Posts Tagged ‘abortion’

April 15th, 2023 - 2:39 am § in Politics, Racism, Republicans

Republicans can’t escape their unpopular policies

It’s hard for ordinary people like me to fathom why anybody would want to be president, but a number of Republican politicians do, and they all have a problem. Most Americans hate their positions on abortion and guns. On top of that, the GOP has long been a party for the rich, and often indiff[...]

April 9th, 2023 - 9:30 pm § in Democrats, Law and Courts, Politics, Republicans

Should a rogue judge be disobeyed?

Complying with a judge’s orders, and enforcing them, is central to rule of law. But what if a judge flouts all the rules of law? Should his order be ignored? Two wrongs don’t make a right; if we start doing that, the law doesn’t exist anymore. Matthew Kacsmaryk shouldn’t be a[...]

April 7th, 2023 - 5:09 pm § in Law and Courts, Politics, Republicans

A tale of two judges

In Texas, a blatantly partisan federal judge who worked for a Christian law firm before Trump and GOP senators put him on the bench revoked the FDA’s approval of an abortion drug on Friday, April 7, 2023, blocking its use nationwide (see stories here). The ruling was expected, because Judge Ka[...]

March 29th, 2023 - 2:52 pm § in Politics, Republicans

GOP senator holds military promotions hostage

Tommy Tuberville’s success as a football coach propelled him into the U.S. Senate, and that’s a problem, because he’s dumber than a box of rocks. Sen. Tuberville (R-AL) has slapped a hold on high-ranking military promotions because he doesn’t like Pentagon abortion policies. [...]

March 17th, 2023 - 1:32 am § in Law and Courts, Politics, Republicans

There are times you don’t negotiate and this is one of them

Wisconsin is a mini-Hungary, where a rightwing minority imposes its will on a more liberal majority. The state is heavily gerrymandered; in 2018, Republicans “won” two-thirds of the Assembly seats with 45% of the popular vote. The state supreme court is brazenly partisan, but conservativ[...]

March 6th, 2023 - 11:07 pm § in Law and Courts

Texas abortion law endangers women (video)

Move to Washington. We don’t persecute doctors and pregnant women here. Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]

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[...]