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(Yahoo)   Republican Governor concedes he doesn't have the votes to pass a 12-week abortion ban so he won't even bother to call the legislature into special session. Fark: The Governor of NEBRASKA   (news.yahoo.com) divider line
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2022-08-09 6:05:14 AM  
After this and Kansas I think you'll see a lot of the GOP in purple states suddenly call for "Blue Ribbon Commissions to form White Paper Study Panels to hold Public Think Tank Blue Sky Conclaves to form an Elite Task Force to study the question of abortion" instead of the original bills to ban abortion, ban contraception and lower the age of consent to whatever a 68-year-old youth pastor/state senator can negotiate the number down to with the help of Four Loko.
 
2022-08-09 7:18:39 AM  
Learning from the mistakes of others?  That's not conservative.
 
2022-08-09 7:19:42 AM  
It's as if the Supreme Court is trying to legislate from the bench against the will of the American people.
 
2022-08-09 7:19:45 AM  
Catching the car seems to have damaged some teeth.
 
2022-08-09 7:26:10 AM  
19th Amendment is a mutha.
 
2022-08-09 7:28:04 AM  
FTA: Nebraska currently allows abortions up to 20 weeks post-fertilization. Ricketts had expressed interest in calling a special session to further restrict abortion access, saying he would support a near-total ban with no exceptions for rape or incest.

There's a channel on YouTube that conducts interviews with people.  They did a feature on an inbred family.

It's absolutely tragic.  I couldn't watch it at all.  Any Republican who supports an abortion ban that has no exceptions for rape and incent should have to sit down and talk with this family.
 
2022-08-09 7:30:47 AM  
This is what the SCOTUS intended with their ruling.
 
2022-08-09 7:32:25 AM  

Glitchwerks: FTA: Nebraska currently allows abortions up to 20 weeks post-fertilization. Ricketts had expressed interest in calling a special session to further restrict abortion access, saying he would support a near-total ban with no exceptions for rape or incest.

There's a channel on YouTube that conducts interviews with people.  They did a feature on an inbred family.

It's absolutely tragic.  I couldn't watch it at all.  Any Republican who supports an abortion ban that has no exceptions for rape and incent should have to sit down and talk with this family.


"I spoke with them last week at the family reunion."
 
2022-08-09 7:34:33 AM  

stoli n coke: 19th Amendment is a mutha.


It's the only mutha the Republicans don't want to force women to be.
 
2022-08-09 7:37:11 AM  

Glitchwerks: There's a channel on YouTube that conducts interviews with people.  They did a feature on an inbred family.

It's absolutely tragic.  I couldn't watch it at all.


That was cnn
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2022-08-09 7:37:51 AM  

Glitchwerks: FTA: Nebraska currently allows abortions up to 20 weeks post-fertilization. Ricketts had expressed interest in calling a special session to further restrict abortion access, saying he would support a near-total ban with no exceptions for rape or incest.

There's a channel on YouTube that conducts interviews with people.  They did a feature on an inbred family.

It's absolutely tragic.  I couldn't watch it at all.  Any Republican who supports an abortion ban that has no exceptions for rape and incent should have to sit down and talk with this family.


Nardwuar?
 
2022-08-09 7:46:45 AM  
A politician named after a disease he would like to see make a comeback, judging by the GoPs attitude to healthcare for the poor.
 
2022-08-09 7:49:25 AM  

Glitchwerks: FTA: Nebraska currently allows abortions up to 20 weeks post-fertilization. Ricketts had expressed interest in calling a special session to further restrict abortion access, saying he would support a near-total ban with no exceptions for rape or incest.

There's a channel on YouTube that conducts interviews with people.  They did a feature on an inbred family.

It's absolutely tragic.  I couldn't watch it at all.  Any Republican who supports an abortion ban that has no exceptions for rape and incent should have to sit down and talk with this family.


One of those "cat's cradle" family trees? Those are sad.
 
2022-08-09 7:49:38 AM  

stoli n coke: 19th Amendment is a mutha.


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2022-08-09 7:49:42 AM  
Republicans will just keep doubling down. They're not going to stop trying to completely control women.
 
2022-08-09 7:50:09 AM  

Professor_Doctor: Glitchwerks: FTA: Nebraska currently allows abortions up to 20 weeks post-fertilization. Ricketts had expressed interest in calling a special session to further restrict abortion access, saying he would support a near-total ban with no exceptions for rape or incest.

There's a channel on YouTube that conducts interviews with people.  They did a feature on an inbred family.

It's absolutely tragic.  I couldn't watch it at all.  Any Republican who supports an abortion ban that has no exceptions for rape and incent should have to sit down and talk with this family.

"I spoke with them last week at the family reunion."


So how many steps are you from the throne?
 
2022-08-09 7:51:15 AM  

Ragin' Asian: It's as if the Supreme Court is trying to legislate from the bench against the will of the American people.


"ACTIVIST JUDGES!"
 
2022-08-09 7:53:18 AM  
Clearly, Ricketts is working with the deep state to provide him with aborted fetuses so he can suck out their Vitamin D.
 
2022-08-09 7:55:45 AM  
I don't think people realize how lenient abortion laws in the US are.

In France you can't get an abortion after 14 weeks.  In Germany you can't get one after 12.

Nebraska, USA of all places, clutches their pearls at the idea of 12 week ban
 
2022-08-09 8:00:41 AM  
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2022-08-09 8:07:49 AM  

Ragin' Asian: It's as if the Supreme Court is trying to legislate from the bench against the will of the American people.


Or the exact opposite of that. The original Roe v Wade was the legislating from the bench, and Dobbs was the course correction. Now we're having the tussle in the states that we would have had 50 years ago had Roe v Wade not short circuited that process. It's not hard to foresee that the US states will ultimately come to resemble Europe, where there's a spectrum of abortion-related laws.
 
2022-08-09 8:11:18 AM  

jjorsett: Ragin' Asian: It's as if the Supreme Court is trying to legislate from the bench against the will of the American people.

Or the exact opposite of that. The original Roe v Wade was the legislating from the bench, and Dobbs was the course correction. Now we're having the tussle in the states that we would have had 50 years ago had Roe v Wade not short circuited that process. It's not hard to foresee that the US states will ultimately come to resemble Europe, where there's a spectrum of abortion-related laws.


Wait...so being like Europe is...is good? Which parts of Europe? Hungary and Romania?
 
2022-08-09 8:15:14 AM  
Those Texas legislators are just so much more afraid of what their handlers money would do if they didn't obey the boss man.   They want the doctors and teachers to leave the state.
 
2022-08-09 8:21:49 AM  

Shaggy_C: Glitchwerks: There's a channel on YouTube that conducts interviews with people.  They did a feature on an inbred family.

It's absolutely tragic.  I couldn't watch it at all.

That was cnn
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I still have a hard time believing that half their DNA came from a supermodel and they still came out looking like that.
 
2022-08-09 8:25:21 AM  

jjorsett: Ragin' Asian: It's as if the Supreme Court is trying to legislate from the bench against the will of the American people.

Or the exact opposite of that. The original Roe v Wade was the legislating from the bench, and Dobbs was the course correction. Now we're having the tussle in the states that we would have had 50 years ago had Roe v Wade not short circuited that process. It's not hard to foresee that the US states will ultimately come to resemble Europe, where there's a spectrum of abortion-related laws.


I don't see anti-abortion politicians in Poland telling people they need to prove their pregnant, or threatening them if they go to Germany for a procedure, schmuck.

Is there ANYTHING you're not disingenuous about?
 
2022-08-09 8:25:54 AM  

Alphax: Learning from the mistakes of others?  That's not conservative.


They are just waiting until after the midterms for the most part.
 
2022-08-09 8:29:37 AM  

Blue_Blazer: jjorsett: Ragin' Asian: It's as if the Supreme Court is trying to legislate from the bench against the will of the American people.

Or the exact opposite of that. The original Roe v Wade was the legislating from the bench, and Dobbs was the course correction. Now we're having the tussle in the states that we would have had 50 years ago had Roe v Wade not short circuited that process. It's not hard to foresee that the US states will ultimately come to resemble Europe, where there's a spectrum of abortion-related laws.

Wait...so being like Europe is...is good? Which parts of Europe? Hungary and Romania?


Go ahead and check European abortion laws.  Even in Western Europe they're much stricter than roe v. Wade Allowed for
 
2022-08-09 8:32:04 AM  
This is the same guy who is obsessed with executing people, even if he has to use iIllegal methods of obtaining execution drugs
 
2022-08-09 8:40:21 AM  

Blue_Blazer: jjorsett: Ragin' Asian: It's as if the Supreme Court is trying to legislate from the bench against the will of the American people.

Or the exact opposite of that. The original Roe v Wade was the legislating from the bench, and Dobbs was the course correction. Now we're having the tussle in the states that we would have had 50 years ago had Roe v Wade not short circuited that process. It's not hard to foresee that the US states will ultimately come to resemble Europe, where there's a spectrum of abortion-related laws.

Wait...so being like Europe is...is good? Which parts of Europe? Hungary and Romania?


Lichtenstein. He believes in "small government".
 
2022-08-09 8:41:12 AM  

MarciusDecimus: Alphax: Learning from the mistakes of others?  That's not conservative.

They are just waiting until after the midterms for the most part.


This. The "Red Wave" is still an article of faith with a lot of Republicans.
 
2022-08-09 8:48:51 AM  

stoli n coke: 19th Amendment is a mutha.


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2022-08-09 8:56:21 AM  
I can't wait until that carpet bagger Ricketts goes. I'm sure his daddy will buy him another political post somewhere.
The next governor will be just as bad if not worse.
 
2022-08-09 8:59:01 AM  

jjorsett: Ragin' Asian: It's as if the Supreme Court is trying to legislate from the bench against the will of the American people.

Or the exact opposite of that. The original Roe v Wade was the legislating from the bench, and Dobbs was the course correction. Now we're having the tussle in the states that we would have had 50 years ago had Roe v Wade not short circuited that process. It's not hard to foresee that the US states will ultimately come to resemble Europe, where there's a spectrum of abortion-related laws.


Or, and here's just a suggestion, human rights shouldn't be at the discretion of each individual state.
 
2022-08-09 8:59:28 AM  
If in the long run they keep finding that they don't have the votes, then they'll change the system so those votes aren't needed. They aren't going to give up on evangelical theocracy just because of some stupid democratic stuff. They'll just install an Iran-style council of senior clergy to issue decrees and pronouncements to force society to conform to some maniacal Southern Baptist 'tenets'. They are *not* backing down.
 
2022-08-09 9:23:52 AM  

Glitchwerks: FTA: Nebraska currently allows abortions up to 20 weeks post-fertilization. Ricketts had expressed interest in calling a special session to further restrict abortion access, saying he would support a near-total ban with no exceptions for rape or incest.

There's a channel on YouTube that conducts interviews with people.  They did a feature on an inbred family.

It's absolutely tragic.  I couldn't watch it at all.  Any Republican who supports an abortion ban that has no exceptions for rape and incent should have to sit down and talk with this family.


They don't care. This is about punishing people for behavior Republicans don't like.
 
2022-08-09 9:26:33 AM  
This must be such a disappointment to them. Republicans ❤ rape and incest!
 
2022-08-09 9:28:13 AM  

Bloody William: jjorsett: Ragin' Asian: It's as if the Supreme Court is trying to legislate from the bench against the will of the American people.

Or the exact opposite of that. The original Roe v Wade was the legislating from the bench, and Dobbs was the course correction. Now we're having the tussle in the states that we would have had 50 years ago had Roe v Wade not short circuited that process. It's not hard to foresee that the US states will ultimately come to resemble Europe, where there's a spectrum of abortion-related laws.

Or, and here's just a suggestion, human rights shouldn't be at the discretion of each individual state.


If the government can take it away from you, it's not a right, it's a privilege. Which is why there's no such thing as "states' rights".
 
2022-08-09 9:31:39 AM  

jjorsett: Ragin' Asian: It's as if the Supreme Court is trying to legislate from the bench against the will of the American people.

Or the exact opposite of that. The original Roe v Wade was the legislating from the bench, and Dobbs was the course correction. Now we're having the tussle in the states that we would have had 50 years ago had Roe v Wade not short circuited that process. It's not hard to foresee that the US states will ultimately come to resemble Europe, where there's a spectrum of abortion-related laws.


Thanks goodness instead of just letting people determine their own healthcare we can have 30+ dumb arguments about it
 
2022-08-09 9:35:36 AM  

Tyrone Slothrop: Bloody William: jjorsett: Ragin' Asian: It's as if the Supreme Court is trying to legislate from the bench against the will of the American people.

Or the exact opposite of that. The original Roe v Wade was the legislating from the bench, and Dobbs was the course correction. Now we're having the tussle in the states that we would have had 50 years ago had Roe v Wade not short circuited that process. It's not hard to foresee that the US states will ultimately come to resemble Europe, where there's a spectrum of abortion-related laws.

Or, and here's just a suggestion, human rights shouldn't be at the discretion of each individual state.

If the government can take it away from you, it's not a right, it's a privilege. Which is why there's no such thing as "states' rights".


Under this logic there are no rights at all
 
2022-08-09 9:38:53 AM  

Tyrone Slothrop: Bloody William: jjorsett: Ragin' Asian: It's as if the Supreme Court is trying to legislate from the bench against the will of the American people.

Or the exact opposite of that. The original Roe v Wade was the legislating from the bench, and Dobbs was the course correction. Now we're having the tussle in the states that we would have had 50 years ago had Roe v Wade not short circuited that process. It's not hard to foresee that the US states will ultimately come to resemble Europe, where there's a spectrum of abortion-related laws.

Or, and here's just a suggestion, human rights shouldn't be at the discretion of each individual state.

If the government can take it away from you, it's not a right, it's a privilege. Which is why there's no such thing as "states' rights".


Yep.

If you can be shot because a cop "thinks they saw a gun" or "saw reaching for the waist", you don't have a right to carry a gun, for example.
 
2022-08-09 9:42:53 AM  
His party: Nuh uh.  Not before the elections.
 
2022-08-09 9:46:00 AM  
Tyrone Slothrop:

Not really.  The founders believed people are born inherently free.  They didn't believe the government can or should grant rights.  There's no need to, we're born with them.

So They worded our laws to say things "shall not abridge this right"

But you were on the right track
 
2022-08-09 9:46:00 AM  

lilbjorn: His party: Nuh uh.  Not before the elections.


100% this. They'll pass abortion restrictions as soon as they're not months away from staring down voters.
 
2022-08-09 9:56:42 AM  

BMFPitt: Catching the car seems to have damaged some teeth.


The dog couldn't hold onto the bumper and now it's just getting flattened like a pancake being caught under the wheels over and over.
 
2022-08-09 10:00:15 AM  

BitwiseShift: Those Texas legislators are just so much more afraid of what their handlers money would do if they didn't obey the boss man.   They want the doctors and teachers to leave the state.


Let's take Mission Control and Fort Hood while we are it.
 
2022-08-09 10:01:12 AM  

saintstryfe: Is there ANYTHING you're not disingenuous about?


It's not disingenuous that it's an asshole, that's for sure.
 
2022-08-09 10:40:02 AM  
This is where (most of) the Supremes and the anti-choice jelloheads are realizing they f'ked up, including some here on FARK. When they pissed and moaned that "the states" should decide what women do with their bodies, what they had in their tiny little minds was not the STATES, but the state LEGISLATURES and GOVERNORS that they could control.

Kansas just showed what would happen if decisions on choice were actually left to the states, as in THE PEOPLE. That scared the shat out of them and they are backpedaling as fast as they can, but it's too late. They know that even in the reddest of red states if that question were put to the people and not a bunch of bible-thumpers gerrymandered into office, most of those states - THE PEOPLE of those states - would tell the anti-choicers to f'k off.

Shat gon' hit the fan now.
 
2022-08-09 11:22:14 AM  

rewind2846: This is where (most of) the Supremes and the anti-choice jelloheads are realizing they f'ked up, including some here on FARK. When they pissed and moaned that "the states" should decide what women do with their bodies, what they had in their tiny little minds was not the STATES, but the state LEGISLATURES and GOVERNORS that they could control.

Kansas just showed what would happen if decisions on choice were actually left to the states, as in THE PEOPLE. That scared the shat out of them and they are backpedaling as fast as they can, but it's too late. They know that even in the reddest of red states if that question were put to the people and not a bunch of bible-thumpers gerrymandered into office, most of those states - THE PEOPLE of those states - would tell the anti-choicers to f'k off.

Shat gon' hit the fan now.


That's hardly news.

The majority of Americans favor at least some tighter gun restrictions.
The majority of Americans favor gay marriage.
A solid plurality favor protections for trans people.
A majority wants some type of single-payer health care, parental leave, and paid sick leave.

The MAJORITY of Americans are not as far apart as the loud repulsive minority would have us believe; but it's that loud repulsive minority that politicians pander to, that the media focuses on, and that lobbyists mainly represent.

And I blame the media at least as much as anyone else because to listen to them, everyone hates ALL these things, until you look at some polls and realize both Faux Nooz and MSNBC are full of the same shiat.
 
2022-08-09 11:23:04 AM  

Tyrone Slothrop: Bloody William: jjorsett: Ragin' Asian: It's as if the Supreme Court is trying to legislate from the bench against the will of the American people.

Or the exact opposite of that. The original Roe v Wade was the legislating from the bench, and Dobbs was the course correction. Now we're having the tussle in the states that we would have had 50 years ago had Roe v Wade not short circuited that process. It's not hard to foresee that the US states will ultimately come to resemble Europe, where there's a spectrum of abortion-related laws.

Or, and here's just a suggestion, human rights shouldn't be at the discretion of each individual state.

If the government can take it away from you, it's not a right, it's a privilege. Which is why there's no such thing as "states' rights".


Actually, states don't have rights.  People have rights.

States have powers granted to them through the consent of the governed.

The founding principle of this country is separation of powers, not separation of rights.

States rights are a propaganda campaign created by white slave owning southerners in an effort to legitimize their desire to own another human being.
 
2022-08-09 12:41:39 PM  
rewind2846:

If they had something like that in mind, why would the state of Kansas have left it up to their voters?

All the Supreme Court had in mind was that the Supreme Court doesn't have the authority to rule on abortion one way or the other

That's written plainly and clearly in the decision.  You can read it yourself
 
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