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On the Frontline of the War Against Abortion in Alabama I w/ Anita Sarkeesian | Brut

In May, the Alabama State Senate voted to outlaw nearly all abortions — including for victims of rape and incest. YouTuber Anita Sarkeesian, aka Feminist Frequency breaks down what’s happening on the frontlines of the war against reproductive rights.

Alabama has a distinct history of violence when it comes to anti-abortion activism

In May 2019, the Alabama State Senate voted to effectively outlaw nearly all abortions — including for victims of rape and incest. The ban sparked a wave of activism. Women are fighting back, especially rape survivors. This is what is happening in Montgomery – in front of one of the three remaining clinics that perform abortions in Alabama. 90% of Alabamians are religious based on a Gallup poll. 58% of Alabamians believe that abortion should be illegal in all or most cases according to a Pew Research Center report.

“Even before Alabama passed one of the nation’s most restrictive bans, abortion rights had been under attack for years across the state. Leaving the clinic, we met this single mother who had just received abortion care. She asked to keep her anonymity. She told us she has two children to take care of while also juggles two jobs. For her, abortion is a choice — one not to bring a child into the world that she can’t adequately support,” PTC Youtuber Anita Sarkeesian reports. “My choice is my choice, regardless if you like it or if you don’t like it. You can scream and yell at me all you want to, and you can tell me I’m going to die burning in hell, that I should want to take care of this child like I did my others. I do, that’s why I am opting to do this because I cannot do for that child. You’re pro-life, you’re anti-abortion, but what about this baby once it’s here? You’re not going to be here to take care of this child. Yes, you say you can help me, how are you going to help me? Are you going to be there every step of the way? Are you gonna pay for my hospital bills? Are you going to pay for this child’s upbringing? No, you don’t just want me to go into this clinic, and they suck this baby out, because after the baby is born you don’t give two s**** about what happens to that child,” anonymous single-mother tells Brut.

Since 1993, anti-choice extremists in the U.S. have murdered at least 11 people. Alabama has a distinct history of violence when it comes to anti-abortion activism — doctors who performed abortions have also been killed. Alabama has a bad history with violence towards abortion providers. The Alabama’s legislature is 15.7% women overall — the sixth lowest state in the country as reported by the NCSL. The abortion ban was passed by a group of 25 Republicans — all white men. The abortion ban was voted in thanks to the powerful advocacy organization Alabama Pro-Life Coalition.

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10/26/2019 10:19 AM
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51 comments

  • Luigi T.
    06/29/2020 16:52

    Even Roberts knows it's wrong! https://www.wsoctv.com/news/trending/supreme-court-strikes-down-louisiana-abortion-law/WMEEUQW3WRGJTOW4CTCNCOVXBY/

  • Janice R.
    05/03/2020 20:12

    Scrolled through most of these comments of criticism of my opinion, but I didn't find anyone answering my question, what gives the government the right to remove a woman's choice about her own body. My issue is not for or against abortion, I'd like to know why the government has decided it has the right to remove the choice from a woman. Oh, well. This was mentioned, months ago.

  • Jolah N.
    02/02/2020 12:27

    444222252

  • Julia G.
    01/29/2020 12:55

    Thank you for sharing.

  • Julia G.
    01/29/2020 12:52

    Trying to control someone’s free will it is NOT LOVE.

  • Karol L.
    01/27/2020 03:59

    Why should these terrible people believe they must put their beliefs on my body

  • Arnold J.
    01/26/2020 19:09

    He Is not Prolife.I'm talking aboutTrump.Do'nt insult us.!

  • Joan W.
    01/25/2020 23:14

    Leave my situation between me and my relationship with God... God chose murderers.....but some others he never chose. A womans choice is her business....God never asked you or me to control each others bodies. Just remember when we repent......God forgives instantly.! If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1:9 | KJV

  • Lorenzo T.
    01/25/2020 17:13

    I've never understood why people feel the need to legislate their religious beliefs on someone else. I would never abort a child but ultimately God will judge murder. I am not God, and do not have a heaven or hell to put anybody in. As for me and my house...

  • Mary R.
    01/25/2020 10:46

    The babies should pay with their lives what criminals did

  • Kit W.
    01/25/2020 09:39

    Shame on you! Why are heartlessly murdering little humans just because they are powerless? This is pure evil in every sense of the word!

  • Chris Y.
    01/24/2020 22:53

    Thank you Brut. These women are showing bravery not unlike soldiers in battle.

  • Beenish S.
    01/24/2020 22:40

    I am pro-life but I don't enforce that on others.. there are many reasons why a female might need an abortion...let them choose.

  • Eddie M.
    01/24/2020 22:13

    You can't be prolife and prowar.....

  • Erica C.
    01/24/2020 21:00

    *anti-abortion rights activists

  • Danny D.
    01/24/2020 20:46

    THEY WANT TO DO AWAY WITH ABORTION BUT THEY WON'T TAKE CARE OF THE CHILDREN WHO ARE TO BE ADOPTED SO DON'T TELL ME YOU CARE ABOUT YOUR CHILDREN YOU HAVE NO RIGHT TO JUDGE THE ABORTION CLINICS

  • Lisa M.
    01/24/2020 20:08

    My body my Choice🤷‍♀️

  • Eric L.
    01/24/2020 20:04

    I’m pro Law and order and follow the Constitution

  • Lauren M.
    01/24/2020 19:42

    They’re not pro-life, they’re anti-choice. You can be pro-life and still let other people make decisions about their own health.

  • Larry C.
    01/24/2020 19:26

    As long as you are the one paying for it and you don't mind that you're a baby killer.