Dear lucky resident of somewhat saner UK… I don’t think we can understand this mania for enforced pregnancy and control of female bodies, without some grasp of the depth of racial hatred and paranoia in the US. Most (OK not all, but imho most) of the anti-abortion zealots are fuzzily or openly some kind of white nationalists. The underlying fear, if you ask me, is that white women aren’t having enough babies… so the “White Nation” is being “outbred” by other races, eek! Obviously they haven’t thought this through, though, because… white women are not the only women who struggle with unwanted pregnancy; upper-class white women will still have the resources to travel to a more enlightened area or otherwise work around the abortion ban; so this clumsy legislation will most likely result in more unwanted pregnancies in lower-income communities and communities of colour. Which will further burden those communities increasing the stress and suffering of poverty, etc.

And then there’s that elephant in the bedroom that no one really wants to talk about: with over 7 billion of us already on this stressed-out planet, what the hell is the rationale for enforcing more births than are wanted? Just the wanted level of live births already presents an enormous challenge for most countries and for planetary ecosystems crumbling under our various impacts. Why make an already frightening predicament worse? Oh, I forgot, it’s not a problem because Rapture… [bangs head gently on desk]

Retired; ex-software engineer. Paleo-feminist. Sailor. Arduino tinkerer. Enviro. Libertarian Socialist (Anarcho-Syndicalist, kinda). Writer. Altermondialiste.

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