Dawn Hennessey said she was going to cry.“Honestly, I’m just in shock," Hennessey, who owns a bakery in South Austin, said. "I’m appalled. It’s a setback. We’re gonna have an underground railroad next thing you know. It’s horrifying.”Austinites stopped on the street by a reporter Friday expressed disbelief and alarm at news of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, the landmark ruling that has for decades upheld the right of people to seek an abortion. The high court’s ruling now leaves it to states to decide whether to restrict the procedure.Later in the afternoon, hundreds gathered at the federal courthouse downtown, preparing to march to the Capitol."I could be a criminal for getting an abortion," said 13-year-old Vienna, whose mother would not let her give her last name out of safety concerns. "I could be a criminal for saving my own life … and I could be a criminal for not wanting to have my rapist's child."During the march to the Capitol, the crowd chanted, "Abortion is health care" and "Abort Greg Abbott.""I've had a lifetime of [access to] abortions and these young people won't," Kitty Fowler, 66, said.Val Rodriguez, 28, said she had no words when she first heard the news; she just felt anger."I've always had to be cautious as a woman," she said, "more so now."Tavy Edwards, 20, held a sign that said, "We are not incubators." They said their mom had a lot of complications during pregnancy and if she had not had access to abortion she could have died."It's our fundamental right. … It's an attack on our human rights," the Texas State University student said. "If I'm in relationships with people who have penises, if I want to have sex with them … it changes how I conduct the entirety of my life."Providers in Texas said they would stop offering abortions immediately while they figure out if anti-abortion laws in effect before Roe now apply."Right now, we need people who understand law and can analyze what the interaction between the SCOTUS ruling today and the existing — very old — laws mean for us," Jeffrey Hons, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood of South Texas, said at a press conference.Attorney General Ken Paxton has said that anti-abortion laws pre-dating Roe are indeed in effect. “Under these pre-Roe statutes, abortion providers could be criminally liable for providing abortions starting today," he wrote.
"It's our fundamental right. … It's an attack on our human rights," the Texas State University student said. "If I'm in relationships with people who have penises, if I want to have sex with them … it changes how I conduct the entirety of my life."
I could be a criminal for not wanting to have my rapist's child."
The fact that they rely on placeholders should give them a hint that their conscious is rejecting the literal meaning.
The fact that anti-choicers don't hold funerals for miscarriages
sign up fetuses for citizenship immediately
that a fetus isn't a person and does not carry the same moral weight as a born human being.
They often do. I've been to them. The casket was the size of a shoe box. It's quite common.
I can't understand for the life of me how pro-abortionists differentiate between the two if time is the only factor separating them.
It's too crucial of a decision to risk being wrong.
Complete and utter bullshit. You are just making stuff up.
There is no such thing as being objectively wrong in such cases
Deranged, stupid people who make shit up often don't understand how normal, sane people reason.The major deciding factor for the rest of us is that the fetus is part of the woman's body and depends on sucking resources out of that body to grow, just like a tumor.
People actually do have funerals for miscarriages. Especially, during the third trimester. It's a thing.
Sure there is. There's an objective answer to everything, but humans are limited in universal knowledge.
If there were a Master or the Universe controlling the strings, here, they know the exact moment at which the child becomes valued and counts.
According to pro-abortion logic, the eggs are not turtles nor eagles. Therefore it should not be a federal crime to damage them, as they are just clumps of cells, and are neither turtles nor eagles.
People actually do have funerals for miscarriages. Especially, during the third trimester. It's a thing.You are either a completely delusional nutcase or an utterly unconvincing liar. Take your pick.
Wrong. There is no such moment and no amount of observations of objective, verifiable facts will support any claim that such a moment has been reached.
You not being familiar that miscarriage funerals were a custom is like an old guy from rural West Virginia going to NYC and discovering black people in person for the first time.
Are you seriously batshit retarded?
Since humans cannot determine this "point" conclusively and unanimously when a human is awarded his/her "human rights". . .
my rapist's child
Trying to validate making choices for women, especially when you're not one, especially when it's the body of someone whose choices do not affect you, is disgusting.
innocent human child
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.
No one should be able to violate one's body autonomy.
It's a parasite id it's unwanted.
Only in the last 100 years have most people considered black people as people with the same rights as us…
Just remove them
it's an act of God or nature.
Your refusal puts other autonomous individuals at risk. If it just affected you, then go ahead, but… do you knownhow viruses work?Of course I don't expect you shitbrains to have common sense. Also, no one is forcing you to. There is no criminal charge you can get. Now businesses in your beloved capitalist society do have the right to kick you out if you don't, and you shouldn't be a Karen about it.