The same GOP legislators, whose Hyde Amendment removed abortion funding from low-income people, who balked at funding school lunches, or providing more inspectors to ensure safe baby formula and funding for low-income women during a horrific formula shortage, are now upset that we are laying the cruel and forseeable consequences of their states’ post-Roe legislation – pregnant children, forced stillbirths, and medical bankruptcies – at their feet. Abortion restrictions in their states have already cost the U.S. more than $100 billion, even before the SCOTUS decision, and Kaiser estimates that taxpayers will be subsidizing forced births in Red states through Medicaid to about 1.3 billion dollars a year.
So now we’re going to lay on the GOP the direct financial burden their religious-extremist forced-birth and anti-already-born policies will impose on average people.
Write to your legislators!
Continue reading “The GOP’s forced-birth laws create an unfunded mandate on pregnant people and their families.”
(Quote source – Watch the whole disturbing exchange here.
This post was originally published on 7/26. It’s updated with new actions.)
Heads up, people! We are LOSING the numbers game on comments!!!
Action #1: Make a comment now!
If you did it yesterday, do it again. Comments supporting the gag rule are outnumbering us at what looks like 25:1. Most are form letters.
And remember that this is not just a women’s battle.
The majority of people, INCLUDING MEN, who’ve benefited by women having full access to reproductive care, support access to abortion. Ask the men in your life to write too. Commenting is really easy to do. It takes 5 minutes. After you make a comment, make another. Make a dozen. Call/email/facebook/instagram or smoke signal your friends and have them start making comments.
- The group that came up with the Dept. of Reproductive Control has created an easy form here to submit before the deadline of July 31.
- Or go old school – directly to the government comment form here.
- Read the “Supplementary Information” and watch the comment tally go up here.
- Examples of opposing comments at the bottom.
Action #2: Read this article.
Women Will Be Punished.
The gloves are off. Forced-birthers have pretended for a long time that women are Continue reading “Tues 7/31 – Today’s the LAST day to comment on the “gag rule”! Forced-birthers are all in. We need to be too.”