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JackDragna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-25-09 01:11 AM
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57. "The Handmaid's Tale" given life.
I didn't think I could be any more disgusted by the decisions made by the pro-lifers, but I am.
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  -Now this is just getting crazy. Anti-choicers literally want to stick probes inside women ck4829  Oct-24-09 07:40 AM   #0 
  - I'm sure there must be SOME liberals in Oklahoma.  saltpoint   Oct-24-09 08:23 AM   #1 
  - Bartcop is an Okie.  Archae   Oct-24-09 08:32 AM   #3 
  - Well, we may have to mount a rescue and get him out of there.  saltpoint   Oct-24-09 08:46 AM   #4 
     - Bart Refuses To Leave...  KharmaTrain   Oct-24-09 08:52 AM   #7 
        - LOL. Well, he's a heartier soul than I am. I'd be on the first Greyhound  saltpoint   Oct-24-09 08:57 AM   #8 
  - madokie - one of my favorite DUers  proud2BlibKansan   Oct-24-09 09:06 AM   #11 
  - this gets stupider by the minute. what sickos, what fixations they have,  roguevalley   Oct-25-09 12:30 AM   #53 
  - I'm from Okla. City  lillypaddle   Oct-25-09 04:31 AM   #69 
  - The Flaming Lips  TransitJohn   Oct-25-09 01:53 PM   #87 
  - Oh, they think they are protecting fetuses, but they're controlling women too.  Berry Cool   Oct-24-09 08:31 AM   #2 
  - That's really the point  Beacho   Oct-24-09 08:48 AM   #5 
  - Seems more like they are flat out saying they will punish & punish & punish women  havocmom   Oct-24-09 09:04 AM   #10 
  - what about the woman's right to refuse  barbtries   Oct-24-09 04:21 PM   #23 
  - It's all about control to these nut-cases.....  Joe the Liberal   Oct-24-09 07:57 PM   #27 
  - And the real push they're conducting?  Chulanowa   Oct-25-09 02:39 AM   #64 
  - Re: They just assume that if they do all this, the women they do it to will see things the same way  katkat   Oct-25-09 08:21 AM   #75 
  - Hypothetically speaking-  xrdan   Oct-25-09 02:19 PM   #88 
     - More food for thought.  Hansel   Oct-25-09 02:54 PM   #89 
  - Questions about race & relationships? How is that pertinent to medical care,  havocmom   Oct-24-09 08:48 AM   #6 
  - Over and over again, it is  Autumn   Oct-24-09 09:00 AM   #9 
  - Did these idiot lawmakers ever have a pap smear? Ow, Ow, ow...  haele   Oct-24-09 10:40 AM   #12 
  - If your pap smear hurts that much, maybe you're getting it done at the wrong point in a cycle?  Berry Cool   Oct-24-09 02:21 PM   #21 
     - Doesn't matter; for some women, having a wire brush jammed into the cervix is just going to hurt  REP   Oct-24-09 08:17 PM   #30 
     - Every brush I've used was disposable plastic. Where do they use metal ones?  uppityperson   Oct-24-09 10:03 PM   #43 
        - Some are plastic; some are fine wire  REP   Oct-25-09 02:03 AM   #60 
           - that is interesting, thanks for the info, never saw those.  uppityperson   Oct-25-09 01:08 PM   #84 
     - Some docs don't use smaller speculums.  beam me up scottie   Oct-24-09 08:25 PM   #32 
        - I'm nullaparous; the 'regular' size speculum isn't an option unless I'm unconscious!  REP   Oct-25-09 02:06 AM   #61 
           - LOL!  beam me up scottie   Oct-25-09 11:11 AM   #80 
  - I had that done once  undergroundpanther   Oct-24-09 01:22 PM   #13 
  - OUCH!  livetohike   Oct-24-09 01:27 PM   #14 
  - Jesus and Christianity don't deserve your hatred for that. Jesus and Christianity don't advocate it.  Berry Cool   Oct-24-09 02:19 PM   #20 
     - you don't know your own bible  undergroundpanther   Oct-25-09 01:16 PM   #85 
        - Yep, and I will tell you the next step the xtians will take.  Manifestor_of_Light   Oct-27-09 01:05 PM   #95 
  - Can you say "Sexual assault with a foreign object"?  StatGirl   Oct-24-09 01:37 PM   #15 
  - Yeah. It was one thing when I had it done because I wanted to  GreenPartyVoter   Oct-24-09 01:43 PM   #16 
  - Men using a phallic object to control women. Sounds like a form of rape to me  LynneSin   Oct-24-09 08:13 PM   #29 
  - This is so fucked there are no motherfucking words.  RagAss   Oct-24-09 01:44 PM   #17 
  - I guess I'm just going to have to cancel my vacation!  Tutankhamun   Oct-24-09 01:56 PM   #18 
  - Had an ultrasound done that way  TwilightGardener   Oct-24-09 02:01 PM   #19 
  - had one done also..years and years I recall, had to insert it myself  Liberal_in_LA   Oct-24-09 09:02 PM   #41 
  - People going through infertility get these done most of the time, typically 4-5 times a cycle.  cbdo2007   Oct-24-09 10:25 PM   #45 
  - I've had this type of ultrasound done more than once and  emmadoggy   Oct-24-09 11:15 PM   #47 
  - That's bizzare. A qualified tech shouldn't feel the least bit squeamish. It's not weird,  Maru Kitteh   Oct-24-09 11:40 PM   #51 
     - I don't think the tech felt squeamish--I think she was being considerate, so  TwilightGardener   Oct-25-09 09:34 AM   #77 
  - that is unbelievably invasive  barbtries   Oct-24-09 04:17 PM   #22 
  - I bet the anti-choicer's line to adopt stretches for miles . . . right?  Vinca   Oct-24-09 04:24 PM   #24 
  - And I am sure they are lobbying congress right now for health care for all pregnant women  Shallah Kali   Oct-24-09 07:08 PM   #25 
  - I certainly don't think anyone should require the vaginal probe,  Shell Beau   Oct-24-09 07:19 PM   #26 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Oct-24-09 08:04 PM   #28 
  - How gross of a post is this? Please don't even say that.  Shell Beau   Oct-24-09 08:29 PM   #34 
  - Arkansas has a provision requiring a bill pertain to a single subject?!  JackRiddler   Oct-24-09 08:19 PM   #31 
  - Anything invasive has the potential to CAUSE a miscarriage!  AnnieBW   Oct-24-09 08:27 PM   #33 
  - The probe isn't really that invasive. It is more invasive than the  Shell Beau   Oct-24-09 08:35 PM   #35 
     - It is most surely invasive, and it encroaches on the privacy of women.  madfloridian   Oct-24-09 10:19 PM   #44 
     - I am not defending anything. I am simply  Shell Beau   Oct-25-09 05:43 PM   #90 
     - I have had this kind of ultrasound also  liberal_at_heart   Oct-24-09 11:26 PM   #48 
  - are the anti-abortion supporters going to script what the doctors have to walk the patient through?  liberal_at_heart   Oct-24-09 08:35 PM   #36 
  - How about miniature televangelists?  Warren DeMontague   Oct-24-09 08:38 PM   #37 
  - Sounds to me like what we call "rape by instrumentality."  Bette Noir   Oct-24-09 08:44 PM   #38 
  - Ugh, the War on Women continues.  Odin2005   Oct-24-09 08:45 PM   #39 
  - Do you see the connection between this behavior and the Taliban's treatment of women?  Nikki Stone1   Oct-24-09 08:45 PM   #40 
  - Coming soon to a Red State near you: Forensic Vagina Inspectors.  Warren DeMontague   Oct-24-09 10:01 PM   #42 
  - They are so pervy. nt  valerief   Oct-24-09 11:14 PM   #46 
  - This makes me want to puke. And you are 100% right that this is totally about controlling women.  BrklynLiberal   Oct-24-09 11:28 PM   #49 
  - Great cartoon from Miami Herald about the ultrasound. Men in suits in control.  madfloridian   Oct-24-09 11:31 PM   #50 
  - I'm sure there are many young people who would have no clue what my avatar means  truthrocks   Oct-25-09 12:02 AM   #52 
  - Welcome to DU, truthrocks. Even here there are plenty of people who just don't get it...  Hekate   Oct-25-09 02:37 AM   #63 
  - You are absolutely correct. And the problem is many don't want to know, and refuse to  saracat   Oct-25-09 03:24 AM   #66 
  - Welcome to DU, truthrocks, you chose your user name well.  beam me up scottie   Oct-25-09 11:28 AM   #81 
  - Thank you! I know what that avatar means.  elshiva   Oct-26-09 10:08 PM   #92 
  - Those people need to take their religious beliefs that they are trying to shove down peoples throats  bkkyosemite   Oct-25-09 12:31 AM   #54 
  - Well, I say that the Republican legislators who voted for this measure...  Leftist Agitator   Oct-25-09 01:00 AM   #55 
  - I wonder if you could charge a whole legislature with rape?  caseymoz   Oct-25-09 01:04 AM   #56 
  - "The Handmaid's Tale" given life.  JackDragna   Oct-25-09 01:11 AM   #57 
  - Not only about controlling women;  shimmergal   Oct-25-09 01:18 AM   #58 
  - We have even more justification in the term "anti-choice"  alp227   Oct-25-09 01:36 AM   #59 
  - It's amazing that there are not more refugees from Oklahoma and  old mark   Oct-25-09 02:20 AM   #62 
  - I escaped Oklahoma in 1989  fl_dem   Oct-25-09 07:52 AM   #74 
  - This makes me sad. I have relatives living in south Texas, and I  old mark   Oct-25-09 10:31 AM   #78 
     - much better  fl_dem   Oct-26-09 10:02 PM   #91 
  - I have known a few oklahomans in my life.  juno jones   Oct-25-09 10:44 AM   #79 
  - And yet the "Pro-Choice Movement is Losing Steam". We elect anti- choice Dems  saracat   Oct-25-09 03:19 AM   #65 
  - The gen pop needs to wise up...that is all...if ya let them...they will do it....Stop them now b 4  opihimoimoi   Oct-25-09 03:35 AM   #67 
  - I NEVER had any doubt that it's all about about controlling women like they were objects  Triana   Oct-25-09 03:55 AM   #68 
  - A slogan from back in the 70's....  Ineeda   Oct-25-09 06:38 AM   #72 
     - Hell yea it would.  Triana   Oct-25-09 01:03 PM   #83 
  - Thanks for using "anti-choice" instead of "pro life"  lillypaddle   Oct-25-09 04:34 AM   #70 
  - WTF Does Race Have to Do with Anything?  Anakin Skywalker   Oct-25-09 05:59 AM   #71 
  - Keep in mind  MountainLaurel   Oct-25-09 11:38 AM   #82 
  - Anti-choicers are misogynistic.  Zoeisright   Oct-25-09 07:42 AM   #73 
  - Apparently, George Orwell was off by 25 Years.  amb123   Oct-25-09 09:29 AM   #76 
  - This is in the bible,  undergroundpanther   Oct-25-09 01:45 PM   #86 
  - Why is that relevant?  Manifestor_of_Light   Oct-27-09 01:11 PM   #96 
  - Sticking objects in orifices involuntarily? I call that rape. n/t  backscatter712   Oct-26-09 10:23 PM   #93 
  - I am reasonably certain that this procedure is being advocated  crim son   Oct-27-09 08:13 AM   #94 
  - controlling, humiliating  dana_b   Oct-27-09 01:17 PM   #97 

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