Abortion Ruling: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

Published 2022-05-08

All Comments (21)
  • @chanmarr8118
    I’ll never forgot the time my mom told me the story of her going to an abortion clinic in the early 90s after I was born. There were people outside protesting. She had to be escorted in by security. A woman in the crowd yelled out that she shouldn’t do it. My mother then replied that she just lost her baby and had to get it removed. The woman was speechless. It’s clear that these politicians don’t understand the basics of how a woman’s body works and what we go through. We should be allowed to make our choice on what to do when presented with something that can completely alter your life.
  • Calling a fetus an unborn person is the logical equivalent of calling a person an unkilled corpse.
  • @mm-xl8eq
    We should treat every young man who wants to buy a gun like every woman who wants to get an abortion - mandatory 48 hour waiting period, parental permission, a note from his doctor proving he understands what he’s about to do, a video he has to watch about the effects of gun violence, and a mandatory invasive ultrasound procedure. Let’s close down all but one gun shop in every state and make him travel hundreds of miles, take time off work, and stay overnight in a strange town to get a gun. Make him walk through a gauntlet of people holding photos of loved ones who were shot to death, with people shouting at him that he’s a murderer, begging him not to buy a gun.
    It make more sense to do this with young men and guns than with women and healthcare, right? I mean, no woman getting an abortion has killed a room full of people in seconds.
  • @NatalieZii
    One of the best arguments I’ve heard for being pro choice is that organ donation isn’t even required if you die. Your organs could save people but the law says that even if you are DEAD you have a right to bodily autonomy. If you don’t want to donate your organs, you don’t have to. How can you have such a law but also have a law that requires women to donate their living body to a person that doesn’t even exist yet? How does that make sense?
  • @AriKitsune19
    One of my best friends committed suicide because she couldn't get an abortion due to being raped after she moved out of Ohio. Having to live without her being bubbly and cheering me up - it hurts. So, banning abortion shouldn't be a law. Rape and incest as well as medical issues is a perfect reason to get an abortion. Telling a woman to do with her own body is wrong.
  • Fun fact: when Roe was decided, marital rape was still legal in all 50 states. The first state to throw away it's marriage exemption to anti-rape laws did so in 1976; the last state outlawed marital rape in *1993*.
  • @naluzoniro
    Always remember : you can't ban abortions, you can only ban safe, legal abortions.
  • @elizabethc1560
    My son was born in 2020. We knew before his birth he would have a life threatening congenital defect called CDH. Without LIFE SAVING surgery he would not live. I got a call, I was offered an abortion but since I am in Texas and I was 27 weeks along, I would have to fly out. My husband and I talked about it, we said no, we wanted to give him a chance. We did. He spent a week on life support, he had his diaphragm repaired, his organs placed where they should be. And he is almost 19 months today.

    Now, if you made it this far. I am NOT against abortion. I live with NICU PTSD. I lived through anxiety attacks. I know this life is not for everyone. I am grateful I was offered the abortion. It is not what I wanted, but that doesn't mean someone else should not be offered that choice.
  • @JB-et7zs
    Thank you for identifying these people as anti-abortion and not pro-life. Pro-life people wouldn’t work so hard to keep a system that causes the suffering and deaths of thousands of fetuses, mothers,children and adults due to the inability to afford healthcare.
  • @faye626
    Still can't believe that a man who cried over beer just took away my bodily autonomy
  • I'd also say that the most important point he made in this is "some women get an abortion BECAUSE THEY FUCKING WANT ONE"
  • @khylerbane4523
    My mother said “Guns have more rights than women right now.” When hearing about this.

    Mother, I couldn’t agree more.
  • @isabellablue7696
    My great-great-grandma died from sepsis, after she and her husband tried to preform an abortion at home. It was the depression, and they couldn't afford another kid, so she knowingly risked her life. My great-grandma was shipped off to her distant relatives without even knowing what had happened to her mother. These laws hurt families for generations.
  • @cjboyo
    This is also a fight over your right to GET pregnant. A lot of people with uteruses, myself included, are in a horrible position of having to decide if we want to get permanently sterilized or not for their own safety. I would like to carry a pregnancy someday. Right now though I cannot safely do that. If I got pregnant and didn’t get an abortion I could be permanently disabled. I am genuinely considering getting a hysterectomy just to avoid that risk.
  • @andrew4363
    Please remember: if you take a pregnancy test, after your period is a SINGLE DAY late, you are 4 weeks and one day pregnant.
    Even if you only had sex one week ago.
  • @MasalaiMeri
    "No matter what men think, abortion is a fact of life. Women have always had them; they always have and they always will. Are they going to have good ones or bad ones? Will the good ones be reserved for the rich, while the poor women go to quacks?"

    - Shirley Chisholm, Unbought And Unbossed
  • I'm Canadian and in response to this, my Prime Minister reaffirmed our country's support of a woman's right to choose. I don't generally like Trudeau but I'm glad he did the right thing in this case.
  • Somebody should make a website that keeps track of how many women die from complications from birth and other deaths from the illegalization, I think it would be very enlightening to pro life people.
  • @milkteamachine
    Trying to make abortion as close to impossible as they can while providing no paternity leave and no affordable health care is so insidious I can't even wrap my head around it
  • @shivanithakur203
    I am so enraged by this and I don't even live in the United States. Reading the experiences of people in this comment section makes me teary. And yes John, you are right this is just as much about people who need it medically as about emotionally, financially