Posts tagged abortion
Posts tagged abortion
One of the sad byproducts of the media conspiracy to ignore this week’s pro-life conference in Washington was that we almost missed this new iPhone app for baby-savin’. If only we’d seen it on Wednesday, we could’ve told you how much it sucked sooner.
You know what’s missing from this story? ANITA Perry saying she misspoke on a woman’s right to choose. Actually, Rick, she seemed pretty clear. Rick Perry speaking for his wife to the press like this tells you all you need to know about his attitude towards women.
Meanwhile, in Texas…
Anita Perry takes a stance on reproductive rights completely at odds with her husband, Gov. Rick Perry. Good for her for not just paying lipservice to batshit Republican laws that actually harm millions of people in Texas.
Often, the wives of male politicians are seen as extensions of their husbands and act accordingly — mind you, it’s not entirely unlikely they’re looking to avoid being ripped apart in the press for NOT acting as an extensions of their husbands or for having their own policies and ideas. Please see Hillary Clinton as FLOTUS for an example.
This is what democracy looks like.
Yes. As my friend Will said, “I would have liked to have been a fly on the wall when the Texas Republicans came to the realization that breaking the rules and lying about it wasn’t going to work in this case. I gotta say, I really didn’t think they were going to reverse course.”
Me neither. CBS News tweeted the entire lifecycle of a lie, when said lie is immediately demonstrated to be one.
Now, about stemming the tide of damage from SCOTUS gutting the Voting Rights Act… without doing that, we’ll see many more — and tougher — fights than this one tonight.
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At least CNN stuck to reporting on the caloric content of blueberry muffins. So I guess they won’t have to retract that…
MAINSTREAM MEDIA HOW DO YOU FACT CORRECTLY?!
So many props tonight to the people who stood up for their constituents, stood against their colleagues, and braved arrest in Austin tonight. This was a fight taken up by my grandmother and mother’s generations, a fight they thought decided in 1972. It’s our time now. It will not be televised — it will be livestreamed and tweeted. Think about that for a minute.
The Associated Press, which I took as gospel as a journalist 10 years ago, got something like this so very wrong. It was the people who were correct, and those in power reversed their position long after using the AP as a veneer of legitimacy, and after the rest of the mainstream media disappeared and went to sleep.
It was the people’s filibuster, the people’s media, and it’s still the people’s fight, ladies and gentlemen.
From the AP’s story on the passage of the bill. Let me reiterate: The Associated Press even said SB 5 “passed” despite acknowledging the fact that “reporters… saw the voting begin after midnight.”
(h/t: Brett LoGiurato, political reporter for The Business Insider)
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It is SO LOUD they are UNABLE TO CALL THE VOTE
From Trey Martinez Fischer's Twitter page: outside of the Senate gallery right now. They have currently locked the doors, nobody is allowed in or out.
Shades of Wisconsin, shades of tyranny.
Forty minutes stands between the people of Texas and access to reproductive choice.
So, no group supports abortion clinic bombings ideologically?
Ever heard of an organization named Army of God? Click the last two photos in the set to view the pages listing Scott Roeder as an “American Hero” and murderers, arsonists, and bombers as “Heroes of the Faith.”
Really, stop trying to bend over backwards to exclude anti-choice terrorists as TERRORISTS. What do you call a man like Clay Waagner, who mailed over 200+ threatening letters, supposedly containing anthrax, to Planned Parenthood clinic? What, is he just a prankster?
This lone wolf bullshit needs to stop. Christians bombing abortion clinics in the name of God are terrorists. Muslims who commit bombing in the name of Allah — same thing. The biggest difference is that every time an incident of terrorism motivated by extremist anti-choice ideology takes place, Christian pro-life groups aren’t forced to launch a media blitz to clarify that the terrorist does not represent Christians.
Muslims do not get the same courtesy in the U.S. If an act of terrorism is even speculated to be committed by a Muslim, the media immediately demands Muslim-Americans roundly condemn the attacks and explain how that person is not a Muslim — this, of course, operates under the Islamophobic notion that EVERY MUSLIM EVERYWHERE supports the terrorist acts of the very, very few.
Scott Roeder, Army of God? Eh, lone wolf, not a real Christian, etc.
Just stop. This is not a hypothesis you can defend and still be a decent goddamn human being.
And this, ladies and gentlemen, is the “lone wolf” hypothesis personified.
Just let me point out the cognitive gymnastics Kirsten Powers is performing here: A Muslim man is not necessarily a terrorist, but could be; however, an abortion clinic bomber is never a terrorist because that person is crazy and is totally and 100% not representative of the pro-life movement.
So… just like the miniscule minority of Muslims who commit terrorism are not representative of the overwhelming peaceful majority who follow the teachings of Islam?
Just so we’re clear, domestic terrorism motivated by radical anti-choice ideology is just that — terrorism.
I just can’t…
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Hi I’m panicking right now because I think I may be pregnant and I have no means for an abortion and it’s early enough for an abortion pill but it costs around $300-$800 and I don’t have that kind of money. Is there anything I can do because I know planned parenthood still makes you pay. Please if your followers have any suggestions about what I can do monetary wise it would be a big help.
First, call the closest clinic to you. Ask if they know about private funds. Explain your situation. If they can’t help, call as far away as you can feasibly travel if you have to — they’re usually willing to direct you. Make sure you are not calling a crisis pregnancy center — these places will mislead you. Also, try the state chapter of NARAL where you live.
If that doesn’t work, hit up the site for the National Network of Abortion Funds. Here’s the link for funds in almost all 50 states. Also, visit the Feminist Women’s Health Center, National Abortion Federation, and the Guttmacher Institute for more information.
Followers, feel free to chime in! In your case, it sounds like there’s time to get around most restrictions, but not much. I hope this helps. If it doesn’t, write me back here or at my email, email@example.com and we’ll see what we can dig up.
ETA: American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists*
*as our contributor wrote, “religious-based link in there, however. Review with objectivity”