My heart is breaking.
I don't even know where I live anymore. I don't recognize anything about this place I used to call home.
No exception for health of the mother. None. So what if I'll need a kidney transplant? Permanent brain damage? Delaying chemo for 4 or 5 months? Fuck.
My government has just told me that my health holds no worth aside from my body's ability to produce a child.
At this rate, it doesn't really matter if Roe v. Wade is never overturned. They can ban abortions in this country by planning individual procedures, and then by making access to the few procedures left impossibly difficult for all but the wealthiest and most privileged of women.
Head on over to Feministing for some good commentary, including parts of Justice Ginsburg's dissent. Check out what the 2008 candidates are saying. Stop on over at Cecily's to commiserate. Drop a little green here or here to fight the good fight.