Ever since the Dobbs decision, there are those in the medical field in Blue States doing what they can to help those in Red States.
A new procedure adopted in mid-June by one of the largest abortion pill suppliers, Europe-based Aid Access, now allows U.S. medical professionals in certain Democrat-led states that have passed abortion “shield” laws to prescribe and mail pills directly to patients in antiabortion states.
The result is a new pipeline of legally prescribed abortion pills flowing into states with abortion bans. In less than a month, seven U.S.-based providers affiliated with Aid Access — including the Hudson Valley doctor, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because she was concerned for her safety — have mailed 3,500 doses of abortion pills to people in antiabortion states, according to Aid Access, putting just this small group alone on track to help facilitate at least 42,000 abortions in restricted states over the next year. If more doctors and nurses sign up, as current providers hope they will, the numbers could climb far higher.
“Everything I’m doing is completely legal,” the Hudson Valley doctor said, her family’s ping-pong table covered with abortion pills bound for the South and Midwest, where abortion has been largely illegal since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade in June 2022.
“Texas might say I’m breaking their laws, but I don’t live in Texas.”
“One state can extradite if a person commits the crime in the state, then flees,” Kay said. “But no one is fleeing here. You are just sitting in your office in New York.”
“We’re medical providers suddenly thrown into this world of shipping,” said Lauren Jacobson, a nurse practitioner who operates out of Massachusetts. “Do we write labels by hand? What if we mess up an address? How on earth do we ship 50 packages a day?”
Jacobson concedes that this system is far from perfect. While medication abortion is overwhelmingly safe and effective, she said, on rare occasions her patients in restricted states require in-person care — and they fear the legal risk that could come with a trip to the hospital. In those cases, she said she will try to help them navigate their state’s health care system safely, searching online for a trustworthy provider and advising them on what to say. Sometimes, she said, she’ll go on LinkedIn and scope out the local OB/GYNs, searching for someone who has posted something that supports abortion rights.
“This isn’t normal health care,” she said. “We don’t want to have to do this.”
No, it’s not normal health care. But, the Red States don’t care.
They don’t care, because they could care less how their laws are harming women.
They don’t care, because they KNOW how their laws are harming women, and instead to taking back these laws, or even going back seriously to see if they can improve them..
you have some states who are now dismantling the process by which Maternal Mortality Rates are measured. I mean, one Red State has just zeroed out, in their state’s budget, the way that they keep track of Maternal Mortality rates.
Then, you have the states that are mad that the voters are organizing and putting on the ballot, measures to protect the right to choose.
In Ohio, they are trying to change the entire way that you can change something by a voter initiated Constitutional Amendment.
Currently, you have to get valid signatures for the measure from half of all of Ohio’s counties.
This new Issue 1 would make it that you have to have signatures from ALL of Ohio’s counties.
Used to be that it would pass if it got 50% +1 of the votes on that measure.
They want to change it that it can’t pass unless it gets 60% of the votes.
This is all done because anti-abortion legislators don’t want for the Pro-Choice amendment to pass in November.
OHIO – VOTE NO ON ISSUE 1!
Another thing that the anti-abortion liars are doing…they know that BANS ON ABORTION ARE UNPOPULAR.
So, they are trying to rewrite what ‘ ban’ means. They are trying to pretend that they are doing anything other than establishing ‘ bans’.
They are trying to Frank Luntz abortion language.
They’re not for a National ‘ ban’.
They’re going for a National ‘ consensus’ on abortion.
And, they are not only trying that bullshyt, but, they’re trying to get the MSM to stop using the word BAN when they talk about what’s happening in the Red States.
NO, loss of Body Autonomy for half the country isn’t going away. This issue isn’t going away. And, it very much will be part of the 2024 Election.
The FREEDOM for a woman to do with her body as she sees fit.
Body Autonomy is SO not going away as an issue in 2024.
It's amazing how so many political analysts have not grasped the fact that Dobbs profoundly changed the fundamentals of American elections. This should have been the lesson coming out of the 2022 midterms, yet it is largely ignored in 2024 prognostications. https://t.co/9cPhDRnO8D
— Magdi Jacobs (@magi_jay) July 25, 2023
AMAZING news: the Reproductive Freedom Act in Ohio has now officially been CERTIFIED to be on the ballot in this November's election. It gathered 495,938 signatures from 55 counties across Ohio. Republicans messed around & women & young people will make them find out.
— Victor Shi (@Victorshi2020) July 25, 2023
The Ohio SOS announced Ohioans United for Reproductive Rights (our joint coalition!) has submitted enough valid signatures to place the citizen-initiated constitutional amendment for reproductive freedom on the 2023 November ballot! 💜🩺
— ACLU of Ohio (@acluohio) July 25, 2023
🚨 IMPORTANT INFO🚨 there are TWO upcoming elections:
AUGUST: vote NO (this proposes to change the threshold for a ballot measure from 50 —> 60%)
NOVEMBER: vote YES (this is the actual reproductive rights ballot measure).
Please share far & wide with Ohioans!!
— Victor Shi (@Victorshi2020) July 25, 2023