Wednesday, October 13, 2021


Trans Rights and Abortion have something in common, government controlling a person’s body. Normally when I comment on an article I don’t know the writer but this time it is different, this New York Times opinion is by someone that I meet several times.
Abortion Rights and Trans Rights Are Two Sides of the Same Coin
By Jennifer Finney Boylan
October 10, 2021

“I [Caitlyn Jenner] am for a woman’s right to choose,” she told CNN in September. “I am also for a state having the ability to make their own laws. So I support Texas in that decision. That’s their decision.”

Ms. Jenner — and other conservative trans women — should understand that restricting abortion rights and blocking transgender people’s access to health care are two sides of the same coin: a movement to give the state the right to limit what you can or cannot do with your own body.
She hit the nail on its head, it is all about control, she goes on to write.
I asked Jules Gill-Peterson, a history professor at Johns Hopkins University and an expert on anti-trans activism, about the connection between these issues. “Anti-abortion and anti-trans legislation are products of the same political coalition, using the same scripts and tactics,” she wrote me. “In both cases, we see the protection of a fantasized imperiled child justifying heavy-handed police state policies that restrict actual women and children’s rights and bodily autonomy. The language of protection, so highly moralized,” she continued, “is the perfect alibi for rationalizing widespread harm.”
The Republicans come out that it is all protecting the children but in reality it causing harm to them, suicidal idealizations go up when children are prevented from becoming who they are. Deaths go up when women seek backroom abortions. Their laws do not prevent abortions or children from transitioning it just criminalizes it.
The author of Senate Bill 1311, Senator Bob Hall, said that his bill “was being done with love.”

Let’s be clear: It is not love to force a trans child to go through a puberty that will scar them for the rest of their life. It is not love to force a woman to bear a child against her will. It is not love to deny anyone autonomy over their own body.

It is not love to enforce your own ideology upon people who are different from you, simply because you do not understand their experience of being human.
Let’s be very clear, the motivation behind theses are is not to “save the child” but rather gather votes and donations from anti-abortionists and transphobles.

The Republican mantra is get government off out backs but in reality they are sticking government between us and our doctors.

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