The post-Dobbs world consists of 1)some abortion opponents asserting that of course the draconian laws they pass don’t apply to medically necessary abortions — no quoting of statutory language necessary, just trust us that randos on Twitter know more than lawyers who work for hospitals — and 2)actual anti-abortion public officials and activists doing their best to clarify that medically necessary abortions are illegal:
Huh, imagine that, turns out you're a huge liar and Republicans are actually in court right now claiming that doctors who perform emergency life-saving abortions "commit crimes and risk their licensure under Texas law."https://t.co/gXwhvAJrylhttps://t.co/tLZpbnODTN pic.twitter.com/7YJS2CIlDU— Max Kennerly (@MaxKennerly) July 17, 2022
For those claiming that anti-choicers make a distinction between emergency and “elective” abortions: a proposal to exempt fatal ectopic pregnancies from Idaho’s abortion ban was just brought up at a state Republican Party convention. It failed. https://t.co/Uhi4xb7niC pic.twitter.com/Sn42a4N3zX— Moira Donegan (@MoiraDonegan) July 17, 2022
Anti-choice groups in Wisconsin are also lobbying to have “life of the mother” exemptions removed from the state’s long-dormant 19th century abortion ban. https://t.co/V51GCLbQSi pic.twitter.com/gosOyzZygj— Moira Donegan (@MoiraDonegan) July 17, 2022
It’s like an 80s sitcom where a character has two dates to the same prom, only with mainstream media fact-checkers to gravely suggest that of course they only had one date and you’re crazy for imagining otherwise, and with people dying.