You wanted a Left voice. In this matter, I’m Left, I suppose. I don’t think my health records (or yours) should be available across state lines for prosecution. I don’t think that an AG in Tennessee should be able to prosecute you for something done in another state that is legal in that state. If that makes me a Leftie, well, then I suppose it’s time for me to just go full on blue. Damn it.
Angry rant with links below the cut.
Post Dobbs, we (women) were told that all we had to do was travel to a state where it was legal. That’ll always be okay, because the SCOTUS told us that it was “up to the states”. Well, not anymore. Many women (myself included) made noise saying that was never going to happen, that states were going to try and reach out to OTHER states and prosecute. Well, now they are.
Privacy should be a must when it comes to medical health. It’s no one else’s business what I do with my body. While I HEAVILY disagree with making my abortion information available within my state to state prosecutors, I could live with it, as a compromise. But now they want to reach into other states. They are not just asking, they’re demanding.
Y’all (the Right, not any particular y’all here on GFZ) told me that state rights would be sure to keep this from happening. Well, it’s happening. And I’m pissed. It’s wrong, folks.
If I am going to fight (and I should) for the right for you to carry in all states, then why the hell would you not want to fight for me to have the right to get health care in all states? The fact that you carry a gun in NH but then go to New Jersey and cannot and don’t, doesn’t mean you should be able to be prosecuted for carrying that gun in NH. Where it’s legal. Same with abortion. Ban it in your own damn state, but stay out of my business when I’m doing it elsewhere.
Yes, I’m swearing and I’m not doing good citations today. I’m hot, exhausted from other stuff, and now I’m angry to boot. You can go read the laws yourself. It’s sickening. I’m so angry I can’t even talk about it rationally right now. Link dump at the bottom, if anyone actually cares to read it.
Idaho and Alabama are above. Apparently there are others, but I didn’t have the stomach to do anymore searching today.