[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.
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.