War on Women, Part Infinity

[Ed. I’m sticking this on top today for obvious reasons. Get to work, Scissorheads! And many thanks for all you do! — Tengrain]

[PS – Newer posts will be below. — TG]

I’m breaking bad, or at least I am breaking badly one of the unwritten rules of blogging: I’m reposting in its entirety a section of the Pod Save Whatevs newsletter from last night and providing no link because there isn’t one!

I think they would be OK with that because this is a 4-alarm fire, about to become a 5-alarm fire:


Louisiana’s senate has passed a constitutional amendment that declares the state’s citizens have no constitutional right to abortions, despite the fact that the Supreme Court’s decision in Roe v. Wade established that the right exists nationwide.

 

Before it goes into effect, the state’s House must approve it, and Louisiana voters must adopt it at the ballot box this fall.

 

  • If you live in Louisiana, make sure you are registered to vote so you can vote against this →
  • Donate to the ACLU, which fights laws like this in court →
  • Donate to Planned Parenthood, which also fights these laws in court and supports women who seek abortion care in Louisiana→

This is your daily reminder that elections matter if you want to fight back against shit like this. Take Nevada for example. Just yesterday, Nevada’s female-majority legislature voted to repeal criminal penalties that apply to women who take abortion-inducing drugs or perform abortions on themselves, and remove requirements on doctors to explain the “physical and emotional implications” of abortion before the procedure. This would have been impossible if voters hadn’t stormed the polls in 2018 and chosen new, better leaders.


The theocrats in Louisiana are anticipating that the SCOTUS is going to throw out Roe v Wade and they want to get ahead of that eventuality and have this outrageous amendment to their state constitution on their books so that INSTANTLY there is no chance of women getting their medical needs attended to in that state.

This is dangerous, and if you know of anyone in LA, you need to make sure that they are aware that this is going on. I contacted my friends there already, you should do the same.

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6 Responses to War on Women, Part Infinity

  1. donnah says:

    I’m a white woman, sixty-one years of age, in Ohio. My worries about my own chance of pregnancy are over, but I care about women and I care about women’s lives and their health. I was in high school when Roe v Wade was made law and I was proud and happy. it’s part of my history, and I take it seriously.

    Ohio has already made attempts on the overturn of Roe v Wade and currently has its own version of the heartbeat bill. It’s like watching a slow motion avalanche and if we don’t do everything we can to fight these threats, we will lose our rights and our protections and our own agency.

    Goddammit, this is it! Those of us who have been worried about losing Roe v Wade and have been shushed by the likes of Susan Collins have said all along that this is a seismic issue. We will not go lightly. We will not stand for it and we will fight to the bitter end.

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    • Alison Redford says:

      Absolutely-I second this well-written comment, and am readying communications while sending some coin to ACLU.

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    • tengrain says:

      Donnah –

      You have allies here in the XY Chromosome community, too.

      I wish the theocrats would get raptured up NOW. We’d be such a better world without them.

      Rgds,

      TG

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      • donnah says:

        Thanks, TG, and thanks, too, for putting this up on the page. It’s another round in the battle for ownership of own bodies, a battle we hoped would stay won.

        I’m so glad you’re one of many good guys!

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  2. R White says:

    I recently had a conversation with my mother, who is conservative and who lives in Alabama and what she said floored me. She said that she is thoroughly disgusted and embarrassed by the lack of leadership and the ‘tunnel vision’ approach to issues like abortion and gay marriage by using scripture to enact such draconian laws that are similar to those in places like Iran. She said that since she has spent her entire life there and at the age of 67, she sadly couldn’t see herself being anywhere else and understood fully why I left.

    It’s tough since I have family there, but sooner or later the progressive areas of this country need to amicably separate from the conservative areas since the later have no intentions of joining the rest of the modern world and are hell-bent on destroying what’s good and decent as long as women and minorities have equal footing in our society.

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  3. laura says:

    Would it be irresponsible to speculate that the Louisiana State Constitutional Amendment posits that every ejaculation has the Right to a Name? Seriously, the decitizening (sadly, a future word at this rate) of women must have an inverse corollary in increasing the rights of men and their sperm to have the right to control the object of their brood stock

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