Sep 13, 2021
Texas’ latest anti-abortion law, known as SB 8, is the harshest in the country. It’s basically a ban on abortion, with its 6-week time limit on the women who might wish to undergo the procedure. When the Governor of Texas, Greg Abbott, blew off a question about rape, saying women have 6 weeks to get abortions under Texas’ new law, he got schooled. Because menstrual cycles vary between 3 and 6 weeks apart, once a period is missed, there can be zero weeks before abortion is illegal!
Comedian Sarah Silverman summed up the impact of this new law very well. She said, “They know rich people can get abortions. They can leave the state, they can take off work, they can get a babysitter, they can drive 10 hours, they can wait 24 hours to think it over and then afford to do that, right? This is a war on poor people.”