Please Stop Using Islam to Critique the Abortion Ban: It Only Excuses the Very Christian, Very White Roots of Anti-Choice Movements

“These viral correlations between Texas lawmakers and “sharia” or “the Taliban” do little else than make misogyny a foreign problem—one that happens “over there,” a routine and expected feature of those crazy brown people and their backward nations, while at the same time making it seem like an “anomaly” or “exception” here. America is, after all, a liberal, Western country; we and we alone foreground women’s rights and other liberal democratic principles.”