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New rules in Texas — not proposed rules or rules speculated in the abstract in a philosophy seminar, but actual, real-life rules — require medical facilities that perform abortions to treat fetal tissue as dead bodies, either burying or cremating the tissue in question. A chilling sentence from Tracy Clark-Flory’s Vocativ piece on the story reads: “In response to concerns expressed by activists and the general public, officials have clarified that fetuses will not be required to receive death certificates, and women who miscarry at home do not have to ceremonially bury the tissue.” The rule will, however, apply to the products of miscarriage, should that miscarriage occur at a medical facility.
This morning, in the Washington Post, Carl Paladino was quoted as saying that Donald Trump’s leaked ‘gutter talk’ about women was something ‘all men do, at least all normal men.’”
Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: The war on women is over, and women lost. In the past five years, states have enacted over 230 new abortion restrictions. Planned Parenthood is under constant attack and losing ground quickly. The promise of Roe v. Wade is lost, its precedents irreparably undermined. Basically, it’s over.
The old second-wave feminist slogan goes: “Not the church; not the state; women must decide our fate.”