1873 Comstock Law

Trump advisors behind Project 2025 want to enforce the 1873 Comstock Law to ban medical abortion and contraception nationally.

A study published by the American Medical Association in JAMA Pediatrics shows the danger of outlawing all abortions. In Texas, since Dobbs, infant death rates grew 12.9% higher. The rest of the country saw only an increase of 1.8%.  Infant deaths from congenital anomalies increased almost 23% in Texas while they decreased for the rest of the nation, showing that the abortion ban is forcing women to carry to term fetuses that would and could not survive. Tragic.

When Texas outlawed all abortions including for rape, Governor Greg Abbott said there was no need to make an exception for rape, because Texas was going to “eliminate all rapists from the streets of Texas.” What an idiot. Instead, in a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine, researchers estimated that in the 16 months after the Texas ban, 26,313 rape-related pregnancies occurred in the state.

The Southern Baptist Convention voted to oppose in vitro fertilization (IVF). MAGA Republicans like Representative Matt Rosendale (R-MT) filed an amendment to the 2025 defense appropriations bill stripping it of funding for IVF, saying “the practice of IVF is morally wrong.”

Jeff Durbin is a Trump ally who is pastor and the founder and head of End Abortion Now, says that abortion is murder and those who practice it deserve execution: “You forfeit your right to live.”

Hans Nichols of Axios reported today that 16 Nobel prize–winning economists have warned that Trump’s economic plans will spike inflation and hurt the global economy.

“While each of us has different views on the particulars of various economic policies,” the economists wrote, “we all agree that Joe Biden’s economic agenda is vastly superior to Donald Trump.”