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OUTLINING THE EMOTIONALLY CHARGED BATTLE LINES. EMOTIONALLY CHARGED BATTLE LINES. OUR STEPHANIE GOSK HAS BATTLE LINES. OUR STEPHANIE GOSK HAS THE LATEST. OUR STEPHANIE GOSK HAS THE LATEST.>>Reporter: WITH THE THE LATEST.>>Reporter: WITH THE INK BARELY DRY ON>>Reporter: WITH THE INK BARELY DRY ON ALABAMA’S NEW ABORTION INK BARELY DRY ON ALABAMA’S NEW ABORTION LAW, THE STRICTEST IN ALABAMA’S NEW ABORTION LAW, THE STRICTEST IN THE NATION, THE LAW, THE STRICTEST IN THE NATION, THE MOVEMENT TO PUSH ANTI THE NATION, THE MOVEMENT TO PUSH ANTI ABORTION LEGISLATION MOVEMENT TO PUSH ANTI ABORTION LEGISLATION IN OTHER STATES IS ABORTION LEGISLATION IN OTHER STATES IS GATHERING STEAM. IN OTHER STATES IS GATHERING STEAM.>>THIS IS A VERY GATHERING STEAM.>>THIS IS A VERY BACKWARDS STEP FOR>>THIS IS A VERY BACKWARDS STEP FOR WOMEN’S RIGHTS. BACKWARDS STEP FOR WOMEN’S RIGHTS.>>I THINK LIFE SHOULD WOMEN’S RIGHTS.>>I THINK LIFE SHOULD BE PROTECTED.>>I THINK LIFE SHOULD BE PROTECTED.>>Reporter: IN BE PROTECTED.>>Reporter: IN MISSOURI TODAY, THE>>Reporter: IN MISSOURI TODAY, THE STATE SENATE VOTED MISSOURI TODAY, THE STATE SENATE VOTED 24-10 TO BAN THE STATE SENATE VOTED 24-10 TO BAN THE PROCEDURE AFTER EIGHT 24-10 TO BAN THE PROCEDURE AFTER EIGHT WEEKS. PROCEDURE AFTER EIGHT WEEKS.>>WE HAVE THE WEEKS.>>WE HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE ONE>>WE HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE ONE OF THE STRONGEST OPPORTUNITY TO BE ONE OF THE STRONGEST PRO-LIFE STATES IN THE OF THE STRONGEST PRO-LIFE STATES IN THE COUNTRY. PRO-LIFE STATES IN THE COUNTRY. [ APPLAUSE ] COUNTRY. [ APPLAUSE ]>>Reporter: IN [ APPLAUSE ]>>Reporter: IN LOUISIANA A SO-CALLED>>Reporter: IN LOUISIANA A SO-CALLED HEART BEAT BILL THAT LOUISIANA A SO-CALLED HEART BEAT BILL THAT BANS ABORTIONS AFTER HEART BEAT BILL THAT BANS ABORTIONS AFTER ROUGHLY SIX WEEKS HAS BANS ABORTIONS AFTER ROUGHLY SIX WEEKS HAS PASSED THE SENATE AND ROUGHLY SIX WEEKS HAS PASSED THE SENATE AND IS BEING RAPIDLY PASSED THE SENATE AND IS BEING RAPIDLY PUSHED TO THE HOUSE. IS BEING RAPIDLY PUSHED TO THE HOUSE. THE WAVE OF NEW LAWS PUSHED TO THE HOUSE. THE WAVE OF NEW LAWS THAT BEGAN AFTER THE WAVE OF NEW LAWS THAT BEGAN AFTER CONSERVATIVE BRETT THAT BEGAN AFTER CONSERVATIVE BRETT KAVANAUGH’S CONSERVATIVE BRETT KAVANAUGH’S APPOINTMENT TO THE KAVANAUGH’S APPOINTMENT TO THE SUPREME COURT LAST APPOINTMENT TO THE SUPREME COURT LAST FALL IS REIGNITEING A SUPREME COURT LAST FALL IS REIGNITEING A DEBATE. FALL IS REIGNITEING A DEBATE.>>MAYBE YOU’RE DEBATE.>>MAYBE YOU’RE SITTING THERE THINKING>>MAYBE YOU’RE SITTING THERE THINKING I DON’T KNOW A WOMAN SITTING THERE THINKING I DON’T KNOW A WOMAN THAT WOULD HAVE AN I DON’T KNOW A WOMAN THAT WOULD HAVE AN ABORTION, WELL, YOU THAT WOULD HAVE AN ABORTION, WELL, YOU KNOW ME. ABORTION, WELL, YOU KNOW ME.>>Reporter: ACTRESS KNOW ME.>>Reporter: ACTRESS BUSY PHILLIPS REVEALS>>Reporter: ACTRESS BUSY PHILLIPS REVEALS SHE HAD ONE AT 15. BUSY PHILLIPS REVEALS SHE HAD ONE AT 15.>>I’M TELLING YOU SHE HAD ONE AT 15.>>I’M TELLING YOU THIS BECAUSE I’M>>I’M TELLING YOU THIS BECAUSE I’M GENUINELY REALLY THIS BECAUSE I’M GENUINELY REALLY SCARED FOR WOMEN. GENUINELY REALLY SCARED FOR WOMEN.>>Reporter: THOUSANDS SCARED FOR WOMEN.>>Reporter: THOUSANDS OF WOMEN ARE SHARING>>Reporter: THOUSANDS OF WOMEN ARE SHARING THEIR OWN STORIES WITH OF WOMEN ARE SHARING THEIR OWN STORIES WITH THE #YOU KNOW ME LIKE THEIR OWN STORIES WITH THE #YOU KNOW ME LIKE NEW YORK CITY SCHOOL THE #YOU KNOW ME LIKE NEW YORK CITY SCHOOL TEACHER CAT. NEW YORK CITY SCHOOL TEACHER CAT.>>I CAN’T IMAGINE TEACHER CAT.>>I CAN’T IMAGINE SOMEONE ELSE BEING>>I CAN’T IMAGINE SOMEONE ELSE BEING ABLE TO HAVE THE SOMEONE ELSE BEING ABLE TO HAVE THE AUTHORITY OVER MY ABLE TO HAVE THE AUTHORITY OVER MY BODY. AUTHORITY OVER MY BODY.>>Reporter: SHE WAS BODY.>>Reporter: SHE WAS 19 YEARS OLD AND STILL>>Reporter: SHE WAS 19 YEARS OLD AND STILL IN COLLEGE WHEN SHE 19 YEARS OLD AND STILL IN COLLEGE WHEN SHE HAD AN ABORTION. IN COLLEGE WHEN SHE HAD AN ABORTION.>>I WILL BE VOCAL, HAD AN ABORTION.>>I WILL BE VOCAL, AND I WILL FIGHT FOR>>I WILL BE VOCAL, AND I WILL FIGHT FOR THIS. AND I WILL FIGHT FOR THIS.>>Reporter: BUT IN THIS.>>Reporter: BUT IN OHIO WHERE A HEART>>Reporter: BUT IN OHIO WHERE A HEART BEAT BAN WAS SIGNED OHIO WHERE A HEART BEAT BAN WAS SIGNED LAST MONTH, STEPHANIE BEAT BAN WAS SIGNED LAST MONTH, STEPHANIE CRITER IS FEELING LAST MONTH, STEPHANIE CRITER IS FEELING INSPIRED CRITER IS FEELING INSPIRED INSPIRED. INSPIRED INSPIRED.>>IT OUR TIME TO INSPIRED.>>IT OUR TIME TO SPEAK UP.>>IT OUR TIME TO SPEAK UP.>>Reporter: SHE’S SPEAK UP.>>Reporter: SHE’S BEEN FIGHTING TO>>Reporter: SHE’S BEEN FIGHTING TO OVERTURN ROE V WADE BEEN FIGHTING TO OVERTURN ROE V WADE FOR A DECADE. OVERTURN ROE V WADE FOR A DECADE.>>IT SAFE TO COME OUT FOR A DECADE.>>IT SAFE TO COME OUT AND SAY I WANT TO BE A>>IT SAFE TO COME OUT AND SAY I WANT TO BE A VOICE FOR THE UNBORN AND SAY I WANT TO BE A VOICE FOR THE UNBORN AND WE’RE SEEING MORE VOICE FOR THE UNBORN AND WE’RE SEEING MORE AND MORE PEOPLE AND WE’RE SEEING MORE AND MORE PEOPLE STEPPING OUT AND DOING AND MORE PEOPLE STEPPING OUT AND DOING THAT. STEPPING OUT AND DOING THAT.>>STEPHANIE JOINING THAT.>>STEPHANIE JOINING ME NOW.>>STEPHANIE JOINING ME NOW. WHAT DO WE KNOW ME NOW. WHAT DO WE KNOW SPECIFICALLY ABOUT THE WHAT DO WE KNOW SPECIFICALLY ABOUT THE STATES TRYING TO MOVE SPECIFICALLY ABOUT THE STATES TRYING TO MOVE AND PROTECT ABORTION STATES TRYING TO MOVE AND PROTECT ABORTION RIGHTS? AND PROTECT ABORTION RIGHTS?>>THE STATE OF NEW RIGHTS?>>THE STATE OF NEW YORK PASSED A LAW THAT>>THE STATE OF NEW YORK PASSED A LAW THAT PROTECTS ABORTION IN YORK PASSED A LAW THAT PROTECTS ABORTION IN THE THIRD TRIMESTER PROTECTS ABORTION IN THE THIRD TRIMESTER BUT THERE ARE TEN THE THIRD TRIMESTER BUT THERE ARE TEN OTHER STATES THAT ARE BUT THERE ARE TEN OTHER STATES THAT ARE LOOKING AT PROPELS TO OTHER STATES THAT ARE LOOKING AT PROPELS TO PROTECT ABORTIONS. LOOKING AT PROPELS TO PROTECT ABORTIONS. ONE IS MASSACHUSETTS

31 Comments

  • Karen Haynes

    Abortion IS NOT about women's rights! It's about removing a mistake. Think about the consequences before you jump into a man's bed! Simple!

  • Spiritual Refugees

    Why fight with women over abortion without knowing the specifics of "true life". People that are brain dead, in comas, and unborn babies may all have heartbeats but is it "true life"? People come out of comas so should we never pull the plug?

  • Matt Bott

    I think it's wrong to have an abortion but then again I believe it's a woman's right if she chooses to have it or not it's like we can't force men to be Father's

  • Cranjis McBasketball

    Pro-life means pro-birth. Once the child is here, they no longer care. Keep your religion and laws away from my body!

  • J

    Recreational abortion is ridiculous and avoidable. I think it's crazy that women will risk death instead of using protection but, it's her body and if the abortion goes wrong, it's her fault. I don't think abortion should be banned because if a father doesn't want to deal with a child, he can walk away and leave the woman holding the bag. Why should she have to do it alone? Hearing all of these women talk about their abortions is shocking but you can also tell that none of them have a motherly connection to the aborted child. It seems like everyone's glad about the decision. On the other hand, abortion protects children from being born to parents that don't want them. The child will pay the price down the road. Anyone can turn on the TV and see what happens to unwanted children. Personal responsibility is very important. I think abortion should be legal but I also think if it's recreational, you should pay for it yourself.

  • Iris Night

    I'm from missouri and this news, made me have no hope for humanity. This will cause many problems in women rights.😞😞😞

  • Cassandra G

    So disgusted. This is infuriating. If people were "pro life" they would invest in government assistance programs for poverty stricken families, invest in a quality education structure and assure more oversight in the Foster Care system. You know who else deserves to be treated with dignity, animals. Let's stop animal abuse and stop factory farming. Now that's pro life.

  • Cassandra G

    Let's also give paid 3mo maternity leaves and pass a bill for men to marry the women they impregnate. That would be completely just.

  • Sugar Skull

    For any woman out there that's considering abortion, just carry your baby. I'm pro-choice only because you have to live with the decision not me. The way things are now women might as well just carry their babies and put them up for adoption, if they find a loving home that's wonderful. If they fall in a abusive home, well that's not your problem the baby is alive and that's what everyone wants. And those who just blame the women for getting pregnant, it takes two remember that. Yes, they're contraceptives but sometimes they can fail and nobody realizes that. Condoms can sometimes break without you knowing, and birth control isn't for everyone. But what do I know? i'm only seventeen. I'd love to debate about this but…I'm done debating about abortion everyone has the same old argument and well, I don't have the energy to go back and forth. Good luck out there.

  • Susan Pelsue

    Every time a baby is pulled from the womb… destroyed before or afterwards… not only does each child’s spirit need to go somewhere, but each child’s right to create their lineage on this earth, enjoy THEIR descendants and be a part of OUR country’s history also dies out of pure hatred and selfishness. Abortion is ROBBERY on so many levels. It’s not a one time event. It’s an ongoing series of events in our history as a nation.

  • RON JAGRAF/X

    Missouri's new anti-abortion laws will not pass the test of the high court being that a US State such as Missouri [or Arkansas] do not possess the socio-economic infrastructure to provide for the care of State-inspired offspring. States most in want of anti-abortion laws are the least prepared to provide for the ultimate result of such laws. Conservatives have made the continuously rolling mistake of involving each jurisdiction's criminal justice system as the central and sole solution to the perceived problem[s]. These State's criminal justice systems' resources would be better utilized fighting domestic violence issues — proven to be more of an unsolved and persistent problem in the very States wanting abortion laws now. The criminal justice systems here, in Los Angeles, or in Mobile are incapable of dealing with nuanced and/or complex medical issues and it is legal and civil malpractice to claim that somehow good is bestowed on society by the actions of a minority of mystical religious people who persistently want to probe the genitilia of innocent women.

  • Margaret Peluso

    Pro life. What a lot of nonsense. America has clearly not learnt from prohibition. All that did was push alcohol underground.

    I’m old enough to remember when women stuck coat hangers inside themselves. When they went to backyard abortionists. Mother and baby died. How is that Pro life.

    As for making women have forced vaginal exams. Has America turned into nazi Germany. It’s certainly acting like it.

    America you’re going backwards.

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