Wednesday, 24 July, 2019

Jameela Jamil Says She Had an Abortion, Speaks Out Against Georgia Law

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Deanna Wagner | 15 May, 2019, 07:54

Kentucky, Mississippi, Ohio and Georgia have approved bans on abortion once a fetal heartbeat is detected, which can occur in about the sixth week of pregnancy.

"This is a transparent effort to drum up political support for anti-abortion candidates in upcoming elections and serves as a direct threat to women's health, autonomy and pursuit of happiness", NOW said in a statement.

The Republican-controlled Alabama Senate also defeated a Democratic amendment that would have allowed legal abortions for women and girls impregnated by rape and incest. At the end of the day, the law is fully about stripping women of their bodily rights. Republican Gov. Brian Kemp signed it into law on Tuesday, declaring Georgia a "state that values life" and "stand [s] up for those who are unable to speak for themselves". While it follows the six-week limit set by states like Georgia and OH, it goes further: at this point, the bill does not allow abortions for victims of rape and incest. Opponents wanted an amendment to permit exceptions for rape and incest; proponents are pushing a "clean" bill that would clear the way for a Supreme Court review of Roe v. Wade.

"You don't have to raise that child".

"Our bill says that baby in the womb is a person", said Republican Rep. Terri Collins, the bill's sponsor. You don't have to carry that child.

Singleton said doctors who perform abortions could serve more prison time, under the proposed ban, than the women's rapists. "It should be that women's choice".

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The text of the bill likens abortion to history's greatest atrocities, including the Holocaust. "Let's be honest, banning abortion does not stop abortion".

In other words, an abortionist providing an illegal abortion, or a man beating a woman and killing her baby, would be in deep legal trouble for murder; not the woman so-called "self-terminating".

Several women dressed as characters from the "The Handmaid's Tale", which depicts a dystopian future where fertile women are forced to breed. "Until now, there was no prospect of reversing Roe", Alabama Pro-Life Coalition co-founder and president, Eric Johnston, who drafted the bill, told NYT.

Critics have promised a swift lawsuit.

"As this legislation is still making its way through the legislative process, the governor intends to withhold comment until it makes its way to her desk for signature", deputy press secretary Lori Jhons wrote in an email.

American Civil Rights Union of Alabama Executive Director Randall Marshall said that his organization would join with the national ACLU, Planned Parenthood, and Planned Parenthood of Southeast to challenge the bill in court within "a few weeks" should it become law.