Even during a pandemic, Republicans cannot resist being Republicans.
Courtesy of The Guardian:
Republicans in Tennessee have voted to ban abortion as early as six weeks after conception, in a surprise midnight vote held in the middle of a pandemic, without members of the public present.
The ban beginning at six weeks, which is before most women know they are pregnant, is blatantly unconstitutional and will almost certainly be blocked in the courts before it goes into force. Reproductive rights advocates were swift to promise a challenge.
The bill was not listed on the state legislature’s calendar and the vote took place in Nashville in a state capitol closed to the public because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Alexis McGill Johnson, acting president and chief executive of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, said: “It is a disgrace that in the face of a true public health crisis, Tennessee politicians wasted their time with this last-minute move to attack abortion access before closing up shop this session.”
According to a local reporter, the only protesters present during debate were three women in masks who “snuck” into the public gallery. Placed in handcuffs by all-male capitol police, they yelled “Banning abortion in Tennessee does not save lives!” and “Pro-life is a lie, we don’t care if women die!”
I sometimes hear people saying that they do not oppose all Republicans they just oppose Donald Trump.
Well, I also oppose Donald Trump, but I am also aware that Republicans support policies that directly interfere with a woman’s reproductive rights and that if given the chance they will repeal Roe vs Wade without a thought given to the thousands, if not millions, of women who will be endangered by their actions.
So yes I oppose all Republicans.