groundwork laid by voter suppression and court packing, and it is an omen of what’s to come. We break down everything you need to know in the link in our bio. Photographed by @justingellerson – #obyorijiblog
from @cnn – Alabama’s near-total ban on abortion was passed late Tuesday by a group of 25 male Republican state senators.
Just six state senators, all Democrats, voted against it. The legislation, which now awaits the governor’s signature, could punish doctors who perform abortions with life in prison, and bans the procedure in nearly all cases, including for victims of rape and incest. Three state senators didn’t vote or weren’t present, and one abstained. – #obyorijiblog
from @amberrose – This is so sad and honestly do they think that Abortions still won’t happen? This will just result in back alley Abortions where women can really hurt themselves and possibly die. Let us have a right to choose what we do with our bodies with safe medical professionals. These men and women are disgusting! I’m completely outraged! #womensrights – #obyorijiblog
from @badgalriri – take a look. these are the idiots making decisions for WOMEN in America.
Governor Kay Ivey…SHAME ON YOU!!!! – #obyorijiblog
from @georginaonuoha – Lord does this make me mad and angry that these bunch of white old haggard bastards are telling women what to do with their bodies.
As a Catholic I believe in the sanctity of life. But will never give in to bunch of old zealots passing laws concerning my body and reproductive wellbeing.
These men passing anti- abortions laws,are the same imbeciles who will go behind to rape women, cheat on their wives, and patronize prostitution. Yet they call them selves Christians who want women to keep pregnancies if they are rapped. They want women to keep pregnancies even if their fathers, uncles or brothers rape them? Why don’t you just let women and their families and doctors reach that decision instead of a freaking politician making that decision for them?
These are same men who will not provide healthcare to poor kids in Alabama, cut school lunches for poor kids, put young immigrant kids in cages, and kill as capital punishment.. This is going back to medieval era when men own women, dictates to them and control them. This is male superiority over women. Yet these scums pass laws that fund viagra for men.
How about passing laws that all men should be castrated if they cheat on your wives. Force all men to get vasectomy and reverse it when they are ready to have babies. How about we punch men who masturbate punishable by 6 years in prison.
By the way, if you will punish a woman who gets abortion even when she is raped, what happens to the man who raped her? She gets 99 years in prison and the rapist 2 to 3 years?
This is sickening and these useless men should be ashamed of themselves. This is where I disagree with my faith as a Catholic. Pushing this whole nonsense about life begins at birth with zero rights to women to make that choice, meanwhile thousands of Catholic priest are busy raping innocent kids, impregnating women, fathering kids , yet the church covers it and put up a useless face when it comes to abortion. It’s time @franciscus and the church begin to re-evaluate this dogma pushed on people by Pope John Paul the 2nd. Let a woman make her choice with her family and doctors. Not everyone is mentally capable of carrying the child of a rapist 😡😡 – #obyorijiblog
from @berniesanders – Alabama’s abortion ban is blatantly unconstitutional. – #obyorijiblog
from @guardian – These are the 25 men who voted to pass the most restrictive abortion law in the United States, outlawing the procedure at all stages of pregnancy. The near-blanket ban contains an exemption for when a woman’s health is at serious risk, but not for rape or incest. Doctors who perform the procedure could face up to 99 years in prison.
It’s the sixteenth state this year to place restrictions on abortion rights.
Just four women sit in the Alabama senate, all of whom are part of the Democratic party minority and voted against the bill.
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