The great state of Arizona recently passed a bill that declares the “gestational age” is now the first day of the last menstrual period of a pregnant woman, effectively reducing the time frame that women have to obtain abortions from 20 weeks to 18 weeks.
This has been dubbed “Perpetual Pregnancy“. It is a law that basically declares women as being pregnant before they are even pregnant. This flies in the face of, oh I don’t know, SCIENCE… and common sense. This is a law designed to restrict women’s access to abortions and it is disgusting, all around.
What’s worse? It was designed and approved by women: Jan Brewer (governor of Arizona) and Rep. Kimberly Yee. Let me just say this…
These women are bat shit crazy. Just…just for the record. These women have lost their entire fucking minds. But that’s another story.
So here’s the thing…lol
If a woman gets pregnant, but hasn’t had her period in say 4-6 weeks, because her cycle is weird like that (as many women’s are), are they now suggesting that she’s been pregnant for 4-6 weeks? If so, does that mean she only has 14-16 weeks to obtain an abortion?
Who can verify this? Isn’t this a question that is asked, but not usually physically verified? Like, how do they determine if a woman is lying about when she last had her period, especially if it’s normally irregular? Do they measure hormone levels? What if she is on weird supplements? What if she just got off of birth control, hasn’t had a full period yet, but is ovulating again? So many “what ifs” in this situation!
So how do they even come up with this stuff? What drinking game did Kimberly Yee lose? I’m so utterly confused right now.
The stripping of women’s rights to make choices about their reproductive health is increasing in the scariest ways. I’m disgusted when they have panels and forums filled with men discussing women’s bodies, but I’m even MORE disgusted when women actually come up with this stuff.
How dare you??
But wait, there is more:
They’ve added a requirement of an ultrasound 24 hours before the procedure. We already know that this is a step designed to make women reconsider by relying on the perceived/presumed emotional impact of pregnancy and abortion choices.
“Other parts of the law includes education in public schools prioritizing birth and adoption, signs throughout health-care facilities warning against abortion “coercion,” and an order for the state health department to create and maintain a website touting alternatives to abortion and displaying images of fetuses. Also required is abortion counseling for women aiming to abort pregnancies due to fetal abnormalities, and if the abnormality is certain to be fatal, the counseling incorporates perinatal hospice information before ending the pregnancy. It reaffirms existing barriers to access, like the requirement of a notarized parental consent form for minors and a mandatory ultrasound screening within 24 hours of having an abortion.”
It’s funny how we let “legality” dictate “morality”, when there are no objective or consistent standards for either.
It’s amazing how many women act against their own self-interests when it comes to the pursuit of power.
Shame on Gov. Brewer and Rep. Kim Yee!!!