The Handmaids of Idaho and Indiana

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Your DGB for today is to donate to the ACLU in Idaho and Indiana as they gear up to fight new abortion reporting laws.

As our daily reminder that Republican men don’t care about women in any capacity other than incubators for babies, Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb just signed a law stating that all doctors must file a report that includes all the complications resulting from an abortion. Okay, fine - that makes sense, we guess. What doesn’t make sense is why they need all of this additional information: “the report must detail the date of the procedure, the age and race of the patient, the county and state of the patient's residence, the type of abortion obtained by the patient, as well as the name of the facility where the procedure was received. It would also require information about how many times a patient has terminated a pregnancy, and what their educational level and marital status is.” Failure to report complications would lead to a Class B misdemeanor, which can result in 180 days of jail-time, and up to a $1,000 fine. Idaho Governor Butch Otter signed a similar bill into law last week.

You’re welcome to put the Idaho and Indiana governors on blast on Twitter and Facebook. Feel free to send them an email or give them a phone call too. You can also donate to the ACLU, which plans to fight these laws: the Idaho division of the ACLU https://action.aclu.org/give/support-aclu-foundation-idaho?ms=web__aff_id_menu_donate and the Indiana division of the ACLU https://action.aclu.org/give/support-aclu-indiana.