Friday, July 1st, 2011 03:43 pm
Pregnant Women Who Lose Babies Face Criminal Charges In Mississippi, Alabama

effing hell.
Friday, July 1st, 2011 11:34 pm (UTC)
Uggh, I just can't even process this. It's so evil and insane, and I am pretty much helpless to do anything living where I do. Well, except to be a part of the sane who would rather set fire to Parliament then let this happen in Canada.
I hope something is done to end this shit.
Saturday, July 2nd, 2011 12:08 am (UTC)
Yes, the southern part of the US is completely insane. What's new?

The sad thing is, despite these well publicised cases, more states are considering similar legislation.
Saturday, July 2nd, 2011 07:41 am (UTC)
This is by no means limited to the south...

Kansas, South Dakota, Indiana, Ohio, Minnesota, Missouri... I could go on. Even the linked article mentions 38 states with "fetal homicide" laws... hardly limited to the southern US.

What really kills me is defunding Planned Parenthood. What a great way to reduce abortions--make birth control inaccessible! SIGH.
Saturday, July 2nd, 2011 09:55 am (UTC)
That's the thing: this isn't (entirely) about preserving the life of an unborn child: it's making it impossible for women to have sex outside of marriage without really potentially traumatizing legal and/or emotional consequences.

Basically, we're stepping backwards to before birth control existed in the first place, when guys can fuck whoever they want with no consequences, and women have to worry about getting knocked up any time they have sex.

Part of me thinks this is too cynical. I wish I could believe it.
Sunday, July 3rd, 2011 03:21 am (UTC)
What really kills me is defunding Planned Parenthood.

Republicans. Logic optional.
Saturday, July 2nd, 2011 12:47 am (UTC)
OMG, I feel ill.
Saturday, July 2nd, 2011 12:58 am (UTC)
Oh my god.

As if a miscarriage or stillbirth isn't traumatic enough on its own, making women face criminal charges for them? Having to prove it wasn't a secret abortion? How the fucking hell are you supposed to be able to do that???

And I'm just going to leave as read how completely terrifying this is in terms of reproductive rights in general and how completely wrong-headed and horrifying this all is.
Saturday, July 2nd, 2011 01:00 am (UTC)
bleaaaagggh. So dumb. Society, y u no logical?
Saturday, July 2nd, 2011 03:39 am (UTC)
I... kind of just headdesked for a few minutes there. Because really, wow. Just wow.
Saturday, July 2nd, 2011 04:04 am (UTC)
For the first time in my life, I want to stage some jailbreaks.
Saturday, July 2nd, 2011 04:50 am (UTC)
This is why people think conservatives are crazy.


It's sad enough that they lost their child. EITHER WAY, it's probably a hard thing for them. Abortion or Miscarriage - it's private and its none of the government's business.
Saturday, July 2nd, 2011 08:13 am (UTC)
My "favorite" part:

At least 38 states have introduced fetal homicide laws that were intended to be used against violent attacks by third parties like abusive male partners. But in South Carolina, only one case has been brought against a man for assaulting a pregnant woman, while up to 300 women have been arrested under the law, according to the National Advocates for Pregnant Women.

(emphasis mine)

1. That law must have been pretty badly written to be so broad as to allow that while not creating circumstances under which law enforcement would be obliged to be more aggressive about charging abusive men.

2. Fuck that noise.

3. Except for the part about how I don't actually want any women to experience any pregnancy trauma in the first place (broad term to include involuntary termination, voluntary termination that is stressful, unwanted pregnancy that is stressful, stillbirth, pregnancy emergencies that are scary, and pretty much anything else that makes a pregnancy a badbad thing), when someone dealing with the aftermath of such a charge snaps and commits an actual violent crime against one of the folks who wrote this law, I will have a hard time not thinking it's completely, completely justified.
Saturday, July 2nd, 2011 08:19 am (UTC)
...the HELL. D
Saturday, July 2nd, 2011 08:20 am (UTC)
(ignore the 'D', it was a html formatting error thing. :/)
Saturday, July 2nd, 2011 02:02 pm (UTC)
I swear it gets more hideous every day.
Monday, July 4th, 2011 01:19 pm (UTC)
WTF?! This is enraging!
Monday, July 4th, 2011 02:03 pm (UTC)
...okaaaay, where do these people come from and how do they have the time and energy to mess with those poor ladies? I find this just too WTF for even the hard core conservatives of America. O___o
Monday, July 4th, 2011 06:43 pm (UTC)
Umm, also, I kinda drew something for you. Uh, would it be overly weird to post it here? ^^' I don't necessarily want to make a whole post for it, but that pic here in the precence of wronged ladies... eh, dunno.
Monday, July 4th, 2011 09:44 pm (UTC)
Sure, just pm your e-mail to me. ^^