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Tue Apr 30, 2019, 12:46 PM

Margaret & Helen:Abortion is not a dirty word and Planned Parenthood isn't a McDonald's and the GOP


Margaret and Helen
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Posted by: Helen Philpot | March 15, 2019
Abortion is not a dirty word and Planned Parenthood isnít a McDonaldís and the GOP can go F**K itself

Margaret honey, nothing pisses me off more than when a man has an opinion about something he knows nothing about. And one thing for damn sure a man knows nothing about is whatís in a womanís mind and heart when she is making a decision about whether or not to terminate a pregnancy. Itís called an abortion. Itís not a dirty word. Itís legal. Itís a womanís right. Itís personal. A woman can choose to have one or not. And damn it, there is no such thing as a post-birth abortion unless youíre talking about the death penalty (which is a whole nother GOP lie).

The fact that the GOP has a talking point about post-birth abortions tells you all you need to know about how stupid the GOP is and how stupid they think voters are. If you canít make your case with the truth then do you really have a case? There is indeed something called a late-term abortion. Itís not pretty. Itís not happy. Itís usually the last choice, but it is a choice a woman sometimes makes. And if you knew anything about why a woman might have to make that choice, you would be questioning your faith in God before you would be questioning the choice of that woman.

Contrary to what our asshat of a President and his confederacy of dunces think, women donít pull up to a Planned Parenthood and order up an abortion like itís a Big Mac. No one at Planned Parenthood takes our request for a pregnancy test and tries to upsize us to an abortion and some fries. Women make this decision with a great deal of thought, prayer and consultation with our loved ones and our doctors.

I am an old woman. I donít like the f-word. I didnít use that word until the orange asshat arrived. But on this topic, you bet your sweet ass Iíll use it. FUCK YOU GOP for continuing to politicize this deeply personal decision that should be left between a woman and her doctor. Get your lies out of our government and get your politics out of our vaginas. And while you are at it, why donít you get those children at the border out of those cages. I mean it. Really.

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Reply Margaret & Helen:Abortion is not a dirty word and Planned Parenthood isn't a McDonald's and the GOP (Original post)
niyad Apr 2019 OP
Ilsa Apr 2019 #1
niyad Apr 2019 #2
MadLinguist Apr 2019 #5
Ilsa Apr 2019 #9
MadLinguist Apr 2019 #11
HelenWheels May 2019 #24
secondwind Apr 2019 #3
niyad Apr 2019 #4
Ilsa Apr 2019 #10
Hekate Apr 2019 #6
davidmp Apr 2019 #7
erronis Apr 2019 #8
Mr.Bill Apr 2019 #14
Haggis for Breakfast Apr 2019 #15
Ferrets are Cool Apr 2019 #12
niyad May 2019 #28
LuckyLib Apr 2019 #13
niyad May 2019 #29
Caliman73 Apr 2019 #16
MadDAsHell Apr 2019 #17
niyad May 2019 #30
saidsimplesimon Apr 2019 #18
niyad May 2019 #31
NotHardly Apr 2019 #19
dlk Apr 2019 #20
niyad May 2019 #32
Blue Owl Apr 2019 #21
demigoddess Apr 2019 #22
HelenWheels May 2019 #25
UpInArms May 2019 #23
mudstump May 2019 #26
Ginger42 May 2019 #27

Response to niyad (Original post)

Tue Apr 30, 2019, 12:49 PM

1. "confederacy of dunces"

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Response to Ilsa (Reply #1)

Tue Apr 30, 2019, 12:50 PM

2. personally, I think that insults dunces!

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Response to Ilsa (Reply #1)

Tue Apr 30, 2019, 01:41 PM

5. John Kennedy Toole's classic novel, based in New Orleans

"A Confederacy of Dunces" is one of my all-time favorites. Its hero, Ignatius J. Reilly, speaks for me.



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Response to MadLinguist (Reply #5)

Tue Apr 30, 2019, 02:09 PM

9. Thanks! Going on my reading list. NT

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Response to Ilsa (Reply #9)

Tue Apr 30, 2019, 02:35 PM

11. funniest misanthrope ever, and a real picture of New Orleans

There's even a statue of Ignatius J. Reilly on Poydras Street, a posthumous tribute to John Kennedy Toole.

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Response to MadLinguist (Reply #11)

Wed May 1, 2019, 09:05 AM

24. I have this book on audio and it is terrific

The readers are wonderful and there are so many laugh out loud areas.

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Response to niyad (Original post)

Tue Apr 30, 2019, 12:54 PM

3. I have worked as a Planned Parenthood escort, and I can assure you that any woman who walks into

a PP clinic with abortion on her mind has to undergo a thorough private screening with a PP professional.. She is asked if she is certain about her decision, if anyone has coerced her into wanting an abortion, AND she is given information on other options other than abortion......... BEFORE she submits to one.

Any woman who appears hesitant and unsure about this is SENT HOME and asked to think about this and come back in two weeks.

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Response to secondwind (Reply #3)

Tue Apr 30, 2019, 12:59 PM

4. but. . .but. . . we are told that PP is basically an abortion mill. and here you go, talking

about counseling and concern.

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Response to secondwind (Reply #3)

Tue Apr 30, 2019, 02:11 PM

10. You mean the greedy doctors and nurses aren't twisting

the arms of the woman for an abortion so they can make more money off the government?

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Response to niyad (Original post)

Tue Apr 30, 2019, 01:42 PM

6. Helen Philpot is my favorite old lady, ever. Long may she battle on.

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Response to niyad (Original post)

Tue Apr 30, 2019, 01:59 PM

7. IF MEN....

If men could get pregnant this wouldn't be an issue.

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Response to davidmp (Reply #7)

Tue Apr 30, 2019, 02:08 PM

8. +++!. And if they had to give birth through their totally inadequate canal

then the tables would be turned. They'd be incapacitated for 9 months plus another 18 for healing.

I think there was a very short SF story about this (John Brunner?).

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Response to davidmp (Reply #7)

Tue Apr 30, 2019, 03:40 PM

14. If men could get pregnant

abortion would be a sacrament.

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Response to Mr.Bill (Reply #14)

Tue Apr 30, 2019, 03:52 PM

15. If men could get pregnant,

abortion WOULD ABSOLUTELY be available at the drive-through, via an app.

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Response to niyad (Original post)

Tue Apr 30, 2019, 03:04 PM

12. Some of the most TRUE paragraphs ever written.

Thank you so much for writing this.

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Response to Ferrets are Cool (Reply #12)

Thu May 2, 2019, 10:11 AM

28. Margaret and Helen are two of my sheroes.

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Response to niyad (Original post)

Tue Apr 30, 2019, 03:12 PM

13. Excellent. My 96 year old mother says the same thing: no male government folks need weigh in.

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Response to LuckyLib (Reply #13)

Thu May 2, 2019, 10:12 AM

29. or, as one of my friends, a VERY devout catholic, told a group of bishops, "why don't you

celibate priests stay the hell out of my bedroom">

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Response to niyad (Original post)

Tue Apr 30, 2019, 04:13 PM

16. Unfortunately, a lot of voters ARE stupid.

Emotion causes the logic centers to shut down, which is why the GOP uses these horrific lies to keep their base afraid and angry. Even some people on the Democratic side of the argument become too emotionally aroused and go off on the "legal, but rare" kick which just stigmatizes the choice further.

Like Helen says, Abortion is not a dirty word. It is a choice for a woman to make about her life, her body, her health. I would imagine that it isn't a choice that is taken lightly. The point is, as a man, I cannot get pregnant and while there are some legal responsibilities that I have in supporting my offspring, we know how that often goes. My opinion on abortion in general is of little value. Obviously, if I am in a healthy relationship with a partner or spouse, the decision to get pregnant or what to do if there is a pregnancy should be happening as a part of that relationship, but again, I have no power over any woman's body, and I shouldn't.

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Response to niyad (Original post)

Tue Apr 30, 2019, 04:41 PM

17. 40% of women are anti-choice too. This isn't just a "men butting in" thing.

 

The assumption that this is a "man" problem, and that we've locked up 100% of the female vote because of abortion rights, completely ignores political reality, and frankly has probably cost us more than one important race. I've lost track of the number of times I've heard someone ignorantly assume we automatically get all women's votes because of abortion, all Hispanic's votes because of immigration, etc. Yes, we have a majority in both cases. But there are millions in these demographics who take the exact opposite political stance than what we assume they would. And we have to fight for those votes, instead of assuming that genetalia or skin hue gives us an automatic vote.

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Response to MadDAsHell (Reply #17)

Thu May 2, 2019, 10:16 AM

30. axtually, most of us realize that the anti-choice women are out there, because we have

been dealing with them for decades.

I was attacked by an anti-choice woman at a Roe v Wade Rally in the '70's, for one small example. Many of us here have similar stories.

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Response to niyad (Original post)

Tue Apr 30, 2019, 05:08 PM

18. Margaret and Helen are national treasures. Thanks niyad

I am an old woman. I donít like the f-word. I didnít use that word until the orange asshat arrived. But on this topic, you bet your sweet ass Iíll use it. FUCK YOU GOP for continuing to politicize this deeply personal decision that should be left between a woman and her doctor. Get your lies out of our government and get your politics out of our vaginas. And while you are at it, why donít you get those children at the border out of those cages. I mean it. Really.


I can relate to Helen, starting with "old woman" and picking up volume on take off.

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Response to saidsimplesimon (Reply #18)

Thu May 2, 2019, 10:17 AM

31. you are most welcome. those two are some of my favourite sheroes.

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Response to niyad (Original post)

Tue Apr 30, 2019, 06:17 PM

19. Margaret and Helen, thank you and might I add, very well stated.

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Response to niyad (Original post)

Tue Apr 30, 2019, 07:38 PM

20. Republicans are Pushing Us Backward to the Days of Women as Chattel

They appear to be ramping up their efforts. There is a reason.

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Response to dlk (Reply #20)

Thu May 2, 2019, 10:18 AM

32. for decades, I thought we were one scotus vote from "The Handmaid's Tale". but the

woman-haters have been chipping away, almost unnoticed.

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Response to niyad (Original post)

Tue Apr 30, 2019, 08:00 PM

21. Oh yeah baby -- SING IT SISTER

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Response to niyad (Original post)

Tue Apr 30, 2019, 08:51 PM

22. I have a handicapped child born before Roe v Wade and I have had

some of these anti abortion crazies say that I should have had an abortion. They see my kid as a taker of their tax money, and think that is why I had her. then I have many who believe I did something to her in the womb to make her handicapped in order to make out on all this 'free money' and 'free school'.

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Response to demigoddess (Reply #22)

Wed May 1, 2019, 09:16 AM

25. Having a handicapped child is no picnic in the park

I have friends who have children with handicaps that go from slight handicaps to major handicaps. My friend with the most severely handicapped child is divorced so she bares all the responsibility for her care. She is NOT rolling in free money and has lost work because of the needs of her child. She loves this child so much and suffers because her child has so many problems.

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Response to niyad (Original post)

Wed May 1, 2019, 08:06 AM

23. What a wonderful witty woman

I love how she writes and thinks ...

The world needs more Margaretís and Helens

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Response to niyad (Original post)

Wed May 1, 2019, 12:06 PM

26. Abortion is not a dirty word...it's a woman's biology.

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Response to niyad (Original post)

Wed May 1, 2019, 12:20 PM

27. This blog

and Margaret and Helen are national god damned treasures. I mean it. Really.

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