Abortion in the Ancient World (With Princess O’Nika Auguste): The Show Notes

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And in case you think we were exaggerating when we were talking about Republicans discussing overturning basic foundational cases that support civil rights, here are some relevant news articles:

Former National Review editor Peter Brimelow calling for the overturn of Brown vs. Board of Education. Here’s a more in-depth fact check about Trump-appointed judges refusing to admit that Brown vs. Board was correctly decided.

Here’s a senator from Indiana, Mike Braun, talking about how legalizing interracial marriage was a mistake.

And in case you’re in the mood for more batshittery:

Here’s a state by state roundup of where Republicans are planning to roll back reproductive rights: access to abortion and also contraception.

In Missouri, lawmakers are trying to make it illegal to help someone pay for an abortion or travel across state lines to get one.

Some states are considering (or refusing to rule out) bans on contraceptions such as IUDs, Plan B, or hormonal birth control.

Some Republicans have expressed the wish to overturn the right to buy any contraception.

Others are seeking to narrow the definition of a threat to the mother’s life or health so that more women will have to risk their lives and health carrying high risk pregnancies; eliminate abortion for ectopic pregnancy (where the fetus is never viable and the woman will almost certainly die without an abortion), and eliminate the health exception altogether.

It’s important to note that the “life and health of the mother” exception is a fake exception that only serves to tie doctors’ hands in high-risk pregnancies and make them afraid to deliver lifesaving care until the woman is mostly dead. The only way to tell if you are really going to die from your pregnancy is if you die.

This has already killed women in places with abortion bans, including Ireland, Poland, and the Dominican Republic.

If you are pregnant and don’t want to be, see here for resources on what you can do and how to protect yourself.

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