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2020-07-14 4:09:53 AM  
 Every time I read about a law like this- a law that proponents KNOW be dragged through shattered in court - I wonder amount of taxpayer legal fees is considered acceptable as long as you can temporarily impress rubes. "I tried! But those awful libs are legislating from the bench!"

This one is extra-dumb given that the ink on the recent SCOTUS decision against Louisiana isn't even dry yet.
 
2020-07-14 4:35:29 AM  

dickfreckle: Every time I read about a law like this- a law that proponents KNOW be dragged through shattered in court - I wonder amount of taxpayer legal fees is considered acceptable as long as you can temporarily impress rubes. "I tried! But those awful libs are legislating from the bench!"

This one is extra-dumb given that the ink on the recent SCOTUS decision against Louisiana isn't even dry yet.


As long as there's any chance of punishing women, it will never, ever stop.
 
2020-07-14 4:37:07 AM  
Forcing offices to post disinformation and lie to patients or face a fine strikes me as compelled speech and cannot hold up in court.  The authors of such bills are assholes.
 
2020-07-14 5:17:06 AM  
Guys, I get it. It's an election year, and you have to pull cunning stunts to get attention, but maybe just doing your damn jobs might be enough. 2020 has a low bar for "good job" at this point. Maybe trying to overturn Roe vs Wade was a li'l ambitious. And frippin' useless as you KNEW it was going to get tossed up the chain...
 
2020-07-14 5:33:56 AM  
There should be large fines for trying to do this.

Also, a paddling.
 
2020-07-14 5:41:28 AM  
Also, can we remind the south... we kicked your added once. Don't make us do it again...
 
2020-07-14 5:42:06 AM  
Gotta keep that evangelical base riled up and donating. "See, we're closer than ever! Sure, we've been promising this for fifty years, but NEXT TIME it's happening!"
 
2020-07-14 7:21:19 AM  

puffy999: Also, can we remind the south... we kicked your added once. Don't make us do it again...


Yup, bunch of dumbaddeds down there.
 
2020-07-14 7:35:30 AM  
Georgia law gets struck down too, its like they timed this as red meat for the election.  At least they're off the books for now
 
2020-07-14 7:39:12 AM  
Almost as if GOP politicians, knowing it keeps a number of social issues in check, actually like abortion and that it's legal & available to everyone and really just want the issue as a political cudgel.

Whenever they get majorities to actually push for this stuff it either disappears as an issue or the bills put forward are obviously & hamhandedly illegal.
 
2020-07-14 7:45:03 AM  
They're just going to keep flooding the zone with more and more frivolous legislative action - eventually one will get through with the SCOTUS as it is currently constructed.

Who will the 21st Harriet Tubman be? Bring POC north, across state lines in a desperate bid for freedom and human rights? Because once it gets through, it will get more and more punitive - a War on Abortion.
 
2020-07-14 7:48:05 AM  

puffy999: There should be large fines for trying to do this.

Also, a paddling.


And then the oral sex?
 
2020-07-14 7:59:00 AM  
Can't we just give these people an island and let them have their own little "Garden of Eden" dystopian paradise?
 
2020-07-14 8:00:41 AM  

GoldSpider: Can't we just give these people an island and let them have their own little "Garden of Eden" dystopian paradise?


Well, if we tell them to leave all the women here, and God will just take one of their ribs later..
 
2020-07-14 8:02:53 AM  

puffy999: There should be large fines for trying to do this.

Also, a paddling.


Pants down of course.
 
2020-07-14 8:07:34 AM  

hubiestubert: Guys, I get it. It's an election year, and you have to pull cunning stunts to get attention, but maybe just doing your damn jobs might be enough. 2020 has a low bar for "good job" at this point. Maybe trying to overturn Roe vs Wade was a li'l ambitious. And frippin' useless as you KNEW it was going to get tossed up the chain...


Seriously. The Premier of Ontario is the teacher-hating, nurse-hating, pro-crony, drug-dealing brother of crack-smoking Mayor Rob Ford and everyone is praising him for taking credit for medical health professionals' recommendations. This should have been an easy year for any incumbent.
 
2020-07-14 8:09:17 AM  

puffy999: There should be large fines for trying to do this.

Also, a paddling.


Whipping in front of the state senate.

And by that i mean the people in favour of voting for such BS.
 
2020-07-14 8:10:55 AM  
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2020-07-14 8:14:16 AM  
Wonder how big the overlap is between "pro-life" and "masks are oppression/die for STONKS/only old sick people are at risk".

LOL, j/k. I know the answer. It's like 100 percent. Anti-abortion folks don't give two shiats about actual lives.
 
2020-07-14 8:17:29 AM  
And? Republicans can tell their rubes they did it but an activist judge prevented it. If they just give them more money they'll find a way to make it work.
 
2020-07-14 8:26:31 AM  

Invincible: hubiestubert: Guys, I get it. It's an election year, and you have to pull cunning stunts to get attention, but maybe just doing your damn jobs might be enough. 2020 has a low bar for "good job" at this point. Maybe trying to overturn Roe vs Wade was a li'l ambitious. And frippin' useless as you KNEW it was going to get tossed up the chain...

Seriously. The Premier of Ontario is the teacher-hating, nurse-hating, pro-crony, drug-dealing brother of crack-smoking Mayor Rob Ford and everyone is praising him for taking credit for medical health professionals' recommendations. This should have been an easy year for any incumbent.


"I didn't do anything rucking fetarded." That's a solid campaign putch this year.
 
2020-07-14 8:48:14 AM  

puffy999: There should be large fines for trying to do this.

Also, a paddling.


Caning.
 
2020-07-14 8:49:21 AM  

Prank Call of Cthulhu: Wonder how big the overlap is between "pro-life" and "masks are oppression/die for STONKS/only old sick people are at risk".

LOL, j/k. I know the answer. It's like 100 percent. Anti-abortion folks don't give two shiats about actual lives.


Thing is, abortion to these folks isn't about lives, it's about controlling what they see as immoral women (ie, women with say over their own bodies). They also see masks as some educated smartypants having control over them, as said smartypants told them they should wear masks and people complying means they're surrendering control to someone else.

It's a really messed up, disturbing mindset these people have and i feel the need to shower whenever i'm in the company of these people, however brief it is.
 
2020-07-14 8:49:50 AM  
Imagine what state houses might have accomplished if this one issue didn't handcuff them for decades.
 
2020-07-14 8:55:43 AM  
I read on Fark that one of the reasons they pass these shiat laws is so that if they manage to stack SCOTUS with enough insane conservatives they can revisit Roe v Wade and before any federal law is passed regarding abortion, these firmerly-unenforcable laws take effect immediately.
Not sure if it works like that though.
 
2020-07-14 8:56:47 AM  

WhackingDay: Imagine what state houses might have accomplished if this one issue didn't handcuff them for decades.


That was always the modus operandi. Do nothing while keeping your political base engaged and enraged.
 
2020-07-14 8:57:33 AM  

sniderman: puffy999: Also, can we remind the south... we kicked your added once. Don't make us do it again...

Yup, bunch of dumbaddeds down there.


I sense a new filter pwn option coming soon...
 
2020-07-14 8:58:00 AM  

Commander Lysdexic: I read on Fark that one of the reasons they pass these shiat laws is so that if they manage to stack SCOTUS with enough insane conservatives they can revisit Roe v Wade and before any federal law is passed regarding abortion, these firmerly-unenforcable laws take effect immediately.
Not sure if it works like that though.


It's how they're trying to make it work, though. I suggested something to that effect upthread.
 
2020-07-14 9:07:21 AM  
Anti-abortion folks could easily prove that the laws are about helping the children instead of punishing the woman. All they would have to do is add language to such laws that states any woman with an unwanted pregnancy gets all medical care for the duration of the pregnancy paid by the state and gets paid a pregnancy and birth fee (where the fee is in the mid six figure range and at least double that for rape and incest). In addition all the child's care from birth to adulthood is paid by the state (food, clothing, shelter, schooling, extracurricular activities, medical care, etc.) even if the biological mother retains custody. Since the "pro-life" people aren't talking about such nonsense as caring for the mother and child I think we can safely say it's because they aren't and don't.
 
2020-07-14 9:13:31 AM  

Prank Call of Cthulhu: Wonder how big the overlap is between "pro-life" and "masks are oppression/die for STONKS/only old sick people are at risk".

LOL, j/k. I know the answer. It's like 100 percent. Anti-abortion folks don't give two shiats about actual lives.


And pro death penalty advocates.

Political assholery: a package deal of hypocracy.
 
2020-07-14 9:17:36 AM  
A fetal heartbeat isn't a heartbeat. There is no heart, it's a glob of cells that will weeks down the line start forming a heart. A fetus at that stage looks like a blob.

I hate the highway signs that say things like babies can hear and see at 18 days after conception. No, they can't. They don't have ears or eyes, just like they don't have a heart or a brain.

I'd post a picture from my 6 week ultrasound, but it's difficult to see much of anything since he was just a tiny glob of potential human at that point. His "heartbeat" was just pulsing cells in the middle of the blob.

So glad these state lawmakers are focusing their time and energy on this, and not the safety and wellbeing of pregnant women who are at higher risk of complications with coronavirus, the pandemic itself, the coming homelessness crisis, or the lack of affordable healthcare for the after born of all ages.
 
2020-07-14 9:19:47 AM  

GregInIndy: Almost as if GOP politicians, knowing it keeps a number of social issues in check, actually like abortion and that it's legal & available to everyone and really just want the issue as a political cudgel.

Whenever they get majorities to actually push for this stuff it either disappears as an issue or the bills put forward are obviously & hamhandedly illegal.


Even though they haven't outright banned abortion, many red states have made it close to impossible for a woman to get one. Stop pretending everything's fine just because they can't take the last step.
 
2020-07-14 9:20:27 AM  

GoldSpider: Can't we just give these people an island and let them have their own little "Garden of Eden" dystopian paradise?


Epstein's isn't being used now.
 
2020-07-14 9:21:36 AM  

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2020-07-14 9:24:43 AM  

Commander Lysdexic: I read on Fark that one of the reasons they pass these shiat laws is so that if they manage to stack SCOTUS with enough insane conservatives they can revisit Roe v Wade and before any federal law is passed regarding abortion, these firmerly-unenforcable laws take effect immediately.
Not sure if it works like that though.


It does work like that. That's why conservatives turn out in such regular numbers, they want to elect politicians who will stack the courts with conservative judges. Unfortunately Democrats aren't smart and\or dedicated enough to do the same thing for their side.
 
2020-07-14 9:28:43 AM  

dickfreckle: Every time I read about a law like this- a law that proponents KNOW be dragged through shattered in court - I wonder amount of taxpayer legal fees is considered acceptable as long as you can temporarily impress rubes. "I tried! But those awful libs are legislating from the bench!"

This one is extra-dumb given that the ink on the recent SCOTUS decision against Louisiana isn't even dry yet.


Yeah, and these states, thanks to decades of conservative economic mismanagement, don't exactly have all that much cash for the population bases that they have.  I've been in areas of the rural south, outside the cities, that are basically developing countries when it comes to their economic conditions.  Yet the state always has money to burn on defending unconstitutional laws that are doomed to failure, armored riot control vehicles for rural county sheriff offices, hook and ladder fire trucks for towns that don't even have billboards more than a couple stories tall, and endless prisons to lock up people for every minor offense under the sun.
 
2020-07-14 9:47:06 AM  

EmmaLou: A fetal heartbeat isn't a heartbeat.


Like the altered bumper sticker I once saw said, "Abortion stops a beating."
 
2020-07-14 9:49:41 AM  
At this rate, we're going to see "anti-abortionists" who are just poseurs that want in on all the S&M fun.
 
2020-07-14 10:19:02 AM  
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2020-07-14 12:45:40 PM  

Tyrone Slothrop: Solid Muldoon: [Fark user image image 598x350]

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2020-07-14 12:54:32 PM  

Cafe Threads: dickfreckle: Every time I read about a law like this- a law that proponents KNOW be dragged through shattered in court - I wonder amount of taxpayer legal fees is considered acceptable as long as you can temporarily impress rubes. "I tried! But those awful libs are legislating from the bench!"

This one is extra-dumb given that the ink on the recent SCOTUS decision against Louisiana isn't even dry yet.

As long as there's any chance of punishing women, it will never, ever stop.


Add a provision to cut the father's dick off and I think we'd see some reductions.
 
2020-07-14 2:44:48 PM  

dickfreckle: Every time I read about a law like this- a law that proponents KNOW be dragged through shattered in court - I wonder amount of taxpayer legal fees is considered acceptable as long as you can temporarily impress rubes. "I tried! But those awful libs are legislating from the bench!"

This one is extra-dumb given that the ink on the recent SCOTUS decision against Louisiana isn't even dry yet.


I think that the decision, decided by Roberts despite him having disagreeing with the precedent, was a clear message that the error Louisiana made was to try to repeal Roe piecemeal when they should have made it worth Roberts' while to disregard precedent if the stakes were high enough. Go ahead, make my day and just ban it.
 
2020-07-14 3:12:29 PM  

Cafe Threads: dickfreckle: Every time I read about a law like this- a law that proponents KNOW be dragged through shattered in court - I wonder amount of taxpayer legal fees is considered acceptable as long as you can temporarily impress rubes. "I tried! But those awful libs are legislating from the bench!"

This one is extra-dumb given that the ink on the recent SCOTUS decision against Louisiana isn't even dry yet.

As long as there's any chance of punishing women, it will never, ever stop.


Which is why I firmly believe that we should be passing laws on men's reproductive organs. Require us to get vasectomies. All of us. At the age of 18. They can be undone later, right? So why is it a problem?

They won't get it until it's their turn.
 
2020-07-14 3:27:53 PM  
Sigh. Is it time for this again already? Swear I just saw it on here last week.

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2020-07-14 5:28:00 PM  

Smoking GNU: Prank Call of Cthulhu: Wonder how big the overlap is between "pro-life" and "masks are oppression/die for STONKS/only old sick people are at risk".

LOL, j/k. I know the answer. It's like 100 percent. Anti-abortion folks don't give two shiats about actual lives.

Thing is, abortion to these folks isn't about lives, it's about controlling what they see as immoral women (ie, women with say over their own bodies). They also see masks as some educated smartypants having control over them, as said smartypants told them they should wear masks and people complying means they're surrendering control to someone else.

It's a really messed up, disturbing mindset these people have and i feel the need to shower whenever i'm in the company of these people, however brief it is.


Listen, I don't know if you're in the best position to call people messed up if your first impulse is to shower with your ideological opponents when encountering them.
 
2020-07-14 5:28:16 PM  

EmmaLou: A fetal heartbeat isn't a heartbeat. There is no heart, it's a glob of cells that will weeks down the line start forming a heart. A fetus at that stage looks like a blob.

I hate the highway signs that say things like babies can hear and see at 18 days after conception. No, they can't. They don't have ears or eyes, just like they don't have a heart or a brain.

I'd post a picture from my 6 week ultrasound, but it's difficult to see much of anything since he was just a tiny glob of potential human at that point. His "heartbeat" was just pulsing cells in the middle of the blob.

So glad these state lawmakers are focusing their time and energy on this, and not the safety and wellbeing of pregnant women who are at higher risk of complications with coronavirus, the pandemic itself, the coming homelessness crisis, or the lack of affordable healthcare for the after born of all ages.


isn't it amazing how those billboards always use the word "baby" with pictures of adorable newborns? if the organism has just as much value prior to birth as after, there should be no problem using the proper terms "embryo" and "fetus" with pictures of little clumps of cells or translucent alien-looking blobs.
 
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