Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Vera Drake, 2005 Edition

My girl and I just saw this movie last night, and it was a laugh attack (not). However, it was a pretty solid glimpse at the world of illegal abortion and the differences class made (and make).

Texas wants those good old days of Edwardian England back, and they've gone the lions share of the distance. Go here to read the tale of a couple teenagers who run afoul of the new laws in Texas that effectively make abortion after the 16th week impossible to obtain, and criminalize the behavior of anyone desperate and poor that still needs a choice in the matter.

Need some more motivation to click the link?

The 17 year-old boyfriend got 40 YEARS in jail for helping her miscarry the fetus.


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