The most heartbreaking tweets from women who are now pre-existing conditions
‘I wish I never reported my assault’
Yesterday conditions stemming from sexual assault became pre-existing conditions, because reporting sexual assault was a bit too easy before, so Republicans thought they’d mix things up a bit.
In Trump’s America one thing is undeniably true, and that is that being a woman is a liability.
In a speech hours after the bill was passed in the house, Planned Parenthood’s president, Cecile Richards, said “For those of you who have been blissfully off of Twitter, millions of folks who come to us for cancer screenings and for family planning, particularly in medically underserved areas, will no longer be able to go to Planned Parenthood for that care.”
If this law passes the Senate, insurance companies will be able to charge as much as they want.
The senators working on the Senate health care bill:
— Dylan Scott (@dylanlscott) May 5, 2017
Things are looking bleak.
So in an attempt to humanize those of us who are now pre-existing conditions, here are some of the most heartbreaking tweets surrounding the situation.
This is what is means to be a #PreExistingCondition in Trump’s America
Being grateful that you didn’t report your assault
For the first time in 10 years I'm thankful that I never reported my rape, for the sake of losing my healthcare.
God bless America.
— regina phalange (@__tarafirma) May 5, 2017
today has only proven to me that I was right in never reporting my rape as an adult or sexual assault as a child. and that's heartbreaking.
— Courtney Lockhart (@courtneysloane_) May 4, 2017
…i shouldnt have reported my rape…i wouldnt have if i had known trump would do this bullshit
— Noctis ♡ (@Avadonia) May 4, 2017
The #AHCA makes me glad that instead of reporting my rape I layed on the floor for a week thinking about suicide ?
— . (@superadvil) May 5, 2017
If it weren't for the fact that I have other pre-existing conditions I'd have a reason to be happy I never reported my rape, this is fucked
— Izzy Shaw (@OxfordHaze) May 4, 2017
Guess I'm glad I never reported my rape…?? What is this country coming to? Why are women be subjugated to such cruelty? ?
— SarahHalfBaked (@spirited_stoner) May 5, 2017
Regretting reporting your assault when you did
well fuck if i'd known reporting my rape was gonna result in seeing the rapist every day and being denied health ins i wouldn't have done it
— Crimson Hot Mess (@crimsonhotmess) May 4, 2017
I never would have reported my rape if I knew being a sexual assault survivor could keep me from accessing healthcare. #VoteNoAHCA
— Danielle Campoamor (@DCampoamor) May 4, 2017
Having to be grateful for the timing of your assault
At least I got raped and got my rape kit before this bill passed. Never thought I'd say that. #IAmAPreexistingCondition
— Molly Mac (@mollymacinblack) May 5, 2017
Having to remind women they are humans too
To every survivor of sexual assault – you are not damaged goods, no matter how much the GOP tries to tell you that you are.
— Erika Heidewald ? (@erikaheidewald) May 4, 2017
Having to refer to yourself as a pre-existing condition
— Victoria Brownworth (@VABVOX) May 5, 2017
Rape survivor. #iamapreexisitingcondition
— Eliza Roxcy (@profprophetess) May 5, 2017
Massive food allergies, hypothyroid, 2 kids, a miscarriage, and I used to struggle with depression & anxiety. #IamAPreExisitingCondition
— Kristi (@krittleman) May 5, 2017
Me, a DV & Rape Survivor, have anxiety/depression. I would be denied healthcare, but my abuser gets to keep his. #IamAPreExisitingCondition
— Mel Rice (@Paleo_Diva) May 5, 2017
— Cakes~C.Houck (@Rambling_Cakes) May 4, 2017
Having to decide between health and safety
Women will have to decide if getting a rape kit is worth losing their insurance but this party wants to tell me they're for "all Americans"
— Ashley Inman (@ashleytinman) May 4, 2017
My stomach churns for these women when I read their words, and I know theirs churns for me.
Now, more than ever, we need one another #WeAreAllPreExistingConditions