The Internet Reacts With Horror and Outrage to Alabama’s Draconian Abortion Bill
I don’t know how to put how angry I am into words. I don’t know how not to growl while reading articles and Twitter takes about the Alabama abortion law. I’m furious, I’m outraged, I want to scream “I told you so” at the men who told me I was being “dramatic” about the threat of women’s rights under a Trump presidency.
Alabama’s near-total ban is the most extreme to be introduced in the United States—it makes no exceptions in cases of rape or incest. For many of us, Alabama’s bill, on the heels of Georgia, feels like the 2016 election night all over again.
It’s hard not to feel trapped in a kind of fugue state comprised of equal parts frustration and fury. It’s hard to know what direction to go in or what to do with our anger. Many out there in Twitterland are, thankfully, extremely informed and eloquent about their feelings on this issue, and we thought we’d draw them together here to amplify the message.
Basic health care includes safe, legal abortion. Alabama’s backdoor abortion ban is an unconstitutional attack on women—an attack happening all across America. Let’s be very clear: We’re going to fight this ban and defend #RoeVWade. And we’ll win. pic.twitter.com/gTOO2scCad
— Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren) May 15, 2019
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) May 15, 2019
The attack on women’s bodies is real. We aren’t going to be silent.
Our voices will be heard.
— Women’s March (@womensmarch) May 15, 2019
99 years for any man who masturbates:
-that could have been a future doctor
-your partner may have been willing to raise that child
-someone out there is trying to have babies and can’t
— Kristal McIntyre (@mozzmama) May 15, 2019
America is where the Planned Parenthood shooter was too insane to stand trial for murder but not too insane to legally buy semi automatics. #RoeVWade
— John Fugelsang (@JohnFugelsang) May 15, 2019
If a woman dies during childbirth, then the man who orgasmed inside her should be charged with murder. #RoeVWade
— Laurie Kilmartin (@anylaurie16) May 15, 2019
— Faith (@faithdellene) May 15, 2019
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) May 15, 2019
Women have a natural right to their body.
If a baby is in them, that baby is a part of their body.
Legislating that is immoral, dangerous and oppressive.#RoeVWade
— Michael (@Home_Halfway) May 15, 2019
So I have an idea. Since a woman who gets pregnant and doesn’t want to be has no choice but to bear a child she doesn’t want….I vote for making the irresponsible birth father get a vasectomy. Seems fair to me. #RoeVWade #WomensRights
— Christina (@duffygirl8) May 13, 2019
HOW BAD IS BAD?
Now consider the advance of new laws criminalizing women’s reproductive health and freedom. These laws are unlike anything we’ve seen and are a step along the path of overturning #RoeVWade. Rightwing extremist Republicans are conducting a full-scale war on women.
— Peter Daou (@peterdaou) May 14, 2019
Anyone with any modicum of intelligence will know that making abortion illegal will only increase the risk of death to women who need abortions. Because they’ll go and get a back-street one. But then, you ignorant, white middle-class ass clowns don’t care about women’s health. https://t.co/a4NOZUT6cU
— amanda abbington (@CHIMPSINSOCKS) May 15, 2019
— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) May 15, 2019
To all of the Trump supporters defending the #AlabamaAbortionBan that just passed in the #AlabamaSenate, please recall Donald Trump in 1999 said “I’m very pro-choice.” He’s a conman, trying to overturn #RoeVWade just for votes. pic.twitter.com/WwPRMor1kn
— Ed Krassenstein (@EdKrassen) May 15, 2019
— Kristen Hop (@kmhop7) May 15, 2019
there’s not a single thing in this world a male could experience that would even come close to the indignity of being legally forced to carry your rapist’s baby to term
— Brandon McCarthy (@BMcCarthy32) May 15, 2019
Alabama needs to get their priorities straight because they are 49th in education, has one of the weakest economy and care system, but think banning abortion is more important smh #AlabamaAbortionBan pic.twitter.com/7QP87DlRKK
— Saúl Alejandro (@SaulAlejandr00) May 15, 2019
— Tom Steyer (@TomSteyer) May 15, 2019
— ethan (@scoopnn) May 15, 2019
This quote from an AL lawmaker in defense of removing rape/incest exceptions to the #AlabamaAbortionBan makes me sick. Describing rape as “God creating the miracle of life in a woman’s womb” is one of the most heinous examples of weaponizing religion against women I’ve ever seen. pic.twitter.com/HaXYZq3hrP
— Ezra B. (@EzraBaeliWang) May 15, 2019
Data shows the vast majority of americans do not support banning abortion, so the question is no longer what argument will convince people, it’s what we’re going to do about the fact that a small and powerful minority is forcing their agenda on our bodies #AlabamaAbortionBan
— Tovarisch (@nwbtcw) May 15, 2019
Just a reminder that banning abortion doesn’t stop abortion. It stops safe abortions.
Even if you, for some reason, think a 6-week old embryo is a life equal to that of a fully grown adult – laws like those in Alabama or NI do not save lives. They simply kill women as well.
— Katie Spalding (@supermathskid) May 15, 2019
The abortion bans in Alabama, Georgia, Ohio, Kentucky, and Mississippi are appalling attacks on women’s lives and fundamental freedoms.
Women’s rights are human rights.
We will not go back.
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) May 15, 2019
It’s a terrifying time to be in this world and I’m angry and I’m going to let everyone know how mad I am and so should you.
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