We knew terrible abortion stories would start to emerge after SCOTUS overturned Roe. But we didn’t know they’d come this soon or be this monstrous. The anti-abortion crowd tried to pretend that the story of a 10 year-old girl who had to cross a state line to get an abortion after being raped was fake news. Once the perpetrator was arrested, they aimed their ire at the doctor who performed the abortion and at the girl herself. (No ire was left for the rapist.) Here’s a National Right to Life lawyer explaining why the 10 year old rape victim should have the baby. “She would have had the baby, and as many women who have had babies as a result of rape, we would hope that she would understand the reason and ultimately the benefit of having the child.” (Wait, so little girls who get impregnated while being violently raped should have the baby. And little boys who get violently raped should keep quiet or be ignored to protect serial rapists. Am I getting the tenets of this religion right?)

+ “She followed all relevant policies, procedures, and regulations in this case, just as she does every day to provide the best possible care for her patients. She has not violated any law, including patient privacy laws, and she has not been disciplined by her employer.” Doctor’s lawyer defends steps in 10-year-old girl’s abortion. The fact that a lawyer has to defend the doctor in this case is beyond sick. And we’re just getting warmed up.

+ Unimaginable abortion stories will become more common. Is American journalism ready?

+ Let the Mother Die: “Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, R, sued the Biden administration over federal rules that require abortions be provided in medical emergencies to save the life of the mother, even in states with near-total bans.”