What It’s Like at an Alabama Clinic Still Performing Abortions (HBO) – VICE News Published on May 20, 2019



The day after Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey, a Republican, signed a bill that put her state on the path to banning almost all abortions, a 20-year-old woman from Tennessee walked into an abortion clinic with an ex-boyfriend and underwent the procedure.

“I’m a single mom of three kids,” said the woman, who asked to remain anonymous, after having an abortion. “I have nothing to offer this child. You know, like, I’m already spread thin. I have my other three to take care of.”

She was one of about 20 women who had the procedure that day at the Alabama Women’s Center. Because there, it was business as usual. The ban — which is certain to be challenged in court — won’t go into effect for several months. Meanwhile, abortion is still legal in the state.

Dalton Johnson co-founded the Alabama Women’s Center in 2001, and since then, the center has had to adapt and sue over multiple new laws and ordinances designed to shut its doors.

“It’s been one thing after another. You know, I kind of feel almost at home in the federal courthouse,” Johnson said. “It’s been admitting privileges. It’s been the zoning.”

“The anti-choice group sued the City of Huntsville for issuing my business license, and so that was a whole battle that we had to fight and pay for out of pocket. And, of course, we prevailed in that one. The building codes,” she added. “And probably some more I just can’t even think of.”

So for Johnson, the latest law isn’t much of a surprise. But that doesn’t mean it wasn’t emotionally affecting the staff at the clinic, as they answered phones and cared for patients […]

via What It’s Like at an Alabama Clinic Still Performing Abortions (HBO) – VICE News Published on May 20, 2019 — Just Sayin’

4 thoughts on “What It’s Like at an Alabama Clinic Still Performing Abortions (HBO) – VICE News Published on May 20, 2019

  1. An out-of-control religiuos nut, in Alabama. At a time when young people can barely afford housing or to eat this Henpecking hippocrit does this.
    Do ya think she would bail her 22 yo Hillbilly, grandson out of jail, for not being able to eat pay-rent and make child-support payments in Trashy, cornpone-nazi land? What a dumn, nasty old sanctimonius creep


  2. I reblogged this and of course, added my take. Even though I have never had to think about needing to have an abortion, I still don’t get why it is that white males continue to project their shit for brains schemes on women. And in some respects, I blame white women for this since they cannot or will not put their men in check. They produce filth that then turns around and tries to tell them and us what’s going to happen to our bodies. That shit is whacked. And it is white women who continuously vote those bastards into office and then find themselves needing abortions and morning after pills, the same as any other women. Abortion is not a Black thing. It is not a white thing. It is about the fact that women of all colors, for whatever reason, get abortions and men help in the process of why abortions are performed because women cannot make a baby all by their lonesome and yet men never factor themselves into the equation when they most definitely a part of this.

    Why we are going over this AGAIN, I feel is because, once again, some underhanded shenanigans are in the works and so to take the focus away from what we need to be focused on, instead, follow the ‘bouncing abortion ban’ ball, AGAIN. Meanwhile, whatever new shit the politicians are up to gets overlooked while we fight amongst ourselves, AGAIN, over abortion. This reeks of yet another setup.


  3. I find the whole issue really sickening – apparently being anti-abortion is a great vote getter among religious fundamentalists who support Trump. With a clear unspoken agenda that if white women don’t produce enough babies, white supremacist men will be quickly outnumbered by people of color. I suspect the corporatists also support the anti-abortion agenda because the dropping US fertility rate really scares them – without population growth, it’s hard to sustain increasing profits because you have to pay higher wages. I suspect this is the main reason immigration laws have been so lax up until recently – it keeps the pool of young workers large enough to suppress wages.

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  4. The usa is the most radionuclide, heavy metal and chemical poisoned country on the planet. The most nuclear waste dumps and reactors. Female infertility from POS, Uterine fibrosis, ovarian cysts and inability to produce viable eggs is 10 times, what it was 40 years ago. Same for male inferitility. Male mosquiitos irradiated to make their sperm unviable has been used for years in s america. Birth Defects and miscarriages rose dramatically, after chernobyl and since the nuclear age began. They are especially high in the northern hemisphere. The moronic religious-throwbacks, do not care. They do not have to raise the disabled children. We live in a time of unparalleled stupidity and insanity.
    Humans are living way beyond sustainability.


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