Lately there has been a flurry of anti-abortion bills by eight or more states. Over the past few months, states including Missouri, Mississippi and Georgia, Arkansas and Alabama have taken steps to enact “heartbeat” bills. Those bill’s would ban abortion as soon as a physician is able to detect a fetal heartbeat. The first thing that jumps out is, these multi-state abortion “heartbeat” bills come with a complete lack of male inclusion in punishment. If these all-male Republican legislatures, were serious about abortions, they would be talking about sex education, free birth control, Healthcare for the child until the age of twenty-one, and mandatory sentences for rape including castration. One of the harshest ”heartbeat” bill comes from Alabama, there Gov. Kay Ivey signed a bill on May 15 that makes having an abortion punishable up to life in prison. There are no exceptions for rape or incest. The only exception would be if a mother’s life was in danger. Let us address the reason’s why a woman would consider having an abortion. She was seduced, deceived, betrayed, abused, abandoned, shamed or she may live in dire poverty. These are the common reasons a woman seeks an abortion. Let us address these issues successfully so that women need not consider abortion at all. Why can't those white republican legislatures remember, those girls never got pregnant by themselves, but they are certainly paying the price. As MY mother use to tell me, “it takes two to tango.” Don’t these old white men get it? The women are tired of being told over and over again that she is not capable of making choices about her own body. But a women’s body can be forced to reproduce, Republican’s are not treating women as a valued human in society, but rather in their ability to bear children. These “heart beat “ bill will bring back the 1960’s again. "I had friends who had an illegal abortion and barely survived, after going to visit “Aunt Mable” in South Dakota. But in reality they were going to Mexico, to a back-alley abortion clinic. In reality, "Banning abortion does not stop abortion. It stops safe abortion," and you need to think about that. Whether you believe it or not, the harsh reality is, even for white women, that the Republican’s view a woman body as a baby incubator. Some days after listening to a republican explanation the “heartbeat bill,” I just want to go and bake him a pie like Octavia did in the movie, “THE HELP”

This is for the numb-skulls out there, the Republicans shame and punish the person that can’t support another family member, [they] can’t accept a rapist's child, wouldn't be able to care properly for a disabled child, because she can’t. But you're a heartless person if you say, after seeing her in a grocery line, with food stamps, “oh she is one of those”. Oh, Republican’s can be so cruel.

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Urbrainwashed

Your ignorantly writing about a very sensitive topic to many people who are strongly against abortion in your district. Where do (you) they draw the line on abortion?? Its currently legal to abort in the 3rd trimester in many states, now they want the ability even after birth... This is not a partisan issue, this is a common sense human right issue. As far as the rape clause, in all instances anyone can have an abortion up to 6 weeks in all states and under all laws. Pregnancy would be discovered before this, if it was truly a criminal act, Your statistics on why women get abortions are a unfounded and made up. Look up the facts. I won't waste my time listing them to a talking head like you. Everything you write about is twisted and distorted to help you write uninformed op-eds. I think I speak for most common sense readers...Find a new hobby, get a life. Only a fool would think in todays climate they can swing political views their way. Trump will win in 2020 easily.

waynehalverson4263

Hi Urbrainawashed, [beam] 1. YOU SAID: Where do (you) they draw the line on abortion?? I say: My own feeling are, I am not for of anyone having an abortion, but Its my private belie and I surely not going to condemn anyone that has one. Its there life, there God. So I say bud out. Especially some old dude white guy like me, No women on planning/writing about these abortion bills.
2. you said: now they want the ability even [abortion] after birth.
Very few if any, I say: Or is this just you mind playing republican games. Ha ha
3. you say: This is not a partisan issue, this is a common sense human right issue. I say: Illogical logic
4. you said: Your statistics on why women get abortions are a unfounded and made up. Look up the facts. I won't waste my time listing them to a talking head like you. I say: I did, maybe you should follow your own advice. But enough said, I sort of honored that you call me a talking head however. Haha
5. you said: Everything you write about is twisted and distorted to help you write uninformed op-eds. I think I speak for most common sense readers...Find a new hobby, get a life. I say: your right, its usually about how Republicans twist and distorted common beliefs, I like to point them out. My hobby must be to highlight the republican fallacy, we are for you.
6. Only a fool would think in today's climate they can swing political views their way. Trump will win in 2020 easily. I say, that may be, but I glad his socialist tendency is showing up with bailing out big farmers, but Russia will supply all the soy beans china needs, now with Mexico’s new tariffs, the products are going to cost more for American’s consumers. How is your large tax refund going to hold up? haha

Richard Dalton II

You are LYING AGAIN WAYNE. Your ilk wants to be able to murder children after the are out of the mother's body and you know it. Shame on you.

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