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Response to Jackie Wilson Said (Original post)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 12:54 PM

8. Perhaps if you read ALL of the words, you might not be so troubled?

 

She's not stating anything about compromising about a woman's right to her own body. it's pretty far fetched to think that she's going to be open to a justice who would alter Roe, you know this because she's spent decades supporting women's basic human rights AND Roe.

It's also one of her litmus tests, (doesn't make Bernie's only one though, and no one bothered to yell at him that Citizens United as a litmus test fails spectacularly when it comes to ensuring that t woman has a right to her own body, it does nothing actually, NOTHING.)
(http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/268174-clinton-i-have-a-bunch-of-litmus-tests-for-supreme-court)

People are fond of taking Hillary out of context and actually ignoring her record, she's not wavering on a woman's right to choose, she was specifically talking about late term abortions, and the hard choices women faced when they ran into health problems, something was wrong with the fetus etc. etc.

The reason Bernie didn't get the PP, NARAL etc, endorsements is because he wasn't as strong on the issue as Hillary has always been. By all means make sure she hears you, but do a little bit of listening yourself.

She doesn't do the soundbytes, she explains things, yes it's long and not a slogan, but the content of her words are well thought out.

Despite the habit around here of pretty much taking everything out of context to attack her every which way, this is not something that she has ever compromised on, and it's not something she will put in jeopardy.

But do make sure Bernie hears you, and every other male politician, who votes dutifully, but leaves it up the women to do all the heavy lifting in the fight against right wing anti-choice nut jobs. THEY need to hear us. at every level of government, from the UAL and ALEC zombies in the state houses, to Washington. They're winning at the local level, because we are not paying attention to what they're doing close to home.

It's not the SC or Roe that's eroding reproductive rights, it's the building codes and the threats to doctors and the admitting privileges, lets make the people who ignore us HEAR us, and lets listen to the people who have been actively fighting this fight all along?

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