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Republicans Across America Are Banning Abortion , Believe They Can Control Women’s Bodies

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During his two and a bit years so far as President of the United States and leader of the free world, President Donald Trump has spent much of his time focussing his attention on the American judicial system. Specifically, he has been stuffing out courts with as many right wing ultra conservative judges as he can find, so that American law will be interpreted in the most conservative ways imaginable for a long time after he has vacated the Oval Office. His crowing achievements in this respect are, of course, the confirmations of Justice Brett Kavanaugh and Justice Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court.

Those two extremely powerful men will probably soon have to rule on an abortion case, in which they will have the opportunity to overturn the famous Roe V. Wade ruling which essentially gave women in America the abortion rights that they have today. This is a terrifying prospect for anyone who believes in the importance of women’s rights, and is not a misogynist like Trump, Gorsuch and Kavanaugh. However, other conservatives across the country are thrilled about the prospect of soon having the ability to completely outlaw abortion in their states. Some of them, as recent reports have revealed, are going so far as to actually start planning and putting in place legal groundwork for the total outlawing of abortion and the curtailing of fundamental rights for women:

Both chambers of the Tennessee General Assembly voted Monday in favor of a measure that would trigger an abortion ban in the state should the U.S. Constitution be amended to give states final authority on abortion — or if the Supreme Court overturns or alters Roe v. Wade, its landmark decision legalizing abortion. It will now be sent to Gov. Bill Lee for his signature. Two efforts to amend the bill introduced by Sen. Brenda Gilmore, D-Nashville, that would have allowed for exceptions for pregnancies resulting from rape or incest by adults or for girls under 18 failed.

Democratic lawmakers in both chambers voiced objections to the legislation. Sen. Jeff Yarbro, D-Nashville, called the measure “a dangerous and potentially unconstitutional precedent for legislation.” Rep. Gloria Johnson, D-Knoxville, pointed out the legislation’s lack of exception for rape and incest, to which Rep. Susan Lynn, R-Mt. Juliet, replied that a future legislature was “perfectly free” to enact such exceptions.

These are the kind of people who put Trump in the Oval Office.


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