The very same anti-choice policies that antagonize women who choose to abort their pregnancies prey on those who pray for healthy pregnancies too.
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"These laws put pregnant women in a double bind, forcing them to choose between risking their health and risking punishment," said Carrie Eisert of Amnesty International.
Legislators admitted "they haven’t consulted with any medical professionals but still chose to play doctor" while passing a host of anti-choice provisions, said Heather Busby of NARAL Pro-Choice Texas.
The actions taken by Iowa Republicans are reminiscent of steps taken by Texas lawmakers in 2011, and the impact appears to have had a similar effect.
"Conversion therapy" bans in eight states lack the religious language found in the bill passed through Nevada's Democratic-majority legislature.
It's fashionable to note that Appalachia voted overwhelmingly for Trump—and to predict political karma since he's proposed massive funding cuts that will affect the region. But people in Appalachia have a long history of community organizing bolstered by federal monies and their own capacity to offer solutions to their problems.