Dobbing Down: "Family Values" Politics and a Chilling New "Cancel Culture"

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  1. Tiassa Let us not launch the boat ... Valued Senior Member

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    Chill: Dobbing Toward a New Kind of "Cancel Culture"

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    (We can only wonder what they expected.)

    The Politico headline is straightforward: "The End of Roe Is Having a Chilling Effect on Pregnancy".

    Laura Leader↱ explains:

    The end of Roe v. Wade in June 2022 has had a profound effect on maternal healthcare and abortion access across the country. Fourteen states have now completely banned abortion and two dozen more have bans at 22 weeks or less. As a result, an already grim maternal health care landscape has worsened.

    New data reveals an unexpected consequence of these developments: Young women, even those in states where abortion remains legal, say they are foregoing having children because they are afraid to get pregnant because of changes that followed the Dobbs decision that ended Roe.

    Polling conducted in August by my organization, All In Together, in partnership with polling firm Echelon Insights found that 34 percent of women aged 18-39 said they or someone they know personally has “decided not to get pregnant due to concerns about managing pregnancy-related medical emergencies.” Put another way, poor or unavailable maternal health care post-Dobbs is leading people to alter some of their most important life choices ....

    .... Perhaps most surprisingly however, these results are similar regardless of whether the respondents are living in states with abortion bans or states without restrictions on abortion access. The consistency between red and blue states suggests that the statistics on maternal mortality and the stories and struggles of women navigating the new normal on abortion access have penetrated the psyche of young people everywhere. The Dobbs decision, it seems, has fundamentally altered how people feel about having families and the calculus for getting pregnant.

    The politics of so-called family values have made family itself more dangerous. Remember that planning parenthood can also mean canceling it.
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    Leader Laura. "The End of Roe Is Having a Chilling Effect on Pregnancy". Politico. 13 September 2023. Politico.com. 14 September 2023. https://bit.ly/3PhO7UM
     
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  3. Pinball1970 Registered Senior Member

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    A lot of arguments with the atheist community on this issue.
    The moral discussion should always continue even when the correct legal direction has been taken.
    Making abortion illegal will put the US back in the dark ages.
     
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