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Sun Jan 31, 2021, 02:05 PM

Kansas abortion amendment inspires call for boycott of Republican-affiliated businesses

TOPEKA ó A Kansas community organizer is calling for a boycott of businesses tied to Republican politicians in wake of the Kansas Legislatureís endorsement of a constitutional amendment clarifying women in the state donít have a right to abortion services.

The Kansas Senate affirmed a previous vote by the Kansas House to place on ballots in August 2022 the amendment to the Kansas Constitutionís Bill of Rights. The amendment would reverse a Kansas Supreme Court decision in 2019 establishing that women had the right to make decisions about continuation of pregnancies.

Legislators opposed to the constitutional amendment said passage by Kansas voters would set the stage for an end to legal abortion even to save the life of the mother or for women who were victims of rape or incest.

The amendment, which cleared the Senate 28-11 and the House 86-38, was viewed by supporters as necessary to preserve decades of abortion regulations from judicial overreach.

Read more: https://kansasreflector.com/2021/01/30/kansas-abortion-amendment-inspires-call-for-boycott-of-republican-affiliated-businesses/

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TexasTowelie Jan 2021 OP
SharonClark Jan 2021 #1
CrispyQ Jan 2021 #2
PoindexterOglethorpe Jan 2021 #3
abqtommy Jan 2021 #6
Desert grandma Jan 2021 #7
soothsayer Jan 2021 #4
Oldem Jan 2021 #5

Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun Jan 31, 2021, 02:15 PM

1. Iowa House passed a similar bill last week

and it goes to a Senate sub-committee this week.

Changing the state constitution to declare 1) there is no right to abortion and 2) no state funding for abortion services.

And another to declare any attempt to control guns is a violation if the state constitution.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun Jan 31, 2021, 02:20 PM

2. I don't know why the pro-choice groups don't add the Thirteenth Amendment to their arsenal.

Abortion and the 13th Amendment

2010
Forced Labor, Revisited: The Thirteenth Amendment and Abortion
Andrew Koppelman
Northwestern University School of Law, akoppelman@law.northwestern.edu

https://scholarlycommons.law.northwestern.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?referer=https://www.google.com/&httpsredir=1&article=1031&context=facultyworkingpapers

snip...

I. The basic argument The Thirteenth Amendment reads as follows:

1. Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.

2. Congress shall have the power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.

My claim is that the amendment is violated by laws that prohibit abortion. When women are compelled to carry and bear children, they are subjected to "involuntary servitude" in violation of the amendment. Abortion prohibitions violate the Amendment's guarantee of personal liberty, because forced pregnancy and childbirth, by compelling the woman to serve the fetus, creates "that control by which the personal service of one man [sic] is disposed of or coerced for another's benefit which is the essence of involuntary servitude."6

Such laws violate the amendment's guarantee of equality, because forcing women to be mothers makes them into a servant caste, a group which, by virtue of a status of birth, is held subject to a special duty to serve others and not themselves.


Parents can't be compelled to donate their organs to their child, even to save the child's life. Why does a fetus have more claim on a woman's organs than her child who has been born?



THE MOST IMPORTANT DECISION A WOMAN CAN MAKE ISN'T YOURS.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun Jan 31, 2021, 02:22 PM

3. In New Mexico our legislature is gearing up to

get rid of a 1969 law that doesn't allow abortions. Glad I live in a more progressive state, even though at my age (72) I'm not likely to be needing an abortion in the future.

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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Reply #3)

Sun Jan 31, 2021, 04:09 PM

6. I'm glad to be right here in New Mexico with you!

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Response to abqtommy (Reply #6)

Sun Jan 31, 2021, 04:14 PM

7. That makes three of us.

Now, if we could only get rid of Yvette Harrell, that right wing Trumper, down south, things would be even better!

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun Jan 31, 2021, 02:25 PM

4. Hit em where it hurts

Right in the wallet

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun Jan 31, 2021, 03:00 PM

5. How about

boycotting such businesses on the simple grounds that they support repugs, period--on anything. I'm thinking of the recent post that recommended boycotting Publix because it's heiress supports the Stop the Steal lie. I think that one was resolved in Publix's favor. But what if we started a list of major businesses that support dump, seditionist repugs, etc. There are more of them than the pillow guy. Some owners of big sports teams, for instance.

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