It can’t be said enough that Dobbs will not revert us to the pre-Roe status quo. It will be worse than that, because the anti-reproductive-freedom faction is much more willing to throw women in jail:
I’m very sorry to say that the mother of the Nebraska teen who was arrested for self-managing an abortion has been sentenced to two years in prison for helping her daughter. As you likely remember, the then-teenager was arrested after law enforcement got ahold of her Facebook messages, where she discussed ending her pregnancy using medication.
Also please remember how badly the media fucked up this case: for months, outlets reported that the teen wrote in her FB messages that “she can’t wait to get the ‘thing’ out of her body.” That wasn’t true: in fact, it was language used by a police officer falsely characterizing her messages. So when media outlets had pages of messages to pick from, they both chose language meant to make the teenager seem callous and put words in her mouth that were actually those of a police officer—a cop’s belief presented as fact.
I feel awful for this family and everything they’ve been through.
Remember when Trump had a Kinsleyian gaffe about this? Any reporter who tries to portray Trump as a moderate on abortion should certainly be reminded repeatedly.