Florida Bill: Abortion a Felony with Life Sentence


Florida state Rep. Charles Van Zant (R) begins the new year with a radical new bill that aims to ban abortions in his state. The “crime” of conducting an abortion would be considered a felony, unless the mother’s life was directly at risk. Raped? Too bad.

Read more at Thinkprogress.com

 

About Claire

I grew up in both the Netherlands and the US. When I moved to America at age 10 I was confronted with conflicting social constructs of gender and class. As a student of the social and cognitive sciences, I gained a greater understanding of how human decision-making can lead to unintended system-wide consequences in the interdependent world we live in, especially when you throw stereotyping into the mix. Having struggled as both a poor and female American citizen, I am quite aware of what it means to blame a victim for their circumstances. I feel that I have a voice, and responsibility, to stand up for those who are currently silent.

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