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Monday, January 09, 2006

New Abortion Map
The Alan Guttmacher Institute Center for Reproductive Rights has data on which states which are likely to restrict abortion if Roe is overturned.



This is just a re-post of their data though. I'm going to track down the report when I get some free time and read it more closely for their methods. **Update** I couldn't find a report consistent with the figure I saw at SF Gate, but I think I had just misread their citation. Anyway, the Center For Reproductive Rights report is the one that came up with the data and the report is linked above

Anyway, it's fair to say, if you live in one of these states, get ready to move because for this and a whole host of other reasons, these states suck. Get out, give up, to hell with these people. I'm just sad there were as many blue states represented as there were.

11 Comments:

Buck Mulligan said...

As far as DC is concerned:

1) Don't misunderestimate the opposition to abortion by the African American community,

and more importantly

2) The fact that House Gov. Reform can meddle in the politics of DC to an uncomfortable degree. The House can override any law that DC passes within 30 days of its enrollment. And they tried to force DC to legalize guns last year.

9:20 AM, January 09, 2006

 
Rev. Dr. said...

Ah yes! I forgot that DC is not a democracy.

It's all Marion Barry's fault. If he hadn't been such a fuck-up, congress would never have taken over back in the 90s.

9:24 AM, January 09, 2006

 
Eli said...

Tennessee is white b/c the Tennessee Supreme Court has found that an abortion ban would be illegal under the state constitution, I think.

7:27 PM, January 09, 2006

 
Anonymous said...

Contraception, abortion, and the right to support herself place reproductive decisions solely in the hands of women. Before women were allowed to support themselves (to be economically independent of male domination), able to prevent unwanted conception and unable to reliably/safely get rid of an unwanted pregnancy a certain percent of women had babies by men whom they did not want to have children by. But with economic independence, contraception, and abortion women are able to restrict the fathers of their children to those men whom they want to father their children. Domination is - increasingly - no longer an effective reproductive tactic for men. In several (10? 20?) generations this may have some interesting social effects...and provide some interesting data for studying how genes affect behavior. So - jerks, make sure that a tissue sample gets archived so that your 'missing contribution' can be studied, because your genes are going away...

10:51 PM, January 09, 2006

 
Buck Mulligan said...

@anonymous

It seems to me that only the jerks are reproducing.

1:53 AM, January 10, 2006

 
Rev. Dr. said...

And interesting note on Tennessee Eli, I didn't realize they actually had such a protection, but at the same time a state constitutional ammendment to ban abortion in TN might be pursued if Roe is overturned. Right now they might not see the point, but in a few years, they'll probably get motivated to fix that.

12:37 PM, January 10, 2006

 
Brandon said...

[W]omen are able to restrict the fathers of their children to those men whom they want to father their children....So - jerks...your genes are going away...

As a non-jerk, I can assure you that jerks are the ones whom most women want to father their children.

I'm curious about the methodology, too. I thought abortion was more popular than this. But I can't find the report. Is it on their web site?

2:16 PM, January 12, 2006

 
Anonymous said...

To quote Buck Mulligan:
Don't misunderestimate the opposition to abortion by the African American community

I can't help but notice the clever (I hope) Bushism.

While I know this is a bit tangential, I would like to discuss the attitudes towards abortion within the African American population. Not only does it pertain to DC, but it has, I might conjecture, a substantial effect on the Deep South.
I feel like the opposition towards abortion among black women reflects the views of first wave feminists like Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony who felt that "abortion was an imposition of the patriarchy upon women" (Wikipedia) whereas, in contemporary society, it is the wealthy white male dominated field of medicine that makes the reproductive choices for poor black women. In effect, abortion, in the hands of the medical world, is seen as an instrument of subjugation and perhaps even 'extermination.' To put it simply: abortion is viewed as the work of the oppressor.

1:59 AM, June 22, 2006

 
Anonymous said...

Alas, my quote did not appear correctly.

2:00 AM, June 22, 2006

 
Rev. Dr. said...

I figured Buck was referring to the increased religiosity among blacks. Many more Baptists among blacks for instance.

10:33 AM, June 23, 2006

 
Anonymous said...

no, it's because in a democracy, population equals polical power. minorities aren't going to do something to reduce their influence.

5:34 AM, March 04, 2007

 

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