Support for abortion rights takes a big jump...in Louisiana
That story about the pilot in Georgia, and the entire Elevated Access org, made my heart burst. Holy feathers indeed.
I’m trying to picture the Grand Oppressive Party’s first presidential candidate debate that is set for August. What a spectacle it will be, with them debating at what point, what week, what moment should be the moment that the State owns our bodies.
Shoutout to my governor! Wish Murphy had said that at the outset, but I'll take it.
Regarding the anti-choice monsters who are running unopposed... That's so frustrating. One of the biggest lessons I've taken away from the fall of Roe is how local elections and involvement mean so much now. Even on school boards. Town councils. It all matters. Nothing can be taken for granted.
Even if someone ran against them and lost, it's still a win of sorts because they get outed for the horrible policy positions they hold. In my little NJ town, we have a real rightwing bully on the Town Council. He's responsible for trotting an out-of-town "recovered gay minister" into our BOE meetings who declared homosexuality is a mental illness that can be cured. (Yes. Ugly.) Hurt a lot of people's feelings, to say the least. Well he has opposition now and even if he still wins the election that's coming up, the crazy is being aired.
A lot of things Trump says could get people killed, among other fates. He's the living embodiment of all of the best arguments against free speech.
It is so infuriating that Dr Caitlin Bernard who prevented a 10 year old from having her rapists baby was fined by the Indiana state medical board. Unfortunately most people and the media move past a story once it is out of the headlines but the individual keeps paying.
When Republicans say they want to protect their constitutions from out of state special interests, what they're saying is the voters are stupid and easily fooled. Which we know is true in these states..... because they voted for Republicans.
It's pretty fucked that the good news always ends up being that the most outrageous, worst possible thing, didn't happen. So yeah it would have taken at least one Republican justice to rule against that crazy lawsuit in Ohio. It's like anytime a Republican doesn't do what the guy in Amarillo would do (I don't remember how to spell his name and it's not worth the effort) it's some kind of victory. It's fucked up.
Horror dread and fear! That’s my essay. It was born here.
Do you have any good talking points for people who use the “late term abortion” argument? That’s the one I get the most. I know it’s not a real thing, but I would love to have some facts and statistics to point to.
I wish these people would get called on their rhetoric all the time, not just the "killing babies after birth" kind. Whenever they say they are "protecting life," they should be called on their BS. I defy anyone to explain how forcing a woman to bear her rapist's baby or to carry a doomed fetus just to watch their baby die in agony or any of the other horrors being inflicted on women in these abortion ban states "protects life." What a cruel, sick joke.
Oh my god that pilot. Made me cry. I needed that this week. Thank you!!