Posts Tagged ‘abortion’

June 28th, 2022 - 2:46 pm § in Politics

Facebook and Instagram ban offers to help get abortion pills

“Facebook and Instagram have begun removing posts related to abortion pills,” the U.K.-based news site Guardian reported on Tuesday, June 28, 2022 (story here). However, it appears the company isn’t banning discussion of abortion pills, but only offers to help get them. A Meta spok[...]

June 26th, 2022 - 7:52 pm § in Law and Courts

Is the Supreme Court legitimate?

“Hear ye, hear ye, this dishonorable court is now in session!” “As of 24 June 2022, the US Supreme Court should officially be understood as an illegitimate institution – a tool of minority rule over the majority, and as part of a far-right ideological and authoritarian takeover.” [...]

June 26th, 2022 - 12:34 pm § in Politics, Racism

GOP rep praises “historic victory for white life”

Does this mean nonwhites can still get abortions? Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]

June 26th, 2022 - 11:56 am § in Jews, Law and Courts, Religion

How abortion mixes church and state

Catholic doctrine insists if an abnormal fetus will kill its mother, and it’s “it or her,” both must die. That’s because, in the Pope’s thinking (and in the Church, nobody else’s thinking counts), the fetus is “absolutely innocent” whereas the mother i[...]

June 25th, 2022 - 1:49 pm § in Politics

GOP candidate withdraws after slapping female opponent

Yesterday, Jeann Lugo (photo, left) was a Providence, Rhode Island, police officer and GOP candidate for state senate. Today, he’s no longer a candidate, is on administrative leave, and probably will lose his police job. He’ll likely be sued for personal injury, and may go to jail, too. [...]

May 19th, 2022 - 5:55 pm § in Politics

Are fetuses incinerated to generate electricity for street lights?

Let’s start here: Police cadets are taught they need evidence to build a case. Law students are taught to win cases with evidence. Science is evidence-based. Conservative beliefs are not based on evidence: Conservatives didn’t need evidence to believe Hillary Clinton ran a child traffick[...]

May 16th, 2022 - 3:19 am § in Law and Courts, Politics

Supreme Court: What’s lurking behind 3 leaks in 9 days?

A Supreme Court leak is highly unusual, but not unprecedented. Three leaks in nine days is unique in American history. The first leak was Alito’s draft on May 2. The second, on May 7, was inside information about the justices’ deliberations. The third, on May 11, was information that  c[...]

May 15th, 2022 - 5:39 pm § in Law and Courts, News Media

Dave Horsey explains Alito’s reasoning (cartoon)

The following by none other than Seattle’s own Dave Horsey, editorial cartoonist extraordinaire. Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]

May 15th, 2022 - 5:12 pm § in Democrats, News Media, Politics

Philly paper: None of the above

The Philadelphia Inquirer, which has endorsed Republican candidates in the past, is taking a pass this year. Of the 7 GOP candidates for Senate and 5 for governor, the paper went with “none of the above.” That’s partly because the GOP isn’t a pro-business party anymore, and p[...]

May 14th, 2022 - 10:33 pm § in Law and Courts, Racism

Is Britney Spears a murderer?

The singer just had a miscarriage (story here). In El Salvador, that would get her 30 years in prison (see story here). (Is this why El Salvadoran women are fleeing to the U.S.?) Under a Georgia law passed in 2019, women could be prosecuted for having a miscarriage (see story here). In Alabama, in 2[...]