2 in 3 Americans would codify abortion rights into their state constitutions
Great reporting. Thanks Grace!!
If SCOTUS decides to uphold this ruling, the pro-choice folks need to bring cases targeting every drug for men. Viagra needs to go. Is there a medication for prostate complications? Get rid of it. The bodies of men need to start being targeted until they feel a fraction of the harm caused to women. Then maybe they will vote blue in droves.
Of course, it would be Daniel Ho, author or the torture memo under Bush who would write a dissenting opinion like this,...
Tried to get here earlier but want to reiterate something Zach said: We must treat the entire Republican Party like they are James Ho. I know so many men who share his views. They were rampant in the church of my youth. These people are real. They are radicalized. They are fascists. There is nothing too extreme when it comes to making the whole world live however they dictate.
In the paragraph before the one Grace quotes above, Judge Ho literally compares women to habitat in his rationale for aesthetic injury: "It’s well established that, if a plaintiff has “concrete plans” to visit an animal’s habitat and view that animal, that plaintiff suffers aesthetic injury when an agency has approved a project that threatens the animal." (It's on p. 68 of the decision)
Did anyone catch this story last night Judge Ho's wife receiving payments from the pro birth group that brought the case? Never heard of this news site so don't know how accurate the reporting is.
Kyrsten Synema brokering a compromise between Tuberville and the Biden administration? Oh, please. She’s a freaking mercenary. What’$ in it for her?
The root causes of the housing crisis are the cost of housing. Supply and demand matter whether we like it or not. And if we're admitting people would rather live in blue areas, then blue areas need to build more housing. Lots more. Blue areas tend not to be good at that; they tend to try to pretend there are other solutions. There are not. And we can screw up all our other good work if it's too expensive for anyone to live there. It drives me nuts because it's one of the worst things we can do to help the fascists.
I hope the Democrats understand that it does not matter what Republicans say their 2024 position on abortion is. For our campaign purposes, all Republicans are Matthew Kacsmaryk and James Ho. We'd better get that right. Unless I'm missing something and for some reason that strategy only works when their side does it and backfires when we do it? I don't think so but if someone has a good reason for Democrats not being ruthless I'll listen.
These people are beyond ridiculous and shameless.
I completely do not and have never regretted my abortion. I only wish there had been an option for mifepristone - it was not a treatment in 1988. My only point of sadness - which is new - is that I had to have a dnc. Most women opted for general anesthetic but I chose to have a gas and air pain relief. I was so pleased for all of us when abortions became so safe and pain-free.
Ho and his ilk are monsters. I hope his cock get caught in his zipper. And there’s no lidocaine for his pain relief when they have to stitch him up (a girl can dream)
I'm just gonna get quickly back on my soapbox to remind everyone that people who identify and specify and harp on the "choice" aspect of "pro-choice" (a label I will never use for myself, and I really encourage y'all to examine if you use it for yourself) are anti abortion, just the same as the conservatives. I have genuinely honestly in a feminist subreddit had a "pro-choice" person tell me that abortion is one of the most traumatic things a woman can go through in her life, second only to a miscarriage. Loss of a loved one, being the victim of a crime, poverty, war, those are all things that impact men and men only, I guess. Nothing is more traumatic to a woman than not gestating. Something someone said to me not only with sincerity, I was actually driven out of the community by the violence this woman and her ilk inflicted on me when I disagreed and pointed out that this just is anti-abortion rhetoric, not even repackaged or relabeled. Her and everyone else I got death threats from insisted they were "pro-choice", just like a lot of Democrats do. Abortions are nasty, icky things for bad people (or in justifiable emergencies, and as a rape victim who needed an abortion and then had the gall to talk about it, trust me when I say there's a lot of hoops you gotta jump through for these people to consider things justifiable), but you can get one if you think that's best for you. I couldn't personally murder my sweet, innocent baby, but if that's the type of mother you want to be, that's your choice. As long as you aren't: using it as birth control, getting it too often, celebrating the decision that you made, not having children at all, etc. That's the messaging they push, that's the messaging they believe.
These people aren't your friends, these people aren't your allies. The people who regard abortions as a "necessary evil" aren't supporting expanded access for abortions, they want abortions eradicated., whatever that means for people going forward. They just want to be nicer about it than conservatives.
They agree with conservatives, they just don't want you to be mad at them about it. Say the right string of words, ask the right questions, they'll tell you, just like the governor did. Just like Planned Parenthood always does. The term "pro-choice" always gets my hackles raised for this reason.
Thanks for the newsletter today, Grace - I especially appreciated the rundown on the mifepristone case because I didn’t have the heart to read much about it in the mainstream press today. Judge Ho’s writing is disgusting.
I keep repeating this but fetal personhood is literally slavery. If fetuses are people then the state is literally saying women are their chattel. This is what Caren Myers Morrison calls fetal coverture in her article State Abortion Bans: Pregnancy as a New Form of Coverture. Conservatives are trying to bring back coverture which makes women legally invisible. They can't do it through their husbands anymore so they're trying to do it through their uteruses.
State Abortion Bans: Pregnancy as a New Form of Coverture
I find it so sad that donations are down when the need is so high. Particularly after reading that heartbreaking story of the 13 year old rape victim who was forced to give birth. I already give to abortionfunds.org which the Brigid alliance is part of. Are there other organizations in need or should I just increase my giving to abortionfunds.org?