Tweets That Sum Up The Horror Of Recent Anti-Choice Legislation

Tweets That Sum Up The Horror Of Recent Anti-Choice Legislation

May 15, 2019 Updated May 20, 2019

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In case you haven’t been paying attention — and given the real life horror movie that we’re living in these days, who could blame you? — there’s been a recent spate of anti-choice legislation in various states around the country.

Ohio and Georgia will soon ban abortions after six weeks (before many women even know they’re pregnant), without exceptions for issues like rape, incest, or maternal age. Alabama takes it a terrifying step further and bans all abortions, and criminalizes those who perform or receive an abortion.

Holy freaking shit. We are literally wearing red capes and white hats right now. This is the real life Handmaid’s Tale.

These laws were passed with the intention of challenging Roe v. Wade, and seriously, how are we still talking about this? Don’t lawmakers have better things to do with their time than create a dystopian society? Apparently not, because a whole lot of GOP legislators — who not so coincidentally happen to be white males — have been hellbent on enacting the most archaic, offensive, restrictive anti-choice laws in modern history. Because obviously, to these folks, women just do.not.matter.

Want more proof that the GOPers just don’t care? If a rape victim gets an abortion, the doctor who helps her could face more prison time than her rapist. Let that sink in for a minute.