Excellent Video by the BBC, on the Horrors of Abortion Being Illegal in Brazil
This is a must watch for anyone who either thinks that Roe V Wade being overturned by one of Trump’s supreme court nominees would be a good thing, or is indifferent to the prospect. Innocent Women will suffer tremendously if the religious right is able to outlaw abortion, even if they are not able to do so in ever single state. Thankfully as horrible as it was, the tragic death of Savita Halappanavar, helped to put an end to Ireland’s abortion ban. However in some countries like Brazil, abortion is still illegal under almost all circumstances and it shows us the worst case scenario of what might happen if the anti choice crowd got their way here.
This news report by the BBC was released on Jun 7, but I didn’t see it until just now.
Trump is encouraging the religious right to try their best to ban abortion here. If Trump is able to appoint one more anti choice supreme court justice, they might actually be able to overturn Roe. Justice Kennedy recently announced his retirement. That means that there will be an open seat on the Supreme Court very soon. Unless Democrats fight tooth and nail and are able to take back the senate in November of this year, Roe could be eventually overturned by a radical anti choice judge casting the deciding vote when a case involving a new extreme anti choice law reaches SCOTUS! Don’t let that happen. Even if you personally oppose abortion, keep in mind that there is no way to stop every single women from having one, and extreme anti abortion laws like the ones in Brazil are anything but humane.