- Feb 6, 2002
They tried that in the early 2010s with personhood bills in various states. They rename oral contraceptives as abortifacients and the laws effectively outlaw them. You are right they will try again.Birth control is next.
Most birth control works basically two ways.
1. prevent the sperm from reaching the egg, thus no conception, i.e. a barrier such as a condom.2. sperm reaches the egg, conception occurs, but the pill and IUD prevent the fertilized egg from attaching to the uterus, which causes the fertilized egg to die which in their eyes is an abortion.It's only a matter of time till these neanderthal republicans try to ban the pill and IUD. If they get any traction with banning mifepristone it is guaranteed they go after many forms of birth control.
I'm old enough that I remember that every condom machine in gas station restrooms clearly stated "for the prevention of disease ONLY". Of course, it was true, it prevented me from suffering from lead poisoning from her daddy's shotgun if I knocked his daughter up.
BTW - Everyone with fertility issues thinking about using IVF to have a child, better do it now. That will also be next. Pubs will go back to that same judge and have him rule the procedure was ill conceived.