People who live in democratic countries pride themselves in having freedoms and rights, like the freedom of speech, the freedom of choosing their own religion, the right to education or the right to privacy. And most of them have the right to do what they want with their own bodies.

Sadly, it has to be said that this includes most but not all of them, because in some of them, such a decision like having or not having a child is made by the government and not the woman who is the one who will bear the child.

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The internet is going crazy right now because Texas has passed a bill that came into effect on September 1st which states that a pregnancy cannot be terminated after the fetus is 6 weeks old.

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beastmachine.
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11 months ago

That's a 4th degree burn right there

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From September 1st all abortions had after six weeks of pregnancy became illegal. This law was first introduced by Governor Greg Abbott in May, and it was greeted with resistance. However, after months of battles, the Supreme Court ignored the emergency requests to stop the law before it had to be enforced. 

This is the most restrictive abortion law in the country. And it conflicts with Supreme Court who banned states from making abortion illegal when the fetus is about between 22 and 24 weeks old.

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WilvanderHeijden
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11 months ago

Every Republican: "Well it's my freedom to dictate what happens in women's bodies. And I'm prepared to invalidate the constitution and every amendment which could keep me from doing that. By the way, that's how I also think about voters rights for minorities. "

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Jesus Christ
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11 months ago

Pass it.

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The Texas Senate Bill 8, which is also known as The Heartbeat Act, makes abortions when the fetus has a heartbeat to be illegal. An unborn child starts to have a detectable heartbeat around the 6 week mark. Which is when women rarely know they are pregnant.

Also, the bill defines that the first day of a pregnancy is calculated from the first day of the woman’s last menstrual period, because it is impossible to confirm the day of the actual conception so it means that women have even less time to find out they are pregnant.

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Miz Melatonin
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11 months ago

That's fackin sick. Whoever voted this in should have to stand in front of a firing squad of rape victims. See how much they agree with it then.

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Carmen Sandiego
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11 months ago

As soon as possible. I'll cover the expenses.

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WilvanderHeijden
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11 months ago

Extremists are discussing the possibilities of applying Taliban tactics to the USA. Would be a good thing for Texas, Sharia law doesn't ban abortions.

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A lot of women who don’t want to get pregnant intentionally don’t usually do pregnancy tests, so the chances of them noticing they are pregnant before the 6 weeks are low. We have to keep in mind that pregnancy tests also can show a false-negative so even that is not a guarantee. Going to the doctors to do bloodwork constantly only just to be safe that you are really not pregnant isn’t reasonable too.

A late period is also not a definite indication of pregnancy too because there are women who have them irregularly or don’t track them at all. The sign that most women take notice of is the feeling of sickness out of nowhere. But that shows up only at about the sixth week when it can already be too late to make an abortion in Texas.

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Me Oh My
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11 months ago

and it would be even worse if they had to shut down the program due to no longer being able to filter what's real and what isn't, wouldn't it be? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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WilvanderHeijden
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11 months ago

The new Texas Anti-Abortion law authorizes anyone in the country to file a lawsuit against any abortion provider, or anyone who helps someone get an abortion, and seek a penalty of that person of at least $10,000 per abortion. Which does sound like the start of Nazi Germany when people were encouraged to snitch on family, friends and neighbors if they dared to doubt the Führer.

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Manndy Fisher
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11 months ago

This is great! It's foetus logic I believe so "we must fight for foetuses!" but when comes to helping children they are "not my child not my problem"...

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shep ona
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11 months ago

I think women in Texas should just demand a law that all men be required to have a vasectomy. When they are mature and ready to have children, their vasectomy can be reversed.

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What is more, private individuals may sue any women who had an abortion and any abortion provider and doctors or just anybody involved in the process and get up to $10,000 as a reward. There are even pages where you can tip anonymously about people who are related to this affair now turned illegal. 

People on the internet could not hold their mouths and were enraged that no actions were taken against this law, that the media is not talking about it more and were just simply baffled by the politicians who came up with this law. They were calling the $10,000 compensation a bounty and were predicting that it would cause chaos.

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WalksAroundMountains
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11 months ago

makes pictures from the anti-mask protests look almost funny texas-6131...e181e6.jpg texas-61310d2e181e6.jpg

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WilvanderHeijden
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11 months ago

Perhaps Texan women should go on strike and deny men sex until this law is from the table.

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Many of them even compared this situation with the crisis that happened in Afghanistan, tweeting with the hashtags #American Taliban and #TexasTaliban. They were making fun of the people who were so concerned about the rights of Afghan women, but the rights of women in Texas seem less important.

A very heated argument was that the freedom to not wear a mask is more valued than the freedom of having a choice in women’s own bodies that will have long-term consequences. People were also triggered because on the same day that the Heartbeat Act took effect, another law came into force, letting Texans above the age of 21 who legally own guns, carry them in public without a license.

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WilvanderHeijden
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11 months ago

It's not about sanctity of life, it never was. It's about controlling women and returning to them good ol' days when women knew their place and slaves were cheap.

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beastmachine.
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11 months ago

Oh this is so true

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Although the internet really exploded with frustrated people’s reactions, there were a lot of them who were defending the bill, saying that abortions are straight up murders and they shouldn’t be allowed. Others were coming with the Christianity argument that it’s God’s will that a woman got pregnant and she shouldn’t change that.

But what are your thoughts? Have you heard about the Heartbeat Act and what was your reaction? Do you agree with people in this list or would you say they are overreacting? We would be curious to know so sound your opinions in the comments.

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Iron Eddy
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11 months ago

And an open invitation for raping.

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WilvanderHeijden
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11 months ago

Error, Sharia law is much more humane in matters of abortion. With a strong and clear reason, permissibility becomes more lenient. Such cases include forced pregnancy (caused by rape), reasons of health and other pressing reasons.

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WilvanderHeijden
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11 months ago (edited)

Most countries go forward in time, some countries go backwards.

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D K
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11 months ago

Yes, why the f*ck not!

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Bill
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11 months ago (edited)

You can sue them for assisting in transporting women out of state. None of the legislators are poor

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WilvanderHeijden
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11 months ago

Marvellous idea. Castrate every guy who supported this bill, so they can't procreate.

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teal&pink
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11 months ago

RIGHT. I finally understand. Thank you ImSpeaking13. I get it now! Texas needs more babies to make up for all the people they are killing from the Delta Veriant! That's why women have bounties on their heads for not want ing a kid!

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Joe Reaves
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11 months ago

Trying? I think they've pretty much succeeded. Still at the rate they also seem to be trying to kill off their voters thanks to the anti vaxx, anti mask rhetoric, pretty soon they'll be unelectable (not soon enough I realise)

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Sam rice
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11 months ago

This is ridiculous, most women don't have regular periods so going a month or so without a period how the actual f**k are they supposed to know if pregnancy is not suspected?

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Honu
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11 months ago

Yep. And these legislators doing their best to ban it know full well that the law will never apply to their families. They need to curry favor with the religious conservative wing of the party. If they have to sell out poor people to do it, oh well.

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Queen Boudicca
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11 months ago

Don't forget spurs and fancy belt buckles...

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WoodenLion
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11 months ago

trump is a pitiful human

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Steph Harrison
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11 months ago

mandatory vasectomies than can only be reversed when they prove themselves of being sufficiently capable and responsible to support another life

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Katchen
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11 months ago

F*** Ben “Hysterical” Sasse: https://www.bustle.com/p/ben-sasses-hysteria-comment-at-brett-kavanaughs-hearing-is-being-ripped-apart-on-twitter-11495038

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John Baker
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11 months ago

Biden doesn't want to expand the SCOTUS because he understands it would set a dangerous precedent. If the Democrats can do it, so can the Republicans.

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Me Oh My
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11 months ago

-gestures in Christianity and general culture-

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