How A Bill Becomes a Lie

Well, something big happened this weekend that in any other timeline would be this complete disaster huge news story but in this nightmare timeline is just like “another day at the office, the office is on fire.” The PRESIDENT said at a rally that … we’re just gonna direct quote it:

“The mother meets with the doctor. They take care of the baby. They wrap the baby beautifully, and then the doctor and the mother determine whether or not they will execute the baby. I don’t think so.”

This is obviously not true. It’s based on a willful misinterpretation of a Ralph Northam quote and the president has repeated it 4 times already.  This kind of lie is dangerous, dangerous, dangerous. It is going to get someone killed. Maybe an abortion provider… maybe a NICU doctor … maybe a pregnant person. It’s ALSO bad because these kinda lies lead to… ridiculous legislation that hurt EVERYBODY.


Enter “Abortion reversal” bills like the one that just passed in Oklahoma. This bill requires doctors to HANG SIGNS that say multiple times that you could reverse your abortion. Now… we’ve long said this is a tactic that’s not medically sound and also trying to scare people in a vulnerable position. And we still agree with that. But on a fundamentally human level… if these anti-choicers claim to care about pregnancies so much we … have to say… these abortion reversal bills kinda just… give people false hope.

So the initial scientific study found that 4 out of 7 people who did the whole “abortion reversal” thing. REAL COOL FUCKING QUACK SCIENCE TO BASE YOUR WHOLE LEGISLATIVE AGENDA ON, GUYS. But then… now we’re not sure how verified this study is but the OK article mentions a larger study where out of 547 (again grain of salt that this study was real) people 48% were able to “reverse” their abortion. WTF KIND OF NUMBERS ARE THOSE!?!? We get that the other side hates women, but how fucking traumatizing to shame someone so much, they call the line and hope they can reverse their abortion, only to discover it only has a 48% success rate!!! ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME?

But also, again, what they’re telling people to do is just not complete the medication abortion process (and try to counteract the first pill) so it’s like… they’re telling them if you take medicine wrong it prob won’t work. No shit. But we have no real way to know if there would be any long-term effects on the fetus by just… taking a bunch of medicine all at once.

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