One thing leads to another, Idaho!
Essentially, Bonner General Health hospital in Sandpoint, ID, announced that it will no longer provide labor, delivery, and other obstetrician services, explaining that the decision was due to the criminalization of physicians and the inability to retain pediatricians.
It is the only hospital in a 50-mile radius, and the people it serves will now be forced to travel for hours to receive care.
The hospital’s leadership blamed the “political climate” in Idaho, which has caused “highly respected, talented physicians” to leave the state entirely.
“The Idaho legislature continues to introduce and pass bills that criminalize physicians for medical care nationally recognized as the standard of care.”
Witchfinder Alito’s Dobbs decision legalized a state ban on abortions after six weeks of pregnancy, and Idaho is one of six states that prosecutes doctors for providing the procedure.
You cannot blame the staff for leaving. It’s one thing to encounter resistance to practicing your profession amongst the rubes, but quite another thing to be charged for crimes that are within your scope of practice. Look for this trend of trained professionals leaving the red states to continue…
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And the red states will continue to suffer brain drains; how much longer will it be before they pass laws requiring people to stay within the state if they are on a list of ‘vital professions’
TTSKoA keeps passing these stoopid bills that have ZERO chance of overriding a veto, because the Rethugs who have razor thin margin in the state insist on operating like they have their usual trifecta of state control.
Apologizing for the lengthy quote, but the local rag makes this a ‘Subscriber only’ deal 😦 but is is a perfect encapsulation of the GQP in Arizonastan
Top of the loony list : Justine Wadsack:
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You’ve got a live one with this appropriately named Wadsack. I’m thinking she is the logical but unanticipated product of gerrymandering. I’ll be surprised if she gets recalled.
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Yeah she’s not getting recalled. The MAGA crew who got her into office won’t stand for that. She is most definitely a nasty piece of work.
That ‘ban charter cities’ thing is aimed directly at Tucson. The AZ constitution clearly states that ‘charter cities’ have complete control over how they run city elections. Tucson, nominates city council members by ward, but all candidates are voted on city wide in the general.
This means that the
Evil Demoncrap MachineDemocratic voter majority in the city generally elect Democrats to the mayor and city council position.
Wadsack wants to have the legislature demand
affirmative action for Repukesward-only general elections. The [checks notes] Republican majority for the last 55 years in the State house have been bitching about this obvious oppression for years, taken it to the state Supreme court a number of times and lost.
Meanwhile the Republicans in Tucson keep putting up candidates like…Justine Wadsack instead of sane republicans (my own ward council member was originally elected as a Republican in 2009, but changed affiliation to Democratic in 2013 because, in his words “This party, whether it’s on immigration, women’s reproductive rights or the whole social panoply of issues is just out of touch with this community.”)
The last few mayoral elections the local Republican party couldn’t even get enough signatures on nominating petitions to officially have a candidate listed on the ballot. and had to run as write-ins.
Some historical context…the longest serving Mayor in Tucson was Lew Murphy, a Republican. (1971 to 1987 ) EVERYBODY loved him, he’s got more shit named for him in this town than anyone, so it’s not like we don’t elect Republicans. We just don’t elect batshit crazy Republicans, which are all there is anymore.
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She’s claiming that lawyers are barred from taking cases?
I submit that the fact any lawyers are allowed to file cases about imaginary hobgoblins interfering with elections shows this is very unlikely.
But she doesn’t want to hear this, it interferes with her metaverse.
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I’m sure there will be many more unintended consequences but who’s counting?
“Forget it Jake, it’s Idaho.” And they’re Idahoians, too boot in das boot. Beer glass or a boat, or a glass boat, what’s the difference, it’s Idaho. Let us just criminalize all professions, eh. And I say let it be the Stockbrokers first and see how it goes from there.
Just wait unit these enterprising Gooper GerryManatees start oppressing midwives. Why are these evil swine turning our government into the Weimar Republic? Why are American women taking this sh!t?
Yeah! What were they wearing when they went to the voting booth?
IMHO Dobbs is the worst SCOTUS decision since Dred Scott. It’s that bad and has sealed Alito’s reputation as one of the worst Justices in the Court’s history. (Yeah, I know I’ve said it before, but it bears repeating.) Of course, the arrogant fool will never grasp this, but trust me, “history will not be kind to him.”
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Totally agree, Redhand.
He’s not just small and petty. He’s stupid. I suspect that he will have a very public come-uppance in his lifetime, too. I don’t know how or when, but his agenda is somehow or another going to bite him in his very fat ass.
He has knife-and-fork capabilities with the law but suffers from a fundamental lack of emotional intelligence. He also displays a profound lack of empathy for individuals and personal rights. He’s hard-wired to favor corporate privileges and state power every effing time. And he’s obviously an egomaniac without an ounce of humility.
Also, his opinions betray an intellectual dishonesty that is, frankly, nauseating. I have seen him play the Executive Branch foreign relations card to justify giving the families of migrants murdered by cross-border gunfire from U.S. border patrol goons no rights to make wrongful death claims. He then later ignored foreign relations considerations to keep in place Trump’s “remain in Mexico” asylum policies in direct opposition to Biden Administration efforts to dismantle them. Curiously, foreign relations with Mexico played no role in this decision.
So, yeah, I hope he suffers an epic comeuppance. The sonofabitch has one coming.
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