Pandora’s Box: Flip Rowe – this is just the beginning of threats to women Opinion

Taylor Hirt

When I was raped in 2016one of my attackers pushed inside me and took out my NuvaRring, an internal anti-fertility device, and asked me what it was.

When I told him he threw him aside where he was lost until the police found him a couple of days later.

After my attack, due to the sudden withdrawal of contraceptives, I had an increased risk of pregnancy. I was given pills in the morning after lawmakers and anti-abortion activists had long sought to ban the law and fortunately avoided pregnancy. If I got pregnant, I would definitely choose abortion.

Would this unborn life deserve punishment for rape? No. But I also did not deserve punishment. I did not deserve to be forced to carry, give birth to and raise the child of my rapist.

Thanks to Rowe, I wouldn’t have to.

Now, six years later, I am watching as a conservative majority in the Supreme Court threatens to take away a woman’s right to her own body.

So many don’t see the far-reaching impact that Rowe’s overthrow will have even on those who have never been in that position themselves when trying to have an abortion. Here in Missouri we have a trigger law which will make termination of pregnancy at any stage illegal, except in cases of emergency medical care.

There are no exceptions to rape. There are no exceptions for incest.

Young girls who end up pregnant due to abuse of family members in this state will be forced to carry their children ahead of time or flee the state in search of a doctor who can perform an abortion.

For women struggling with polycystic ovary syndrome or premenstrual dysphoric disorder, or with diseases for which pregnancy would be a death sentence, they may no longer have access to many life-changing birth control methods.

For those women aspiring to become a mother, Rowe’s rollover introduces new obstacles.

In the opinion of SCOTUS can put the General Assembly in place of the driver of abortion rights

Because doctors are at greater risk of prosecution because of excess embryos that cannot be safely transferred to the expectant uterus, in vitro fertilization treatment is likely to be slower, less successful, and more expensive.

Women across the country who have had a devastating experience of losing a pregnancy also face the added burden of proving that a miscarriage was not their own business. As if these mothers no longer blame themselves. Across the country, women have already been investigated and charged with risky behavior during pregnancy and miscarriage.

Women with a planned but tragically unviable pregnancy will be forced to bear and give birth to dead children, instead of being allowed to mercifully end the suffering of their unborn child.

And women will die.

Women with a planned but tragically unviable pregnancy will be forced to bear and give birth to dead children, instead of being allowed to mercifully end the suffering of their unborn child.

For decades, when women became pregnant unintentionally, they sought abortion without having the headache of consulting the other party. There are so many men who have no idea how close they are to over 18 years of alimony when the woman they were with didn’t call a friend and “dealt” with the situation without him. Goodbye, connection culture.

Lawmakers in Missouri even discussed it harassment of women traveling abroad for abortion. Imagine that you live in a country where a trip for medical treatment is considered a criminal offense. Because that’s where we could head.

For years, we have seen conservatives tear down the right to abortion. We were called crazy for our panic when Ruth Bader Ginzburg died. We were called crazy when we condemned the Democrats’ refusal to make abortion a litmus test.

Let me assure you, I am well aware of the precious gift of motherhood.

When I was younger, my dad told me that my views on abortion changed when I became a parent. But if anything, becoming a mother has strengthened my faith in the need for choice.

The daughter was not planned. I was not in a relationship with her father when she was conceived. I remember telling him I was pregnant and asking him what to do, I can’t stand the burden of that decision myself.

And while I waited for his answer, I realized I was hoping for a concrete answer. Then I knew I was holding her. Before he could answer, I made a decision. I decided I loved this baby inside of myself and was going to keep her, raise and be her mother. It may not have been planned, but it was still a choice I had to make out of love.

It was also a choice that I was really happy to be able to make because I had access to paid maternity leave and a decent income, and also had access to an affordable childcare option. In the United States, maternity leave is not guaranteed. Most single mothers live below the poverty line, and the cost of caring for children is like extortion.

Not to mention the ongoing destruction of social programs that allow low-income families to provide for children, and a nationwide shortage of formulas. For a country that is so committed to forcing women to motherhood, it seems committed to ensuring that they fight at every turn.

My God, if you look on social media, you’ll see that most mothers in this country still can’t do anything right.

According to Matt Goetz, we are too educated and lonely skating women who eat dinner in the microwave. According to selected officials in Texas, parents who provide their transgender child with gender-sensitive care are abused.

I seem to remember after enrolled my daughter on a vaccine trial last year, quite a few people tell me I need to be shot or pick up my baby. Why are you forcing me to have a baby when you can’t even trust me to make medical decisions on behalf of my living baby?

As a middle-class white woman with good connections, I am well aware that if Rowe is repealed, my access to abortion will not be as limited as that of my black and brown sisters, trans women, and those living in low-income families. income level. These are the ones whose miscarriages will be investigated and prosecuted.

These are the ones whose desperate self-induced abortions will lead them to jail or a morgue. It will be harder for them to avoid a harsh relationship. These are the families that will drive even deeper into poverty.

Women like me will continue to have access to abortion through our networks. The only difference is that now we, along with everyone who helps us, risk being prosecuted for the murder.

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The bottom line is that it was my body before it was home to my baby. I have a right to stand my ground in this. I have the right to dictate who lives in my body and who is supported by my body. I have the right to withdraw this greeting at any time because this body remains mine.

I have the right to say that a child cannot use my body or have access to it just as I have the right to say that a man cannot use my body or have access to it. I am not ready to give up that right.

I finished the march. I will not wear a red robe in protest. I am ready to demand that the candidates for the position of vote and without apology vote for the choice before I give them a penny or vote. I’m ready to fight.

You will have to snatch my autonomy from my cold dead hands. Period. Exclamation mark. Middle finger.

Taylor Hirt is a freelance writer, speaker and dedicated advocate for sexual assault survivors. Her work has appeared in the Huffington Post, and The Kansas City Star. She wrote this article for the Missouri Independent, brother and sister of Pennsylvania Capital-Star, where he first appeared.

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