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24 February, 2024

Elections Have Consequences: You lose IVF

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Elections Have Consequences: You lose IVF

Alabama Supreme Court rules frozen embryos are children, imperiling IVF

The Alabama Supreme Court ruled that frozen embryos are people and someone can be held liable for destroying them, a decision that reproductive rights advocates say could imperil in vitro fertilization (IVF) and affect the hundreds of thousands of patients who depend on treatments like it each year.

After the fall of Roe, near-total abortion ban went into effect in the state. Alabama now accounts for nearly half of all criminal cases related to pregnancy across the country, according to a tally by Pregnancy Justice. - Washington Post

How have right wing Christian extremists packed the courts to deny women their freedoms? Ban IVF? What role does billionaire dark money play? Who is Tom Parker? Kay Ivey? Steve Johnson? What role do Leonard Leo and Charles Koch have? Connect the dots with this interactive infographic.

IVF banned by Christian right wing extremists

MAGA Republicans pack the courts with Christian extremists to ban abortions and IVF

The Alabama ruling could make that choice harder, as parents or clinics ponder whether disposing of the fertilized eggs could make them liable for punitive damages, advocates noted. It could also make health-care providers more reluctant to provide care and jeopardize the safety of embryos, as they might worry about inadvertently destroying an embryo, said Karla Torres, senior counsel at the Center for Reproductive Rights. That could affect whether patients decide to pursue IVF. - Washington Post

Leonard Leo and Clarence Thomas and Harlan Crow

Leonard Leo, Opus Dei and the Radical Catholic Takeover of the Supreme Court

Leonard Leo, first and foremost, is that he is a Knight of Malta. The Sovereign Military Order of Malta (SMOM) is a lay Catholic order that claims descent from the Knights Hospitaller, founded in Jerusalem in 1099, at the end of the First Crusade.

Loe has put five justices on the Supreme Court: Amy Coney Barrett, Brett Kavanaugh, Neil Gorsuch, Sam Alito, and John Roberts. A sixth, Clarence Thomas, is one of his closest friends. And, perhaps most impressively, he quietly led the 2016 crusade to deny Merrick Garland a hearing, when Barack Obama nominated the highly-regarded jurist to replace the late Antonin Scalia (another of Leo’s pals).

According to Leo, the vast majority of abortions are a consequence of voluntary, consensual sexual encounters, an opinion that influences his view of the procedure. “We can have a debate about abortion,” he told me. “It’s a very simple one for me. It’s an act of force. It’s a threat to human life. It’s just that simple.” - - Church And State

MAGA Republicans Impose christian extremism into the courts

Follow the money behind criminalizing abortions

But is it a moral order, though? A moral order that tolerates pedophiles? What’s really going on here? Radical Catholics hate two things above all else: abortion and homosexuality. Morality debates aside, to staunchly and categorically oppose either one is to deny reality. If abortion is criminalized, abortions will still take place—in back alleys, illegally, by fly-by-night abortionists who only work for cash. Likewise, the criminalization of gay and Lesbian sex will not stop gays and Lesbians from hooking up—it will just drive the liaisons underground.

And maybe, just maybe, that’s the real objective. Before Roe, abortions were one of the many illicit services on offer by crime syndicates. The mob took a cut of the fee, and, more importantly, knew who was getting secret abortions—and who the fathers were. The abortion racket, in other words, was a means to collect both money and dirt. - Church And State

TakeAway: Elections have consequences. You lose your freedoms and IVF. Hold your MAGA reps accountable for taking away women's and couple's RIGHT TO PARENT with IVF. Vote for President Biden and Democrats.

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Elections Have Consequences: You lose IVF
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