America Is Going Backward at Warp Speed as Republicans Rip More Rights From Women
The last five years have been a super disaster for women’s rights. All across America, lawmakers have been carving away at a woman’s right to authority over her own body. The last five years account for more than 1/4 of all abortion restrictions enacted since Roe V Wade.
Yes, you read that correctly.
“In the 43 years since the U.S. Supreme Court handed down Roe v. Wade, states have enacted 1,074 abortion restrictions. Of these, 288 (27%) have been enacted just since 2010. This gives the last five years the dubious distinction of accounting for more abortion restrictions than during any other single five-year period since Roe,” the Guttmacher Institute determined in a statement, based on a policy review of reproductive rights by Elizabeth Nash, Rachel Benson Gold, Gwendolyn Rathbun and Zohra Ansari-Thomas for Guttmacher .
We are going backward at warp speed, thanks to extremist Republican lawmakers, many of whom were ushered in on a Tea Party tidal wave. And yet the Tea Party is generally loathed by Americans. So our laws are being made by people with whom most of us disagree.