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Renee Chelian, head of Michigan’s Northland Family Center, which is now getting 30-50 Ohio patients a month, thanks to restrictive abortion laws in that state.
Admitting privileges are the new anti-abortion mode of attack. Hospitals, especially religious ones, are reluctant to offer them to abortion providers, fearing retaliation from anti-abortion protestors or citing a moral opposition to the procedure. Many new restrictions are purported to increase patient safety - even though a legal first-trimester abortion has a serious complication risk of just 0.05% - but are actually designed to shutter clinics and make safe, legal abortion inaccessible. We are now seeing what we knew would happen: People will go to extreme lengths to end a pregnancy they don’t want or can’t have, regardless of the legality of abortion.
THE STEUBENVILLE RAPISTS ARE APPEALING THE DECISION OF THE TRIAL ON THE DEFENSE THAT THEIR BRAINS “AREN’T FULLY DEVELOPED ENOUGH” TO BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR THEIR ACTIONS.
EXCUSE ME WHILE i SET EVERYTHING ON FIRE
This is absolute filth for the most horrible of horrible reasons, but I wanted to add this less emotive (but equally disgusting) thought for consideration:
Imagine the fucking legal precedent this would set…
This CANNOT happen.
Literally my first thoughts were “holy shit the legal precedents….”
THIS IS WOULD GIVE FUTURE HIGH SCHOOL DATE RAPISTS A GET OUT OF JAIL FREE CARD
Their lawyers should be disbarred.
I’m sorry that, when they go home, they will be coddled and comforted and cooed over by people who will reinforce the notion that they did nothing wrong. They will learn nothing, and they will do it again.
It’s irresistible to call for their permanent incarceration. Viciously, I would be happy if they never saw the light of day again. But that solves nothing - it doesn’t teach them or any other young men that young girls and women are human beings deserving of respect and humanity. It doesn’t lessen this brave girl’s trauma, or make her community realize what monsters they’ve been and rally to support her.
There have to be alternatives to imprisoning people, I just don’t know what they are. I’m going to be scouring McKenzie’s Resources page for more insight.
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