Anti-choice groups say ballot measures allow "mob rule"
👍. Absolutely 💯
News about the Texas Cox case.
I've been thinking a lot about the words we use to describe the people who call themselves "pro-life." I see the term "forced birth" being used, and it's not wrong, but it doesn't encompass their complete lack of compassion toward women who miscarry or toward fetuses who will be born to a brief "life" of suffering. I think they're actually "pro-suffering." Those who are "sincere" and not gleefully cruel make a fetish of suffering, especially female suffering. There's this underlying religious narrative that suffering is somehow ennobling and that to alleviate it is to rob the sufferer of something profound. They aren't just indifferent to the suffering (of others) but actually embrace it. They aren't pro-life, because they don't value what makes life worth living, they are pro-suffering.
People willing to “compromise” on the degree to which they’re allowed to interfere in my personal affairs are cordially invited to bite me.
“Mob rule” a.k.a. Democracy. Their contempt for it is palpable. They much prefer the alternative.
Yes, but the repugnants purposefully kept the laws vague for just such a confusion. The AMA are asking in some states for clarification, but they so far have not got any answers, they are suing but I haven't heard the outcome yet.
The Dems have an excellent messenger in VP Harris. Also, more broadly, Time’s Person of the Year.
"they may need a different messenger" Ahem. ⏳
The nation's 'top journalists' are 💩. There are a lot of culprits for how this country got to be in the sorry ass state it's in, but the abdication of any civic responsibility whatsoever by almost all media sources in favor of the pursuit of profits is right near the top. If the country burns in 2025 I hope at least that these people take the ass kicking they truly deserve for selling out their fellow Americans. There will be pitchforks out aplenty.
Mary Ziegler. Kate Cox (if she isn’t too traumatized to sit with you.) Someone with the Florida ballot initiative. The other brave women suing the state of TX. Someone who flies medical refugees for abortions in other states.
I would be interested in having you interviewing hospital administrators in states that have abortion bans. It would be interesting to hear what they have to say. Curious if anyone would talk to you. 🧐. Appreciate all you do Jessica. Take care of yourself. Be well ❤️
Jessica - Please don't apologize for being sick! Take the time you need to feel better. The asshats like Ken Paxton will still be here.
For interviews I think Geena Davis would be a great choice. In the context of her Foundation re women representation in the media. I think it's called "See Jane".
Also Stacey Abrams, and Gretchen Whitmer, and a spokesperson from The Center For Reproductive Rights....Cecile Richards...former head of Planned Parenthood and daughter of the late, great Gov. Ann Richards....the outspoken feminist and comedian Amy Schumer ...maybe lesser known names but important - different people from counties states that play a role in women's reproductive healthcare , an expert in maternal mortality, a university head of women's studies, women's research and rights organization, someone from the ERA movement, (Gloria?) progressive women in religion ( that can explain how the evangelical movement works and how they are funded)... maybe one of these brave women suing Texas or another state
To repeat my previous point, Ken Paxton is one seriously malevolent, vindictive, cruel a--hole.
I'd love for Kamala Harris to step up for your interview...
The Entity “the hospital “ is also a big player in this. I don’t see much reporting on this. In addition to the doctors who consult their attorneys, the hospitals have their attorneys AND bureaucratic issues. Many are for profit. I feel they have deeper pockets and need to stand up to the violence being done to patients who are suffering. That’s all I got. I pray that she gets the abortion healthcare she needs. 🙏🏻🙏🏻❤️
Ken Paxton/Texas should be sued for practicing medicine without a license.