During the pandemic the United Kingdom House of Commons voted in favor of an amendment to the Health and Care Bill, to make abortion pills at home rules permanent in England and Wales.
In America we have to deal not only with the coronavirus pandemic but with the pandemic of religious intolerance, racism and conspiracy theories emanating from the white evangelical movement.
The coronavirus is no respecter of persons, and it infects people of every gender, race, sexual orientation and religious affiliation. But the evangelical virus targets religious minorities, gays and lesbians, and women whom the pernicious faith regards as subservient to men.
Evangelicals seek to rob women of sovereignty over their own bodies; their holy crusade to overturn Roe v Wade may finally come to fruition when the Supreme Court rules on the matter in late spring or early summer.
In light of the dark fate awaiting Roe, we must act as if we are in a pandemic of ignorance and intolerance and educate women on how to obtain abortion pills.
Per Planned Parenthood:
“You can get the abortion pill from a doctor, nurse, health clinic, or Planned Parenthood health center. You may be able to get the abortion pill for free or low cost.
You can get medication abortion (AKA the abortion pill) at many Planned Parenthood health centers. Our caring doctors and nurses are experts at providing safe abortion and non-judgmental support throughout the process. Even if your local Planned Parenthood health center doesn’t provide the abortion pill, you can call for more information about where to get it in your area.
A medication abortion can cost up to $750, but it’s often less. The cost of a medication abortion (AKA the abortion pill) can vary depending on the state where you receive care and your health insurance (private or government insurance). Your local Planned Parenthood health center can give you more information about the cost of the abortion and funds that might be available to help you pay for your abortion.”
We shouldn’t expect that the conservative Supreme Court Justices will have an epiphany and not overturn Roe, we must start planning now on how to live in an America without the protection of Roe.