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Posts Tagged ‘abortion’

September 23rd, 2022 - 7:55 pm § in Hypocrisy, Law and Courts, Politics, Republicans

Shouldn’t this prosecutor be fired, too?

In the wake of the Supreme Court’s overturn of Roe v. Wade, a state judge has reinstated Arizona’s pre-statehood abortion law, which reads: “Arizona Revised Statutes 13-3603 “A person who provides, supplies or administers to a pregnant woman, or procures such woman to take a[...]

September 20th, 2022 - 12:21 pm § in Politics, Republicans

Louisiana Republicans go Taliban on abortions

A GOP bill is moving through the Louisiana legislature that defines abortion as “murder” and will send women to prison for life, with no exceptions for rape or even saving the life of the mother. It also would imprison doctors for destroying in-vitro fertilization embryos, and ban Plan B[...]

September 17th, 2022 - 1:24 am § in Law and Courts, Politics

California governor advertises abortions in red states

While the GOP governors of Florida and Texas are spending taxpayer money to dump migrants in blue states (and Florida’s governor, at least, may have stepped on a landmine in doing so, see story here), California Gov. Gavin Newsom has a political stunt of his own. He’s invading their turf[...]

September 12th, 2022 - 1:50 am § in Politics

GOP candidates are changing their tune on abortion, but voters shouldn’t trust them

There’s nothing particularly new about candidates of both parties adopting strident rhetoric to win over highly partisan primary voters, than softening their tone — and positions — in the general election campaign. It’s happening again in the 2022 midterm elections. The Guard[...]

August 26th, 2022 - 4:36 pm § in Law and Courts, Religion

A Handmaid’s tale: Who really killed Roe v. Wade?

Roe v. Wade was overturned by a single vote. The case that overturned it was decided 6-3, but Chief Justice Roberts only concurred in reversing the lower court decision on narrower grounds, and wasn’t in favor of completely scrapping Roe v. Wade. Without Amy Cony Barrett’s vote, Roe v. W[...]

August 26th, 2022 - 12:25 am § in Politics

Is Marco Rubio trying to commit political suicide?

Marco Rubio (R-FL) has been a U.S. Senator for 11 years now, and over that time he’s committed to being mealy-mouthed about abortion (see article here). He’s also flip-flopped. Back in 2013, he sponsored a Senate bill to ban abortion after 20 weeks, with exceptions for the life of the mo[...]

August 23rd, 2022 - 5:45 pm § in Politics

Vote first, ask questions later

A South Carolina GOP state legislator claims he’s been losing sleeping after being told by a doctor the fetal heartbeat bill he voted for could’ve killed a teenage girl. Sounds like he has more conscience than most Republicans, but wouldn’t it have been better to consider the conse[...]

August 21st, 2022 - 5:30 pm § in Politics

Kansas abortion foes got their recount and here’s what it shows

In the first ballot-box test of abortion rights after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, the Kansas electorate kept abortion legal in their state, by a vote of 543,855 (59%) to 378,466 (41%), see details here. Anti-abortion activists requested a recount, raising $50,000 online, with another $[...]

August 20th, 2022 - 11:18 pm § in Hypocrisy, Politics

Ban abortions or the sewer gets it!

No abortion enforcement, no flood control money. That’s the position of Louisiana attorney general Jeff Landry, a sanctimonious Republican anti-abortion zealot who’s flipping the (mostly black) citizens of New Orleans a big bird because their city government asked local law enforcers to [...]

August 16th, 2022 - 3:06 pm § in Hypocrisy, Law and Courts, Politics

Why is a girl too young to have an abortion, old enough to be a parent?

Self-contradicting conservative rationalization is playing out in Florida courts, where a circuit judge, then a state appeals court, ruled a pregnant 16-year-old is not “sufficiently mature to decide whether to terminate her pregnancy.” (See NBC News story here.) Florida law requires minors to g[...]