Stand Up Against Forced Birthers

S. E. Wigget
3 min readFeb 18, 2024

I wrote the following to my senators.

A mixed media art project I made in 2020 (acrylic paints, art paper, magazine clippings)

I am absolutely FURIOUS about power-tripping control freak misogynists taking away reproductive rights. They’ve destroyed Roe v. Wade, which was the minimum when it comes to abortion rights. Once they did that, bans began in shitstates, like they mistook The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood for a guidebook. These predators include Republifascist lawmakers, injustices assigned by the Orange Menace of Putrescence, and such disgusting organizations as the absurdly named “Alliance Defending Freedom” (actually the Alliance Destroying Freedom, unless they mean the “freedom” to oppress women and nonbinary people to perpetuate Christofascist white supremacist heteropatriarchy). Hospitals are refusing to deliver life-saving abortions — waiting until women are on the brink of death — because medical practitioners in shitstates like Texas are afraid of spending their lives in jail…. just for doing their jobs.

These predators pretend contraception is abortion because they want to ban contraception. They are determined to make women and even children as young as ten die in childbirth. They believe women and girls are nothing more than baby-making machines — they’re not even pretending they don’t want women dead, as you know if you read Jessica Valenti’s essential Substack, “Abortion, Every Day.” Florida lawmakers want not only women…

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S. E. Wigget

Outside Medium, I mostly write fiction, especially paranormal and historical fantasy, under either S. E. Wigget or Susan E. Wigget. WhimsicalWords.Substack.com