The Spark

the Voice of
The Communist League of Revolutionary Workers–Internationalist

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.”
— Karl Marx

New Abortion Bans

Aug 29, 2022

In Idaho, Tennessee, and Texas, new bans on abortion will take effect. These are almost complete bans, with varying exceptions to prevent physical damage to the mother or her death. The Texas law makes providing an abortion a first-degree felony.

In all, 13 states have passed some form of a trigger law. One in three women in their reproductive years now lives in a state where abortion has been banned or mostly banned.

The fall of Roe has started a chain of legal dominoes falling. Some of the newest laws seek to regulate how much damage can be done to a woman’s body before “the law” will deem an abortion permissible. It is ludicrous!

Women surely pose a threat to the continuation of this unjust system for those currently in power to aim so many restrictive laws at them. That power—the power of women at the heart of the working class—needs to be consciously organized. That day is coming!