The state of Alabama passed a bill banning abortion. This bill makes abortion a felony punishable by prison and a doctor ‘caught’ performing the procedure can get from 10 to 99 years in jail. Funny thing is that, 25 white male republican prudes decided for the future of roughly 2.5 million women living in the state of Alabama. Keeping in mind that women represent 51.5 percent of the population, making Alabama a female-majority state. Isn’t it ironic?
This bill is by far the strictest in the US. Apart from the obvious absurdity an abortion ban poses, with ‘absurdity’ being the mildest word possible to describe this madness, this bill is prohibiting even rape victims to terminate the pregnancy. Other conservative, republican-run states with an abortion ban such as Georgia, prohibit abortion after six weeks into pregnancy. Other states allow it in the case of rape. But Alabama has issued an near-absolute ban.
Conservative states, predominantly located in the south, like Arkansas, Kentucky, North Dakota, Ohio, Mississippi and now Alabama, have all successfully passed anti-abortion bills. In total about 61 pertinent bills have been introduced around the country, in what can only be described as an all-male frenzy to pass as many anti-women bills possible. And the Trump administration picks for the Supreme Court are only facilitating the situation.
According to Alabama law, the bill will need to be signed by the governor to be put in effect. Until then, the American Civil Liberties Union and Planned Parenthood have said that they will pursue lawsuits to protect women’s rights over their own bodies.
I personally believe that all these white shriveled old men will eventually fade away from the political scene, call it wishful thinking. The question is, how much damage they can do till then? Now more than ever is time for all the women across the world to rally, react and ravage.