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auralpoison
post Feb 15 2011, 10:23 AM
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South Dakota bill basically declares open season on abortion providers.

I swear to dog, some days I wanna pack up my shit & move to my own tiny island.


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post Feb 3 2011, 03:57 PM
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from last nite's Daily Show: Kristen Schaal doesn't think hard-earned tax dollars should go to women who have only been rape-ished.
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post Feb 1 2011, 12:28 PM
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Taken from a Center of Reproductive Rights e-mail I received, in response to the "No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act"

Hi,

I just signed the "Pledge to Act" in response to anti-choice bills attacking women's rights across the country. If you're sick of legislators getting involved with a woman's private medical decisions and you're ready to fight back, I urge you to sign the pledge with me.

Pledge to Act: http://org2.democracyinaction.org/o/5971/p...action_KEY=5356
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post Feb 1 2011, 11:36 AM
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what in the fuckity-fuck is this draconian B.S.? so if you are a 19 year-old autistic girl and your father impregnates you it's just too fucking bad? the duality of our nation's culture is emetic.


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post Jan 29 2011, 02:19 AM
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Sady Doyle: In the “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act,” which is reprehensible on its surface, there’s a special surprise clause that seeks to limit the definition of rape and incest. In order to qualify for the exception to rape and incest cases, all rapes must be “forcible” and all incest cases must involve survivors under the age of 18.
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post Jan 19 2011, 11:01 PM
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Okay, this kind of complete fuckeryscares the hell out of me. Because of assholes like this greedy fucker, the ProLifers gain ground in encroaching their church on my crotch. How is it the Dr. Tillers of the world get shot, but motherfuckers like this guy get away with piggery for years? Oh, wait, because he served the poor, the minorities, & that immigrant women that have very little voice in a rundown part of Philly instead of a nice street in Kansas.


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post Nov 19 2010, 12:42 PM
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This proposed legislation effectively puts the right of the fetus above that of the mother: '[t]he argument that eggs and fetuses may be treated as if they are legally independent of the women who carry them has been used to deprive pregnant women of their status as full constitutional persons', effectively reducing them, as one commenter stated, to the status of wards of the state without autonomy to make decisions despite being fully functioning adults. This is a further point on a trajectory of legal logic which seeks (at times) to prosecute women for harming their fetus by drinking wine or indulging in other foods/activities considered to be detrimental to the fetus' development. Truly terrifying.
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post Oct 28 2010, 01:02 PM
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This is really interesting. I'm going to think about using "Fetal Separatist" or some related term instead of Anti Choicer.

Fetal separatists analogize fertilized eggs, embryos and fetuses to African-American slaves who were once “denied their humanity” and “stripped [of] their personhood.” They suggest that their goal is simply continuing an American tradition of expanding membership in the population of Constitutional persons. But, in fact, fetal separatism, in the guise of adding one group to the Constitutional population will do something unprecedented in US history: subtract another.
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post Oct 27 2010, 04:24 PM
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People out there who think it's righteous to make people run this kind of shit gauntlet who've already got an overflowing plate of grief -- what monstrous egotism.

I came in here to post a link to Rachel Maddow's documentary about Tiller's assassination.

Commentary on it from a care2cards blogger.



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post Oct 27 2010, 09:17 AM
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This isn't so much news or an update as it is a story that reminds me of why I was a PP escort. Aaron Gouveia & his wife had to make a choice: abortion or deliver stillborn, they chose to abort. This is an expression of Aaron's anguish at a couple of religitards out to shame women (That they feel are a possible suicide risk! Because that is sooooo helpful!) getting abortions. Way to go, Aaron!


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post Oct 11 2010, 03:39 PM
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Even though Scott Roeder is in prison for the brutal murder of Dr. George Tiller, it looks like the case may not quite be over yet. According to reports, a federal grand jury is investigating a possible broader conspiracy behind the murder.

Cross fingers.
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post Sep 23 2010, 06:58 AM
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http://org2.democracyinaction.org/o/5971/p...action_KEY=4214
Here's the latest on a very bad moon rising. This puppy has a HELL of a lot of co-sponsors, and who knows how many supporters. All I can say is I hope Obama uses that presidential veto if this shit makes it through...


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post Jun 28 2010, 09:30 PM
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I like Crist's veto letter: "Personal views should not result in laws that unwisely expand the role of government and coerce people to obtain medical tests or procedures that are not medically necessary . . . "


Sympathy cards for men whose uterine units have kicked over the traces

and Amanda Marcotte replies with parody cards
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post Jun 12 2010, 04:34 AM
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QUOTE(auralpoison @ May 3 2010, 08:08 PM) *
Wow. Now Florida is getting on the bandwagon. Law passes requiring women to PAY for an ultrasound before getting an abortion. Gee, they probably can barely afford the procedure itself, now you want them to pay for a fucking ultrasound, too?!


Thank you for having some common sense Gov. Crist.


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post May 25 2010, 06:17 PM
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From an obsidianwings comment:

Until quite recently Roman Catholic hospitals had to inform women that in cases of birth complications the baptism of the unborn was the first priority. It was explicit that the 'bodily' death of both mother and child as collateral damage was acceptable if only the baby could be kept alive long enough for the ritual. Iirc it was in 1982 only that a doctor was given the choice to risk the unborn for the life of the mother (as long as it was not a direct abortion). But it was still implied that a live baptism followed by two dead bodies was the better choice (than just one dead unbaptized baby).

Anybody know if this is accurate? I googled, but couldn't find anything to confirm. Just this Catholic Encyclopedia entry saying (scroll down about halfway) "Of course provision must be made for the child's spiritual as well as for its physical life, and if by the treatment or operation in question the child were to be deprived of Baptism, which it could receive if the operation were not performed, then the evil would be greater than the good consequences of the operation. In this case the operation could not lawfully be performed."

If the original comment is accurate, it's one more detail illustrating how a significant part of the anti-choice beliefs is all about imposing their @#$%^&*()!!! PAROCHIAL beliefs where they've got no bloody business going. (Yeah, I know there are anti-choice denominations and religions that don't involve baptism. They're still parochial and have got no business interposing their parochial beliefs in a society structured around the separation! of church and state. I also know there are anti-choice atheists and agnostics. They're not the drivers behind most anti-choice legislation, and they're not relevant to this comment I'm making.)
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post May 24 2010, 07:17 PM
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"As a parent, I choose to teach my children about those things later in life," she added. "I did not sign a waiver for my daughter to be given a fetus."

Damn right. I guess respecting parents' right to teach kids about sensitive subjects only applies to anti-choice parents.


Slightly off topic -- I've been listening to an audiobook called The Snakehead, about smuggling Chinese nationals into the US during the Clinton years. One of the things that surprised me is that there's some law (instituted under Bush Sr? I think -- would have to go back to the book to check for sure) allowing Chinese who are fleeing the one-child-only law to be admitted to the US as refugees on grounds of political persecution, and there's a portion of anti-choice right-wingers who fully supported admitting these Chinese on those grounds. If the number of refugees claiming this particular persecution rose, though, I wonder how far right-wing support would go before fears of the yellow hordes would take over.

The author talks about anti-choicers and pro-choicers joining forces to help the refugees at the center of the story. It makes me wonder if we might be able to move beyond the anti-choice / pro-choice paradigm, if more focus was on reproductive justice. I'm not well-versed in RJ, but my superficial understanding is that it encompasses abortion as well as issues (economic and policy, primarily) that stop women, who really want another kid, from having them.
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post May 23 2010, 07:48 AM
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At least it wasn't part of the actual curriculum! *sigh of relief* Those pro-life militant groups are pretty scary. They think it's OK to get their message across to children, as early as possible, no matter what they have to do. There's a few organized web groups that advocate things like bringing pro-life cupcakes to your children's school bakesale as a "conversation starter." What kind of crazy person would think that strangers would want to talk about abortion with them? Especially in such an inappropriate setting? Or right, the same people who think abortion is the public's decision and not a personal, private decision made by a single person (or couple, I suppose) for different reasons every time it happens.

The fact that the pro-life comments on that article mostly spew bible quotes does nothing for their credibility.
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post May 22 2010, 10:52 PM
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School hands out pro-life propaganda dolls to *grade schoolers*.


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post May 3 2010, 09:24 PM
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Fuck, sorry on behalf of all Canadians.
Our Prime Minister is a right wing mysogenist prick, what else can I say.
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post May 3 2010, 07:08 PM
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Wow. Now Florida is getting on the bandwagon. Law passes requiring women to PAY for an ultrasound before getting an abortion. Gee, they probably can barely afford the procedure itself, now you want them to pay for a fucking ultrasound, too?!


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