Sept. 22, 2021

Tex-sus: SB8. Seems Suspicious

Tex-sus: SB8. Seems Suspicious

Feelings are running high for one of our hosts and the other is out of spoons. Today, Kevin and Jaime discuss Texas SB8: the latest “heartbeat bill” has recently been enacted in Texas.

CW: Adult Language, NSFW Language, Pregnancy/Abortion


CW: Adult Language, NSFW Language, Pregnancy/Abortion

Feelings are running high for one of our hosts and the other is out of spoons. Today, Kevin and Jaime discuss Texas SB8: the latest “heartbeat bill” has recently been enacted in Texas.

This bill includes a six week limit on abortions, requires two doctor visits with a 24 hour waiting period, and has a $10,000 minimum bounty that could be claimed. Today your ever-curious co-hosts discuss when life starts, their opinions on what happens when you legislate bodies, how the Supreme Court let us down, and how the team that came up with the term “Pro-Life” is the best PR team ever.

Their expertise in regards to the abortion debate? Experts, they are not. Informed and opinionated, they are. Take it as you will. 

Their qualifications to discuss the topic? Random life experience and caffeination during recording sessions.

Basically, anything they discuss? Don’t take their word for it - but they hope you enjoy the show!

Reference Links:

Coffee and common ground this week 

In Jaime’s Cup:  Lavazza Classico  

In Kevin’s Cup: Lighthouse Roasters | Ethiopia Guji Natural 

Merriam-Webster: https://www.merriam-webster.com/ 

Sources:

Statement from Attorney General Merrick B. Garland Regarding Texas SB8

Texas SB8 (87(R) SB 8 - Enrolled version)  

NYT: Answers to Questions About the Texas Abortion Law 

Quotables:

“We like people who uphold the rights of United States citizens, yes.”

“I’m mad about legislating human bodies”

“You can say whatever you want, it’s a podcast man”

“But you’re not property!”

“Is the podcast today a vent session?”

“Poor form Texas.”

Show us your common sense:

We know this is a sensitive topic and we would love to hear your thoughts on today’s episode. Do you think Roe v Wade will be overturned? Do you think we’ll see stricter legislation? Let us know in the comments!