Miscarriage of Burden: Day 8

#Day8 of the Miscarriage of Burden: 12 Days of Education and Fundraising Against the Fetal Remains Rule. Today’s theme: a plot to regulate women’s bodies
Hysteria was a nineteenth construct by the French neurologist Jean-Martin Charcot. It medicalized and pathologized female sexuality (attached photo: A hysteric at the Salpêtrière hospital in Paris). The authors of this narrative were predictably male. One would hope that hundreds of years later, such a scheme for social control of women and their bodies would be regarded as completely archaic. Not so! Gov. Abbott makes tireless attempts to pass legislation in Texas that effectively robs women of decision-making power in pregnancy. After the Supreme Court shut down the omnibus abortion bill, HB2, this summer, Gov. Abbott cleverly issued the executive Fetal Remains Rule. This rule decrees that to honor the sanctity of life, all fetal remains, including those of miscarriages, will be buried. Rules exist already to dispose safely of the products of conception, including incineration and interment. The redundancy is very revealing. This is just a thinly veiled plot to return us to the 19th century. Electrical impotence cures for men were also all the rage back then. Sounds enlightened.