March 10, 2023, 4:29pm
FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — Frozen human embryos can legally be considered property, or “chattel,” a Virginia judge has ruled, basing his decision in part on a 19th century law governing the treatment of slaves.
The judge previously served at Asst General Counsel for the NRA. He probably didn’t read
Reproductive Originalism: Why the Fourteenth Amendment’s Original Meaning Protects the Right to Abortion
March 10, 2023, 4:41pm
Holy. Fucking. Shit.
We have reached a point where laws to protect and propagate slavery are considered relevant precedent to base
current law upon? I think I am going to be sick. How long until these are applied to gyno-Americans? I mean, these guys hold that fetuses are humans, and now that these humans can also be property. It’s not a slippery slope, it’s a trash chute.
People didn’t believe it when we said GOP/GQP plans to bring back the '50s meant the
1850s. Maybe they believe it now, since we see courts at every level including SCOTUS finding the oldest precedents possible to turn back the clock on civil rights. If we don’t stop them, they’ll keep going until only white men with property have any rights and all of the power, leaving the rest of us with none.
Sheroes - every one of them.
March 15, 2023, 1:41am
Very normal and cool, yep, this is totally legit.
March 15, 2023, 11:31am
Interesting phraseology, too. When exactly would death threats be necessary?
March 15, 2023, 2:46pm
Well gosh, if Pro-Life™ folks are in fact pro-life, then any death threats surely are coming from… y’know… those
other people who are clearly not pro-life: i.e. those bad bad libbruls.
Because Pro-Lifers™ would never–
On May 31, 2009, George Tiller, a physician from Wichita, Kansas, who was nationally known for being one of the few doctors in the United States to perform late terminations of pregnancy (also known as "late-term abortions"), was murdered by Scott Roeder, an anti-abortion extremist. Tiller was killed during a Sunday morning service at his church, Reformation Lutheran Church, where he was serving as an usher. Tiller had previously survived an assassination attempt in 1993 when Shelley Roeder wa...
On March 10, 1993, Dr. David Gunn was fatally shot by anti-abortion extremist Michael Frederick Griffin in Pensacola, Florida. It was the first documented killing of an obstetrics and gynaecology doctor where the stated intention of the perpetrator was to prevent a doctor from performing abortions in an act of anti-abortion violence in the United States.
A jury deliberated three hours before finding Griffin guilty on March 4, 1994. He was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison, which he is ser...
–for any reason–
John Bayard Britton (May 6, 1925 – July 29, 1994) was an American physician. He was assassinated in Pensacola, Florida, by anti-abortion extremist Paul Jennings Hill. Britton's death was the second assassination of a Pensacola abortion provider in under a year and a half; he had replaced David Gunn after the latter's 1993 murder by another anti-abortionist.
Born in Boston, Britton graduated in 1949 from the University of Virginia School of Medicine, then served in the US Army stationed in Korea ...
–turn to violence–
Barnett Abba Slepian (April 23, 1946 – October 23, 1998) was an American physician and abortion provider who was assassinated in his home by James Charles Kopp, a militant member of the US anti-abortion movement.
Slepian was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and raised in Rochester, New York; his grandfather was a Jewish immigrant from Russia. Slepian graduated from the University of Denver with a zoology degree. He then graduated from Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara medical school in 1978.
Emily Lyons (born July 18, 1956) is an American nurse who was gravely injured when Eric Robert Rudolph bombed an abortion clinic in Birmingham, Alabama, where she worked. She was a prominent figure during Rudolph's trial and sentencing, and has also become an activist for abortion rights.
Lyons was born in 1956 in Montgomery, Alabama. She received a degree in nursing from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, with a focus on reproductive health, after which she worked in various nursing field...
Susan Wicklund (born 1954) is an American physician. Until her retirement, Dr Wicklund was the sole provider of abortions in some areas of the midwestern United States and was a prominent target of violence and harassment from opponents of abortion rights.
Wicklund grew up in rural Wisconsin. After graduating high school, she worked low-wage part-time jobs and earned community college credits while receiving welfare and food stamps. When she became pregnant, she had an abortion in 1976, three y...
–or death threats.
When would death threats be necessary, you ask?
I guess that’s a real question, right?