Utah women would have to wait three days before an abortion, the longest such waiting period in the country, under a proposal that won overwhelming approval from the House Monday with little debate.
“An abortion cannot be undone,” said Rep. Steve Eliason, R-Sandy. “Why would we not want to afford a woman facing a life-changing decision 72 hours to consider ramifications that could last a lifetime?”
HB461 would require a woman to wait 72 hours after receiving information on the procedures being used, the gestational stages of the fetus and services available if she chooses not to seek an abortion. Current Utah law imposes a 24-hour waiting period.
An amendment to the bill sought to ease the burden on women in rural areas by allowing them to get the counseling to start the clock from other providers, rather than having to go to the clinic that would provide the procedure.
The bill passed the House 59-11 and moves to the Senate for consideration before the Legislature adjourns Thursday.
[NB: This will affect more people than just cis women. And, as always, it will hurt poor people disproportionately.]
Today seems even worse than usual, if that’s possible. What is this condescending, paternalistic horseshit cloaked in the language of concern and being informed? This is going to be such a burden on people in poverty.
"An abortion cannot be undone"—who would have thunk it?
“Why would we not want to afford a woman facing a life-changing decision 72 hours to consider ramifications that could last a lifetime?”—You’re not offering them 72 hours or giving them 72 hours, you’re mandating it. There’s a difference. Golly gee, some people know they’d want an abortion before they’re even pregnant. Hard to hear, isn’t it?
The whole “life changing decision” thing is starting to become really funny to me (you know, in a sad, laughing while gagging kind of way). Having a child is a life changing decision, having an abortion is continuing life as usual.
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Jen Girdish: I was 20, my “born again” mother cut off my insurance and I couldn’t afford birth control: http://m.good.is/post/birth-control-costs-more-than-you-think-even-for-the-lucky-ones/
These tweets are in response to Rep. Tom Price who claimed that no woman has ever been denied access to birth control because she could not afford it. ”Bring me one woman who has been left behind. Bring me one. There’s not one,” Price told ThinkProgress when it asked how low-income women could access contraception if it were not insured.
Obviously his statement is cis-centric and this issue affects people other than women.
Feel free to submit your own story to me or tweet it using the hashtag #priceiswrong.
Are people still reblogging this abomination of a post?? Jesus fucking christ. And I love that the source is wanna-be-fit-and-healthy.tumblr. You forgot classist and ignorant douchewad in there.
not everyone lives down the block from a whole foods. jfc
I mean, this post is ridiculous because 19.54? Get outta here. $2 for a gallon of milk? GET OUTTA HERE!!
But, in slightly related news, I thought I would take this opportunity to publicly state that KFC biscuits, you guys? For real? uuuunnnnngggggggg yes, please.
You can get that all at Walmart.
Great Value is like, the Walmart food brand.
I really don’t see what’s wrong with this post. It’s not some stupid ~thinspiration~ post with a starving African child that says “U COULD BE DIS SKINNY!!!!!!”
It’s saying, “Hey, if you wanna be healthier, look at how much more healthy food you can get for the same amount of money that you would spend on x amount of KFC.”
Or is it wrong to want to be healthy now? Does it make someone a ~conformist~ if they, you know, genuinely want to eat healthy and get in shape? Does it mean they’re just “conforming to society’s beauty standards?”
It’s okay for people to want to eat healthy. It’s also okay for people to want to get more for their money, especially if they don’t have much.
Believe it or not, it’s also okay for people to want to be fit! Crazy, right?
The problem with it is that this is just not doable for a lot of people. Even if they have twenty dollars and access to a super WalMart. They may not have the time to cook, they may have nothing to cook with. Its not as simple as it seems.