Texas recently passed an abortion ban that allows just about anybody to sue abortion providers, and anyone that has aided the women receiving the abortions. It also prohibits women from seeking abortions after six weeks of pregnancy. This ban does not exclude rape and incest survivors from this bill. Yet again, we are at the mercy of white men and big corporations. They continue to police our body and our choices, disregarding the needs of the female population. It’s unconstitutional, a violation of free will, and downright unethical.
Did you think this through?
Here’s what my concerns are, if these women are not allowed to receive abortions after six weeks of pregnancy, then who is going to take care of the baby when it is possibly put up for adoption? Social workers don’t get paid nearly enough and orphanage capacity could possibly be at a all time high. With a pandemic still being prominent to this day, this couldn’t be good for the health of the workers and the children that are in their care. So many children will be put in the system, and that could be traumatizing enough. If the child isn’t put up for adoption, then they may be subjected to a home where they aren’t wanted. This could affect the mental state of an entire generation, leading to something way darker.
A Different POV
It was so upsetting to see this ban being passed, because as a black woman it was 10x more scarier for us. Did you know that black women are more likely to die from pregnancies than any other race in the United States? It’s really heartbreaking for me to see these women being forced to carry a child no matter the circumstance. Our relationship to the medical field is already strained as is, this could possibly push us farther away from it. After all, the BIPOC and low-income communities are more affected by this, as they makeup almost half of the population in Texas.
Food for an Annoyed Opinion
For one, what a woman chooses to do with her body is none of anyone’s business but her own. Whether you are pro-choice or pro-life, the decisions of these women deserve to be respected. Instead of worrying about what a woman does with her body, maybe we should be focusing on real problems in our country like mass shootings, hate crimes, and suicide rates.