And More GOP War on Uteri

I literally just hit publish on my last post, and then I see this: Alabama legislators consider Nebraska-style bill to block elective abortions at 20 weeks.
Abortion opponents are hoping the big changeover in the Legislature, with new Republican leadership, will lead to a ban on elective abortions starting at 20 weeks of pregnancy.

...In Alabama, the Department of Public Health regulates abortions. State Health Officer Don Williamson, who isn't taking a position on the bill, said Alabama's current regulations prohibit the abortion of a viable fetus and a doctor must perform an ultrasound to determine the age of the fetus before performing the operation.

He said Alabama had 10,882 abortions in 2009 and 79 of those, or less than 1 percent, were at 20 weeks or later. He said some of those 79 were likely medically necessary to save the life of the mother.
And all of them were medically necessary to preserve the emotional health of the mother, not that we're supposed to give a shit about that, because, hey, it's "still a life," right?

The profundity of my contempt is cavernous.

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