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Fri Apr 15, 2016, 02:55 PM

House GOPers Pushing Nightmare Abortion Bill ...

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A bill to outlaw abortions based on sex or race that Democratic lawmakers and advocates have called a “nightmare” made its way to the US House of Representatives committee floor late on Thursday, where Republicans invoked Frederick Douglass, the Book of Matthew and Thomas Jefferson in arguing that abortions they believe to be discriminatory should be criminalized.

The Prenatal Discrimination Act (Prenda) seeks to make it illegal to have an abortion based on the sex or race of the fetus. But advocates argued the proposal would force physicians to report on patients they suspect of having an abortion for those reasons without having any real way of knowing. They warn it would also effectively institutionalize racial profiling on the part of doctors and violate the physician-patient relationship.

“This bill is so horrendous that I could not believe it when it was first brought up,” said Representative Judy Chu of California. “It is a nightmare. This is a piece of legislation that would impose criminal penalties on providers and limit the reproductive choices of women of color and all women.”

She said providers facing the possibility of jail time for failing to report on minority women having abortions as a catch-all, and worried that it could also further discourage physicians from serving underrepresented communities.

Chu also pointed out that the committee is composed entirely of men.

“If you ask a black woman if she has had an abortion because her child is black, she will say that’s absolutely insane. She would instead talk about her economic state, her access to healthcare, whether she might be in a violent relationship,” Simpson says. “Our elected officials are supposed to be in office to move forward legislation to make us healthier and better, but I’m seeing the opposite. So it makes me question a lot of things, especially as a black woman living in this country. With bills like this, it becomes more and more obvious that my life doesn’t matter and that’s disheartening and hard to hold as a person who has to walk in this world every day.”


http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/apr/15/prenatal-discrimination-act-house-hearing-asian-stereotypes

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salinsky Apr 2016 OP
Rex Apr 2016 #1
salinsky Apr 2016 #2
certainot Apr 2016 #13
AxionExcel Apr 2016 #3
Bernardo de La Paz Apr 2016 #4
SammyWinstonJack Apr 2016 #6
vlyons Apr 2016 #12
Wounded Bear Apr 2016 #5
skepticscott Apr 2016 #7
salinsky Apr 2016 #8
LiveLong101 Apr 2016 #9
rladdi Apr 2016 #10
eggplant Apr 2016 #11
spanone Apr 2016 #14
Holly_Hobby Apr 2016 #15

Response to salinsky (Original post)

Fri Apr 15, 2016, 03:03 PM

1. I am constantly amazed at how a group of nutballs, brought our country to a total stand still

 

over something that is none of their business! Our nations roads and bridges and schools are falling apart, yet all the GOP cares about is what a women does with her uterus! Total madness, this cannot continue forever.

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Response to Rex (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 15, 2016, 03:19 PM

2. Counldn't agree more with what you wrote ...

... it should be renamed the House of Monkeys Flinging Poo.

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Response to Rex (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 15, 2016, 06:27 PM

13. that's because we ignore rw radio- their invisible PSYOP

dems have to go on the offensive.

at a cheap $1000/hr x 15hrs/day x 1200 stations, rw talk radio is worth 4.68 BIL$/ year or 390MIL$ /month FREE for pro republican wall st anti abortion think tank propaganda and swiftboating —

and then we let 90 major universities support 268 limbaugh stations!

those universities are perfect places to protest this type of bullshit.

if they stimulate a discussion of the issue in the uni community, advertisers will flee rw radio. the monopoly is already hurting big time. the republicans would become very afraid of losing their most effective weapon for disinforming and intimidating and enabling, both media and their reps and hacks.

it could give dems supermajorities.

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Response to salinsky (Original post)

Fri Apr 15, 2016, 03:30 PM

3. Republican War on Women - Phase #345,739,284,129,843,052,884,217,090,452,000

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Response to AxionExcel (Reply #3)

Fri Apr 15, 2016, 04:45 PM

4. DUzy !

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Response to AxionExcel (Reply #3)

Fri Apr 15, 2016, 05:18 PM

6. PERFECT!

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Response to AxionExcel (Reply #3)

Fri Apr 15, 2016, 05:40 PM

12. They don't care about people.

They only care about money $$$$$$ and their Christian Taliban dogma.

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Response to salinsky (Original post)

Fri Apr 15, 2016, 04:52 PM

5. Good to see them working on important issues...

instead of that lame ass budget shit.

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Response to salinsky (Original post)

Fri Apr 15, 2016, 05:24 PM

7. But hey...no difference

 

between Republicans and Democrats, right? What the fuck does it matter if people stay home on election day rather than vote for Hillary? I'm sure Cruz and Trump would veto shit like this just as fast as Obama, right??

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Response to skepticscott (Reply #7)

Fri Apr 15, 2016, 05:27 PM

8. I know right? ...

... that mindset is inconceivable.

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Response to salinsky (Original post)

Fri Apr 15, 2016, 05:35 PM

9. Why Voting Democrat Hasn't Preserved Choice

 

http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/35629-why-voting-democratic-hasn-t-preserved-choice

Much like voting for the lesser evil has not made our country move forward, but backward instead.

Abortion used as a "bargaining chip" to erode choice.

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Response to salinsky (Original post)

Fri Apr 15, 2016, 05:38 PM

10. The Republicans are programed for anything sexual, abortion related stuff, family planning.

Many Republicans are sex abusers, many never charged. Some are serving in city, state or federal government positions

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Response to salinsky (Original post)

Fri Apr 15, 2016, 05:39 PM

11. Yet another reason to donate now. http://www.fundabortionnow.org/

Because the right to abortion is meaningless if you can't afford one.

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Response to salinsky (Original post)

Fri Apr 15, 2016, 07:36 PM

14. they are some sick fucks.

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Response to salinsky (Original post)

Fri Apr 15, 2016, 11:55 PM

15. It's time for pitchforks n/t

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