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Two pain pills.

Troubling number of women denied constitutional rights based on pregnancy

In the first study of its kind, to be published on Tuesday, researchers from the National Advocates for Pregnant Women (NAPW) identified 413 criminal and civil cases across 44 states involving the arrests, detentions and equivalent deprivations of pregnant women’s liberty between 1973 and 2005. NAWP said that it is aware of a further 250 cases since 2005. Both figures are likely to be underestimates, it said.

The report, which will appear in the Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law, found that women were denied a wide range of basic human rights, including the right to life, liberty, equal protection and due process of law “based solely on their pregnancy status”.
http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/01/14/troubling-number-of-women-denied-constitutional-rights-due-to-pregnancy/


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Jamie Lynn Russell: One Pregnant Woman's Tragic Death Reveals the Human Cost of Devaluing Women
by Farah Diaz-Tello, National Advocates for Pregnant Women
January 14, 2013 - 9:34am



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Jamie Lynn Russell was 33 years old when she went to an emergency room in Pauls Valley, Oklahoma in such debilitating pain that she was unable to move. Because her excruciating pain prevented her from lying down for an examination, hospital staff labeled her "noncompliant," and called the police. The police discovered that she had two pain pills that weren't hers. Still in pain, she was released by the hospital as "fit to incarcerate," arrested for drug possession, and taken to jail, where she died two hours later from a ruptured ectopic pregnancy.

Two pain pills.

Much of the initial response to the case centered around the actions of the hospital, which likely amount to malpractice. But we must avoid making the mistake that the hospital did: looking at individual actions when they are merely symptoms of deeper, deadlier problems.

Jamie's needless death shows us where our priorities lie, misplaced: chasing down minor drug offenders in service of a failed war on drugs is more important that human life and dignity; women's health is not taken seriously and "noncompliance" is cause for punishment.
http://www.rhrealitycheck.org/blog/2010/08/11/refusingcsection-child-abuse
The tragedy of her death once again disproves the myth that women never need abortions and that "modern technology and science" have eliminated maternal mortality.
http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2012/10/19/163239925/life-of-the-mother-never-a-reason-for-abortion-congressman-says

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the rest:
http://www.rhrealitycheck.org/article/2013/01/11/dehumanizing-pregnant-women-leads-to-real-loss-life
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jan/15/criminalisation-pregnancy-women-study

Oh my, Mr. LaPierre Did You See Bennett's NRA Toon today?

Justice drops charges against Swartz after activist kills himself

Source: The Hill

Justice drops charges against Swartz after activist kills himself
By Brendan Sasso - 01/14/13 11:52 AM ET

The Justice Department dropped its charges against Internet activist Aaron Swartz on Monday, citing his death.

Swartz, who was facing computer hacking charges, hanged himself in his Brooklyn apartment on Friday. He was 26.

The filing is standard when the defendant in a case has died.

Federal prosecutors indicted Swartz in 2011, accusing him of breaking into a computer network at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and downloading 4.8 million documents from JSTOR, a subscription service of academic articles.




Read more: http://thehill.com/blogs/hillicon-valley/technology/276965-justice-department-drops-charges-against-internet-activist-swartz#ixzz2I0JAGq5u



“He didn’t go into detail on what they might be, but suffice it to say, there will be some considered that will not require Congressional action,” she added.


http://tv.msnbc.com/2013/01/14/obama-has-some-19-areas-to-use-executive-orders-for-gun-control/

Biden: W.H. readies 19 executive actions on guns

Source: Politico

Biden: W.H. readies 19 executive actions on guns

The White House has identified 19 executive actions for President Barack Obama to move unilaterally on gun control, Vice President Joe Biden told a group of House Democrats on Monday, the administration’s first definitive statements about its response to last month’s mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

Later this week, Obama will formally announce his proposals to reduce gun violence, which are expected to include renewal of the assault weapons ban, universal background checks and prohibition of high-capacity magazine clips. But Biden, who has been leading Obama’s task force on the response, spent two hours briefing a small group of sympathetic House Democrats on the road ahead in the latest White House outreach to invested groups.

The focus on executive orders is the result of the White House and other Democrats acknowledging the political difficulty of enacting any new gun legislation, a topic Biden did not address in Monday’s meeting.


Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2013/01/biden-guns-executive-actions-86187.html#ixzz2I0IO3NaH

Priebus: Republicans in blue states ‘ought to be’ rigging Electoral College

Priebus: Republicans in blue states ‘ought to be’ rigging Electoral College

Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus says that conservative lawmakers in blue states like Wisconsin “ought to be looking at” ways to rig the Electoral College system to tilt elections towards Republican candidates in a way that could have allowed presidential candidate Mitt Romney to win.

On Sunday, the Journal Sentinel reported that Priebus had called on states that traditionally vote for Democratic presidential candidates — but are controlled by Republican legislatures — to devise a scheme to split electoral votes instead of awarding them to a single candidate.

“I think it’s something that a lot of states that have been consistently blue that are fully controlled red ought to be looking at,” the RNC chairman explained, noting that such a system would give state lawmakers “more local control.”


http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/01/14/priebus-republicans-in-blue-states-ought-to-be-rigging-electoral-college/

What's The Plan Now Geniuses?

has a nice ring to it....

Your attention please-To everyone freaking out about the Obama “women problem”:



Ben Cisco Says:

Your attention please.

To everyone freaking out about the Obama “women problem”:

PUT.THE.PIPE.DOWN. The Village is playing you. AGAIN.

There are plenty of political types in DC with a diversity problem – the group represented by the circled portion of this graphic come to mind – but President Obama is NOT one of them. Stop letting the GOP/FerengiMedia/”professional” left play you.

This sorry-ass meme is being perpetrated by the Village, including the non-primetime contingent of MSNBC. THINK ALREADY!

Protip: When your broadcast liberal outrage is coming from Mika “Stockholm Syndrome” Brezinski and Mrs. Alan Fucking Greenspan, you are being trolled for the GOP’s benefit.

http://www.balloon-juice.com/2013/01/13/what-is-your-damage-maureen/#comment-4133266

Colin Powell: GOP Holds 'Dark Vein Of Intolerance'

Colin Powell: GOP Holds 'Dark Vein Of Intolerance'

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In an appearance on NBC's "Meet The Press," Powell noted that there is a "dark vein of intolerance in some parts of the party."

"What do I mean by that?," he explained. "What I mean by that is they still sort of look down on minorities."

Powell specifically pointed to October 2012 comments by former Alaska Gov. and Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin on the attacks in Benghazi, Libya.

"When I see a former governor say that the president is 'shuckin' and jivin' -- that's a racial-era slave term," Powell said, referring to Palin's words on Obama's response.

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more:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/13/colin-powell-gop_n_2467768.html

F__king Fracking

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