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US, whats next? Not allowing women to vote? 1 week 4 days ago #3234574

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Wonderful then that the more state abortion laws that are struck down the better the chance one or a group of them will appeal to the Supreme Court. That's been the plan all along – to get a rehearing on Roe v. Wade under a conservative court. Cheers to that !

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US, whats next? Not allowing women to vote? 1 week 4 days ago #3234753

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25 white, christian, Republican men just voted to ban abortion in Alabama.

Alabama’s Republican-controlled state senate passed a bill Tuesday to outlaw abortion, making it a crime to perform the procedure at any stage of pregnancy.

The strictest-in-the-nation abortion ban allows an exception only when the woman’s health is at serious risk, and sets up a legal battle that supporters hope will lead to the supreme court overturning its landmark ruling that legalized abortion nationwide.

The measure contains no exception for rape and incest, after lawmakers voted down an amendment Tuesday that would have added such an exception.

The legislation, which passed by a vote of 25-6, makes it a class A felony for a doctor to perform an abortion, punishable by 10 to 99 years in prison. Women would not face criminal penalties for getting an abortion.

Lawmakers approved the legislation after a debate that stretched more than four hours, where minority Democrats introduced a slew of amendments in an attempt to block it.

“You don’t have to raise that child. You don’t have to carry that child. You don’t have to provide for that child. You don’t have to do anything for that child, but yet you want to make the decision for that woman,” the state senator Vivian Davis Figures told the bill’s proponents.

She introduced amendments that would require the state to expand Medicaid, force legislators who vote for the measure to pay the state’s legal bills, or make it a crime for men to get vasectomies. All failed.

Figures questioned the backers’ resistance to adding an exception for rape and incest. “Do you know what it’s like to be raped?” she said. “Why would you not want a woman to at least have that exception for such a horrific act?”

“Human life has rights, and when someone takes those rights, that’s when we as government have to step in,” said the state senator Clyde Chambliss. “When God creates that life, that miracle of life inside the woman’s womb, it’s not our place as humans to extinguish that life. That’s what I believe.”

The bill is part of a trend across the US in which Republican-controlled states are attempting to put new restrictions on abortion, gambling that they will fare better in the courts following the confirmation of new federal judges and supreme court justices picked by the Trump administration.

Opponents predict the legislation will drive doctors to leave Alabama, which already has some of the highest rates of infant mortality and cervical cancer.
www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/may/14/...emptions-vote-latest

So because Clyde Chambliss beliefs in a god all women must bow.

Alabama has the highest per capita death penalty rate in the country.
What about these lives ´god´ created?
As usual this religion just cherry picks what suits them.

Whats next?

Take away the right to vote for women?

Black people not allowed to sit in the bus?
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The anti-gay christian extremist behind America's fiercely strict abortion bans

Janet Porter is a woman who believes life begins at conception and homosexuality is a choice. She has said gay marriage caused Noah’s floods, and was the architect of a 1990s gay conversion campaign. She implied US supreme court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a Jewish woman, is a racist. Like Donald Trump, she was a proponent of the Barack Obama “birther” conspiracy theory.

The Southern Poverty Law Center, a leading civil rights organization, designates her non-profit Faith 2 Action, as a hate group for its work against LGBTQ rights. She lost a slot on a Christian radio network when, the station said, an event she held veered into a form of Christian supremacy.

Many on the left despise her. But she has enemies on the right, too.

And yet, in Trump’s America, she has just had one of the biggest victories of her career.
Porter successfully lobbied Ohio’s legislature to pass one of the strictest abortion bans in the world this month, a “heartbeat bill”, which would make the procedure illegal at about six weeks into gestation. And for Porter, Ohio is the latest step in a fight she is taking global.

For nine years Porter lobbied on the fringes of the abortion debate. The six-week ban was not supported by mainstream anti-abortion groups, such as Ohio Right to Life. It was vetoed twice by a Republican governor, who argued it would contradict settled law on abortion. The bill, and often Porter herself, were considered too extreme.

In the 1990s, she took a job in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, with another group now designated as an anti-LGBT hate group, the D James Kennedy Ministries. She crafted a campaign around gay conversion therapy, which won her acclaim from social conservatives.

The 1998 campaign claimed “former homosexuals” could convert to heterosexuality after attending “ex-gay ministries”. Porter called it “Truth in Love”. Recognizing the harm such programs can cause, gay conversion therapy is now illegal in many states, including in parts of Florida and Ohio.

While in Florida, Porter founded her own organization, Faith 2 Action. Beginning in about 2010, Porter returned to Ohio newly married and began to work on the six-week abortion ban.

Steven King has echoed Porter’s criticism of mainstream anti-abortion groups, and even her tagline: “If a heartbeat can be detected, the baby is protected.” King was recently stripped of his committee assignments in Congress for his white supremacist views.
www.theguardian.com/world/2019/apr/25/th...will-test-roe-v-wade
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US, whats next? Not allowing women to vote? 1 week 4 days ago #3234769

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The Republicans have let their far right determine their agenda, they are all responsible.
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US, whats next? Not allowing women to vote? 1 week 4 days ago #3234809

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Women's rights going backwards :(
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Well done Alabama for saving countless healthy unborn children!!...if they don't want pregnancy they should use contraception!!!
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Birth control wasn,t permitted in the catholic church, ie contraceptives, still not as far as far as i know....What ..would you suggest as an alternative??
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Northern Ireland has more that its fair share of religious and political bigotry!
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peejay26 wrote: Northern Ireland has more that its fair share of religious and political bigotry!


For heavens sake peejay the subject is about Alabama, nowhere near Northern Ireland...try and keep up!!!
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Not your family, not your choice.
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