'This will happen': Viral ad holds mirror to our dystopian future under ACB

‘This is exactly what will happen’: Viral ad holds mirror to our dystopian future under ACB

Women's rights protesters evoke a dystopian, post abortion future.

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What will happen if abortion is outlawed? The new MeidasTouch ad, Traffic Stop, is a chilling view of things to come under the thumb of a right-wing Supreme Court.

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If you are not frightened of a conservative majority already, now you will be.

This is what conservatives want

Amy Coney Barrett sitting at a desk

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The confirmation of Amy “Coathanger” Barrett has cemented a 6-3 conservative majority on the US Supreme Court. This is the future that conservative Republicans want for the US.

Minority rule

Gerrymander diagram for four sample districts.

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Voter suppression and gerrymandering has allowed a minority of straight, wealthy, white men to hold on to power. Is it such a stretch to think these same people think upping the white population would cross a line?


Wealthy people will always have access to abortion.

Think this is impossible?

A Bible lies open, reflected by the glass tabletop.

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Think again. It’s already happening.


And African American men are already pulled over for being just that.


So, dystopian maybe. But far from impossible.

Pro-life is a lie

Donald Trump is the most pro-death president ever. Here's a look at all the people Trump kills.

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Banana Republicans don’t care about you after you are born. Otherwise, why won’t they wear a mask?

And why would they try to destroy the Affordable Health Care Act in the middle of a pandemic?

The fact is, countries with legal access to abortion actually have fewer abortions. The Guttmacher Institute, an international reproductive health non-profit group based in the US, found that fewer people seek abortions in countries with legal access to the procedure, compared to where the procedure is either completely against the law, or permitted only to save a mother’s life.


Amnesty International is definitive: “preventing women and girls from accessing an abortion does not mean they stop needing one… it only forces people to seek out unsafe abortions.”

It’s about controlling women

protesters march dressed as Handmaids.

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People who won’t be told to put on a mask want to control women’s bodies. Morality is a smokescreen when men make laws to govern women.

Just to state the obvious, abortions are performed only on people who can get pregnant in the first place. This means that denying abortions affects only their rights. Denying anything to only certain individuals is a clear case of discrimination.

As Kamala Harris asked Brett Kavanaugh during his confirmation hearings, “Can you think of any laws that give the government power to make decisions about the male body?”

Long after they’re gone

A close up photo of a gavel

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A conservative majority Supreme Court will be making the rules long past when the senators who rushed Amy “Coathanger” Barrett through are around to gloat.

The rich will always be able to get abortions

Piles of money

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Just like Trump’s miracle COVID treatment.

Wealthy people will always be able to afford abortions.


When comedian Michelle Wolf took on abortion rights on her show, The Break, she joked that because she was wealthy and lived in a blue state, that she would “always be able to get an abortion.” Wolf’s point was that other women are not so lucky: the WHO estimates that “25 million unsafe abortions take place each year.”

Declare war on the poor

Woman holding a home pregnancy test with her head in her hands

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Of course, the party that gives tax breaks to the rich are happy to block the poor and marginalized from getting anything.

Happy to keep the poor poor. Even if they are living with a partner or family, if fear or lack of access causes a woman to carry their child to term, they are now responsible for caring for a child on the same marginal income that they had before, or less if this prevents them from being able to work.

Painting a target on women

A rally in support of the Roe v Wade decision.

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Pregnant women are already in enough danger.

Before Roe v. Wade

A gavel and a slip of paper that says Roe vs Wade lying on top of the constitution

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There were abortions before Roe v Wade became the law of the land.

But they were a horror show.


Unskilled practitioners can injure or kill with methods that range from bizarre to barbaric. Even a fully trained physician would be compromised in their work because they would have to function in a way that shielded them from being discovered. Illegal, unsafe abortions are, “the third leading cause of maternal deaths worldwide,” according to the World Health Organization (WHO). And these unsafe procedures, “lead to an additional five million largely preventable disabilities.”

Overturning Roe v. Wade will kill more people than it saves.

Dismantling RBG’s legacy

Photo of Justice Ginsberg

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a giant of women’s rights. Amy “Coathanger” Barrett is…not.


For all the women who fought for our rights.

A call to arms

A women's rights symbol.

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If you don’t like the thought of this, you’re not the only one.

Make sure you vote!

Woman holding a flag wearing a VOTE sticker

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The clock is ticking…

Special delivery for Amy ‘Coathanger’ Barrett

Judge Amy Coney Barrett

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Here’s a way you can congratulate Trump’s newest justice.

Still legal

Women holding signs in support of planned parenthood

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Abortion is still legal. For the time being, it is still a woman’s right to choose her own fate.

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