So I take a deep breath, and keep on keeping on, and truly believe that after a time the flailing and the crap-storm will pass. This doesn't mean sitting down, and it doesn't mean shutting up - on the contrary, it is vital to maintain a lack of reinforcement, it is vital that the social rewards for bullying and racism and sexism continue to diminish. The longer it isn't rewarding, the better off we all are, and the closer we are to the end of the burst behavior.
Now, I'm off to naively try to figure out how bad things have to get in places like Ohio and Texas before it is reasonable to call in Medicine Sans Frontiers for proper perinatal care and family planning services. They seem to be the ones to go to when the government breaks down and fails to provide appropriate medical care, yes? If we can get them involved maybe it will shock some folks into seeing how things have deteriorated. Well, I can dream.