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It's fascinating to see people argue that women won't really be punished if abortion is illegal. Here are some things that have *already* happened to women despite Roe:
Melissa Ann Rowland of Utah was charged with murder after one of her twins was stillborn - because she refused a c-section. cbsnews.com/news/mom-arres…
Purvi Patel of Indiana was sentenced to 20 years in prison for feticide. She said she had a miscarriage, and no traces of any abortifacent were found in her blood work. theguardian.com/commentisfree/…
Angela Carder was 27 years old, 26 weeks pregnant, and had cancer. She was forced to undergo a c-section to try to save the baby despite the risk to her health. They both died. nytimes.com/1990/12/08/opi…
Rennie Gibbs of Mississippi was 16 years old when she delivered a stillborn baby - she was indicted on charges of "depraved heart murder" after accusations that she used drugs propublica.org/article/stillb…
A woman in Louisiana was jailed on charges of second-degree murder after she went to the hospital for unexplained vaginal bleeding. It was over a year before medical records showed that she had a miscarriage. nytimes.com/2014/11/08/opi…
Christine Taylor of Iowa was charged with attempted feticide after she fell down the stairs at home. vox.com/2015/4/3/83368…
Bei Bei Shuai lost her pregnancy after she tried to kill herself - within a half hour a homicide detective was questioning her. She was arrested for murder npr.org/sections/healt…
I'll keep adding to this thread later, but the point is - women (mostly women of color, immigrant & low-income women) are already being punished using anti-choice laws. And this is while abortion is LEGAL. Imagine what would happen if Roe were overturned.
If you're outraged by these stories, @NAPW is an organization that has been on top of this shit for years. Follow them & support however you can.
Stop saying women won't be punished if abortion is illegal. Roe still stands, and here's what's happening to women RIGHT NOW medium.com/s/jessica-vale…
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