THIS is what Schumer was talking about - not some inane interpretation of theology.
Republicans will overturn Roe v Wade and deprive women of the right to control their own bodies. Thousands of mothers will die as safe reproductive services are replaced with coathangers and Drano.
Then Republicans will use the Court to do what they cannot do in the Legislature - end affordable care for Americans.
And without the PPACA, 100 million Americans with a pre-existing condition will lose their health insurance as will anyone who gets really (i.e., expensively) sick while insurance companies re-institute their policy of putting a life-time cap on how much they'll pay for your coverage.
Without the controls on how much of their premium revenue the insurance companies have to return to their customers in the form of payments for coverage, coverage will be reduced. Meanwhile, with 24 Million more Americans without health insurance, the cost of treating them in the ER instead of the doctor's office will drive premiums up significantly. General public health will deteriorate as 24 million more people will show up to work and school SICK where they will infect others.
This is a psychological win for Fundamentalists and a real-life disaster for everyone.
And NO, the Toad's infantile EO to "protect" those with pre-existing conditions will NOT protect anyone - in the law, it's not worth the sharpie its signed with.
GaiL1 posted.........Maybe you have missed ALL the tech and medical advancements in more fail safe methods of birth control, morning after methods, chemical abortion methods.
NOW, the time for a woman to determine her fate is before sex or a very short time after -
if they don't do this for themselves - they aren't in "control" anyway - they are letting fate determine their lives. My comments............Thank you for a sensible post. I keep wondering why a group of senior men think they are protecting womens' bodies. Maybe they need to protect by getting a snip to their own.
@Olderscout66....................I watched his speech as he read it. Too bad he had the foolish statement in the speech. That is the most stupid thing I have heard him say to date.
As for the coat hangers and drano. I hope women are not foolish enough to try this. I also wonder where the great guys are who are using unprotected sex. Why aren't they held accountable? I see men in this group speaking out about women's bodies. Why the heck aren't men better protectors of women's bodies and avoid getting them pregnant in the first place? Don't they play a BIG role in avoiding getting a woman pregnant? I feel sorry for women who allow men to use them this way.
Soosie: As for the coat hangers and drano. I hope women are not foolish enough to try this.
“In Chicago, at Cook Country Hospital, there were about 5,000 women a year coming in with injuries bleeding resulting to illegal abortions, mostly self-induced abortions,” Leslie Reagan, the author of When Abortion Was a Crime, said in an interview. “They had an entire ward dedicated to taking care of people in that situation. Those wards pretty much closed up around the country once abortion was legalized.”
Seems the burden is placed on the one who is carrying the child. I don't see any answers about the man's role in preventing the woman from getting pregnant. They just seem to want to determine that someone should remove the child they helped to create. Very manly indeed.
Seems the burden is placed on the one who is carrying the child. Having no choices creates an unnecessary burden on the woman. I don't see any answers about the man's role in preventing the woman from getting pregnant. By this time, BOTH person's, the WOMAN and the MAN have already answered your delemma... They just seem to want to determine that someone should remove the child they helped to create. Very manly indeed. Actually, very SEXIST indeed...you choose to ignore the fact that it takes two...and ONLY want to blame men...
"FAKE 45 #illegitimate" read a sign at the Woman's March in DC, 1/27/2017