Hangers Belong Inside Closets, Not Their Vaginas.
Montgomery AL - On Tuesday, the Alabama state Senate approved a bill essentailly banning abortions in the state. The bill aims to challenge federal abortion protection created by Roe v Wade. “Senate committee added an exception for rape and incest. Republicans in the Senate, however, suddenly tabled the rape and incest exemptions last week” NBC stated in their article.
This has caused an outcry among supporters of women’s right to choose. Some community members are spreading around a message from an anonymous supporter.
PSA If you live in a state that has limited or banned your abortion rights here is how to get a safe abortion. 💖
Rule number 1: take an at home test ONLY (because of rule 2)
Rule number 2: tell no one. Not over text not over phone. No social media. Don’t even tell your best friend.
Rule number 3: take a mini vacation to another state. Go under the guise to sightsee or to visit family. Go camping/fishing/etc. Don’t ever tell anyone anything else
Rule number 4: obtain the abortion and DO NOT sign any waivers. If you do not sign any waivers giving consent for even providers to communicate to other providers, you are safe.
Rule Number 5: Dont forget to post pics of you on social media doing normal vacation stuff!!!!
This is from an anonymous source. 💕
Julie Rems Smario shared a photograph of Kay Ivey and said, “Kay Ivey will go down in history books as a cruel woman who does not understand survivors of rape and incest.”
Philip Wolfe a Portland activist shared on his wall, a separate article but had similar reactions, “Banning abortions, even if one was raped and doesn’t want this baby, the new law will allow the state to force her to carry the unwanted baby to full term. This is pro-rape. PRO-RAPE. Got it?” (Philip Wolfe)
Michigan legislation also voted to ban abortions as well. Governor Whitmer has pledged to veto the legislation saying:
“ I think that these are decisions that should be made between a woman and her doctor. I’ve always supported a woman’s autonomy and freedom to make her own choices.”
New York Times shared
Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi and Ohio stopped short of outright bans, instead passing so-called heartbeat bills that effectively prohibit abortions after six weeks of pregnancy, when doctors can usually start detecting a fetal heartbeat. Utah and Arkansas voted to limit the procedure to the middle of the second trimester.
Other women are sharing stories about asking to have hysterectomy (the removal of a woman’s uterus) to prevent having more children and are being told by doctors they are not allowed to. Now, in some states it’s either carry a baby to full term or break the law.
Many women did things before Roe v. Wade to be able to do abortions and often they were unsafe. “From unidentifiable pills and herbal remedies to ingesting Lysol and yes, to inserting a coat hanger into one’s cervix to induce abortion, it is no secret that desperate measures are sometimes taken when there seems to be no other option.” (DC Abortion Fund)