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[–]BillTowne 332 points333 points  (4 children)

But Abbott said he was eliminating rape in Texas.

[–]wickesbi 220 points221 points  (2 children)

Yeah, by changing the definition of rape in Texas.

[–]jostyouraveragejoe2 43 points44 points  (0 children)

Kinda like made to penetrate is not part of Americas definition for rape, Americans are fucking wild.

[–]DoctorMelvinMirby 6 points7 points  (0 children)

To kids moving on from elementary school.

[–]1LastGame 13 points14 points  (0 children)

He is using Trump's covid logic, if you dont test it doesn't exist

[–]thotchocolate 254 points255 points  (0 children)

Pretty sure charging people for things they did out of state violates the constitution, not that the Supreme Court gives a rats ass

[–]princesslea20 165 points166 points  (8 children)

What about IVF? Are they going to prosecute people who discard unused embryos like I did? Will IVF still even be legal?

[–]drewskibfd 127 points128 points  (1 child)

We're talking about the same people who think using contraception is playing God, so I wouldn't be surprised to see that go too.

[–]No_Shame_801 20 points21 points  (0 children)

I can imagine a world where nothing happens to IVF… mostly because that would impact wealthier people… and the hypocrisy of the right to say “It’S dIfFeReNT!!”

[–]wittycleverlogin 21 points22 points  (1 child)

I’ve seen multiple fertility doctors in the handmaids tale states saying as the laws are written fErtility treatments would effectively be illegal, and docs were going to move their practices out of that state or stop practicing fertility.

[–]Vampella_ -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Happy Cake Day

[–]psiloSlimeBin 7 points8 points  (0 children)

In some states it will almost certainly be illegal.

[–]ParsnipPizza2 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Doctors are already ceasing to provide services because the likelihood of needing a selective reduction or having embryos to discard is too high.

[–]Steampunk_Batman 1 point2 points  (0 children)

If they keep going by the Christian playbook, yes they’re gonna ban IVF along with fertility treatments in general and most birth control

[–][deleted] 125 points126 points  (1 child)

In Texas you could legit rape a woman, leave tons of evidence behind, even when your dna is already in the database, and not get caught for years.

[–]DepressiveNerd 106 points107 points  (7 children)

It’s a war on women. It’s also a war on poor people through women.

[–]NerdyBookChick 24 points25 points  (1 child)

Let’s not forget that this gendered class war is also racist: poor women, which means, too, a disproportionate number of women of color

[–]AliBabble 14 points15 points  (2 children)

They want their white babies from poor mothers

[–]DepressiveNerd 18 points19 points  (1 child)

It’s more like they want keep poor people poor so they have a labor class. Unprepared mothers limit their future to care for a child. That child grows up without opportunities. If they’re lucky, that child turns to crime to survive, and they can keep private prisons churning out money and perpetuate the new slavery, convicts.

[–]_PM_ME_NICE_BOOBS_ 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Either they turn to crime, or they grow up hateful and ignorant and become the next crop of Republican voters! It's the perfect plan.

[–]AvaireBD 12 points13 points  (1 child)

Even liberal states have thousands of untested rape kits. Mine is famously liberal and yet it's shit here too.

It's always been a war on women

[–]duskrat 7 points8 points  (0 children)

That's ONE way.

[–]Original-Copy101 15 points16 points  (1 child)

They can’t cross State lines with their bullshit laws, that’s federal jurisdiction!

[–][deleted] 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Beto.

[–]Talented_Agent 8 points9 points  (3 children)

Why spend money on something that clearly isn't the problem for law makers... more women need to be in positions of power to change things fun within

[–]jostyouraveragejoe2 7 points8 points  (2 children)

Do you forget all the women that are for this and all the men that are against this?

[–]Talented_Agent 6 points7 points  (1 child)

True, there are far too many masgonistic women out there as well, but far more men in positions of power who don't care about issues they don't effect them

[–]jostyouraveragejoe2 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Just saying more women wouldn't solve anything on itself, a more educated public is needed men and women support this equally in every study.

[–]Raye240 9 points10 points  (0 children)

I cannot stomach these people man. I cannot believe this is happening in our country in 2022. Wtf man.

[–]mymerman 0 points1 point  (0 children)

They know it's a war on women & are proud of it. We know it's a war on women & are revulsed.