As Georgia and Alabama and Missouri passed their restrictive anti-abortion laws…much has been written about the exception written into the laws…and more pointedly those left out.
Most commonly included are clauses permitting abortion to save the life of the mother. But this isn’t always a given. There was literal screaming in the Alabama legislature…before they agreed to add such language to their extremely restrictive and obviously unconstitutional legislation.
And I don’t think any of the bills included exceptions for rape or incest…although discussed a number of times. But the media always makes a point to mention that these bills don’t include such exceptions.
Well…let’s stop talking about exceptions. We don’t want exceptions. It is no longer acceptable to have any conversation that implies that there are possible compromises around abortion anymore. Clearly the ‘pro-life’ team doesn’t believe that there is.
So let’s drop the topic and accept nothing less than the constitutional protections for abortion under Roe v. Wade at minimum. No exceptions! Women have a right to control their own bodies. Women have a right to make their own choices. Exceptions are no longer an option.