We're going backwards
And I'm scared.
“June 22, 2022 – Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards has signed a bill to ban abortion in the state, with no exceptions for rape or incest.”
26 states are likely to ban abortion. Some already have.
Among those 26 states [likely to ban abortion], there are about 41 abortion bans total, with some states having more than one ban, it said. Just 10 of the 41 bans have exceptions for rape and incest.
Can you imagine being a victim of rape, which alone is a trauma, and then being forced to birth that child? Can you imagine being the victim of incest, going through that trauma, and having no choice but to birth that child?
It is eerie. Disgusting. Our bodies are not safe.
I write this from day 2 of Covid. I’m holed up in my apartment with a fever, cough medicine, lots of used tissues, and my dog. My apartment is a mess because I don’t have the energy to clean. I rotate between scrolling social media, drinking throat coat, watching movies, taking epsom salt baths and sleeping.
It’s Pride week here in NYC, and I want to be out in the streets witnessing joy and community, but covid has upended those plans.
A ban on abortion is a war on our bodies. I don’t know where I’d be had I not gotten my two abortions. I received one through Planned Parenthood and another through my gynecologist. I don’t write this to be like, “Look at me!” but because I want to see a future where they are no longer taboo. But now we’re looking at a future where they are not only taboo, but banned.
I saw a TikTok many months ago that said we are going backwards. In the video, she was referring to our culture soon becoming taken over by diet culture and eating disorders again just like in the early aughts. I saw it and became upset. I discussed it with my non-diet dietician. I’m so scared we’re going backwards (read here on why abortion is a fats right issue). But now I really agree with the TikTok.
My mom sent me a meme on Friday that said “Be sure to set your clocks back 52 years”. Please get me out of this hell!
Take care of yourself everyone. More soon.