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Mon May 9, 2022, 10:04 AM

Republicans aren't even bothering to lie about it anymore. They are now coming for birth control


Republicans aren't even bothering to lie about it anymore. They are now coming for birth control
As you can see, the status quo is changing very, very quickly

By HEATHER DIGBY PARTON
PUBLISHED MAY 9, 2022 9:56AM


(Salon) As much as the National Republican Senatorial Committee would like Republicans to stay away from the abortion issue except to insist they are compassionate and caring about life, it isn't really working. That line is hardly a natural fit for a party that had a collective hysterical tantrum against Barack Obama's Affordable Health Care Act and proposes taxing the poor anyway. They are the "Fuck Your Feelings" party, after all, not the empathy and mercy crowd.

There is little hope of eliding the consequences of their decades-long crusade to send women back to back-alley butchers. Nonetheless, they are haplessly trying to pretend that they are truly committed to helping all the people who will be forced to give birth against their will once the right to abortion is overturned. It's not credible:


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According to the National Women's Law Center, Mississippi has the highest poverty rate for women in the nation, one of the highest uninsurance rates for women in the nation and ranks last in the country for women's and children's health outcomes. If they revere life so much, why have they been punishing the poor women and children in their state who chose not to get abortions for the past 50 years?

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And as much as they insist that they aren't coming for contraception they're coming for contraception.

SFLA's executive director, Kristan Hawkins, has said that in her ideal world the pill and IUDs would be "illegal." She's certainly not the only conservative with those views although according to the official talking points they are supposed to lie about it and insist they have no intention of banning contraception. ............(more)

https://www.salon.com/2022/05/09/arent-even-bothering-to-lie-about-it-anymore-they-are-now-coming-for-birth-control/




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Reply Republicans aren't even bothering to lie about it anymore. They are now coming for birth control (Original post)
marmar May 9 OP
Wounded Bear May 9 #1
Magoo48 May 9 #2
Cerridwen May 9 #3
SoonerPride May 9 #4
Chin music May 9 #8
ellie May 9 #5
Chin music May 9 #6
PCIntern May 9 #7
C_U_L8R May 9 #9
LizBeth May 9 #10

Response to marmar (Original post)

Mon May 9, 2022, 10:05 AM

1. Of course they are...It's what they do. nt

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Mon May 9, 2022, 10:10 AM

2. Yup.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Mon May 9, 2022, 10:11 AM

3. Surprise! /sarcasm

I expect OTC pregnancy tests will be up fairly soon.

Women will have to return to going to the doctor; creating a record.

No privacy. No HIPAA.

It's only going to get uglier as long as the radical right and their coalitions are functioning.

Been there. Done that or heard stories of women who have.



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Mon May 9, 2022, 10:13 AM

4. The floodgates are now open

Contraception
Birth control
Same sex marriage
Right to privacy
Sodomy laws
Social security
Medicare
Medicaid

They will take away ever amount of progress made since FDR.

They will take this country back 100 years or more.

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Mon May 9, 2022, 10:17 AM

5. How does this

play with suburban women, you know, that magical group of voters the repukes always try and court?

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Mon May 9, 2022, 10:30 AM

7. Correct

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Mon May 9, 2022, 10:37 AM

9. What the heck is their malfunction?

It seems they're libertarian when it comes to themselves, and not at all for everybody else.

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Mon May 9, 2022, 10:51 AM

10. Vasectomies is a birth control. Are they going after that? With is the legal reasoning

to outlaw bc? I mean, it is not eliminating an embryo just stopping a connection.

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