Posts Tagged ‘abortion’

March 23rd, 2021 - 8:48 pm § in Law and Courts

The cost of an unconstitutional law

“Louisiana’s taxpayers could be forced to pay nearly $9 million in legal expenses after the state’s failed effort to enforce a 2014 abortion law … nearly identical to a Texas abortion regulation … struck down by [the Supreme Court] in 2016,” CBS News reported on T[...]

September 18th, 2020 - 6:06 pm § in Law and Courts, Politics

Quick and dirty situation report: The Democrats’ options now

Democratic hopes that Justice Ruth Bader Ginbsburg would survive Trump’s presidency have vanished. Senate GOP leader Mitch McConnell has already declared the “Merrick Garland rule” inoperative. He won’t wait for the election results to ram through a Trump-appointed replacemen[...]

March 7th, 2020 - 9:50 am § in Christianity, Donald Trump, Hypocrisy, Religion

Should we have a Forced Pregnancy Law?

So the Trumpies believe in forced pregnancy? If a woman is impregnated, does she now have to give birth? Who pays for this? Is she like a prisoner? Does the father now have legal responsibility for the baby?  Does he have a choice if the mother does not want it?  Does she pay her for […][...]

February 8th, 2020 - 11:15 pm § in Christianity, Hypocrisy

SUNDAY REVELATIONS: On abortion, the Quran Comes Close to Telling the Story of Life

Fundamentalist Christians say abortion is murder because life begins at fertilization.  Did they learn this from the Quran? In western religions, divine revelations can not be updated. Jews, Christians, and Muslims .. each claim that the Torah, the Christian Bible or the Quran as the definitive wor[...]

September 17th, 2019 - 1:16 pm § in Politics

GOP lawmaker claims rape is consensual

CNN reports that Barry Hovis, a Republican and ex-cop elected to Missouri’s legislature in 2018, claimed in support of an unconstitutional anti-abortion bill that most rapes are “date rapes or consensual rapes.” Read story here. I think a lot of women would be surprised to learn th[...]

June 6th, 2019 - 8:47 am § in Hypocrisy, Science, UW

Trump’s fetal tissue ban

“Promoting the dignity of human life from conception to natural death is one of the very top priorities of President Trump’s administration,” HHS (Axios, 6/6/2019, excerpted )The Trump administration announced yesterday that it will no longer fund medical research that uses fetal tissu[...]

May 18th, 2019 - 1:58 am § in Donald Trump, Hypocrisy

The Death Penalty for Sugar daddies

So the redhat party wants to make abortion a crime, a murder to be precise.  I wonder if they have thought about the problem this makes for courtesans .. to use a polite term .. have never and will never be charged with murder for flying to Swiss clinics for their abortions. Worse, their sugar [&he[...]

May 17th, 2019 - 2:40 pm § in Politics

What if the Supreme Court revisits Roe v. Wade?

For over half a century now, overturning Roe v. Wade has been the Holy Grail of the religious right. In the interim, religion-driven rightwing fanatics have bombed and torched abortion clinics, murdered abortion doctors, and harassed abortion clinic workers and patients in God’s name. I have n[...]

April 10th, 2019 - 3:43 pm § in Politics

This GOP legislator wants to execute women who have abortions

His name is Tony Tinderholt, and he represents a suburban district in the Dallas-Fort Worth area in the Texas House of Representatives. In 2017 and 2019, he sponsored legislation that would impose the death penalty for having an abortion. Because Tinderholt is trying to kill people for engaging in l[...]

February 4th, 2019 - 5:32 pm § in Hypocrisy

A Doc Explains Abortions

I’m an OB/GYN and Roy Moore is wrong about “ninth month” abortions. POSTED BY DR. JEN GUNTER on her website? Dear Alabama Voter, I am an OB/GYN who trained to do abortions almost as late as they can go. For several years I practiced in a state with no gestational age limit, meaning[...]