As in the days of the fugitive slave acts and the underground railroad, decent people who believe in democracy and modernity need to create a fund to pay the abortion bounties, and a fund to pay lawyers’ fees for the pregnant people.
As Harvard law professor Laurence Tribe said yesterday, this Supreme Court has created a disastrous world, in which law enforcement has been privatized, as it had been in the 1850’s, when bounties were placed on the heads of fugitive slaves by their ‘owners’.
The only decent, logical, and potentially response, then, is to create two funds. One of which is there, ready and waiting to pay the $10,000 bounties now placed by the Texas Legislature and the Supreme Court of the United States.
This would take the insidious teeth out of the perverse law, effectively defanging it.
But this also must be accompanied by a legal fund, since the law permits only one side to also collect legal fees, and of course it is not the pregnant persons.
Until the madness recedes, the rest of us must form the good community, and protect our pregnant friends.