What if they’re frozen?
This should open up some interesting legal doors for personhood. Child support?
I was curious what their position is about frozen IVF embryos but apparently they’re only counting “unborn children with a detectable heartbeat.” That raises its own questions as doctors are not all in agreement in what constitutes a real heartbeat though, as the flutter of cells is detectable starting at about 6 weeks but chambers have not yet formed and it isn’t really functioning as a heart yet.
They don’t care what doctors think.
It’s about fucking time
Some good news.
The keys were promoting turnout (including getting independents who didn’t know they were eligible to vote out to the polls), educating people that they should simply vote “no” for the confusingly worded GOP proposition, and countering the lies spread by anti-choice grifters. Not rocket science, so maybe the Dem establishment can take a lesson here.
Despite all that work, they lost by 7 percent. Even in the reddest parts of western Kansas there were 60/40 splits and a couple 50/50s which means the state population isn’t gonna play. LOL
That is a relief
Go Kansas voters!
- Protect healthcare providers in states where abortion is legal from being subject to laws that try to prevent them from providing reproductive health care services or make them liable for providing those services to patients from any other state. These protections could be enforced by a federal lawsuit from the Department of Justice, a patient, or a provider, ensuring a future Department of Justice could not turn a blind eye to state laws that violate these protections;
Holy shit, WTF is this? There is no mechanism for one state to prosecute someone in another state for actions that are legal where they occur. This is just another step toward actual dissolution of the USA. And these asshats are very happy about it.
I put myself on his email list so I can know what he’s doing. His newsletters to constituents are as bad as you can imagine. He’s sharing the KoolAid he’s drunk for a lifetime.
A good reminder: all it takes is one juror stating ‘not guilty’ in any trial.
The Indiana ban, which goes into effect Sept. 15, allows abortion only in cases of rape, incest, lethal fetal abnormality, or when the procedure is necessary to prevent severe health risks or death.
Here’s the thing, Indiana lawmakers.
When you include exceptions for rape and incest you tacitly admit that there is a fundamental difference between a fetus and a child because no one is trying to argue it should be legal to murder a six-year-old because they were conceived via rape or incest.
Not to mention creating a pretty dang big incentive for women to make false claims about being raped where no such motive previously existed.
As the Supreme Court anticipated when it overturned Roe v. Wade, the battle over abortion rights is now being waged state by state. Nowhere is the fight more intense than in Ohio, which has long been considered a national bellwether. The state helped secure the Presidential victories of Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012, then went for Donald Trump in 2016 and 2020. Its residents tend to be politically moderate, and polls consistently show that a majority of Ohio voters support legal access to abortion, particularly for victims of rape and incest. Yet, as the recent ordeal of a pregnant ten-year-old rape victim has illustrated, Ohio’s state legislature has become radically out of synch with its constituents. In June, the state’s General Assembly instituted an abortion ban so extreme that the girl was forced to travel to Indiana to terminate her pregnancy. In early July, Dr. Caitlin Bernard, the Indiana obstetrician who treated the child, told me that she had a message for Ohio’s legislature: “This is your fault!”
Longtime Ohio politicians have been shocked by the state’s transformation into a center of extremist legislation, not just on abortion but on such divisive issues as guns and transgender rights. Ted Strickland, a Democrat who served as governor between 2007 and 2011, told me, “The legislature is as barbaric, primitive, and Neanderthal as any in the country. It’s really troubling.” When he was governor, he recalled, the two parties worked reasonably well together, but politics in Ohio “has changed.” The story is similar in several other states with reputations for being moderate, such as Wisconsin and Pennsylvania: their legislatures have also begun proposing laws so far to the right that they could never be passed in the U.S. Congress.
In this context, it’s worth highlighting that a lot of right wingers (including the Texas GOP) want to repeal the 17th Amendment and return to the practise of governors and/or state legislatures appointing their states’ U S. Senators. The goal here is to create a permanentl right-wing/reactionary Senate majority as a key element of their desired sham democracy.
The three words? Roe vs Wade:
Maybe those conservative states will just change the rules governing who can work as a doctor to include any military veteran regardless of education or training.
I mean, if combat experience automatically qualifies you to be a teacher why can’t it qualify you to be a medical professional?
Ah, yes, so much better to force the brood mare into a state of abject poverty while removing any iota of responsibility from the sperm donor. Because we all know there’s been such a huge rate of success in gleaning child-support payments from deadbeat dads, and that these successes are, in fact, a leading cause of abortions.
/s times a gajillion.