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Fri Feb 22, 2013, 01:43 PM

On Republicans and transvaginal probes

These are the only reasons for this legislation:

To try and shame and humiliate the woman out of having an abortion; to cause her as much psychological pain as possible and to strip of her dignity and humanity.

This is serious, and it reflects like nothing else I can think of, the depravity, cruelty and sickness of those proposing and supporting such legislation.

I think there will be a huge backlash from the increasing number of states trying to forcibly violate a woman. And Democrats shouldn't lose a single opportunity to use this to campaign against those republicans supports it.





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Reply On Republicans and transvaginal probes (Original post)
cali Feb 2013 OP
Rider3 Feb 2013 #1
kairos12 Feb 2013 #2
Comatose Sphagetti Feb 2013 #3
firenewt Feb 2013 #10
bobclark86 Feb 2013 #19
snooper2 Feb 2013 #4
Johonny Feb 2013 #5
leftynyc Feb 2013 #12
loudsue Feb 2013 #6
cali Feb 2013 #7
leftynyc Feb 2013 #16
cali Feb 2013 #17
leftynyc Feb 2013 #18
Taverner Feb 2013 #8
SheilaT Feb 2013 #9
cali Feb 2013 #13
timdog44 Feb 2013 #22
SheilaT Feb 2013 #23
leftynyc Feb 2013 #11
MineralMan Feb 2013 #14
firenewt Feb 2013 #15
freshwest Feb 2013 #20
Dollface Feb 2013 #21
Skittles Feb 2013 #24
erinlough Feb 2013 #25
HiPointDem Feb 2013 #26

Response to cali (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 01:43 PM

1. Right on!

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Response to cali (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 01:51 PM

2. Rethugs have created a 21st century Salem Witch Trial

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Response to cali (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 02:02 PM

3. Rachel did a segment about a new bill from my home state of Indiana...

"IN Senate committee approves abortion measures"

From the new bill -

"...women receiving abortion-inducing drugs at Indiana abortion clinics would be required to receive an ultrasound before and after dispensing RU-486."

Senator Vaneta Becker (R-Evansville) says "the bill places greater requirements on mostly low-income women."

And she notes the legislative proponents of the bill are men -

“I don’t think they fully understand because I don’t think they’ve ever had a vaginal ultrasound. And so maybe we should see if we can work on that as well.”

Said Indiana Right to Life legislative director, Sue Swayze -

“I got pregnant vaginally. Something else could come in my vagina for a medical test that wouldn’t be that intrusive to me. So I find that argument a little ridiculous.”

http://wbaa.org/post/senate-committee-approve...

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Response to Comatose Sphagetti (Reply #3)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 03:37 PM

10. I really dislike living in Indiana, sigh.............

 

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Response to Comatose Sphagetti (Reply #3)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 04:12 PM

19. "I got pregnant vaginally"...

Good for her! I'm glad Sue didn't get pregnant from eating a bad tomato sandwich...

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Response to cali (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 02:04 PM

4. as an aside,

a transvaginal probe sounds like something I need in my garage. Yo Brian, grab that probe to find the nut you just dropped behind the bellhousing

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Response to cali (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 02:07 PM

5. if they thought they could waterboard the women and get away with it

they would.

This has everything to do with sick fantasies of dominating women and nothing to do with health, safety or human life.

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Response to Johonny (Reply #5)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 03:41 PM

12. You know all those "jokes" about

getting rid of a women's right to vote aren't really jokes at all. If they could get away with it, they would do it in a heartbeat.

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Response to cali (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 02:20 PM

6. By coming out publicly and shamelessly against this, Dems could secure elections forever

If they really used this awful procedure against the republicans in a smart way, it would totally destroy the republican party. I only wish we had dems who would insist on going on every talk show possible and super-size publicize this.

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Response to loudsue (Reply #6)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 03:14 PM

7. Just whereare the prominent voices in Congress?

they should be shouting about this.

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Response to cali (Reply #7)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 03:44 PM

16. While my instinct is to

say all the women Democrats should be screaming about this, I think it would actually be much more productive to have it come from the men (standing alongside the women). We need to make "war on women" a mantra.

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Response to leftynyc (Reply #16)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 03:45 PM

17. yeah, I had the same impulse, but realized that halfway through

the post and changed it.

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Response to cali (Reply #17)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 04:03 PM

18. I'd settle for a press conference

with every member of congress who supports the law coming out and saying they will go the mattresses on this one. That it is simply unacceptable to vote against this law and not expect consequences. This has to become VERY PUBLIC (yeah, I'm screaming - beats grinding my teeth into dust).

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Response to cali (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 03:17 PM

8. And their stances in 2012 caused them to Hara Kiri themselves

 

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Response to cali (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 03:26 PM

9. I wish that a woman seeking an abortion and required

to undergo a transvaginal ultrasound would file rape charges against the Governor and every single member of the legislature that voted for this.

Isn't the very definition of rape non-consensual penetration?

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Response to SheilaT (Reply #9)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 03:41 PM

13. I suspect that women will be forced to sign consent for the

use of it. If they don't, no abortion, if they do then they've consented to a medical procedure.

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Response to cali (Reply #13)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 04:47 PM

22. Certainly would/should

be considered a consent under duress. Which a lot of times they are in the condition to ask for an abortion is due to something that happened under duress.

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Response to cali (Reply #13)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 04:50 PM

23. I'd say, sign it explicitly

"under duress". Have it witnessed. Have someone with you making a video, if at all possible.

I sincerely hope the case gets made that an unwanted transvaginal ultrasound can be correctly equated with rape.

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Response to cali (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 03:39 PM

11. Amen to a huge backlash

Every time I read another one of these legislatures taking up this law, I clench my teeth so hard, I'm surprised they're not broken.

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Response to cali (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 03:41 PM

14. Every male Republican state legislator who votes for

one of these bills should experience having one of those probes inserted in a body orifice adjacent to the perineal area immediately after voting.

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Response to cali (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 03:42 PM

15. I think they all have been given shares in the manufacturer of the ultrasounds. Not really, but I

 

can't help think there is money involved somewhere.

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Response to cali (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 04:16 PM

20. +1,000. Republicans Raping Uppity Women They Don't Know or Care About...

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Response to cali (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 04:24 PM

21. Lets call it what it is- State sanctioned rape

With a foreign object. Sounds like we need help from the SVU.

Someone needs to ask one of the pervs if they get excited when they talk about it.

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Response to cali (Original post)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 02:22 AM

24. and remember, the GOP has no interest in newborns

these gals are strictly on their own; it's only the fetus that gives the GOP the vapors

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Response to cali (Original post)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 11:56 PM

25. it has dawned on me that the Federal Government could do something like

prohibit states from putting into law things that violate women. Yeah, we'll wait for that to happen in this congress.

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Response to cali (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 02:47 AM

26. it's rape

 

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