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.


10/26/2019 10:19 AM


  • Kimberly O.
    11/03/2019 23:46

    Possibly even killed? Hummm is their a double standard here? Umm your killing babies!

  • Javier F.
    10/31/2019 22:39

    She's a fraud

  • Josh S.
    10/31/2019 16:59

    Killing is not a right!

  • Mark R.
    10/31/2019 15:42


  • Luke L.
    10/31/2019 01:00

    Reproductive rights does not include killing people. Doesn’t matter if you’re raped. That’s still a human you’re killing.

  • Marie B.
    10/30/2019 19:44

    "War on Reproductive rights"? No, this is an attempt to end the violations against human rights.

  • MD A.
    10/30/2019 10:18


  • Kimberly O.
    10/29/2019 19:08

    That's why we now have the day after pill. No need to wait for the baby to form into a human first, stop it before it's noticed.

  • Karen M.
    10/29/2019 14:30

    Adoption makes a family complete! Abortion is the death of a child!

  • Emily C.
    10/29/2019 14:16

    Men aren’t mad that babies are aborted, they’re mad because women are the sole deciders and men want to be the only ones with the privilege of deciding what babies live and die. They want to take it further, too, and decide which women live and die too.

  • Emily C.
    10/29/2019 09:46

    If men don’t want their babies aborted, they should keep their legs closed.

  • Enix Y.
    10/29/2019 00:13

    Reproductive rights? They want to kill babies. How is that reproductive?

  • Millie T.
    10/28/2019 21:26


  • Matt-Kimberly C.
    10/28/2019 16:18

    Yeah it's always rape, but what about the 95,% that just have unprotected sex with multiple partners and children produce?

  • Kathleen O.
    10/28/2019 15:04

    I guess evangelicals feel that they are the only religion in the world.

  • Rita B.
    10/28/2019 09:18

    When you are raped....I was under the impression that you also get the day after pill...

  • Margie S.
    10/28/2019 02:56

    It's 2019 and men still dictate what to do with our bodies

  • Janice R.
    10/28/2019 02:06

    What gives government the right to remove a woman's choice about her own body? Requiring delivery of a baby without the means to care for it is cruelty, to mother, and baby. There are enough babies born who do not get the care required to be productive members of our society. Is it murder to miscarry, when the woman doesn't know she's pregnant? If every one of those people, mostly men, would commit to caring for the child to be aborted, the woman might have a reason to deliver the child into their care. Nothing in the Bible speaks to the issue of abortion.

  • Angela J.
    10/27/2019 22:50

    I will say...I doubt they would have gone to these extremes without NY going to the extremes they did - making basically abortion up until nine months legal. Both sides of this argument have gotten far too extreme. Why can't we just be reasonable?

  • Connie A.
    10/27/2019 21:48

    Abortion is murder.