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Wed Oct 4, 2017, 10:46 PM

House GOP says Las Vegas massacre inspired them to crack down on reproductive rights

Source: Think Progress

In the aftermath of two recent acts of gun violence, the House GOP caucus has been inspired not to pursue gun control legislation that could prevent future mass shootings, but instead to crack down on reproductive rights.

“As we mourn the lives lost in Las Vegas this week, and welcome Whip Scalise back to Capitol Hill, we are reminded just how precious life is,” the GOP caucus writes in a blog post about new anti-abortion legislation approved by the House on Tuesday. “This message weighed heavily on the hearts of House Republicans as we spoke of the potential of life — especially lives cut short through abortion.”

The post goes on to discuss Republicans’ motivations for supporting the so-called Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protections Act, which, as CNN reports, “would criminalize abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, with exceptions for instances where the life of the mother is at risk and in cases involving rape or incest.”

The bill was approved by a largely party-line 237-189 vote in the House on Tuesday night. Though it has a harder path forward in the Senate, President Donald Trump has pledged to sign it if the legislation makes it to his desk.

Read more: https://thinkprogress.org/house-gop-shooting-reproductive-rights-56aa970278a8/



This is just beyond making comments, just by the headline alone, tells me the right wing republicans are insane, and have no business being in power




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Reply House GOP says Las Vegas massacre inspired them to crack down on reproductive rights (Original post)
turbinetree Oct 2017 OP
CaliforniaPeggy Oct 2017 #1
atreides1 Oct 2017 #23
syringis Oct 2017 #2
thbobby Oct 2017 #3
KY_EnviroGuy Oct 2017 #21
SunSeeker Oct 2017 #4
Angry Dragon Oct 2017 #12
mountain grammy Oct 2017 #5
Doreen Oct 2017 #6
BigmanPigman Oct 2017 #18
KY_EnviroGuy Oct 2017 #22
marylandblue Oct 2017 #7
Angry Dragon Oct 2017 #9
dhill926 Oct 2017 #13
burrowowl Oct 2017 #8
Granny M Oct 2017 #16
question everything Oct 2017 #10
Angry Dragon Oct 2017 #11
Motownman78 Oct 2017 #14
DesertRat Oct 2017 #15
Ligyron Oct 2017 #31
CousinIT Oct 2017 #17
BadgerMom Oct 2017 #19
mjvpi Oct 2017 #20
Chemisse Oct 2017 #24
keithbvadu2 Oct 2017 #25
no_hypocrisy Oct 2017 #26
HAB911 Oct 2017 #27
bitterross Oct 2017 #28
J_William_Ryan Oct 2017 #29
Wednesdays Oct 2017 #30
mainer Oct 2017 #32
sinkingfeeling Oct 2017 #33

Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Wed Oct 4, 2017, 10:57 PM

1. Wow, that's a stretch, even for these idiots!

You are so right: these idiots have no business being in power.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 5, 2017, 04:19 AM

23. It's not for them

They know that what they say is a stretch for anyone with a thinking mind! This little scene is for those religious fanatics that certain members of Congress are always pandering to!

And these idiots are not suppose to be in power, they're suppose to govern...big difference!

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Wed Oct 4, 2017, 11:01 PM

2. It is beyond my understanding.

What is the relation between guns control and reproductive rights ???

They came with a pretty flawed comparison and a more flawed justification.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Wed Oct 4, 2017, 11:06 PM

3. The Pro-Death Party

Their only pretense at being Pro-Life is attacking women's rights.

Help Americans have health insurance? "Life-saving medical care is not a right but a privilege."

Save lives on Puerto Rico? "They are lazy and need to help themselves. And they are in debt."

Limit Gun Deaths? "Our GOD, the NRA, believes in the fifth commandment: Thou shall not prevent Americans from hoarding military grade weapons."

Help Feed the Poor? "Meals on Wheels and SNAP cost too much. We must fund government paid air travel so our reps don't have to drive 2 hours, or fly commercial airlines."

Fund the Center for Disease Control? "But we need to cut taxes for our wealthy donors"

Avoid Wars? "But they are so profitable!"

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Response to thbobby (Reply #3)

Thu Oct 5, 2017, 01:37 AM

21. I think you just wrote.....

a literal interpretation of the whole damn official 2017 GOP Platform!

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Wed Oct 4, 2017, 11:13 PM

4. Of course, rich women will still be able to get abortions any time.

They'll just fly to Canada or Sweden or any country of their choice where the abortion is legal, like they did in the 50s and 60s. These laws really only affect middle class and, especially, poor women...women who need abortion the most.

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #4)

Wed Oct 4, 2017, 11:55 PM

12. I have thought of that often

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Wed Oct 4, 2017, 11:16 PM

5. Well of course, the answer to every problem

is forced birth!

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Wed Oct 4, 2017, 11:27 PM

6. So ladies, by the time they are done with this

we will only considered breeding stock. As you know with every bill they always sneak other rules in. I say that rape will be excusable if the rapist gets the female ( any age ) pregnant. If they do not get pregnant then it will still be legal because the stupid woman did not get pregnant then she might as well be worth something. The only reason they will not let an incest pregnancy go full term is that it could mean more than likely the child will be born with some type of health problems and that would decrease the productivity in future laborers. At some point if we can not carry to term because we are going to die they will just let us die because we will not be worth anything. Then there are those of us who could never have children. They will just put us to sleep ( or shoot us ) as we would be a strain on society.

Consider this also. If they breed women like this then murder of certain classes will be legal because the government will just breed more of them.

Yeah, those people killed were not individuals with different lives and different personalities or have anything special to offer this world that no one else could offer as well.

Those assholes in our administration do not even consider us humans.

They are so against Sharia law while at the same time they are creating one themselves for the rest of us and particularly us women.

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Response to Doreen (Reply #6)

Thu Oct 5, 2017, 01:00 AM

18. I have believed that for a while now.

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Response to Doreen (Reply #6)

Thu Oct 5, 2017, 01:46 AM

22. Prepare for genetic indexing, too.

Wouldn't surprise me one bit to someday see a requirement to be in a genetic database, based on some lame excuse tied to health or religion. That's a big fad with right-wingers right now.

If you're going to build a perfect white plutocracy, 'ya gotta have the best stock.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Wed Oct 4, 2017, 11:34 PM

7. I swear the news sounds more and more like the Onion every day

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Response to marylandblue (Reply #7)

Wed Oct 4, 2017, 11:52 PM

9. I looked for the Onion tag

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Response to Angry Dragon (Reply #9)

Thu Oct 5, 2017, 12:01 AM

13. Same here...

Jesus Christ, either dems regain power, or this country is lost...

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Wed Oct 4, 2017, 11:46 PM

8. Let non-fetuses live

so they can become NRA fodder?

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Response to burrowowl (Reply #8)

Thu Oct 5, 2017, 12:54 AM

16. That's just what I was ready to post.

I mean, what fun are military assault weapons without humans to shoot? And let's make sure they have no health care coverage if they manage to survive the initial barrage of bullets and make it to a hospital.

My "thoughts and prayers" have been with the hundreds in the hospitals, hoping that they aren't discharged and find themselves in bankruptcy.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Wed Oct 4, 2017, 11:54 PM

10. But.. but, we were asked not to enter politics into the tragic event in Las Vegas..

another hypocrisy.


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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Wed Oct 4, 2017, 11:54 PM

11. now is not the time to politicize abortion

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Thu Oct 5, 2017, 12:32 AM

14. FYI

 

This is the common time limit for abortions in Europe.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Thu Oct 5, 2017, 12:48 AM

15. "If we hide all the guns in our vaginas, Congress will HAVE to regulate them!!!

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Response to DesertRat (Reply #15)

Thu Oct 5, 2017, 07:21 AM

31. ouch

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Thu Oct 5, 2017, 12:56 AM

17. Gotta keep their goddamned guns-a-blarin'

. . . and their women pumpin' out babies like good little reproductive slaves:

https://www.thenation.com/article/reproductive-rights-and-long-hand-slave-breeding/

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Thu Oct 5, 2017, 01:01 AM

19. Dear God, what jerks!

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Thu Oct 5, 2017, 01:30 AM

20. And from there, nothing screams tax cuts like saving blastocysts!

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Thu Oct 5, 2017, 04:20 AM

24. They really had to contort themselves to come up with this. n/t

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Thu Oct 5, 2017, 05:53 AM

25. Killing babies did not seem to bother republicans when Texas (repub gov) deliberately killed living

Killing babies did not seem to bother republicans when Texas (repub gov) deliberately killed living baby Sun Hudson because he was an inconvenience to the state.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Thu Oct 5, 2017, 05:56 AM

26. That makes as much sense as Trump deciding to marry Marla Maples AFTER she gave

birth to his illegitimate child BECAUSE his company helicopter crashed and he lost three employees in the accident. (Trump would later claim that he was supposed to be on that helicopter, which was false, for the sake of making it all about him.)

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Thu Oct 5, 2017, 06:11 AM

27. It's almost like they want to ensure more targets

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Thu Oct 5, 2017, 06:25 AM

28. I seriously thought this was an Onion or Borowitz headline

 

Little did I know the GOP is just better at satire of life than the people who try to make it up.

On edit:

And, by the way, who is politicizing the tragedy now? Hypocrites as usual.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Thu Oct 5, 2017, 06:41 AM

29. Another false comparison fallacy from the right.

An embryo/fetus is not a "person."

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Thu Oct 5, 2017, 07:18 AM

30. At first, I thought this was written by The Onion

Real life is becoming weirder than parody these days.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Thu Oct 5, 2017, 08:06 AM

32. Fab response on twitter

“Ladies bear with me I haven't slept enough this week but if we hide all the guns in our vaginas, Congress will HAVE to regulate them!!!”

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Thu Oct 5, 2017, 08:54 AM

33. Yes, because all of us, old, white, GOP males, see "potential" lives as

more important than living, breathing people.

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