Tag: Pro-Life

The Sex Strike and How it Exemplifies Political​ Division

Ellie McFarland | @El_FarAwayLand

Earlier this month, Alabama and Georgia both passed controversial anti-abortion legislation. The “heartbeat laws”, which outlaw abortion once the fetus has a heartbeat. In the wake of such, pro-choice women have been lighting up social media. Notably, false reports that the Alabama heartbeat law would prosecute women for miscarriages made the rounds on the news cycle. The bill would only pull a woman into an investigation if there was suspicion someone else had performed an abortion on her. This bit of misinformation contributes to media fear mongering, and somewhat humorously, some Twitter users calling for a “Sex Strike.”

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Georgia’s Heartbeat Bill Could Federally Restrict Abortions

Nate Galt | United States

Last week, Georgia lawmakers passed a bill that bans abortions after six weeks of pregnancy. Dubbed the “heartbeat bill,” the legislation would make abortions illegal if the fetus has a heartbeat. The proposal will remain on Governor Brian Kemp’s desk until May 12. The Georgia governor had previously stated that he would sign the “heartbeat bill” into law. However, numerous celebrities and activists are pressuring him to veto the legislation. Many of Hollywood’s elite petitioned to end their work in the state should the abortion restriction become law. 

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Kentucky Bans Abortion on the Basis of Race, Sex, Disability

Jack Parkos | @laissez_faire76

Republican Governor Matt Bevin on Kentucky signed House Bill 5 into law on Tuesday. The bill would immediately ban abortion on the basis of race, sex, and disability. This the second anti-abortion law that the Republican legislator has passed. The first of these was the “heartbeat” law that would ban abortions after the fetus showed signs of a heartbeat. However, a judge eventually blocked this bill.

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