SC woman charged after allegedly consuming abortion pills to end pregnancy | Category: General Source
Welcome to The Handmaids Tale.
And so it begins…
Article title is surprisingly not misleading, but has essentially nothing to do with changes since Rowe v. Wade. The woman self induced an abortion at 25 weeks and 4 days (in October of 2021) after taking abortion pills without the oversight of a physician which violated preexisting 20 week abortion bans and self induced (non physician monitored) abortion bans.
South Carolina has draconian and dystopian laws pending and working their way through the legislature currently, but this particular incident is not the beginning of the hellscape we know is coming.
The fetus was passed the point of viability outside of the womb and you can argue about the morality of what she did endlessly, but at the end of the day she was arrested for breaking old and established laws within the state.
The Caravan is forming up in the predawn hours, in a Walmart parking lot in Columbia.
One by one, women of childbearing age arrive in cars driven by their mothers and grandmothers, and tearful goodbyes abound. Fleeing the violence and human rights abuses in their homeland, these women have no option but to seek freedom and safety in the first world.
The journey ahead is long, and fraught with danger, but these women see it as necessary to preserve their lives.
“Conditions here are just too dangerous,” said one woman, daughter in tow. “Between our failed health care system, 18th century economy, and the violence of our legislature against us, emigration is our only choice!”
“Women in my state should be considered ‘persons’ with rights, just like a fetus or blastocyst!”, said another.
In New York, California, and other states with “personhood” amendments for American women, preparations are being made to receive and acclimate refugees, while, in the fetus fetishizing states, the livestock are nervous.
They just want to go after late-term abortions, everyone. Just the ultra-late term ones, like the babies are already 35 and working a dead-end job at a deli. Those ones. Surely this is just a mistake, and the people who are pushing for these things are totally not being disingenuous about their end goals.