According to the rhetoric used by Donald Trump during the presidential debates, girls can rip babies out of their wombs minutes before birth. This imagery runs counter to current laws, which in most states permit abortions merely before a fetus has reached 24 to 26 weeks. Some states outlaw abortion as few as 12 weeks after a womans most recent menstrual interval; North Dakotas cutoff is six weeks.
The chairmen language on the issue produced pro-life proponents to fear an overturn of Roe v. Wade, a law that younger women may take for awarded as a basic right. But stories like Margaret Atwoods The Handmaids Tale, a speculative fiction volume from the 1980 s thats get accommodated this year for Hulu, work to remind us that few rights are truly inalienable, and a perfect cyclone of circumstances could undo the freedoms of millions.