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Alabama's recent near-total ban on abortion is a craven attempt to deny all women's rights by setting up a very possible scenario where Roe v. Wade is overturned by a largely anti-choice Supreme Court. It's time for us all to get on the same page about this, and stop blaming the disenfranchised people of Alabama. This is a state that has been gerrymandered by Republicans and bullied into submission by right-wing Christian extremists. There are many Southern people who are, and have been, fighting desperately for a woman's right to choose for years, so to discount the entire state when a relatively small group of hypocritical, power-hungry politicians and Christians are gaming the system is morally repugnant.

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Check out this thread from the brilliant Zoé Samudzi on why your jokes about disavowing the entire state of Alabama aren't very funny:

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