Sex strike needed to fight Texas anti-abortion law

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Sex strike needed to fight Texas anti-abortion law

Bette Midler says women everywhere should sing a new tune in the bedroom to protest new, strict anti-abortion laws like the one in Texas.

“I suggest that all women refuse to have sex with men until they are guaranteed the right to choose by Congress,” the famed actress and singer tweeted Thursday.

The idea, though, might not be original with Midler.

Nancy Sinatra told Midler on Twitter that, “My dad actually suggested that decades ago.”

One commenter told Midler, “Did you know you’re my Shero?”

Actress Rosanna Arquette, however, was not so upbeat about Midler’s not so modest proposal.

“but then again men with angry Guns and rape not being a much of a crime in Texas .watch this space,” [sic] she tweeted back to Midler.

The US Supreme Court voted 5-4 on Wednesday denying an emergency appeal filed by abortion providers in an attempt to block a Texas abortion bill that went into effect the same day. 

Pro-choice protesters march outside the Texas State Capitol on Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021 in Austin, Texas.
Pro-choice protesters march outside the Texas State Capitol on Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021 in Austin, Texas.
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Signed by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott in May, the new law prohibits women from getting an abortion after a fetal heartbeat can be detected, roughly around six weeks and before most women know they are pregnant.

The law lets private citizens sue anyone who assisted in terminating the pregnancy, including those who drive a woman to an abortion appointment. 

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