TW: Misogyny, Pregnancy complications, Neglect of pregnant people leading to death.
Read this, by Sady of Tiger Beatdown. She’s a lot more eloquent about it than I can be; every time I try to think about it I’m only able to get a few seconds of clarity before my train of thought turns into a series of expletives.
This is literally life and death for uterus-havers. This is a bill that says, literally, (see for yourself), that a hospital with a policy of allowing people to die of ectopic pregnancies, eclampsia, septic miscarriage and similar complications, instead of performing abortions or referring for them, should be treated the same as a real hospital (see section 2 subsection g).
As an added bonus, it has the same “pregnant female” dehumanizing, cissexist language instead of the merely cissexist “woman” that previous bills had. And it brings back the “forcible rape” clause that got removed from the last bill (2.c.1.A)
I have literally no other words for this beyond a stream of obscenities. I can hear my anger on my breath here, and I’m sure my keyboard would rather I stopped pounding it over this, so I’m going to wrap up here.