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If Roe v Wade is overturned, American women should copy Poland

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Draconian is probably too weak a word to describe the recent attacks on reproductive rights in the United States. In April, Ohio governor Mike DeWine signed into law the “Human Rights Protection Act,” banning all abortions after roughly six weeks gestation, when a fetal heartbeat can be detected. Less than a month later, Georgia’s newly elected governor, Brian Kemp, signed into law the “Living Infants Fairness and Equality Act,” which limits abortion to instances in which a woman is the victim of rape or incest, or, alternately, faces fatal medical complications.

Not to be outdone by her southern neighbor, Alabama governor Kay Ivey signed into law a bill introduced by Decatur representative Terri Collins, a bill also known as the “Human Rights Protection Act.” Georgia’s bill criminalizes all abortions except when the life of the mother is in danger, and subjects abortion providers to felony charges that could result in up to 99 years in prison. And right before the Memorial Day holiday, Missouri governor Mike Parson enacted House Bill 126, “Missouri States for the Unborn,” a ban of abortions after eight weeks’ gestation, with a criminal provision for providers violating the statute.........

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