The Rise of Ultra-Conservative Abortion laws


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In the wake of abortion legislation. people gather outside of the Supreme Court in protest.

Tessa Acree, Staff reporter

In the past few weeks, women’s rights have come under attack at the hands of conservative lawmakers in states like Alabama, Mississippi, and Ohio.

Among the new laws passed is the so called “fetal heartbeat” law that has already been passed in four states, but is currently making its way through legislation in nine states. The “fetal heartbeat” law would make abortions after a heartbeat is detected illegal. Given that a “heartbeat” is usually detected at six weeks, it’s virtually impossible for a woman to get an abortion now in those nine states.

According to OB-GYN Jen Gunter, the suspected “heartbeat” heard at six weeks isn’t even a heartbeat, but rather “fetal pole cardiac activity.” It’s essentially a pulsing clump of cells, there’s no formed organs, limbs, or even vertebrae.

While many conservative politicians and commentators support the new ultra conservative abortion laws, some have spoken out against it. Among the conservatives who have spoken out against it is Fox News commentator Tomi Lahren. The young fiery conservative typically known for her “Final Thoughts” on her former show Tomi on The Blaze.

“I will be attacked by fellow conservatives for saying this but so be it, this Alabama abortion ban is too restrictive. It doesn’t save life, it simply forces women into more dangerous methods, other states or countries. You don’t encourage life via blanket government mandate!” Lahren said.

Some argue that the ban on abortion will help stop abortion, but the truth is that it will not. It will simply force women to resort to unsafe methods of terminating pregnancies, like back alley abortions.