Eighteen-year-old Greta Thunberg has shared her thoughts on the new Texas abortion law with a very blunt chart detailing the reasons why women have abortions.
Greta Thunberg, the Swedish environmental activist, recently spoke out about Texas' new restrictive abortion law by displaying a very blunt chart on her social media accounts.
The young activist took to social media in the wake of the state passing the abortion law which prohibits women from getting abortions after 6 weeks of being pregnant. The new law, also known as Senate Bill 8, bans abortion providers from carrying out terminations after the fetus' heartbeat has been detected and is usually around the 6-week mark. The problem with this is that many women are unaware that they are even pregnant at that time.
The law states that there will be no exception for pregnant women who have been r*ped or if the pregnancy is a result of incest, with the law being policed by citizens who can sue abortion providers for $10,000.
So, Thunberg took to her Instagram account, sharing a chart with her 12.1 million followers, expressing: "The reasons why women have abortions." The Instagram photo has since received over 1 million likes, while the same tweet amassed over 45,000 retweets.
In the chart the 4 reasons are as follows: "Personal choice 60%", "Not your concern 10%", "Mind your business 8%", and Fu*k off 22%."
Thunberg couldn't have been clearer about her opinion on the matter.
That's all Thunberg really needed to say in order to get her point across, with thousands of commenters backing her up...
"As if you couldn't get any cooler...here you are with this post. Love you, Greta!!!!" one person said.
"Greta for president," said another.
A third added: "Greta, I truly hope with young women like you paving the way for the future, and maybe even my own girls 6 & 8, that you all won't have to live with sh*t and headlines like this when you are forty."
But the activist isn't the only person speaking out against the law, with Lyft and Uber pledging to pay for any of their driver's legal fees if they do happen to come under fire, as well.
This is an attack on women’s access to healthcare and on their right to choose. @Lyft is donating $1 million to Pla… https://t.co/QhES5nWVsr— Logan Green (@Logan Green) 1630696827.0
"This is an attack on women's access to healthcare and on their right to choose. @Lyft is donating $1 million to Planned Parenthood to ensure that transportation is never a barrier to healthcare access. We encourage other companies to join us," CEO Logan Green said in a tweet.
The POTUS speaking out calling it an "unprecedented assault" on women's rights.
Let's just hope the backlash is enough to get the controversial law thrown out.