The world is enraged at the recent abortion ban in Alabama and Missouri. A week after Alabama legislators voted to ban abortions for nearly every case, Missouri became the eighth state on Friday to join the band.
WATCH: Alabama's Senate has passed a near-total ban on abortion, sending what would be the nation's most stringent abortion law to the state's governor.— NBC News (@NBCNews) May 15, 2019
Sen. Singleton, the Democratic minority leader of the state Senate, said he wished to apologize to the women of Alabama. pic.twitter.com/UZJFXPtg2T
The law passed in Alabama has banned all sorts of abortions except the ones where a mother is at 'serious risk'. This law makes no exceptions for incest and rape. Doctors who attempt to carry out terminations will face 10 years in prison, while doctors who perform the abortion could be given a 99-year sentence.
'27 conservative men' have passed this law and Twitter is on fire about this,
It is incomprehensible that, in our world, a pregnant 12 year old girl must carry full term after being raped by a family member because 25 MEN decided RAPISTS should have more rights than VICTIMS of rape and incest.— Emily (@EmilyBashforth) May 16, 2019
THESE MEN ARE MONSTERS.
KNOW THEIR NAMES.#AlabamaAbortionBan pic.twitter.com/H5i7elMgXK
Incredible how we can’t ban guns because then “people will find dangerous and illegal ways to still get them” but we can ban Abortions even though PEOPLE WILL FIND DANGEROUS AND ILLEGAL WAYS TO STILL GET THEM #AlabamaAbortionBill #WomensReproductiveRights— T. Johnson (@tljohnson10) May 16, 2019
If vasectomies are reversible, why don’t all men get vasectomies, and when they’re ready to have kids... they can just get it reversed? Oh wait, Men™️ don’t want people forcing them to do something with their body? Wow... strange. #AlabamaAbortionBill— Sarah Davis ☢️ (@sarahmacdavis) May 16, 2019
Wait, am I allowed to wear a tampon? Did they ban that too? Are pap smears ok? Can I orgasm? Do I need permission to urinate? If I God forbid get cancer, can I treat it? I just want to know what I’m allowed to do with my own fucking body. #AlabamaAbortionBill— Jessica Kirson (@JessicaKirson) May 16, 2019
If you think banning abortion with no exception for rape or incest will stop women from terminating pregnancy, you’re not being honest with yourself.— Tomi Lahren (@TomiLahren) May 16, 2019
P.S. you’re not God so don’t you dare evaluate my Christian faith based on your moral superiority complex. https://t.co/TUbRPqudkm
There’s a fundamental position that pro-life and pro-choice share: abortions aren’t desirable.— Thomas (@ohhaiimtom) May 18, 2019
But by banning them, we invalidate the experiences and existence of human beings who are carrying lethally, by rape, w/o resources, etc
Their body, their choice #AlabamaAbortionBan
Woman: I can't have a baby, I need this abortion.— CallMeJuan (@CallMeJuan1) May 18, 2019
Pro-lifer: should've thought of that before you had sex!
Woman: OK, I won't have sex
Another man: What a prude! Stop leading me on, why are women always playing games??
Women can't fucking win#abortion #AlabamaAbortionBan
I had an abortion when I was 18 years old. I’m not sure if I’ve ever talked about it on here but I’m not ashamed so I’m sharing today because if #youknowme then you know someone who has had an abortion.— Zerlina Maxwell (@ZerlinaMaxwell) May 16, 2019
Life is a right. In fact, unlike abortion, which is not a right, life is specified directly in the Declaration of Independence, as well as the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments, and remains the most fundamental right of all. #AbortionIsAWomansRight— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) May 16, 2019
Soon after the law was passed, women rose up against it with their own stories about abortion and how common it is with #YouKnowMe.
1 in 4 women have had an abortion. Many people think they don't know someone who has, but #youknowme. So let's do this: if you are also the 1 in 4, let's share it and start to end the shame. Use #youknowme and share your truth.— Busy Philipps (@BusyPhilipps) May 15, 2019
#YouKnowMe. I had an abortion.— Jackie Speier (@JackieSpeier) May 17, 2019
It was the best choice for my health & my family. While it was an immensely hard decision, I don't regret it.
Thank you, @BusyPhilipps for starting this hashtag & for all women who are sharing. I'm one of you & I'm w/ you.https://t.co/Gor4M9NF5Q
Call me whatever you like. I’m not sorry about my abortion. Contraception failed me and I did what was best for my mental and physical health at the time. And I would do it again if I had to. I don’t feel at ALL ashamed, and if you had one too, for any reason, neither should you.— Jameela Jamil 🌈 (@jameelajamil) May 17, 2019
I want to further note: I married that boyfriend a couple of years later, & we have two wonderful kids. We're sickeningly cute, the four of us. We're the family Norman Rockwell was painting all those years (but Jewish.) And that abortion was the right decision for us. #YouKnowMe— Emily L. Hauser (@emilylhauser) May 17, 2019
In 2012, I had an abortion. It was one of the hardest decisions I've ever had to make. I still think about it to this day. But these truths do not make me regret my decision. It was the right choice for me, at that time in my life. I have not a single doubt about this. #YouKnowMe— Amber Tamblyn (@ambertamblyn) May 16, 2019
Almost 60 years ago, my mother had an illegal abortion. It was too harrowing for her to discuss, but she made sure I knew it had happened. In 2010, my wife had a legal abortion after we found out her pregnancy was not viable. We cannot and will not go back. #YouKnowMe #YouKnowUs— Cynthia Nixon (@CynthiaNixon) May 16, 2019