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  • #15485
    Vitalogy
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    Who whoulda thought???

    http://www.nbcnews.com/health/womens-health/home-abortions-rise-after-texas-law-closes-clinics-n465451

    A Texas law aimed at restricting abortions, which took effect in 2013, has led to more women trying to end a pregnancy on their own, while the number of clinical procedures in the state has declined, according to a study released on Tuesday.

    The study showed that poor women bear the brunt of the law.

    “Poverty, limited resources, and local facility closures limited women’s ability to obtain abortion care in a clinic setting and were key factors in deciding to attempt abortion self-induction,” the Texas Policy Evaluation Project found.

    The study estimated that between 100,000 and 240,000 women aged 18 to 49 in Texas have tried to self-induce abortion since the law went into effect, using such methods as herbs, teas and medications obtained in Mexico without prescription.

    #15486
    missing_kskd
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    Of course they did. Was there any real doubt?

    #15494
    Amus
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    My God!
    Who could have predicted this?!!

    #15501
    LurkingGrendel
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    Anyone with an IQ exceeding that of a turnip.

    Which of course excludes the Republicans and their supporters who created this situation.

    #15549
    missing_kskd
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    Oh, but it’s a lot more subtle than that.

    I submit those Republicans know exactly what they are doing. They also can see this outcome.

    The difference is they have no problem with it.

    To them, the back alley, high risk abortion is punishment for sinning. Those women are getting exactly what they deserve for either not keeping their legs together. Being forced to have the kid is the more desirable outcome, and it’s all about teaching people a lesson to them. But, that same “lesson” can happen in the back alley too.

    They don’t give a shit. It’s just punishment for unclean, impure, sinners.

    #15585
    LurkingGrendel
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    I’d like to argue with that interpretation.

    I really can’t.

    #15587
    missing_kskd
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    First, I apologize for autocorrect mangling that a bit.

    Second, I sure wish you did have an argument. 🙁

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