Georgia's new "heartbeat" bill? Thoughts?

posted 5 months ago in The Lounge
Post # 61
3380 posts
Sugar bee

This country is terrifying. Under his eye, for sure.


There was a time when I was younger and I though, oh, women should only have abortions in serious cases, or rape blah blah. Wtf was I thinking. It’s not my business why anyone wants an abortion. It’s nobody’s business besides the woman and her doctor. 

Post # 62
130 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

wildflowerz :  my Mother-In-Law almost died from an ectopic, I’ve had three miscarriages. I am so goddamn terrified of this government.

Post # 63
9044 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

Westwood :  I would be interested in reading anything that states that because I have found no credible sources.

Post # 64
7413 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

The only reason that the right wing pander to the 2A crowd is to create a small but rabid group of single-issue voters they can activate to prop up their agenda. They don’t give two shits about gun rights. They just need the numbers. This has always been the end game.  So they scared you and told you that Obama was going to take yer gunz and Hillary was gonna take yer gunz, and now when women die from botched back-alley abortions, their blood will be on your hands.

Post # 68
1361 posts
Bumble bee

I hope we can all remember this at election time when the democratic nominee falls short of our perfect ideal fantasy.  The candidate will be a flawed human, not a god. We will feel lukewarm about some part of their platform. They WILL be smeared.  Memes, lots and lots of disparaging memes are coming and lots of car rant videos by right wing blowhards and podcasts by pseudo intellectual blowhards.   

Lets not Jill Stein this one.  It will backfire spectacularly.  


Post # 69
149 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2019

 As someone who has experienced a stillbirth and two miscarriages and who isnt the biggest fan of using  abortions as birth control I find this bill very disturbing and plan wrong.

The part about miscarriages potentially  being prosecuted is especially horrific. My last miscarriage was at 10 weeks after we saw a heartbeat. Our baby had trisomy 15 which means he would not survive. I had blood clots in both my lungs after our sons stillbirth and have to be on bloodthinners for every pregnancy. The doctors said If I hadnt gotten a D&C I could have bled out.

The thought of losing a baby I desperately wanted and having to prove I wasnt the cause of said loss is so incredibly insensitive and mindboggling stupid,  I just cant believe something like this would exist in today’s society.

Post # 71
2695 posts
Sugar bee

Kslim13 :  You know there’s a lot more states with a heartbeat bill than just Georgia & Alabama, right?

Also, women will not be imprisoned. People need to know the law. Don’t repeat information you see/hear without going directly to the law to read it for yourself.

Post # 74
458 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

Kslim13 :  I’m pro life, I believe life starts at conception.  I’m pro life for many reasons, not least that both my husband and I were almost aborted.  

Even to me, these laws seem uneccessarily cruel and barbaric to women, not to mention complicated.  While I would support the banning of abortion except in those incredibly rare medical cases, this doesn’t seem like the right way to go about it. 


Post # 75
2794 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I saw this on the news last night and it made me cry. Luckily I live in the UK, but I have a baby daughter. It scares me that she might end up in a world where her reproductive rights are slowly taken from her by men. 

Im very pro choice (so I also support the right for women to be pro life for themselves) I feel very strongly that women should be able to make decisions about their own bodies. To threaten women with legal action for MISCARRYING is frankly terrifying. I have had many early losses in my time. I was also in the ‘drink till it’s pink’ tribe. My losses had nothing to do with having a glass or two of wine but would the law believe me? Would they accuse me of bringing about my own miscarriages? Even though each pregnancy was planned and wanted? 

This makes me even more pro choice because I need to protect my daughter and her rights.

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