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29 April, 2024

1873 zombie Comstock Act revived for nationwide abortion ban

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Back from the Dead: Republicans Revive Zombie 1873 COMSTOCK Act For Nationwide Abortion Ban

Salesman turned postal inspector, Comstock restricted what Americans could send by mail in 1873.

The Comstock Act is the zombie law that MAGA Christian extremists are bring back to life to get abortions banned nationwide.

"Anthony Comstock was appalled by the sexual permissiveness he witnessed in New York City. He took it upon himself to rewrite federal postal laws "to prevent the mails from being used to corrupt the public morals." He got a compliant Congress to pass the Comstock Act in 1873. The Comstock Act banned mailing to of information on birth control and abortion and contraceptives and drugs that could be used to terminate a pregnancy. Congress repealed the ban on birth control materials in 1971, but let the rest stand." - History excerpts

GOP packed Supreme Court uses cruelty and Shariah law to deny women control over their bodies

What you need to know about the Comstock Act

Comstock argued for prosecuting anyone who helped others get an abortion. That included anyone who provided abortion medication. The Comstock Act was never officially taken off the books; it was superseded by Roe v. Wade, which guaranteed the right to abortion.

Project 2025 and the radical right wing are now reviving the Comstock Act to use it as a tool to ban the distribution of mifepristone, the drug used for medical abortions. They used that argument in a recent Supreme Court case where opponents of abortion tried to sue the Food and Drug Administration to ban mifepristone’s distribution by mail. Before a 2021 FDA ruling, patients in some states were required to pick up the drug in person. During oral arguments, Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito appeared to agree that Comstock could be used to ban abortion pills." - Sally O’Driscoll in Stop The Coup 2025

STOP THE COUP 2025

Stop the Coup 2025 is a group of multi-sector activists and organizations stepping up to protect our democracy to counter Project 2025.

It is allied with Center for Media and Democracy's PR Watch, Center for Popular Democracy Action, Center for Progressive Reform, Chromatic Black, Council for Global Equality, Court Accountability, Doñas Academy, Gays Against Guns, Make the Road NY, National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE), Political Research Associates, Reclaim Pride Coalition, Rise and Resist, True North Research, #Unify Movements, and Vocal-NY. Launch co-sponsors included Human Rights Campaign and People for the American Way.

Warn your friends about Project 2025

How to tell your friends about Project 2025

Project 2025's National abortion ban

Project 2025 makes it clear that their ultimate agenda is to control all aspects of sex and sexuality, including fertility and reproduction. The overturning of Roe v. Wade was just the first step. Project 2025 lays out plans for a federal ban on all forms of abortion (including medical, i.e. medication such as mifepristone), then, in the future, restricting the availability of birth control, and a possible federal ban on In Vitro Fertilization (IVF).

TakeAway: Let your friends know about the Project 2025 scheme to ban abortions and IVF nationwide. Vote for President Biden and Democrats to protect your freedoms.

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