Abortion

Alabama Abortion Ban


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Alabama is not trying to ban all abortions in their state. They’re trying to ban them nationwide.

Just in case the restrictive, extreme, and unconstitutional efforts currently underway in Georgia, Indiana, Ohio, and the four other states attacking abortion rights don’t push the issue fast enough to the Supreme Court (now, with even more fucknuts), the Alabama abortion ban will surely fast track it.

Make no mistake about it. Conservatives are always inventing ways to deny access to women’s health in their states, but what they’d doing today, from giving timelines to outright bans is only going on now because of Donald Trump’s two new SCOTUS appointees. Now you know why Republicans sacrificed all their principles and former positions to steal a seat from President Obama.

The new law in Alabama, signed late yesterday afternoon by their governor, doesn’t even make exceptions in the case of rape and incest. If a woman pursues an abortion out of state, somehow, Alabama intends to track her down and throw her in prison.

There is a reason Alabama is one of the least-educated states in the nation. Educated people tend to be more enlightened. Don’t look for enlightenment from the majority in Alabama. Enlightened people don’t grant more rights to rapists than to their victims.

And to my niece and her two daughters, who I dedicate this cartoon to, GTFO.

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Georgia Abortion Boom Boom


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Georgia Republicans are patting themselves on the back, and others nationwide are celebrating their passage of the nation’s most restrictive abortion bill last week.

The new law not only outlaws abortion after six weeks and granting full legal personhood to fetuses, but would allow prosecutors to file criminal charges against women who get abortions and even target women who miscarry. Senator and presidential candidate Kamala Harris described it as, “A blatant attempt to criminalize a woman’s constitutionally protected right to make her own health care decision” that would “threaten women with years of jail time.”

If these were rational times, we could all relax under the assumption that these restrictive and unconstitutional laws have less of a chance passing through the Supreme Court than Donald Trump has of passing a KFC without stopping. But, as was evidenced yesterday, the Supreme Court, now fucknuttier, overturned the Supreme Court.

Monday, the highest court in the land overturned a 40-year-old precedent that states don’t have sovereign immunity from private lawsuits in the courts of other states. The court has now decided with the dissenting opinion from 1979 and ruled that they do have sovereign immunity.

Justice Stephen G. Breyer wrote for the dissenting opinion, It is “dangerous to overrule a decision only because five Members of a later Court come to agree with earlier dissenters on a difficult legal question. Today’s decision can only cause one to wonder which cases the Court will overrule next.” Yes, indeed. What will the conservative majority, with two new members placed upon it by any means necessary, overturn next?

The thing is, this isn’t about the sanctity of life. This is about control. Actress Alyssa Milano has proposed a “sex strike,” where women don’t have sex until “women have legal control over our own bodies.” I’m not sure that will work because who wants to sleep with a Republican anyway? But some of the reactions prove the entire “pro-life” argument is bullshit.

I saw a conservative whackanoodle post on social media that Alyssa Milano “can’t control his wife’s body.” The guy was too stupid to notice that he was proclaiming HE had control over his wife’s body and that he was presenting himself as a potential rapist, or maybe he did know what he was doing. But, thank you, Mr. Conservative Goobermeister for so eloquently stating what the debate is about. It’s not about women or babies. It’s about you, the man.

I read of another proposal I think I may be able to get behind. The idea is all young boys are to have vasectomies which can be reversed later after they’re married. Sounds ridiculous, right? I mean, why should the government start controlling a young man’s body? Shouldn’t boys have a say in what happens around their private parts? Should we force minors to go through procedures that are not their choice? No, we shouldn’t. That goes for girls too.

At a town hall during the 2016 presidential campaign, Donald Trump said women should be punished for having abortions, and also the doctors who perform them. In Georgia, that has now become much more likely to happen.

Extremists used to bomb abortion clinics. It was as recently as 2015 that a “pro-life” extremist, juiced on lies pushed in propaganda videos by anti-choice radicals, shot up a Planned Parenthood in Colorado Springs, killing three people and injuring nine. Now, those extremists are in state legislatures, governorships, court benches, and in the White House.

Republicans want a fetus to have human rights, while certain humans who are grown and walking around should have less. As Justice Breyer asked, “what will they come for next?” They’re coming for you.

You are next.

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Georgia Heartbeats


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Ever since the Supreme Court case Roe v Wade made abortion legal in 1973, wingnuts have been doing everything they can to turn the clock back to 1873.

Kentucky and Mississippi have recently passed six-week abortion bans. Republican lawmakers in Tennessee, South Carolina, Ohio, and Florida are considering similar bills. Instead of mandating no abortions after six weeks, Georgian troglodytes have passed a ban outlawing abortion if a heartbeat can be detected. They’re calling it the “fetal heartbeat” bill.

The governor, who recently won election after he removed thousands of black Georgians off the voter rolls and oversaw the election from his position as Secretary of State, will sign the bill after the legislative session ends, which is today. The law will take effect in 2020.

The exceptions to the law are cases that involve rape or incest on the condition that a police report is filed. There is also an exception when a doctor determines the pregnancy would cause death or bodily harm to the mother or the fetus would not be able to live after birth.

The law will be challenged in court by the ACLU, and celebrities along with the Writers Guild of America are encouraging Hollywood to cease all productions in the state, such as The Walking Dead. There’s a joke in there somewhere. Georgia had 455 TV or film productions shot in the state in 2018, representing $2.7 billion in direct spending.

This law will become one of the most restrictive abortion bans in the nation as a heartbeat can often be detected as early as six weeks, which is often earlier than many women even know they’re pregnant. For now, abortion is legal in Georgia within the first 20 weeks. And, if the woman is pregnant from rape, it puts additional pressure on her to file a police report. The next step will be a law mandating that the raped, pregnant woman wear a scarlet letter.

The AP reports that the measure was approved by 92 votes, just one vote more than the majority needed to pass out of the 180-member House. Republicans don’t care about having a consensus when it comes to abortion. They don’t really care about anything when it comes to the issue as long as they can ban it and force their fundamental religious beliefs on the rest of the nation.

They don’t care that they stole a Supreme Court seat in their effort to ban it. They don’t care that they had to change the rules of Senate confirmation for SCOTUS justices because Donald Trump isn’t going to nominate consensus candidates. They don’t care that they put an accused sexual abuser on the court. They don’t care that they have to sacrifice their ethics and morals for Trump in order to ban abortion. They don’t care about facts as they still use the debunked “gotcha” videos from Project Veritas that attempted to frame Planned Parenthood for selling aborted baby body parts. They don’t care that a terrorist shot up a Planned Parenthood clinic, killing three people based on the Project Veritas hoax. They don’t care that this will increase the maternal mortality rates in Georgia, where it’s already one of the worst in the country.

They also don’t care about the actual babies because after they’re born, they do everything in their power to deny them welfare, school lunches, medication, health insurance, education, etc. They only care about their religious morality, when it fits, and legislating what women can do with their bodies.

If men could give birth then abortion would have been the very first Amendment in our Constitution…unless Viagra had been invented at that time, then maybe the second. Today, this nation wouldn’t have a “pro-choice” movement. People would be shot for merely suggesting a man carry a child to term. Abortion protesters would be banned from clinics. Nobody would be bombing or shooting clinics. The first abortion doctor would be on Mt. Rushmore and replace Lincoln on the five dollar bill. Sure, Lincoln freed the slaves, but Doctor Everythingsgonnabealright got me out of shooting a six-pound human out of my pee hole. “You detected a heartbeat?” Are you insane?

If men could give birth, no woman would be allowed to legislate abortion. go legislate your own nether regions.

Republicans believe abortion shouldn’t be performed if a heartbeat is detected. I have a similar belief. Abortion should not be legislated or decided by anyone who doesn’t have a uterus.

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Abortion Ruling Wipeout


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Ever watch that game show Wipeout where contestants have to go through humiliating and extremely difficult physical obstacle courses to win the prize? The players are always getting knocked down, punched in the face, and knocked into a great big muddy pool. It’s a really cool show to watch if you’re drinking in a bar and the bartender won’t change the channel. Nobody watches that kinda stuff at home, or anything on that TruTV channel.

I drew a cartoon similar to this a few years ago that’s somewhere deep in my archives. There was an obstacle in front of an abortion clinic and I believe there were rattlesnakes and barbwire among the hazards.

Ever since the Supreme Court ruled abortion constitutional in 1973 Republicans have been trying to find ways to circumvent a woman’s right to choose, especially in red states.

Some of the obstacles they’ve constructed have been no public funding, no coverage of insurance, state-mandated counseling, licensed physicians, waiting periods, and making a girl call mom and dad.

Texas got real creative. They created a law requiring doctors to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals and clinics to meet the standards of ambulatory surgical centers. These laws were closing clinics thus making fewer of them in the state and forcing women to driver farther from home, sometimes to another state, to get an abortion. Republicans claim these laws are for women’s health. Republicans being concerned about women’s health is laughable.

States can not enact laws creating undue burdens on women seeking abortions. That’s exactly what the Supreme Court, even with a vacancy the
Republican Senate refuses to fill, ruled Texas guilty of doing. Several other states have also made ridiculous laws on abortion and we can expect many of those to be struck down soon.

Republicans love to create obstacle courses for abortion, minorities registering to vote, immigration, getting on welfare, poor kids eating lunch, etc. The only issue it seems they want a clear path toward is buying a gun.

I think there should be Wipeout obstacle courses for Republicans before they can enact ridiculous laws. If nothing else it would be amusing to see them land in the mud. Wallowing in the mud is where they are the most comfortable.

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Abortion Is Murder?


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Let’s start this off with a clear understanding. The people striving to make abortion illegal are not “pro life.” Pro life means being for life. You can’t say you don’t want a fetus terminated but you’re for war, endless wars, unprovoked wars, wars for profit, or just for the Hell of it wars. You also can’t be for the death penalty, against feeding poor children with government assistance, and just not really giving a rat’s ass about a child after it’s born and is no longer a fetus you can picture on your advocacy poster, and call yourself pro life. If you do, you’re a liar.

The ANTI CHOICE lobby is the most dishonest group in American politics today. They lie. What’s worse than being uninformed is being misinformed, and knowingly waging a campaign of false information, or lies as in the case of the undercover videos against Planned Parenthood. If you have to win a culture war by using lies, you’re on the wrong side. Your ends don’t justify your means, even if you think it’s to prevent “murder.”

Carly Fiorina clung to the lie throughout her failed presidential campaign. Even when her lies were pointed out to her she still swore by it with contempt and disgust for being called out. She remained a lying liar with lies spewing out of her lying liar hole. No wonder people are looking at her face.

Ted Cruz is stating at every campaign stop, rally and debate that we will have a Congressional investigation of Planned Parenthood. I guess the other eleven investigations of PP by state governments, with each clearing PP, aren’t good enough. I’m really glad we have a presidential candidate promising another endless, expensive, and fruitless Congressional investigation. Thanks, Lyin’ Ted (hey, Trump is right about something).

For years the rabid dogs of the anti choice crowd have described abortion as murder. They say it’s killing a baby. I guess anyone killing a baby is a murderer. When Trump made his gaffe of saying women should be punished for getting an abortion, all the anti choice people distanced himself from his statement.

First off, Trump doesn’t know anything about the issue. It’s clear he hasn’t thought about it as he changed his position two hours later. But the anti choice people are about punishing mothers. If you take abortion away that’s a punishment. But how can you define something as murder, want to legally classify it as murder, then state that the mothers are not murderers? I’m pretty sure you can’t decide to have someone killed, hire a hit man to do the murdering, not be anywhere the scene of the murder, and not be charged with murder. How about we just realize that abortion is not murder? It is legal.

It’s also funny how the anti choice people spent this week talking about how the mothers are victims of abortion doctors preying on them. They have huge sympathy for the mothers. Have you ever seen a protest at an abortion clinic? Women walking in aren’t treated with very much sympathy by the protesters.

The anti choice people believe abortion advocates are encouraging abortions. They would prefer you to have an abortion. To them, it’s all black and white. There is a gray area and they’re way outside it.

Yes, these people are upset Trump said something they actually feel but aren’t supposed to state publicly, which he’s been doing on a lot of subjects. Thing is, Trump said how they actually feel and he didn’t even think about the issue. These zealots have spent years processing the information, or in their case, misinformation.

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Carly Describes Another Video


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People who suffer cognitive dissonance are hard to figure out. They believe stuff that’s not true, even after it’s proven and pointed out to them. They’re still all “uh-uh.”

They believe Obama is a coming for their guns, he’s gone on an apology tour, he’s Muslim and wasn’t born in America. You can’t convince them the United States is not invading Texas, Obamacare has not installed death panels, Sharia Law is not being implemented, Eric Clapton did not write I Shot The Sheriff.

Don’t get them started on Climate Change.

Over the past few months the big lie are the videos of Planned Parenthood, which supposedly proves Planned Parenthood is chopping up dead babies and selling them to make a profit.

Now Republicans want to defund PP, despite the fact that abortion only accounts for three percent of it’s services and that government funds do not pay for abortion.

Despite the videos proven to be heavily edited, deceptive and pushing a lie, conservatives are still promoting them and using them for their argument. They’re even using these as their basis to try to shut down the government, again.

During Wednesday’s debate candidate Carly Fiorina wowed everyone with her performance, and she did a good job. She lied but but she did so convincingly. She went into great detail to describe a fetus taken out of a womb, and while its legs were still kicking a PP worker talked discussed keeping the baby alive so they can harvest the brain.

Yeah, nothing like that is in any of the 12 plus hours of these videos. Yet, Carly doesn’t have a problem being a liar. It was even pointed out to her by journalists that this scene is not in any of the content. She insisted it is and continues with her argument. This is like trying to convince someone roosters don’t lay eggs.

Having an opinion is fine. But there’s a difference between opinion and fact. If you’re anti choice, that’s fine, but I wonder how strong is your belief in your cause if you can’t stick to the truth. You have a weak argument if you need lies to advance your agenda.

I understand. You don’t think it’s a lie. It’s been proven as a lie, but you still believe in the lie. You probably have a bigger problem than being a liar. You might be a lunatic.

Now another one of them is running for president.

Off The Blood Of Dead Children


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I was talking to a friend last week and he mentioned how he always respects opinions he disagrees with. I think that’s really big of him. I don’t.

If your opinion is supported by lies, and the truth has been published repeatedly, yet you still cling to the lie then I don’t feel any responsibility to have to respect your choice to be an ignorant dumbass.

Planned Parenthood has been attacked a lot lately. An anti-choice group keeps secretly video taping meetings with members of Planned Parenthood, then they distribute heavily edited copies of the videos. Today nutjobs believe Planned Parenthood is selling dead baby body parts and making a huge profit from it. No they are not. They’re not even selling body parts.

Members of Congress are now using these lies in an attempt to take funding away from Planned Parenthood.

Here are some facts anti-choice fanatics don’t want to know, believe or they just stick their fingers in their ears when it’s brought up and sing “la-la-la-la-Jesus-la-la-la-la:”

Federal money does not pay for abortions. Abortions only account for 3% of what Planned Parenthood does. Because of Planned Parenthood there are fewer abortions. Planned Parenthood mostly works to keep people, especially teenagers, from unwanted pregnancies. Any tissue from an abortion that is used for medical science has to be donated by the patient. Planned Parenthood does not make money on this. La-la-la-la-Jesus-la-la-la-la.

Here’s where conservatives are hypocrites:

They’re all about privacy unless the organization being videotaped is a liberal group. They’re all about privacy unless it’s a woman’s body. They’re all about a child unless it’s actually born and then they fight against feeding and educating that child. They don’t want anyone to get an abortion but they don’t want sex education in schools telling kids what exactly makes them pregnant.

Trust me on the fact there are people out there that aren’t sure what causes pregnancy. Some people are that stupid. Did you know there is a recall of single cheese slices right now because some idiots are eating the plastic? I gave an unwrapped slice to my Beagle yesterday to see if he was smart enough to remove the plastic and guess what. He removed the plastic. If there are people out there who don’t know how to unwrap a slice of cheese then there are those who don’t know how to wrap a penis.

So yeah, there’s a lot of people out there I don’t feel the need to respect. If you have read about the facts on Planned Parenthood and you continue to spread the lies (I’m looking at you nutjob conservative cartoonists), then you’re not just a liar, you’re an unethical, despicable Santorum. Yeah, go Google another definition for “Santorum.” You’re gonna love it.

And you should probably stop eating cheese.