Women’s Voting Rights Being Surgically Removed With Abortions

Texas Bill 948 will make abortion a felony, which would take voting rights from any woman who gets an abortion.

The bill doesn’t include exceptions for rape or for fetal abnormalities.

Amy Hagstrom Miller, founder of Whole Woman’s Health said:

“Texas has become a cautionary tale about what happens when abortion is legislated out of reach, and reproductive health providers are shut down.”

This law does go against Roe v. Wade by making abortion illegal, but Trump’s promise to appoint pro-life judges could change that. We will have to fight hard for our reproductive rights under a Trump administration.

University of Texas law professor Sanford Levinson said:

“This is a latter-day attempt at nullification of federal law or Supreme Court decisions, and it’s not going to work. Period. There is simply no doubt whatsoever that it is unconstitutional under current law.”

The bill wants to treat a fetus as a person. Abortion is legal, and it should stay that way. Women should not have to give up their bodily autonomy when they are pregnant.

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