So, from seeing posts from "the other side", some people are concerned women with ectopic pregnancies will die if they cannot have abortions. From the little I've read of this topic, such children and mothers can still sometimes survive, so in some cases it may be a non-issue. And perhaps, instead of recommending abortion for this problem, more research could be done to find safe ways to amend this condition to save the lives of both mother and child, rather than resort to abortion. Also, elective abortions in contrast cause more harm in society than the few ectopic pregnancies that exist, and even people getting abortions die from abortion, so I'm not sure this is the biggest concern (although we should try to reduce as much harm in these situations as possible).
Others are concerned about a foster care system needing to expand to absorb many new children that parents wouldn't be able to take care of. So does a plan need to exist there for creating new services?
I think also "abstinence only" programs could be re-understood. I do believe in an "abstinence only" policy, kind of, but I think that either single men should focus their energy on work to be able to get married, or be able to marry at younger ages if they desire it. So you're not really abstaining if married. And if not married then working. I guess to me it's a shift in the perception of the lifestyle, "abstinence only" sounds negative, rather than "busy working or married" as alternatives. With lot of people being for contraception or using pornography, lust is a powerful impulse that needs to be addressed and put in some constructive direction, so it doesn't lead to fornication (which can then lead to abortion for some people). So the culture of fornication should change, lust is kind of a "violent" impulse that can bring forth life (or death in the case of abortion). It's frequently misunderstood perhaps as being a "mostly peaceful" impulse.
Basically my question is how can abortion bans be made to have a smooth transition? Kind of like the "boiling frog" idea but used in a constructive direction or a reverse of accelerationism maybe. If abortion bans happen slowly enough, people can accept and adapt to them. If it happens too quickly, it can trigger an accelerationist overreaction and people aren't aware of how to adapt.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma lawmakers on Thursday approved a bill prohibiting all abortions with few exceptions, and providers said they would stop performing the procedure as soon as the governor signs it in the latest example of the GOP’s national push to restrict access to what has been a constitutional right for nearly a half century.
Oklahoma lawmakers this year already passed a half-dozen anti-abortion measures, and while abortion providers across the country have been bracing for the possibility that the U.S. Supreme Court’s new conservative majority might further restrict the practice, that has especially been the case in Oklahoma and Texas.
Two of Oklahoma’s four abortion clinics already stopped providing abortions after the governor signed a six-week ban earlier this month, and an attorney for the two other independent clinics said Thursday they will no longer offer services once the bill is signed. The bill is likely to reach Gov. Kevin Stitt’s desk early next week, and the first-term Republican running for reelection has already said he would sign any anti-abortion bill the Legislature sends to him. It would take effect immediately after he signs it.
“This bill could go into effect at any time, and once it does, any person can sue the clinic, the doctors, anyone else who is involved in providing an abortion in Oklahoma,” said Rabia Muqaddam, an attorney for the Center for Reproductive Rights, which is representing Oklahoma clinics in legal challenges against several proposed new anti-abortion laws.
The bills are part of an aggressive push in Republican-led states across the country to scale back abortion rights. It comes on the heels of a leaked draft opinion from the nation’s high court that suggests justices are considering weakening or overturning the landmark Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion nearly 50 years ago.
The bill by Collinsville Republican Rep. Wendi Stearman would prohibit all abortions, except to save the life of a pregnant woman or if the pregnancy is the result of rape or incest that has been reported to law enforcement.
“Is our goal to defend the right to life or isn’t it?” Stearman asked her colleagues before the bill passed on a 73-16 vote, mostly along party lines.
The bill specifically authorizes doctors to remove a “dead unborn child caused by spontaneous abortion,” or miscarriage, or to remove an ectopic pregnancy, a potentially life-threatening emergency that occurs when a fertilized egg implants outside the uterus, often in a fallopian tube and early in pregnancy.
I saw someone circulating a petition but I can't find it, here is an example of another petition:
anyone have good petitions to sign or circulate?
To me sometimes the most impactful thing of petitions is spreading the word, and if you're circulating it in person, networking
These numbers are mind-boggling:
>It is estimated that every year, between 400,000 and 800,000 illegal and unsafe abortions are performed in the country, and that of these, around 100,000 will result in hospitalisations. At least three women die every day due to complications from unsafe abortions. Pinsan, the Philippine Safe Abortion Advocacy Network, estimates that in 2020 1.26 million women and girls underwent unsafe abortions.
What is even the point of the ban?
>Sarie is among the many women to have sought help through PinaysChoice, a site formed in 2013 by health professionals, lawyers and programmers.
>Moderators of the site emphasise that the forum isn’t meant to promote abortion but to offer a safe place where users can freely, safely and anonymously talk about their experience.
PinaysChoice aims to help women make informed decisions on sexual and reproductive health, and gives leads on where to find safe abortion services for those who do decide to undergo the procedure.
>The forum has 8,374 members, mostly students, and around 500 active members.
What are the changes that people aren't networking there to promote & procure illegal abortions?